Monthly Archives: December 2010

Autos announces its Top Picks for 2011!



Click to here to read about Autos’s second annual Top Picks! These are 23 vehicles, ranging from subcompacts, to pickups to luxury cars, that we think are the best you can buy.

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Happy Holidays from www.Autos.ca

The staff of www.Autos.ca wishes everyone a safe and happy holiday season. We’ll be enjoying some holiday time of our own during the season. We’ll be back updating you daily on the latest in vehicle previews and reviews, news and stories on January 3, 2011. In the meantime, enjoy our look at the vehicles we’ve selected as our Top Picks over the year.

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Honda recalls 2011 Pilot for front suspension

Honda Canada will recall certain 2011 Pilot models to prevent potential front suspension failure. The recall affects 442 vehicles in Canada. The recall also affects certain 2010 and 2011 Accord models in the U.S., but does not affect any Accord models sold in Canada.
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Toyota will unveil new Prius addition in Detroit

Toyota will introduce a new member of the Prius family at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit in January, along with a new Prius concept vehicle.
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Mercedes Sprinter vans planned for Russia

Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vans are planned for production in Russia through a joint venture of Daimler and Russian commercial vehicle manufacturer GAZ. Plans also call for local production of engines, transmissions, axles and other components, to be used both in the Sprinter and in the GAZ product portfolio.
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Volvo receives funding to secure jobs in Sweden

Volvo Car Corporation has received a 3.55 billion Swedish kronor loan from the European Investment Bank (IEB). The loan was made possible following a decision on loan guarantees issued by the Swedish government.
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Used Vehicle Review: Acura RL, 2005-2010



The RL, Acura’s flagship, is described as a “Good Bet” by Consumer Reports, but there are some reliability issues to look out for, says Chris Chase, chief of which is a faulty component in the air conditioner compressor.

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Preview: 2012 Infiniti M35h

Coming to Canada in Spring, 2011, the new Infiniti M35h is designed as a “driver’s” hybrid, offering 360 horsepower and combined fuel consumption of just 7.4 L/100 km, reports Paul Williams.

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Motoring Memories: GM’s Firebird “Dream Cars,” 1954-1958



During the 1950s, GM produced three futuristic Firebird show cars with gas turbine engines. Though impractical for production, they expanded styling horizons and tested public opinion.

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Feature: Sensible (and sometimes free) alternatives to drinking and driving



It may seem convenient to drive home after drinking, but it only takes a split second to ruin a life. The staff of www.Autos.ca wishes you a safe and happy holiday season and offers some tips on getting home safely.

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OnStar tracks Santa on Christmas Eve

Drivers with GM vehicles equipped with OnStar will be able to track Santa Claus’ journey around the world on Christmas Eve. OnStar advisers will be prepared to give subscribers specific location-based updates based on data received in partnership with the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD).
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66 vehicles earn Top Safety Pick award

Sixty-six 2011 vehicles have earned the Top Safety Pick award from the U.S. Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), including 40 cars, 25 SUVs and one minivan. The designation recognizes vehicles that do the best job of protecting passengers in front, side, rollover and rear crashes in IIHS tests, and have available electronic stability control.
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Gas prices too high in last 40 days: CAA-Quebec

Gasoline prices have been too high in the Greater Quebec City region over the last 40 days, even though motorists in several regions of the province have enjoyed prices that are fluctuating or remaining low, according to CAA-Quebec.
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