Woods, Dustin


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Dustin has turned his lifelong passion for everything motorized into a career; crafting automotive, motorcycle and powersport news, reviews and travel features for a variety of digital and print outlets. He is an avid runner, cyclist, and cat dad.


Recent Articles:

  1. 2021 Mercedes-AMG E 63 S Wagon Review

    Dustin Woods

    Before the SUV and the minivan before it, the station wagon was once the practical people mover of choice for families. The 2021 Mercedes-AMG E 63 S wagon is a vehicle for people who perhaps need more practical means of transportation, but want the performance of a sports car to go with it.

  2. Made to Move You: How One Man Reunited with His Dad's VW Microbus

    Dustin Woods

    This Volkswagen Microbus may have been built in Germany and spent a number of years in India before being abandoned in Manitoba, but now it is right where it should be. What a long, strange trip it’s been.

  3. 2021 Volkswagen Golf GTI Review

    Dustin Woods

    The GTI has consistently been refined and improved over the years but has always retained that formula of offering a practical, premium-feeling hatchback with a high quotient of driving enjoyment at a (relatively) attainable price point. With an overhauled entry on the way, we take a final look at the 2021 Volkswagen Golf GTI.

  4. 2021 Aston Martin DBX First Drive Review

    Dustin Woods

    After 106 years in existence, Aston Martin decided to throw its hat into the ring by building its first SUV. Meet the 2021 Aston Martin DBX – a luxuriously appointed sport utility that’s dripping with all this brand is known for.

  5. 2022 Cadillac CT4-V and CT5-V Blackwing First Drive Review

    Dustin Woods

    The 2022 Cadillac CT4-V and CT5-V Blackwings are something of a swan song. The last purely gasoline-powered V models with manual transmissions that the luxury automaker will likely produce, these new sport sedans are graced with bigger engines, more amenities, and higher-quality materials than their non-Blackwing brethren, along with upgraded aerodynamics, better handling, and a host of track-focused technology. Rear-wheel drive and Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires add to the allure of these top-tr

  6. 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe Diesel First Drive Review

    Dustin Woods

    Compression-ignition has long struggled to find its footing in North America, but it was the fallout from the so-called “Dieselgate” emissions cheating scandal that saw several brands pull the plug altogether. However, General Motors (GM) is doubling down by offering diesel power in more of its light-duty trucks, including the 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe.

  7. Made to Move You: Corvette Driver Reunites With the ‘One That Got Away’

    Dustin Woods

    It seems that every car enthusiast above a certain age has a story about “the one that got away.” Priorities change as we mature: familial responsibilities, financial obligations, and the pressure to be practical often take precedence over owning a sexy sports car.

  8. Living La Dolce Vita in a Ferrari Roma

    Dustin Woods

    Looking to escape the city for a weekend in favour of smooth, winding roads and a calmer pace, the Niagara region seemed like it would fit the bill nicely. Mirroring the experience by searching out quaint small towns rich with their own history, along with vineyards and fruit stands, surely this would be the next best thing to visiting Italy. And, we wouldn’t even have to worry about a trans-Atlantic flight or jet lag.

  9. Top 10 High-Performance Crossovers and SUVs

    Dustin Woods

    Offering an elevated ride height, all-wheel drive, seating for at least four, and horsepower numbers once reserved for only the most elite of supercars, here are our top picks (in no particular order) for crossovers and SUVs that don’t compromise style or performance for their practicality.

  10. 2021 Chevrolet Corvette Meets Its Harshest Critics

    Dustin Woods

    After driving the 2021 Corvette 3LT Convertible, I have my own thoughts on the mid-engine layout and dual-clutch automatic transmission (DCT), but we wanted to hear from the true-blue Corvette enthusiasts who have lived through it all. We reached out to the Corvette Club of Ontario, who were only too happy to assemble a group of owners to get a close look at the C8 – including a founding member.

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