Benjamin Yong Feed http://www.vancouverobserver.com/contributor_content/7272 en 2014 BMW 335i Gran Turismo review: hatchback love http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/transit/2014-bmw-335i-gran-turismo-review-hatchback-love BMW is a manufacturer that loves to tinker, and doesn’t believe in the “if it ain’t broke…” mentality that some automakers subscribe to. They also have an affinity for hatchbacks and wagons,...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/transit/2014-bmw-335i-gran-turismo-review-hatchback-love" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/transit/2014-bmw-335i-gran-turismo-review-hatchback-love#comments Transportation Life 328i active electronic rear spoiler air breathers Alpine White ConnectedDrive hatchback heads up display HUD Red Dakota leather xDrive Wed, 23 Apr 2014 03:04:00 +0000 Benjamin Yong 18599 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Dealership aims to offer bespoke customer service with 'Butler' program http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/transit/dealership-aims-offer-bespoke-customer-service-butler-program To coincide with the official opening of their new dealership on Burrard, Regency Lexus is upping their customer service game by launching a tailored "Butler" VIP service for customers, akin to what...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/transit/dealership-aims-offer-bespoke-customer-service-butler-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/transit/dealership-aims-offer-bespoke-customer-service-butler-program#comments Transportation Life ES 300h hybrid luxury vehicle Izzam Ahamed LFA LS 400 F Sport Regency Lexus Yamaha Sun, 20 Apr 2014 13:03:00 +0000 Benjamin Yong 18535 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com 2014 Jeep Compass review: one size fits all http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/transit/2014-jeep-compass-review-one-size-fits-all The recently refreshed Jeep Compass continues with a styling and performance renaissance for 2014 tweaking the much-improved front end and debuting a six speed automatic transmission. Together with...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/transit/2014-jeep-compass-review-one-size-fits-all" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/transit/2014-jeep-compass-review-one-size-fits-all#comments Transportation Life 2014 Jeep Compass 4x4 Chrysler Uconnect compact crossover SUV Freedom Drive II Natural Resources Canada PowerTech automatic transmission Sat, 12 Apr 2014 09:31:00 +0000 Benjamin Yong 18513 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander V6 review: another third row option http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/transit/2014-mitsubishi-outlander-v6-review-another-third-row-option The completely restyled 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander got a jump on its competitors by being released mid last year, and recent sales figures show the crossover has enjoyed its highest popularity in...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/transit/2014-mitsubishi-outlander-v6-review-another-third-row-option" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/transit/2014-mitsubishi-outlander-v6-review-another-third-row-option#comments Transportation Life 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander V6 all-wheel drive AWD crossover SUV S-AWC seven seater third row Wed, 09 Apr 2014 07:33:00 +0000 Benjamin Yong 18482 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com 2014 Infiniti QX60 Hybrid review: electrification continued http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/transit/2014-infiniti-qx60-hybrid-review-electrification-continued The introduction of the Infiniti QX60 all-wheel drive crossover utility vehicle marks the third hybrid joining the partially electric fleet at Nissan’s luxury division alongside a couple of sedans,...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/transit/2014-infiniti-qx60-hybrid-review-electrification-continued" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/transit/2014-infiniti-qx60-hybrid-review-electrification-continued#comments Transportation Life 2014 Infiniti QX60 AroundView CUV electric vehicle hybrid JX35 Nissan seven-seat crossover small SUV Mon, 31 Mar 2014 05:34:00 +0000 Benjamin Yong 18381 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com 2014 Volvo XC60 T6 review: subtle luxury http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/transit/2014-volvo-xc60-t6-review-subtle-luxury The Volvo XC60 has been around for a few years now, but 2014 marks “part of the biggest refresh for Volvo ever” for not only the crossover but also the S60, S80 and XC70, according to the Swedish...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/transit/2014-volvo-xc60-t6-review-subtle-luxury" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/transit/2014-volvo-xc60-t6-review-subtle-luxury#comments Transportation Life Geely luxury mid-size crossover Scandinavian small SUV Swedish Volvo XC60 Thu, 20 Mar 2014 05:48:00 +0000 Benjamin Yong 18280 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com 2014 Acura RLX review: the new flagship http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/transit/2014-acura-rlx-review-new-flagship Replacing Acura’s previous RL flagship, the new-for-2014 RLX tries to position itself at the front of the mid-luxury sedan pack with tech-rich features like its P-AWS (Precision All Wheel Steer)...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/transit/2014-acura-rlx-review-new-flagship" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/transit/2014-acura-rlx-review-new-flagship#comments Transportation Life Acura RL full-size luxury sedan jewel eye LED headlights Lexus GS 350 Mercedes-Benz ES350 P-AWS power all-wheel steering Vtec Mon, 17 Mar 2014 14:17:00 +0000 Benjamin Yong 18242 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com 2013 Acura TSX review: end of an era http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/transit/2013-acura-tsx-review-end-era Acura says goodbye to the TSX.<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/transit/2013-acura-tsx-review-end-era" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/transit/2013-acura-tsx-review-end-era#comments Transportation Life Acura TSX alabaster silver metallic entry level four-door saloon Honda ILX luxury sports sedan TLX Sat, 15 Mar 2014 01:33:00 +0000 Benjamin Yong 18225 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com 2014 Volvo S60 T6 review: safety adds a dose of fun http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/transit/2014-volvo-s60-t6-review-safety-adds-dose-fun Flash back to the year 1990 — I was a wee lad, riding around in my grandfather’s gold-coloured Volvo 740 sedan (or it could have been my aunts’, or grandmas’, everyone around me seemingly had one...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/transit/2014-volvo-s60-t6-review-safety-adds-dose-fun" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/transit/2014-volvo-s60-t6-review-safety-adds-dose-fun#comments Transportation Life 2014 Volvo S60 T6 740 Geely IIHS Top Safety Pick luxury sports sedan Scandanavian design swedish carmaker XC60 Fri, 14 Mar 2014 03:42:00 +0000 Benjamin Yong 18214 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Most fuel efficient trucks in Canada http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/transit/most-fuel-efficient-trucks-canada There was a time, not so long ago, when owning a large vehicle like a truck meant paying through the nose when it came time to fill up at the pump. In today's era of going green, there is a plethora...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/transit/most-fuel-efficient-trucks-canada" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/transit/most-fuel-efficient-trucks-canada#comments Transportation Life chevrolet silverado chevy dodge ram EcoBoost fuel efficient pickup truck half ton nissan frontier regular cab toyota tacoma Fri, 07 Mar 2014 22:23:00 +0000 Benjamin Yong 18138 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com