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2001 Acura MDX
May 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

Slated to go on sale this fall as a 2001 model, the new Acura MDX combines high performance with an expected five-star safety performance rating, class-leading fuel economy, 50-state ultra-low vehicle…

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SSGM Tech Tips (May 01, 2000)
May 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

Reconsider contactsContacts can be a problem. Not the kind in switches and relays, but the kind you may be wearing to correct poor vision. Modern soft contact lenses are gas-permeable for all-day comf…

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Nissan Tino HYBRID
May 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

Nissan has joined Honda and Toyota in launching an eco-friendly hybrid auto.The Japanese-market Tino, a “tall wagon” first produced as a gas-only vehicle in 1998, combines a 1.8 liter DOHC engine with…

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Delphi targets Canadian aftermarket
May 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

Son-of-GM parts giant Delphi Automotive Systems Corp., is using Canada as an integral part of the company’s strategy to capture significant market share in the aftermarket.”The aftermarket represents …

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Automotive Radio Show adds south-west Ontario market
May 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

The Consumer Automotive Repair Show, a two-hour radio program from the Ohio-based Car Care Council, has been added to 50,000 watt CKLW, a Windsor Ontario radio station.Show hosts Roger Kwapich and Dan…

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BFGoodrich introduces inflatable seatbelt
May 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

SmartBelt, seat belts with integral airbags, have been introduced by the BFGoodrich Company. The Smartbelt systems work with existing vehicle airbags. During a significant crash, the system rapidly in…

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2001 Lexus IS 300 Sport Sedan
May 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

Lexus will go toe-to-toe with sport sedan benchmarks Audi A4 and BMW 3-series with the all-new IS 300 compact sport sedan, which arrives in July as a 2001 model. Power and rear-wheel drive are standou…

Brendan O'Brien (left), vice president, sales and marketing for Uni-Select draws a ballot with the assistance of Dave Clarke, president of Hennessy Industies Canada.
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Hennessy awards lift at AIA Show
May 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

Hennessy Industries Canada has awarded an Ammco B2900 hoist to One-To-One Auto of Hamilton, Ontario. The draw took place at the Hennessy booth at the AIA Canadian International Automotive Show on Satu…

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Internet firm rates technicians
May 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

Denver-based GreatMechanics.com has launched a Web site that delivers consumer ratings of repair facilities based on customer ratings.Participating shops must have a clean record with the Better Busin…

Randy MooreAIA Chairman of the Board 2000/01
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Expect Moore
May 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

Delegates at the April 13th AIA 2000 annual general meeting have chosen their new Board Chairman: Mister Transmission’s Randy Moore.Randy Moore is no stranger to Automotive Industries Association of C…

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Sensors and Sensibility
April 1, 2000 by Rick Cogbill

Beanie hung up the phone. “Mrs. Tidbit is having her 1988 Plymouth Horizon towed in; she wants a new fuel pump. Should I order one up?””Nope,” I answered. “And who says she needs a fuel pump?””Her hus…

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Going Downtown
April 1, 2000 by CARS Magazine

Downtown Auto, a 10-bay independent auto service center in Kitchener, Ontario, is AIA Canada’s 2000 Car Care Award For Excellence grand prize winner.The award celebrates the auto service business for …