Neil Moore

Auto Features Writer

Neil Moore is a seasoned automotive journalist who is hesitant to reveal just how many ‘seasons.’ His passion for all things automotive has been published in many newspapers, magazines and websites – a mix of articles that inform, entertain and occasionally stir the pot. Neil is also a member of AJAC (Automobile Journalists Association of Canada).
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Micra Cup still delivers big fun for the dollar

Micra Cup still delivers big fun for the dollar

I’ve been reviewing cars for nearly two decades, but don’t ask me about motorsport. It’s an alchemy of drivers, technique and technology I don’t pretend to understand. But I still get a kick out of Micra Cup. Nissan Canada has been inviting me to these races since its inception [...]

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Mazda continues to refine its top-selling vehicle

Mazda continues to refine its top-selling vehicle

Back in ’01, I had a Mazda Protégé. It was one of my faves that year among entry-level subcompacts, having plenty of pep, sharpish styling and a decent interior that seemed a step up from entry level. Then along came the Mazda3. It instantly made my car look frumpy, and since its [...]

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Killarney Lodge delivers the best of Algonquin Park

Killarney Lodge delivers the best of Algonquin Park

All photos by Neil Moore When we were kids, my parents never splashed out on big vacations. You know, like Disney or Europe. We went camping. Back to the basics with an old-school canvas tent (and later a tent trailer), naphtha stove and lantern, coolers, axe, and a big can of “Yard Raid.” [...]

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Canada’s most popular car turns up the heat with Si Coupe

Canada’s most popular car turns up the heat with Si Coupe

All photos by Neil Moore It’s hard to believe Honda Civic is now in its tenth generation, evolving radically since coming to Canada in 1973 as a “cheap and cheerful” three- and five-door econobox. It soon grew both in size and sophistication, and quickly became no longer just an entry [...]

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Less toil during winter trek with all-new QX50

Less toil during winter trek with all-new QX50

All photos by Neil Moore Epic road trips needn’t roll on an epic set of wheels. What they do require is something impressive – and hopefully stimulating – to gaze at. A feast for the eyes as you click off the kilometres either rapt in good conversation or listening to a playlist of [...]

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Compact Qashqai a good fit for tight budgets

Compact Qashqai a good fit for tight budgets

One may question Nissan’s humongous lineup of sport utes and sport cutes. Six in all starting with the subcompact Kicks, compact Rogue, mid-sized Murano (and even burlier Pathfinder) – and the battleship-sized Armada. And let’s not forget the “between-sized” Qashqai, my [...]

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Urban hauler shines in the ‘wilds’ of Algonquin Park

Urban hauler shines in the ‘wilds’ of Algonquin Park

Last week’s family vacay to Killarney Lodge in Algonquin Park was the perfect test for Volvo’s new XC40 compact SUV. Not because we were venturing deep into this 125-year-old protected wilderness – and needed bushwacking prowess. Heck, soft roaders such as these are not meant to take [...]

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More power, less fuel with plug-in Volvo flagship

More power, less fuel with plug-in Volvo flagship

It has been a couple of years since I first drove Volvo’s S90 flagship. And although not much has changed since the launch, there have been some review-worthy upgrades under the skin. This full-size sedan benefits from a coupe silhouette – long bonnet, short rear deck, steeply-raked and [...]

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Movin’ On drives big ideas on sustainability

Movin’ On drives big ideas on sustainability

Feature photo credit: Jimmy Hamelin From the folks who bring you tires, along with the longstanding Michelin Guide to fine restaurants and hotels, last week’s Movin’ On summit was an initiative that may at first seem counterintuitive. It was all about sustainable mobility. A possible [...]

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HR-V a strong contender in red-hot small CUV segment

HR-V a strong contender in red-hot small CUV segment

It’s no wonder that small SUVs and crossovers are such big business these days. Their larger siblings, which once crammed so many suburban driveways, were more vehicle than most of us truly needed. For a while, it seemed the idea that “less is more” was lost on our automakers. Even [...]

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