Monthly Archives: December 2001

First Drive: 2003 Cadillac CTS

Click image to enlarge by Harry Pegg Charlottesville, Virginia – When you plan the opening shot of a new century, you want to get things right – and Cadillac is pretty much on the mark with the 2003 CTS. The … Continue reading

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Feature: Last-minute Christmas gifts!

By Bill Wilkinson With Christmas right around the corner, the pressure is on for those last-minute gifts. Choosing the right gift for a car enthusiast can be difficult, but there is a simple solution says Bill Wilkinson, co-owner of Wilkinson’s … Continue reading

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Auto Tech: BMW Variable M-differential lock

by Jim Kerr Sometimes technology is wonderful. Sometimes not! Just before BMW was about to present their Variable M-differential lock to the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) technology panel, their computer crashed. Gone were all the presentation slides and … Continue reading

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Auto Tech: Audi’s Multitronic transmission

by Jim Kerr Audi A4 Multitronic CVTClick image to enlarge Multitronic is Audi’s name for their new continuously variable transmission. The continuously variable transmission (CVT) concept, based on the long-established principle of the chain drive transmission has been improved by … Continue reading

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Vibe vs Matrix: Is there really any difference?

by Greg Wilson 2003 Toyota Matrix 2003 Pontiac Vibe GTClick image to enlarge Occasionally, two automobile manufacturers team up to design and produce a new vehicle which is then marketed as two different vehicles with slightly different styling and features. … Continue reading

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First Drive: 2002 Audi A6

Click image to enlarge by Harry Pegg Audi pushes the performance envelope a little further for 2002 with the new A6. I drove the new version a few weeks ago an Audi event in Virginia. It was worth the trip. … Continue reading

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Auto Tech: Honda’s i-VTEC engine technology

by Jim Kerr Honda technology is always at the cutting edge: designed, refined, implemented, and produced to perfection. The latest Honda technology to hit the streets is actually an improvement on their VTEC (Variable valve Timing and lift Electronic Control) … Continue reading

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First Drive: 2002 Saturn VUE

Click image to enlarge by Kelly Taylor Saturn’s SUV, the VUE, doesn’t stray far from the pack in soccer-parent, off-road wannabe vehicle design. It is, by and large, exactly the kind of SUV you’d expect from the polymer sidepanel, We … Continue reading

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