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Eric Le Francois

Eric Le Francois
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Back to normal

When do you think the waiting time for an electric vehicle is appropriate?

Johanna H

At the risk of disappointing you, I don’t think we will return to a “normal” situation before the end of 2023. And that applies to the entire vehicle fleet.

Two years ahead


Ford Maverick Hybrid

My Ford Ranger is leased for four years. I drive about 12,000 km a year. I have a nearly 2000 pound boat trailer that I can tow in the summer. What is your recommendation: buy, sell or trade for a hybrid? Is a model proposed for 2024?

Daniel F

Exactly how often do you use your van for towing? If you only want to launch your boat in the spring and get it out again at the end of the summer, we strongly recommend that you contact a company that specializes in short-term rentals. On the other hand, if you travel a lot, you might consider the Maverick Hybrid, which has a towing capacity of 907 kg (2,000 lb). No other manufacturer currently offers a hybrid pickup in this category.

The dark side


Nissan villain

I’m writing to ask your opinion on the 2022 Nissan Rogue S TA. I currently own a 2012 Mazda3 GS SkyActive with almost 182,000 km on the clock, which I plan to replace in the coming months with a more spacious vehicle that would, among other things, allow me to carry two bikes inside the vehicle. oversized winter tires. I did the test at a Nissan dealership and this is possible by removing the front wheels of the bikes and the saddle, allowing the bikes to stand upright with no problem. I haven’t tried it with another vehicle, but it should also work with a Toyota RAV4 or a Honda CR-V, for example.

I am looking for a vehicle that is functional, comfortable and fun to drive but also has good reliability as I plan to keep it for ten years. I couldn’t try a Rogue S TA from 2022 due to a lack of stock, but I did try an SV TI from 2021. I really liked the handling. I also read a lot about the model and watched videos […].

I know there are several models in the same category as the Rogue, be it the Toyota RAV4, the Honda CR-V, the Subaru Forester, but I find that the Rogue is even more interesting price-wise with comparable specs. Given my criteria (comfort, functionality, fun to drive, reliability) and the fact that I want to keep my new vehicle for ten years, is the Rogue a good choice, or should I look elsewhere?

Vincent DH

The Rogue is indeed an interesting proposition. The latest version fixes several shortcomings of the previous generation and thereby better defends itself against the competition. You should also know that a new generation of CR-V is about to be born and it promises to be even more competitive (including the addition of a hybrid version). However, the current CR-V remains a good buy and, together with the Toyota RAV4, also offers a higher long-term residual value than all the other models mentioned. These two vehicles represent safe values. However, if you’re interested in the Rogue, you might want to check out the Mitsubishi Outlander. These two vehicles have a lot in common. However, the Mitsubishi has the advantage of offering all-wheel drive as standard, a more generous warranty (that of the powertrain is 10 years) and a hybrid version coming soon.

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