Work trucks dress for weekend

GM C-series medium-duty trucks, meant for industry, are now being outfitted by a Scarborough aftermarket company as private tow yachts for all manner of weekend uses.

Buick Riviera to rise again?

Could Buick be considering reintroduction of the Riviera, arguably one of the best-designed cars of the 20th century in its initial 1963 guise?

I'm being lowballed on trade-in

I feel I'm being lowballed by dealers on the trade-in value of my 2002 VW Passat GLS V6 (120,000 km). The offers go from $4,500 to $7,000. The Black Book value ranges from $9,800 to $13,500.

Shedding light on taillamps

Despite efforts to implement global vehicle design standards, taillamps and headlamps can vary considerably from market to market.

Shareholders give Ford rough ride

Two shareholders spoke out against the former chief executive's re-election to the board of directors, citing the company's recent troubles.

Toyota sees costs falling for hybrids

Toyota expects to cut costs for hybrid cars enough to be able to make as much money on them as it does on conventional gasoline cars by around 2010, a top executive said on Thursday.

Magna, Onex after Chrysler

Magna International Inc. chair Frank Stronach confirmed for the first time yesterday that his company has made a formal bid for money-losing Chrysler Group.

Some repairs take time

Three times I have been into the dealer to have the water leak fixed on my 2006 Pontiac, and they still have not fixed the problem.

Audi sales up on emerging markets

Volkswagen's premium brand Audi continued to grow faster than its closest competitors, thanks to hot models like its revamped TT roadster and the new Q7 sport utility vehicle.

Sales fuel Toyota earnings

Toyota’s profit in the January-March quarter climbed 9 per cent as the automaker marked its seventh straight fiscal year of record sales amid robust demand for its Corolla, Camry and Lexus models.

GM joins emissions fight

General Motors may be only the first major automaker to join a coalition that wants to reduce greenhouse gases tied to global warming.

Convertibles boost BMW sales

Demand for its 3-series convertible helped push BMW AG’s April sales worldwide up 3 per cent from a year ago, the company said Tuesday.

Presidential hopeful pushes 'green' car plan

Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama on Monday faulted U.S. automakers for failing to do what foreign manufacturers have accomplished in producing fuel-efficient vehicles.