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*Calgary is a very car-orientated city.   
 
*Calgary is a very car-orientated city.   
 
 
 
*Only if you live in, or very close to, the downtown core would you be able to get away without a car.   
 
*Only if you live in, or very close to, the downtown core would you be able to get away without a car.   
 
 
 
*Many suburban families find they need two cars.
 
*Many suburban families find they need two cars.
 
 
 
*People who are thinking of moving to Calgary often think that a 4x4 is mandatory, but it is not.
 
*People who are thinking of moving to Calgary often think that a 4x4 is mandatory, but it is not.
 
 
 
*If you are going to regularly drive to the mountains in winter, e.g., for skiing, it would be nice to have a 4x4.
 
*If you are going to regularly drive to the mountains in winter, e.g., for skiing, it would be nice to have a 4x4.
 
 
 
*For city driving an ordinary car is perfectly adequate.
 
*For city driving an ordinary car is perfectly adequate.
 
 
 
*If your driving is confined mainly to the city, you can get away with all-season radial tires.  However, switching to snow tires in winter will give you that much more traction and will improve your ability to stop when you need to.
 
*If your driving is confined mainly to the city, you can get away with all-season radial tires.  However, switching to snow tires in winter will give you that much more traction and will improve your ability to stop when you need to.
 
 
 
*If you drive outside of the city a lot, e.g., if you go to the mountains practically every weekend in winter, you'll really appreciate the extra traction that snow tires give you.
 
*If you drive outside of the city a lot, e.g., if you go to the mountains practically every weekend in winter, you'll really appreciate the extra traction that snow tires give you.
 
 
 
*It is highly recommended that, regardless of where you'll be driving, you get a vehicle that has front-wheel drive and ABS brakes.
 
*It is highly recommended that, regardless of where you'll be driving, you get a vehicle that has front-wheel drive and ABS brakes.
 
 
 
*Block heaters are standard issue on vehicles sold and rented in Calgary.
 
*Block heaters are standard issue on vehicles sold and rented in Calgary.
 
 
 
*Other pertinent BE Wiki articles include:
 
*Other pertinent BE Wiki articles include:
**[[http://britishexpats.com/wiki/Alberta_-_Driving_licence '''Alberta Driving Licence''']]
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**[[Alberta_-_Driving_licence | Alberta Driving Licence]]
**[[http://britishexpats.com/wiki/Winter_Driving '''Winter Driving''']] in Canada
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**[[Winter Driving]] in Canada
**[[http://britishexpats.com/wiki/Car_buying '''Car Buying''']] in Canada
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**[[Car buying]] in Canada

Latest revision as of 19:23, 25 April 2008


  • Calgary is a very car-orientated city.
  • Only if you live in, or very close to, the downtown core would you be able to get away without a car.
  • Many suburban families find they need two cars.
  • People who are thinking of moving to Calgary often think that a 4x4 is mandatory, but it is not.
  • If you are going to regularly drive to the mountains in winter, e.g., for skiing, it would be nice to have a 4x4.
  • For city driving an ordinary car is perfectly adequate.
  • If your driving is confined mainly to the city, you can get away with all-season radial tires. However, switching to snow tires in winter will give you that much more traction and will improve your ability to stop when you need to.
  • If you drive outside of the city a lot, e.g., if you go to the mountains practically every weekend in winter, you'll really appreciate the extra traction that snow tires give you.
  • It is highly recommended that, regardless of where you'll be driving, you get a vehicle that has front-wheel drive and ABS brakes.
  • Block heaters are standard issue on vehicles sold and rented in Calgary.
  • Other pertinent BE Wiki articles include: