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.
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by Lori Straus Although winter is nice for allergy sufferers—no pollens to contend with—it does come with a negative for everyone: as the temperatures outside drop, a car’s engine produces more particulates, which could affect your cabin air after the season. In this blog post, we’ll explain what that means and why spring is a... Read More.
If you want to trace the origins of the subcompact crossover segment, you don’t have to go very far back in time. The Subaru Crosstrek (originally the XV Crosstrek) and Mitsubishi RVR created this now-popular category in the early 2010s. It took a few years for other automakers to catch up, but now, just about... Read More.
By Lori Straus You’ve scoured the Internet for your next modifications and you want to measure your car’s performance before and after you’ve installed them. Or you’re getting into autocross or other forms of racing and need to figure out how to improve your driving skills to win your next race. Do you need to... Read More.
As some mainstream automakers phase out cars in favour of more popular utility models, they’re shifting their sporty vehicle focus onto crossovers aimed at enthusiastic drivers. So far, Ford has been among the brands most keen to add on-road performance to their SUVs, with ST versions of the mid-sized Edge and Explorer. Hyundai will be... Read More.
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.
If you’re in the market for a new vehicle but are finding that your options for entry-level models seem very different than the last time you went car shopping, you’re not making it up. Several car brands have dropped out of Canada’s traditionally popular subcompact and compact car segments in the last few years, choosing... Read More.
by Lori Straus Although chances are you won’t find the Monkeemobile, if you’re looking for a vintage automobile, you have lots of options available to you. Buying a vintage car may seem like it differs from buying any other kind of car, but truth be told, you’ll find the process similar. In essence, when you... Read More.
In the first two instalments in our high-versus-low series comparing similar mainstream and upscale vehicles, we pitted pairs of new vehicles against each other. This time, we’re switching our focus to the used-vehicle marketplace. In this matchup, our “high” option is the Mercedes-Benz B-Class, a compact wagon that packaged some of the brand’s upscale touches... Read More.