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From The Publisher Enjoy Your Moments and Experiences! Then, I think of our family trips, when he was growing

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S I WATCHED MY SON play in his first professional football game as a Philadelphia Eagle, I thought to myself what an amazing time for me to be alive, healthy and fortunate enough to live to see my son live his dreams. When I think of the joy he has brought our family and the pulling together his activities has brought to us, I can’t help but smile.

What an amazing time for me to be alive, healthy and fortunate enough to live to see my son live his dreams. up and we couldn’t afford to call our family trips a vacation. It was just a trip back home to Memphis, Tenn and St. Louis, Mo. Now that my son has grown up and is living on his own (well kind of) my husband and I find more reasons to take trips. I sure wish my son could join us on many of our excursions, and discover more of the wonderful things our world has to offer. I truly believe that there is such constant wonderment and happiness associated with global travel and if we don’t seize the opportunity to see the world now, the world and all its

beauty mighty just pass us by. I look forward to each and every trip I take, and I love the idea of discovering new people, places and adventures. I really enjoy my moments, my space and my times on the road - alone and while with my husband. This past year I have taken trips domestic and abroad and every travel experience has been special to me. There have been beautiful moments shared with the environment and I have met strangers that I now refer to as friends. I have made an effort to enjoy and understand how really lucky I am to have a job like this. In this small yet powerful automotive magazine we desire to help you understand that the fine line between dreams and reality has just been erased.

The beauty of Travel & Auto is that it can inspire, rejuvenate, educate and stimulate whatever reality you’d like to experience. It can take you places that you desire to visit or it can help inspire your very next daydream. I hope you and your loved ones appreciate the magic of the automobiles, and destinations featured in this fall edition of Travel & Auto and I hope you will also take the time to enjoy every moment of your very own drive time experiences. Ella Patterson, Publisher

At Global One Communications we are dedicated to integrity, honor and a code of excellence that has been established with the finest hotels, resorts, spas, automotive manufacturers and technology industries worldwide.

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N THE FOLLOWING PAGES you’ll find a collection of some of the world’s best vehicles along with our spotlight on destinations wrapped in a single volume. Published four times a year we will represent a widely diverse lot of vehicles gathered from many manufacturers. They have one attribute in common: they all make extraordinary commitments to providing quality drive time experiences. Quality vehicles, fun drive time experiences, amenities and accommodations play the largest part in our selection process. We subscribe to and count on several excellent guides and to these experts we

entrust critical analysis. Our purpose is to simply single out the best vehicles, and then present them for your perusal, driving experience, trip planning convenience, and pleasure. While the world’s best loved vehicles may seem out of reach and out of touch or even relatively expensive to others, at least you can bet they reflect value. When choosing among the best however, value can be a highly subjective criterion. So, as Global One Travel & Auto continues to gains its audience, picks up speed and evolves into a great magazine; not just between these pages, but with all the new vehicles, Travel & Auto 3

incentives and programs manufacturers have to offer, we know that there has never been a more exciting time to be Acura NSX see pg 4 an automotive driver, buyer, supplier, global traveler or to serve as vide and disseminate informaEditor of Global One Travel tion about the values associat& Auto Magazine. ed with automotive experiWe, trust you’ll discover ences - while still letting you that the overriding value of our know you are also valued as collection lies in acting as your our readers. We welcome Judy Gell to own expert - picking your own vehicle, - enjoying your own our automotive team. Look for experiences, whether it’s for her automotive story in this your next real-life trip, your issue. We know you will enjoy next vehicle purchase or for this issue as well as future issues. We created them just your very next daydream. This mini-magazine is a for you. part of our commitment to proEnjoy! Fall 2005

Travel Diva Tr a vel Tips by Denella Ri’chard

What type of research should I do before I travel? Do some research, learn as much as you can about your destination. Check to see what type of weather the area has so you can plan accordingly. Check to see what type of paperwork and documentation you will need to travel. Find out what type of diseases are common to the area you’ll be visiting and take actions to prevent your exposure to those diseases. Check your own medical coverage to see what type of coverage you’ll have when away

from home. Consider purchasing trip insurance. If you plan on driving, get your car ready and investigate the local road conditions, laws and other driving requirements. Do some research about the costs of local items so you can set your budget. Don't forget to budget for taxes and tipping. Many governments charge high taxes for travel related services. Check the dates of local major holidays or festivals, since services may be limited on those dates.

PACKING TIPS What to consider when shopping for new luggage? by T’Juanna Winters *If you’re looking to buy new luggage, you should consider luggage with these features: *Retractable rollers, rollers make it easier to get through the airport. The retractable rollers, help keep the rollers from being pulled off. *Removable straps. Straps make luggage easier to carry, but they can get

caught on conveyor belts and either break or damage your luggage. *A lock, preferably one that doesn’t dangle off the luggage too much. *Carry-on luggage in a size that will be allowed under the recent more restrictive carry-on size limits.


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ACURA MDX Premium

ACURA NSX

Great Changes Have Been Added

Luxury Sports Car

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or 2005, Acura has made several changes to keep the aging MDX viable in an increasingly crowded market. Active yaw control has been added to the MDX's Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) system, which determines when the SUV is not traveling in the direction the driver intended and uses the ABS to bring the vehicle under control. XM satellite radio has been added as standard equipment, complete with a free 90-day subscription. HandsFreeLink,

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technology that allows a Bluetoothenabled cell phone to operate with the MDX's stereo speakers and voice-recognition software to make and receive phone calls, is available with the Touring package this year. Touring models can be equipped with an upgraded navigation system that calculates routes faster and adds more points of interest to its database. City MPG: 17. Hwy MPG: 23. Price: $33,242.

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he 2005 Acura NSX is a 2-door, 2passenger luxury sports car, available in two trims, the 3.2 6-Speed MT and the 3.0 4-Speed AT. It gave me a higher sense of belonging. The 2005 Acura NSX is more than superb engineering. An enlightened sense of being. A G-force experience so power-

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ful, it transports you to another space and time. As you rev the engine toward 7100 rpm in your highly nimble existence, you know that in the 2005 NSX, you're in for an extraordinary journey. Wherever that may be. City MPG: 14. Hwy MPG: 19. Price: $79,213.

ACURA TL

It’s A Great Choice

Power Refined, Luxury Reinvented

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he 2005 Acura RL is not just an all-new, class-leading performance sedan. It's the quintessential luxury sedan. Upon first glance, its dramatic styling beckons. On closer inspection, its countless technological feats are overtly apparent. Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD™)--platform that distributes torque between the front and rear

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wheels and can send up to 100% of the rear-wheel torque to either the left or right rear wheel. There's even a real-time traffic feature that displays traffic updates 24-hours a day in select metropolitan areas. It’s a great choice for women drivers. City MPG: 18. Hwy MPG: 26. Price: $43,714. Travel & Auto

ew sedans combine innovative technology and high performance with such landmark precision as the 2005 Acura TL. The 270-horsepower, 3.2liter TL is an advanced study in both, from its powerful 24-valve, VTEC® engine and 4-wheel independent double-wishbone suspension system, to an impressive console of sophisticated amenities, 4

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including Bluetooth™ wireless cell phone technology and Acura/ELS™ Premium 8speaker Surround-Sound System with DVD-Audio. As with all Acura models, luxury and performance add up to miles of extreme exhilaration in the 2005 TL. City MPG: 20. Hwy MPG: 29. Price: $31,985.


