Canadian Black Book (CBB) has announced the winners of its first-ever Best Residual Value Awards, which recognize the new car, truck, and SUV models expected to retain the most resale value in the future. CBB says the Best Residual Value Award program predicts how much of its original MSRP a new vehicle will retain after... Read More.
The more the electric vehicle marketplace grows, the easier it gets to find exactly the type of EV you want. While the segment started out small with compact cars like the Nissan Leaf and Ford Focus Electric, you can now choose battery-powered mainstream and luxury SUVs, small and mid-size cars, and even a full-size pickup... Read More.
Subcompact cars are common in today’s luxury car marketplace, conceived by upscale automakers to foster brand loyalty among drivers who are younger and less-affluent than the traditional luxury-car buyer. While today’s entry-level luxury offerings are mostly a mix of small sedans and crossovers, many early upscale subcompacts for North America were hatchbacks. Those are the... Read More.
What is the worst part about renting a car? Forgetting to put gas in before you hand it back, of course. That’s a recipe for a high charge on your rental bill. What if filling the vehicle before you brought it back was no longer needed? And what if renting a car could help the... Read More.
In this installment in our series of articles aimed at helping you buy a used luxury compact crossover, we’re looking at a handful of the earliest European models to join this now-popular segment. BMW has one of the longest track records in this field, having introduced its X3 in 2004. For this article, though, we’re... Read More.
Convertibles have long been objects of automotive desire, and in the 2000s automakers saw an opportunity to combine the romance of open-top driving with the refinement of a fixed roof in convertibles with folding hardtops. The retractable hardtop trend was not limited to any one country’s auto industry. The segment was dominated by domestic and... Read More.
Today, upscale European automakers are the only ones that believe there’s some life left in the station wagon segment, mostly because these vehicles are still considered desirable by drivers in their home market. In North America, that means the only station wagons left are sporty premium models whose prices may be out of your reach.... 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.
by Chris Chase Depreciation is a term you’ll see mentioned frequently at OntarioCars.ca, given our focus on the used vehicle market. It’s the rate at which a car or truck loses value after it’s purchased new. Where depreciation is concerned, all vehicles are not created equal. A vehicle’s rate of depreciation depends on a number... Read More.
by Chris Chase If you’ve got questions about battery-powered cars, you’re not alone. Every time I review an electric vehicle (EV), I can count on at least one stranger asking about some aspect of the ownership experience. The most common question after “How far will it go on a charge?” is “How long does it... Read More.