For years, Honda was the best-selling car in Canada. Spending time in the eighth generation of the model and the reason for its enduring success is not difficult to understand. Not only is the right size, it is something that many of his peers lack - fun-drive quotient is surprisingly high for something that is not enough pestilential sports car (It starts).
2011 Honda Civic Coupe
2011 Honda Civic Coupe

Mortal Coupe is powered by a 1.8-liter iVTEC Honda four features variable valve gear. This puts 140 horsepower and 128 pound-feet of torque is available to the driver. If this engine is distinguished by many is that you love rev and rev And again, stands for the noise it makes when it reaches for redline is far from being a thrash. Moreover, the conditions of 100 km per hour for the clock to 8.4 seconds and turn the 80-to-100 kmh passing move in 6.9 seconds. However, when the accelerator pedal is not buried, is equally at home prowling in the neighborhood - a short trip through the five-speed manual gearbox maximizes economy. In this case, I had a test average of 7.1 l/100 km, which is pretty good, it was considered Scrooge approved.

Manual transmission has also refined the engine. Gate Shifter is well established, the shoots are short and light clutch bites perfect location. In this regard, it is as good as any front-wheel-drive transmission gets. If you do not want to be, but it would be more than five, or six-speed gearbox better. This decrease in the number of revolutions of 3000 rpm highway for something a little 'more relaxed. It is a five-speed automatic slack available to us.

Of course, if not wide enough, senior If the bet by the use of four frantic running 2.0L 197 horsepower and 139 lb-ft of torque. Reduce the acceleration time by a piece of size, shaving almost two seconds from zero to 100 kmh dash.

SE is a true delight in a corner. The front struts, double wishbone rear anti-roll bars at both ends combine to make up almost all unwanted body motion without beating the runners on a difficult road. When prompted, SE-hunks straight down like P205/55R16 tires provide the grip required. She is such that understeer remains at arm's length, which is a pleasant departure from the usual front-wheel drive. Similarly, the steering balance. At low speeds, it is light, but IT companies up though the pace ramps driver training. The last part of the dynamic equation is found in the anti-lock brakes. Not only do they stop (40.1 meters 100 km / h), the pedal is easily modulated, which keeps unwanted intervention at bay.

Money for a car that at least $ 20,000, there is nothing better, despite the absence of a PDA at the base and SE models is a glaring omission.

Inside, the coupe is attractive and functional. Unlike many, I like the configuration of the board of two levels and is divided into two segments for easy reading of information. The upper level contains the speedometer with fuel and temperature gauges, the houses of the lower half of the tachometer and secondary information.
2011 Honda Civic Coupe
2011 Honda Civic Coupe

The design is not perfect. First I would like to see the key warning light located in the upper level and not buried deep in the bottom layer. Second, I do not like the digital speedometer - it flashes away like there's no tomorrow. I honestly do not know if I drive at 51 or 52 km / h. That said, there is not much to complain. The front seats are comfortable and boldly enhanced, there are plenty of leeway, a lot of margin of safety - in spite of SE Sunroof - and travel enough space is needed to accommodate a larger driver. Throw in the driver's seat adjustable for height and tilt and telescopic steering wheel and establish the right driving position is a breeze.

Other bonuses SE is that the cabin plastic rings. Two-tone black / titanium dash fascia not only brightens the appearance, quality plastic gives a feeling of wealth. This eliminates one of the common complaints found in many reviews of cars at affordable prices.

So far there is nothing to say until we check the list of features - the lack of heated seats and Bluetooth stand out. These devices are standard features on many major competitors Cup. Move to the rear and 2 +2 coupe was born kind of access to the rear seat is a little task, especially for those old bones creak like mine, and once there, the limits are tight. The seat is best used to store a file. No complaints about the tribe. It is equipped with the necessary split / folding seats, 11.5 cubic feet squared-off and lift more than low enough.

The SE Coupe delivers great value despite the omission of material. It has style, even if you sit at the point of replacement, performance is great, fuel economy is great and handles like Dickens. Not a bad combination.
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2012 Jaguar XK

Jaguar XK was the first car designed entirely under the design director Ian Callum. Dramatic and effective, yet so sensual that only a Jaguar XK may be that will now have a number of changes that enhance its contemporary, assertive character.

2012 Jaguar XK

The latest lighting technology has enabled the front of the headlights more subtle, and at the same time to include the LED signal and functions as a lighthouse. Together with the front grille and bumper largest new design, this gives the XK instant "mirror" recognition. Clearly, the Jaguar, each model range gains unique characteristics that differentiate it from his brothers. Chrome mesh grilles XK is replaced with matte black details on back flagship XKR XKR-S is a unique front bumper underlines its goal.

The vent of power along the front fender was changed from vertical to horizontal design with a sieve. Bearing the name of Jaguar, it serves to highlight the potential of the XK design. To the rear, the tailgate has been revised with a finer finish chrome that allows the car to be decorated by famed "Leaper" Jaguar, bring it into line with the rest of its products.

