Monthly Archives: March 2012

Latest recalls affect BMW and Volkswagen

Transport Canada has released its latest recalls, which may affect some BMW and Volkswagen Models.

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Graduated driver license programs help reduce teen deaths in US

Among more than 55,000 teen drivers and their passengers seriously injured each year in 2009 and 2010, 30 percent suffered head injuries

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Tire satisfaction can influence vehicle brand loyalty

When customers are highly satisfied with their vehicle’s original tires, they are more likely to be loyal to the vehicle brand at the time of their next purchase.

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Test Drive: 2012 Kia Rio5 LX+

The Kia Rio subcompact is a “solid” car with good handling, but fuel consumption wasn’t as good as expected.

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Second Opinion: 2012 Kia Rio5 LX+

Choosing the standard manual six-speed transmission saves money and gas, and adds “a bit of driving fun.”

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Motoring Memories: Chevrolet Monte Carlo, 1970-1988, 1995-2007

Chevrolet’s Monte Carlo followed the “personal luxury coupe” long-hood, short-deck styling theme so popular in the 60s and 70s.

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Mazda Takeri concept with SkyActiv-Diesel to debut in New York

Mazda today announced the Takeri Concept will make its North American debut with a SkyActiv-Diesel engine at the upcoming New York International Auto Show.

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Toyota to Increase RAV4 Production, Creating 400 New Jobs in Woodstock

Toyota announced today that it will increase RAV4 production at its Woodstock, Ontario plant creating 400 jobs

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Ford drops EcoBoost V6 into Explorer

Ford will be dropping its twin-turbocharged 350-hp EcoBoost V6 in 2013 Explorer Sport model

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How bad is your road?

Yesterday, CAA South Central Ontario (CAA SCO) launched the 9th Worst Roads campaign.

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Used Vehicle Review: Nissan Altima, 2007-2012

The fourth-generation Nissan Altima continues a trend of so-so build quality that began with the 2002 model.

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Test Drive: 2012 Acura MDX Elite

Despite nearing the end of its life cycle, the MDX is easily one of the best values in its class.

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Vancouver auto show runs April 3rd to 8th at BC Place

The 92nd annual Vancouver International Auto Show starts next week, running from Tuesday, April 3rd through Sunday, April 8th at the recently re-roofed BC Place stadium.

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