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Is it worth it to fight my speeding ticket in court?
Wed, 15 Apr 2015 14:18:29 -0400
'It's probably worth fighting because your insurance is going to be affected even if there are no demerits'
From customs to pickups, a guide to classic shows this summer
Fri, 17 Apr 2015 05:00:15 -0400
For car buffs, firing up a stored vehicle trumps all as a rite of spring, a fully-charged battery and indomitable resolve being all that’s required
Why the Volt is the most important car for Obama and why that hurts GM
Wed, 15 Apr 2015 08:51:53 -0400
Like selfies, secular stagnation and the Tea Party, General Motors's plug-in hybrid is inextricably linked with the America of the last seven years
In Photos: Learning to ride
Thu, 16 Apr 2015 05:00:49 -0400
Unlike driving, where basic training is mandatory and skills are tested as some point to get a license, there is no such thing for biking. Most people have no idea where to actually learn those skills; they live with their fears and end up shying away from saddling up, particularly in the urban environment. Freelance photographer Peter Power captured an expert course at JoyRide150 in Toronto.
Review: 2015 Chevrolet Impala bigger, quieter, no longer just for cops and cabbies
Sat, 11 Apr 2015 05:00:05 -0400
This car deserves recognition for putting Chevrolet back in the big-sedan game in a big way
Buying used: One-time auto show concepts for less than $15,000
Sat, 18 Apr 2015 05:00:37 -0400
We’ll look at a few of the more recent concept-to-reality vehicles available on the used-car market
In photos: Luxury Range Rover pickup to debut in Shanghai
Wed, 15 Apr 2015 09:59:13 -0400
Put this one in the category of toys for deep-pocketed individuals. German tuner Startech, a member of the Brabus Group, took a Range Rover Supercharged and turned it into a super luxurious quad cab.
Startech, which specializes in refining Range Rovers, Land Rovers and Jaguars, will debut this car at the upcoming Shanghai Auto Show. It is powered by a 5-litre supercharged V-8 engine that pumps out 519 horsepower and can go 0-100 km/h in 5.3 seconds on 23-inch wheels. Startech also added new upholstery and carbon fibre elements.
The pickup "offers plenty of space for golf clubs or other recreational equipment," said Startech, according to Road and Track. "Customers from the Arab region like to use the pickup bed also for transporting a securely fastened cage that holds their falcons for the hunt."
Buying used: Sporty little coupes for less than $12,000
Sat, 11 Apr 2015 05:00:44 -0400
Zippy cars for those looking for a fun ride that won’t break the budget
How to protect your door from dings in the parking lot
Sat, 11 Apr 2015 05:00:12 -0400
Door Shox protects your car door
Video: 2015 Auto Summit: Canadian auto bosses on the future of technology
Wed, 15 Apr 2015 10:53:51 -0400
Canadian auto executives discuss where their companies are heading with Globe Drive columnist Jeremy Cato at the 2015 Auto Summit
In photos: Eight great cars for long road trips
Mon, 13 Apr 2015 05:00:05 -0400
Globe Drive columnist Peter Cheney has logged many miles around the world. He explains why he likes these eight cars for long road trips.
Seven car qualities required for long road trips
Mon, 13 Apr 2015 05:00:06 -0400
Seven automotive qualities that turn cars into highway stars
In photos: Taking a Mercedes van off road
Wed, 15 Apr 2015 05:00:33 -0400
Mercedes-Benz created a four-wheel-drive version to capture a bigger share of fleet sales - oil field operators, mining operations and any other company that wants an off-road-ready, fully enclosed alternative to pickup trucks. What it found is that there's a domestic market, too.
Incredibly, with its relatively low centre of gravity, the Sprinter drives like a smaller and more agile vehicle. It's no slouch off-road either, as we discovered clawing our way up a rutted and slimy logging road near a backcountry B.C. heli-skiing operation. It doesn't rattle and shake, either. It feels like a solid build. "Off-road" is not a marketing slogan; it's for real.
Why aren’t training or tests mandatory for riding a bike?
Thu, 16 Apr 2015 05:00:56 -0400
Basic training is mandatory and skills are tested for motorists, but there is no such thing for cyclists. Why not?
