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Pre-owned vehiclesWhich Used Vehicles Are the Safest?
Every season, safety should be a priority for all drivers. When winter rolls around, this statement becomes even more important. In addition to proper driving techniques and caution, you need a vehicle that is sturdy and capable of handling different road and weather conditions. Having a limited budget doesn't necessarily …
Pre-owned vehiclesCan You be Charged for Work Related to a Recall ?
Among the inspections and verifications that should be done before buying a used vehicle, recalls should not be overlooked. These are issued by the car manufacturers for safety reasons, after all! Any problem that is the subject of a recall should be addressed as soon as possible to ensure that …
Pre-owned vehiclesCalculating the Interest Rate on a Car Loan
So, you're just about to pull the trigger on a used car and need a loan to finance it? The first thing you should do is use the car loan calculators provided by various financial institutions, dealerships, and specialized websites. Indeed, this type of tool is very useful and can …
TiresWinter Tire Usage Outside of Quebec is Increasing
Outside Quebec, where winter tires are mandated by law, winter tire usage is up from 65 percent last year to 69 percent this year, according to a new Leger survey commissioned by the Tire and Rubber Association of Canada (TRAC). In fact, 7 percent of drivers in the rest of …
Test Drives2021 Jeep Wrangler 4XE: Wrangling in Fuel Efficiency
If you’d told us just a few short years ago that one of the first Jeeps to see a hybrid /battery system was going to be the Wrangler , we’d have laughed and laughed and laughed some more and maybe even questioned your sanity. Yet, here we are. That’s right, …
Pre-owned vehiclesWhat's a Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle?
When shopping for a used car or truck, you will inevitably hear about certified vehicle programs. Every major automaker has one. However, the criteria and benefits of these programs can vary. Let's look at a concrete example: General Motors of Canada's Certified Pre-Owned Program . Certified Manufacturer’s Warranty All GM …
Pre-owned vehiclesHow to Assess the Value of Your Vehicle?
Whether you're thinking of changing your vehicle soon or further down the road, you most probably want to get the most value out of it. And this is not just about the car you're planning on taking home, but also about the one you'll trade-in. Since the beginning of the …
First Drives2022 Hyundai Kona N: A New Kind of Hot Hatch
The first-generation Volkswagen Golf GTI , launched in 1976, is widely considered as the original hot hatch, an expression used to describe a sporty compact car with a rear liftgate, juiced-up engine and dynamic chassis. The GTI is now accompanied by the Golf R and several other models from rival …

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News2022 Volkswagen Jetta Pricing Announced, GLI is Cheaper Than Civic Si
The Volkswagen Jetta is refreshed and upgraded for 2022, and we now have pricing details for the various trim levels. The first units will arrive at Canadian dealerships early next year. Unsurprisingly, customers will have to pay more, but the hike is reasonable. We’re talking about $1,000 for the base …
ElectricToyota Puts EV Focus on Affordability, Not Range
Toyota’s first battery electric vehicle, called bZ4X , is slated to launch in mid-2022 and looks very promising. In fact, similar to the RAV4 Prime plug-in hybrid SUV, demand is sure to be quite strong, especially in markets like Quebec and B.C. Following its North American premiere at the Los …
ElectricHennessey Aiming for 2,400-Horsepower, 6-Wheeled EV in 2026
Texas-based tuner Hennessey Performance Engineering’s next in-house project following the Venom F5 is almost out of this world. Due in 2026, it’s an electric car unlike any other in terms of design and performance. The company posted a few sketches and revealed some specifications today on its Facebook page. Project …
ElectricStellantis, Mercedes-Benz Jump on Solid-State Battery Bandwagon
Just like Hyundai and Kia did a few weeks ago, two other automakers are investing in Massachussetts-based startup Factorial Energy, which happens to have former Panasonic, Daimler and Ford bosses on its advisory board. The goal is to accelerate the development of solid-state batteries for electric vehicles. We’re talking about …
New ModelsNext-Gen 2023 Genesis G90 Looks Stunning in First Official Pics
Significantly refreshed two years ago, the Genesis G90 full-size luxury sedan is now introducing its second generation. Revealed for the first time today in Seoul, it will go on sale in Canada next year as a 2023 model. According to Korean brand, it’s the most elegant interpretation of the “Athletic …
New ModelsBMW XM Concept Previews 740-Horsepower, M-Exclusive SUV
In 50 years, BMW ’s M performance brand only had one model that didn’t come from the Bavarian automaker’s regular lineup: the legendary M1 . Soon there will be a second, called XM, which we now get a preview of thanks to this concept. A sign of modern times, the …
NewsWhat If the Chevrolet Avalanche Had Never Left?
Did General Motors make a mistake by terminating the versatile Chevrolet Avalanche at the end of the 2013 model year? Probably not. Sales at the time hardly justified keeping this Silverado “twin” around, even with a revolutionary MidGate allowing the cargo bed to expand into the cabin. The automaker preferred …
BuzzAlberta Driver Pulled Over and Fined for Driving With Lumber in Hand
“It’s not the destination, it’s the journey,” as the saying would so inspiringly say. Well, the journey wasn’t so pleasant for this motivated Alberta driver as he was pulled over and fined by the Alberta RCMP for carrying lumber out of his Volvo S60 window. Home renovations can sometimes be …
NewsFour New Nissan Concepts Show Four Visions of the Future
While announcing its new electrification plan today, which calls for the launch of 23 new models globally by 2030 including 15 battery electric vehicles, Nissan unveiled four different concepts that show four different visions of automobiles in the future. Each one is aimed at a specific type of customer and …

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Test Drives2022 Volkswagen Taos: Baby Tiguan Makes a Good First Impression
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Test Drives2021 Toyota GR Supra 3.0: Makes You Feel Like Batman
Toyota is doing its best—or so we assume—to shed its image of plain, uninspiring cars by launching sportier models with more character. Recently, we happened to test drive two of them in back-to-back weeks, although they couldn’t have been more different: the Corolla Apex Edition and the GR Supra 3.0 …

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