BUICK LaCrosse CX

BUICK Rainier CXL AWD

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he 2006 Buick LaCrosse is a 4door, up to 6-passenger luxury sedan. I fell in love with the roominess and elegance of this car. As I sat in the seat I felt proud to drive it. The drive was so smooth and effortless that I didn’t want to get out. Power Locks and Windows. The CX is equipped with a standard 3.8-liter, V6, 200-horsepower

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he 2006 Buick Rainier is a 4-door, 5-passenger sport-utility, available in two trims, the CXL RWD and the CXL AWD. My grnadchildren took a drive with me and they had to be forced out. They loved the amenities and asked me if they could spend the night in the Rainier. The CXL RWD is equipped with a

engine that achieves 20-mpg in the city and 29-mpg on the highway. The CXS is equipped with a standard 3.6-liter, V6, 240-horsepower engine. A 4-speed automatic transmission with overdrive is standard on both trims. City MPG: 20. Hwy MPG: 29. Price: $23,495.

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standard 4.2-liter, I6, 275-horsepower engine that achieves 16-mpg in the city and 21-mpg on the highway. The CXL AWD is equipped with a standard 4.2liter, I6, 275-horsepower engine. A 4-speed automatic transmission with overdrive is standard on both trims. City MPG: 15. Hwy MPG: 20. Price: $34,265.

Crossover Sports Van

6 Passenger Family Sedan

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he 2006 Buick Terraza is a 4-door, 7-passenger full size van, available in 4 trims, ranging from the CX FWD to the CXL AWD. The CX FWD is equipped with a standard 3.5-liter, V6, 201-horsepower engine that achieves 17-mpg

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in the city and 24-mpg on the highway. The CXL AWD is equipped with a standard 3.5-liter, V6, 196horsepower engine. A 4-speed automatic transmission with overdrive is standard on both trims. City MPG: 17. Hwy MPG: 22. Price: $27,926. Travel & Auto

he 2005 Buick Century is a 4-door, 6-passenger family sedan, available in one trim only, the Sedan. The 2005 Buick Century's drives The Century is equipped with a standard 3.1-liter, V6, 175-horsepower engine.. A 4speed automatic transmission with 5

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overdrive is standard. The 2005 Buick Century is a carryover from 2004. City MPG: 20. Hwy MPG: 30. Price: $20,167.


BUICK Lesabre

BUICK Park Avenue

Great Interior Storage Space

Acceleration At Its Best

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he 2005 Buick LeSabre is great for women who have lots of junk in their trunk. The interior storage space is what every woman needs. I carried soccer equipment for three children, 2 sets of golf clubs, and an entire computer system. The kids didn’t have to squeeze out of the back seat either. It’s a 4-door, 6-passenger family sedan, available in two trims, equipped with a standard 3.8-liter, V6, 205-horse-

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power engine. A 4-speed automatic transmission with overdrive is standard. AM/FM Radio With Seek, Scan, Speed Sensitive Volume and 4 Speakers Total; CD Player . 4-Wheel Anti-Lock Brakes, Front Driver Airbag. Radio Data System, AM/FM Radio With Seek, Scan, Speed Sensitive Volume and 4 Speakers. City MPG: 20. Hwy MPG: 29. Price: $24,453.

he 2005 Buick Park Avenue is a 4door, up to 6-passenger luxury sedan, available in two trims, the Sedan and the Ultra. It’s long, sleek and fund to drive. I got in the Buick Park Avenue and drove until I ran low on gas. It was that smooth. The drive made want to keep on driving. After a hectic week of work, hitting the road in this baby will make you never want to get out if it.

BUICK Rendevous

PONTIAC G6

7 Passenger Sports Utility Vehicle

Cargo Room and Towing Ability

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he 2005 Buick Rendezvous is a 4door, up to 7-passenger luxury sport-utility, available in 4 trims, ranging from the FWD CX to the Ultra AWD. This was the first time I drove a Rendevous and I’m happy to say it was treat for me. It has stature, class and elegance. It doesn’t feel like a sports utility vehicle and the ride is smooth and fun. The FWD CX is equipped with a

The Sedan is equipped with a standard 3.8-liter, V6, 205-horsepower engine. The Ultra is equipped with a standard 3.8-liter, V6, 240-horsepower, supercharged engine that achieves 18-mpg in the city and 28-mpg on the highway. A 4speed automatic transmission with overdrive is standard on both trims. City MPG: 20. Hwy MPG:29 . Price: $36,863.

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standard 3.4-liter, V6, 185-horsepower engine that achieves 19-mpg in the city and 26-mpg on the highway. The Ultra AWD is equipped with a standard 3.6liter, V6, 245-horsepower engine. A 4speed automatic transmission with overdrive is standard. City MPG:18. Hwy MPG:24. Price: $27,123. Travel & Auto

he 2006 Pontiac G6 is a 2 or 4 door, 5-passenger sports car, family sedan, or sports sedan. Everyone wants a G6, so much so that when I drove this one, people kept stopping me to ask, “How does it drive?” People like the way it looks and they like the price. This one will do good with women. Upon introduction, the Sedan is equipped with a standard 2.4-liter, I4, 167-horsepower 6

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engine. A 4-speed automatic transmission with overdrive is standard. The GTP Sedan is equipped with a standard 3.9liter, V6, 240-horsepower engine. A 4speed automatic transmission with overdrive is standard, and a 6-speed manual transmission with overdrive is optional. City MPG: 22. Hwy MPG: 32. Price: $22,394.


CHEVROLET Impala SS

CHEVROLET Equinox

Puts The Exhiliration Back Into Driving

Gives You Reasons To Fall In Love

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quinox gives you many reasons to fall in love. My husband and I took this vehicle on the road and we found ourselves doing romantic things like going on a romantic picnic and walking hand in hand for the first time in years. That’s what the Equinox did for us, why not find out what it can do for you.? Like an innovative MultiFlex™ rear seating system that

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provides the most rear seat legroom of any SUV out there.(3) A fold-flat front passenger seat. A rear cargo panel system. A standard 3400 V6 engine with fivespeed automatic transmission. In U.S. government tests, the AWD Equinox earned the highest rating for frontal and side-impact crash tests — five stars. City MPG: 19. Hwy MPG: 25. Price: $22,737.

he 2005 Chevrolet Impala has helped me enjoy driving again. The exhiliration it brings will make any driver happy. It’s a 4-door, up to 6-passenger family sedan, or sports sedan, available in 3 trims, ranging from the Sedan to the SS. It puts the exhilaration back into driving — the premium 2005 Chevy Impala. Choose from three models: Impala Sedan — with

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the best highway fuel economy in its class(4) — the well-equipped Impala LS, and the high-performance Impala SS, with a 240-horsepower supercharged 3800 V6 engine. Impala delivers more room inside too. With all these features, it’s no wonder more than 1 million Impala’s have been sold since 1999. City MPG:14. Hwy MPG:17. Price: $26,128.

