Monthly Archives: August 2003

First Drive: 2004 Nissan Pathfinder Armada

Click image to enlarge by Greg Wilson Napa Valley, California – As gas inches up towards a dollar a litre, you have to wonder whether the world needs a 300 horsepower full-size SUV. With a name like “Armada” which conjures … Continue reading

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Bridgestone Potenza tires chosen for Subaru Impreza WRX-Sti

August 29, 2003 Bridgestone Potenza tires chosen for Subaru Impreza WRX-Sti Mississauga, Ontario – Bridgestone Potenza RE070 tires have been chosen as original equipment on the new high performance 2004 Subaru Impreza WRX-STi. The company will provide its Potenza RE070, … Continue reading

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BFGoodrich launches new website

August 29, 2003 BFGoodrich launches new website Laval, Quebec – BFGoodrich Tires announced a new website, www.bfgoodrichtires.ca, which features several interactive tools designed for automobile enthusiasts. “We are really pleased to present our new website to all BFGoodrich Tires fans … Continue reading

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International teams line up for Targa Newfoundland rally

August 29, 2003 International teams line up for Targa Newfoundland rally St. Johns, Newfoundland – A Netherlands-based rally team with a global competition résumé that stretches from Europe to Africa and through India, South America and the Caribbean heads a … Continue reading

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Transport Canada to develop national road weather information system

August 28, 2003 Transport Canada to develop national road weather information system Ottawa, Ontario – Transport Minister David Collenette today announced a major step forward in the development of a cross-Canada integrated network of Road Weather Information Systems. “These systems … Continue reading

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Porsche announces Cayenne model with six cylinder engine

August 28, 2003 Porsche announces Cayenne model with six cylinder engine Atlanta, Georgia – Stuttgart, Germany-based Porsche AG announced the introduction of a third Cayenne model, which will be powered by a six-cylinder engine from Volkswagen. It will debut at … Continue reading

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Side/curtain airbags reduce fatalities by 45%

August 28, 2003 Side/curtain airbags reduce fatalities by 45% Arlington, Virginia – Side airbags that include head protection are reducing deaths by about 45 percent among drivers of passenger cars struck on the near (driver) side. Side airbags that protect … Continue reading

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Auto Tech: Aftermarket performance parts

by Jim Kerr Cars built in the 1960’s and 70’s were easy to “hop up”. Big V8’s filled the engine bays of many vehicles on the road and the manufacturers offered several special high performance models. Many of the parts … Continue reading

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Test Drive: 2003 Mazda Miata SE

This is essentially the car that gave rise to Mazda’s “zoom-zoom” slogan.

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Toyota promotes new Echo hatchback with online game

August 27, 2003 Toyota promotes new Echo hatchback with online game Toronto, Ontario – Toyota Canada is inviting visitors to its web site to play a new online game and win prizes. The game, which can be reached through the … Continue reading

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Production of new Ford Freestar begins in Ontario

August 27, 2003 Production of new Ford Freestar begins in Ontario Click image to enlarge Oakville, Ontario – Monday, August 25 marked the first full day of production of the all-new Freestar at Ford of Canada’s Oakville Assembly Plant – … Continue reading

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Air from forest fires can cause damage to vehicles, says BCAA

August 27, 2003 Air from forest fires can cause damage to vehicles, says BCAA Burnaby, B.C. – As thousands of people evacuate their homes in areas threatened by forest fires, many are turning to their vehicles as a temporary place … Continue reading

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New Volvo S40 unveiled

August 27, 2003 New Volvo S40 unveiled Click image to enlarge Goteburg, Sweden – Volvo Car Corporation has released the first photographs of its new entry-level model, the Volvo S40 sedan. The new Volvo S40 will make its world debut … Continue reading

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