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When Should You Switch to Summer Tires?

We’re now past March 15, which means drivers across Quebec are no longer required by law to have winter tires on their vehicles. Summer cars are coming out of their hibernation and hitting the streets. Heck, some motorcyclists have even started braving the cold on sunny days. But is it …

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Top 5 New Models Unveiled at 2019 Geneva Auto Show

The Geneva Auto Show is a can’t-miss event for car enthusiasts around the world, with a host of new concepts and production models making their debuts. This year’s edition is no exception, so here are the top 5 new models unveiled at the 2019 Geneva Auto Show. Audi Q4 e-tron …

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Auto Show Trends: What’s Hot Right Now

The past three years have been tough for motor shows. With a model that hasn’t changed much over time, traditional auto shows have lost their appeal for manufacturers and consumers alike. But adversity gives way to opportunity, and some auto show organizers are finding creative ways to draw crowds. What …

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10 Vehicles Coming to Dealerships this Spring

Who doesn’t love spring? The sun comes out, the mercury rises and new vehicles roll into dealerships. Here are the 10 most highly anticipated vehicles coming to Canada in spring 2019. 2019 Volvo V60 The new generation V60 and V60 Cross-Country are expected to make their way to dealerships in …

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New Products Spotted at the 2019 Chicago Auto Show

The Chicago Auto Show wrapped up on February 18th and now it’s time to take stock of all the new products we saw, covering everything from concept cars to production sport models. In all, 36 automakers showcased their most recent creations, many of which will make their way to dealerships …

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The Chicago Auto Show in 5 Key Points

The Chicago Auto Show is in full swing in the heart of the Windy City, and Media Day included several unveilings. Here’s a summary of what Canadian consumers can look ahead to. The Mazda MX-5: 30 years young 2019 marks the 30th anniversary of the MX-5 roadster. Three decades after …

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Top 5 Ads from the Super Bowl LIII

As far as Super Bowls go, the 53rd edition held last Sunday in Atlanta, Georgia, was pretty tame. The game was downright drab or, in the words of commentators, “it was a defensive game.” Neither the half-time show nor the match itself were particularly entertaining. For a lot of viewers, …

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January Roundup: New Vehicle Unveilings

The Car Guide ’s journalists spend their days travelling the world and driving vehicles that haven’t yet hit the market. The purpose of this selfless work is to provide readers with quality information, including first-drive impressions on new cars and trucks. Here’s a look at the launches we attended in …

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Five Cars You Must See Before the End of the Montreal Auto Show

Montreal is renowned for its exciting downtown core that attracts residents and visitors alike. The Montreal International Auto Show ranks among the best of the city’s main attractions, with hundreds of rare cars and production models all in one location. You’d better hurry though: the Show ends on January 27th.

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The 5 Nicest Vehicle Cabins at the Montreal Auto Show

Most of us are initially attracted to a vehicle’s exterior, but in the long run, its cabin design matters a lot more. After all, you spend a lot more time driving a car than looking at it. (At least, that’s the idea!) The Car Guide took a close look at …

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Our Top Picks from the 2019 Montreal Auto Show

Whether you’re a long-time car enthusiast or just a casual onlooker, the Montreal Auto Show always offers lots of fun at an affordable price. This year visitors get to see—and sometimes even sit in—a wide variety of 2020 models, many of which aren’t in dealerships yet. A number of rare …

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A few debuts from the Detroit Motor Show

When the Detroit Motor Show opened on January 14, nostalgia was in the air. This is a special edition of the show, which is being held in a different location and featuring different types of vehicle debuts. Starting next year, the Detroit Motor Show will take place in June instead …

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What’s new at the CES 2019?

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is an absolute paradise for technology buggs. Every year, thousands of exhibitors gather in Las Vegas to sell electronics or showcase their latest developments. As always, this year’s show is featuring a wide array of mind-blowing concepts that look like they were taken straight from …

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All I Want for Christmas is...

From kids to car enthusiasts, most of us have wondered: “If money was no object, what car would I get?” This game is twice as much fun when you’re at an auto show and you’ve got a wide array of exotic cars lined up before your eyes (not to mention …

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5 Favourites from the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show

Every year, the Los Angeles Auto Show attracts thousands of visitors eager to see what automakers will be unveiling. Journalists attending the Show get to see a lot of exciting concept cars and production cars. With no further ado, here are five memorable vehicles from the California event. RECOMMENDED READING: …

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Put the Montreal Auto Show Under the Christmas Tree

Joy! Cheer! Shopping! The holiday season comes with its fair share of good things and bad. Gift exchanges can sometimes be complicated, especially if you don't know the person you have to buy for. If you’re lucky, you might be able to pinpoint their niche interests or hobbies. If they …

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5 New Products at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show

The Los Angeles Auto Show is one of the biggest automotive events of the year. To get you in the mood for this exciting show, here’s a quick look at some of the new products. 2019 Mazda3 The Car Guide first set eyes on the Mazda Kai Concept —a prototype …

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What’s the Best New Car of 2019 according to The Car Guide?

Every year, The Car Guide ’s journalists sit down to decide which vehicles stood out most over the year in each category. To make the call, they take various criteria into consideration. Can you guess which one was crowned the 2019 Best New Car of the Year? It’s the Mercedes-Benz …

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Winter Equipment Essentials

Ah, winter. The sparkling snow. The twinkling lights. The dreaded driving conditions. Falling snow can complicate matters once you’re on the road, but wise drivers will prepare in advance for winter weather. To help you get through the winter months with fewer headaches, here’s a quick list of essential equipment …

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The Top 5 winter tires according to The Car Guide

It’s the same dilemma every fall: What winter tires should we choose? A few criteria are generally taken into consideration, such as price, braking distance and tread durability. To help us choose, The Car Guide tested 30 winter tires in real-life conditions. Here are the top 5: 5. Michelin X-Ice …

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2018 SEMA Show Highlights

The SEMA Show is undoubtedly one of the most highly anticipated car shows of the year, as car lovers flock to see what automakers and exhibitors from the after-market sector have to offer. If you love cars as much as we do, take a look at some of the vehicles …

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The Best Way to Use Your Car at Halloween

With Halloween right around the corner, families have to choose one of two ways to celebrate the occasion. The first involves trick-or-treating in your neighbourhood, while the second is to make your yard look creepy and create an exciting experience for local kids. If the latter is more up your …

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Studded Tires: Who Needs Them and Why?

With the time to change your tires fast approaching, two important questions come to the fore: are your winter tires still good and, if not, which new ones should you choose? And if you must choose a new tread, many wonder whether studded tires are a good option and why.

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Q3 Check-in: What are the Top-selling Vehicles in Canada?

Canadian culture is reflected in the cars we buy. Everyone knows that Americans love pickup trucks and full-size SUVs, but what vehicles win the hearts of Canadians? Let’s take a look at which vehicles recorded the top sales numbers in the first three quarters of 2018. 10. Hyundai Elantra Hyundai …

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What to See at the 2018 Paris Motor Show?

Auto shows have been titillating car lovers for decades, and some international auto events , like those held in Frankfurt and Paris – they alternate every second year – have become must-attend events. With nearly 50 new unveilings at this year’s Paris Motor Show, what can we hope to see?

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