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Dealership design an extension of the brand

Last year, I had the privilege of opening a brand-new car dealership in Mississauga. It was one of the proudest moments of my life, with family, friends, colleagues and local dignitaries on hand to ce

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Ford finds its Edge

”If there's any way to communicate just how important a vehicle the new Edge is to Ford, consider the fact that the company recently sunk more than $1 billion into transforming its Oakville assembly

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AMG turns up the heat in power war

The aggressor in this conflict is Mercedes-Benz. Or, more specifically, AMG, the high-performance arm of this Stuttgart-based auto maker.

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Dealer cheaped out on Saab

Q I recently purchased a 2004 Saab 9-3 Aero Convertible. The dealer agreed to replace the front tires, which were badly worn. I expected they would put on the same tires as the rear tires, which are o

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Man vs. machine

A Scottsdale, Arizona, man is challenging the city's freeway photo enforcement system after being accused of driving at speeds up to 147 mph (237 km/h) while running late for work.

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Better late than never

A British motorist who was nabbed for speeding during a vacation in the United States finally paid his ticket -- 52 years later.

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MG returning to N.A.

Chinese automaker Nanjing Automobile Group Corp. recently announced plans to revive the fabled British MG brand in North America, with sales to start in the U.S. by 2008.

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Slow and steady reduces accidents

Graduated driver licensing is proving to reduce fatal crashes, according to recent reports by the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

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Benz history on display

The inventor of the automobile has also reinvented the auto museum, blending an ubercool atmosphere with an intensely historic (yet at the same time wonderfully stylish) edge.

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Victorious 'Vette

Record-breaking heat gave way to a history-making performance recently when Corvette Racing notched its 50th international road racing victory in Portland, Oregon.

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Worst case, best case

Personal mobility or the wherewithal to travel when and where we want, something that most people today take for granted, will go one of two ways within the next 50 years, predicts a report from a Bri

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NASCAR meets romance

NASCAR and Harlequin Enterprises of Toronto have crashed head on to bring a new line of novels that mix romance with racing.

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Spengler sparkles

Canadian up-and-comer Bruno Spengler made his big-league breakthrough by scoring his first-ever victory in Europe's DTM series.

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Canada-only Cars: The same but a little different

At the end of the Second World War, Ford produced three lines of automobiles: Ford, Mercury, and Lincoln. Canadian Mercury dealers wanted a low-priced car for their showrooms, and in 1946 the Mercury

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Exceptions to the rule

Bill and Sue Little write about the Dodge Caliber and small bubbles that point towards what they believe is an indicator of poor quality for the vehicle (OPN 4UM, August '06). In comparison, it is men

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Audi's quattro drivetrain

Legends of late 20th-century motoring don't come with more credentials than this. The Audi quattro, shown to the public for the first time on March 3, 1980 at the Geneva Motor Show in Switzerland, cha