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  • River City opens new auto body shop

    The new River City Collision Centre (just east of River City Ford at 3636 Portage Ave.) opened for business in mid-December. According to Vern Barker, the dealership’s manager of fixed operations, business is booming."I can’t believe how busy we are at the collision centre," says Barker. "We are a lot …

    January 20, 2017

  • Bringing the Vickar touch to Vickar Ford

    Cam MacIver and his staff have given away their final bottle of mustard.On Jan. 1, after several months of negotiations, MacIver turned over the keys for the roughly 65-year-old Ford dealership on the corner of Main Street and Templeton Avenue (across from Kildonan Park) to the Vickar Family."We think there …

    January 13, 2017

  • Mitsubishi feature means you don't have to be in the car to have it park itself
    Self-parking cars hit new level

    OKAZAKI, Japan — The last time I was in Japan was the first time I saw a car park itself.It was 2003, and Toyota had developed for Prius a system that was the precursor for systems we see today: you control the speed and gear changes, it controls the wheel …

    January 6, 2017

  • Birchwood repair centre tops with award

    Birchwood Collision Centre stands head and shoulders above the competition as far as BMW Canada is concerned. In mid-December, the European luxury auto manufacturer presented the Pointe West Autopark collision repair facility with BMW Canada’s inaugural Sam Piercey Memorial Award for most improved BMW-certified collision repair operation in Canada."We were …

    January 6, 2017

  • Luxury car dealer celebrates 10 years with customer rewards

    Nott Autocorp, Manitoba’s premier luxury used car dealer, is looking forward to celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2017 and customers are going to reap the benefits."We’ve started running weekly blowouts already," Nott Autocorp President Trevor Nott says, "and from January through April, we are going to be selling all of …

    December 30, 2016

  • Nissan brings 2017 Versa Note to Canada

    Following its unveiling at the Los Angeles Auto Show earlier this month, the 2017 Nissan Versa Note is available in Canada at a starting price of $14,498 before freight and delivery charges of $1,600.That’s for a base-trim Versa Note 1.6 S with a five-speed manual transmission, air conditioning and Bluetooth …

    December 30, 2016

  • Manitoba car dealers are once again bringing the turkeys for Christmas dinner, for thousands of families and individuals who are down on their luck. Siloam Mission, Willow Place, 1 Just City, Agape Table and Winnipeg Harvest are all among the beneficiaries of thousands of turkeys from Walt Morris’s Winnipeg Dodge …

    December 23, 2016

  • Studded vs. studless: driving in Winterpeg

    Based strictly on observation, I’d say Winnipeggers are finally embracing winter tires as an essential piece of equipment for getting through our prairie winters.And there are numbers to back that impression up: a recent survey commissioned by the Tire and Rubber Association of Canada (TRAC) found winter tire usage in …

    December 16, 2016

  • Mercedes-Benz introduces new model following success of GLC SUV
    The inside scoop on the new coupe

    Following the success of Mercedes-Benz’s all new GLC SUV last year — the model was rated 2016’s Best SUV by Motor Trend Magazine, according to Mercedes-Benz Winnipeg sales consultant Dyllon Hubscher — the manufacturer has introduced a coupe version of the GLC for 2017."You might say that the GLC coupe …

    December 16, 2016

  • Public test drives 2017 Golf Alltrack

    On Nov. 29, St. James Volkswagen opened its doors from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. for customers to come in and test drive the new 2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack."We wanted to give people the opportunity to get behind the wheel of the Alltrack and experience 4Motion AWD (all wheel drive)," …

    December 9, 2016