Monthly Archives: August 2011

Test Drive: 2011 Ford F-150 SuperCrew EcoBoost

The EcoBoost six offers more torque and better fuel economy than Ford’s V8, but lacks its “gutsy V8 soundtrack,” says Chris Chase.

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Modern Classics: Honda Accord Coupe EX V6, 2003-2005

With a 240-hp V6 and a close-ratio six-speed manual transmission, the Accord Coupe V6 is sportier than it appears, says Jeff Burry.

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Canada invests in auto technologies

Five university and industry partnerships across Canada will benefit from more than $16 million in funding to help develop new automotive technologies. Continue reading

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Canadians spending less on vehicle maintenance

Canadians are spending less on maintenance and repairs for their vehicles, according to a new report by J.D. Power and Associates. Continue reading

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Home charging system announced for Chevy Volt

Chevrolet Volt customers in Canada will be able to cut their charging times in half, thanks to a new home charger launched by GM and SPX.
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Ontario, Alberta made top speed trap list

Three cities in Ontario and one in Alberta made the list of the top 25 U.S. and Canadian cities with the highest number of reported speed trap locations in the past two years. Continue reading

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OnStar links phones to navigation system

A new enhancement to OnStar will allow GM drivers in Canada to search for destinations on their smart phones and then send it directly to the vehicle’s in-dash navigation or Turn-by-Turn system.
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Test Drive: 2011 Mazda CX-7 GT

The Mazda CX-7 GT provides satisfying performance and family-friendly utility but fuel consumption is worse than expected, says Haney Louka.

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Feature: Cheap new cars

Chris Chase lists the lowest priced new cars in Canada but warns that base models are often unavailable.

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DriveBC goes mobile

The DriveBC website, which gives travellers up-to-the-minute information, is now available for mobile phones.
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APA investigates validity of Montreal toll

The Automobile Protection Agency (APA) is investigating the validity of administration fees charged to drivers crossing the Highway 25 bridge between Laval and Montreal without having a valid transponder.
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First 40 Nissan Leafs snapped up

All 40 Nissan Leaf electric vehicles allotted for Canada for the 2011 model year were reserved within two hours, the company has reported.
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New system for cleaning tar sands waste

A Calgary-based company has been awarded a $60 million contract to demonstrate a new process for cleaning up waste from tar sands.
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