CHEVROLET Monte Carlo SS

Automotive Ingenuity

Built With The Same Winning Passion As NASCAR

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utomotive ingenuity in two versions of a world-class midsize car — Malibu 4-door and Malibu Maxx 5-door extended sedan. The Malibu is recieiving rave reviews from consumers and awards from the automotive press. Both versions offer a combination of features and innovations not available in other cars in its class.(3) The flexibility of a flat-folding front passenger seat and power-adjustable pedals, the power of a 200-hp V6 (or 144-hp four-

cylinder ECOTEC engine, standard on the base sedan) and the convenience of a factory-installed remote vehicle starter system. Malibu Maxx offers maximum passenger comfort with its versatile Multi-Flex sliding/reclining rear seat, as well as its family-friendly fixed rear skylight and available rear-seat DVD entertainment system. City MPG: 24. Hwy MPG: 34. Price: $17,568.

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uilt with the same winning passion as NASCAR® race cars, the 2005 Monte Carlo satisfied my need for exhilarating performance. Choose from LS, with a standard 3400 V6 engine that has unsurpassed V6 highway fuel economy (gasoline powered vehicles only) in its class(3), the new LT 7

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or the new Supercharged SS. Also new this year: the limited-edition Tony Stewart Signature Series Supercharged SS that honors a NASCAR® Champion with race car-inspired graphics and 240hp supercharged 3800 V6. City MPG: 20. Hwy MPG: 29. Price: $31,725.


CHEVROLET Astro Passenger Van

CHEVROLET Aveo LS Sedan

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he 2005 Chevrolet Astro Passenger Van is big enough to carry a little league soccer team and keep your senses. Even the kids love this van. The Astro is a 3-door, up to 8-passenger mini van, available in two trims, the Rear Wheel Drive and the All Wheel Drive. There's nothing "mini" about the Chevy Astro. With unparalleled towing capacity (1) and

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cargo room, (1) Vortec power and available All-Wheel Drive, Chevy Astro has created a class all its own. Chevy Astro is considered one of the the most capable midsize vans. The Rear Wheel Drive is equipped with a standard 4.3liter, V6, 190-horsepower engine. City MPG: 14. Hwy MPG: 17. Price: $23,919.

he 2005 Chevy Aveo is small, but very versatile. It handles well and moves in and out of traffic like the big boys. It is was designed with surprising features, roominess and refinement. Choose from Aveo Special Value, LS or LT, in 4-door and 5-door models. The versatile Aveo can comfortably seat five or, with the 60/40 rear seat fold-

CHEVROLET Cavalier

CHEVROLET Cobalt

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Tuned For Acceleration

Sleek In Appearance

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ed, provide lots of room for your gear. Aveo 4-door and 5-door are the only cars in their class to earn a best-in-class fivestar frontal crash safety rating (1) — five stars for both the driver and front passenger. Aveo comes with a 5-year/60,000mile Powertrain Limited Warranty. City MPG: 27. Hwy MPG: 35. Price: $12,029.

or this, its eleventh year in production without significant modification, the 2005 Chevrolet Cavalier is carried over without change. And believe me Cavalier drivers love it just the way it is. Front and Rear Outboard 3Point Seatbelts, Front and Rear Outboard 3-Point Seatbelts, Rear Center 3-Point Seatbelt, Front Driver Airbag. From sporty to savvy, two doors to four,

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he 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt is not only is tuned for acceleration, it has found a way to tune into what women want. The Chevrolet Cobalt is a 2- or 4-door, 5-passenger family coupe, sports coupe, or family sedan, available in 6 trims, ranging from the Coupe to the SS Supercharged Coupe. Built with the right fit, finish and features. With three coupes, three sedans, two engines and two suspensions, Cobalt puts the fun

Chevy Cavalier works hard to be the small car millions of people depend on. Sleek in appearance, all seven models are powered by a 140-hp 2.2L engine and a refined suspension. Front Passenger Airbag, Automatic Locking Retractors, Front and Rear Crumple Zones, Side Guard Door Beams. City MPG: 17. Hwy MPG: 22. Price: $13,473. Travel & Auto

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back into driving. Meet your new ride. The Coupe is equipped with a standard 2.2-liter, I4, 145-horsepower engine. A 5-speed manual transmission with overdrive is standard, and 4-speed automatic transmission with overdrive is optional. City MPG: 25. Hwy MPG: 34. Price: $17,012.


CHRYSLER 300

CHRYSLER PT Cruiser

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The Most Awarded New Car Ever

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he 2005 Chrysler 300, is loved by every woman I know and I know a lot of women. All my friends want one. It comes in 4-door, 5passenger family sedan, or luxury sedan, available in 8 trims. When I test drove the 300 I kept finding women bending over looking inside. It’s like a magnet. It pulls people to it. A 4-speed

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Stylish From The Ground Up

automatic transmission with overdrive is standard. The C AWD is equipped with a standard 5.7-liter, V8, 340horsepower engine. A 5-speed automatic transmission with overdrive is standard. City MPG: 17. Hwy MPG: 25. Price: $30,657.

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he 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser is a 4-door, 5-passenger sport-utility, available in 4 trims, ranging from the Base to the GT. Pick up the pace with PT Cruiser Convertible's high-output 2.4-liter turbocharged engine. It creates 220 horse-

power at 5,100 rpm and 245 lb-ft of available peak torque from 2,400 to 4,400 rpm. This engine is standard on Dream Cruiser Series 4, and PT Cruiser Convertible GT. City MPG: 21. Hwy MPG: 27. Price: $21,489.

JEEP Liberty Limited 4X4

CHRYSLER Sebring Sedan

Gives You The Freedom To Explore

Absolute Style and Performance

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he 2005 Jeep Liberty is a 4door, 5-passenger sport-utility, available in 8 trims, ranging from the Sport 4x2 to the Limited 4x4. Upon introduction, the Sport 4X2 is equipped with a standard 2.4-liter, I4, 150-horsepower engine that achieves 21-mpg in the city and 26mpg on the highway. A 6-speed manu-

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he 2005 Chrysler Sebring Sedan is a 4-door, 5-passenger family sedan, available in 4 trims, ranging from the Base to the TSi. Upon introduction, the Base is equipped with a standard 2.4-liter, I4, 150-horsepower engine that achieves 22mpg in the city and 30-mpg on the highway. The TSi is equipped with a standard

al transmission with overdrive is standard. The Limited 4x4 is equipped with a standard 3.7-liter, V6, 210horsepower engine. A 4-speed automatic transmission with overdrive is standard. City MPG: 17. Hwy MPG: 21. Price: $23,555. Travel & Auto

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2.7-liter, V6, 200-horsepower engine. A 4speed automatic transmission with overdrive is standard on both trims. The 2005 Chrysler Sebring Sedan is a carryover from 2004. City MPG: 51. Hwy MPG: 60. Price: $19,222.


DODGE Dakota

DODGE Grand Caravan SE The One That Started It All

Kicking Class and Taking Names

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he 2005 Dodge Truck Dakota Club Cab 4x4 is a 4-door, up to 5passenger compact pickup, available in 3 trims, ranging from the ST to the LARAMIE. When we say that the all-new Dakota comes with the most standard power, the most available torque, and the most towing capability, we're not

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n an effort to stem the flow of minivan customers away from Dodge showrooms to those of rivals Honda, Nissan and Toyota, DaimlerChrysler has updated its bestselling Grand Caravan minivan for 2005. Included in the revision to the company's bread-and-butter people mover are an all-new platform, updated styling inside and out, second- and third-row seats that fold flat into the floor, new safety features, and a host

pulling your leg. We're pulling more weight than any other truck in the segment. We made the all-new 2005 Dodge Dakota bigger in every respect, including capability. And with the only V8 in it's class for under $20,000*, we also made it affordable. City MPG: 31. Hwy MPG: 27. Price: $25,129.

