Monthly Archives: June 2007

Test Drive: 2007 Volkswagen Passat Wagon 3.6 4Motion

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 Over the past decade or so, mid-sized station wagons have been gradually replaced by SUVs … Continue reading

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Motoring Memories: Ford Thunderbird Turbo Coupe, 1983-1988

1988 Ford Thunderbird Turbo Coupe. Click image to enlarge Story and photo by Bill Vance From the time it arrived on the scene as a 1955 model, the Ford Thunderbird was strongly associated with V8 engines. In fact, for the … Continue reading

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Test Drive: 2007 Mini Cooper 6-Speed Auto

2007 Mini Cooper. 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 Mini Cooper Just looking at it, it’s difficult to … Continue reading

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Petro-Canada announces new Fort Hills oil sands project

June 29, 2007 Petro-Canada announces new Fort Hills oil sands project Calgary, Alberta – Petro-Canada, on behalf of Fort Hills Energy LP, has announced the formal design basis for its Fort Hills Project integrated oil sands mining project. The project … Continue reading

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GM sells Allison Transmission for US$5.6 billion

June 29, 2007 GM sells Allison Transmission for US$5.6 billion New York, New York – General Motors has announced it has reached a definite agreement to sell its Allison Transmission commercial and military business to The Carlyle Group and Onex … Continue reading

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Dodge warns drivers not to store vehicle ownership in the glove-box

June 29, 2007 Dodge warns drivers not to store vehicle ownership in the glove-box Auburn Hills, Ontario – A new survey by Dodge found that 44 per cent of Americans store the vehicle’s ownership in the glove-box, which could allow … Continue reading

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Ontario invests $4.3 million to keep highways clean

June 29, 2007 Ontario invests $4.3 million to keep highways clean Mississauga, Ontario – The Ontario government has announced it is investing $4.3 million to improve the appearance of the province’s busiest highways. Over the next several weeks, maintenance contractors … Continue reading

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British Columbia reminds recreational vehicle owners to practice propane safety

June 29, 2007 British Columbia reminds recreational vehicle owners to practice propane safety Vancouver, British Columbia – The British Columbia Safety Authority (BCSA) and the Motor Vehicle Sales Authority of BC (VSA) are reminding RV users to get their propane … Continue reading

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Driver fatigue can be as dangerous as drinking, says CAA-Quebec

June 29, 2007 Driver fatigue can be as dangerous as drinking, says CAA-Quebec Quebec, Quebec – As vacationers head out on long road trips, CAA-Quebec warns that driving for extended periods can increase the risk of driver fatigue. Studies suggest … Continue reading

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Honda captures most awards in J.D. Power APEAL study

June 29, 2007 Honda captures most awards in J.D. Power APEAL study Westlake Village, California – Honda captured four model segments, more than any other vehicle nameplate this year, in the J.D. Power and Associates 2007 Automotive Performance, Execution and … Continue reading

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Test Drive: 2007 BMW X5 4.8i

2007 BMW X5 4.8i. Click image to enlarge Review and photos by Laurance Yap Photo Gallery: 2007 BMW X5 Bloat. It besets all of us, really. I wish I was the same weight that I was ten years ago – … Continue reading

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Used Vehicle Review: Dodge Viper, 1993-2002

I remember the first time I saw a Viper up close: in the spring of 1995, when I was almost 18, I went with my parents to a Chrysler dealer so they could look at minivans. But what caught my eye was not the Caravan we drove home in – it was the blazing yellow Viper parked in the showroom, front-and-centre, as soon as we walked in the front door. Continue reading

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TAG Heuer to introduce Grand Carrera watch series

June 28, 2007 TAG Heuer to introduce Grand Carrera watch series Tag Heuer Grand Carrera Calibre Noir. Click image to enlarge Springfield, New Jersey – TAG Heuer is introducing a new Grand Carrera watch series. The Grand Carrera collection includes … Continue reading

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