Class action against Kia for faulty engines

The Automobile Protection Association has filed a class action suit against Kia Canada with the Quebec Superior court. This was done on behalf of Forte owners from model years 2010 to 2015. The issue relates to a noisy 2.0-litre engine caused by an assembly mistake at the factory. It would seem that the pistons wear out cylinder walls abnormally over ...

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Nissan Z’s not dead

With 10 model years under its belt, it’s no wonder that many are wondering if Nissan’s sports car still has a future. Little has been said or read on the car’s as to what will become of it. Remember, the Nissan-Datsun “Z” car did disappear between the late 90s and early 2000s. While the Z33 350Z got many enthusiasts and ...

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First road test 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

Mitsubishi is on something of a high at the moment. Although it doesn’t seem that way, they’ve recorded record sales in 2017 with 23,000 new car deliveries. It’s no secret that showrooms are scarcely populated with new products, and people. Yet, consumers seem drawn to this brand that now relies solely on CUVs. I mean what I wrote… The two ...

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No salary for Elon Musk for the next 10 years

Tesla’s founder and CEO, Elon Musk, will not receive a salary for the next 10 years under a new compensation plan that should be approved by shareholders in March. That said, he could still end up being the richest man on the planet at the end of those 10 years. That will depend on whether or not Tesla is profitable. ...

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5 cars that saved their manufacturer

Manufacturers experience a wide range of ups and downs over the years, but very few every reach a point where their very survival is questioned. Others are not so lucky, though. The difference between success and bankruptcy often depends on a single model, a vehicle so well designed that it manages to pull an automaker out of trouble all by ...

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Autonomous cars and drinking and driving

Autonomous Driving

This might be the first time we come across this kind of story but we’re certain this isn’t the first such incident. Nor, we’re convinced, will it be the last… A little over a week ago, a Tesla owner was found passed-out at the wheel of his car on the San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge by the California Highway Patrol. When ...

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