2012 Jaguar XK

Complete the design changes are 17 paint colors, five of which are new and some mags, now totaling 11 different models ranging from 18 to 20 inches. An additional option for owners to express their individuality is available via the "Black Pack" is now available as an option for naturally aspirated cars and Jaguar XKR. This replaces the exterior chrome with a matte black finish, complemented by 20-inch alloy wheels with gloss black. On the Jaguar XKR, also package includes body-colored aerodynamic improvements and optional side graphics.
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2012 Nissan Armada

For the generation of 2012 Nissan Armada is here, and SUV comes in three trim levels, S, SL and Platinum, with 2WD and 4WD configurations, with an impressive towing capacity of up to  9,000 "correctly equipped. All three trim levels of the Armada 2012 comes with the standard 5.6-liter DOHC V8 resistance is to provide 317 hp at 5,200 rpm and 385 lb-ft of torque at 3,400 rpm, mated to a five-speed automatic transmission. As a novelty, Nissan offers the "new" Armada vehicle (FFV), that burns E85 ethanol and regular.
2012 Nissan Armada

Nissan says that 2012 Armada SUV is offered in seven exterior colors, like silver or shiny new Espresso Black, Tuscan Sun, Lakeshore Slate, Black Galaxy, smoke, and Blizzard, while the interior of its future customers are only two options : Coal and almonds.

2012 Armada is equipped with certain safety features, for example, the standard ABS with EBD (Electronic Brake force Distribution, BA (Break Assist), ABLS, VDC (Vehicle Dynamic Control) available to switch off or control that provides the engine speed-dependent power-assisted rack and pinion mechanism of control with the Nissan Advanced Airbag System (AABS), roof and head curtain side airbags for extra protection in case limits the impact reat airbags and front seat head restraints additional active site.

The top-of-the-line Platinum version comes with heated front seats and the wheel of the second row heated steering, power liftgate, sunroof, DVD Family Entertainment System, navigation system with XM satellite information NavTraffic real-time traffic (subscription required) of the sonar system on or before 20 aluminum wheels over an inch.
2012 Nissan Armada

In addition, available accessories, the 2012 Armada also offers five packages, the driver package (SV 4 � 2), a Bluetooth hands-free system, fog lights, rearview monitor, Bose sound system, XM Satellite Radio (sold separately), lift power port, and auto-dimming rearview mirror with Homelink. Towing Package SV (SV Armada 4  2), presented in addition to 7-pin wiring harness, 2 Row Captain Seat Package (Platinum), which replaces the 2 rows of bench seats, 2 row captain chairs, 2 row center console with armrest upholstery. Moonroof package (SL) brings the power and inclination of the roof of the moon slides, DVD Family Entertainment System (SL) 8-inch rear monitor, the video port on the center console, DVD changer, remote control and two wireless headphones.

According to the automaker, which Armada 2012 offers up to 14 cupholders, dual-zone automatic climate control, and, as well as some exciting new features. Nissan Armada 2012 and does not announce it still says that the SUV is to assemble the Nissan North America Manufacturing in Canton, Mississippi.

2012 Nissan 370Z Coupe

Dynamic design 370Z Coupe offers dual benefits - an aggressive look and a lightweight and very stiff to improve performance. Appearance tense includes intentional stylistic 240Z, a sleek aerodynamic shape, "dynamic motion" feel with a dramatic, perpendicular to the roof and the "low gravity of view."

The FM platform offers a base 370Z Coupe refined, well-proportioned body, with a wheelbase of 100.4 inches, the length of 167.2 inches overall, 72.6 inches wide and 51.8 inches, giving appearance of a classic sports car and feel. The body has aluminum panels of the door with an aluminum hood and an aluminum door. A front suspension cradle is designed to help reduce the body before lateral flexion (relative to the design of the previous generation), while structural reinforcements and rear underbody "V-bar" to help reduce the rear lateral bending. The design also uses a carbon fiber radiator cover reinforced composite and the rear fender and hatch areas.

A sleek silhouette is defined by its upswept design quarter window is an echo of the dynamic upward curvature in the lower rocker panel and a sense of the same sheet metal stretched around the wheels and chassis. Another special feature is a bold look headlight / taillight treatment, which takes the form "boomerang". High Intensity Discharge (HID) Xenon headlights feature automatic dual / off is standard. Intense and broad-shouldered rear shape is highlighted the integration of boomerang taillights and wide, flared rear fenders. The attention to detail and functionality is evident throughout the exterior, including a flashing (repeater lamp) side marker lamp / emblem.

2012 Nissan 370Z Coupe
Drag coefficient is 0.30 (0.29 Sport Package). 370Z front linkage is also zero, and zero rear lift with rear spoiler, thanks to numerous aerodynamic efforts - including the "inverse area" front bumper design which smooths the airflow sides of the vehicle, while the design Rear control maximizes airflow from the ceiling behind the door.

