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Sunday, January 31, 2010

SUBARU OUTBACK 3.6L LIMITED - WHITHER THE TRIBECA?

A test drive in a gently used Subaru Tribeca a couple months back didn't cause me to wonder at its initial debut in Subaru showrooms. N...

Friday, January 29, 2010

8 PRACTICAL & SPORTY ALTERNATIVES TO THE CAMARO & MUSTANG

Inexpensive and practical performance cars are becoming a harder find than we'd all like to believe. At $28,395, a V8-engined Ford Must...

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

TOYOTA SHUTDOWN RESULTS IN HUGE SALES LOSS: PER HOUR, PER DAY, PER WEEK, PER MONTH

Toyota is legally obliged to suspend sales of the eight recalled cars, SUVs, and trucks. With factory shutdowns looming over the heads of ...

2009 YEAR END SALES STATS FROM DIRECT RIVALS IN CANADA - 370Z vs RX-8, 911 vs R8 & MORE

Direct competitors in the automotive arena are often manufactured by the same company. For instance, the now-defunct Pontiac G5 and the Chev...

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

THE GOOD 12 v3.0 GONE BAD - KIA SOUL

In the case of many an automobile, The Good Car Guy's suggestion would be to search long and hard for a base model. Surely there's ...

THE GOOD 12 v3.0 GONE BAD - HYUNDAI GENESIS 4.6

4.6L V8s with six-speed automatics weren't commonly known as Hyundai's domain until the Genesis came along a couple years ago. Cons...

Monday, January 25, 2010

2009'S YEAR END COMPARISON OF ENTRY-LUXURY CAR SALES IN CANADA

The Good Car Guy is nothing like the frequently read BMW 3-Series boosters from mainstream publications. Sure, the BMW 3-Series is in The G...

ENTRY-LUXURY CAR SALES IN CANADA (DECEMBER 2009)

BMW 3-Series sales weren't nearly as high in December as they were in November , but the 3-Series still managed to say to its rivals, &...

2009'S BEST-SELLING SMALL LUXURY SUVs IN CANADA

Helped by a complete twelve months of selling time, the BMW X3 and Acura RDX appear as though their sales were decent in 2009. Indeed, Acur...

BEST-SELLING SMALL LUXURY SUV IN CANADA (DECEMBER 2009)

Of all small luxury SUVs, it appeared most unlikely that the Acura RDX was about to be the Mercedes-Benz GLK's December antagonist. But...

Sunday, January 24, 2010

2009'S TOP 5 BEST-SELLING SUVs IN CANADA

Canadians flock to the Ford Escape as though the small Ford SUV comes with free tickets to an NHL Stanley Cup playoffs game. In truth, if ...

TOP 5 BEST-SELLING SUVs IN CANADA (DECEMBER 2009)

Sales of the Ford Escape continued to chug along in Canada during the last month of 2009. Only Toyota RAV4 sales came close, yet Toyota wou...

Saturday, January 23, 2010

THE GOOD 12 v3.0 GONE BAD - FORD FUSION HYBRID

One great way to ruin your fuel efficiency advantage over your former car (or the cars of your neighbours) is to spend more money on the ca...

Friday, January 22, 2010

2009's TOP 5 BEST-SELLING TRUCKS IN CANADA

Like the McDonald's french fry or Apple's iPod, there are certain consumer items so pervasive we stop taking notice of their excell...

TOP 5 BEST-SELLING TRUCKS IN CANADA (DECEMBER 2009)

Even when combining December sales of the GMC Sierra (3,319) and the Chevrolet Silverado (3,177), the Ford F-Series still came out on top i...

TOP 10 BEST-SELLING CARS IN CANADA : 2009 YEAR END EDITION

Four direct competitors took home the top four spots in Canada's best-selling cars list for 2009. After those first four, two more dire...

TOP 10 BEST-SELLING CARS IN CANADA : DECEMBER 2009

Two impressive new designs from the NAIAS may do something to change the way Sales Stats appear in the Graph below. The 2011 Ford Focus a...

Thursday, January 21, 2010

THE GOOD 12 v3.0 GONE BAD - CADILLAC CTS SPORT WAGON

Unlike the BMW 335i we've already covered , maximum pricing isn't a gigantic issue with the Cadillac CTS Sport Wagon. True, in 3.6L...

THE GOOD 12 v3.0 GONE BAD - BMW 3-SERIES

One of the greatest cars available in 2010 has got to be the BMW 335i Coupe. Tremendous turbocharged performance, classy styling, and a lux...

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

ARGUMENTS FOR & AGAINST THE 2011 MINI COUNTRYMAN - WITH GALLERY

The just-released images of Mini's Countryman crossover/SUV cause me to come to the following realizations: the Countryman is in confli...

Monday, January 18, 2010

REAL WORLD FUEL ECONOMY: KIA FORTE KOUP vs TOYOTA RAV4 & VOLKSWAGEN GOLF TDI vs VOLKSWAGEN GTI

Thousands of factors contribute to one car's poor fuel economy and another's terrific fuel economy. Okay, perhaps not thousands. Bu...