Canada Cars

What Drives Millennials To Buy A Car?

Nick Cowling | Posted 05.27.2016 | Canada Business
Nick Cowling

The purchase of a car is a significant expense for anyone, especially money-conscious millennials who are saving for the future and entering the phase of their lives with many large purchases ahead. Turns out, millennials are changing the scope of car ownership.

Jaguar's Flagship Luxury Sedan Is All About Style And Solitude

Reggie Ramone | Posted 05.11.2016 | Canada Style
Reggie Ramone

In a week with the 2016 Jaguar XJL Portfolio, the luxury sedan introduces a variety of knick-knacks that remain competitive with its equivalent wolf pack: the Audi A8, the BMW 7 and the Mercedes-Benz S-Class. For the test drive, I neatly prepared the unique features in the Jaguar XJL that compete with its class.

Fewer Kids Walk Or Bike To School -- And That Hurts Everyone

University of Toronto News | Posted 04.11.2016 | Canada Living
University of Toronto News

More than twice as many kids are driven to school these days compared to 25 years ago, and that's having an impact on everyone. In a study released April 5 by Metrolinx, the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area's transportation planning agency, researchers found a decline among youth in the use of physically active modes of transportation to commute to school over a 25-year period. And this has huge implications for the future of Toronto.

Why Riding The Train Rules

Posted 04.04.2016 | Canada Living

When it comes to the question of planes, trains or automobiles, the selection of your favourite mode of transportation obviously has to be trains.

Get Winter Grime Off Your Car With Baking Soda

Reggie Ramone | Posted 02.26.2016 | Canada Living
Reggie Ramone

Your car is looking pretty grimy right now. Baking soda is notorious for being an extremely effective cleaning solvent that extends beyond the walls of the kitchen. It's a popular choice for where we're dirtiest the most: the car.

Insuring Your Hot Street Tuner

Andrew Lo | Posted 02.29.2016 | Canada Business
Andrew Lo

Street tuners are vehicles with modified equipment that improve performance or make them unique in their appearance. But even though they are completely legal for regular driving, most insurance companies shy away from providing coverage for tuners.

Looking For Love? The Car You Drive Could Hold The Key

Simone Katerine | Posted 02.16.2016 | Canada Living
Simone Katerine

According to a new study, when it comes to your romantic desirability, your choice in vehicle doesn't matter -- at least not in the way that you'd think. As it turns out, breaking the bank on an exotic car won't increase your chances of being lucky in love, as the majority of Canadians (51 per cent) find mainstream brands, such as Ford and Toyota, most attractive for a potential mate to drive -- even over luxury and exotic cars.

Voice-Activated Driving: Is It Any Good Yet?

Reggie Ramone | Posted 01.25.2016 | Canada Business
Reggie Ramone

Hidden beneath the veil of popular drive-enhancing technology such as autonomous driving and all-electric sits a feature that doesn't get a lot of time in the spotlight. Rightfully so, as most attempts have proven frustrating, useless, and otherwise a sad, one-trick pony. It's the one feature that is rarely a top 3 deciding factor when someone buys a car: voice-activated driving.

Confessions Of A Non-Car Guy

Steven Shehori | Posted 12.23.2015 | Canada Living
Steven Shehori

Confession time. I'm a Canadian guy that knows nothing about cars. Possibly less than nothing. OK, let me contextualize that statement. I can work the radio, the turn signal, the rear defrost, and the intermittent wipers. But after that, my comprehension kind of falls off the table.

A Style Breakdown Of The 2016 Range Rover Evoque

Reggie Ramone | Posted 12.23.2015 | Canada Style
Reggie Ramone

There's some kind of aura that comes into play when commanding a new Range Rover. Actually, I take that back. The prestige factor is deafeningly appar...

The Organized Car: Your Guide To Road Trip Sanity

Allison Weigensberg | Posted 12.16.2015 | Canada Living
Allison Weigensberg

Chances are you're getting in the car to drive somewhere for Christmas. Whether that trip takes thirty minutes or three days, the last thing you need is to be fumbling around the car for a snack for hangry passengers or a toy to placate a whining child.

5 Best Cars For Students And Teens

UniversityHub.ca | Posted 12.04.2015 | Canada Living
UniversityHub.ca

So you've been saving your 'toonies' and now you're after a first car! This is a big purchase, so you will have to do some 'tire kicking' before signing any papers.

The Best Time To Put On Your Snow Tires In Canada

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 12.02.2015 | Canada Living

The time is now!

