Monthly Archives: November 2000

AJAC Canadian Car of the Year 2001 – Part 1 Family Cars (over $25,000), Prestige, Sports and Performance

See also: Part 2: Economy (under $18,000), Sports Coupe/Sedan (under & over $30,000) Part 3: Family Cars (under $25,000), Luxury Coupe & Sedan, Minivans Part 4: Wagons, Intermediate & Luxury SUVs Part 5: Compact SUVs, Pickups & “Green” vehicles In … Continue reading

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AJAC Canadian Car of the Year 2001 – Part 2 Economy (under $18,000), Sports Coupe/Sedan (under $30,000), Sports Coupe/Sedan (over $30,000)

See also: Part 1: Family Cars (over $25,000), Prestige, Sports and Performance Part 3: Family Cars (under $25,000), Luxury Coupe & Sedan, Minivans Part 4: Wagons, Intermediate & Luxury SUVs Part 5: Compact SUVs, Pickups & “Green” vehicles Economy cars … Continue reading

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AJAC Canadian Car of the Year 2001 – Part 3 Family Cars (under $25,000), Luxury Coupes & Sedans, Minivans

See also: Part 1: Family Cars (over $25,000), Prestige, Sports and Performance Part 2: Economy, Sports Coupe/Sedan (under and over $30,000) Part 4: Wagons, Intermediate & Luxury SUVs Part 5: Compact SUVs, Pickups & “Green” vehicles We’re on week three … Continue reading

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AJAC Canadian Car of the Year 2001 – Part 4 Wagons, and Intermediate and Luxury SUVs

See also: Part 1: Family Cars (over $25,000), Prestige, Sports and Performance Part 2: Economy (under $18,000), Sports Coupe/Sedan (under & over $30,000) Part 3: Family Cars (under $25,000), Luxury Coupe & Sedan, Minivans Part 5: Compact SUVs, Pickups & … Continue reading

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AJAC Canadian Car of the Year 2001 – Part 5 Compact SUVs, pickup trucks and “Green” vehicles

See also: Part 1: Family Cars (over $25,000), Prestige, Sports and Performance Part 2: Economy (under $18,000), Sports Coupe/Sedan (under & over $30,000) Part 3: Family Cars (under $25,000), Luxury Coupe & Sedan, Minivans Part 4: Wagons, Intermediate & Luxury … Continue reading

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Auto Tech: Voice Activated Controls

by Jim Kerr 2001 Jaguar S-Type with Voice. Just imagine rolling down the highway while talking to your car. Your commands are interpreted and the climate control starts to blow cool air, or the in-vehicle phone connects you to the … Continue reading

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First Drive: 2001 Suzuki XL-7

by Greg Wilson Longer and roomier than a Grand Vitara, the new Suzuki XL-7 ranges in price from $28,995 to $33,995. Perhaps Suzuki should have called it the Grand Vitara XL instead of just XL-7 (XL in XL-7 stands for … Continue reading

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Auto Tech: Synthetic Engine Oil

by Jim Kerr Synthetic engine oils have been around for decades and work very well. Just like many other products, they are always being improved and boldly marketed. Motorists may not be sure if the manufacturer’s advertised claims about the … Continue reading

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Barfing in the back seat

by Iris Winston A pale, four-year-old leans unsteadily against the family car parked at the side of the highway. He raises his eyes to the heavens. “Why me? I’m a good boy,” he says sadly, just before he throws up. … Continue reading

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First Drive: Suzuki XL-7

November 21, 2000 First Drive: Suzuki XL-7 by Greg Wilson Longer and roomier than a Grand Vitara, the new Suzuki XL-7 ranges in price from $28,995 to $33,995. Perhaps Suzuki should have called it the Grand Vitara XL instead of … Continue reading

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Auto Tech: Brake problems

by Jim Kerr Stopping a car takes a lot of power. A 200-horsepower engine may accelerate a car from zero to 100 kph in about eight seconds, yet the brake system can stop that same car from 100 kph in … Continue reading

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