Monthly Archives: April 2003

Test Drive: 2003 GMC Envoy XL

Click image to enlarge Story and photos by Russell Purcell Is Bigger Really Better? With the simple addition of a little length and a little power, GM has added a little more utility to the mid-sized Envoy SUV. The Envoy … Continue reading

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Mercedes-Benz Canada opens new retail dealership in Montreal

Toronto, Ontario – Mercedes-Benz Canada officially opened its newest location in Dollard-des-Ormeaux today, in the West Island of Montreal, making it the first factory-owned retail store operation in the Greater Montreal Area since the late 80’s. This latest addition to … Continue reading

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Study says it’s cheaper to live in the suburbs and commute

April 30, 2003 Study says it’s cheaper to live in the suburbs and commute According to an analysis by Runzheimer International, a consulting firm that specializes in cost-of-living comparisons, consumers save considerable sums by moving to the outlying suburbs. The … Continue reading

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Mercedes-Benz Canada opens new retail dealership in Montreal

April 30, 2003 Mercedes-Benz Canada opens new retail dealership in Montreal Toronto, Ontario – Mercedes-Benz Canada officially opened its newest location in Dollard-des-Ormeaux today, in the West Island of Montreal, making it the first factory-owned retail store operation in the … Continue reading

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Test Drive: 2003 Hyundai Santa Fe GL FWD

Click image to enlarge Story and photos by Paul Williams SUVs are having a rough ride these days, in more ways than one. The criticisms are well known: excessive fuel consumption, truck-like handling, being too big, and costing too much. … Continue reading

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Anti-lock brakes: why you should have them

by Richard Russell In my humble opinion ABS, or Antilock Braking Systems, are the most significant safety advance since the invention of the brake itself. ABS requires no conscious thought, training or additional maintenance. Drivers simply have to react as … Continue reading

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Powerful LEDs used in new headlamp designs

April 29, 2003 Powerful LEDs used in new headlamp designs San Jose, California – Automotive designers at Audi, Ford and leading styling studios are adding headlamps to the growing list of automotive lighting components powered by LEDs, reflecting technology advances … Continue reading

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Belgian wins Land Rover G4 Challenge

April 29, 2003 Belgian wins Land Rover G4 Challenge Moab, Utah – Belgian fighter pilot Rudi Thoelen bested competitors from 15 other nations to win the first Land Rover G4 Challenge. Thoelen, 31, rappelled, mountain biked, kayaked, navigated and drove … Continue reading

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Auto skills competition highlights skills shortage in automotive industry

April 29, 2003 Auto skills competition highlights skills shortage in automotive industry Burnaby, B.C. – The 20 most skilled automotive students from high schools across British Columbia will be competing at the Ford, BCAA and BCIT Student Auto Skills Competition … Continue reading

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GM Canada to be official automotive sponsor of Toronto Blue Jays baseball team

April 29, 2003 GM Canada to be official automotive sponsor of Toronto Blue Jays baseball team Oshawa, Ontario – General Motors of Canada and the Toronto Blue Jays announced that GM, and all its brands, will become the Official Automotive … Continue reading

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First Drive: 2003 Porsche 911 Turbo X50

Click image to enlarge Story and photos by Laurance Yap It’s interesting how it’s easier, in life, to get away with some kinds of extremism and not others, a fact that’s no truer than in what car you choose for … Continue reading

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Racing E-Types promote Jaguar’s certified used car program

April 28, 2003 Racing E-Types promote Jaguar’s certified used car program Road Atlanta, Georgia – Two 400-horsepower vintage Jaguar E-Type racecars are taking to the track as high-speed billboards for Jaguar’s Select Edition Certified Pre-Owned vehicle program. Jaguar North America … Continue reading

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Governments contribute $7 million to improve dangerous section of Trans Canada highway

April 28, 2003 Governments contribute $7 million to improve dangerous section of Trans Canada highway Chilliwack, B.C. – The Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia will contribute joint funding of close to $7 million for a highway … Continue reading

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