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Wagon a fine blend of esthetics and utility

Wagon a fine blend of esthetics and utility

I'm glad there are manufacturers like BMW and Volkswagen that still offer wagons. The right mix of options provides a car that can be fun to drive and functional when needed.
Ford upscales its Explorer

Ford upscales its Explorer

The Ford Explorer topped Canadian sales charts for three-row SUVs and crossovers in 2015 leaving domestic and foreign competitors well behind. Will this year also see strong sales? A good question as the recession deepens in Alberta and Saskatchewan.
2016 Kia Sorento is at the top of its class

2016 Kia Sorento is at the top of its class

Kia's largest SUV has been refreshed and it's worth investigating for anyone shopping the $40,000 plus price range.
Good things inside make this new sub-compact shine

Good things inside make this new sub-compact shine

I'm told the 2016 Honda HRV sub-compact CUV is selling in very respectable numbers right now. Ford has nothing in this market segment but appears to have a sub-compact in Europe that will fill the slot.
Fuel-sipping alternative to the CUV

Fuel-sipping alternative to the CUV

The 2015 Golf won just about every meaningful award in the auto industry from North American Car of the Year to the Canadian Automotive Jury Best of the Best. No matter what model you choose, it is a very well engineered car.
New Bimmer falls a little flat

New Bimmer falls a little flat

It used to be getting a BMW test vehicle got my heart rate up and my palms sweaty with anticipation.
Acura RDX Elite is value for your buck

Acura RDX Elite is value for your buck

If you're considering purchasing or leasing a $40,000 plus SUV take a good look at the Acura RDX Elite. It's been refreshed for the 2016 model year and offers even better value since its launch in the Canadian market in 2007.
Hot Ford hatchback a road beast

Hot Ford hatchback a road beast

Ford is really on a roll with performance vehicles right now; the 450-hp F-150 Raptor, the Shelby GT350R Mustang, and the new GT supercar.
Impreza impresses with practicality and price

Impreza impresses with practicality and price

Franz Kafka once said; "First impressions are always unreliable." There is certainly some truth to his observation as I found out after spending a week driving the Subaru Impreza.
Ford sedan checks most of the boxes

Ford sedan checks most of the boxes

With the continuing growth of the SUV and CUV market you might wonder if people still buy the traditional sedan. Sales figures show that the traditional mid-size and full-size sedan market is doing OK with some cars selling better than others.