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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.
Practical vehicle for active lifestyle

Practical vehicle for active lifestyle

The highlight of driving the new 2016 Mazda CX-3 CUV came while listening to Colleen Brown's tune Love You Baby on CKUA. This upbeat song started playing while I was piloting the little sport cute around town in the bright summer sun.
Who needs a Golf GTI when you can have just as much fun in the Golf Comfortline?

Who needs a Golf GTI when you can have just as much fun in the Golf Comfortline?

The 2015 Golf Comfortline with a 1.8-litre four-cylinder turbocharged engine, superb handling and German engineering combine as a less expensive alternative to the GTI.
New F-150  is still Ford tough

New F-150 is still Ford tough

The Ford F-150 has been the best selling vehicle in Canada for longer than I can remember. This truck is the benchmark for the half-ton class, the one in which the bar has risen substantially higher since the last redesign of the F-150 in 2009.
A piece of RCMP history

A piece of RCMP history

Patrick James collects memorabilia of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. As a constable on the force, buttons, tunics and other odds and ends are easy to obtain.
Entry level Prius lacks fun factor

Entry level Prius lacks fun factor

Toyota Prius Hybrid C Auto-Talk June 10, 2015 I'm all for keeping our environment clean including keeping my cars properly tuned and driving (most of the time) at reasonable speeds for the best fuel consumption.
2015 Mustang a true driver's car

2015 Mustang a true driver's car

Springtime brought not only daffodils, greener grass and warmer temperatures but Ford dealers suddenly had a crop of 2015 Mustangs arrive in showrooms.
Lexus unveils sporty crossover

Lexus unveils sporty crossover

The 2015 Lexus NX is the latest in the growing premium compact crossover segment. When you first catch a glimpse of the NX from the side, it almost looks like any other in its class.
Lincoln crossover offers luxury to spare

Lincoln crossover offers luxury to spare

The new Lincoln MKC quietly entered the market last fall with actor Matthew McConaughey's Lincoln television ad.