After like 5 years of Maserati trying to be a “mainstream” luxury brand, and about 3 years of Alfa selling regular cars in Canada, my city of ~1.3 million people now has an Alfa/Maserati dealer. Previously, the only one in the entire province of Alberta, and the only one in Western Canada outside of British Columbia,…
Behold, the North American Austin Marina. Proving that, yes, you CAN make a Morris Marina much, much, much worse. And to think in Canada, you could’ve had a lightly used Mk3 Cortina instead around that time. Or gangrene. Either would be far more preferable than a Marina with Crimson Chin bumpers.
A later GMT400 (post 95, so with the newer interior) short bed single cab Silverado/Sierra.
Which means it’s been 20 years since Nunavut became the newest territory of Canada. Happy 20th birthday Nunavut!
What we do have, surprisingly enough, is a fuckload of bus brands. So many in fact, that most buses in the US and Canada are built in Canada. There are only about four major bus brands that sell buses in the US and Canada that aren’t Canadian, Alexander Dennis (based in Scotland, makes pretty much all the transit…
I like the Cadillac ELR. In 15-20 years they’ll be great obscure, comfortable, commuters.
This is the Canadian Light Rail Vehicle. For more than 40 years, it has transported people from place to place in Toronto, one of the few new world cities to not rip up their tram network in favour of buses.
It’s definitely not the most “macho” car around, but I’ve always had a thing for the (non-Abarth, though the Abarth is cool in it’s own way) 500. Especially the 1957 edition with it’s pastel paint and dog dish-esque wheels.
1. CHL (Canadian Hockey League) (which is actually the WHL, OHL, and QCHL as the CHL isn’t a league rather an umbrella organisation representing the 3 major junior hockey leagues in Canada, but close enough0
If you’re from North America, chances are you’ve been in a J-Body once in your life. Here, we know it as the Chevy Cavalier and Pontiac SunbirdfireJ2000. But it went by many other names.
Technically the (rather nice looking) Palisade’s earliest ancestor. For the person who wants a Pajeromonteroshogun but will only ever buy a car from a Korean company.
Potential for spoilers ahead
Because Dodge wasn’t established in the Chinese market yet, FCA (then known as simply Chrysler) brought the Dodge Dart to China under the Fiat brand as the Viaggio in 2012. Quite an attractive car, and I think the Dart was a rather underrated, albeit not particularly outstanding, compact car.