Monthly Archives: June 2002

Test Drive: 2002 Mini Cooper

Photos supplied by MINI Canada. Click image to enlarge by Greg Wilson Pretty to look at, fun-to-drive, but pricey In May, I had the opportunity to drive a MINI Cooper across scenic Vancouver Island to the far west coast hamlet … Continue reading

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Scarborough woman wins Lexus ES300 in charity lottery

June 28, 2002 Scarborough woman wins Lexus ES300 in charity lottery Toronto, Ontario – Yoshio Nakatani, Chairman of Toyota Canada Inc. and Bryan Rowntree, President of Scarborough Lexus Toyota presented the keys to a brand new 2002 Lexus ES 300 … Continue reading

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Nissan Canada announces new President

June 28, 2002 Nissan Canada announces new President Mississauga, Ontario – Nissan Canada has announced that longtime employee Brad Bradshaw will become the company’s new president. Bradshaw will replace Mamoru Yoshida, who will return to Japan for a new assignment … Continue reading

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Toyota Canada to supply Tundra pickups to CART racing team

June 28, 2002 Toyota Canada to supply Tundra pickups to CART racing team Toronto, Ontario – Toyota Canada announced that it will supply three V8-powered Tundra full-size pickup trucks for use at this year’s Championship Auto Racing Teams (CART) FedEx … Continue reading

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Mercedes-Benz launches “Become a ‘MIB’ agent!” online game

June 28, 2002 Mercedes-Benz launches “Become a ‘MIB’ agent!” online game Stuttgart, Germany – Mercedes-Benz has launched an online game to coincide with the appearance of the new 2003 E-Class sedan in the movie, “Men In Black 2”. The “Become … Continue reading

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DaimlerChrysler honored as “Environmentalist of the Year”

June 28, 2002 DaimlerChrysler honored as “Environmentalist of the Year” Washington, D.C. – DaimlerChrysler was named “Environmentalist of the Year” on Wednesday, June 26th by the Environmental Research and Education Foundation (EREF). EREF recognizes an individual or organizational achievement in … Continue reading

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Hummer H2 features sophisticated four-wheel-drive system

June 27, 2002 Hummer H2 features sophisticated four-wheel-drive system Hummer H2Click image to enlarge Chicago, Illinois – Production has begun on the electronically controlled, full-time four-wheel drive system used in the new HUMMER H2. The BorgWarner system is integrated with … Continue reading

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Saturn Playgrounds program returns for sixth year

June 27, 2002 Saturn Playgrounds program returns for sixth year Oshawa, Ontario – For the sixth straight year, Saturn Canada will provide funds to build new playgrounds for children in communities across Canada. In 2002, Saturn dealers will build 37 … Continue reading

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Mercedes-Benz C-Class receives five stars in European NCAP crash test

June 27, 2002 Mercedes-Benz C-Class receives five stars in European NCAP crash test Mercedes-Benz C-ClassClick image to enlarge Stuttgart, Germany – The European NCAP Organisation has awarded the Mercedes-Benz C-Class its top rating of five stars in frontal crash tests. … Continue reading

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Suzuki to sue Consumer Reports over 1988 Samarai rollover report

June 27, 2002 Suzuki to sue Consumer Reports over 1988 Samarai rollover report San Francisco, California – A U.S. appeals court has ruled that Suzuki Motor Corporation, which is now 20 percent owned by General Motors, can sue Consumer Reports … Continue reading

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Crown Victoria fuel tank fires prompt Ford to test new fuel bladder

June 27, 2002 Crown Victoria fuel tank fires prompt Ford to test new fuel bladder Dearborn, Michigan – Concerns about the safety of the Ford Crown Victoria’s fuel tank in a rear-end collision have prompted the Ford Motor Company to … Continue reading

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2004 Pontiac Grand Prix to be built in Oshawa, Ontario

June 27, 2002 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix to be built in Oshawa, Ontario Oshawa, Ontario – General Motors of Canada announced that the new 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix midsize car will be built at the Oshawa Car Assembly Plant #2 … Continue reading

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Auto Tech: Resurrecting your stored auto

by Jim Kerr You have probably heard this line a hundred times – “it’s in great shape. It was in storage for several years, and I am going to fix it up and use it again”. True, it may have … Continue reading

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