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 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 […]
Story by John LeBlanc The streets are awash in midsized crossover vehicles. Whether you’re shopping for nuts at the hardware store, picking up the offspring at the local rink or ordering a double-double at the drive thru, big crossovers have replaced minivans as the new mode of Canadian family transport. Yet one three-row crossover that […]
Story and photos by John LeBlanc Volkswagen has been continually updating its best-selling front-wheel-drive, five-passenger Jetta compact four-door sedan since the current generation went on-sale for 2011. And Jetta updates for 2015 are targeted at saving more at the fuel pumps, with a new, more fuel-efficient turbodiesel engine and subtle tweaks to its bodywork for […]keep looking »