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Engine stumbles likely a spark-plug problem

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Electric cars really aren't all that new

Electric cars really aren't all that new

While electric vehicles may be new to the mainstream, they're old news for EV enthusiasts.

Competent, capable and safely moderate

With summer barrelling through the calendar faster than you can say "water wings," it's likely you have a family reunion looming on the horizon.

Some carmakers getting rid of in-dash CD players

Digital music players contributing to loss of old-fashioned equipment

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Check out these highlights on the driving.ca portion of our website, timescolonist.com The LS is the flagship model for Lexus.

New engine, transmission give sedan real moxie

In a first for North American automakers, Chrysler has fitted its full-size cars with an eight-speed automatic transmission.

Auto workers expect fresh deals by autumn

The Canadian Auto Workers union expects to reach agreements with Detroit's three automakers this fall without a work stoppage, CAW president Ken Lewenza said this week at the opening of bargaining in Toronto.

Fisker hires third CEO in 12 months

Fisker Automo-tive Inc., the Anaheim, California, maker of luxury hybrid vehicles, has hired its third chief executive in a year.

Taurus put Ford back in the game in the '80s

The 1970s and early '80s were difficult times for the American automobile industry as it struggled to meet tightening fuel-economy legislation brought on by two 1970s oil crises, and to comply with increasingly stringent emissions standards.

New Spark in GM's eyes

General Motors is hoping to set the mini-car segment alight with the introduction of the 2013 Chevrolet Spark. At 3,675 mm, the Spark is the smallest car to wear the Chevy bowtie. It's even shorter than the Geo Metro of a few years ago.