Monthly Archives: September 2006

Day-by-Day Review: 2007 Nissan Versa

By James Bergeron Day 1: Click Image to Enlarge It’s larger than life, it’s so darn big……. actually it’s not very big at all! It’s a sub-compact competitor to the Honda Fit, Toyota Yaris and Hyundai Accent. It is the … Continue reading

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Test Drive: 2007 Volkswagen Eos

2007 Volkswagen Eos. Click image to enlarge Review and photos by Peter Bleakney Discuss this story in the forum at CarTalkCanada Find this vehicle in Autos’s Classified Ads Portland, Oregon – Whether you consider them faddish, frivolous or the best … Continue reading

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Motoring Memories: Ford Skyliner (retractable hardtop), 1957-1959

1958 Ford Skyliner. Click image to enlarge Story and photo by Bill Vance A true hardtop convertible offers the full open-air motoring of a convertible with the snugness of a hard top. The world’s first production hardtop convertible was offered … Continue reading

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Ford Motor Credit Company to restructure its North American operations

September 29, 2006 Ford Motor Credit Company to restructure its North American operations Dearborn, Michigan – Ford Motor Credit Company has announced it is consolidating and centralizing most of its originations and servicing operations in the U.S., to reduce costs … Continue reading

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Toyota shows 2007 Tundra prototypes in Texas

September 29, 2006 Toyota shows 2007 Tundra prototypes in Texas 2007 Toyota Tundra Doublecab. Click image to enlarge Dallas, Texas – Toyota presented the first showing of two prototypes of its 2007 Tundra pickup truck at the State Fair of … Continue reading

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BCAA announces upcoming drivers’ workshops for seniors

September 29, 2006 BCAA announces upcoming drivers’ workshops for seniors Vancouver, British Columbia – The BCAA Traffic Safety Foundation has been holding Mature Drivers Workshops in communities around British Columbia designed help mature drivers refresh their driving skills and get … Continue reading

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Ford unveils new 2008 Super Duty pickups in Texas

September 29, 2006 Ford unveils new 2008 Super Duty pickups in Texas 2008 Ford F-series Super Duty. Click image to enlarge Dallas, Texas – Ford has unveiled the all-new 2008 F-Series Super Duty at the 2006 State Fair of Texas. … Continue reading

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General Motors to showcase “green” technology at WIRED NextFest

September 29, 2006 General Motors to showcase “green” technology at WIRED NextFest New York, New York – General Motors will showcase its “green” advanced propulsion technologies at WIRED NextFest technology exhibition in New York, which runs until October 1st. As … Continue reading

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Porsche presents world premiere of three models in Paris

September 29, 2006 Porsche presents world premiere of three models in Paris Paris, France – Porsche has made the world introduction of its 2007 911 Targa 4, 911 Targa 4S and 911 GT3 RS at the Paris Auto Show. For … Continue reading

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Volvo debuts new C30

September 29, 2006 Volvo debuts new C30 2007 Volvo C30. Click image to enlarge Paris, France – Volvo has debuted its new C30 at the Paris Auto Show. The sporty two-door features four individual seats and glass tailgate, and is … Continue reading

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First Drive: 2007 Mercedes-Benz E320 Bluetec diesel

review and photos by Greg Wilson September 28, 2006 Photo Gallery: 2007 Mercedes-Benz E320 Bluetec diesel Specifications: 2007 Mercedes-Benz E320 Bluetec diesel Click image to enlarge Las Vegas, Nevada – Two new developments, the introduction of Ultra Low Sulphur Diesel … Continue reading

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Used Vehicle Review: Honda CR-V, 2002-2006

The CR-V was Honda’s first small SUV when launched in 1997 – actually, its first SUV, period – and it was a good first effort: the CR-V was Canada’s most popular small SUV for much of the late 90s. Only the Ford Escape, also that company’s first small SUV, was able to steal that sales title after its arrival in 2001. Continue reading

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Learning to ride a motorcycle, part 12: Death drives a Venture – scary times and colder climes

Don’t let the festive PR surroundings fool you; a Chevy Venture narrowly finished Michael Clark’s motorcycle experience features a little early. Click image to enlarge By Michael Clark You’ve probably heard the expression, “they came out of nowhere”. Usually, the … Continue reading

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