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Robert Greenwood
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How do you measure up as a customer for your jobber?
November 1, 2000 by Bob Greenwood

Last month, I addressed the issue of how to choose your jobber. Now let’s address the issue of jobber choosing the installer as a customer/client.It has been acknowledged by most within every level of…

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Firm to develop hands-free Internet for cars
November 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

According to E-Automotive Report, people in North America spend a combined 500 million passenger-hours in their vehicles each week, or 26 billion hours annually. And up to 80 percent of cellular phone…

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Saab Combustion Control System
November 1, 2000 by David Booth

Saab recently unveiled its new Combustion Control System (SCC) which it claims reduces fuel consumption and exhaust emissions by up to 75 percent.The Swedish company’s SCC system incorporates some exi…

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Moving mountains…
November 1, 2000 by Rick Cogbill a.k.a. Slim Shambles

I whistled cheerfully as I dialed the number for Spoke Lee’s Alignment Shop. Not that I have a mean streak in me, but I have to admit it felt good to know that this comeback job was somebody else’s pr…

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US oil major takes retailers interactive
November 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

US oil giant Chevron is poised to spin off a private company to allow gasoline retailers and convenience stores to trade on-line. Founded as the Chevron Retail Alliance (CRA) in 1998, the system went …

VW Power Sunroof Wiring Modification
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When VW convenience feature is not convenient
November 1, 2000 by Rich Diegle

Don’t you just love life’s little convenience features that are built into our late model vehicles? Automaker’s new model brochures swell each year from the extensive “New Feature” lists.Most of us, n…

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Timely Training
November 1, 2000 by Allen Jones

That long, familiar list of technical training programs that appears as the CARS IDL Training TV Guide in each issue of this publication will soon share space with a wide range of business management …

MAZDA PROTEGE ESEngine: 2.0 L DOHC 4Compression Ratio: 9.1:1Horsepower: 130 @ 6000 RPMTorque (ft-lbs): 135 @ 4000 RPMFuel: Regular (87 Octane)Battery: 60 Amp/hrAlternator: 80 Amp/hrWasher fluid capacity: 5.1 LCrankcase capacity: 3.7 LCoolant capacity: 7.5 LFuel tank capacity: 55 L
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2001 Mazda Proteg
November 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

There was a time when Mazda made the Wankel engine, well, respectable. While the firm from Hiroshima wasn’t the first to mass-produce the rotary for automotive use (NSU in Germany holds that distincti…

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Short Lines (November 01, 2000)
November 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

Continental General Tire Inc., has denied that it understated potential problems with its TG52S, Ameri-Way and Ameri-Tech tire lines in the U.S. An U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration …

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News Brief (November 01, 2000)
November 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

Wayne Crangle, president of Wayne’s AAMCO in Toronto has given a traditional promotion a new spin. Crangle has previously given away pumpkins to Toronto area technicians, but this year, the 800 pumpki…

VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT 4 MOTIONEngine: 2.8L 6 cylinderHorsepower: 190 @ 5800 RPMTorque (ft-lbs.): 206 @ 3400 RPMCompression Ratio: 10.6 to 1Fuel Tank: 62 LitresWindshield Washer: 6.2 LitresEngine Oil: 5 LitresViscosity: SAE 5W-40 API SJ
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2000 Volkswagen Passat 4 Motion
November 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

There’s an argument in the automotive world that cars tend to reflect the values of their country of origin. If that’s true, then Germany is a land of austere competence, at least if the Volkswagen Pa…

Jim Anderton, Editor
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Live better electrically
November 1, 2000 by Jim Anderton

Remember that slogan? In the ‘Fifties, electricity was the wave of the future, and homeowners were encouraged to use as many kilowatt-hours as possible. “Living better,” meant filling the home with ev…