Monthly Archives: October 2011

Steering You Right: The worst excuse

Chased by a police car, one speeder had an innovative excuse for speeding up, says lawyer, Jordan Charness.

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Don’t delay winter tires, says CAA-Quebec

Many motorists are delaying their seasonal tire change, according to CAA-Quebec. Continue reading

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BMW, Rolls-Royce affected by recall

Transport Canada has issued its latest recall, which may affect some BMW and Rolls-Royce models.
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Saab back on the table with Chinese buyers

After announcing last week that it terminated a proposed buyout by Chinese companies Pang Da and Youngman, Saab’s parent company will now sell the Swedish auto company to them for €100 million.
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Hummer manufacturer to build new electric truck

Military vehicle assembler AM General has been contracted by U.S. electric vehicle company Bright to build the Idea, an all-new plug-in hybrid work truck.
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Biofuel tests well for use in small engines

Tests performed on small Briggs & Stratton engines running ethanol and isobutanol fuel blends showed no irregular or unstable engine or performance issues, according to the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI).
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Canadian Car of the Year winners announced

Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario – The category winners of the Canadian Car of the Year awards have been announced by the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC). Association members have spent the week test-driving 2012 vehicles to determine the winners. To be … Continue reading

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First Drive: 2012 Mercedes-Benz C-Class sedan

A new turbocharged four-cylinder engine and an improved interior highlight changes to the 2012 C-Class sedan, says Paul Williams.

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Motoring Memories: 1959 Chevrolet

The trend to bigger tailfins culminated in 1959 and Chevrolet’s “whale-like” fins were some of the biggest.

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Roadwork to cause Montreal traffic closures this weekend

Roadwork on Montreal’s Highway 15 will be completed this weekend, with lane closures at the Nuns’ Island Bridge on October 29 and 30, 2011.
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UAW ratifies Chrysler contract, but just barely

The United Auto Workers Union (UAW) has ratified its agreement with Chrysler, with all three domestic automaker contracts now confirmed.
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Toyota affected by Thailand flooding

Toyota is adjusting its overtime production hours at plants in Japan, North America and other regions due to its parts supply affected by flooding in Thailand.
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Ford MyKey adds “Do Not Disturb” feature

Ford’s MyKey technology, which allows parents to limit such things as speed and stereo volume on a vehicle when young drivers are behind the wheel, will add a Do Not Disturb feature that will block incoming phone calls and deter text messages when activated.
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