Monthly Archives: November 2003

Test Drive: 2004 Buick Rainier

Click image to enlarge Story and photos by Greg Wilson Upscale Buick SUV has impressive six cylinder engine In 2001, General Motors introduced three new mid-sized sport-utility vehicles: the Chevrolet Trailblazer, the slightly more upscale GMC Envoy, and the top-of-the-line … Continue reading

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E-tickets now available for Montreal auto show

November 28, 2003 E-tickets now available for Montreal auto show Montreal, Quebec – For the first time, E-tickets for the Montreal auto show will be available in advance, announced the show’s organizers. The 36th edition of the Montreal Auto Show … Continue reading

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Experts discuss needs of aging drivers

November 28, 2003 Experts discuss needs of aging drivers Ottawa, Ontario – Experts from senior groups, research centres, government and industry gathered in Ottawa this week for a discussion forum on the needs of aging drivers. The inaugural Driver Mobility … Continue reading

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DaimlerChrysler Canada President and Vice-President to retire

November 27, 2003 DaimlerChrysler Canada President and Vice-President to retire Windsor, Ontario – DaimlerChrysler Canada announced that its Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Edwin Brust, will retire December 31, 2003. As well, Bob Renaud, Vice President, Public and Government … Continue reading

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Safety organization upgrades rear impact standards

November 27, 2003 Safety organization upgrades rear impact standards Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced a tougher rear impact safety standard to reduce the chance of post-crash vehicle fires. “Preventing fuel … Continue reading

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Audi to introduce new 12 cylinder A8

November 27, 2003 Audi to introduce new 12 cylinder A8 Ingolstadt, Germany – Audi showed its new flagship model this week: the 12-cylinder A8 L 6.0. Described by Audi as “..the most sporty luxury saloon car in the world,” the … Continue reading

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Aston Martin DB9 Volante to be unveiled at Detroit auto show

November 27, 2003 Aston Martin DB9 Volante to be unveiled at Detroit auto show Detroit, Michigan – Aston Martin announced it will premiere the DB9 Volante (convertible) on January 4th at the 2004 Detroit auto show. The DB9 Volante will … Continue reading

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BMW charity event raises more than $1.3 million for Reach for the Rainbow

November 26, 2003 BMW charity event raises more than $1.3 million for Reach for the Rainbow Whitby, Ontario – The Crystal Ball, presented by BMW, recently held in Toronto, raised more than $1.3 million for the children’s charity, Reach for … Continue reading

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Access Toyota comes to Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island

November 26, 2003 Access Toyota comes to Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island Halifax, Nova Scotia – Access Toyota, Toyota Canada’s no-haggle car-buying system, is now offered in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island. Access Toyota … Continue reading

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Saab announces its first SUV

November 26, 2003 Saab announces its first SUV Detroit, Michigan – Saab Automobile AB announced it will unveil its first sport utility vehicle, the 2005 Saab 9-7X, at the 2004 New York Auto Show in April, 2004. The 9-7X will … Continue reading

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Sylvie Rainville introduces 2004 Agenda de l’auto

November 26, 2003 Sylvie Rainville introduces 2004 Agenda de l’auto Sylvie Rainville, editor of Le Magazine Carguide and a weekly columnist with Le Journal de Québec has published a unique item for the busy auto enthusiast – L’Agenda de l’auto. … Continue reading

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61% of Canadians support a winter speed limit reduction

November 26, 2003 61% of Canadians support a winter speed limit reduction Toronto – Goodyear Canada released its annual Goodyear Safety Survey of Canadian drivers, and the results are clear: when the temperature drops, our stress levels rise. According to … Continue reading

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Study shows 69% of drivers fasten seatbelts after starting engine

November 26, 2003 Study shows 69% of drivers fasten seatbelts after starting engine Warren, Michigan – A study commissioned by General Motors showed that nearly 69 percent of drivers fasten their safety belts after starting their vehicles, and about 20 … Continue reading

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