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Subaru: Marching To The Steady Beat Of Their Own Drum

Subaru will be 67 years old on July 15th. It built its reputation on boxer engines and AWD. Subaru started out building aircraft before being founded in 1953. Today’s Subaru is a car company that appeals to almost everyone. Dentists, street racers, parents, tuners, accountants, Rallye fans, conservationists, hooligans, chiropractors, and all of them straight or members of the...

Alfa Romeo’s 110th Anniversary: A Brand Steeped In Italian Passion

Alfa Romeo will officially celebrate its 110th anniversary on June 24th, 2020. To commemorate the milestone, they will launch a Heritage content package. As soon as we can travel again, we want to visit the Museum and meet Lorenzo. The “other” Italian car brand that is Alfa Romeo has an incredible history. In its 110 years of existence, it’s...

The COVID-19 Effect: Carmakers Are Adjusting Their Focus

Buying your first car
The lockdown won’t last forever. Despite the global financial turmoil,  people will want to buy new cars. Manufacturers are putting action plans in place to sway buyers into their products. Product still rules but the message is now about the consumer. From the near onset of this pandemic, manufacturers have adjusted their tone and demonstrated lenience, understanding, and compassion....

FCA’s Uconnect 5 Is The Next Level

Connectivity and infotainment are on top priorities for car buyers. Uconnect 5 can be equipped with Alexa "Home to Car" functionality. New Uconnect 5 will first be available with the 2021 Chrysler Pacifica. Technology is evolving at a rate that, unless you’re involved in designing it or are a specialist, most mere-mortals cannot keep up with it. When it...

Ford Mustang Mach-E’s Animal-Free Interior Is More Than only About Sustainability

The Mach-E the first Ford vehicle to use animal-free and sustainable materials. Finding the right materials and keeping with the Mustang vide is not an easy task. Check out the B&O audio system’s speakers! We might take interior design somewhat for granted – we like the style, and we like how the various surfaces activate our sense of touch....

Are Canadian Auto Journalists Better Than American Auto Journalists?

Jason Cammisa, on his Carmudgeon Show, says auto journalists don’t own cars. The very vast majority of Canadian auto journalists own a least a car. And yes, I’ve known Cammisa for 20 years. Jealous? In his Carmudgeon Show, Cammisa, along with Derek Tam-Scott, not only discuss their heroes in Episode 24 but Jason touches on the fact that “magazine...

Drove To Florida And Back With The Family In A Volkswagen Golf Wagon And Lived To Tell The Story.

With over 800 litres of boot space and a 500 litre box on the roof, cargo room was not an issue. In two months’ time, we covered nearly 7,000km and averaged 8L/100km. I’ve got only two “issues” with the car. When asked why an SUV, the owner will typically tell you that they opted for a sport utility vehicle...

Top Deadliest Recall Or Automotive Issues

Many car manufacturers know what’s going on before a recall is issued. Often, recalls and defects are a result of cost-cutting measures. Emerging technologies will not put an end to recalls, and other safety-related issues. Following the publication of my overview of Volkswagen a few days ago, I received a handful of comments and all of them more or...

Volkswagen: Rough Start, Rocky Middle, No End In Sight No Matter What

Volkswagen turns 83 years old in late May. It was founded by the German Labour Front. Volkswagen Canada was founded in 1952. VW Auto Group delivered 10.8 million vehicles in 2019. I feel I need to disclose something before I write this up – I’m a fan of Volkswagen products. In just over two decades, sixteen cars have found...

Some Manufacturers Call For The Return For A “Cash For Clunkers” Program

The main goals for this program are lowering emissions and stimulating new car sales. This type of program was launched in the late 2000s with mixed reviews. With a few serious tweaks over the last program, it could work. The “Cash For Clunkers” program, of CFC, was met initially with mixed reviews from both dealers and consumers. The idea...

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