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Bill Vance: Datsun 240Z set new standard for sports-GT cars

Bill Vance: Datsun 240Z set new standard for sports-GT cars

Little sports car set the stage for cars like the rotary powered Mazda RX-7 and the very popular Mazda Miata
Bill Vance: Cordoba breathed new life into Chrysler marque

Bill Vance: Cordoba breathed new life into Chrysler marque

The 1970s were difficult for the North American auto industry. Not only was there intensifying competition from imported cars, there were also two oil crises and increasingly tightening standards for fuel economy and emissions.
John Ducker: If you want to save money on gas, tune up your car and slow down

John Ducker: If you want to save money on gas, tune up your car and slow down

It’s the 33% per cent wallop over the past three months — from around $1.50 a litre to the $2-plus level — that has really staggered Island drivers.
Roundabout planned for edge of Victoria International Airport as traffic in area grows

Roundabout planned for edge of Victoria International Airport as traffic in area grows

A new roundabout that’s more than 20 years in the making will be built at the intersection of Beacon Avenue and Galaran Road in Sidney. The $4.9-million roundabout, now in the design process, is expected to be completed by the fall of 2023.
John Ducker: Road-trip season is coming —  are you ready for a vehicle emergency?

John Ducker: Road-trip season is coming — are you ready for a vehicle emergency?

Being prepared means having more than a hairbrush or a pen in your car and it’s not just for emergencies. The right tools work in everyday situations, where fixing a small problem can have you back on your way in no time.
Bill Vance: Spirit was AMC's shot at compact elegance

Bill Vance: Spirit was AMC's shot at compact elegance

To counter relentless domestic and foreign competition in the mid-1970s AMC began emphasizing smaller, more elegant cars
Comment: The hunt for charging stations on a 2,540 km EV trip from Victoria to Scottsdale

Comment: The hunt for charging stations on a 2,540 km EV trip from Victoria to Scottsdale

It was far from straightforward, but it was possible
Some relief at pumps may come by Friday

Some relief at pumps may come by Friday

Spiking oil prices have come down slightly, meaning gas price drop is coming
Gas pains: Companies struggle to keep up with skyrocketing fuel prices

Gas pains: Companies struggle to keep up with skyrocketing fuel prices

With gasoline at over $2 a litre, transportation companies have been forced to make adjustments. B.C. Transit has noticed an increase in ridership.
No plans to reduce tax as gas prices soar above $2/litre in B.C., Farnworth says

No plans to reduce tax as gas prices soar above $2/litre in B.C., Farnworth says

Gas prices in Greater Victoria crossed the $2/litre mark on Monday, setting a new record high for the region. Several capital region stations were selling regular gas at $2.089 a litre, while Sooke hit $2.169.