Monthly Archives: April 2005

Motoring Memories: General Motors Ventures into Front-Wheel-Drive

By Bill Vance Photo: GM. Click image to enlarge Front-wheel-drive is now the most popular way of getting the power to the road in passenger cars, but its widespread use is a relatively recent development. It was only during the … Continue reading

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Test Drive: 2005 Toyota Sequoia Limited

Photo: Toyota. Click image to enlarge By Rob Rothwell While wheeling Toyota’s full-size, lavish SUV out of the cramped quarters of the modern warehouse serving as the base for Toyota’s press fleet, I found it difficult to comprehend that the … Continue reading

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Governments contribute $1.3 million for new bridge on Alaska Highway

April 29, 2005 Governments contribute $1.3 million for new bridge on Alaska Highway Whitehorse, Yukon – The governments of Canada and the Yukon announced $1.3 million in funding for the rehabilitation of the Takhini River Bridge along the Alaska Highway. … Continue reading

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15th annual B.C. student auto skills competition to be held May 7th

April 29, 2005 15th annual B.C. student auto skills competition to be held May 7th Burnaby, B.C. – The 2005 BCAA, BCIT and B.C. Ford Dealers’ Student Auto Skills Competition will take place May 7 at the B.C. Institute of … Continue reading

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Saab 9-5 and 9-3 rated as “safest cars” in Swedish study

April 29, 2005 Saab 9-5 and 9-3 rated as “safest cars” in Swedish study Detroit, Michigan – The Saab 9-5 and 9-3 hatchback have been rated the safest cars in Sweden, following the latest collision study conducted by Folksam, the … Continue reading

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Mercedes-Benz receives top marks in Germany

April 29, 2005 Mercedes-Benz receives top marks in Germany for reliability Stuttgart, Germany – Mercedes-Benz is one of the winners in this year’s compilation of breakdown statistics by the German motorist association ADAC. The company’s passenger vehicles received top marks … Continue reading

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BMW announces new golf accessories line

April 29, 2005 BMW announces new golf accessories line Munich, Germany – BMW has announced its new Golfsport Collection 2005, which will be available at all of its dealers. The line includes polo shirts, fleece jackets, golf gloves, caps, and … Continue reading

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Seat belt tickets can cause insurance rate to rise

April 29, 2005 Seat belt tickets can cause insurance rate to rise Toronto, Ontario – During nine days of seat belt enforcement in Toronto recently, 5,300 tickets were issued by the Toronto police force. Lee Romanov, President of the Insurance … Continue reading

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Auto Tech: NISMO: Factory-tuned performance

Click image to enlarge By Jim Kerr Photos by Grant Yoxon You may be familiar with Ford’s SVT, Mercedes’ AMG or have seen the TRD decal on Toyota Products. These are all acronyms for departments or companies that specialize in … Continue reading

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Used Vehicle Review: Chevrolet Lumina, 1995-1999

One of the most contentious issues in the automotive kingdom is that of the quality of modern domestic-built cars versus that of import models. Bring it up among a group of car nuts, and you’re almost certain to spark a brawl worthy of an NHL playoff game. Continue reading

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Bridgestone run-flat tires chosen for 2006 BMW 3 Series

April 28, 2005 Bridgestone run-flat tires chosen for 2006 BMW 3 Series Mississauga, Ontario – Bridgestone Corporation and Bridgestone/Firestone Canada Inc. will be supplying both all-season Bridgestone Turanza EL42 and summer Bridgestone Potenza RE050A run-flat tires as original equipment for … Continue reading

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Toronto area officers conclude Spring Seatbelt campaign

April 28, 2005 Toronto area officers conclude Spring Seatbelt campaign Aurora, Ontario – The Greater Toronto Area’s 2005 Spring Seatbelt Campaign wrapped up earlier this week, with Ontario Provincial Police officers laying nearly 5,000 charges. One hundred were for child … Continue reading

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Auto industry looking forward to Windsor-Detroit Gateway commitments

April 28, 2005 Auto industry looking forward to Windsor-Detroit Gateway commitments Toronto, Ontario – The president of the Canadian Vehicle Manufacturer’s Association (CVMA) is encouraged by the recent announcement made in Windsor, Ontario by the federal and provincial governments to … Continue reading

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