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Dan Croutch

Dan is a freelance automotive writer and YouTuber (DanDrives). He enjoys all things pickup trucks, classic cars and minivans (really). Fascinated by technology and cars. EV hopeful, but slightly skeptic. He blogs at http://dan.croutch.ca occasionally, tweets @dcroutch obsessively.

How autonomous cars will change driving


There have been a rash of developments for driver-less cars, also known as autonomous cars. Recently, Tesla introduced many owners to a gimmicky feature called “summon”. They’ve also equipped many of their vehicles with “auto-pilot”, though if YouTube is to be believed, there is much work to be done. Ford and Google have signed …

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2018 Ram 1500 Limited Tungsten review


Top trim pickup trucks have become the battle of the rare heavy metals. Ford has their Platinum, and now Ram has their Tungsten. New for the 2018 model year, the last of this generation, Ram has introduced price topping option package for their Ram 1500 Limited model. The most luxurious …

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Introducing the 2018 Nissan Kicks


There’s a new player in the compact crossover market. Today at the LA Autoshow, Nissan pulled the cover off the all-new 2018 Nissan Kicks. This is the sixth model in their crossover family, and the first new nameplate for Nissan in eight years. We first saw hints of this design …

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Honda Ridgeline: The ultimate urbanite pickup truck


Many an argument has been had over the topic of what makes the ultimate pickup truck. There’s brand loyalty, there’s the purpose they serve. People fight over torque numbers, engine displacements, cylinder sizes and towing capacity. What is clear, however, is there isn’t a clearly defined set of things that …

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2017 Honda Civic Type R review


This is it. This is really it! Finally, after 20 years of impatience, Honda has released the Civic Type R on us. While the folks across the pond have been enjoying this hot hatch for a couple decades, this is the first one to come to North America. Officially, of …

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2018 Toyota Camry XLE V6 review


When you hear the words “Toyota Camry”, there is a certain image that comes to mind. It’s usually beige, or white, or something plain. Because the mid-sized car segment is currently the worst performing one, making radical changes any mid-sized car is bold. Not to mention the current segment leader. …

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2018 Honda Odyssey review

2018 Honda Odyssey

Overview After long last, the latest generation of the Honda Odyssey is here. After nearly two years of secrecy, Honda has unleashed the minivan of the future. Based on their successful Pilot and Ridgeline products, as with Odysseys past, Honda is attempting to take back their position as the gold …

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A Honda family Odyssey


There are two things that are synonymous with Summer in the Great White North: Road trips to the cottage and construction. We have many traditions around each of them, and both clog our highways with mind numbingly bad traffic. One of the traditions among many cottagers is the seasonal closing. …

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Is Tesla falling victim to its own success?


The darling child Tesla is very good at what it does. The man who founded them, Elon Musk, has proven that intelligence, boldness and heavy doses of confidence goes very far in creating success. His confidence has found its way into his companies, where Tesla is no exception. It takes …

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How to buy a used car


Buying a car is fun. Buying a used car is real fun. The thrill of the hunt. Chasing leads, digging through piles of mediocrity in online classifieds. In truth, spending many thousands of your hard-earned dollars on a used car is all kinds of stressful. Best case, you wind up …

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