Porsche
Gifts & Gadgets

Porsche school a gift idea

May 26, 2017 Richard 0

It may be too late for Mother’s Day, but here is a suggestion for Father’s Day — the new Porsche Sport Driving School. click here to see my story Admittedly, at $2,495 it is not […]

teens
Better Driver

Teen drivers and crashes too common

May 21, 2017 Richard 0

A few years ago, the Ottawa-based Traffic Injury Research Foundation (TIRF) conducted a study that showed teen drivers are involved in a disproportionate number of serious crashes.  Driver training may be a provincial issue, but […]

Flex
Reviews

2017 Ford Flex

May 21, 2017 Richard 0

The distinctive boxy shape is neither a wagon nor a utility vehicle. The Flex stands apart. And alone. Click here to read my review of the Ford Flex

Fleet sales
Industry

Honda least dependent on fleet sales

May 16, 2017 Richard 0

There was an interesting little missive in my mailbox the other day. “Honda remains the least fleet-oriented brand in 2016,” DesRosiers Automotive Consultants reported. At the other end of the sales spectrum more than 80% […]

Reviews

2017 Kia Optima hybrid

May 14, 2017 Richard 0

The Kia Optima HEV (hybrid electric vehicle) drives like a conventional car with little evidence it is anything other than ‘normal’ — except for its impressive fuel mileage in town and on the highway. Click […]

Buick
everything automotive

The smallest Buick utility vehicle

May 6, 2017 Richard 0

Buick set out years ago, to earn respect for what it called quiet tuning. Those efforts, which include everything from a stiff chassis and acoustic glass, to the use of strategically placed foam and liquid […]

Jaguar
Industry

Canadian car sales down in April

May 3, 2017 Richard 0

Canadian auto sales were down slightly overall in April, with the majority of volume manufacturers experiencing a decline. Ford retained the lead, but FCA slipped enough to allow GM past into second overall for the […]