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What I think: Buying a used Chevrolet Optra

You’ll be forgiven if you’ve never heard of the Optra, a Korean-made car sold briefly by Chevrolet in the mid-2000s, as an attempt to capture some of Kia and Hyundai’s (among others) small car sales. By the relative few accounts available, it wasn’t a great car when it was new, and even if it had proven reliable (it’s really hard to tell), do you really want to take a chance on a rubbish car no one knows how to fix? Read my Autos.ca Used Vehicle Review here.

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What I think: 2012 Toyota Prius V

Those who don’t “get” Toyota’s Prius probably never will. For those who do, though, there’s even more to like in the 2012 Prius V, one of two new variants added to this hybrid poster child’s lineup. Read my Quick Spin review at Autos.ca.

 

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What I think: 2012 Volkswagen Tiguan

Tiguan: weird name, nice little crossover. I’m just not sure it’s nice enough to warrant it being so much more expensive than its competition. Read my Autos.ca Test Drive here.

 

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What I think: 2012 Mazda MX-5

If ever there was a car that could help you remember why you like driving, the Mazda MX-5 is it. Read my Autos.ca Test Drive here.

 

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What I think: 2012 Ford Fiesta

The Ford Fiesta makes a lot of promises to the driver looking for European performance in a subcompact car, but doesn’t deliver on all of them. Read my Autos.ca Test Drive here.

 

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What I think: 2012 Volkswagen Jetta GLI

Money can’t buy happiness, but it can buy a Jetta GLI, and that’s money well-spent on a budget-priced sport sedan. Read my Autos.ca Test Drive here.

 

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What I think: 2012 Buick Verano

The hits keep coming from Buick, a brand trying to reinvent itself as hip and relevant after decades of selling stodgy, dull sedans. Its biggest engineering success so far is its smallest model, the compact Verano. Click here to read my Autos.ca Quick Spin of the 2012 Verano.

 

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