Monthly Archives: June 2005

Special Used Car Feature: 20 fun-to-drive cars for under $20,000!

By Chris Chase Open up any car magazine and it seems that all they feature are fast cars no one can afford. Either that or there’s an article comparing the newest family sedans, minivans or SUVs. Boring! What you’re dreaming … Continue reading

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Motoring Memories: Intermeccanica

Story and photo by Bill Vance 1997 Intermeccanica Porsche Speedster replica. Click image to enlarge Vancouver-based Intermeccanica International Inc., was Frank Reisner’s brainchild, a family business and a labour of love. Until his death in October, 2001, Frank was president, … Continue reading

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Test Drive: 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser Touring Turbo Convertible

Click image to enlarge By Jil McIntosh Photos by Paul Williams Say what you like about sedans – there is nothing like a hot summer night, an open road and the top down. Cool wind in my hair, warm smell … Continue reading

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Bad weather increases injury risk up to 70 per cent, report says

June 30, 2005 Bad weather increases injury risk up to 70 per cent, report says Toronto, Ontario – Urban Canadians are 70 per cent more likely to be involved in an injury-related motor vehicle collision when driving in bad weather … Continue reading

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2006 Mitsubishi Eclipse sport coupes now arriving in dealerships

June 30, 2005 2006 Mitsubishi Eclipse sport coupes now arriving in dealerships Toronto, Ontario – Mitsubishi Motor Sales of Canada Inc. has announced that the all-new 2006 Eclipse sport coupe is now arriving at Canadian dealerships. With a base price … Continue reading

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Mercedes-Benz incorporates banana fibres into A-Class

June 30, 2005 Mercedes-Benz incorporates banana fibres into A-Class Stuttgart, Germany – Mercedes-Benz has pioneered the first use of natural fibres as an exterior car component in its three-door A-Class, a compact model sold in several global markets. Although the … Continue reading

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Rolls-Royce commissions Conway Stewart pen set

June 30, 2005 Rolls-Royce commissions Conway Stewart pen set Click image to enlarge Goodwood, England – Rolls-Royce has commissioned pen company Conway Stewart to produce 25 writing instrument sets to mark the 80th anniversary of the Rolls-Royce Phantom. Each set … Continue reading

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Canadians more likely to drive this summer despite rising gas prices

June 30, 2005 Canadians more likely to drive this summer despite rising gas prices Toronto, Ontario – Fifty-six per cent of Canadians say gas prices have not affected their plans to drive to summer vacation destinations this year, according to … Continue reading

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Subaru Canada opens new Canadian headquarters

June 30, 2005 Subaru Canada opens new Canadian headquarters Mississauga, Ontario – Subaru Canada Inc. celebrated the grand opening of its new Canadian corporate headquarters on June 28. The new building is at 560 Suffolk Court in Mississauga, Ontario, northwest … Continue reading

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Honda delivers FCX fuel cell vehicle to the world’s first individual customer

June 30, 2005 Honda delivers FCX fuel cell vehicle to the world’s first individual customer Click image to enlarge Los Angeles, California – American Honda Motor Company Inc. has announced the lease of its FCX, an advanced hydrogen-powered fuel cell … Continue reading

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Mazda3 and Ford F-Series hold top sales spots for May

June 30, 2005 Mazda3 and Ford F-Series hold top sales spots for May Toronto, Ontario – The Mazda3 topped passenger car sales while the Ford F-Series pickup outsold the competition in May 2005, according to figures released by industry analyst … Continue reading

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Toyota confirms new auto plant to be built in Woodstock, Ontario

June 30, 2005 Toyota confirms new auto plant to be built in Woodstock, Ontario Woodstock, Ontario – Toyota announced that it will construct a new plant to build the RAV4 sport utility vehicle in Woodstock, Ontario. The new plant will … Continue reading

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J.D. Power names two Canadian-built vehicles best in long-term quality

June 30, 2005 J.D. Power names two Canadian-built vehicles best in long-term quality Toronto, Ontario – Two vehicles assembled at Canadian automobile plants have captured awards for long-term vehicle quality and dependability, according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2005 … Continue reading

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