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GRINDING GEARS: 50 years ago we were dazzled by a Datsun

GRINDING GEARS: 50 years ago we were dazzled by a Datsun

Cherry blossoms bloom A gift from Yokohama They do good cars too. Please enjoy this little haiku I made this morning, and then kindly go find a great curving road to flog your Datsun along before it starts raining again.
REVIEW: Honda Passport gets stamp of approval

REVIEW: Honda Passport gets stamp of approval

For some, a Honda Pilot. For others, a Honda Pi-less. Essentially a shortened version of Honda’s three-row full-size crossover, here’s the new Passport with a very simple formula.
BRAKING NEWS: Nissan Dream Garage holds 50 years of heritage

BRAKING NEWS: Nissan Dream Garage holds 50 years of heritage

A biweekly roundup of automotive news, good, bad and just plain weird: Nissan celebrates 50 years of performance With the New York International Auto Show opening in just a couple of weeks, the first details of what manufacturers intend to reveal are
PEDAL PUSHERS: Free your bicycle from the dreaded room of shame

PEDAL PUSHERS: Free your bicycle from the dreaded room of shame

Deep in the depths of your strata there is the “room.” It’s probably accessible from the parkade. A locked steel door marks its silent presence. Like the tomb of Tutankhamun, there are many treasures inside.
50 years in the car business for North Vancouver's Dick Irwin Group

50 years in the car business for North Vancouver's Dick Irwin Group

'Great great guy' got it all started with a Chev-Olds dealership in 1969
REVIEW: Surprising Nissan Qashqai continues to thrive

REVIEW: Surprising Nissan Qashqai continues to thrive

Originally designed for European and Asian markets and still produced in Nissan’s U.K.
MCALEER: We'd all be nicer if we all drove convertibles

MCALEER: We'd all be nicer if we all drove convertibles

Getting outside the car cocoon makes for a healthier drive
REVIEW: X2M brings a new kind of fun to BMW

REVIEW: X2M brings a new kind of fun to BMW

Let’s talk about the BMW X2 M35i. No, in case you’re wondering, I haven’t fallen asleep on my keyboard. That really is the name of BMW’s latest crossover. “Latest crossover” is also not the kind of phrase to get the blood pumping.
BRAKING NEWS: Toyota hoping to get wheels on the moon

BRAKING NEWS: Toyota hoping to get wheels on the moon

A biweekly roundup of automotive news, good, bad and just plain weird: Toyota takes aim at the moon While electric vehicles tend to grab most of the headlines these days, fuel-cell powered machines have been improving by leaps and bounds.
BRAKING NEWS: Peugeot planning a return to the New World

BRAKING NEWS: Peugeot planning a return to the New World

A biweekly roundup of automotive news, good, bad and just plain weird. Peugeot returns to North America While the rest of the automotive market seems to be sputtering, PSA (the Peugeot-Citroën alliance) is cracking right along.