2009 Honda Pilot

Many Canadian consumers are shying away from large SUVs and opting for smaller more fuel-efficient vehicles because of the down turn in the economy and the high cost of fuel. Honda recently introduced its second generation midsize SUV. Obviously the folks at Honda must know something that...

2008 Subaru Impreza

The first thing you notice about the new 2008 Subaru Impreza sedan is its conservative styling. Unlike many who took the time out to point that fact out, I liked it. No, it doesn’t jump out and demand attention, rather it’s like a well-tailored suit – it is noticeable for...

2007 Mercedes Benz S550...

Mercedes-Benz S-Class flagship is all new from the ground up for 2007. With more than 2.7 million sold globally since its introduction some 50 years ago, the world’s best selling premium luxury car over the years has been nipped and tucked (from very boxy and decidedly boring to...

Canadian Winter Driving...

We are sorry to tell you this, but winter is not far away. And that’s means making sure your car is ready for changing driving conditions. A 50/50 mixture of anti‑freeze/water in the cooling system gives ‑35C protection in winter. Cars with aluminum parts in the engine require...

2006 Subaru Tribeca SUV

The all-new 2006 B9 Tribeca is Subaru’s largest, most expensive vehicle and its first-ever crossover SUV to offer seating for seven passengers. It is available in a five- or seven-passenger models in base or Limited trim levels with prices starting at $41,995 for the base five-passenger...

2006 Volkswagen VW Jett...

The Jetta — Volkswagen’s best selling car in North America — has sold more than 2.2 million units since its introduction 25 years ago. For 2006, the fifth generation Jetta gets a complete make over. This all-new model has grown in every respect: It is now 177-mm longer,...

2006 Mazda MX-5 Miata

From its inception, the Mazda Miata has paid homage to the British Sports cars of the 1960s. Indeed, it’s fair to say the Miata represents what these fun-to-drive roadsters could have become had they been allowed to mature. And as with those early offerings, the Miata developed a...

2006 Honda Civic

In redesigning the 2006 Honda Civic, Honda’s designers and engineers could have used the old saying “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”. After all, it was been the best-selling passenger car in Canada from 1998 to 2005. More than 1.2 million Civics have been...