Monthly Archives: September 2001

Auto Tech: Winter Vehicle Storage

by Jim Kerr Many vehicles sit for extended periods of time. Motorhomes, antique vehicles, show cars, hot rods, motorcycles and even lawn mowers are parked for the winter as owners pack up their memories of summer fun. Preparing a vehicle … Continue reading

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Test Drive: 2001 Mazda Miata

Bigfoot meets the Mazda Miata.

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First Drive: 2002 Jaguar X-Type

Click image to enlarge by Kelly Taylor The name Jaguar has meant a lot of things to a lot of people but one thing it has never meant is “accessible.” Until the S-Type, which still grazes the ionosphere at $60,000 … Continue reading

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Auto Tech: Keeping that engine cool!

by Jim Kerr Late summer heat, hard working equipment, and an engine that has had a couple years of service. All these conditions add up to the possibility of cooling system failure. While usually overlooked unless there is a problem, … Continue reading

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Dress to drive; go to car camp

by Iris Winston Walk the talk. Drive the vehicle that says who you are. Underline the point with the clothes that announce you’re a Land Rover groupie or a BMW smoothie. Take your Jeep to camp, discover just what it … Continue reading

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Feature: Driving GM’s Future Concepts

Chevy K5Click image to enlarge by Greg Wilson Milan Raceway, Michigan – Officially, it was called the General Motors Special Vehicles Media Event – unofficially, it was the GM “Toys Test” – an auto enthusiast’s orgy of over 50 production-based … Continue reading

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First Drive: 2002 Volvo S60 AWD

by Grant Yoxon All-Wheel-Drive option adds additional measure of safety Volvo’s sporty S60 sedan, introduced in 2001, receives a new all-wheel-drive option for 2002. Available only on the 197 horsepower 2.4T, the S60 all-wheel-drive system will add $2,500 to the … Continue reading

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First Drive: 2002 Kia Sedona minivan

Click image to enlarge by Greg Wilson Being last to the minivan party might seem like a disadvantage — but South Korean automaker Kia (now owned by Hyundai) has used their time wisely. The new Sedona minivan faithfully recreates almost … Continue reading

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First Drive: 2002 Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec V

Click image to enlarge by Greg Wilson A blast to drive but manual shifter is disappointing Scheduled to go on sale in October, Nissan’s new high-performance 175 horsepower 2002 Sentra SE-R will replace the 145 horsepower 2001 Sentra SE sedan. … Continue reading

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Auto Tech: Ford’s vehicles for the future

by Jim Kerr A cruise on the roads around Ford’s Scientific Research Laboratory in Dearborn, Michigan gave me a preview of the future. This centre houses 240 modern laboratories, and has a staff of 1000 scientists, engineers, and technicians. Approximately … Continue reading

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