In photos: Subaru Impreza inside and out
Sun, 19 Apr 2015 05:00:37 -0400
Impreza ticks the boxes for active and passive safety, respectable consumption and a flexible interior layout. It’s not a thrilling drive on pavement—dirt is more fun, and it’s a natural in the snow-belt, still very appealing elsewhere.
The long snout, low cowl Impreza has a sportier attitude than many hatches not bedecked in hot-rod badges, despite the roof rails. The same height as a Focus, the Impreza to my eyes looks leaner and meaner perhaps because of the deeply squared low body corners that provide a stable “base.”
Video: 2015 Auto Summit: Auto execs on how consumers are driving the shift to crossovers
Wed, 15 Apr 2015 10:51:12 -0400
Canadian auto executives discuss the increasing light truck segment with Globe Drive columnist Jeremy Cato at the 2015 Auto Summit
Driving instructor killed in Disney World ‘exotic’ car experience
Mon, 13 Apr 2015 13:25:16 -0400
Passenger killled in crash was instructor who was riding in a Lamborghini that hit a guardrail after driver lost control
Toyota moves Corolla to Mexico, highlighting high costs in Canada
Tue, 14 Apr 2015 19:43:24 -0400
Auto maker investing heavily in new Mexican operation, but Canadian plants expected to maintain employment with other vehicles
In photos: 2015 Chevrolet Impala inside and out
Sat, 11 Apr 2015 05:00:52 -0400
Before this, the Impala was an easy car to dismiss, but no longer: Consumer Reports named it the top large sedan in its list of the best cars of 2015 and we will say that this car deserves recognition for putting Chevrolet back in the big-sedan game in a big way.
New Nissan system keeps drivers from nodding off
Sat, 18 Apr 2015 05:00:37 -0400
A study shows drowsy drivers are involved in roughly 300,000 crashes each year and one in five fatalities on the road are caused by drowsy driving
Formula One driver defends spraying woman with champagne
Thu, 16 Apr 2015 15:25:00 -0400
Podium hostess sprayed in face with champagne
In photos: Inside Fiat-Chrysler's advanced research facility in Windsor
Thu, 16 Apr 2015 10:46:05 -0400
An average modern car has about 2,000 parts and the vast majority of components go unnoticed unless there is a problem with the design or engineering. Workers at this the Automotive Research and Development Center rigorously test many parts to failure and improve designs to improve the customer experience.
Elon Musk’s Tesla circus is a true ‘bonfire of the vanities’
Fri, 10 Apr 2015 16:32:00 -0400
Company CEO is more P.T. Barnum than Henry Ford
New Ford technology will turn drivers’ brains to mush
Mon, 13 Apr 2015 05:00:05 -0400
Is it too much to ask motorists to pay attention?
Canadian Hinchcliffe wins wet IndyCar race as car runs out of fuel
Mon, 13 Apr 2015 09:52:50 -0400
Battling car sickness, the 28-year-old from Oakville, Ont., coaxed his fuel starved Schmidt Peterson Motorsport racer to the finish and won the inaugural IndyCar Grand Prix of Louisiana
Video: 2015 Auto Summit: Car bosses on how design reflects the brand
Wed, 15 Apr 2015 10:56:34 -0400
Canadian auto executives discuss what they believe the design says about their brand and their customers with Globe Drive columnist Jeremy Cato at the 2015 Auto Summit
Ontario drivers have overpaid billions for car insurance, study finds
Fri, 10 Apr 2015 11:02:35 -0400
Liberals have promised to cut auto insurance rates by 15 per cent by this summer
Video: 2015 Auto Summit: Why the biggest technology change is in the showroom, not the car
Wed, 15 Apr 2015 10:58:46 -0400
Canadian auto executives discuss how technology is changing how they sell cars with Globe Drive columnist Jeremy Cato at the 2015 Auto Summit
In praise of the much-maligned station wagon
Tue, 14 Apr 2015 05:00:32 -0400
‘In my opinion, station wagons also project a more sophisticated and classic image’
Review: 2015 Subaru Impreza ticks all the safety boxes
Sun, 19 Apr 2015 05:00:48 -0400
For 2015 Subaru adds EyeSight to some Impreza models, giving these all-wheel drive compacts an enviable combination of features