DODGE Neon

DODGE Stratus Coupe

Value Packed With Room To Share

Cool Looks and Hot Performance

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he 2005 Dodge Neon is a 4door, 5-passenger family sedan, available in two trims, the SE and the SXT. Designed using cab-forward technology, Neon's wide stance gives it a smooth, balanced ride and stable handling that's enhanced. Upon introduc-

of other changes designed to make the 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan competitive once again. Included on the list of upgrades: new seats stuffed with NASA-grade high-density foam, side curtain airbags for all three rows of seats, inflatable knee airbag, Uconnect Bluetooth wireless technology, and rear park assist. City MPG: 19. Hwy MPG: 26. Price: $24,607.

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he 2005 Dodge Stratus Coupe is a 2-door, 5-passenger family coupe, or sports coupe, available in two trims, the SXT and the R/T. Upon introduction, the SXT is equipped with a standard 2.4-liter, I4, 147-horsepower engine that achieves 24-mpg in the city and 32-mpg on the highway. The R/T is equipped with a

tion, both trims are equipped with a standard 2.0-liter, I4, 132-horsepower engine. A 5-speed manual transmission with overdrive is standard, and a 4-speed automatic transmission is optional. City MPG: 29. Hwy MPG: 36. Price: $14,395. Travel & Auto

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standard 3.0-liter, V6, 200-horsepower engine. 5-speed manual transmission with overdrive is standard on both trims, and a 4-speed automatic transmission with overdrive is optional. City MPG: 17. Hwy MPG: 27. Price: $21,202.


FORD Freestyle

FORD Taurus

Quietly Elegant, Surprisingly Affordable

Looks Good, Drives Good and Rides Good

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he Ford Freestyle looks good, drives good and rides good! The rear design features a split hatch, step bumper and taillamps that fololow the same geometric lines as the headlamps with rounded corners and sharply angled bottom edges. Heating and Ventilation: Separate Driver/Front Passenger Climate Controls, Automatic Climate Control, Rear Air Conditioning Ducts.

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he 2005 Ford Taurus is so affordable my best friend is considering buying both of her children one each. The Taurus is a 4-door, up to 8-passenger family sedan, or wagon, available in 4 trims, ranging from the SE Sedan to the SEL Wagon [Discontinued]. The 2005 Ford Taurus's competitors include the Dodge Magnum, the Saab 9-2X, and the Subaru Legacy.

Entertainment includes: Audiophile AM/FM Radio; 6-Disc CD Changer; MP3 Player Safety: 4-Wheel Anti-Lock Brakes, Driver Airbag With Dual Stage Deployment, Interior: Second Row Carpeted Floor Mats, Front Carpeted Floor Mats, Leather Steering Wheel City MPG: 19. Hwy MPG: 24. Price: $30,320.

FORD 500

FORD Mustang

Long Sweeping Roof Line

People Love The Ford Mustang!

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he all new Ford 500 reinvents the family car by marrying the body of a contemporary sedan to an all-new vehicle architecture. The unique combination results in an upscale four door midsize sedan. Women love its sweeping roof line. The platform is engineered to offer stiffness with crush zones designed into impact areas. In frontal impacts, energy is absorbed by the frame rails. Trunk AntiTrap Device, Transfer Case, Audiophile AM/FM Radio; 6-Disc CD Changer; MP3

The SE Sedan is equipped with a standard 3.0-liter, V6, 153-horsepower engine that achieves 20-mpg in the city and 27-mpg on the highway. The SEL Wagon [Discontinued] is equipped with a standard 3.0-liter, V6, 153-horsepower engine. A 4-speed automatic transmission with overdrive is standard on both trims. City MPG: 20. Hwy MPG: 27. Price: $21,525.

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eople love the Ford Mustang. It’s one of the best loved cars in America. Making its design cues from the classic Mustangs of the late 1960s, the completely redesigned 2005 Ford Mustang is more powerful, more comfortable and more sophisticated than ever before, and prices start under $20,000 for the base model. If you want a Mustang anytime soon, plan to pay a significant premium. Dealers have lengthy waiting lists and expect this car to sell itself for at least a year or more. Don't expect

Player, Reverse Sensing System, Navigation System, Adjustable Foot Pedals With Memory Interior: Second Row Carpeted Floor Mats, Front Carpeted Floor Mats, Leather Steering Wheel, Carpet Located In Passenger Cabin and Trunk, Leather Located On Shift Knob Heating and Air: Separate Driver/Front Passenger Climate Controls, City MPG: 19 . Hwy MPG: 26. Price: $20,467- $25,467.. Travel & Auto

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dealer discounts, don't expect rebates, and don't expect your salesperson to bend over backwards to sell you the car, because the next guy walking through the door will pay what the dealer wants. People love the Mustang! Big bang for the buck, Ultra-cool styling, Slick retro interior, Plenty of room for two adults and two kids. City MPG: 17 . Hwy MPG: 25. Price: $27,049.


FORD Escape

FORD Expedition

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Agile ... Inside and Out

Big On Capability and Comfort

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he 2006 Ford Escape is comfortable and a ease to handle. I drove this one with the assurance of safety and stability. It feels good sitiing behind the wheel of a Ford Escape. It feels safe. Its a 4-door, 5-passenger sportutility. The XLS 4X2 Manual is equipped with a standard 2.3-liter, I4 ,

153-horsepower engine. A 5-speed manual transmission with overdrive is standard. The Limited 4X4 is equipped with a standard 3.0-liter, V6, 200-horsepower engine. A 4-speed automatic transmission with overdrive is standard. City MPG: 18. Hwy MPG: 22. Price: $24,683.

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he 2006 Ford Expedition has not let us down. It’s very popular with men and women alike. When you drive an Expedition it lets people know that you have it going on. This is a 4-door, up to 9-passenger sport-utility, available in 12 trims. Both trims are equipped with a standard 5.4-

FORD Explorer

PORSCHE Boxster S

America’s Best Selling SUV for 14 Years and Counting

Where Sport Begins

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he 2005 Ford Explorer keeps on coming the way we like it. The Ford Explorer 4X2 is a 4-door, up to 7-passenger sport-utility, available in 10 trims, ranging from the XLS 4.0L to the Limited 4.6L. The XLS 4.0L is equipped with a standard 4.0-liter, V6, 210-horsepower, flexible fuel engine that achieves 16-mpg in the city and 21-mpg

liter, V8, 300-horsepower engine. A 4speed automatic transmission with overdrive is standard on the XLS 4X2. A 4speed automatic transmission is standard on the King Ranch 4X4. City MPG: 21. Hwy MPG: 24. Price: $40,129.

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he 2005 Porsche Boxster is a 2-door, 2-passenger convertible sports car, available in two trims, the Convertible and the S. The Convertible is equipped with a standard 2.7-liter, H6, 240horsepower engine that achieves 20mpg in the city and 29-mpg on the highway. A 5-speed manual trans-

on the highway. The Limited 4.6L is equipped with a standard 4.6-liter, V8, 239-horsepower engine. A 5-speed automatic transmission with overdrive is standard on both trims. City MPG: 16. Hwy MPG: 21. Price: $32,095.

