Monthly Archives: September 2004

Test Drive: 2004 BMW X5 4.4i

Photo: BMW. Click image to enlarge by John LeBlanc According to the Canadian Dental Association, there are over 17,000 dentists in Canada, but can you remember who was the 2003 Dentist of the Year? My only run- in with dentists … Continue reading

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Test Drive: 2004 Mitsubishi Outlander

Photos: Mitsubishi. Click image to enlarge By Jil McIntosh For several weeks I ended up in a variety of compact SUVs. For most, it became a routine: drive it, note the good and bad points, and then give it back … Continue reading

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Chrysler to introduce limited edition Signature Series

September 29, 2004 Chrysler to introduce limited edition Signature Series Windsor, Ontario – Chrysler will introduce a limited edition “Signature Series” of vehicles this Fall. Each vehicle will feature a Walter P. Chrysler signature badge, and extra equipment for a … Continue reading

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Auto Tech: Pumpe Duse

by Jim Kerr When most people think of diesel engines, they think of clouds of black smoke, noisy operation and sluggish acceleration. That image no longer applies. Today’s diesel engines are high tech, much cleaner, quieter and provide snappy performance. … Continue reading

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First Drive: 2005 Ford Freestyle

Click image to enlarge Story and photos by Paul Williams Chicago, Illinois – After months of talking up 2004 as Ford’s “Year of the Car,” you might be surprised to see that the soon-to-be-released $33,295-$43,195, seven-passenger, Ford Freestyle appears to … Continue reading

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Saturn to unveil 300th Kidspace playground in Ottawa

September 29, 2004 Saturn to unveil 300th Kidspace playground in Ottawa Oshawa, Ontario – Saturn Canada will celebrate its 300th Kidspace playground build, along with Turpin Saturn Saab, the Community Foundation of Ottawa, and the Ottawa Carleton District School Board, … Continue reading

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First Smart fortwo cars arrive in Halifax

September 29, 2004 First Smart fortwo cars arrive in Halifax Toronto, Ontario – The first Canadian smart fortwo coupés and fortwo cabriolets cdi have now arrived in Halifax and are en route to Mercedes-Benz dealerships across the country where they … Continue reading

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Toyota unveils new web-site ‘PlanetKaizen’

September 29, 2004 Toyota unveils new web-site ‘PlanetKaizen’ Torrance, California – A new Toyota web-site designed for enthusiasts was launched yesterday. PlanetKaizen is a new interactive direction for Toyota to display the inner workings and engineering advances on its vehicles. … Continue reading

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Ford produces its first hybrid fuel cell car

September 29, 2004 Ford produces its first hybrid fuel cell car Detroit, Michigan – Ford produced the first of a new generation of Focus Fuel Cell Vehicles on Tuesday. The Focus FCV is one of the industry’s first hybridized fuel … Continue reading

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Canada-only 2005 Pontiac Wave to start under $14,000

September 29, 2004 Canada-only 2005 Pontiac Wave to start under $14,000 Click image to enlarge Oshawa, Ontario – General Motors of Canada announced that the 2005 Pontiac Wave, a version of the subcompact Chevrolet Aveo and Suzuki Swift+, will start … Continue reading

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Opinion: Hybrid technology is here to stay. Remember the carburetor?

Click image to enlarge photos by Grant Yoxon The 2004 Toyota Prius is a significant advance in gas-electric hybrid technology, a vehicle that eliminates many of the compromises found in the earlier model that, along with Honda’s Insight, pioneered the … Continue reading

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Paris Motor Show

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Auto workers union pledges $150,000 to support Red Cross hurricane relief efforts

September 28, 2004 Auto workers union pledges $150,000 to support Red Cross hurricane relief efforts Toronto, Ontario – The Canadian Auto Workers Union-Canada (CAW-Canada) has pledged $150,000 in support of the Red Cross 2004 hurricane relief efforts. The money will … Continue reading

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