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Big Jeep Grand Cherokee diesel performs with panache

 By Jim Bray

Jeep’s new Grand Cherokee is a real competitor in the higher end SUV market, big and imposing and comfortable, and with about as much stuff as one could want stuffed into it.

Cash-for-clunkers actually reduced automotive spending, study finds

 By News on the Net

Another study has found that the 2009 Car Allowance Rebate System, also known as “Cash for Clunkers,” may have had a negative long-term impact on the automotive industry.

Nissan Micra-sizes and Micro-prices its entry level car

 By Jim Bray

The smallest Nissan in Canada has been reborn after a several year hiatus, and its new incarnation is a fun little vehicle that packs a lot of punch - as long as you don’t mean “horsepower” - into an affordable package.

MOTORING: Volvo V40 T4

 By Tim Saunders

Hills show a car’s mettle.

I live in an area rich in a variety of differing landscape, which ranges from flat to steep. Just round the corner is a particularly awkward hill for those walking up it or pushing a pushchair. I know. So when I drive many cars up it there are few that actually surprise me in their ability to tackle it.






Camry hybrid: a good car that’s green

 By Jim Bray

The Toyota Camry, a car I’ve seen referred to in the past as “an appliance,” is a world class family sedan that’s comfortable and efficient and undoubtedly as reliable as a wood burning stove. And this current version is even quite attractive and decent to drive. For what more could anyone ask?

Ford’s Focus is sharp in SE trim

 By Jim Bray

Ford is making a decent reputation for building quality vehicles these days - a far cry from when the domestics were fairly or unfairly accused of making junk - and a prime example why is the Focus. This “bread and butter car” competes in a very crowded market niche - everything but the kitchen sink, including the VW Jetta, the Hyundai Elantra, Kia Forte,  Toyota Corolla, Honda Civic and many more - and it goes head to head with some pretty fine vehicles. Obviously, Ford’s work is cut out for it to get this car noticed in such as rapidly improving throng.

Motoring: VW Tiguan

 By Tim Saunders

Families need versatile vehicles.

To that end the Volkswagen Tiguan is an ideal solution. This sports utility vehicle shares similar looks to the larger Tourag.

Lexus RX 350 SPORTDESIGN ups its features and driving experience

 By Jim Bray

Lexus’ top-selling vehicle in Canada gets a new trim level name for 2015, one that should help make it an even more compelling vehicle than it is already. And it was a pretty compelling SUV/Crossover to begin with, comfortable and luxurious and with great resale value.






Toyota RAV4 worth a first - and second - look

 By Jim Bray

Writing about cars is a great gig. You not only get to drive a lot of the latest wheels, you get to drive some of them more than once, and that second chance to live with a car for a few days can change your initial opinion.

Mazda MX-5 still a blast - but at what cost?

 By Jim Bray

Mazda’s little bundle of joy has been putting smiles on enthusiasts’ faces for more than 20 years, and it’s still about the best iteration of the classic British sports car you can get without being left on the side of the road.

May Vehicle Sales Spring Industry Forward

 By News on the Net

TORONTO  – Auto sales in May advanced solidly by 5.7% in May compared to last year with 195,571 vehicles sold last month.  Year-to-date sales through May are 2.9% higher than last year.  While consumer confidence dipped 2.6 points in May, the confidence level was still 6.6 points higher than May 2013.  For a fifth straight month in 2014, vehicle sales were well ahead of the historical 5 year sales for the month of May with sales up almost 20% over the May average.

Motoring: Range Rover Evoque and Bubblebum

 By Tim Saunders

“That’s a girl’s off-roader,” says a fellow motoring hack, as he gives the Range Rover Evoque a cursory glance.

Kia sells its Soul in the name of profitability

 By Jim Bray

It might sound a bit silly if you’ve never seen “My Mother the Car,” but South Korean carmaker Kia really does have a soul in its product line, a little people hauler that offers a lot of fun, practicality and bang for the buck.

Lexus ES hybrid a pleasant and luxurious sedan

 By Jim Bray

If you’re looking for a four door car that gives you the reliability of Toyota’s Camry, but ups the luxury quotient substantially, you really should take a look at the Lexus ES.

















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