Monthly Archives: February 2000

Used Vehicle Review: Plymouth Breeze, 1996-1999

by Bob McHugh 1999 Plymouth Breeze The Plymouth brand of automobiles has joined Studebaker, Rambler and all those other famous nameplates that have been cast aside over the years. However, not too long ago Plymouth was being touted as having … Continue reading

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Used Vehicle Review: Saturn SC, 1992-1996

A wholly owned subsidiary of General Motors, the Saturn Car Company operates independently of its parent company – and it is different. A no-dicker pricing strategy and a no-nonsense low-key marketing approach with an emphasis on service and customer satisfaction, highlight the refreshing Saturn way of selling and owning a car. Continue reading

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Used Vehicle Review: Porsche Boxster, 1997-2000

For those of us who enjoy driving the roadster of roadsters, the superb handling mid-engine Porsche Boxster is an automotive masterpiece. Unfortunately the chances of me having one in my garage (on a permanent basis) are slim – but I can dream! Continue reading

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Used Vehicle Review: Pontiac Grand Prix, 1988-1996

There was a time when Pontiacs were fearsome stock-car racers, formidable drag-strip contenders and even coveted street machines. That was the 1960s and Pontiac was hip. Then along came the late ’80s and early ’90s. Those years were very troubling for old-time Grand Prix lovers. Alas, it was when the Grand Prix became a rather dispirited front-wheel drive car. Continue reading

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Used Vehicle Review: Oldsmobile Achieva, 1992-1997

Achieva joined the Oldsmobile product line as a replacement for the Calais for the 1992 model year. Sharing both a common platform and mechanical components with fellow GM vehicles, the Pontiac Grand Am and Buick Skylark, Achieva is the one with clean simple styling lines and a smart ‘business suit’-like appeal. Continue reading

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Used Vehicle Review: Nissan Altima, 1993-1996

The Altima could be dubbed the “American” Nissan as it was the first car to be designed and built in the USA by a Japanese-based company. A five seater family sedan with modest sporty appeal, a good reputation for reliability and a great used car purchase!
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Used Vehicle Review: Mercedes-Benz C-Class, 1994-2000

North American car of the Year, AAA Car of the Year and a bevy of other awards were bestowed on the 1994 C-Class Mercedes during its first year in Canada.

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Used Vehicle Review: Hyundai Tiburon, 1997-2000

An upstart Hyundai Motor Company rocked the auto world in 1993 when it
showed a sleek and curvaceous concept car known as the HCD (Hyundai
California Design) -II, on the North American auto show circuit. Continue reading

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Used Vehicle Review: Hyundai Elantra, 1996-2000

The 1996 second-generation Hyundai Elantra was another step forward in quality for this Korean auto company. Hyundai resale prices are generally lower (good for buyers) than competitive Japanese imports and the quality-gap is a lot tighter these days (also good for buyers). Continue reading

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Used Vehicle Review: Honda Civic Coupe, 1996-2000

If beauty is found in the details, Honda’s whole line of Civic subcompact cars has proven to be a collection of masterpieces. Continue reading

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Ford’s New Deal

By Grant Yoxon It may not be “a chicken in every pot and two cars in every garage,” Herbert Hoover’s famous Depression promise, but the Ford Motor Company’s plan to put a new computer in the homes of Ford employees … Continue reading

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Used Vehicle Review: Ford Expedition, 1997-2000

The big and brawny Ford Expedition is a favourite target of SUV haters.
However, many people love this vehicle and find it a perfect fit with their
lifestyle and vehicle requirements. Continue reading

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Used Vehicle Review: Dodge Caravan, 1996-2000

There was plenty of “attention to detail” in the work of engineers and
designers who reinvented minivans from Dodge, Plymouth and Chrysler for the
1996 model year. Continue reading

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