Monthly Archives: January 2002

BMW Williams shows new F1 car at Silverstone

January 31, 2002 BMW Williams shows new F1 car at Silverstone Northamptonshire, England – The BMW WilliamsF1 Team unveiled their new Formula One car, the FW24, at Silverstone racing circuit in Northamptonshire, England last week. Team drivers Ralf Schumacher (GER) … Continue reading

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General Motors announces front-wheel-drive Cavalier/Sunfire drag racers

January 31, 2002 General Motors announces front-wheel-drive Cavalier/Sunfire drag racers Detroit, Michigan – Drag racing versions of General Motors’ Chevrolet Cavalier and Pontiac Sunfire sedans will compete in the National Hot Rod Association’s (NHRA) Summit Sport Compact Drag Racing Series … Continue reading

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Thrifty Car Rental offers free income tax software

January 31, 2002 Thrifty Car Rental offers free income tax software Toronto, Ontario – Thrifty Car Rental is offering its customers a free CD-ROM copy of QuickTax Deluxe, a popular income tax preparation software package, with any car rental of … Continue reading

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2002 Kia Sedona receives five-star crash rating

January 31, 2002 2002 Kia Sedona receives five-star crash rating Irvine, California – The recently-introduced Kia Sedona minivan has earned the U.S. federal government’s highest safety rating for the driver and front- and rear-seat passengers in both frontal and side … Continue reading

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NHTSA recalls: Jeep Grand Cherokee, Nissan Sentra, BMW 5-Series, Honda CR-V and three Hyundai models

January 31, 2002 NHTSA recalls: Jeep Grand Cherokee, Nissan Sentra, BMW 5-Series, Honda CR-V and three Hyundai models The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has released a list of auto safety recalls announced in November, … Continue reading

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Auto Tech: New Engine Technology at the NAIAS Detroit auto show

by Jim Kerr There are always lots of interesting features, and displays to notice at the Detroit Auto Show. This year, several engines caught my attention. They come from Ford, General Motors, Chrysler, and BMW. Although the technology in the … Continue reading

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Test Drive: 2002 Toyota Camry LE

Click image to enlarge Review and photos by Grant Yoxon “… the fifth generation Camry – it was first introduced in 1983 as a replacement for the Corona – has more space for passengers and luggage. It has a longer … Continue reading

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Chrysler Group vehicles earn 30 awards so far in 2002

January 30, 2002 Chrysler Group vehicles earn 30 awards so far in 2002 Detroit, Michigan – Chrysler, Jeep and Dodge vehicles have received over 30 awards from independent publications around the world so far in the 2002 model year. The … Continue reading

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Ford developing advanced airbag deployment sensors

January 30, 2002 Ford developing advanced airbag deployment sensors Detroit, Michigan – Ford plans to improve their vehicles’ Personal Safety System with more sophisticated sensors and technologies that can distinguish between a child, small adult or teenager, average adult or … Continue reading

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Edmunds.com introduces history of vehicle redesigns and upgrades

January 30, 2002 Edmunds.com introduces history of vehicle redesigns and upgrades Santa Monica, California – Edmunds.com, one of the U.S.A.’s leading automotive consumer web-sites, has introduced a new feature called ‘Generations’ that provides the complete history of upgrades and redesigns … Continue reading

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Vancouver’s auto show to be held April 6th to 13th

January 30, 2002 Vancouver’s auto show to be held April 6th to 13th Vancouver, B.C. – The Pacific International Auto and Light Truck Show in Vancouver will run a week later than usual this year to avoid the Easter weekend … Continue reading

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Used Vehicle Review: Chrysler 300M, 1999-2002

Although inspired by the furious 300-horsepower hemi-engine, big tail-finned Chrysler “letter series” cars of the late fifties and early sixties, the 1999 Chrysler 300M is a well-mannered and modern interpretation. This 300M offers a nice balance of performance, handling and fuel efficiency, along with a luxurious and a very spacious interior. Continue reading

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Driving school says ‘The Fast and the Furious’ video promotes unsafe driving

January 29, 2002 Driving school says ‘The Fast and the Furious’ video promotes unsafe driving Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey – Responding to the recent video release of “The Fast and the Furious,” a movie which features numerous scenes of high-speed, … Continue reading

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