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The High Tech Road Trip in the 2015 Acura RLX

Has Acura built the ultimate high tech road trip vehicle? It took driving 3500 kilometers to decide the answer to this one… Yes. Yes, it is. July was pretty haywire. Career transitions. Priority re-assessment. Psychotic neighbours. It was relieving to reach the finality of spring and the step forward into summer’s sunshine. As life’s demands multiply, there’s only one way to escape the city’s maddening warcry. You have to drive. Drive as far as you can. For  ...

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Lifestyle, Luxury Cars, Trending

Spending a Day with the Fit Family: Fitset in a Honda Fit

Big things come in small, little packages. You could say that the Honda Fit is one such vehicle that packs a punch, and by punch, I mean anything you can possibly toss into it. I got a call from Honda a few weeks ago, with an offer to take on this big things come in small, little packages challenge by pairing me up with one of their prototypical Honda Fit buyers: the busy downtown guy in need of a vehicle that’s compact enough to zip around the city for the purpose of fulfilling  ...

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Audi RS 7 Concept: That’s a really fast autonomous car.

Without a doubt one of the coolest things to happen in 2014, Audi spent this past weekend live broadcasting their latest innovation by introducing the world’s top performing car.. without a driver. Rippin’ the corners inside the Hockenheim Grand Prix circuit at up to 240 km/h, the driverless Audi RS 7 Concept car floored spectators both in the stands and online via Audi MediaTV, finishing the hot lap in just under 2 minute 10 seconds. The most obvious question at the moment is:  ...

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5 Things That Make the 2014 Acura MDX “POP”, Plus a Super Relaxing Getaway.

Alright, alright, alright. I’m probably little spoiled by Acura at this point. I must’ve test drove a slew of great vehicles on their fleet, including the TL [read this], ILX [watch this], and the RSX. All extremely legit cars that I’ve raved wildly about. I’m very specific about my favourite types of vehicles to write about. I don’t like driving shitty cars. At my age and experience, basic level vehicles are pretty much off the cards. Of course, I probably  ...

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5 Favourite Things About the 2014 Volkswagen CC + Fun Test Drive Destinations

This is my first Vee Dub I’ve driven, I think. Well, except for the Jetta’s in the Autoshare fleet, but they typically smell like worn gym sneakers. I’ve always admired Volkswagen’s advertising though, but I think the allure has more to do with their premier German engineering that really sets the bar high for nearly every other auto manufacturer on the block. With all that magic and expectation that Volkswagen has put me on, I’m happy to say that the 2014  ...

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Ford, Luxury Cars, Trending

50 Years of Ford Mustang: What’s your Mustang theme song? + My Bad-Ass Mom’s ’78 Mustang Cobra

Hey everyone, guess what? 2014 marks the 50th anniversary of the world’s most popular muscle car, ze Ford Mustang. Yup, that’s right: you’re actually that old. What makes me kind of excited about this is that I get to call my mom and ask about her old Mustang. The first ride she had was a 1978 Ford Mustang Cobra, and she was about as bad-ass as you’d think she was driving that damned thing. Unfortunately I wasn’t around to see it, since my birth spawned some  ...

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The New 2014 Toyota Corolla: Why It Isn’t Your Father’s Car Anymore

A few weeks ago I was invited to catch a preview of the new 2014 Toyota Corolla. Like most people, I had a ton of concern regarding how new, exciting, and sexy this car could be. I mean, it’s a Corolla. We grew up to boring parents driving us to church in it. Those beige colours gleaming proudly as they park in front of our schools among all the other nondescript cars. In case it has never occurred to you, Corolla’s cache of non-descript automobiles in the past two decades is  ...

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Acura, Lifestyle, Luxury Cars

Style Etiquette with Acura and Gotstyle Menswear

A little collaborative effort in the making since the spring, Acura Finishing School looks at the finer details in life, including style coaching by Melissa, founder of Gotstyle, and Linda Allan, expert on fine dining etiquette. While Melissa provided her expert tips on men’s style, including a new maneuver to fold your blazer in the car, I stuck around to learn how to dine with the best (and not look like the leftovers). If you’re ever out with me for dinner, just ask me about  ...

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