CAR NEWS: How big is the American car loan debt?

Car seller with couple outside car dealership

The United States of America remains one of the largest car markets in the world. With over 17.5 million new cars sold in 2016 (compared to 1.95 million in Canada in the same period), barely more than were delivered in 2015, you could possibly guess that the car debt is big. Oh, and then there are used vehicles sales. For ...

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LIST: Top 10 compact all-season new cars

Being on a budget no longer means that big sacrifices need to be made. In 2017, it is possible to get a car that features AWD and a better than decent level of equipment for $30,000 or less. The following list contains 10 of our favorite going into 2018. 2018 Ford Ecosport This perky little ‘ute promises to deliver on ...

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CAR NEWS: Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid sales resume

There are no replacements for a minivan. There are even fewer when it comes to the Pacifica Hybrid. In fact, it is currently the only affordable large plug-in family vehicle available in Canada. The growing number of owners and potential buyers were disappointed back in June to find out that sales of the electrified minivan had been halted due to ...

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CAR REVIEW: 2017 BMW i8

2017 BMW i8

I’ve had a very difficult time evaluating BMW’s revolutionary i8. I toggled from being blown away to disappointed, from enthused to confused. Interestingly, only one other car this year has given me equal (and greater) headaches and it was the new Acura NSX. I say interestingly because both cars have far more in common that one might think. In the ...

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ADVICE: Several good reasons to opt for a demo

Demo vehicles are certainly misunderstood in the market. Often, we tend to believe that they have been beaten on countless road tests, but that is usually quite the opposite. These vehicles, in addition to enjoying enticing prices and impressive discounts, are often very well maintained by the dealership. Demos are often used as a service vehicle, or by members of ...

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ADVICE: What to do in the event of a flat tire?

Nobody likes to have a flat tire. Some are luckier than others and have managed to avoid the scenario all their lives while others have been forced to replace their tire on the side of the road several times. Often in the rain when it’s cold out. What is certain is that a flat tire never occurs at the right ...

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