Monthly Archives: February 1998

Used Vehicle Review: Honda Odyssey, 1995-1998

Honda introduced a lot of nifty ideas in December of ’94 with the arrival of its first minivan, the Odyssey. Some of those ideas were carried forward to the 1999 remake of the Odyssey. That all-new, made-in-Canada minivan arrived in the fall of 1998 and it’s a completely different vehicle. But that’s another story entirely. Continue reading

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Used Vehicle Review: GMC Sierra pickup, 1988-1998

General Motors Corporation has re-made its full-size pickup trucks (GMC Sierra/Chevrolet Silverado and C/K pickup) just twice since the late 1980s: 1999 and 1988. Still, each year in the 1990s GM tweaked its pickups just a little – or a lot. Styling, meanwhile, evolved steadily but not dramatically. Continue reading

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Used Vehicle Review: GMC Jimmy, 1995-1998

When GMC redesigned the Jimmy (which is also sold as the Chevrolet Blazer) back in 1995 it developed a split personality. The family orientated four-door Jimmy is comfortable and a highly functional puller and hauler whereas the fun-loving two-door Jimmy has a sporty-looking sloped back window and a shorter wheelbase that makes it better suited to those who really want to venture off-road. Continue reading

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Used Vehicle Review: Ford Windstar, 1995-1998

The Ford Windstar was the number one challenger last year to Chrysler’s long term domination of the minivan market and has been a stronger and stronger competitor since its launch as a 1995 model-year vehicle. Continue reading

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Used Vehicle Review: Ford Mustang, 1994-1998

“Not German, not Japanese, not European – American. Yes, it’s a modern car, but when you look at it you know – that’s a Mustang – the heartbeat of the company,” was how Jim O’Connor, then President of Ford of Canada, described the redesigned 1994 Mustang at its introduction to the Canadian press. Continue reading

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Used Vehicle Review: Ford Crown Victoria, 1992-1998

Police departments everywhere use the Ford Crown Victoria, a big, traditional, four-door sedan with room for up to six people. The Crown Vic, with its body mounted on a separate frame, got an update for the 1998 model year (new front and rear styling and a new rear suspension). Continue reading

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Used Vehicle Review: Dodge/Plymouth Neon, 1995-1998

When it was launched in the summer of 1994, as a ’95
model, the Dodge/Plymouth Neon proved that domestic
car makers could still do well in the small car
market. Continue reading

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Used Vehicle Review: Dodge Avenger, 1995-1998

Chrysler has to be applauded for bringing some extremely attractive cars to market in recent years and the Dodge Avenger certainly falls within that group. First introduced in 1995 the Avenger is a sporty two-door coupe with seating room for five. Continue reading

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