Monthly Archives: July 2010

Test Drive: 2010 Dodge Avenger R/T



This V6-powered mid-size Dodge sedan is not the first choice on most people’s lists, but its powerful engine, roomy cabin, comfortable ride and comparatively low price make it an excellent value in its class, says Editor-in-chief, Greg Wilson.

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Motoring Memories: The Labatt Streamliners, 1937-1947



Used as a form of mobile advertising, the specially-built Labatt Streamliners had “a beautifully curvaceous shape” and won the Best Design award at the 1939 New York World’s Fair. One still exists, an authentically restored 1947 Streamliner.

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Toyota, Lexus models under new recalls

Toyota Canada has announced two new recalls, which will affect certain Toyota Avalon and Lexus LX470 vehicles.
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New iPhone application contacts CAA

A new iPhone application helps drivers to easily access the Canadian Automobile Association (CAA) Roadside Assistance when needed on the road.
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Regina highway project starts up again

Work has begun on a highway project in Regina, building on preliminary work that was finished in 2009. The $34 million interchange is at the intersection of Highway 1 and Lewvan Drive.
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B.C. man wins Toyota 4Runner in contest

A British Columbia truck enthusiast has won a 2010 Toyota 4Runner in a video contest sponsored by the automaker. John Banovich of Surrey had his entry selected from approximately 200 videos to win the 4Runner.
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Greenpeace protests proposed B.C. pipeline

Greenpeace activists occupied an Enbridge office in Vancouver for over 24 hours, protesting a planned pipeline that will run from Alberta’s tar sands to Kitimat in the Great Bear Rainforest in northern British Columbia.
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B.C. impaired driving laws change in September

Drivers in British Columbia will face the toughest laws and penalties in Canada that will enable police to get impaired drivers off the road faster and for longer periods of time, starting in September. Continue reading

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Porsche builds 25,000th Panamera

Porsche has built its 25,000th Panamera at its factory in Leipzig, only ten months after the start of worldwide sales.
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Used Vehicle Review: Mazda B-Series pickup, 1998-2010



A twin to the Ford Ranger, the compact Mazda B-Series pickup has changed little in the past 12 years. The two-wheel drive (RWD) model with a manual transmission is the most statistically reliable, reports Contributing Editor, Chris Chase.

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Product Review: Scan Gauge II



The $160 Scan Gauge II not only allows vehicle owners to identify the causes of “check engine” warnings, it provides vehicle information such as average fuel economy, coolant temperature, battery voltage, and vehicle speed, reports product reviewer Frank Rizzuti.

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Trade-ins similar for new and used sales

The trends for trade-ins in Canada are now similar on sales of both new and used vehicles, according to J.D. Power and Associates.
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New Brunswick students learn from MADD

Thousands of high school students will learn the message about sober driving this September, thanks to a team effort by Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Canada and NB Liquor.
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