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The 2016 Mini Cooper: Can it still blow the doors off?
We all love the classic Mini Cooper. It was a true icon, transcending classes, countries and taste. Designed as a means to get Britain motoring after the war, it went on to define a generation, and more so. A few … Continue reading
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Montreal Auto Show Part 2: Small cars
So after the big trucks, one of the most popular segments at the Montreal Auto Show was small cars. A sign of changing times? Maybe, but be warned, small cars in America are not like those in Europe. So yes, … Continue reading
Do consumers still aspire to performance cars?
The news hit many Audi fans last week. Audi, in all its marketing knowledge, decided there was no demand for its planned Quattro concept. What a pity, I really wanted to see it. Not only did it have the heritage … Continue reading
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The old (2008) Hyundai i10, the ideal small car?
The small car is something we now take for granted in most parts of the world. In Asia, they are commonplace, Europe, they are useful, however in North America, they seem to come and go with each new oil crisis. … Continue reading