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In Review: 2019 Nissan Rogue

Practicality? Check. Price? Reasonable. Performance? Well ... two out of three ain't bad. Find out more in my review over at AutoTrader.ca. [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Autos, Nissan, Jil McIntosh, AutoTrader


How did cars get their names?

You know there was a Henry Ford, but did you know there was a Walter Chrysler and three Maserati brothers? What about Audi, Aston Martin, Mazda, Subaru, and many more?  Find out in my story over at AutoTrader.ca. [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Autos, Henry Ford, Maserati, Walter Chrysler, Jil McIntosh, Automotive History, AutoTrader, Audi Aston Martin Mazda Subaru


MSRP, dealer cost, all-in pricing...what do they mean?

Cars have a lot of prices attached to them, from their MSRP, to their options and add-ons, to dealer fees and taxes. What do they all mean? Find out in my story at AutoTrader.ca. [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Autos, New Cars, Dealerships, Jil McIntosh, AutoTrader


How to negotiate a car deal

You want to pay the least, and the person on the other side of the desk wants you to pay the most. So what do you do? Find out in my story over at AutoTrader.ca. [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Autos, New Cars, Dealerships, Jil McIntosh, AutoTrader


First Drive: 2020 Toyota Corolla Sedan and Hybrid

Coming on the heels of the all-new Corolla Hatchback, the sedan and hybrid have now been launched. Find out what they're all about in my story over at AutoTrader.ca. [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Autos, Toyota, Hybrids, Jil McIntosh, AutoTrader


In Review: 2019 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid

Unique among minivans, the Pacifica is a plug-in hybrid, meaning that after you plug it in, you get about 50 kilometres of electric-only driving before it reverts to conventional hybrid operation. So why bother just to go 50 klicks on battery? Find out in my review at AutoTrader.ca. [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Autos, Chrysler, Hybrids, Pacifica, Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, Jil McIntosh, Minivans, AutoTrader


When's the best time to buy a new car?

There's a "best" month, day, time of day, and even a prime holiday period. If you don't know when they are, check out my story at AutoTRADER.ca. [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Autos, New Cars, Dealerships, Jil McIntosh, AutoTrader


GM EV1: Not ready for prime time

California's zero-emission vehicle mandate of 1990 required major automakers to sell a percentage of electric-only cars if they wanted to sell anything in the state. Ford, Toyota, and Honda built some, but the best-known -- if perhaps for the wrong reasons -- was GM's EV1. It was leased to drivers, and then taken back and crushed when the leases ended. Find out more in my story over at AutoTrader.ca. [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: California, Environment, Electric Vehicles, Gm, Autos, Honda, Ford Toyota, Jil McIntosh, Automotive History, AutoTrader


What electrified vehicle is best for you?

Hybrids, plug-in hybrids, battery vehicles -- what to choose? Find out how each electrified vehicle works, and if it'll work best for you, in my story at AutoTrader.ca. [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Electric Vehicles, Autos, Hydrogen, Sustainable Transportation, Hybrids, Jil McIntosh, AutoTrader, Alternative Fuels


The best used car websites for 2019

Shopping for a used car isn't easy, especially when the salesman is looking to make a quick sale. Thankfully, there are plenty of sites aimed at the prospective buyer, whether you're looking for a sedan or a newfangled hybrid. The post The best used car websites for 2019 appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Cars, Trends, Web, Automotive, Websites, Buying Guides, KBB, AutoTrader


In review: 2019 Toyota Yaris Hatchback

If you want a Yaris that's a Toyota, you need to act now -- and if you want a Yaris that's a Mazda, you have to wait a bit. Say what? Well, find out more in my review at AutoTRADER.ca. [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Autos, Toyota, Mazda, Jil McIntosh, AutoTrader


The history of early electric cars

Automakers are offering several different all-electric models these days, but they're nothing new. In 1900, the best-selling car in the United States was powered by batteries. So what happened? It all traces back to a broken jaw...find out more in my story at AutoTrader.ca. [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Environment, United States, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Sustainable Transportation, Gasoline, Jil McIntosh, Old cars, Automotive History, AutoTrader, Alternative Fuels, Antique Cars


What does "premium recommended" mean?

Most vehicles will have a label saying they require either regular-grade or premium fuel, but you'll occasionally come across one that says "premium recommended." So what grade should you choose? Find out in my story at AutoTRADER.ca. [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Technology, Autos, Gasoline, Jil McIntosh, AutoTrader


I've heard that name before...

New cars need new names, but sometimes they're not quite as new as they sound. Suburban, Fiesta, Sierra, Land Cruiser ... all of these and more were recycled from older models. That Plymouth there? That's a Suburban. Find out more in my story over at AutoTRADER.ca. [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Autos, Jil McIntosh, Automotive History, AutoTrader


The Detroit Autorama 2019

Cars, more cars, and then this, the 1959 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham custom wagon that took the Ridler Award at the 2019 Detroit Autorama car show. Want to see more? Check out my story at AutoTRADER.ca. [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Custom Cars, Auto Shows, Classic Cars, Autos, Cadillac, Detroit Autorama, Jil McIntosh, AutoTrader, Cadillac Eldorado Brougham


Should you fix or replace your broken-down ride?