Performance body pieces are available in the optional sports package, including a front spoiler and rear wing. 2012-370Z is offered in seven exterior colors: Pearl White, Monterey Blue, Brilliant Silver, Magnetic Black, Solid Red, Gun Metallic and black cherry.

2012 Nissan Altima

As the mid-size sedan and Nissan Altima Coupe Nissan Altima cars are good looking enough, but it's just an attractive feature of the car. Choosing the SR model powered by a 3.5 V6 and get a 270 hp V6 engine and the suspended animation that makes the strong as a sports sedan Altima incredibly expensive. Similarly, despite all these improvements, the entry level 2.5 and 2.5 S mid-range models offer a driving experience a significant, often expect from a car almost as strong.

2012 Nissan Altima

Enter the 2012 Nissan Altima and will be treated with a comfortable cab and attractive. The interior can also be equipped with the options of how a navigation system with hard drive music storage, a backup camera and Bluetooth audio streaming. All this and many other high-end features are packaged in containers other than cars, meaning that customers will pay a little more to get the car of your choice of features. Another downside of the Altima is the back of flexibility, both in sedan and coupe body styles is a little tight.

Now with all these issues aside, the Nissan Altima is one of the best choices in the category of medium extracted, despite a large number of competitors offering new designs. If you want some options to consider, we suggest you look for the Ford Fusion beautifully smoothed, the equally sporty Mazda 6 and Honda Accord more spacious. Some other choices are also very spacious impressive as the Hyundai Sonata and the European Commission bigots Volkswagen Passat. Now, as we think it's hard to go wrong with any of the above functions, offer very little the perfect blend of functionality and driving pleasure on a daily basis that the 2012 Nissan Altima offers.

What's New for 2012 Nissan Altima?

The 2012 Nissan Altima gets nothing more than minor adjustments, and for the 2012 model year, Nissan Altima Hybrid suspended.

Body style and features:

The 2012 Nissan Altima is available in two body styles-sedan and coupe. There are three trim levels available for the Altima is: 2.5, 3.5 and 2.5 SR S.

2.5 The basic models are available in sedan body style only with standard equipment as 16 steel wheels, air conditioning, keyless entry, full power accessories, cruise control, trip computer and steering wheel tilt and telescopic. 2.5 Basic options there is nothing, even if no stereo even if the inside of the car is already connected to 4 speakers.

The 2.5 S is available in finish body styles in both standard and equipment for this model include 17 in alloy wheels (available in coupe only), an audio system with six speakers and an auxiliary audio a CD player and keyless entry / ignition.

The options here include the holding of a new value pack, which comes with Bluetooth, automatic headlamps, leather-covered steering wheel with audio controls and a mirror auto-dimming mirror. There is also a Special Edition package that will make automatic headlights, alloy wheels, rear spoiler, fog lights and leather-covered steering wheel with audio controls.

There are lots of optional packages are offered more luxury equipment package, you get what you want is a little 'difficult. Convenience package (offered only in sedan) brings the value of the equipment as well as a package, but at the same time, also receives the driver's seat power. Convenience Plus Package (available on sedan only) door sunroof, dual-zone automatic climate control and a mirror positioned on the turn-signal repeaters. Go for the premium sound package (offered only in sedan), and you can get a nine-speaker Bose iPod interface, and satellite radio and rearview camera. Premium Package is available only in coupe with all the options above.

The package comes with 2.5 SL sedan is only going to get leather upholstery, auto dimming mirror back front seats, heated and ventilated rear A / C. At the time the package is called the group SL Leather, unventilated rear A / C, but receives xenon headlamps.

The list of standard equipment on the top line 3.5 SR model includes the likes of a V6 engine, a sport of the creation of the suspension, 17 and 18 alloy wheels coupe and sedan, respectively, the team Convenience Package 2.5 S and heated side mirrors. The package comes with SR 3.5 Sport Sedan only brings lights, xenon headlights, dual zone conditioned air and a sunroof. Premium Package 3.5 SR again offered in both sedan and coupe and the package includes all the elements contained in the Premium Pack Coupe 2.5 S, the SL Premium audio package and packages.

The technology package can be built on all S models 2.5 and 3.5 SR, and includes an HDD navigation system for weather updates and live traffic, streaming Bluetooth audio capabilities and storage of digital music .

Under the hood:

The 2012 Nissan Altima is a front wheel drive, and power for the 2012 Nissan Altima is one of the two engines. The power of all models 2.5 of a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder generates 175 hp of maximum power and 180 lb-ft of torque. Transmission standard on all sedan models is a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT), but is optional in the coupe, which gets a six-speed manual transmission standard transmission here.

The sporty RS 3.5 gets its power from a 3.5-liter engine generates maximum power of 270 hp V6 engine and 258 lb-ft of torque. Transmission choices are the same.


Safety features standard on all Nissan Altima are traction and stability control, ABS brakes, semi-curtain airbags covering both rows of seats, front and side airbags.