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mission with overdrive is standard, and a 5-speed automatic transmission with overdrive, and a 6-speed manual transmission are optional. The S is equipped with a standard 3.2-liter, H6, 280-horsepower engine. City MPG: N/A. Hwy MPG: N/A Price: N/A


MERCURY Montego

MERCURY Mariner

Refined Driving Dynamics and Unique Features

Offers Leading Safety Technology

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he 2006 Mercury Mariner has features that a mother needs when hauling the kids around. It has enough room to store sports equipment, pic nic baskets, camping gear, golf club, or garden tools and accessories. The Mariner is a 4-door, 5-passenger sport-utility, available in 6 trims, ranging

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he 2005 Mercury Montego is a 4door, 5-passenger family sedan, available in 4 trims, ranging from the Luxury to the Premier AWD. Upon introduction, the Luxury is equipped with a standard 3.0-liter, V6, 203-horsepower engine that achieves 21mpg in the city and 29-mpg on the high-

from the The Convenience 4X2 is equipped with a standard 2.3-liter, I4 , 153-horsepower engine. The Premier 4X4 is equipped with a standard 3.0-liter, V6, 200-horsepower engine. City MPG: 20. Hwy MPG: 23. Price: $24,845.

LINCOLN Mark LT

LINCOLN Town Car

Upholds Tradition That Stands Apart From Others

Customers Are Loyal To This Luxury Sedan

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he 2005 Town Car is Lincoln’s fill size luxury sedan, with a tradition of a smooth ride and superb comfort. The Town Car has long been Lincoln’s flagship sedan - it is the brands highest volme model, and it boast extremely high customer satisfaction and loyalty. The Lincoln is a 4-door, 6-passenger luxury sedan, available in 3 trims. Upon introduction, both trims are equipped with a standard 4.6-liter, V8, 239-horsepower engine that achieves 18-

way. A 6-speed automatic transmission with overdrive is standard. The Premier AWD is equipped with a standard 3.0liter, V6, 203-horsepower engine. A variable speed automatic transmission with overdrive is standard. City MPG: 19. Hwy MPG: 26. Price: $22,424.

mpg in the city and 25-mpg on the highway. A 4-speed automatic transmission with overdrive is standard. Soundmark (TM) Audiophile Audio System AM/FM Radio; Cassette Player; CD Player. 4Wheel Anti-Lock Brakes, Front Side Airbags Separate Driver/Front Passenger Climate Controls, Automatic Climate Control, Rear Seat Air Conditioning and Heating Ducts City MPG: 18. Hwy MPG: 25. Price: $50,120. Travel & Auto

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incoln introduced its new Mark LT luxury pickup at the 2004 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. This is the first time Lincoln has used its signature designation, Mark, on a pickup truck. The manufacturer chose the name "because the Mark LT upholds the tra13

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dition of a vehicle that stands apart from all others." Lincoln is banking that this new truck will be as successful as other vehicles that have shared the designation. City MPG: 18. Hwy MPG: 25. Price: $37,105.


BMW Z-4

BMW 760Li

A Class Unto Itself

The Sum of All Senses

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he 2006 BMW 7 Series is a 4door, 5-passenger luxury sedan, or luxury sports sedan.No other sedan unites such extraordinary qualities so effortlessly. The new BMW 7 Series has a striking road presence. Yet it is light-footed and agile like none other. It offers seemingly limitless resources of muscular power. Yet it has an understat-

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he 2005 BMW Z4 is a 2-door, 2-passenger convertible sports car, available in two trims, the Roadster 2.5i and the Roadster 3.0i. Create an idea and it will live for a moment. Touch the senses and it becomes timeless. This is what makes the BMW Z4 so immensely compelling: it is a vehicle that was created to excite every sense. Its unique

ed elegance and discerning style that makes it unique. It presents a far-reaching redefinition of the driving experience. Yet the new 7 Series is 100% pure, unmistakable BMW. Discover the new BMW 7 Series: the best driving luxury sedan. City MPG: 15. Hwy MPG: 23. Price: $107,015.

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design and premium-quality craftsmanship will fascinate you. Its brilliant handling and splendid performance will exhilarate you. Every time you experience it: the BMW Z4 will provide you with extraordinary moments of unforgettable pleasure. For all your senses. City MPG: 20. Hwy MPG: 28. Price: $31,395.

Premium Full Size Sports Utility Vehicle

A Confident Driving Experience

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he 2006 Lincoln Navigator is a 4door, up to 8-passenger luxury sport-utility, available in 4 trims, ranging from the 4X2 Luxury to the 4X4 Ultimate. Upon introduction, the 4X2 Luxury is equipped with a standard 5.4-liter, V8, 300-horsepower engine that achieves 13-

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he 2005 Isuzu Ascender 5Passenger is a 4-door, 5-passenger sport-utility, available in two trims, the S 2WD and the S 4WD. Upon introduction, the S 2WD is equipped with a standard 4.2-liter, I6, 275-horsepower engine that achieves 16mpg in the city and 21-mpg on the highway. The S 4WD is equipped with a stan-

mpg in the city and 18-mpg on the highway. The 4X4 Ultimate is equipped with a standard 5.4-liter, V8, 300-horsepower engine. A 6-speed automatic transmission with overdrive is standard on both trims. City MPG: 23. Hwy MPG: 30. Price: $49,686. Travel & Auto

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dard 4.2-liter, I6, 275-horsepower engine that achieves 15-mpg in the city and 20mpg on the highway. A 4-speed automatic transmission with overdrive is standard on both trims. City MPG: 16. Hwy MPG: 21. Price: $26,281.


GMC Canyon Crew Cab

GMC Envoy & Denali The Greatest Mid Size SUV

Women Love To Drive This Pick-Up

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he 2005 GMC Truck Canyon Crew Cab 4WD is a favorite of Texas Women. I’ve seen women haul wood, furniture, and even pets in this pick-up. The Canyon is a 4-door, up to 6-passenger compact pickup, available in 4 trims, ranging from the SLE Z85 w/1SB to the SLE Z71 w/1SF. The SLE Z85 w/1SB is equipped with a standard 2.8-liter, I4, 175-horse-

power engine. A 5-speed manual transmission with overdrive is standard, and a 4-speed automatic transmission with overdrive is optional. The SLE Z71 w/1SF is equipped with a standard 3.5liter, I5, 220-horsepower. A 4-speed automatic transmission with overdrive is standard. City MPG: 17. Hwy MPG: 22. Price: $25,688.

