Monthly Archives: October 2008

Motoring Memories: Biscuter, 1951-1958

1957 Biscuter. Click image to enlarge Article and photo by Bill Vance Following the Second World War there was a dire need for low cost personal transportation in Europe. Motorcycles, often with sidecars, were one answer, but not everyone could … Continue reading

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Feature: 2009 AJAC Testfest: Category Winners

It’s an annual event: Canadian auto writers converge to test drive entrants vying for the Canadian Car and Utility Vehicle of the Year. Contributing Editor Chris Chase discusses the event and analyses the category winners and the losers. Continue reading

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Plan your Hallowe’en transportation: MADD Canada

Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Canada and #TAXI have again teamed up to remind Canadians to plan transportation to their Hallowe’en socials, house or bar costume parties. Continue reading

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Watch for children on Hallowe’en: CAA-Quebec

With Hallowe’en falling on a Friday this year, CAA-Quebec is reminding both motorists and pedestrians that they share responsibility for ensuring that celebrations don’t turn into a nightmare. Continue reading

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Young Drivers supports proposed Ontario cellphone ban

Young Drivers of Canada (YDC) said it supports the Ontario Ministry of Transportation’s proposal to ban the use of hand-held devices to talk, text or email while driving, and believes it is a positive step to help keep Canadians safe on the road. Continue reading

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Ford SmartGauge will “coach” Fusion Hybrid drivers

Ford has announced it will equip its new 2010 Ford Fusion with its SmartGauge with EcoGuide, a new instrument cluster that provides real-time information to help drivers maximize fuel efficiency. Continue reading

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Toyota plans to export Sequoia and Tundra

Toyota Motor Sales USA Inc. has announced plans to export North American-built Sequoia and Tundra vehicles to distributors in Latin America and the Middle East. Continue reading

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Volvo launches news channel on YouTube

In response to the growth of film and video communication on the Internet, Volvo Car Corporation is now launching its own YouTube channel. Continue reading

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Lamborghini to open sales branch in China

Automobili Lamborghini SpA has announced that it will found a sales branch in Beijing, China and start operations at the beginning of 2009. Continue reading

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Inside Story: 2008 Infiniti EX35

2008 Infiniti EX35. Click image to enlarge Review and photos by Michael Clark Find this vehicle in Autos’s Classified Ads Photo Gallery:2008 Infiniti EX35 I’m ready for my close-up, Mr. Ghosn… Considering the multitude of cameras, hard drives, and lane … Continue reading

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Nissan offers first look at all-new 370Z

Nissan has offered its first look at the upcoming 2009 370Z Coupe, which will make its world debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show on November 19, 2008. Continue reading

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Montreal Auto Show Preview tickets on sale

The Montreal International Auto Show (MIAS) Charity Preview will be held Thursday, January 15, 2009 as the official pre-opening celebration of the show. Continue reading

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2010 Ford Fusion to get six-speed transmission

Ford has announced that all versions of the 2010 Ford Fusion will use a six-speed automatic transmission to help deliver improved fuel economy, increased horsepower and better performance. Continue reading

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