Monthly Archives: November 2011

Buyer’s Guide: 2012 Audi A4/S4

NEW FOR 2012: – 2.0 sedan and Avant add standard Bluetooth connectivity, Audi Music Interface and micro-metallic platinum trim – 2.0 Premium trim adds aluminum hologram trim – 2.0 Premium and Premium Plus add optional S-Line Sport Select package – … Continue reading

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Buyer’s Guide: Audi A6

NEW FOR 2012: – Redesigned vehicle For 2012, the Audi A6 is completely redesigned and is available only as a sedan. The A6 uses a supercharged 3.0-litre V6 with eight-speed automatic transmission and Quattro all-wheel drive. Trim levels are the … Continue reading

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Buyer’s Guide: 2012 Ford F-150

NEW FOR 2012: – Lariat Limited trim line discontinued – Platinum, King Ranch and Harley Davidson 4×2 models discontinued; all are now 4×4 only – Electronic shift-on-the-fly replaces manual shift-on-the-fly on 3.7-litre engine 4×4 configurations – Updated fuel tanks – … Continue reading

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Buyer’s Guide: 2012 Suzuki SX4

NEW FOR 2012: – Standard electronic stability control For 2012, the Suzuki SX4 adds standard electronic stability control. The SX4 is available as a sedan or hatchback and uses a 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine. Depending on the model, transmission choices are … Continue reading

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Buyer’s Guide: 2012 Chevrolet Cruze

NEW FOR 2012: – 1LT and 2LT add standard six-speed manual transmission – LTZ adds new 17-inch alloy wheel design and standard fog lamps – LS adds new wheel cover design – Keyless entry with passive entry pushbutton start available … Continue reading

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Buyer’s Guide: 2012 Nissan Sentra

NEW FOR 2012: – Standard electronic stability control and traction control on all models. For 2012, the Nissan Sentra adds electronic stability and traction control to the base model, making it standard on all models. The Sentra is available as … Continue reading

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Test Drive: 2012 Toyota Prius V

Offering more versatility then a regular Prius, the Prius V is still frugal and refined.

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Auto Tech: MyFord Touch upgrades

Ford has made a lot of improvements to its MyFord Touch vehicle communications/information system, starting in 2013 model year vehicles.

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GM builds its 100 millionth small-block engine

General Motors has built its 100 millionth small-block engine, 56 years after the first production version was made.
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Canada’s fuel exports a “carbon bomb,” study says

Canada needs to stop exporting fossil fuels as well as cut its consumption of them if it wants to get serious about climate change, according to a new study by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA).
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B.C. drivers can expect insurance increase

The Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) expects basic insurance rates to rise in 2012, although optional rates will fall. Continue reading

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Child seats protect overweight children

The current range of child safety and booster seats available accommodate a broad spectrum of body sizes, including children with higher weights, according to a new study by the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
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Ontario CAA store asks for food bank donations

CAA’s Travel Store in Stoney Creek, Ontario is asking for the public’s help to stock the shelves of the Stoney Creek Community Food Bank. Continue reading

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