Monthly Archives: January 2004

Test Drive: 2004 Toyota Echo hatchback LE 4-door

Click image to enlarge Review and photos by Greg Wilson Ranging in price from $12,995 to $17,300, the 2004 Toyota Echo hatchback is the cheapest Toyota you can buy, and the smallest – but it’s certainly not a cheap car, … Continue reading

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Lexus GX 470 named “Four Wheeler of the Year”

January 30, 2004 Lexus GX 470 named “Four Wheeler of the Year” Four Wheeler Magazine editor Jon Thompson (right) delivers the “2004 Four Wheeler of the Year” trophy to Lexus Group Vice President and General Manager Denny Clements and Lexus … Continue reading

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Honda introduces new lower-priced Pilot “Granite”

January 30, 2004 Honda introduces new lower-priced Pilot “Granite” Toronto, Ontario – A new lower-priced version of Honda’s Pilot SUV will be available in early February. The Honda Pilot Granite Edition will have a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price of $38,800 … Continue reading

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New limited edition Hummer H2 includes mountain bike

January 30, 2004 New limited edition Hummer H2 includes mountain bike Detroit, Michigan – For the 2004 model year, Hummer is offering a limited edition “Victory Red” H2 model which includes a foldable mountain bike. The 27-speed Hummer mountain bike … Continue reading

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10% of drivers admit to falling asleep at the wheel

January 30, 2004 10% of drivers admit to falling asleep at the wheel Los Angeles, California – More than 10 percent of drivers admit to having fallen asleep at the wheel, while more than 20 percent say they have momentarily … Continue reading

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DaimlerChrysler Canada announces price of 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser Convertible

January 30, 2004 DaimlerChrysler Canada announces price of 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser Convertible Windsor, Ontario – DaimlerChrysler Canada announced that its four-seater 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser Touring Convertible will have a base manufacturer’s suggested list price of $26,995 – the … Continue reading

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Survey finds widespread misuse of airbag on/off switches in pickups

January 30, 2004 Survey finds widespread misuse of airbag on/off switches in pickups Washington, D.C. – A National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) survey has found that airbag switches in pickup trucks are often misused, placing children and adults at … Continue reading

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New national automotive television series to debut on Global TV Sunday, February 8th

January 30, 2004 New national automotive television series to debut on Global TV Sunday, February 8th Vancouver, B.C. – “Driving Television”, a new Canadian-produced 30 minute automotive television show will begin airing on Global television stations across the country Sunday, … Continue reading

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New VW Golf wins English magazine’s Car of the Year award

January 29, 2004 New VW Golf wins English magazine’s Car of the Year award 2004 Volkswagen Golf (Europe)Click image to enlarge London, England – Volkswagen’s new Golf was presented with What Car? magazine’s Car of the Year 2004 award yesterday. … Continue reading

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Jaguar slashes price of X-Type 3.0

January 29, 2004 Jaguar slashes price of X-Type 3.0 2004 Jaguar X-Type 3.0 Sport. Click image to enlarge Bramalea, Ontario – Jaguar Canada has lowered the price of the 2004 X-Type 3.0 to $44,995 from from $48,195, announced the company. … Continue reading

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First Drive: 2004 Jaguar XK8 Coupe

Click image to enlarge by Richard Russell Jaguars are all about class, style and character – especially the XK8. Beautiful exteriors combined with carefully crafted interiors of wood and leather are a Jaguar hallmark. Many worried when Ford bailed the … Continue reading

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Auto Tech: Know which automatic transmission oil to use

by Jim Kerr It used to be so simple. There was Type A or Type F. If your automatic transmission needed oil, you only had two to choose from. Many Fords used Type F transmission oil while Type A was … Continue reading

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GM to debut six new vehicles at Chicago auto show

January 28, 2004 GM to debut six new vehicles at Chicago auto show Detroit, Michigan – General Motors will debut six all-new 2005 vehicles at the Chicago auto show in February. GM’s show exhibit will feature the all-new Buick LaCrosse … Continue reading

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