Archive for March, 2016

Tonight, Thursday, March 31 – Argyll Motosports open house

Edmonton’s BMW motorcycle dealer, Argyll Motorsports, is hosting an open house for BMW customers from 6-9 PM tonight, Thursday, March 31st. Their location is 9055-63rd Avenue NW, Edmonton.  See you there!

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2016 Toyota Tacoma 4×4 Access Cab V6 – quick drive

2016 Toyota Tacoma 4×4 Access Cab V6 – quick drive

I’ve occasionally fantasized about owning a pickup truck or some kind of expedition-style SUV.  Two of the vehicles I’ve daydreamed about owning are the Toyota Tacoma pickup truck (sold outside of North America as the Hilux) and the Land Cruiser.  Both vehicles have earned world wide reputations for being bulletproof, almost indestructible. […]

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2016 Volkswagen Jetta 1.4 TSi – review

2016 Volkswagen Jetta 1.4 TSi – review

I’ve always liked Volkswagens.  Years ago, we had a 1978 VW Rabbit handed down to us by my Dad who drove it for ten years without issue.  The front wheel driver was a blast to drive, with a 1588 cc fuel injected four cylinder and a 4-speed manual transmission (that […]

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2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC300 4Matic – quick drive

2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC300 4Matic – quick drive

Our 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC300 4Matic came as a refreshing surprise compared to the GLE350 Coupe we tested a few weeks ago.  (On the GLC’s big brother GLE SUV, we complained about the difficulty of entry and exiting the vehicle due to the low roofline, overly wide door sills that made […]

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Subaru issues “Service Campaign” for 2015 WRX and 2014-15 2.0 XT Forester

Subaru issues “Service Campaign” for 2015 WRX and 2014-15 2.0 XT Forester

Subaru Canada has issued a “Service Campaign” notice to owners of 2015 WRX and ‘certain’ 2014 and 2015 2.0 XT Forester models. The service campaign is for 2.0-litre turbocharged engines, and Subaru says it’s developed a modification to the Engine Control Module.  The modification requires owners to take their vehicles […]

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2016 Lexus RX350 – quick drive

2016 Lexus RX350 – quick drive

Our quick drive with the new 2016 Lexus RX350 luxury SUV left us with a mixed bag of emotions. I like the Lexus brand.  A lot.  Mother corporation, Toyota, is legendary for reliability and superb build quality.  As a ‘car guy’, it’s easy for me to regularly recommend a Toyota […]

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New Nolan N91 ‘modular’ helmet

New Nolan N91 ‘modular’ helmet

Our new Nolan N91 flip-up (or so-called ‘modular’) helmet has arrived. We ordered it mail-order from Canada’s Motorcycle in Quebec on Tuesday morning, and it arrived via Canada Post Monday afternoon.  While that’s seven days elapsed time, that’s consistent with Canada Post’s ‘guideline’ that with the free shipping offered by […]

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