Monthly Archives: November 2002

Test Drive: 2003 Dodge Ram Heavy Duty 2500 4×4 HEMI

Click image to enlarge by Jim Kerr Photos by Grant Yoxon The trend in truck buying is to go bigger. More drivers are purchasing heavy duty pickups than ever before, and with the ride and comfort these traditional working trucks … Continue reading

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Feature: Q-ships: are there any sleepers left?

Subaru WRX. Photo by Laurance YapClick image to enlarge by Paul Williams Recently I had the pleasure of attending the RM classic car auction in Toronto. Not to buy, mind you, just to look. Believe me, there were some very … Continue reading

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Isuzu to develop natural gas engine with Canadian company

November 29, 2002 Isuzu to develop natural gas engine with Canadian company Vancouver, B.C. – Westport Innovations Inc. announced today that it has agreed with Isuzu Motors of Tokyo, Japan, to develop a prototype Isuzu ELF truck powered with a … Continue reading

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London Taxis signs with Canadian company for hybrid electric technology

November 29, 2002 London Taxis signs with Canadian company for hybrid electric technology Vancouver, B.C. – Azure Dynamics Corporation, a developer of hybrid electric systems for commercial vehicles, and London Taxis International, a leading manufacturer of purpose-built taxis, are pleased … Continue reading

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Ford shows Expedition designed for disabled

November 29, 2002 Ford shows Expedition designed for disabled Click image to enlarge Dearborn, Michigan – Ford has unveiled an Eddie Bauer Expedition concept designed to make the lives of people with disabilities easier. “The Project Go Mobility Expedition is … Continue reading

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Mercedes-Benz adds 4Matic AWD option to 2003 C-Class cars

November 29, 2002 Mercedes-Benz adds 4Matic AWD option to 2003 C-Class cars Toronto, Ontario – Mercedes-Benz announced it is offering its 4MATIC all-wheel-drive system on 2003 C-Class sedan and wagon models. 4MATIC is a permanently-engaged four-wheel-drive system that needs no … Continue reading

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Survey says Canadian car awards influence purchasers

November 28, 2002 Survey says Canadian car awards influence purchasers Montreal, Quebec – An independent survey of purchasers of the 2002 Nissan Altima, last year’s Canadian Car of the Year, indicates that almost 70% of the buyers were aware that … Continue reading

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Montreal Auto Show attendees offered free photo in their dream car

November 28, 2002 Montreal Auto Show attendees offered free photo in their dream car Montreal, Quebec – Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep dealers are offering Montreal auto show attendees the chance to win an all-new 2003 Dodge SX2.0 in the ‘Drive … Continue reading

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Toyota seats ranked the best

November 28, 2002 Toyota seats ranked the best Westlake Village, California – Araco Corporation, which supplies seat systems exclusively to Toyota Motor Sales, ranks highest in overall automotive seat quality for the second consecutive year, according to the J.D. Power … Continue reading

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October vehicle recalls announced

November 28, 2002 October vehicle recalls announced Washington, D.C. – The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced vehicle recalls for the month of October: DaimlerChrysler Corporation is recalling 116,029 Dodge Grand Caravan and Chrysler Town and Country minivans, … Continue reading

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Test Drive: 2003 Toyota Matrix XR

Click image to enlarge by Wade Ozeroff I think I missed my calling in life. What I really should be doing is selling cars (or ‘Crossover Utility Vehicles’ if you enjoy marketing jargon). I got my hands on one of … Continue reading

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Saab recalling 55,000 cars

November 27, 2002 Saab recalling 55,000 cars Detroit, Michigan – Saab is recalling approximately 55,000 1995 model year Saab 900 cars worldwide to repair an electronic control unit that might rust and cause the airbag to deploy. Affected cars have … Continue reading

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Silver is top car colour worldwide

November 27, 2002 Silver is top car colour worldwide Troy, Michigan – While a silver medal is often associated with a second place finish, the colour silver was the No. 1 vehicle colour worldwide for the 2002 model year, according … Continue reading

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