Monthly Archives: December 2006

Test Drive: 2007 Honda Ridgeline LX

2007 Honda Ridgeline LX. 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 Photo Gallery: 2007 Honda Ridgeline LX Moving house can be a … Continue reading

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Test Drive: 2007 Subaru Legacy 2.5 GT Sedan

2007 Subaru Legacy 2.5GT sedan. Click image to enlarge Review and photos by Jim Kerr Discuss this story in the forum at CarTalkCanada Find this vehicle in Autos’s Classified Ads Photo Gallery: 2007 Subaru Legacy 2.5GT sedan It was sunny … Continue reading

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Test Drive: 2007 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Limited V8 4X4

2007 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Limited V8 4×4. Click image to enlarge Review and photos by Greg Wilson Discuss this story in the forum at CarTalkCanada Find this vehicle in Autos’s Classified Ads Photo Gallery: 2007 Ford Explorer Sport Trac … Continue reading

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Motoring Memories: Kaiser Manhattan, 1951-1955

1953 Kaiser Manhattan. Click image to enlarge Story and photo by Bill Vance Several entrepreneurs tried to enter the automobile building business in North America following the Second World War. The one that survived the longest was Kaiser-Frazer, although its … Continue reading

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Ballard to sell E-Drive operations to Simens VDO

December 22, 2006 Ballard to sell E-Drive operations to Simens VDO Vancouver, British Columbia – Vancouver’s Ballard Power Systems has announced that it has signed an agreement to sell its Michigan-based electric drive operations to Siemens VDO Automotive Corporation for … Continue reading

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CAA-Quebec publishes its annual new-vehicle warranty study

December 22, 2006 CAA-Quebec publishes its annual new-vehicle warranty study Quebec, Quebec – CAA-Quebec’s automotive advisory services has released its 21st annual study of new-vehicle warranties, which allows consumers to evaluate at a glance the sometimes-elusive variations in manufacturer coverage. … Continue reading

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XM Canada claims number-one spot in auto factory installations

December 22, 2006 XM Canada claims number-one spot in auto factory installations Toronto, Ontario – XM Canada satellite radio has announced that, collectively, its automotive partners represent over 60 per cent of the new vehicles being sold in Canada, and … Continue reading

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Mercedes-Benz pays US$1.2 million for Clean Air Act violation

December 22, 2006 Mercedes-Benz pays US$1.2 million for Clean Air Act violation Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reports that Mercedes-Benz will pay US$1.2 million in civil penalties to resolve its failure to promptly notify the EPA … Continue reading

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Renewed efforts need to curb drunk driving, says Traffic Injury Research Foundation

December 22, 2006 Renewed efforts need to curb drunk driving, says Traffic Injury Research Foundation Ottawa, Ontario – A new poll by the Traffic Injury Research Foundation (TIRF) shows that renewed efforts are needed to get drunk drivers off Canadian … Continue reading

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Ford to auction custom-built hot rod pedal cars for charity

December 22, 2006 Ford to auction custom-built hot rod pedal cars for charity Dearborn, Michigan – Ten of America’s premiere hot rod builders, including Troy Trepanier, Roy Brizio, Chip Foose and Boyd Coddington, have each constructed unique 1932 Ford pedal … Continue reading

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Honda Civic and Ford F-Series top model sales in November

December 22, 2006 Honda Civic and Ford F-Series top model sales in November Richmond Hill, Ontario – The Honda Civic topped both November and year-to-date car sales in Canada, while the Ford F-Series pickup led both for light trucks, according … Continue reading

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Test Drive: 2006 Dodge Ram SRT-10 Quad Cab

2006 Dodge Ram SRT10. Click image to enlarge Review and photos by Peter Bleakney Photo Gallery: 2006 Dodge Ram Common sense dictates that installing a 500-hp Viper V10 engine in a tall, ungainly, four-door pickup is a bad idea: right … Continue reading

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China halts ethanol expansion to control price rise

December 21, 2006 China halts ethanol expansion to control price rise Beijing, China – China has suspended further expansion of its ethanol industry in order to control rising grain prices, which officials say could trigger social unrest. Grain prices rose … Continue reading

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