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GRINDING GEARS: Have vehicle designers lost sight of pedestrians?

GRINDING GEARS: Have vehicle designers lost sight of pedestrians?

This week found the news cycle absolutely dominated by Elon Musk’s new Cybertruck electric pickup concept. As with all things Tesla, the reveal was a mix of smart and kinda stupid.
CAR CARE: North Vancouver's Taylormotive celebrates 60 years

CAR CARE: North Vancouver's Taylormotive celebrates 60 years

There’s a life-affirming symmetry to the photo that accompanies this story. There you see Chuck Taylor and his mom Diane, holding close to their hearts a photo of Don Taylor, the father and husband who started Taylormotive Service Ltd.
REVIEW: Toyota Corolla Hybrid easy to own, inexpensive to run

REVIEW: Toyota Corolla Hybrid easy to own, inexpensive to run

Let’s say you go over to a friend’s house, and there are scorch marks all over the kitchen. Why? “Oh,” he says, “That’s my toaster. Italian. Catches on fire every so often, but it has so much soul.” Shrugging, you walk over to the fridge.
GRINDING GEARS: Any Upper Levels Highway fix requires smarter driving

GRINDING GEARS: Any Upper Levels Highway fix requires smarter driving

Province spending $110,000 to study often clogged stretch of North Shore highway
REVIEW: Nordic styling helps Volvo XC40 stand out

REVIEW: Nordic styling helps Volvo XC40 stand out

Volvo entered the compact luxury SUV market – one of the most important growth areas – with the all new XC40 for the 2019 model year.
BRAKING NEWS: Driverless vehicles still need some work

BRAKING NEWS: Driverless vehicles still need some work

A weekly round-up of automotive news, good, bad and just plain weird.
REVIEW: Mercedes A-Class hatchback made for Canadians

REVIEW: Mercedes A-Class hatchback made for Canadians

You might as well call it the Eh-Class. Only available in Canada, the hatchback variant of the Mercedes-Benz A-Class is a small, premium car that takes over duties from the old B-Class, another car that only Canadians got.
PEDAL PUSHERS: Fixes for the three most common bike problems

PEDAL PUSHERS: Fixes for the three most common bike problems

There are more ways to fix a problem than you think. This is true in all aspects of life, not just when you have a problem with your bike. But, since this is a column about using a bike for transportation, let’s limit our discussion.
REVIEW: Range Rover Evoque still a style leader for luxury SUVs

REVIEW: Range Rover Evoque still a style leader for luxury SUVs

The Evoque first debuted in 2011 and Range Rover managed to sell 772,000 vehicles all over the world – a feat that was unimaginable for an SUV with a small back seat and Range Rover pricing.
GRINDING GEARS: Autumn is awesome for buying a convertible

GRINDING GEARS: Autumn is awesome for buying a convertible

Here are four great options for some late-season fun in the sun