Monthly Archives: August 2001

Auto Tech: VIRTTEX – Virtual driving machine

by Jim Kerr Ford VIRTTEX driving simulator Ten million dollars, six months of development, and it was my turn to drive. I climbed into the driver’s seat of this special Ford Taurus sedan, did up my seat belt, and awaited … Continue reading

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First Drive: 2002 Volkswagen 1.8 T GTI and Jetta GLS

2002 Volkswagen GTI 1.8 TClick image to enlarge by Grant Yoxon New warranty, new automatic transmission, more power for 2002 For the 2002 model year, Volkswagen offers sport compact enthusiasts a more powerful 1.8 T four cylinder engine and an … Continue reading

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First Drive: 2002 Nissan Altima

Click image to enlarge by Greg Wilson The 2002 Altima is a clean sheet design: it’s bigger, more powerful, roomier, better-handling, safer, and stronger than its predecessor. It has an all-new suspension, a new optional V6 engine, new brakes, and … Continue reading

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Auto Tech: Take control!

Follow these steps when buying a vehicle and put yourself in control Next to buying a house, buying a car or truck is the second largest purchase most people will make. While you may have researched the make, model, and … Continue reading

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First Drive: 2002 Hyundai Elantra GT

Click image to enlarge Words and photos byGrant Yoxon More doors, more space and more luxury features With the introduction of the Elantra GT, Hyundai joins a growing list of manufacturers launching five-door sport hatchbacks. Mazda is already in the … Continue reading

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Auto Tech: Modern All Wheel Drive

by Jim Kerr A few all wheel drive vehicles have been around for years. Changes in the marketplace are putting more on the road everyday. Truck-based 4-wheel drive vehicles are evolving into all wheel drive sport utilities and luxury trucks. … Continue reading

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First Drive: 2002 Hyundai Sonata

Click image to enlarge Story and photos byGrant Yoxon Exterior and interior refinements improve civilized sedan The 1999 Sonata was a watershed vehicle for Hyundai. The completely re-designed sedan achieved levels of quality unseen from Hyundai and offered mid-size car … Continue reading

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Used Vehicle Review: Toyota T100

1997 Toyota T100, pictured 4×4 model By Bob McHugh It was the first import challenger in the full-sized truck market. Toyota entered the T100 in this domestic stronghold with great enthusiasm (and probably some trepidation) back in 1993 and although … Continue reading

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Don’t forget the throttle flap!

by Bob Belding Do you own a fuel injected gas vehicle that stalls on initial start up? Does it stumble on acceleration, and have poor power? Have you noticed that your fuel mileage isn’t what it once was? If you … Continue reading

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Taxi! A brief history of the London Taxi

by Murray Jackson Every day, thousands of London’s residents and visitors hail a licensed taxi, a unique vehicle that is as much a symbol of London as Big Ben and the double-decker bus. The operators of these taxis are legendary … Continue reading

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