It's always a tough thing to figure out: when do you stop putting repair money into your old car, and trade it in for a new one? I have some advice over at AutoTRADER.ca that might help you out. [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Used Cars, Autos, New Cars, Jil McIntosh, Auto Repair, AutoTrader


Busting the biggest truck myths

Think your truck's got the highest towing capacity out there? Think 4WD can be used everywhere? Do you believe it's better to drive with your tailgate down? If so, check out my "Biggest Truck Myths Busted" at AutoTrader.ca. [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Autos, Trucks, Jil McIntosh, AutoTrader


Today's rant: When you're turning right, LOOK to the right!

If your head turns to the right, you should be turning it that way, every time you make a right-hand turn. And far too many drivers don't, and so far too many pedestrians and cyclists get hurt. See what I'm talking about in my rant over at AutoTrader. [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Safety, Rants, Distracted Driving, Autos, Driving, Car Crashes, Jil McIntosh, AutoTrader


Gifts for the car buff on your list

Car enthusiasts don't need cheap tools or yet another "man-cave" garage sign -- but there are things that are incredibly useful and which many forget to buy for themselves, or which they're always using up. Find out what's best in my story over at AutoTrader. [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Autos, Garage, Jil McIntosh, AutoTrader


Repairs at an auto dealership: Here's how to be prepared

No one wants to take a car in for service, but there are some things you can do to make the visit go smoother. See what they are in my story at AutoTrader. [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Maintenance, Autos, Dealerships, Jil McIntosh, Auto Repair, AutoTrader


Are you forgetting your vehicle's wear items?

You know that some things will wear out on your vehicle, but do you know what all of them are? Ignoring worn shocks or hoses could really ruin your day...find out more in my story at AutoTrader. [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Maintenance, Autos, Jil McIntosh, Auto Repair, AutoTrader


Should you put winter tires on a leased vehicle?

If you lease your vehicle, and might not buy it out at the end of the term, should you put winter tires on it? Check out the pros and cons in my story at AutoTrader. [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Safety, Autos, Tires, Winter Driving, Jil McIntosh, AutoTrader


Auto insurance fraud: What you need to know

Do you know what a "stoop-n-squat" is? Or a "left-hand bullet," or a "parking lot rammer"? They're all moves that criminals can make to try and get cash out of your insurance company -- and it's a scam that can go all the way up to body shops, tow truck operators, and even the medical profession. Find out more in my story at AutoTrader. [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Car Insurance, Insurance, Autos, Car Crashes, Jil McIntosh, Auto Repair, AutoTrader


The crazy stuff that used to be on cars

"They don't make 'em like that anymore" is a common phrase when people see old cars, but that isn't necessarily a bad thing -- not when old cars used to have crank handles, or coal heaters, or messy filters. Check out some of these from days gone by in my story at AutoTrader. [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Classic Cars, Autos, Jil McIntosh, Old cars, Automotive History, AutoTrader, Antique Cars


Volvo: A new way to get a car

As the world goes increasingly online to buy its goods, auto manufacturers have to keep up. The latest is Volvo, which is introducing a subscription service for specific models that gives you a single price per month, with almost everything in it. Find out more in my story over at AutoTRADER. [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Advertising, Autos, Volvo, Jil McIntosh, AutoTrader


First Drive: Porsche Panamera E-Hybrid

The Panamera E-Hybrid plugs in and gives you a range of electric-only driving, but it's not just for the "green" factor -- it's also to raise the fun factor by a significant level, and believe me, it does -- it's just ridiculously fast and fun. Find out more in my story over at AutoTrader. [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Porsche, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Hybrids, Jil McIntosh, AutoTrader


Are you guilty of these bad driving habits?

Do you hook the wheel? Ride with your feet on the dash? Look straight ahead when the light turns green? All of these bad driving habits aren't just annoying -- they can be very dangerous. Find out more in my story at AutoTRADER. [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Safety, Autos, Jil McIntosh, AutoTrader


First Drive: 2019 Jaguar I-Pace

It was only for a quick spin, but I got behind the wheel of Jaguar's new I-Pace, its all-new, all-electric model (no, I have no idea why the E-Pace is gas and the I-Pace is electric). Find out more in my story over at AutoTRADER. [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Electric Vehicles, Autos, Jaguar, Sustainable Transportation, Jil McIntosh, AutoTrader, Alternative Fuels


Auto marketing terms: Do you know what they really mean?

Do you know exactly what Subaru's "symmetrical" all-wheel drive actually is? How about winter gas, military-grade aluminum, Trail Rated Jeeps, or even antique and classic cars? Discover what's hype and what's the truth in my feature over at AutoTrader. [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Technology, Advertising, Autos, Subaru, Jil McIntosh, AutoTrader, Corporate News, Corporate-Speak Translations


Woodward Avenue: It's all about the cruise

Now in its 24th year, the Woodward Dream Cruise in Michigan is one of the largest (if not the largest) car events in the country, with tens of thousands of cars cruising the street and an estimated 1.5 million people showing up for it. Find out more in my story at AutoTrader. [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Ford, Autos, Michigan, Jil McIntosh, Old cars, AutoTrader, Car Shows, Woodward Dream Cruise