2019 Toyota 4Runner: an old-school bit of manliness

Old school. That’s the Toyota 4Runner. In a world of station wagons Halloweening as SUVs (sport-utility vehicles), the 4Runner takes me back to the days of the brutally styled International Harvester Scout, Jeep’s everlasting Wrangler and the tippy Ford Bronco. That was when SUVs were trucks for the rugged, the brave and the I-work-with-my-hands crowd, …

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Video review: the new Volvo XC40 is a success

The new Volvo XC40 is my favorite of the new models coming from this reinvented Swedish brand owned by Geely, the Chinese manufacturing giant.

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Ford’s $50-billion pickup, diesel and all

Ford’s F-Series pickup is the $50 billion (US) rig. That’s billion not million. So, the pickup as high-profit luxury ride. The F-Series generated about $50 billion in sales last year. That is based on the U.S. average selling price of $45,700 and calculated by The Detroit Free Press. That $45,700 converts to some $60,600 Canadian …

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Video review: roughing it in the Rolls-Royce Cullinan

A Rolls-Royce Cullinan has a base sticker of $400,000, but most buyers go for a customized version that can might costs hundreds of thousands more. Worth it? Find out.

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Video review: the smart fortwo electric drive or ED

The little two-seater electric car from smart is amusing and even cute, but in the end, I was disappointed for a number of reasons.

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