Monthly Archives: June 2003

Test Drive: 2003 Nissan Xterra SE-SC

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BCAA offers summer vacation tips for motorists

June 30, 2003 BCAA offers summer vacation tips for motorists Burnaby, B.C. – The British Columbia Automobile Association (BCAA) recommends motorists take a few extra precautions to ensure the safety of themselves and their passengers, in what is typically the … Continue reading

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Test Drive: 2003 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Wagon GLS

Click image to enlarge Story and photos by Greg Wilson Small wagon gets great fuel economy 2003 Volkswagen Jetta Wagons are available with three different four cylinder engines, but if you want great fuel economy, the Jetta TDI Wagon is … Continue reading

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New fuel cell aims at overcoming sub-zero freezing problems

June 27, 2003 New fuel cell aims at overcoming sub-zero freezing problems Seoul, Korea and Hartford, Connetticut – Hyundai Motor Co. and UTC Fuel Cells, have signed an agreement to jointly develop a new automotive fuel cell power plant capable … Continue reading

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800 European Jeep owners attend Euro Camp Jeep 2003

June 27, 2003 800 European Jeep owners attend Euro Camp Jeep 2003 La Thuile, Italy – Over 800 Jeep enthusiasts in close to 350 vehicles will descend upon the Alpine resort of La Thuile, in Italy, this weekend to take … Continue reading

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Hole-in-one golfer wins new BMW

June 27, 2003 Hole-in-one golfer wins new BMW Whitby, Ontario – Cindy Antico of Burlington, Ontario won a new BMW Z4 Roadster when she made her first ever hole-in-one Wednesday at the Greystone Ladies Member Guest Day presented by BMW. … Continue reading

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Study says consumers prefer informative auto manufacturer’s web-sites

June 27, 2003 Study says consumers prefer informative auto manufacturer’s web-sites Westlake Village, California – Online automotive shoppers place an ever-growing premium on the informational content of an auto manufacturer’s Web site, compared with intangible attributes such as appearance, according … Continue reading

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GM announces 2004 Buick Rainier pricing

June 27, 2003 GM announces 2004 Buick Rainier pricing Click image to enlarge Oshawa, Ontario – GM of Canada announced that the 2004 Buick Rainier Sport Utility 4WD will have a base manufacturers suggested retail price of $49,245 excluding applicable … Continue reading

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Feature: Canada’s Top Ten Best-Sellers

By Greg Wilson Value, practicality, and reputation figure prominently Canada’s top ten best-selling vehicles reflect the practical, value-oriented nature of Canadian buyers, says one of Canada’s leading automotive writers. “Canada has traditionally been a more price-sensitive market than in the … Continue reading

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Hertz offers free admission package to Toronto customers

June 26, 2003 Hertz offers free admission package to Toronto customers Park Ridge, New Jersey – Hertz announced that travellers renting a full-size car in Toronto will receive free tickets to such popular attractions as the CN Tower and Toronto … Continue reading

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Cosco infant car seats recalled again

June 26, 2003 Cosco infant car seats recalled again Washington, D.C. – In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Dorel Juvenile Group Inc. is again voluntarily recalling Cosco Arriva … Continue reading

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Nissan Pathfinder to be built in the U.S.

June 26, 2003 Nissan Pathfinder to be built in the U.S. Nashville, Tennessee – Nissan announced that the all-new, next generation Nissan Pathfinder premium sport utility vehicle will be built at their Smyrna, Tennessee, assembly plant beginning in the fall … Continue reading

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Domestic automakers dominate consumer loyalty rankings

June 26, 2003 Domestic automakers dominate consumer loyalty rankings Detroit, Michigan – Owners of vehicles manufactured by North America’s Big Three automakers are remaining loyal to their chosen brands and models, despite increasing competitive pressure from foreign automakers that has … Continue reading

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