Archive for February, 2015

“Twist the Throttle” series re-runs on Discovery Velocity channel

I noticed last night that the “Twist the Throttle” series is being re-run on the Discovery Velocity channel on cable tv with BMW being the featured brand. Twist the Throttle is a motorcycle documentary series first broadcast in 2009.  Each one-hour segment is dedicated to featuring the history and corporate […]

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Pizza Wars

Pizza Wars

It’s no secret.  I love pizza. Unfortunately, Ingrid isn’t a big pizza fan.  She’d rather stay home and eat at “Tim’s Place.”  That means I am relegated to being The Chef for Her Royal Highness. Once in a blue moon, Ingrid gives in and grants a meal of cheesy goodness. […]

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Winter fuel economy update – 2015 Subaru WRX (CVT)

Winter fuel economy update – 2015 Subaru WRX (CVT)

We’re in the middle of a Canadian prairie winter, so our latest fuel economy statistics are showing slightly higher fuel consumption.  That’s to be expected. Still, our 268 horsepower 2.0-litre turbocharged flat-four engine with CVT automatic transmission continues to impress.  For a high-performance all-wheel-drive sport sedan, the WRX is delivering […]

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Gasoline Price Breakdown – Why a litre of gasoline costs what it does

We drivers never seem to understand the relationship between the price per litre of what we pay at the pumps and the going price of a barrel of oil. CBC has just done a story delving into the complexities of gasoline pricing, and it’s the best (and easiest to understand) […]

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Chrysler Canada announces name change

Chrysler Canada (officially Chrysler Canada Inc.) today announced a corporate name change.  The new corporate name is FCA Canada Inc. The new name follows the convention of its global parent company Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V., the name taken in October 2014 when it became listed on the New York Stock […]

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