Story and photos by John LeBlanc News alert for station wagons fans: The once-dominant family haulers aren’t coming back. At least that’s the impression buyers get by waltzing into any new car dealership these days.
By John LeBlanc It’s been a while since an American automaker could offer a competitive entry-level luxury sports sedan. For the past four decades, if you were looking for a small, sporty four-door, the German brands Audi, BMW or Mercedes-Benz were more than likely at the top of your list. But now America’s biggest automaker, […]
Story and photos by John LeBlanc MUNICH, Germany — After a couple of days embedded in the annual GTI Wörthersee fan festival in Austria, it seemed all-too-appropriate to make my half-day return drive to my awaiting flight in Germany in what is known as the ultimate Volkswagen Golf, the R.
Story and photos by John LeBlanc Perhaps you’ve noticed the glut of subcompacts popping up on the Canadian new car market lately. Despite the continuing popularity of the next-size-up compact cars and crossovers, the desire to attract buyers who would normally shop used car lots and offer a vehicle to lower their corporate fleet fuel-consumption […]
Originally published in November, 2003 – By John LeBlanc It’s hard to ignore the seasonal signs of hibernation. Available daylight has become precious. Lawn furniture is overdue for storage, and you’ve probably already had to scrape frost from your windshield. I’m also reminded of the ritual of “putting away the ragtop for the winter.” Preparing […]keep looking »