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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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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Auto shows give us all a chance to dream big

Auto shows give us all a chance to dream big

Photos by Neil Moore / Feature image Pixabay These days we’re all swamped with information, which is why so many emails, articles, and other useful bits of information often get ignored. And why “Top Ten” lists are so popular. We appreciate that someone has spent hours doing [...]

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Year in review: my top-five rides for 2017

Year in review: my top-five rides for 2017

Photos by Neil Moore Who doesn’t like “Top Five” lists? And who doesn’t expect a few this time of year? At OLM we don’t employ that annoying clickbait technique, luring you in with a piece of eye candy – and compelling you to plow through 78 slides to find [...]

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Hyundai continues to refine entry-level Accent

Hyundai continues to refine entry-level Accent

Photos by Neil Moore / Feature photo: Less curvy than its predecessor, the all-new 2018 Accent is now more refined, and with features you wouldn’t expect in its segment. Looking back 24 years and five generations, there’s no doubt Hyundai’s smallest ride has gained gravitas. [...]

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