by Lori Straus When you buy a vehicle, keep future resale price in mind. Depending on how long you hope to own the vehicle, making the right choice when you purchase can add a few hundred dollars or more to your vehicle’s resale value when it comes time to trade it in. In this blog... Read More.
by Lori Straus Even car un-enthusiasts will recognize gullwing doors: they’re what made the DeLorean in the Back to the Future movie trilogy look so hot. So, why don’t we see more of them? In this blog post, we’ll cover some iconic gullwing-door cars and explain why the design isn’t as useful as it is... Read More.
by Chris Chase Late-model vehicles are more dependable than ever, according to the latest data from the auto industry analysts at JD Power, whose 2021 dependability study noted a 10 per cent drop in complaints from owners of three-year-old cars and trucks compared with last year. The study’s three-year timeframe means that 2018 models are... Read More.
by Lori Straus EV charging stations are popping up everywhere. Although an EV car will drive on average 200-400 km on one charge (depending on the model and the weather and road conditions), you’ll find stations along many major routes from Windsor to Kenora. In fact, Electric Autonomy reports a 15% increase in the number... Read More.
by Lori Straus An important factor in deciding what car you want to buy is what other people think about that car. You’ll likely research reviews, both by professionals and by car owners. A statistic related to review research is brand loyalty: how many people buy from the same brand again? In this blog post,... Read More.
by Chris Chase Mazda, Toyota and Lexus make today’s most reliable vehicles, according to the results of Consumer Reports’ (CR) latest predicted reliability ranking, published in late November. This annual evaluation is based on data that CR collects in its survey of owners. Those drivers are asked to rate how satisfied they are with 17... Read More.
If you drive a late-model SUV from Honda, Lexus or Toyota, you’d better watch out. The Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) has compiled its annual list of the most stolen vehicles in Ontario and determined that popular models from those brands are among the ones most often stolen. Car thieves adapt to changing market conditions... Read More.
Car manufacturers spend a lot of time researching and planning the vehicles they think their buyers want. Most of the time, they get it right, but they occasionally wind up being very, very wrong and launch a car that languishes in showrooms. In some cases, a model comes along just as demand for its segment... Read More.
By Lori Straus Nothing is more classic to camping than a tent. But perhaps the ground is so bumpy—no matter where you lie down—that you worry your air mattress might spring a leak. Or you want to reduce the number of unwanted guests in your tent. Truck tents and rooftop tents solve these problems for... Read More.
By Lori Straus Overlanding is a combination of off-roading, road trips, and camping. However, whereas camping and road trips focus on the destination, overlanding focuses on the journey itself. Overlanders rise to the challenge of self-reliance the pastime demands, and they love the community that has arisen over the past decades. In this blog post,... Read More.