Second Hand: Mercedes C-Class

The three-pointed star, one of the most recognizable logos in the history of commerce, remains alluring, but buyers should keep their eyes open.

Mercedes gets in your face

BMW has M. Cadillac now has V. Several companies (Honda, Volvo) have R. But the best known of the alphabet soup designations for the high performance divisions of car companies is surely AMG.

Suzuki unveils big XL7 in N.Y. show

This year no fewer than 28 vehicles are making their world debuts at New York, with 18 more enjoying their inaugural North American appearances.

Baby got back

A somewhat alarming report out of the U.S. says automakers have had to increase the width of their vehicle's seats to accommodate grossly enlarging North American rear ends.

Lotus blossoms

We received word just as this issue was being put to bed, that a Montreal dealership has received federal certification to sell the much-touted Lotus Elise here in Canada.

Wondering about wagons

The North American automobile companies continue to complain about losing market share, but there is one niche which they have ignored for at least the last decade -- midsized station wagons.

Special Ferrari FXX

How's this for preferred treatment? Ferrari is building 29 examples of its track-only FXX prototype shown in Detroit for a small group of lucky owners.

Hammering the Solstice

So Pontiac announced a turbocharged Solstice GXP at the LA Auto Show with a 47 percent boost in horsepower. Impressed?

Maybe Mazda2

It looks like the long running rumour of Mazda bringing it diminutive Mazda2 to North America is starting to gain some steam.

A huge hydrogen hauler

Say what you want about the styling and shear girth of the locomotive-inspired Ford F-250 Super Chief concept from Detroit -- it's what's under the hood that counts.

Design Trends

Is the origin of life on this planet a function of intelligent design or creationism? We'll let the scientific and theological communities sort that one out.

Second-Hand: Mazda Miata

It's not a very exclusive club, but membership in the Mazda Miata owners' circle does have its privileges.

Due north in a 2007 RAV4

I'd driven the 2006 RAV without incident all the way from Toronto, finally hitting very cold weather on the Alaska Highway just south of Fort Nelson, and crossed into the Yukon at Watson Lake.

G6 coupe/convertible revs up

General Motors of Canada has announced attractive pricing for the new 2006 Pontiac G6 retractable-hardtop/convertible, which will arrive at dealers this spring.

Camaro comeback?

Speaking to the Automotive Press Association in Detroit recently, GM's product maven Bob Lutz hinted at a surprise

Ford unwraps new V6, six-speed automatic

Next yea's new Ford Edge and Lincoln Aviator (pictured below) crossover SUVs will be the first production applications for a new V6 engine and six-speed automatic transmission that Ford recently unvei

Jaguar XKR victory

With the imminent arrival of the new-generation XK, Jaguar has released a last special edition of its current XK. This 2006 Jaguar XK Victory edition was created to celebrate Jaguar's four championshi