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he 2005 GMC Envoy is one of my favorites. I remember times I would go to the dealership and test drive this one just for the fun of it. The Envoy is a 4-door, 5-passenger sport-utility, available in 6 trims, ranging from the SLE 2WD to the Denali 4WD. The SLE 2WD is equipped with a standard 4.2-liter, I6, 275-horsepower engine . The Denali 4WD is equipped

GMC Sierra 1500 Crew Cab 4 WD

GMC Yukon XL

It Looks Good At All Times

Most Dependable Full Size Pick-Up

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he GMC Truck Sierra 1500 Crew Cab is as powerful as it is big. You don’t have to worry about taking charge of the road when you’re in this one. It commmands the road and is very dependable.. The 2005 GMC Truck Sierra 1500 Crew Cab 4WD is a 4door, up to 6-passenger full size

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he 2005 GMC Envoy XL is noticeably bigger than the Envoy and it demands its respect when its on the road. People stare at this XL as if it where modeling on a runway. It looks that good. The GMC Envoy XL is a 4door, 7-passenger sport-utility, available in 6 trims, ranging from the SLE 2WD to the Denali 4WD. The SLE 2WD is equipped with a standard 4.2-liter, I6,

pickup, available in two trims, the SLE Short Box and the SLT Short Box. Both trims are equipped with a standard 5.3-liter, V8, 295-horsepower engine. A 4-speed automatic transmission with overdrive is standard. City MPG: 15. Hwy MPG: 19. Price: $33,609. Travel & Auto

with a standard 5.3-liter, V8, 300-horsepower engine. A 4-speed automatic transmission with overdrive is standard on both trims. The 2005 GMC Envoy XL is a 4-door, 7-passenger sport-utility, available in 6 trims, ranging from the SLE 2WD to the Denali 4WD. City MPG: 14. Hwy MPG: 18. Price: $35,254.

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275-horsepower engine that achieves 15mpg in the city and 19-mpg on the highway. The Denali 4WD is equipped with a standard 5.3-liter, V8, 300-horsepower engine. A 4-speed automatic transmission with overdrive is standard on both trims. City MPG: 17. Hwy MPG: 25. Price: $70,147.


INFINITI FX 35

INFINITI FX 45

You’ve Never Seen Anything Like It

Creative Versatility In Unexpected Locations

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he 2005 Infiniti FX35 is a 4-door, 5-passenger luxury sport-utility, available in two trims, the 2WD and the AWD. You've never seen an SUV like it. Never felt one like it either. A 315-hp V8 with valves of pure titanium. A 280-hp V6 named one of the 10 Best Engines ten

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he 2005 Infiniti FX45 is a 4-door, 5-passenger luxury sport-utility, available in one trim only, the

years in a row.* One of the most advanced drive systems we've ever built. With a track-derived platform and lowweight suspension, steering response is reflex-quick. Balance is precise. Feel is unmatched. City MPG: 17. Hwy MPG: 23. Price: $37,660.

AWD. Infiniti FX is a pure expression of creativity capable of supporting most any of yours. You'll find convenient storage solutions in unexpected locations. And plenty of room where you expect it: seat

four golfers and their bags.* Flip a lever and the rear seats fold flat, instantly giving you space to set up a remote office. A very remote office. Meet the Infiniti FX's versatile nature at your nearest Infiniti Dealership. City MPG: 14. Hwy MPG: 18. Price: $36,455.

INFINITI G 35 Sport Coupe

INFINITI QX 56

Blurs The Line Between Need and Desire

Power and Ingenuity On a Grand Scale

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he 2005 Infiniti G35 Coupe is a 2-door, 4-passenger luxury sports coupe, available in two trims, the Base and the 6MT. The most powerful V6 engine in its class* generates it. A sophisticated 5-speed automatic or shortthrow 6-speed manual** transmission translates it into forward thrust. All while an available intel-

ligent AWD system distributes it to all four wheels. The only piece that's missing is your right foot, pressing firmly on the accelerator. Equipped with a standard 3.5-liter, V6, 280-horsepower engine. City MPG: 16. Hwy MPG: 21. Price: $34,580.

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he 2005 Infiniti QX56 is a 4-door, up to 8-passenger luxury sport-utility, available in two trims, the RWD and the AWD. Is it possible that a full-size SUV could actually be a pleasure to drive? It is, with a suspension system that gives you crisp handling and 4-wheel drive that automatically adapts to changing driving condi-

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tions. And it's all motivated by the muscle of a V8 producing the greatest amount of torque and towing capacity in its class. Learn more about how the QX56 challenges full-size convention by test driving one. You won’t be able to resist. City MPG: 33. Hwy MPG: 29. Price: $28,435.


MERCEDES-BENZ OFFERS SPECIAL EDITION M-CLASS by Ella Patterson

Exterior And Interior Improvements At An Exceptional Value

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ONTVALE, NJ - The awardwinning Mercedes-Benz MClass receives minor exterior and interior improvements in model year 2005. The updated exterior of the M-Class Special Edition receives bodycolored running boards, unique 17-inch wheels, a power dome hood, a silver painted chrome grille, polished aluminum roof rails, smoked/darkened tail lamp lenses, chrome tips on the door handles, a new exterior paint option: Pewter Metallic, and "Special Edition" badging. The Special Edition's interior is offered with a choice of a new matte burl birch wood, which is only available with the java interior, or a dark glossy burl walnut wood finish. Additional interior enhancements include sport seats with thick side bolsters, a chrome

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ringed instrument cluster, and the "Special Edition" badging of the floor mats.

M-Class Family of Vehicles All M-Class models provide a high level of practicality and safety, differing mainly in performance levels and standard luxury content. The ML350 is powered by a 232-horsepower 3.7-liter V6 that produces 254 lb-ft. of torque at 3,000 - 4,500 rpm. The ML500 steps up to a 288-horsepower 5.0-liter V8 that produces 325 lb-ft. of torque at 2,700 4,250 rpm, enough to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in just 7.3 seconds. All MClass models come equipped with the Mercedes five-speed adaptive automatic transmission with Touch Shift control that allows manual gear selection if the driver desires. Both the ML350 and ML500 ride on 17-inch alloy wheels. Since its introduction the M-Class has proven to be the surefooted, go-anywhere in-style vehicle.

Aston Martin -V8

Always Moving Forward

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river Knee Airbag, 4-Wheel AntiLock Brakes, Premium AM/FM Radio With 9 Speakers, Total; Cassette Player; CD Player, Vehicle Stability Control With TRAC, Anti-Theft System, JBL(R) Synthesis Audio With 6Disc CD Changer, Driver Knee Airbag, Front and Rear Side Head Curtain Airbags, Trunk Anti-Trap Device, Seat

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he AMV8 Vantage will be hand-assembled at Aston Martin's new state-of-theart production facility at Gaydon. The name Vantage - which will also be adopted for the production version - was chosen due its long historic links with Aston Martin. This time it is a specific model name rather than denoting a high performance version. The AMV8 Vantage is a tailored twoseater sports car that retains a front midengine/rear-wheel drive layout. Henrik Fisker,

Mounted Front Side Airbags, Front Passenger Airbag With Dual Stage Deployment, Front and Rear Crumple Zones, Front Dual Seatbelt Height Adjusters, Rear 3-Point Center Seatbelt, Front and Rear Outboard 3-Point Seatbelts, Front Pretensioners, City MPG: 23. Hwy MPG: 31. Price: $25,797. Travel & Auto

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Aston Martin's Design Director, key objective was to produce a thoroughly modern Aston Martin. Another aim was to ensure that the interior layout and equipment were unique to Aston Martin and could be easily carried over into the production car. There are also a number of traditional Aston Martin design cues which have been incorporated into the AMV8 Vantage's styling such as the front grille shape and the typical side strakes found on all Aston Martin models.


