2009 Volvo XC90 R-Design V8 AWD Review

Pretend for a moment that I’m taking you for a spin in a new, high performance SUV. There’s a twist though to this pleasantry- you’re blindfolded. After a short stint through the corners and in the passing lane, I’ll ask you to name the vehicle we’re in. I can already hear the list of German responses: Porsche, BMW, Audi. Doubtful I’ll hear “Volvo” among the slate of exotica.

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2009 Volvo XC90 R-Design V8 AWD Review

Pretend for a moment that I’m taking you for a spin in a new, high performance SUV. There’s a twist though to this pleasantry- you’re blindfolded. After a short stint through the corners and in the passing lane, I’ll ask you to name the vehicle we’re in. I can already hear the list of German responses: Porsche, BMW, Audi. Doubtful I’ll hear “Volvo” among the slate of exotica.

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2009 Porsche 911 Carrera Review

Hours of back-road and highway driving in deep snow ensued. In addition to 911’a stable rear-engine handling, a slick stability control system quickly neutralized wheel-spin and slippage before it became a problem- though enough was allowed to maintain forward momentum as required. 911 accelerates and cruises in slippery conditions with relative confidence.

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2009 Nissan Pathfinder LE 4×4

2009 Nissan Pathfinder LE 4×4
2009 Nissan Pathfinder LE 4x4 - Nissan Midsize SUV Review - Automobile Magazine
Nowadays, the Pathfinder and most other mid-size SUVs seem to fall through the cracks as automakers focus on crossovers. But those looking for real truck capabilities in a manageable package would be remiss not to consider the Pathfinder.

Gee, I remember when the Nissan Pathfinder was, like, a super-desirable, chic import SUV. Now it’s just one competent SUV in a huge class of them.

Photo Gallery: 2009 Nissan Pathfinder LE 4×4 – Nissan Midsize SUV Review – Automobile Magazine

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2009 Nissan cube Preview

For years, space-efficient cars have been zipping around in Japan, but manufacturers never tried to put them on a boat and send them to North America. In Canada, small cars are generally well-accepted, as compacts dominate the sales charts. In the USA, though, the Japanese minicars would have failed miserably.

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2009 Nissan cube Preview

For years, space-efficient cars have been zipping around in Japan, but manufacturers never tried to put them on a boat and send them to North America. In Canada, small cars are generally well-accepted, as compacts dominate the sales charts. In the USA, though, the Japanese minicars would have failed miserably.

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2009 Ferrari California

2009 Ferrari California
2009 Ferrari California - Ferrari Sport Convertible Review - Automobile Magazine
Twist the key, press the red button on the steering wheel, and the pageant commences with the authoritative din of 453 prancing horses stampeding through pipes that run nearly the full length of the car.

Ferris Bueller had the right idea. Why let a perfect day slip through your fingers? Sunshine can’t be stashed in a savings account. Smiles won’t keep in your freezer. Good times are perishable, so smart operators like Ferris grab the gusto when they can.

Photo Gallery: 2009 Ferrari California – Ferrari Sport Convertible Review – Automobile Magazine

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