2008 Smart Fortwo

Not that long ago – late 2004 – the smart car arrived in Canada as a sort of experiment on the part of its builder, Mercedes-Benz. The subsidiary set up to market the small urban vehicles had surprisingly not done so well, despite European cities being full of the things. So, it was...

2008 Mini Cooper S

A lot of people took the time to check out the latest Mini Cooper S during my time with it. Most of them, after wandering around the car, said something along the lines of “boy, it sure doesn’t look much different.” Driving it, however, elicits a very different line. From the looks...

2008 Honda Accord

When Honda set out to redesign the Accord, which was one of the largest-selling cars in North America, it needed to not only build on its strengths and appeal to loyal customers, but also keep up with the technological progress made in the industry and try to entice new buyers into the...

2008 BMW M5

I have to say that it was with a mixture of fear and excitement that I picked up a 2008 BMW M5 for a week long test drive. Colleagues had warned me of the prospect of having a police officer yank my driving privileges at the side of the road. The fourth version of this revolutionary sedan...

The 2008 Mazda CX9 wins...

The 2008 North American International Auto show in Detroit, opened with the announcement of its pick for the 2008 Truck of the Year. This year the 2008 Mazda CX9 beat out the Chevy Tahoe Hybrid and the Buick Enclave, the the other finalists. The CX9 was a highly regarded competitor in the...

Dodge Challenger limite...

Dodge has announced pricing for the modern interpretation of the ultimate muscle coupe. The limited-volume 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8 will have a Canadian Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $44,995 (which excludes $1300 destination), and offer modern features such as 20″...

Chrysler is going diese...

Chrysler is going diesel again…but in a  full-sized SUV. The auto manufacturer was to announce plans June 1, 2006, to  produce it’s Jeep Grand Cherokee with a 3.0 litre common rail turbo  diesel for the U.S. and Canadian markets. The vehicle will arrive on dealers lots by the ...

Camaro saves Oshawa Ass...

While General Motors may see the soon-to-be relaunched Camaro as its saviour to resurrect sagging auto sales, the Oshawa assembly complex knows it’s a godsend already. GM announced Monday that the Camaro, re-entering the auto world after a hiatus of five years, will be built at its ...