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Looking for a good minivan? You Odyssey Honda’s entry

Looking for a good minivan? You Odyssey Honda's entry
It may be a bad pun, but the headline above is a good piece of advice if you’re one of the people thinking about making the move to a new minivan.

By Jim Bray - Saturday, January 13, 2018 - Full Story

Motoring: Peugeot 3008

Motoring: Peugeot 3008
When I take delivery of the Peugeot 3008 SUV (sports utility vehicle) I have a schedule planned. It is going to Chichester, only 30 minutes from home, down the M27 and after that a more gruelling trip to Cornwall, some 240 miles away. This should give me a good idea of what this vehicle is about. Throw into the mix a trio of trouble: Harriett (6), Heidi (4) and Henry (1).

By Tim Saunders - Saturday, January 13, 2018 - Full Story

GM thanks taxpayers for bailout by introducing car with no steering wheel so they can die in it

GM thanks taxpayers for bailout by introducing car with no steering wheel so they can die in it
Trends come and trends go. People jump on completely insane ideas because everyone else is jumping on them. I get it. It’s been that way since the dawn of time. Pet rocks. Lava lamps. Halter tops. Pink Floyd. All kinds of things become things because - for whatever reason - a few people decide to ride them and everyone else follows, until it’s time to jump off and jump on something else.

By Dan Calabrese - Friday, January 12, 2018 - Full Story

Americans must be free to buy vehicles that meet their needs!

Americans must be free to buy vehicles that meet their needs!

By Guest Column -- Eric Peters- Thursday, December 28, 2017 - Full Story

All-new Camry aims to please everyone - and it just may!

All-new Camry aims to please everyone - and it just may!

By Jim Bray - Wednesday, December 20, 2017 - Full Story

Motoring: Fiat Tipo Station Wagon

Motoring: Fiat Tipo Station Wagon

By Tim Saunders - Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - Full Story

New Honda Accord a major step backwards - and that’s a good thing!

New Honda Accord a major step backwards - and that's a good thing!

By Jim Bray - Monday, December 11, 2017 - Full Story

Mazda CX-3 manual - a low end SUV that’s plenty of fun

Mazda CX-3 manual - a low end SUV that's plenty of fun

By Jim Bray - Sunday, December 3, 2017 - Full Story

Mercedes’ golden age of design continues with 2017 C-Class Wagon

Mercedes-Benz' C Class wagon
Mercedes-Benz’ C Class wagon is a lovely and wonderful car that combines the best of a sedan with most of the utility of an SUV/Crossover. I call that a winning combination.

By Jim Bray - Sunday, November 26, 2017 - Full Story

Car buyers lose big when big government tells them what to buy

Car buyers lose big when big government tells them what to buy
Don’t let Washington do to our cars and trucks what they did to our health insurance!

By Merrill Matthews - Thursday, November 23, 2017 - Full Story

Honda refreshes the Fit for 2018

Honda refreshes the Fit for 2018
Does Honda’s mid-cycle refresh of its little Fit mean the car’s a little Fitter now?

By Jim Bray - Friday, November 17, 2017 - Full Story

Toyota sports coupe a relatively cheap way to have fun behind the wheel

Toyota sports coupe a relatively cheap way to have fun behind the wheel
Toyota, please don’t even think about 86ing this great little smile generator!

A tip of the pun-dit hat to my friend Harry for that one, though the rest of the groaners in this piece are all mine.

By Jim Bray - Sunday, November 12, 2017 - Full Story

Canadian Car of the Year TestFest offers great first driving impressions

Porsche Panamera
Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, Ontario: Some of the best or most interesting new or substantially-changed vehicles for 2018 turned out at this vintage Ontario racing facility for a two day marathon driving session designed to choose the top candidates for AJAC‘s annual Canadian Car of the Year Awards.

By Jim Bray - Friday, November 3, 2017 - Full Story

Lincoln’s biggest car and smallest ute make driving in Southern Ontario nearly tolerable

Lincoln Continental
How do you cope with stupidly low speed limits, endless semi-trailers choking the two right lanes (even if there are only two), and drivers who seem to think that, because they’re from the Centre of the Universe™, they have a right to drive as moronically and/or in others’ faces as they want?

By Jim Bray - Friday, November 3, 2017 - Full Story

Motoring: Volvo V60 D4 Cross Country

Motoring: Volvo V60 D4 Cross Country
I do like this Volvo and feel quite at home behind the wheel.

By Tim Saunders - Thursday, November 2, 2017 - Full Story

Macan Turbo Exclusive Performance Edition with 440 hp and customized details

Macan Turbo Exclusive Performance Edition
Toronto— With the Porsche Macan Turbo Exclusive Performance Edition, Porsche is introducing a particularly elegant version in the Macan line-up. The Edition model is based on the Macan Turbo with Performance Package, which features a 3.6-litre V6 turbo engine capable of producing 440 hp. Exclusive exterior and interior design features underline the highly sporty character of the most powerful derivative in the model line. The sports car amongst SUVs is carefully finished by hand in the Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur department at the Leipzig production site.

By News on the Net - Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - Full Story

Mercedes-Benz E coupe a real ‘Tourer de force’

Or maybe it’s a “coupe de grace!”

However you pun about Mercedes-Benz’ 2018 E 400 coupe, it’s an exquisite and luxurious two door E Class, and that is nothing at which to sneer. Sure, you won’t get much change back from your 90 grand to get one configured as Mercedes-Benz Canada’s quite loaded sample was, but that’s what a car like this costs these days - and for that amount you’re getting an incredible vehicle.

By Jim Bray - Saturday, October 14, 2017 - Full Story

Mandate destroys buyers’ freedom of choice; whacks the economy

FLINT, Michigan  — There is an old saying that those who don’t learn from the mistakes of others are destined to repeat them.

Before Congress finalizes ill-conceived fuel economy standards that would almost double gasoline mileage by 2025, while boosting costs of the average vehicle by some $3,000 and pricing millions of Americans out of the market, it could learn a lesson from a similar misguided experience 40 years ago.

By Mark J. Perry - Sunday, October 8, 2017 - Full Story

Auto supplier Denso to invest $1B in Tennessee plant, create 1,000 jobs

Tennessee is home to assembly plants by Nissan, General Motors and Volkswagen, along with a slew of suppliers. The state has been prepping a sprawling site outside of Memphis in hopes of attracting another auto manufacturing plant.

By News on the Net - Friday, October 6, 2017 - Full Story

A vehicle for America

That is my opinion of the fourth generation Lexus RX450h Sport. Why? It’s the type of SUV (sports utility vehicle) the Americans like, ultra luxurious inside, large and its hybrid credentials help the driver feel that they are no depleting the earth’s resources, too much anyway.

By Tim Saunders - Monday, October 2, 2017 - Full Story