A look at six cars that deliver big-time motoring fun on a budget
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By popular demand, here are some tips to shop smart for a used high-end luxury car
Don’t miss these highlights from Detroit
Mass test of 34 all-new models – why it matters, and who is missing.
Class is in session.
Head of the pack.
The best rides to help catch ’em all.
A look at how to shop smart for some of the used market’s popular compact car choices.
A look at how to shop smart for some of the market’s most popular used compact luxury crossovers.
Topless picks and tips for summer.
Best of the few remaining purist’s choice RWD cars.
A history of the weird.
Check out our list of sensible and practical performance models from the used market, ready for year-round use.
Though it’s a regional car show that competes with the New York auto show for attention, the Vancouver auto show has plenty of variety for local consumers and car buffs: from exotic cars to tuners to classic cars to new models, aftermarket displays, plus the opportunity to drive the latest ‘green’ cars. The 96th annual…
Off the beaten – and plowed – path.
We highlight some hot rides for cruising the strip and hitting the beach.
These cars made history on the road before they made history on the auction block.
Thinking outside the box can find you some solidly reliable used cars that offer great value.
Your favourites and ours from our eclectic selection of Finds of the Week.
It’s a good time to be a rider.
The best Bento boxes and Tomica trucks.
When I first began watching Jerry Seinfeld’s Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee series (CICGC from now on; WAY easier), as a car guy, I was a little taken aback. I guess I thought it would be a little more “Top Gear Star in a Reasonably Priced Car” than “Jay Leno’s Garage” (more on the famous…
When it comes to TV shows, a good car can become a character in its own right (if the Duke boys had a wood-panelled station wagon, would it still be the General Lee?). What’s more, just like in real life, a car lets you reach reasonably accurate conclusions about its owners – one look at…
Winter wagon season is coming.
A look at some used weekend racer rides that are easy on the wallet.
A look at a list of hot rides for drivers with two feet.
Picture this: It’s 5:15 pm at the end of a hectic day at work. Home is a 32 km commute away – normally a 40 minute trip, but the traffic radio says it’s bumper-to-bumper out there today so you’ll be lucky to make it home in an hour. Pick the wrong car, and it’s going…
A look at some popular off-roaders from the used marketplace.
A look at some favourite rides, features and accessories for this summer’s camping trips.
Pop quiz: What’s the best car warranty? The one you never have to use, of course! Trick question aside, warranty coverage can vary greatly between manufacturers. Buying new? If you’re keeping your car for more than three years, this is information you’ll want to keep in mind when shopping the competition. If you’re buying used…
Originally published on Autos.ca on November 4, 2013 (Top Picks: Best Roads in Canada) Stelvio Pass, the derestricted Autobahn, the Nikkō Irohazaka, blah, blah, blah. What about roads Canadians can actually drive on in something other than a rented diesel hatchback? It’s not like we don’t have a lot of tarmac criss-crossing this big ol’…
Sun-chasing fun on a budget.
Strident opinions by Steven Bochenek Originally published on Autos.ca on June 19, 2013 (http://www.autos.ca/motoring-memories/opinion-top-ten-rock-n-roll-car-anthems/) Nothing says summer like clumsy rhymes about noisy rides led by a catchy earworm and backed by simple thudding chords. What are those timeless paeans to car lust that make you turn the volume up and thrust your foot down? These…
The rich and snobbish often say that new money is the worst type. They say that rapidly acquiring wealth commonly ends in fashion disaster. Taste, they opine, is earned over generations. I’m a little less classist than this and reject the bourgeois elitism apparent in such attitudes – then I looked through a bunch of…
Have you ever thought you had just enough money for your dream machine? Worked the numbers, found your lease rate, down payment requirement and a dealer, only to be scuppered by the insurance rate on your chosen ride? Imagine how you’d feel if you were trying to find a rate on something truly extravagant? Would…
For many folks, a car’s engine is its most important part. A mechanical masterpiece. A glorious combination of shafts and pistons and rods sloshing about in a bunch of oil and gas to achieve the miracle of combustion-based momentum. The heart of the beast. But let’s face it, some engines are better to look at…
A list of suggested rides, new and used, that offer top-notch space to price ratios Some shoppers want the most horsepower for their dollar. Others want the most ballin’ luxury land yacht they can find for a given price. Others still want maximum safety and confidence in a ride that won’t see them parting with…
Luxury has bitten the dust. These days, the concept seems almost laughable, with brands offering “premium” car for under $30K, and top-trim family sedans crammed with every conceivable feature imaginable. Don’t think of it as a marketing ploy – think of it as the democratization of comfort, reliability and smoothness, all items you used to…
Here are our favourite picks from the floor of the Paris Auto Show – our Top 10 Concept Cars that may inspire the cars that come to a dealership near you in the near and distant future.
Looking for a newer used full-sized pickup? You’ve got five options – each with unique appeal, and unique issues to be on the lookout for.