by Lori Straus Van life has become a lifestyle in the past decade, like minimalist living and the tiny house movement. Only, instead of retaining your apartment or home, or trying to find a place in the city that allows for a tiny home, van life is transitory. You get rid of almost everything, pack... Read More.
So you’re a family driver ready to ditch your aging minivan for a trendier SUV model, but you’re nervous about how much your fuel costs will increase. That’s a valid concern: SUVs and crossovers are often criticized for being less efficient than the minivans and sedans that once dominated the family-car market.However, if you shop... Read More.
by Lori Straus With so many options out there these days, finding the best pickup truck, whether for work or play, can seem like a daunting task. You may have your favorite brand, but many brands have multiple models, each with advantages and disadvantages, depending on your needs. In this blog post, we’ll summarize a... Read More.
By Chris Chase With spring and its promise of warmer weather approaching, we’re turning our attention toward the market for sporty two-door cars. In our last article, we gave you some tips on how to shop for a handful of rear-wheel drive coupes from Scion, Subaru, Hyundai and Nissan. This time, we’ll focus on the... Read More.
Pickup truck manufacturers spend a lot of advertising dollars talking up the incredible feats their vehicles are capable of, focusing mainly on what their trucks can do more of than the competition. Trailer towing is a good example. When properly equipped, some light-duty pickups can tow a trailer weighing more than 6,000 kg – the... Read More.
by Chris Chase Car insurance is there to protect you if you make a mistake that damages another person’s vehicle or property or, in a worst-case scenario, injures someone. It also helps shield you from liability if you’re involved in a crash with someone who is driving without insurance. Even though it’s illegal to drive... 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.
Buying a used car can feel a bit like wandering through the Wild West. How do you know whether the seller you’re dealing with is being honest about the vehicle you’re buying? Still, the used marketplace is tempting with its lower prices compared to new vehicles, especially if you’re looking for a car or truck... Read More.
Every new auto industry model year is a reminder that just because a vehicle is popular doesn’t mean it will stick around forever. The end of 2020 will see several well-known cars vanish from Canada’s marketplace, including a few mainstream favourites. Unsurprisingly, most of the cars disappearing from showrooms this year are sedans and hatchbacks,... Read More.
by Chris Chase In a perfect world, every vehicle a car maker launched would be an overnight success and the name attached to it would become a cultural touchstone. That doesn’t happen often, but it does happen, and not just to rarefied performance or luxury models. The Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla, for example, are... Read More.