Autos: Research

Should you buy a used Ford Mustang?

Friday  17:06,   01 june 2018
autofile.ca

Strong sales of current models mean there are plenty of 2010-14 Mustangs availableThat means there are now plenty of fifth-generation – 2010-2014 model-year – Mustangs on the[...]
Autos / Research

Buying Used: 2013-2017 Chevrolet Spark

Friday  17:06,   01 june 2018
wheels.ca

Some motorists go to great lengths to eke out better fuel economy, such as tossing the weighty spare tire, dismantling their roof racks and donning an “ice vest” in hot weather in place of turning on the air conditioner. No, really. All[...]

Understanding CPO Programs, Manufacturer vs Dealer

Friday  16:31,   01 june 2018
autotrader.ca

<p>There are always concerns with a used car: is it really as good as the seller says? If you’d rather not investigate a car’s roadworthiness yourself, one of your options is to look for CPO, or Certified Pre-Owned.</p>This is a used vehicle[...]

These 7 Cars Deliver the Most Fun for Under $35K

Thursday  17:58,   31 may 2018
wheels.ca

Does buying a car on a budget mean you’re inevitably burdened with something boring? Not a chance.&nbsp;Does buying a car on a budget mean you’re inevitably burdened with something[...]

Used Vehicle Review: Lexus ES, 2013-2018

Wednesday  19:43,   30 may 2018
autotrader.ca

<p>As a reliability and cost of ownership leader, the Lexus ES should make a compelling buy for the luxury shopper after years of worry-free driving from a comfortable and upscale cruiser that’s long-haul ready.</p>Luxury[...]

Seven Shifty Transmissions to Avoid

Wednesday  17:14,   30 may 2018
wheels.ca

<p>As transmissions get more creative, their durability may be less than ironclad.</p>Lofty fuel-efficiency targets have coerced automakers into adopting more sophisticated transmissions with abundant gear ratios, or “speeds,” to ensure[...]

Seven Shifty Transmissions to Avoid

Wednesday  17:14,   30 may 2018
wheels.ca

<p>As transmissions get more creative, their durability may be less than ironclad.</p>Lofty fuel-efficiency targets have coerced automakers into adopting more sophisticated transmissions with abundant gear ratios, or “speeds,” to ensure[...]

2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Gets 2.7-liter Inline-Four Option

Thursday  18:03,   24 may 2018
motortrend

New four-banger makes 310 hp and 348 lb-ft of torque , with that torque peaking from 1,500 to 4,000 rpm. GM expects the 2.7-liter to offer payload capacity comparable to the Ford F-150 XLT's 3.3-liter V-6 and the Ram 1500 Big Horn's 3.6-liter V-6.[...]

Tesla Killers: Rise of the E-Machines

Friday  18:42,   18 may 2018
motortrend

Can Tesla survive the surge of EV competitors from Jaguar, BMW, VW, and others?No one saw Tesla coming. A Silicon Valley startup putting electric motors into a handful of Lotus sports cars was about as niche as automaking gets. Then Elon Musk took[...]

Should you buy a used Honda CR-V?

Thursday  17:11,   17 may 2018
autofile.ca

The third-generation CR-V was introduced in 2007 and continued through 2011Virtual shrines have been built online for the Civic Wagon 4WD, which sported push-button four-wheel drive and a six-speed manual transmission with an ultra- low gear. It[...]

Buying Used: 2014-18 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class

Thursday  17:10,   17 may 2018
wheels.ca

Brand management is a tricky vocation. Like juggling. Or selling rustproofing. A brand is often most appealing when it’s exclusive. It can command a handsome premium when it’s sold in relatively small numbers. Conversely, spread the brand over a[...]

Used Vehicle Review: Nissan Frontier, 2005-2018

Friday  16:31,   11 may 2018
autotrader.ca

<p>Unique and functional interior, good build quality, a solid and sturdy ride, plenty of power from the big V6 engine, and plenty of off-road capability.</p>Pickup[...]

All-Wheel Drive Glossary

Thursday  17:43,   03 may 2018
autotrader.ca

Canadian shoppers are more likely than ever to be considering an all-wheel-drive (AWD) car or crossover as their next vehicle – and automakers are responding by launching more and more AWD-equipped models than ever.&nbsp;Video: 2018 Land Rover[...]

The rules to follow when getting your kid a car

Thursday  17:41,   03 may 2018
driving.ca

It used to be the bigger the better, but nowadays safety features and fuel economy are key features to look forThe first question can be answered in your owner’s manual, not even Kreskin knows why those idiots can’t get out of the passing lane, but[...]

Why Your Next Car Might Use 48-Volt Technology

Thursday  04:17,   03 may 2018
consumerreports.org

Automakers worldwide increasingly talk about electrifying their fleets, but it doesn’t mean every future car or truck will need to be plugged in. Instead, the first wave of this advance is 48-vol t technology.Video: 2019 Ram 1500 Remains Big and[...]