TOYOTA Tacoma Double Cab

TOYOTA Highlander Hybrid

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he 2005 Toyota Truck Tacoma 4X2 is a 2- or 4-door, up to 5-passenger compact pickup, available in 11 trims, ranging from the Regular Cab I4 Manual to the PreRunner Double Cab Long Bed V6. The 2005 Tacoma is ready for any road -- or no road at all. An available 245hp V6 pummels its way through a 6-speed manual transmission. Throw yourself

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inside and you'll find the roomiest Tacoma we've ever made, sitting on top of the stiffest chassis we've ever forged. And if that wasn't enough, there are 18 different Tacomas -- from the mad dog X-Runner to the Double Cab Long Bed. The Tacoma is here: the road isn't calling. It's groveling. City MPG: 18. Hwy MPG: 22. Price: $21,675.

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he 2006 Toyota Highlander Hybrid is great for people who take pride in their environemnet and love the idea of saving money on gas. The Highlander Hybrid is a 4-door, 7-passenger sport-utility, available in 4 trims, ranging from the 4X2 to the Limited 4X4. The 2005 Highlander lets you have it all. Inside, you'll find all the refinements and comfort you'd expect in a premium sedan, with the added style and function

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TOYOTA Corolla Matrix

So Versatile, You Can Take on The World

A Lifetime of Memories Comes Standard

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ith the versatile 2005 Toyota Matrix, you can’t help but think of the possibilities. After all, there’s a Matrix built just for you, from the fun base model Matrix featuring stylish, new tail light and 53 cubic feet of cargo space [2], to the sporty XR with its 5-speed manual

of an SUV, including available 7-passenger seating, a DVD entertainment system, automatic climate control and full-time 4wheel drive. Plus, Highlander was awarded the top rating of five stars in the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration's front and side-impact crash tests City MPG: 31. Hwy MPG: 27. Price: $35,198.

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transmission and restyled front end, to the exhilarating 170-hp, 6-speed manual XRS. Whichever you pick, all grades feature a chameleon-like adaptability that will make even your wildest dreams seem plausible. City MPG: 32. Hwy MPG: 41. Price: $13,563. 18

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he 2005 Toyota Sequoia is a 4door, 8-passenger sport-utility, available in 4 trims, ranging from the SR5 4X2 to the Limited 4X4. A family adventure awaits anyone who drives the Sequoia and once on board memories come standard. It’s also loaded with features like a standard 282-hp i-FORCE V8 engine

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with VVT-i, comfortable seating for eight, an available rear seat DVD entertainment system and tons of versatility, quality time with the kids is now even more unforgettable. City MPG: 15. Hwy MPG: 18. Price: $37,028.


LEXUS ES 330

LEXUS GS 300

Features Created To Cater To Your Every Feature

So Fast You’ll Spend Less Time In Your Car

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he 2005 Lexus ES 330 is designed to cater to every driver. If you want exquisite features, this car is calling your name. Its fun to drive, easy to handle and it commands the road . You won’t let this one sit in the driveway for long. It’s just better when its being driven.

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he 2005 Lexus GS 300 is so fast you’ll spend less time in your car. You’’ll arrive at your destination feeling fresh and energized because with Lexus the ride is so pleasant that you feel like you’re in the vehicle for a shorter length of time. This 4-door, 5-passenger luxury sedan, available in one trim only,

The ES is a a 4-door, 5-passenger luxury sedan, available in one trim only The ES 330 is equipped with a standard 3.3-liter, V6, 225horsepower engine. A 5-speed automatic transmission with overdrive is standard. City MPG: 18. Hwy MPG: 23. Price: $28,528.

LEXUS IS 300

LEXUS RX 330

Ahead of Its Class, Ahead of Its Time

You Can’t Have Too Much of A Good Thing

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he 2005 Lexus IS 300 is a 4door, 5-passenger luxury sports sedan, or luxury wagon, available in 3 trims, ranging from the 5-Speed Sedan to the SportCross. The 5-Speed Sedan is equipped with a standard 3.0-liter, I6, 215horsepower engine that achieves 18mpg in the city and 25-mpg on the

the Sedan. The GS 300 is equipped with a standard 3.0-liter, I6, 220-horsepower engine. A 5-speed automatic transmission with overdrive is standard. The 2005 Lexus GS 300 is a carryover from 2004. City MPG: 22. Hwy MPG: 30. Price: $34,208.

highway. A 5-speed manual transmission with overdrive is standard. The SportCross is equipped with a standard 3.0-liter, I6, 215-horsepower engine. A 5-speed automatic transmission with overdrive is standard. City MPG: 18. Hwy MPG: 25. Price: $27,372.

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he 2005 Lexus RX 330 is a 4-door, 5-passenger luxury sport-utility, available in two trims, the Front Wheel Drive and the All Wheel Drive. The Front Wheel Drive is equipped with a standard 3.3-liter, V6, 230-horsepower engine that achieves great performance and gas mileage. 19

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LEXUS GS 430

LEXUS GX 470

Luxury at It’s Finest

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he 2006 Lexus GS 430 is a 4-door, 5-passenger luxury sedan, available in one trim only, the Base. The GS 430 is equipped with a standard 4.3-liter, V8, 300-horsepower engine that achieves 18-mpg in the city and 25mpg on the highway. A 6-speed automatic transmission with overdrive is standard. ETR(R) AM/FM Radio With 134-Watts, Speed Sensitive Volume and 10 Speakers Total; Cassette, Player With Auto-

Reverse; 6-Disc CD Changer Integrated With Radio, Pre-Programmed Equalizer, Subwoofer ,Bluetooth(R) Hands-Free Telephone, In-Glass Diversity Radio Separate Driver/Front Antenna. Passenger Climate Controls, Automatic Climate Control, Interior Dust and Pollen Air Filter, Rear HVAC Ducts City MPG: 18. Hwy MPG: 25. Price: $44,694.

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he 2005 Lexus GX 470 is a 4door, up to 8-passenger luxury sport-utility, available in one trim only, the Sport Utility. The GX 470 is equipped with a standard 4.7-liter, V8, 270-horsepower engine that achieves 15-mpg in the city and 18-mpg on the highway. A 5-speed automatic transmission with overdrive is standard.

Lexus Premium ETR(R) AM/FM Radio With 124-Watts, Speed Sensitive Volume and 11 Speakers Total; Cassette Player With Auto-Reverse; 6-Disc CD Integrated With Radio, 4-Wheel Anti-Lock Brakes, Seat Mounted Front Side Airbags. City MPG: 15. Hwy MPG: 19. Price: $40,215.

LEXUS IS 250 and IS 350 Performance and Luxury In All New Designs by Ella Patterson

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he Lexus IS will be all-new when it goes on sale this fall. The sporty entrylevel model from Toyota's premium brand promises excellent handling and an optional V6 that could deliver class-leading performance. The sleek new IS defines a new more energetic styling direction for Lexus. Its steeply raked windshield and splayed wheel arches contrast with a seamless sweep from hood to windscreen pillar, suggesting an advanced machine that is elegant and energetic at the same time. From the front, twin-barrel headlamp clusters are positioned higher than the grille itself, conveying an agile, aggressive attitude. The same contrasting design attributes are carried inside, where smooth surfaces are highlighted with thin metal accents. The Lexus obsession to detail is especially evident in the interior. Painstaking execution is reflected in the leather stitching, optional birdseye maple wood finish, and elaborate interior lighting. Optitron gauges are housed

in a precisely assembled instrument cluster that demonstrates the Lexus intention to further reduce, or even eliminate, gaps between interior components. The new Lexus IS should be one of the best-handling cars in the segment. Lexus engineers say the body is designed with exceptional torsional rigidity, and aluminum is used extensively throughout the chassis to reduce weight. Electric power steering is speed sensitive, with a lower ratio for a more direct steering feel. The rear suspension is multi-link, and the shocks have increased piston diameter to improve feel and control. Disc brakes, with high-friction pads, are combined with a variable-ratio brake pedal for more progressive feel.

