Monthly Archives: July 2004

Test Drive: 2004 Porsche 911 Carrera 2 Tiptronic

Click image to enlarge Review and photos by Greg Wilson I decided to take one last fling in the 2004 Porsche 911 before the revised 2005 models arrive. Frankly, I don’t see why anyone would buy an ’04 model at … Continue reading

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Feature: Stunt driving school

Student at the wheel. Click image to enlarge Stunt driving school Story and photos by Laurance Yap If you’re at all like me, there’s a certain kind of movie that you love but most (probably all) of your friends don’t … Continue reading

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GM to add new 2.8 litre V-6 to 2005 Cadillac CTS

July 29, 2004 GM to add new 2.8 litre V-6 to 2005 Cadillac CTS Detroit, Michigan – GM has developed an all-new 2.8 litre V-6 VVT engine – the second variant in GM’s new global V-6 engine family. The new … Continue reading

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Sales of Falken tires increase 400% at Hercules Tire

July 29, 2004 Sales of Falken tires increase 400% at Hercules Tire Tread design close-up… Kevin Fitchett (right), Hercules Tire Canada Customer Service Representative, reviews high performance tread pattern of the Falken Azenis tire with Lena Diaz, Accounts Receivable Representative.Click … Continue reading

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GM opens new plant to build high-performance engines

July 29, 2004 GM opens new plant to build high-performance engines Detroit, Michigan – General Motors officially opened its Performance Build Center, a $10 million facility dedicated to building high-performance engines for low-volume, premium vehicles. The first hand-built engine variant … Continue reading

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High gas prices affect driving habits

July 29, 2004 High gas prices affect driving habits Burnaby, B.C. – According to a survey of 501 British Columbia motorists conducted jointly by the British Columbia Automobile Association (BCAA) and Mustel Group Market Research, 50 per cent of B.C. … Continue reading

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Honda fuel cell car receives EPA, CARB certification

July 29, 2004 Honda fuel cell car receives EPA, CARB certification Torrance, California – The 2005 Honda FCX, Honda’s second-generation fuel cell vehicle (FCV) and the first to be powered by a Honda designed and manufactured fuel cell stack, has … Continue reading

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Auto Tech: Should you use high-octane Premium gasoline?

by Jim Kerr With the price of fuel high, drivers want to save money whenever they can, so the natural tendency is to fill up with the cheapest gas. For many of us, this works just fine but some car … Continue reading

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Test Drive: 2004 Mazda6 Sport GT

Click image to enlarge Review and photos by Paul Williams There’s no doubt that Mazda takes its “zoom-zoom” image seriously and this is one of the keys to the company’s current success. Comparing Japanese sedan lineups, only the Nissan Altima … Continue reading

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Pre-1970 drag racers head to Mission, B.C.

July 28, 2004 Pre-1970 drag racers head to Mission, B.C. Vancouver, B.C., July 27, 2004 – The Langley Loafers presents the 13th Annual Re/Max B.C. Oldtime Drags at Mission Raceway Park near Vancouver, B.C. this weekend. This is the only … Continue reading

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Hummer releases info about new mid-size H3

July 28, 2004 Hummer releases info about new mid-size H3 Detroit, Michigan – GM announced that the new mid-size 2006 Hummer H3 will be shown to the public on the global auto show circuit beginning in the fourth quarter of … Continue reading

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Test Drive: 2004 BMW X3 3.0i

Photo: Paul Williams. Click image to enlarge by Haney Louka Photos by Grant Yoxon and Paul Williams For those of you expecting the sports sedan of SUVs, I’m sorry to disappoint you: the X3 is no 3-Series. True, on paper … Continue reading

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Feature: Cars under $15,000

One of the challenges of being an automotive journalist is that manufacturers always want you to drive and evaluate their top-of-the-line products. Quite understandably, they hope you go away with the best possible impression of their design and engineering skills … Continue reading

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