Monthly Archives: June 2010

First Drive: 2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet



Based on the recent E-Class Coupe, the new 2011 E-Class Cabriolet features a retractable wind deflector at the top of the windscreen that helps reduce wind turbulence in the cabin while driving with the top down, reports Editor-in-chief, Greg Wilson.

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Auto Tech: How to recognize mechanical problems early

Using your senses – sight, sound, smell and feel – you can recognize potential mechanical problems before they become serious and cost you a lot of money in repairs, says Technical Editor, Jim Kerr. Continue reading

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Transport Canada issues latest recalls

Transport Canada has issued its latest recalls, which may affect some General Motors, Volkswagen, Volvo, BMW, Suzuki and Subaru vehicles.
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BCAA asks drivers: Have you hung up the phone?

Have you hung up the phone? The British Columbia Automobile Association (BCAA) is asking drivers to complete an online survey to see how many are complying with the six-month-old distracted driving law.
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Save gas, drive safer on proper tire pressure: RAC

Properly-inflated tires should be a priority for every motorist hitting Canada’s highways this summer, according to the Rubber Association of Canada (RAC). Motorists who ensure their tires have the correct pressure can expect to save about two weeks’ worth of fuel annually, and will benefit from the safe performance tire makers design into their products.
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Cruise Nationals under way in Southern Ontario

A series of cruise nights for collector cars in and around the Toronto area will culminate in one vehicle being named the Grand Champion at next February’s Canadian International AutoShow in Toronto.
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Hyundai Sonata now top-rated: Consumer Reports

The redesigned Hyundai Sonata has earned an “excellent” score in testing by Consumer Reports, making it one of the top-rated family sedans and scoring just under the four-cylinder Nissan Altima.
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New SAE standard measures plug-in vehicles

Vehicle standards association SAE International has introduced a new, revised standard to accurately measure the exhaust emissions and fuel economy of hybrid and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles.
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Day-by-Day Review: 2011 Ford Mustang GT




James thinks the Mustang GT is a great car, but he’s of the opinion that its power goes to waste unless you can take it to the track to stretch its legs. Otherwise, the car is a decent cruiser, but at that point, the V6 is the more sensible bet. Continue reading

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Test Drive: 2010 Chevrolet Malibu LT Platinum Edition

With the standard 2.4-litre four-cylinder engine and six-speed automatic transmission, the Malibu LT is surprisingly “quiet and powerful” and fuel economy is “commendable” for a mid-size sedan, says Senior Editor, Paul Williams. The Platinum Edition adds a number of feature upgrades.

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Feature: Car brands – who owns what?

With all the changes in the automobile industry over the past few years, it’s hard to keep track of which car brands are owned by which companies. Senior Editor Paul Williams has the latest update on who owns what. Continue reading

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Hot Wheels Mustang unveils in Toronto today

Hot Wheels will unveil is life-size, colour-shifting Ford Mustang today, June 29, in Toronto at Yonge and Dundas Square from 6 a.m. to noon. Children attending the launch can help change the colour of the car, play with Hot Wheels toys, and receive items such as collector booklets and T-shirts.
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Honda Civic, Ford F-Series top May sales

The Honda Civic and Ford F-Series topped the Canadian passenger car and light truck sales for May, according to industry analyst Dennis DesRosiers.
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