Archive for October, 2012

All-New 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Engine Unveiled

  When the all-new 2014 Chevrolet Corvette arrives late next year, it will be powered by a technologically advanced, racing-proven 6.2L V-8 delivering an estimated 450 horsepower and helping produce 0-60 mph times in less than four seconds. The new Corvette LT1 engine, the first of the Gen 5 family of Small Block engines, combines several advanced technologies, including direct injection, Active Fuel Management and continuously variable valve timing to support an advanced combustion system. “Our objective for the development of the all-new LT1 was to raise the bar for performance car engines,” said Mary Barra, senior vice president, global product development. “We feel that we have achieved that by delivering a true technological masterpiece that seamlessly integrates a suite of advanced technologies that can only be found on a handful of engines in the world. “What makes this engine truly special is the …

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Tips to save you time when dealing with the DMV

  For whatever reason, Canadians often refer to their provincial Service office as the DMV. It handles much more than ‘Motor Vehicles’ though. Yes, you can register a license plate there but you can also register a business or a baby. They deal with health cards, birth certificates, property liens, paying fines, and so on. Essentially, they’re the primary means of contact between a province’s citizens and its government. Having all this in one place is nice, but it doesn’t necessarily make the experience any more enjoyable. It’s busy, complicated, and a general inconvenience. There are some ways to make the process easier however; here are a few: Don’t go if you don’t have to There are quite a few services online both from third parties and the government. For instance, most Service office websites allow you to place an order online for driving …

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Curbsiders lure car buyers with cheap prices

  “Tag-Teaming,” the act of two illegal car sellers in different locations working together to hide their identities and lure unsuspecting car buyers to purchase vehicles, is emerging as a trend in online auto sales, according to the Ontario Motor Vehicle Industry Council (OMVIC). Mystery Shopper research also revealed the growing trend of curbsiders (illegal sellers who usually pose as private sellers or small businesses) using online ads to sell popular vehicles and, more recently, high-end models. As part of this province-wide research, random calls were made to “private” vehicle sellers with ads posted on free online websites. “Stop asking stupid questions,” was one seller’s response to a potential buyer when she asked if the advertised vehicle had been in any major accidents. Another suspicious seller was confused about which vehicle the buyer was calling about. Why? Because he had numerous cars …

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All-New 2013 Jaguar F-Type Unveiled

  Jaguar has unveiled an all-new two seater sports car at the Paris Auto Show. The 2013 Jaguar F-Type signifies a return to the company’s roots. They have put together an all new sports-car that is completely original in all aspects. Three models will be available – The F-Type with a 3.0-litre V6 supercharged 340HP engine, The F-Type S 3.0-litre V6 supercharged 380HP engine and the F-Type V8 S with a 5.0-litre V8 supercharged 495HP engine. Prices start at $69,000 for the F-Type, $81,000 for the F-Type S and $92,000 for the F-Type V8 S. All models have an 8-speed automatic transmission with Sport Shift capabilities. From all accounts this is definitely a great addition to the Jaguar vehicle lineup.

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