BMW winter driver training

Think about water-slides, toboggans and snowboarding, and it’s apparent that in the early years of everyone’s life, a loss of traction was something to be looked forward to. Eventually, slipping and sliding is outgrown– or even feared in one’s adult life as a motorist. The same principle that amuses us as kids can be downright scary to grown-ups behind the wheel.

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What’s new at Auto123.com (video)

This week, Auto123.com features the following road tests: The Volkswagen Passat wagon, a car that proves that luxury and flexibility can indeed coexist. The Honda Pilot, a spacious SUV that’s as fun to drive as it is to ride in. The Mazda6 GT, a sedan that combines elegance and performance. Check out our video dedicated to the 2009 Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto, the biggest auto show in the country.

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Audi Allroad returns- though Canadian plans not finalized

The Audi Allroad quattro sauntered off of the North American playing field some years back, though Audi is now officially building a new A4-based Allroad model for Europe. With European availability announced from this summer, the new Allroad would do battle with the likes of elemental off-road wagons like the Subaru Outback, Volvo XC70 and the upcoming Saab 9-3x.

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The Golf is back! (video)

After selling over 26 million units worldwide, including 400,000 in Canada, the Volkswagen Golf is back for a sixth generation. While executives of the German automaker talk about an evolution rather than a complete transformation, they did have a few surprises in store for journalists during the model’s North American premiere at the CIAS in Toronto.

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Fiat to introduce the 500C in Geneva

In a few months, Europeans will have a brand-new model at their disposal that will be the envy of the rest of the world. Following the indisputable success of the diminutive 500 subcompact, Fiat will launch a soft-top version this spring. The small master of the road pays homage to the 1957 model but with a decidedly contemporary attitude.

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