Monthly Archives: August 2006

Used Vehicle Review: Ford Expedition, 2003-2006

Like its major competitors, DaimlerChrysler and General Motors, Ford’s been building sport utility vehicles (SUVs) since well before anyone had heard that now-ubiquitous term. Chevy’s Blazer nameplate survived until quite recently; Dodge had its Ram pickup-based Ramcharger and Ford’s Bronco (full-size) and Bronco II (mid-size) trucks were that company’s pre-SUV models. Continue reading

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GM to offer Turn-by-Turn Navigation

August 31, 2006 GM to offer Turn-by-Turn Navigation Detroit, Michigan – General Motors has announced that for 2007, it will offer more than two million vehicles in Canada and the U.S. with OnStar Turn-by-Turn Navigation, the first factory-installed, fully-integrated off-board … Continue reading

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Ford debuts new models at Moscow Motor Show

August 31, 2006 Ford debuts new models at Moscow Motor Show Ford Focus Coupe-Cabriolet, top, and Ford Transit, bottom. Click image to enlarge Moscow, Russia – The Ford Motor Company has premiered several new vehicles for Russian customers at the … Continue reading

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Motorists encouraged to nominate Ontario’s worst municipal roads

August 31, 2006 Motorists encouraged to nominate Ontario’s worst municipal roads Toronto, Ontario – The Municipal Roads Coalition (MRC) has announced that it will launch its fourth annual Worst Municipal Roads Campaign, asking motorists to nominate roads for the honour. … Continue reading

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BMW to complete Indian plant by end of 2006

August 31, 2006 BMW to complete Indian plant by end of 2006 New Delhi, India – BMW Group has announced that it is expected to complete a plant in Chennai, India by the end of 2006 to produce 3 and … Continue reading

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DaimlerChrysler announces pricing for all-new 2007 Chrysler Sebring and Aspen

August 31, 2006 DaimlerChrysler announces pricing for all-new 2007 Chrysler Sebring and Aspen The 2007 Chrysler Aspen (top) and Sebring (bottom); photos by Jil McIntosh. Click image to enlarge Windsor, Ontario – DaimlerChrysler Canada has announced that its all-new 2007 … Continue reading

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Suzuki Canada names Pennzoil-Quaker State Canada as preferred supplier

August 31, 2006 Suzuki Canada names Pennzoil-Quaker State Canada as preferred supplier Burlington, Ontario – Suzuki Canada and Pennzoil-Quaker State Canada have announced a new relationship, the culmination of a long-term global agreement between parent companies Suzuki Motor Corporation and … Continue reading

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DaimlerChrysler to return to Targa Newfoundland

August 31, 2006 DaimlerChrysler to return to Targa Newfoundland St. John’s, Newfoundland – For the second year in a row, DaimlerChrysler will enter two vehicles in the Targa Newfoundland road rally, to be held September 9 to 16. The company … Continue reading

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Test Drive: 2006 BMW X5 3.0i

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Michelin and Nova Scotia to invest in Bridgewater facility

August 30, 2006 Michelin and Nova Scotia to invest in Bridgewater facility Bridgewater, Nova Scotia – The province of Nova Scotia and Michelin North America (Canada) Inc. have announced a $36 million project to expand and modernize the steel cord … Continue reading

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New York owner puts one million miles on his Saab

August 30, 2006 New York owner puts one million miles on his Saab Lake George, New York – General Motors has announced that Saab enthusiast and Wisconsin resident Peter Gilbert has reached one million miles (1,609,344 km) on his 1989 … Continue reading

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Ford announces more standard safety equipment

August 30, 2006 Ford announces more standard safety equipment Dearborn, Michigan – The Ford Motor Company has announced more standard safety equipment, and research into two advanced next-generation seatbelt technologies that could help further reduce the number of annual vehicle … Continue reading

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CAW President says New Orleans needs Canada’s help

August 30, 2006 CAW President says New Orleans needs Canada’s help New Orleans, Louisiana – On a special trip to New Orleans yesterday, a year after Hurricane Katrina, Canadian Auto Workers (CAW) president Buzz Hargrove said Canadian relief efforts must … Continue reading

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