Monthly Archives: August 2005

Test Drive: 2006 Audi A4 3.2

Review and photos by Laurance Yap Click image to enlarge Mid-cycle facelifts for cars are usually just cosmetic: a little nip here, a little tuck there, new lights and maybe a couple of different trim pieces to maintain interest in … Continue reading

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Auto Tech: Gasoline direct injection

by Jim Kerr Fuel injection has long replaced carburetors because of the advantages it provides in fuel economy, lower emissions and drivability. Most vehicles now use port injection systems, where the fuel is sprayed into the engine’s intake manifold near … Continue reading

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Ontario booster seat law takes effect September 1

Toronto, Ontario – The Ministry of Transportation in Ontario has passed a new law regarding child booster seats, which comes into effect tomorrow, September 1. The new law makes it mandatory for anyone transporting children to make sure they are … Continue reading

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Honda announces all-new 2006 Civic

August 31, 2005 Honda announces all-new 2006 Civic 2006 Honda Civic Coupe. 2006 Honda Civic SiPhotos: Honda Canada. Click image to enlarge Toronto, Ontario – Honda has announced the introduction of its all-new, eighth-generation Civic, with three new powertrains for … Continue reading

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GM highest in loss per vehicle in North America, report says

August 31, 2005 GM highest in loss per vehicle in North America, report says Troy, Michigan – General Motors had the worst per-vehicle net income of North America’s top six automakers during the first half of 2005, according to a … Continue reading

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General Motors to help hurricane victims in southern U.S.

August 31, 2005 General Motors to help hurricane victims in southern U.S. Detroit, Michigan – General Motors has announced that the GM Foundation and GMAC will make a combined immediate cash donation of US$400,000 to the American Red Cross Hurricane … Continue reading

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Transport Canada issues latest recalls

August 31, 2005 Transport Canada issues latest recalls Ottawa, Ontario – Transport Canada has released its latest list of recalls, which may affect certain Chevrolet, Pontiac, Suzuki, BMW and Kia vehicles. 2004-2005 Chevrolet Aveo 2004-2005 Pontiac Wave 2004-2005 Suzuki Swift+ … Continue reading

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Kia Canada announces 2006 Rio pricing

August 31, 2005 Kia Canada announces 2006 Rio pricing Click image to enlarge Mississauga, Ontario – Kia Canada has announced that prices for the all-new 2006 Rio sedan will begin at $13,295, and the Rio5 at $13,695. Both models are … Continue reading

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Rolls-Royce to debut extended-wheelbase Phantom in Frankfurt

August 31, 2005 Rolls-Royce to debut extended-wheelbase Phantom in Frankfurt Goodwood, England – Rolls-Royce Motor Cars will show the extended wheelbase version of its Phantom for the first time in Germany at this year’s International Auto Show in Frankfurt. Rolls-Royce … Continue reading

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Subaru redesigns Impreza lineup

August 31, 2005 Subaru redesigns Impreza lineup Mississauga, Ontario – Subaru has announced the launch of the redesigned 2006 Impreza lineup, including the WRX and WRX STI models. Pricing will range from $23,495 to $48,995. A new three-section grille is … Continue reading

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Ontario booster seat law takes effect September 1

August 31, 2005 Ontario booster seat law takes effect September 1 Toronto, Ontario – The Ministry of Transportation in Ontario has passed a new law regarding child booster seats, which comes into effect tomorrow, September 1. The new law makes … Continue reading

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First Drive: 2006 Pontiac Torrent

By Richard Russell Click image to enlarge As a result of extensive engineering work at GM of Canada’s new engineering centre in Oshawa, Ontario, Pontiac dealers are getting their first Sport Utility Vehicle, the 2006 Torrent. Based on the Chevrolet … Continue reading

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Test Drive: 2005 Land Rover LR3 V8 SE

Review and photos by Russell Purcell Click image to enlarge I remember many a lazy afternoon or Saturday morning spent watching great programs like Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom and the outstanding National Geographic Specials as a kid, where the … Continue reading

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