Monthly Archives: March 2002

Feature: Hatchbacks go upmarket

by Greg Wilson Hatchbacks are back, but they’re no longer inexpensive entry-level models At least seven new compact hatchback models will be introduced over the next year, but they’re not the inexpensive, entry-level hatchbacks that were so popular with first-time … Continue reading

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Used Vehicle Review: Nissan Maxima, 1999-2002

2000 Nissan Maxima SE, Click image to enlarge The redesigned 2004 Nissan Maxima started rolling off the assembly line at the NMMC plant in Smyrna, Tennessee last month. It’s the first Maxima to be built in North America, so a … Continue reading

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Vancouver region gas prices to rise April 1 with new tax

March 29, 2002 Vancouver region gas prices to rise April 1 with new tax Burnaby, B.C. – Tax on fuels sold in the Lower Mainland climbs above 30 cents per litre on April 1, when drivers begin paying an additional … Continue reading

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New Dodge Viper races Air Force F-16

March 29, 2002 New Dodge Viper races Air Force F-16 Click image to enlarge Auburn Hills, Michigan – In a head-to-head match up of tire-shredding horsepower against high-flying afterburner thrust, the new 500 hp Dodge Viper SRT-10 challenged the United … Continue reading

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GM to revive GTO

March 28, 2002 GM to revive GTO General Motors will bring back the Pontiac GTO nameplate next year – the GTO was a 60’s muscle car known for its big engine, big horsepower, and poor handling. The new GTO will … Continue reading

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Almost half of new MINI’s pre-ordered before dealers opened

March 28, 2002 Almost half of new MINI’s pre-ordered before dealers opened Whitby, Ontario – Of the approximately 2000 new MINI’s allocated to Canada for the 2002 model year, 900 were pre-ordered before the first MINI dealers opened last Friday. … Continue reading

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U.S. consumers will buy larger vehicles despite increasing gas prices says AAA

March 27, 2002 U.S. consumers will buy larger vehicles despite increasing gas prices says AAA Washington, D.C. – As the U.S. economy shows signs of recovery, the American Automobile Association is predicting that Americans will continue to buy SUVs, trucks … Continue reading

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Toyota’s ‘Scion’ youth brand not for Canada

March 27, 2002 Toyota’s ‘Scion’ youth brand not for Canada Toronto, Ontario – Toyota Canada officials announced yesterday that U.S. news stories about Toyota’s planned ‘Scion’ youth-oriented marketing project do not apply to Canada. “When it comes to the sale … Continue reading

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2003 Land Rover Discovery to debut at New York auto show

March 27, 2002 2003 Land Rover Discovery to debut at New York auto show Click image to enlarge New York, New York – Land Rover’s new 2003 Discovery will debut at the New York International Auto Show this week. The … Continue reading

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New MINI to be featured in next Austin Powers movie

March 27, 2002 New MINI to be featured in next Austin Powers movie The new MINI will get a starring role in the next Austin Powers film due out this summer. The movie will feature dazzling chase scenes with the … Continue reading

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Goodyear web-site gets new look

March 26, 2002 Goodyear web-site gets new look Akron, Ohio – Goodyear has introduced a new look for its consumer web-site, www.goodyear.com. According to Pamela J. Cole, Goodyear’s manager, Web site operations, the site’s homepage was redesigned for several reasons. … Continue reading

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CAW holds forum in St. Catherines today to discuss auto industry crisis

March 26, 2002 CAW holds forum in St. Catherines today to discuss auto industry crisis Toronto, Ontario – Today, Canadian Auto Workers union president Buzz Hargrove and CAW economist Jim Stanford will be in St. Catharines, Ontario to make the … Continue reading

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Edmunds.com names top ten roomiest vehicles

March 26, 2002 Edmunds.com names top ten roomiest vehicles Santa Monica, California – U.S. auto information service, edmunds.com, has issued a list of new cars and trucks with the most driver and front-passenger space. The winners were selected based on … Continue reading

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