Monthly Archives: November 2001

Canadian Car of the Year candidates Week 5: Economy Car; Luxury/Prestige Car; Pickup Truck

by Bob McHugh The final round-up of entries for Canadian Car and Truck of the Year are on the mat this week and it’s an ‘extreme’ group, indeed. Low priced entry-level cars, high-priced super-cars, sophisticated high-performers and dirt-loving, hog-hauling work … Continue reading

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Auto Tech: Keeping Your Vehicle on the Road

by Jim Kerr Rough roads, potholes, and curbs all take their toll on your vehicle over the course of a year. Some of the jolts can be hard, and damage to your vehicle can occur quickly. Your first line of … Continue reading

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Auto Tech: Subaru’s turbocharged 2.0 litre engine

by Jim Kerr This is the third in a series of eight articles on new technology presented this Fall to the Automobile Journalists of Canada (AJAC) journalist panel as part of their annual Canadian Car of the Year testing. The … Continue reading

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Canadian Car of the Year candidates – Part 4 Compact, Intermediate and Luxury SUV’s

by Bob McHugh This week the Canadian Car of the Year spotlight shines on those go-anywhere sport utility vehicles. Although it would be interesting to know how many will actually get their wheels dirty in the hands of owners, the … Continue reading

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Auto Tech: Jaguar’s Adaptive Restraint System

This fall, eight manufacturers made technology presentations to the Automobile Journalists of Canada (AJAC) journalist panel as part of the annual Car of the Year testing. They were vying for the title of “Best New Technology”. Jaguar was one of … Continue reading

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Canadian Car of the Year candidates – Part 3 Station Wagons & Minivans

This week’s category titles for Canadian Car of the Year, station wagon and minivan, may suggest a tame bunch of vehicles, but take a second look at this group of international entries: performance cars with room for the kids, and … Continue reading

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Obus Forme Back Therapy Driver’s Seat

by Paul Williams Down a bit. Lower. A bit to the right. Yeah, that’s it, right there! Oh, sorry. I was communing with my Obus Forme Back Therapy Driver’s Seat. The Model 91 has four vibrating motors to soothe my … Continue reading

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Preview – VW W12 Coup

November 8, 2001 Click image to enlarge Preview: VW W12 Coupe 0 to 100 km/h in 3.5 seconds – top speed, 350 km/h! Unveiled at the recent 35th Tokyo Motor Show, the latest variation of Volkswagen’s W12 Coupe may well … Continue reading

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Auto Tech: 2001 Best New Technology Award

by Jim Kerr The Nominees Are.. For the past twenty years, members of the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) have been getting together once a year with Canada’s automobile manufacturers to test vehicles and select the “Car and Truck … Continue reading

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Canadian Car of the Year candidates – Part 2 Sport Coupes, Sedans and Convertibles

It’s week two of our review of vehicles entered for AJAC Canadian Car of the Year. And, today we look at an interesting and eclectic group of cars that fall under the “sports” banner, both under and over $35,000. If … Continue reading

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Auto Tech: Winter Tire Time

by Jim Kerr As I accelerated around the corner onto the freeway, the soft sounds of Paul Simon’s Slip Slidin’ Away came from the radio. A sudden gust of wind and a flurry of leaves made me think of how … Continue reading

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