Monthly Archives: January 2005

First Drive: 2006 Infiniti M35/M45

2006 Infiniti M35x. Click image to enlarge by Paul Williams Scottsdale, Arizona – After rainfall that sent Phoenix residents scurrying for provisions, an unusually green Arizona desert provided Infiniti with a scenic backdrop to introduce its new “M” sedan. Located … Continue reading

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Feature: GM’s power pair: Caddy STS-V & Corvette Z06

2005 Cadillac CTS-V. Photos: General Motors. Click image to enlarge by Richard Russell Wixom, Michigan – General Motors is using horsepower and technology to prove it can compete with the very best the German car industry has to offer. Limited … Continue reading

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EPA and Ford working on clean diesel technology

January 31, 2005 EPA and Ford working on clean diesel technology Ann Arbor, Michigan – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Ford Motor Company announced Phase II of their collaboration to develop Clean Diesel Combustion (CDC), a new emissions control … Continue reading

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1954 Olds F-88 sells for U.S$3.2 million at auction

January 31, 2005 1954 Olds F-88 sells for U.S$3.2 million at auction Click image to enlarge Scottsdale, Arizona – A 1954 Oldsmobile F-88 grabbed an all-time record at the Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction with a winning bid of U.S.$3,240,000, including … Continue reading

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Winter Tire Test: Michelin Pilot Alpin

If you need extra traction in the winter, but still savour your performance car’s sharp reflexes, Pilot Alpins from Michelin strike a great balance, says Haney Louka. “While they’re not mountain-goat aggressive on the slick stuff, they still maintain their composure..when they are not on snow duty,” he reports. Continue reading

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First Drive: 2006 BMW 3-Series

Click image to enlarge Review and photos by Paul Williams Valencia, Spain – New vehicle introductions normally don’t consist of 700 journalists from 70 countries converging on Valencia, Spain in multiple waves over four weeks. If that sounds to you … Continue reading

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Austin/Morris Mini and Mini-Cooper

1967 Mini-Cooper S. Click image to enlarge Story and photo by Bill Vance When the British Austin/Morris Mini came on the scene in 1959, it set a new trend in automobile packaging. Its cross-mounted engine and front-drive layout was a … Continue reading

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Test Drive: 2005 Ford Escape Hybrid 4WD

Photos: Ford. Click image to enlarge by Greg Wilson The good news is that the new Ford Escape Hybrid offers approximately the same performance, passenger capacity and cargo capacity as a standard Escape V6 SUV for about the same price, … Continue reading

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Fire-damaged Mazda plant to resume production in April

January 28, 2005 Fire-damaged Mazda plant to resume production in April Hiroshima, Japan – Mazda Motor Corporation announced today that the paint shop at its Ujina No.1 Plant (U1) that was damaged during a fire in December 2004 is to … Continue reading

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2006 BMW 7 Series to offer 4.8 litre V8

January 28, 2005 2006 BMW 7 Series to offer 4.8 litre V8 Whitby, Ontario – Arriving this summer, the 2006 BMW 7-Series will feature a new 4.8 litre V8 engine with 360 horsepower, an improved suspension and i-Drive system. 2006 … Continue reading

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GM and Shell bring fuel cell cars and hydrogen infrastructure to New York

January 28, 2005 GM and Shell bring fuel cell cars and hydrogen infrastructure to New York New York, New York – Hydrogen fuel cell vehicles — and the hydrogen stations to support them — are coming to New York, thanks … Continue reading

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Chrysler Group to auction first 2006 Dodge Charger on e-Bay

January 28, 2005 Chrysler Group to auction first 2006 Dodge Charger on e-Bay Auburn Hills, Michigan – Following the introduction of the new 2006 Dodge Charger this month in Detroit, Chrysler Group is auctioning the NASCAR body shell used in … Continue reading

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Ford recalls 792,000 trucks

January 28, 2005 Ford recalls 792,000 trucks Detroit, Michigan – Ford will notify owners of approximately 792,000 2000 model year F-150s, Expeditions, Navigators and 2001 F-Series Supercrews equipped with cruise control to have the electrical connector from the cruise control … Continue reading

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