Monthly Archives: February 2006

Feature: In Praise of the Minivan

1984 Plymouth Voyageur. Photo: Chrysler Group. Click image to enlarge by Tony Whitney Recent announcements by a couple of major automakers that they’re getting out of the minivan business may prompt some buyers to believe that the days of these … Continue reading

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Test Drive: 2006 Nissan Quest 3.5S Special Edition

Click image to enlarge Review and photos by Chris Chase Discuss this story in the forum at CarTalkCanada Find this vehicle in Autos’s Classified Ads There’s a black sheep in every family, or in the case of the automotive industry, … Continue reading

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BMW Museum offers on-line preview

February 28, 2006 BMW Museum offers on-line preview Munich, Germany – A year before it is scheduled to open, the redesigned New BMW Museum in Munich, Germany is offering an on-line preview. Visitors can “see” the museum at www.bmw-museum.de; the … Continue reading

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Mazda3 production begins in China

February 28, 2006 Mazda3 production begins in China Hiroshima, Japan – Mazda, Ford and the Changan Automotive Group have announced that Mazda3 production has begun at the Changan Ford main plant in Chongqing, China. Sales will be conducted through FMSC, … Continue reading

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DaimlerChrysler offers aid to the Philippines

February 28, 2006 DaimlerChrysler offers aid to the Philippines Stuttgart, Germany – Following the landslide on the Philippine island of Leyte, DaimlerChrysler AG is donating 20,000 Euros to reforest the devastated soil banks on the south side of the island. … Continue reading

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Toyota and Tim Hortons “Rrroll Up The Rim”

February 28, 2006 Toyota and Tim Hortons “Rrroll Up The Rim” Toronto, Ontario – Tim Hortons and Toyota Canada have announced that 30 of Toyota’s all-new 2006 RAV4 V6 compact SUVs will be offered as grand prizes in the “Rrroll … Continue reading

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Volkswagen premieres first BlueMotion vehicle in Geneva

February 28, 2006 Volkswagen premieres first BlueMotion vehicle in Geneva Geneva, Switzerland – Volkswagen has presented its first series production vehicle under the BlueMotion banner, the Polo BlueMotion, at the Geneva Auto Show. The Polo consumes an average of just … Continue reading

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Saab unveils Aero X Concept at Geneva Auto Show

February 28, 2006 Saab unveils Aero X Concept at Geneva Auto Show Click image to enlarge Geneva, Switzerland – Saab has unveiled its Aero X Concept at the Geneva Auto Show, featuring an innovative canopy opening, “green power” from its … Continue reading

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Smart unveils 210 hp BRABUS edition in Geneva

February 28, 2006 Smart unveils 210 hp BRABUS edition in Geneva B

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Acura and Volkswagen rate tops on Consumer Reports’ family sedan test

February 28, 2006 Acura and Volkswagen rate tops on Consumer Reports’ family sedan test Yonkers, New York – The newly-redesigned V6-powered Volkswagen Passat has earned an “Excellent” rating with Consumer Reports, following tests of nine different family sedans in the … Continue reading

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Toyota Canada teams up with CTV for Academy Awards

February 28, 2006 Toyota Canada teams up with CTV for Academy Awards Toronto, Ontario – Toyota Canada and CTV have announced that the automaker will tie in the launch of the all-new 2007 Camry to CTV’s broadcast of the 78th … Continue reading

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Feature: Japanese import cars in Manitoba

1990 Nissan Skyline GT-R. Click image to enlarge Story and photos by Michael Clark At first glance, Japan and the city of Winkler, Manitoba have about as much in common as sushi and Mennonite sausage. The relaxed country pace seems … Continue reading

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First Drive: 2007 Mercedes-Benz SL

2007 Mercedes-Benz SL 55 AMG. Click image to enlarge Review and photos by Laurance Yap Discuss this story in the forum at CarTalkCanada Find this vehicle in Autos’s Classified Ads Palma Mallorca, Spain – For more than fifty years now, … Continue reading

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