Arrais, Pedro


Times Colonist



I swear I was born with oil in my veins. I have been in, on, under and around cars for as long as I can remember.
I have funnelled that energy and passion into my writing about what I know best.
I strive to inform, entertain, educate and sometimes, even inspire.

Recent Articles:

  1. Pedro Arrais review: Hyundai Accent an entry-level contender

    Pedro Arrais

    The subcompact field has taken a leap upward with the introduction of an Ultimate trim level in the 2019 Hyundai Accent line. Subcompacts have always been entry-level vehicles — the ones with the. . .

  2. Pedro Arrais review: Kia Stinger offers performance, luxury on a budget

    Pedro Arrais

    The introduction of the 2018 Kia Stinger has been a game-changer for the sports/luxury car segment. The thought of Kia, a brand more synonymous with practical economy cars, building a premium . . .

  3. Pedro Arrais review: GMC Sierra 1500 pushes the competition ahead

    Pedro Arrais

    It’s probably redundant to say “Go big or go home” to the 2019 GMC Sierra. The phrase is an exhortation to go all out in life, sports — and in this case, a full-size pickup truck. Sales of . . .

  4. Pedro Arrais review: Entry-level XT4 is still a Cadillac

    Pedro Arrais

    Cadillac, a brand synonymous with luxury, is sending a shudder down the spine of the non-luxury segment by pricing its new XT4 compact crossover/SUV for as little as $34,400. The non-luxury . . .

  5. Pedro Arrais review: Iconic Mini Cooper still tons of fun

    Pedro Arrais

    The classic Mini is alive and well — and just as relevant in 2019 as it was 60 years ago. If you are of a certain age, you might remember the original Mini, produced by British Motor Corporation,. . .

  6. Pedro Arrais review: MX-5 a fountain of youth with four wheels

    Pedro Arrais

    Spring has sprung. If you have always harboured a desire to drive with feel of the sun on your face and wind in your hair, the 2019 Mazda MX-5 RF is waiting for you. Convertibles have always . . .

  7. Pedro Arrais review: Audi Q8 a sport-ute built for drivers

    Pedro Arrais

    Take all the attributes of a luxury SUV, marry it to the graceful lines of a coupe and you get the 2019 Audi Q8. The luxury segment, like the automotive market in general, has seen a huge demand . . .

  8. Pedro Arrais review: Edge ST a family hauler, but with panache

    Pedro Arrais

    The 2019 Ford Edge ST looks, more or less, like your regular mid-sized SUV. But just put the pedal to the metal once and you will immediately know that some magic dust has been liberally sprinkled . . .

  9. Pedro Arrais review: Nautilus an SUV of luxurious distinction

    Pedro Arrais

    Step into a world of luxury with the 2019 Lincoln Nautilus. We’re not talking about the European version of luxury, which can be slightly cold and clinical, but the North American ideal of luxury . . .

  10. Pedro Arrais review: Mazda3 a fun family alternative to SUVs

    Pedro Arrais

    Sensible meets zoom-zoom as Mazda adds all-wheel drive to the 2019 Mazda3. The compact hatchback is a perennial favourite among Canadians — certainly a lot more popular than south of the border.. . .

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