CAR REVIEW: 2017 RAM Power Wagon

Making a statement is now more important than who you actually are. This is why people lease upper-trim luxury cars ever though they’ll never truly exploit the 400+ horsepower lurking beneath the bonnet, if they even know what they’ve got to begin with. They selected the car because they’ll look the part. In the pickup world, it’s more or less the same. People will opt for the Platinum, Denali or Laramie Limited but never take ...

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FIRST REVIEW: 2018 Chevrolet Traverse

If 2016 was the year of the car at Chevrolet with the subsequent launches of the new Volt, Malibu and Camaro, to name a few, 2017 belongs to the utility vehicles. In nine short months since beginning of the year, the new Equinox, Trax and Bolt (that’s right, a utility vehicle according to GM) have seen the light of day. Today, it’s the Traverse’s turn. Of all Chevy’s SUVs, the Traverse bridges the gap between ...

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ADVICE: Some very practical winter accessories

Winter is fast approaching, and that means there will soon be snow and ice on our roads and on our vehicles also in the morning and evening, unless we have a garage of course. However, to be well prepared for winter, it is necessary to take some precautions. First, make sure you have good tires and that your vehicle is in good condition. This is the bare minimum. Subsequently, there are several accessories that are ...

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NEW CAR: A futuristic and electric Suzuki Samurai

Its performance was far from extraordinary, but the Suzuki Samurai remains an almost mythical vehicle, especially for off-road enthusiasts. The Samurai was indestructible despite appearances, and now it has been reborn in some way. It is now called the e-Survivor, and in all honesty its connection with the Samurai exists only in the hearts of those that miss Suzuki’s small off-roader. The e-Survivor will be presented at the Tokyo Auto Show next month, and even ...

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CAR NEWS: Women will now be allowed to drive in Saudi Arabia

Long criticized for its treatment of women, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia announced Tuesday that it would let women drive starting in June 2018. The news came through the state news agency, but very little additional information was provided. Ultra-conservative country in the Middle East, Saudi Arabia was the only place in the world where women were not allowed to drive. Despite the good news, there is still a long way to go before the ...

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CAR NEWS: Stopped at 1 km/h above the limit, his ticket is canceled

An Albertan who was recently arrested at 101 km/h on a road limited to 100 km/h saw his ticket canceled after his girlfriend posted the story on social media. Mathieu Gagne was handed the ticket after he decided to overtake a policeman who was traveling below the speed limit in Sturgeon County which is located north of Edmonton. The policeman immediately pulled over the driver from Bon Accord, Alberta. He was given a $ 78 ...

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NEW CAR: Here’s the new 2019 Volvo XC40

Any time Volvo unveils a new model, the world must take notice. Indeed, the Swedish manufacturer isn’t exactly Speedy Gonzalez when it comes to renewing its lineup, and if you need proof just think of the XC90 which spent more than 12 years on the market without being really updated. It wasn’t until 2014 that a second generation made its way to the market. The XC60 arrived in 2009 and spent almost 8 years without ...

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NEW CAR: Arnold Schwarzenegger electrifies his Hummer

If there was ever a vehicle that felt the wrath of environmentalists, it was the Hummer. Although it wasn’t the most polluting vehicle of its era, it nevertheless became a symbol of everything that was ecologically wrong with the automotive industry. Times have changed. Hummer no longer exists as a brand, but there are still models out on the road. One of these models will never again emit any pollutants thanks to Austrian company Kreisel ...

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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 its name, and it’s cute too.  2018 Honda HR-V Only the HR-V’s outer dimensions are ...

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ADVICE: Demonstrator vehicles, are they a good deal?

You’ve probably seen multiple ads for demonstrator vehicles in newspapers or on the web when you were looking for your next vehicle. This type of vehicle actually falls between a new vehicle and a pre-owned vehicle, but often it offers advantages that compare more favorably to a new one than a used model. A vehicle may hold the demo title for several different reasons. It may have been used by a dealership employee, or by ...

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