Monthly Archives: December 2003

Auto Tech: Appraising older cars

by Jim Kerr If you enjoy restoring old cars or building custom cars, summer is the time for cruising. Winter is time for working on your project or seeking out another one. There are many collector car auctions or speciality … Continue reading

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Visitors to Montreal auto show can try Subaru rally simulator

December 31, 2003 Visitors to Montreal auto show can try Subaru rally simulator Toronto, Ontario – Subaru Canada will bring a new driving simulator to Le Salon International de l’Auto de Montréal. The new simulator was jointly developed by Subaru … Continue reading

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UPS to lease Mercedes-Benz fuel cell cars

December 31, 2003 UPS to lease Mercedes-Benz fuel cell cars Los Angeles, California – Mercedes-Benz is expanding its fleet of fuel cell vehicles currently being tested in the U.S. UPS will be the first corporate customer to lease an undisclosed … Continue reading

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Robb Report names Bentley Continental GT as 2004 Car of the Year

December 31, 2003 Robb Report names Bentley Continental GT as 2004 Car of the Year Click image to enlarge Malibu, California – Citing “exceptional security at speed, the ultimate exhilaration of getting there and the distinction, elegance and comfort in … Continue reading

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First Drive: 2004 Honda Civic Si sedan

Photo: Paul Williams. Click image to enlarge by Paul Williams Toronto, Ontario – Honda Civics have been around so long that for many people, early versions are now classic cars. Their appeal has remained consistent because over the years, and … Continue reading

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Test Drive: 2004 Ford F150 SuperCrew Lariat 4X4

Click image to enlarge Story and photos by Russell Purcell Ford brass knew that in order to retain their sales leadership in the hotly contested light-truck market they were going to have to offer consumers a stylish, durable package with … Continue reading

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Mazda announces limited production RX-8 Mazdaspeed version

December 30, 2003 Mazda announces limited production RX-8 Mazdaspeed version Hiroshima, Japan – Mazda Motor Corporation announced that a limited edition RX-8 Mazdaspeed Version will go on sale in February in Japan. The new RX-8 Mazdaspeed Version is based on … Continue reading

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Chevrolet has highest customer retention rate

December 30, 2003 Chevrolet has highest customer retention rate Westlake Village, California – The customer retention rate for Chevrolet is the highest in the automobile industry, according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2003 Customer Retention Study released on Monday. … Continue reading

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2004 Greater Los Angeles Auto Show – Ford GT to be priced at U.S.$139,995

December 30, 2003 Ford GT to be priced at U.S.$139,995 2002 Ford GTconcept. Click image to enlarge Los Angeles, California – The 2005 Ford GT, a supercar modeled on the race-winning GT40 of the 60’s, will have a U.S. manufacturer’s … Continue reading

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2004 Greater Los Angeles Auto Show – Acura unveils TL A-Spec concept

December 30, 2003 Acura unveils TL A-Spec concept Click image to enlarge Torrance, California – The 2004 Acura TL A-Spec concept made its debut at the Greater Los Angeles Auto Show. While the production TL features a wide stance, the … Continue reading

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2004 Greater Los Angeles Auto Show

December 30, 2003 BMW shows X5 4.8is 2004 BMW X5 4.4i shown. Click image to enlarge Los Angeles, California – Following closely on the heels of the X5’s facelift, BMW introduced a new X5 4.8is with a bigger version of … Continue reading

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2004 Greater Los Angeles Auto Show – 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt revealed!

December 29, 2003 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt revealed! By Greg Wilson Click image to enlarge Los Angeles, California – The replacement for the aging but still popular Chevy Cavalier was unveiled today in Los Angeles. The compact 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt, which … Continue reading

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Mercedes to show diesel-hybrid production version of Vision Grand Sports Tourer

December 29, 2003 Mercedes to show diesel-hybrid production version of Vision Grand Sports Tourer Stuttgart, Germany – Mercedes-Benz will unveil a diesel hybrid production version of its Vision Grand Sports Tourer at the North American International Auto Show in January … Continue reading

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