Monthly Archives: October 2007

Auto Tech: Maintaining your suspension

By Jim Kerr Summer road construction, potholes, broken pavement, and parking lot curbs can take a heavy toll on our vehicle’s suspension. Tough as modern suspension systems are, there is always the possibility of something bending, breaking, or shifting out … Continue reading

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Test Drive: 2008 Dodge Avenger SXT four-cylinder

2008 Dodge Avenger SXT. 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 Photo Gallery: 2008 Dodge Avenger The Avenger name has a lot … Continue reading

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Canadian Mitsubishi City Chase team wins world’s largest urban adventure series

October 31, 2007 Canadian Mitsubishi City Chase team wins world’s largest urban adventure series Rome, Italy – David Quaschnick of Edmonton, Alberta and James Dean of St. Albert, Alberta have won the 2007 City Chase World Championship, which took place … Continue reading

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Honda introduces 17 project and concept vehicles at SEMA

October 31, 2007 Honda introduces 17 project and concept vehicles at SEMA Honda Accord HF-S concept. Click image to enlarge Photo Gallery: Honda Accord HF-S concept Las Vegas, Nevada – More than 17 Honda project and concept vehicles presented by … Continue reading

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University of California to study users of plug-in hybrid cars

October 31, 2007 University of California to study users of plug-in hybrid cars Davis, California – The University of California Davis campus will study drivers of ten Toyota Prius models converted to plug-in electric hybrid vehicles (PHEV) to produce what … Continue reading

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GM to invest US$73 million for production of Hummer H3T

October 31, 2007 GM to invest US$73 million for production of Hummer H3T Shreveport, Louisiana – General Motors has announced that it will invest approximately US$73 million into its Shreveport, Louisiana truck assembly plant to prepare it for production of … Continue reading

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AAA warns motorists that tire pressure monitoring systems should not replace monthly tire checks

October 31, 2007 AAA warns motorists that tire pressure monitoring systems should not replace monthly tire checks Orlando, Florida – The American Automobile Association (AAA) is warning motorists that tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS) should not be considered a substitute … Continue reading

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Automotive designers unveil creations for Hot Wheels’ 40th anniversary

October 31, 2007 Automotive designers unveil creations for Hot Wheels’ 40th anniversary Chrysler designer Marc Reisen with the model he designed for Hot Wheels’ 40th anniversary. Click image to enlarge Las Vegas, Nevada – Automotive designers from Ford, Honda, Lotus, … Continue reading

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BCAA predicts record “snowbird” levels due to strong dollar

October 31, 2007 BCAA predicts record “snowbird” levels due to strong dollar Burnaby, British Columbia – The British Columbia Automobile Association (BCAA) is predicting a record “snowbird” exodus to the U.S. this fall and winter, fuelled by the high Canadian … Continue reading

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Barrett-Jackson to host collector car auction in Las Vegas in 2008

October 31, 2007 Barrett-Jackson to host collector car auction in Las Vegas in 2008 Las Vegas, Neva – The Barrett-Jackson Auction Company has announced that it will bring its collector car auction to Las Vegas in 2008. The event will … Continue reading

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Hyundai unveils “Beach Cruiser” concept at SEMA show

October 31, 2007 Hyundai unveils “Beach Cruiser” concept at SEMA show Hyundai Beach Cruiser. Click image to enlarge Photo Gallery: Hyundai Beach Cruiser Las Vegas, Nevada – Hyundai Motor America unveiled the Elantra Touring “Beach Cruiser” Concept at the 2007 … Continue reading

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Volvo Canada announces 2008 V70 pricing

October 31, 2007 Volvo Canada announces 2008 V70 pricing 2008 Volvo V70. Click image to enlarge Photo Gallery: 2008 Volvo V70 Toronto, Ontario – Volvo Cars of Canada has announced that the completely redesigned 2008 V70 wagon will have a … Continue reading

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Enterprise, National and Alamo car rentals announce industry’s largest carbon offset program

October 31, 2007 Enterprise, National and Alamo car rentals announce industry’s largest carbon offset program St. Louis, Missouri – Enterprise Rent-A-Car, National Car Rental and Alamo Rent A Car have announced a new customer carbon offset program for Canada and … Continue reading

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