Monthly Archives: December 2007

Test Drive: 2008 Hyundai Accent GL Sport

2008 Hyundai Accent GL Sport. 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:2008 Hyundai Accent North Vancouver, British Columbia – You … Continue reading

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Motoring Memories: Porsche Tractor, 1949-1964

Story and photo by Bill Vance 1974 Porsche 914 2.0 Click image to enlarge It is often noted that the Porsche Boxster has its engine ahead of the rear axle, like the Porsche 550 of the 1950s. Most production Porsches, … Continue reading

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Lexus introduces all-new 2008 LX 570

December 21, 2007 Lexus introduces all-new 2008 LX 570 2008 Lexus LX570. Click image to enlarge Torrance, California – Lexus has introduced the all-new 2008 LX 570 premium luxury utility vehicle. The new model replaces the LX 470 and is … Continue reading

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Nissan Quest rates poorest in minivan bumper crash tests

December 21, 2007 Nissan Quest rates poorest in minivan bumper crash tests Arlington, Virginia – Front and rear bumper crash tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) found that six 2008 minivan models sustained US$5,000 or more … Continue reading

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General Motors and Navistar reach tentative agreement on medium-duty truck business

December 21, 2007 General Motors and Navistar reach tentative agreement on medium-duty truck business GM and International Truck and Engine have reached an agreement under which Navistar would acquire GM’s medium-duty truck business. Click image to enlarge New York, New … Continue reading

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2009 Corvette ZR1 will be powered by GM’s most powerful production engine ever

December 21, 2007 2009 Corvette ZR1 will be powered by GM’s most powerful production engine ever The 2009 Corvette’s LS9 engine. Click image to enlarge Pontiac, Michigan – General Motors has announced that the 2009 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1, arriving next … Continue reading

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Poll suggests progress has halted on Canada’s drinking and driving problem

December 21, 2007 Poll suggests progress has halted on Canada’s drinking and driving problem Ottawa, Ontario – A new poll conducted by the Traffic Injury Research Foundation (TIRF) suggests that progress in reducing Canada’s drinking and driving problem has come … Continue reading

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Nissan employees donate $6,000 to Toronto’s Daily Bread Food Bank

December 21, 2007 Nissan employees donate $6,000 to Toronto’s Daily Bread Food Bank Toronto, Ontario – Employees at Nissan Canada have donated more than $6,000 to the Daily Bread Food Bank in Toronto. “The Daily Bread Food Bank is an … Continue reading

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Honda Civic and Ford F-Series hold top Canadian sales spots in November

December 21, 2007 Honda Civic and Ford F-Series hold top Canadian sales spots in November Richmond Hill, Ontario – The Honda Civic and the Ford F-Series continued to hold the top spots in Canadian light vehicle sales in November, according … Continue reading

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1929 Ruxton “Alligator” prototype to be sold at Barrett-Jackson Auction

December 21, 2007 1929 Ruxton “Alligator” prototype to be sold at Barrett-Jackson Auction The 1929 Ruxton prototype roadster known as the “Alligator.” Click image to enlarge Scottsdale, Arizona – A 1929 front-wheel drive Ruxton prototype roadster, known as the “Alligator”, … Continue reading

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Lamborghini and Ferrari team up to deliver brand-new SC380 this coming Monday night

December 21, 2007 Lamborghini and Ferrari team up to deliver brand-new SC380 this coming Monday night Modena and Sant’Agata, Italy – Lamborghini and Ferrari have announced a partnership, under which they have produced a limited-edition new model, the SC380. The … Continue reading

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Demand for automotive aftermarket products should remain healthy, analyst says

December 21, 2007 Demand for automotive aftermarket products should remain healthy, analyst says Richmond Hill, Ontario – Demand for aftermarket parts, maintenance and repairs should remain healthy, with about $14,000 spent on each model-year 2007 vehicle in the future, according … Continue reading

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Inside Story: 2008 Dodge Avenger

2008 Dodge Charger R/T. Click image to enlarge Review and photos by Michael Clark Photo Gallery:2008 Dodge Avenger You lookin’ at me? There appears to be a little bit of De Niro in the flanks of the Dodge mid-size selection. … Continue reading

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