The 2018 Nissan Leaf will give you a jolt – if you can get a charge

The world’s best-selling EV is great as a second car or for short commuting    

The 2018 Nissan Leaf will give you a jolt – if you can get a chargeI want to be clear about this: The 2018 Nissan Leaf is a great compact car with a quiet, smooth ride, attractive design and many driver conveniences. But it’s not the car for me. I live in an apartment building and I have no access to an outside plug for recharging the batteries. That’s a…

New motor vehicle sales trend lower in July in Alberta

StatsCan said there were 19,595 sales in Alberta, which was down from 21,791 sales in July 2017

New motor vehicle sales trend lower in July in AlbertaJuly proved to be a tough month for auto dealerships in Alberta. Data released on Monday by Statistics Canada showed sales in the province and total dollar volume dipped from a year ago. In July, the federal agency said there were 19,595 sales in Alberta, which was down from 21,791 sales in July 2017. The…

Alberta auto sales forecast to exceed 2017 numbers

Expected to reach 248,000 units this year, a slight increase from the 245,000 sales in 2017

Alberta auto sales forecast to exceed 2017 numbersA Global Auto Report by Scotiabank Economics says vehicle sales in Alberta are forecast to reach 248,000 units this year, a slight increase from the 245,000 sales in 2017. The report said sales are on a rising trend after dipping to 220,000 in 2016 as the province was in the depths of recession due to…

The 2010 Toyota Yaris remains economical and functional

This econobox has stood the test of time and remains a solid choice for A-to-B transport

The 2010 Toyota Yaris remains economical and functionalMade in Japan and formerly known as the Echo, the Toyota Yaris has traditionally been about as basic as econoboxes get. The emphasis has always been on economy of operation and affordability, rather than performance or comfort. Eight years on, the 2010 Yaris is an econobox that has stood the test of time and remains…

Is the Mazda MX-5 the greatest sports car ever made?

Thirty years after its introduction, this two-seater remains as entertaining, dependable and fun as anything out there

Is the Mazda MX-5 the greatest sports car ever made?What’s the greatest sports car ever made? Depends who you talk to, I suppose. Jaguar E-Type, Shelby Cobra, Ferrari Testarossa, Porsche 911, Mercedes 300 Gullwing, Aston Martin DB5 … the list goes on and on. But let’s narrow down our criteria a little. Let’s look at things like usability, reliability, affordability, fun quotient, and parts…

The top 10 (bottom 10?) ugliest cars ever made

Not everything that springs from the mind of automobile designers and stylists can be a winner. In many ways, when they sit down to design, it’s a crap shoot

The top 10 (bottom 10?) ugliest cars ever madeSomething a little different this time around: ugly cars. Not everything that springs from the mind of automobile designers and stylists can be a winner. In many ways, when they sit down with their computer-aided design and manufacturing programs, or simply clay mules, it’s a crap shoot. Things like passenger ingress/egress, aerodynamics, manufacturing costs, engineering…
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