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Just bought a manual car, or planning a purchase...?
Don't take any chances, make sure you know how to treat it right, and if you share it with loved ones, make sure they do too - a small investment now could save you a bundle later...

Whether you want economy, performance, driving satisfaction, or simply the peace of mind knowing you're doing it right - ProShift can help you get the most out of your new car. Check out our Driving Evaluations section.

  • Fuel Economy (EPA): Evaluate and compare makes and models (note that you can switch to metric units - check the top right of most pages) - enter

  • A word about economy: Perhaps you chose the manual transmission model because of lower purchase and operating costs - keep in mind you could easily cancel out those savings if you don't drive the car correctly!

    Useful links...
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    Car Insurance:

  • belairdirect: - Quick Online Quotes - enter
  • Insurance Hotline: - enter

  • Used Cars:

    Vehicle History Reports: Don't buy a used car without one... (Checks for liens, odometer fraud, accidents, etc., plus safety and reliability reports)
    Other Useful Links:
    • Car-On Auto Sales (Ottawa) - Wide choice of late model, inspected and reconditioned vehicles, 30 day money-back policy, car care, detailing, plus sound and performance upgrades. - enter
    • - Used cars, Canada-wide search - enter
    • The Auto Trader - New and used, Canada-wide search - enter
    • - Canada-wide new and used car search - enter
    • Car Canada - Late model used cars - enter
    • Buying and Selling a Used Vehicle in Ontario: Ministry of Transportation
    Keep in mind there is a wide selection of verified pre-owned vehicles at most new car dealerships. Yes, you may pay a little more (not always), but you're getting a warranty and greater peace of mind.

    New Cars:

    Manufacturers & Ottawa Dealerships:

    Acura (by Honda) manufacturer
    • Camco Acura (Central) enter
    Audi manufacturer
    • Mark Motors (East) enter
    BMW manufacturer
    • Otto’s BMW (West) enter
    • Elite BMW (East) enter
    Chrysler Dodge Jeep manufacturer
    • CarCanada Chrysler Dodge Jeep (West) enter
    • Capital Dodge Chrysler Jeep (Central) enter
    • Embrun Chrysler Dodge Jeep (East) enter
    • Dilawri Chrysler Dodge Jeep (South) enter
    • Orleans Chrysler Dodge Jeep (East) enter
    • Cyrville Chrysler Dodge Jeep (Central) enter
    • Southbank Chrysler Dodge Jeep (Central) enter
    • Metro Chrysler Dodge Jeep (Central) enter
    Ford-Lincoln manufacturer
    • Donnelly Ford Lincoln (Central) enter
    • Sterling Ford (East) enter
    • Campbell Ford (Central) enter
    • Jim Keay Ford Lincoln (East) enter
    • Dan Murphy Ford (South) enter
    • Embrun Ford (East) enter
    • Lincoln Heights Ford (Central) enter
    • Kanata Ford (West) enter
    General Motors manufacturer
    • Mews Chevrolet (East) enter
    • Surgenor Pontiac Buick Hummer (East) enter
    • Myers Cadillac Chevrolet (Central) enter
    • Jim Tubman Motors (Central) enter
    • Jack May Pontiac-Buick (South) enter
    • Belisle Automobile (Central) enter
    • Carl Elliott Chevrolet (South) enter
    • McNeil Motor Sales (Manotick) enter
    Honda manufacturer
    • Civic Motors (Central) enter
    • Ottawa Honda (Central) enter
    • Dow Honda (Central) enter
    • Hunt Club Honda (Central) enter
    Hyundai manufacturer
    • Pathway Hyundai (East) enter
    • Bank Street Hyundai (Central) enter
    • Myers Hundai (West) enter
    Infiniti (by Nissan) manufacturer
    • 417 Infiniti (Central) enter
    Jaguar manufacturer
    • Campbell Jaguar (Central) enter
    Kia manufacturer
    • Bank Street Kia (Central) enter
    • Donnelly Kia (Central) enter
    • Kia 417 (East) enter
    Land Rover manufacturer
    • Land Rover Ottawa (Central) enter
    Lexus (by Toyota) manufacturer
    • Bel-Air Lexus Toyota (Central) enter
    • Tony Graham Lexus Toyota (West) enter
    Mazda manufacturer
    • Performance Mazda (East) enter
    • Bank Street Mazda (Central) enter
    • Carling Motors (Central) enter
    Mercedes-Benz manufacturer
    • Ogilvie Motors (Central) enter
    • Star Motors (West) enter
    Mini (by BMW) manufacturer Mitsubishi manufacturer
    • Orleans Mitsubishi (East) enter
    Nissan manufacturer & dealers
    • Walkley Nissan (Central) enter
    • Tony Graham Nissan (West) enter
    • 417 Nissan (Central) enter
    Porsche manufacturer
    • Mark Motors (East) enter
    Saturn Saab Isuzu (manufacturers) Saturn / Saab / Isuzu
    • Saturn Saab Isuzu 417 (Central) enter
    • Turpin Saturn Saab Isuzu (Central) enter
    Subaru manufacturer
    • Westboro Subaru (West) enter
    • Ogilvie Motors (Central) enter
    Suzuki manufacturer
    • Suzuki of Ottawa (Central) enter
    Toyota manufacturer
    • Bel-Air Lexus Toyota (Central) enter
    • Mendes Toyota (Central) enter
    • Tony Graham Lexus Toyota (West) enter
    Volvo manufacturer
    • Carling Motors (Central) enter
    • St-Laurent Volvo (Central) enter
    Volkswagen manufacturer
    • Bytek Automobiles (Central) enter
    • Hunt Club Volkswagen (Central) enter
    • Citiwest Volkswagen (West) enter

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