Pedestrian Safety Must Be Part Of The Urban Transit Conversation

Jon Packer | Posted 10.29.2015 | Canada Living
Jon Packer

On the morning of Oct. 28, 2015, 12 pedestrians were struck by cars in the City of Toronto. While some would say it's the result of a wet, grey day, this statistic follows an average of six pedestrians being hit each day, a stunningly high number set to increase as density intensifies and our population ages.

Transit Funding Will Drive Canadian Cities into the Future

David Suzuki | Posted 05.18.2015 | Canada Impact
David Suzuki

Changing the way we move through cities is a critical step in reducing carbon emissions. The most direct way to accomplish this is to provide urbanites with reliable alternatives to automobile travel. A two-car household that replaces one vehicle with alternative transportation can cut its annual emissions by 10 per cent.

Three Reasons to Love the Canadian Auto Show

Vacay.ca | Posted 04.20.2015 | Canada Travel
Vacay.ca

You can see some of the coolest trends in the industry, and there have been many over the years. One of the most important ones that has driven the market is the push for cleaner cars. CIAS is not only an opportunity to get a first look at some of the environmentally friendly advances made by the automotive industry, but also a chance to check out innovative developments.

Understanding Toronto's Transit Future

University of Toronto News | Posted 11.29.2014 | Canada Politics
University of Toronto News

On an average weekday, 1.6 million people use public transit to navigate Canada's largest city, relying on the Toronto Transit Commission's four subway lines, 11 streetcar routes, and more than 140 bus routes to reach their destinations. Writer Dominic Ali spoke with University of Toronto expert Matti Siemiatycki about where Toronto's transit has been and where it's heading.

Best New Cars Of 2014 For Teens Headed Back To School

Autoblog Canada | Posted 08.13.2014 | Canada
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Back to school is just around the corner and droves of students will soon be hitting the road, returning to class after having the summer season off. ...

Canada's Car Culture Isn't as Bad as the Danish Tourists Think

Mark D. McGuire | Posted 10.06.2014 | Canada Impact
Mark D. McGuire

This week, two European tourists complained about the Canadian car culture after a brief stint in the 10 million square kilometer nation of over 35-million people. The British and Danish complainers now reside in Aarhus, Denmark. While I support criticizing a country, it is also good to have the facts in order. To that end, here are some stats Chabowski should have taken into account before making rush judgments on Canadian society.

Scandinavian Tourists 'Horrified' By Canada's Car Culture

The Huffington Post Canada | Zi-Ann Lum | Posted 08.05.2014 | Canada Living

Two Scandinavian tourists are honking their horns at Canadian car culture after a recent trip left them “horrified” by the sight of sprawling free...

5 Easy Ways to Keep From Running Over Children With Your Car

Rebecca Cuneo Keenan | Posted 08.23.2014 | Canada Living
Rebecca Cuneo Keenan

I live in the city of Toronto with three young children. I am a driver and I am a pedestrian. But I am a pedestrian first. Unfortunately, many of the drivers in this city do not share my love of pedestrianism. They do not, in fact, seem to care about the safety and well-being of my children at all. So I put together a few simple rules to help them avoid running over kids with their cars.

Chat with Ford Motor Co.'s Senior Interior Designer, Anthony Prozzi

Ramp1885.com | Posted 02.10.2014 | Canada Style
Ramp1885.com

A true example of when fashion meets function: Exploring the fashion automotive design space with Anthony Prozzi, Senior Interior Designer for FORD Motor Co. who chats with us about his transition from ready-to-wear to cars, the idea of meaningful design and being the Valentino of car couture.

I Really Miss Walter White and His 2004 Pontiac Aztek

Kolby Solinsky | Posted 12.10.2013 | Canada TV
Kolby Solinsky

Last Sunday, I spent Jesus's apparent day -- for the first time in nine weeks -- without Breaking Bad. Without Walter White or any of his tics, tendencies, or tacky style. Unlike most who watched Bad, I liked Walter White all the way. I liked him at the beginning, I liked him at the end, and I liked him at his worst.

Cycling Is Smart But Cyclists Need to Get Smarter

David Suzuki | Posted 08.28.2013 | Canada Living
David Suzuki

The personal and societal benefits of getting out of your car and onto a bike are well-known. Still, despite the many arguments in favour of cycling, increased infrastructure always incites criticism -- most of it unwarranted. And the behaviour of some cyclists doesn't help.

The Case Of The Mysteriously Exploding Sunroofs

CBC | Posted 08.12.2013 | Canada Alberta

Two Calgary drivers want an explanation for why the sunroofs in their vehicles exploded as they were driving. Kerri Mullen's fiancé was ...