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Toyota products again judged tops in value

Vincentric hands out 2018 Best Value in Canada awards to top brands, models

Toyota scored highest with 12 model category wins and 2 brand awards; BMW judged tops in luxury and 5 models; Honda, Ford had brand and 4 model-wins each. Read More

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McLaren Toronto named top global retailer

Woodbridge dealer tops McLaren Automotive’s global network of 86 retailers Read More

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McLaren celebrates sales milestone

5,000 cars sold in North America in 6.5 years, nearly 25% of that in 2017 Read More

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Mercedes embraces AR and VR as sales tools

New A-Class a digital tour de force in vehicle and in showrooms Read More

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Mazda takes Mazda6 upmarket with mid-cycle refresh

New front and rear clips and almost all-new interior, floor to ceiling Read More

New Cars Car Buying Apr 21, 2018, 2:30 AM

Ford shifts Focus to an all-new global model

New Focus available in 4-door bodystyles (hatchback, sedan and wagon)

A product of One Ford manufacturing strategy, all-new, roomier, global Focus features innovative technologies, and improved power and ride and handling. Read More

New Cars Car Buying Apr 11, 2018, 2:30 AM

10 things you can buy with your Income Tax refund

The average Canadian worker will receive an income tax refund of $1,800

You can deposit it and live large on the 0.5% interest it will earn, maybe splurging on a deluxe car wash, or you can spend it all on something fun. Read More

Used Cars Car Buying Auto Accesories Apr 5, 2018, 9:30 PM

GMC Acadia and Terrain ready for the night

New Black Editions offer darkened appearance packages from the factory

GMC research found that darkened trim is main aftermarket modification new SUV buyers (roughly 20%) make to personalize their vehicles after purchase. Read More

New Cars Car Buying Mar 25, 2018, 5:30 AM

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Early autonomous car goes to auction

Ahead of its time, Golden Sahara was most expensive custom of early '60s

Among its features were pearlescent paint, massaging front seats, instrument panel display screen, on-board phone, and a system to drive it remotely. Read More

Classic Cars Car Buying Mar 19, 2018, 2:30 AM

J.D. Power's 11 Most Dependable Auto Brands

2018 survey involved almost 37,000 owners of 3-year-old models

After four years of slipping quality scores, consumer research firm J.D. Power recorded a significant uptick in vehicle dependability in its 2018 survey. Read More

Auto Awards Car Buying Car Care Mar 8, 2018, 12:55 PM

Next-gen 2019 GMC Sierra SLT and Denali push premium status

All-new Canadian-built 2019 Sierra scheduled to go on sale in the fall of 2018

The new fourth-generation Sierra Denali is what GMC is calling 'the ultimate expression of premium trucks.' Read More

New Cars Car Buying Mar 2, 2018, 7:35 AM

Upscale makes set new trend in car purchasing

Cadillac, Porsche and Volvo offer alternative to financing and leasing

Registration. maintenance and cleaning services, and all applicable taxes, are all included in monthly “club membership” fees and some offer other perks. Read More

Car Buying Auto Industry Jan 2, 2018, 9:30 PM

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10 forgotten models that make great used-car buys

These rare non-collectibles can be found at discounted prices on the used-car market

Tired of seeing the same cars and trucks on every corner? You can still draw curious glances in a rare model nobody else is driving, at a bargain price. Read More

Used Cars Car Buying Nov 17, 2017, 8:55 AM

GM writes new chapter in Book by Cadillac

Dallas, Los Angeles and Munich join New York in offering monthly service

Members of the subscription service use a mobile app to access variety of Cadillacs, without having to sign long-term contracts, up to 18 times per year. Read More

Car Buying New Cars Nov 13, 2017, 8:45 PM

VW offers Atlas test-booking through Amazon

Amazon Prime Now members will have access to limited 60-minute tests

Available over two successive weekends at the end of September VW Atlas Prime Now Test Drive Program requires customers be in Chicago or Los Angeles. Read More

Car Buying Sep 11, 2017, 10:30 PM

Millennials want vehicles that are like themselves

Mini USA survey shows 39% say current vehicle is version of themselves

Recent ORC International Caravan Omnibus survey indicates they don’t want cars that don’t match their personalities and personal lifestyle choices Read More

Car Buying Aug 26, 2017, 2:30 AM

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Steady dealerships selling fewer cars: report

Dealership and product numbers are stable, but fewer sales are being made

With dealership count stable, the only thing affecting sales volume is consumer confidence, and current data indicates dealerships selling fewer cars. Read More

Car Buying Aug 14, 2017, 10:35 PM

2018 Honda Odyssey amps up family appeal of minivans

Fifth-generation Odyssey checks off all the boxes for the needs of a young family

Minivans are life-cycle vehicles, perfectly suited to families with young children, and Honda has produced a new Odyssey specifically for that market. Read More

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All the new diesel models you can still buy in Canada

If you are you a diesel devotee, Volkswagen or otherwise, you still have options

As its ardent fans will tell you, once you go diesel you never want to go back. Here are the diesel-fueled models you can still buy new in Canada. Read More

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Survey helps shoppers find their perfect cars

Car-ED algorithm weeds through needs of users and offers matches

The survey starts with 11 questions about behaviour patterns, and then users get shortlists of vehicles that most closely match their lifestyles. Read More

Car Buying May 14, 2017, 10:30 PM

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How to survive the ‘Business Office’ when buying a new car

There’s an entire second process involved in closing the deal in the Business Office

Everything on offer in the Business Office is up for negotiation, including the cost of most items. And there’s nothing to stop you from saying no. Read More

Car Buying New Cars May 8, 2017, 9:35 AM

10 car brands you can (usually) count on for dependability

On average, dependability across the industry has declined the past two years

J.D. Power’s annual Vehicle Dependability Study ranks 31 automotive brands according to problems reported by owners of three-year-old vehicles. Read More

Used Cars Auto Awards Car Buying Mar 15, 2017, 11:00 AM

Should you buy a used Volkswagen Tiguan?

