First Road Test: 2019 Subaru Ascent

2019 Subaru Ascent

Baddek, NS. Not succumbing to the utility of a 3-row midsize crossover vehicle has become a very real issue for me. I’m well on my way to becoming a statistic with baby #2 in the oven, as they say, and getting around with the crew and all the gear will quickly become something of a headache in one of our ...

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Different ways to negotiate the price of your new vehicle

car negotiation

When it comes to buying a car, most of us expect to be able to negotiate the price of our next dream vehicle. The dealership also expects some negotiation to occur, and usually will want to talk if you have a fair offer in mind. That said, there are a few variables that come into play when negotiating the price ...

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Will your car keep its resale value?

We all know that cars are not investments. As a matter of fact, they are probably the worst financial investments we can ever make given the dollar amount associated with buying a new car. That said, we all need to get around, so we have to live with depreciation. There are ways however to ensure that our vehicle keeps its ...

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The importance of the test drive

buying a first car

Those of us who are in the market for a new vehicle will generally spend hours trying to find the perfect car for their needs. That means that we will go over a bunch of automotive reviews, read all of the comparisons we can, ask our neighbors and friends, and visit various dealerships. That said, the most important part of ...

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Protect your engine in a few easy steps

Unless we are an automotive buff or a mechanic, we don’t spend a lot of time thinking about our engine and how to maintain it. We tend to get into our vehicle, and as long as the engine starts we are good to go. Now, we know the importance of regular maintenance and servicing, but there are also other steps ...

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A few more tips to save fuel this summer

improve fuel economy

You probably already know that keeping your speed down around the speed limit, avoiding hard braking and accelerating, and making sure your vehicle is properly serviced and that all repairs are taken care of will help you save fuel. These are indeed the best ways to save fuel, but there are other ways as well that pertain especially to summer. ...

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