Monthly Archives: October 2003

2004 Canadian Car of the Year “Test-Fest”

by Greg Wilson Shannonville, Ontario – This featureless, wind-swept race-track bordering the Trans-Canada highway near Belleville, Ontario may seem like an unlikely Mecca for Canada’s auto writers and automobile manufacturers, but each year for the past ten years, they have … Continue reading

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Ford Escape Hybrid to be built in Kansas City

October 31, 2003 Ford Escape Hybrid to be built in Kansas City Claycomo, Mo. – The 2005 Ford Escape Hybrid will be built at the Kansas City Assembly Plant in Claycomo, Missouri, beginning next summer, Ford Motor Company announced yesterday. … Continue reading

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CanadianDriver.com third time winner of best web site award

October 31, 2003 CanadianDriver.com third time winner of best web site award Belleville, Ontario – The Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) named CanadianDriver.com the winner of the 2003 Jacques Rainville Best Web Site award during the 20th Automotive Journalism … Continue reading

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New Infiniti QX56 Revealed

October 30, 2003 Click image to enlarge New Infiniti QX56 Revealed Infiniti, the luxury division of Nissan Canada, Inc., officially announced the name of its all-new full-size premium sport utility vehicle – the Infiniti QX56. Designed to provide luxury on … Continue reading

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Motor Trend names Volkswagen Touareg 2004 Sport Utility of the Year

October 30, 2003 Motor Trend names Volkswagen Touareg 2004 Sport Utility of the Year Annaheim, California – Motor Trend magazine has selected the Volkswagen Touareg as Motor Trend’s 2004 Sport Utility of the Year. “We are delighted to recognize the … Continue reading

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Honda opens Ohio Safety Research Centre, commits to new safety initiatives

October 30, 2003 Honda opens Ohio Safety Research Centre, commits to new safety initiatives Raymond, Ohio and Torrance, California – Honda R&D Americas, Inc., has opened an all-new Automotive Safety Research Facility that features seven advanced safety testing laboratories, including … Continue reading

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Test Drive: 2003 Ford SVT Mustang Cobra

Click image to enlarge Story and photos by Russell Purcell What is SVT? Ford’s SVT program was set up 10 years ago to offer fans of the blue oval the chance to order a number of limited edition factory ‘tuner’ … Continue reading

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GM to debut new Hummer at SEMA

October 29, 2003 GM to debut new Hummer at SEMA General Motors provided details yesterday of its plans for the upcoming Specialty Equipment Marketing Association (SEMA) show, which opens in Las Vegas, November 4. General Motors is using the backdrop … Continue reading

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GM drops Grand Prix from NASCAR program

October 29, 2003 GM drops Pontiac Grand Prix from NASCAR program General Motors announced today that it will not race or support the Pontiac Grand Prix following the end of the 2003 NASCAR season, but will consolidate its resources in … Continue reading

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Feature: Mid-luxury cars for 2004

Acura TL. Photo: Acura BMW 5 series. Photo: Tony Whitney Audi A6. Photo: Audi Buick Park Avenue. Photo: GM Cadillac CTS. Photo: Greg Wilson Lincoln LS. Photo: Lincoln Chrysler 300M. Photo: Grant Yoxon Infinity M45. Photo: Grant Yoxon Jaguar S-Type. … Continue reading

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New GM web-site helps disabled choose appropriate vehicle

October 28, 2003 New GM web-site helps disabled choose appropriate vehicle Detroit, Michigan – General Motors has developed a new web based tool that will allow seniors, people with disabilities and caregivers to more easily identify the GM vehicle that … Continue reading

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Technician from Saskatoon wins ACDelco 2003 Technician of the Millennium contest

October 28, 2003 Technician from Saskatoon wins ACDelco 2003 Technician of the Millennium contest Las Vegas, Nevada – David Wiebe, of Crestview Auto Service in Saskatoon, has won the biennial AC Delco Technician of the Millenium competition. Wiebe received a … Continue reading

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Hybrid vehicle sales may be slower than expected – J.D. Power and Associates

October 28, 2003 Hybrid vehicle sales may be slower than expected – J.D. Power and Associates Westlake Village, California – Hybrid electric vehicle sales expectations are lowering due to changes in some automakers’ plans, which is contributing to higher-than-expected vehicle … Continue reading

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