Drivability trumps durability in Volkswagen’s compact sport ute

The Tiguan impresses with its thoughtful engineering and refined, fun-to-drive character but it can disappoint with post-warranty repair costs. Read More

Used Cars Car Buying Mar 7, 2017, 1:05 PM

Many new buyers don't know how new technology works

Survey shows 40% don't understand new tech; only 33% would ask about it

Continental Tires surveyed more than 2,000 motorists and concluded the main culprit could be lack of training at the dealership, following the sale. Read More

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Subaru, Toyota, Porsche hold their value best of all brands

2017 Canadian Black Book Retained Value Awards separate the best from the rest

Depreciation is the single largest expense of owning a vehicle, which makes value retention hugely important in selecting what model to buy. Read More

Used Cars Auto Awards Car Buying Feb 14, 2017, 11:30 AM

Millennials buying up SUVs for their economy

80% think SUVs have become eco-friendlier and 25% would consider buying one

Ford of Europe survey shows young buyers (17-34) would consider buying an SUV because they consider them fuel efficient and environmentally-friendly. Read More

Car Buying Feb 3, 2017, 9:30 PM

Should you buy a used Chevrolet Equinox – or GMC Terrain?

Is the fact these GM crossovers are made in Canada reason enough to buy?

There’s much to like about the 2010-16 Equinox and Terrain but there are more reliable and more fuel-efficient compact crossovers to consider. Read More

Used Cars Car Buying Automotive Reviews Jan 30, 2017, 7:50 AM

Cadillac makes car ownership obsolete

Luxury maker debuts first of its kind car-booking service by an OEM

For a flat monthly fee of $1,500, members reserve their vehicles via a mobile app as often as they want, with the exchange done at their home or work. Read More

Car Buying Jan 16, 2017, 9:30 PM

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2016 is best year ever for auto sales in Canada

After losing the top spot to FCA last year, Ford regained the #1 position for 2016

2016 was the fourth record year in a row for new-vehicle sales in Canada but indications are that the growth trend may have peaked. Read More

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21 all-new cars available in Canada in 2017

These are the new models you’ll actually be able to buy and drive this year

Many of the new models making their debuts during auto show season won’t actually arrive for sale for a year or more. These ones will. Read More

New Cars Car Buying Jan 5, 2017, 9:05 AM

We rank the top seven used minivans

The humble minivan remains a superior way to cart a family around with space to spare

Here are all the late-model used minivans on the market, ranked from worst to best in terms of minivan function and reliability. Read More

Used Cars Car Buying Jan 4, 2017, 7:45 AM

All you need to know about the all-new 2017 Subaru Impreza

If you want AWD in a compact passenger car the Impreza is your only affordable choice

The 2017 Impreza is the fifth generation of Subaru’s popular compact car, and it’s almost entirely new, including its core platform. Read More

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Get great gifts for gearheads and do a good deed as well!

Proceeds from online auction to benefit auto journalist Mark Atkinson and his family

Automakers and journalists have donated some great swag for auction with proceeds going to colleague Mark Atkinson, afflicted with Huntington’s. Read More


Should you buy a used Chevrolet Silverado/GMC Sierra truck?

2007-13 Chevrolet Silverado/GMC Sierra 1500 were a big step forward in GM truck design

GM sweat the details to remove the “truckiness” but not the functionality of the 2007-2013 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra full-size pickups. Read More

Used Cars Automotive Reviews Car Buying Dec 15, 2016, 4:15 AM

10 fun AWD winter beaters for under $12K

A good used AWD crossover offers the benefits of AWD at an affordable price

A small crossover offers the benefits of AWD without the lofty price or heavy fuel consumption of a big SUV – and it’s even more affordable used. Read More

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Kia turns to bots to help sell Niro hybrid

Kia hopes to create showroom atmosphere for Facebook Messenger users

NiroBot works through Facebook Messenger to offer image galleries, multimedia presentations, specs and even opportunities to schedule test drives. Read More

Car Buying Auto Technology Nov 21, 2016, 10:00 PM

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Should you buy a used Mini Cooper?

The Mini Cooper is a fun car to lease and return before the warranty ends

Long ranked in the basement of J.D. Power dependability ratings, the Mini can induce headaches both within and beyond the warranty period. Read More

Used Cars Car Buying Nov 2, 2016, 5:30 PM

Should you buy a used Jeep Wrangler?

The Wrangler is not just a vehicle: it’s a lifestyle statement

Owning a Wrangler is a lifestyle statement that appeals to a lot of people but frequent expensive repairs are an uncelebrated part of that experience. Read More

Used Cars Car Buying Jul 7, 2016, 8:45 AM

Should you buy a used Subaru Forester?

Foresters have a lot to recommend them but can develop a thirst for oil

Subaru is becoming more accepted by the mainstream these days so the bandwidth of potential buyers for used models is expanding as well. Read More

Used Cars Car Buying Automotive Reviews Jun 15, 2016, 1:25 PM

Should you buy a used Chevrolet Cruze?

The Cruze was a key model that played a pivotal role in GM's comeback

Cruze drivers relish much about the car’s design, construction and quality of assembly but have raised a lot of concerns regarding mechanical issues. Read More

Used Cars Car Buying Automotive Reviews Mar 6, 2016, 1:00 AM

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