By Chris Chase Automotive Lease Guide (ALG) published its 2020 Canadian vehicle residual value awards in January, naming Toyota and Porsche its top brands for this model year. These annual awards recognize the vehicles that ALG’s industry watchers predict will hold their value best as they age; the company calculates residual value (also known as... Read More.
by Chris Chase 3.8/5 stars The Lexus UX is a subcompact crossover made by Toyota’s luxury brand. Introduced for the 2019 model year, it’s the least-expensive Lexus model, and the only one with a price that dips under $40,000. Based on the same underpinnings as the Toyota C-HR, the UX boasts flashier styling and nicer... Read More.
If you’re a used-car buyer looking for a good deal, don’t expect to drive home something in an interesting colour. That’s the gist of iSeeCars’ latest study, which looked at which vehicle paint options were most likely to come with discounted prices on used-car lots. Buyers of beige cars are most likely to score a... Read More.
by Chris Chase — Rating: 4/5 Last year, Toyota kicked off an effort to sell its Corolla compact to drivers looking for something more than basic transportation. A redesigned hatchback introduced in the summer of 2018 was the first Corolla in a long time that looked anything like sporty. An all-new 2020 Toyota Corolla sedan... Read More.
How do you know it’s time to trade in your current vehicle for a new one? Should you trade in your car every five years? We’ve listed a few questions to ask yourself to help you decide.... Read More.
Whether you buy a used vehicle from an OEM (an original equipment manufacturer) or independent dealer, you usually have warranty options. In this blog post, I’ll explain some of the issues you should be on the watch for when researching extended warranties.... Read More.
Certified pre-owned (CPO) vehicle sales programs began as a way for upscale car makers to boost resale values for off-lease vehicles. More recently, they have been adopted by mainstream brands to soothe used-vehicle buyers’ anxieties about quality and reliability.... Read More.
What are the factors of luxury car depreciation? Like any car, luxurious cars depreciate, but often at a higher rate than the industry average. That means after five or 10 years, a car that once cost as much as a condo in some of Ontario’s smaller cities can become surprisingly attainable.... Read More.