Category Archives: Drive She Said

Your car is rarely worth the sum of all its parts

Before you hit the showroom, make sure you’ve researched a car’s true cost of ownership Originally published September 19, 2016 Your economically priced new car is definitely hiding something. Several somethings. If you’ve ever suffered even a parking lot ding … Continue reading

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Buying an EV doesn’t entitle you to break the rules

A Toronto man expects a parking bylaw to be changed because he bought an electric car with nowhere to park it while charging. Wait, what? Originally published September 12, 2016 Apparently, even if you don’t build it, they will come. … Continue reading

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When automakers buy the best parking spots: a tipping point?

We all want to feel special, but when one automaker can buy the best spots in the parkade, are we unleashing a car class war? Originally published September 5, 2016 “I have always depended on the kindness of strangers.” – … Continue reading

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Keys need a safe storage place – where you can find them

Anyone who’s misplaced a set of car keys knows the great struggle to keep them handy, but not where thieves can find them Originally published August 29, 2016 can’t find my keys. My house has many drivers; if that were … Continue reading

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Now Uber’s own drivers are steamrolled by tech giant

With autonomous cars in Pittsburgh, Uber is on its way to getting rid of people behind the wheel Originally published August 22, 2016 Hey, Uber driver. Your overlord hasn’t just spent years breaking laws, leaving you unprotected and endangering your … Continue reading

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Kindness makes road trip mishaps a minor bump in road

When filling a tire with air resulted in an injury and a frustrating quest for a loonie, the politeness of bystanders outweighed the annoyances Originally published August 15, 2016 I have a good-sized gouge out of my left foot and … Continue reading

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Young drivers need to know they can rely on you

Teaching good driving habits and being there when they need you will help keep them safe Originally published August 8, 2016 “Did you know that almost 20 per cent of reported collisions in Canada happen during July and August?” – … Continue reading

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The Lamborghini Aventador draws a crowd via social media

Lorraine Sommerfeld took to Twitter to recruit a few eager passengers, and made some special connections along the way Originally published August 2, 2016 (with video) 2016 Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4. It’s a mouthful as well as an eyeful; slung as … Continue reading

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Expanded Uber insurance is good news, but still not perfect

‘There are going to be gaps in coverage … because there are loopholes,’ says one insurance broker – and there are larger issues to consider Originally published July 25, 2016 Uber may have been a breech birth – all feet … Continue reading

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Driving while Pokémon is now a thing, and it’s dangerous

New game craze isn’t meant for the car, and it’s just as bad as texting or being drunk Originally published July 18, 2016 The headlines about the crashes started within hours of the game being released. Actually, it hadn’t even … Continue reading

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