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MITSIBISHI Endeavor

MITSIBISHI Eclipse GTS Women Love To Drive This One!

Enough Room For The Family

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he 2005 Mitsubishi Eclipse is a 2door, 4-passenger family coupe, or sports coupe, available in 3 trims, ranging from the GS to the GTS. The GS is equipped with a standard 2.4-liter, I4, 147-horsepower engine that achieves 23-mpg in the city and 31-mpg on the highway. The GTS is equipped with a standard 3.0-liter, V6, 210-horse-

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he 2005 Mitsubishi Endeavor is a 4-door, 5-passenger sport-utility, available in 6 trims, ranging from the LS FWD to the Limited AWD. The LS FWD is equipped with a standard 3.8-liter, V6, 225-horsepower engine that achieves 17-mpg in the city and 23-mpg on the highway. The Limited AWD is equipped with a stan-

power engine. A 5-speed manual transmission with overdrive is standard on both trims, and a 4-speed automatic transmission with overdrive is optional. City MPG: 20. Hwy MPG: 29. Price: $23,549.

MITSIBISHI Galant

MITSIBISHI Lancer

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dard 3.8-liter, V6, 225-horsepower engine. A 4-speed automatic transmission with overdrive is standard on both trims. City MPG: 21. Hwy MPG: 24. Price: $31,569.

ide-impact airbags are included on all 2005 Mitsubishi Galants, addressing a major shortcoming with the large sedan. Free scheduled maintenance is also standard, covering the Galant for the first three years or 45,000 miles, whichever comes first. Other changes are minimal. All Galants have rear heat ducts this year, and ES models can be equipped with

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16-inch alloy wheels and a Sport package that includes a rear lip spoiler and exhaust tip. Galant LS gets a standard power driver's seat, and the GTS receives Blackwood trim for the dashboard. Liquid Silver is a new exterior color for 2005. City MPG: 23. Hwy MPG: 30. Price: $18,744. Travel & Auto

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he 2005 Mitsubishi Lancer is a 4-door, 5-passenger family sedan, or sports sedan, available in 3 trims, ranging from the ES to the Ralliant. The ES is equipped with a standard 2.0-liter, I4, 120-horsepower engine that achieves 27-mpg in the city and 34-mpg on the highway. The 20

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Ralliant is equipped with a standard 2.4-liter, I4, 162-horsepower engine. A 5-speed manual transmission with overdrive is standard on both trims, and a 4-speed automatic transmission with overdrive is optional. City MPG: 27. Hwy MPG: 34. Price: $13,636.


NISSAN 350Z Coupe

NISSAN Xterra

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It All Starts Here!

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or 2005, new standard equipment for the Nissan 350Z includes a driver's seat height adjuster, heated side mirrors, and a tire pressure monitoring system. Cars with manual transmissions have a clutch that is easier to use, and the five-speed automatic gets a new feature that matches revs when downshifting. The optional navigation system calculates routes faster, and Ultra Yellow replaces Liquid Aluminum on the paint chart. After the first of the year, a 35th Anniversary Edition of the 2005 Nissan 350Z arrives with additional engine

power, special 18-inch alloys, Brembo brakes, spoilers front and rear, a twotone interior color scheme, and three exterior colors. The Anniversary Edition's more powerful 300-horsepower V6 is also included in the 350Z Track model starting mid-year. A new Grand Touring Edition of the 350Z Roadster is equipped with a six-speed manual transmission, Brembo brakes, 18-inch wheels and tires, and stability control. City MPG: 20. Hwy MPG: 26. Price: $26,800.

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NISSAN DELIVERS ON 1 MILLION COMMITMENT - NISSAN 180 fully completed – TOKYO (Oct. 6, 2005)—Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., announced today that it sold 3.671 million vehicles from Oct. 1, 2004 to Sept. 30, 2005, successfully delivering on the company’s final NISSAN 180 commitment to sell an additional 1 million vehicles during the twelve-month period compared with fiscal year 2001. Nissan sold 2.597 million vehicles in fiscal 2001, ended March 31, 2002, which means the company sold an additional 1.073 million vehicles during the past twelve months, or 73,000 more units than it had committed to. “Thanks to the hard work of all of Nissan’s employees, our revival is complete,” said Carlos Ghosn, president and CEO of Nissan. “We have regained the confidence and momentum needed to grow significantly and profitably over the long term.” In terms of individual markets, North America, including Mexico and Canada, was the biggest contributor to the 1.073 million additional sales, accounting for 437,000 units. Nissan’s general overseas markets (all markets excluding North America, Japan and Europe) were second with 364,000 units. Japan contributed 188,000 units,

NISSAN Frontier Crew Cab The Most Powerful Mid-Size Truck by Ella Patterson

while Europe accounted for 84,000 units. By model, the Frontier/Navara/Pickup was the biggest contributor to the 3.671 million sales with 307,000 units sold, followed by the Altima sedan with 305,000 units and the March/Micra compact car with 258,000 units. Nissan’s two other commitments under its NISSAN 180 business plan – an operating profit margin of 8% and zero net automotive debt – were accomplished in the first year of that plan, two years ahead of schedule.

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he 2005 Nissan Truck Frontier Crew Cab is a 4-door, 5-passenger compact pickup, available in 6 trims, ranging from the SE 4X2 to the Nismo 4X4. The SE 4X2 is equipped with a standard 4.0-liter, V6, 265-horsepower engine that achieves 17-mpg in the city and 21-mpg on the highway. A 6-speed

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and a 5-speed automatic transmission with overdrive is optional. A 5-speed automatic transmission with overdrive is standard on the SE 4X4. The 2005 Nissan Xterra is redesigned for 2005. City MPG: 18. Hwy MPG: 22. Price: $22,144.

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manual transmission with overdrive is standard, and a 5-speed automatic transmission with overdrive is optional. The Nissan 4X4 is equipped with a standard 4.0-liter, V6, 265-horsepower engine. A 5-speed automatic transmission with overdrive is standard. City MPG: 23. Hwy MPG: 28. Price: $26,850.


2005 MINI COOPER Convertible Top of the Wish List - I Want A Toy Car for Christmas by Judy Gell - Automotive Journalist

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riving a different car every week gives plenty of opportunity for forming opinions about various models. It also makes fluid my list of favorites. My opinion isn't always based on experience, though. Based purely on visual stimulation I decided that I love the Mini Cooper! I still crane my neck to extend the moments I can enjoy staring at this very appealing vehicle. It is very cartoon or toy-like--I can easily imagine a Mini Cooper with a giant wind-up key sticking out the side. But looks truly can be deceiving, and the Mini Cooper is a real car. The chance to drive a Mini Cooper for a week was obviously thrilling for me. There was no wrestling match or argument over the keys. One look and my husband backed off with his hands up in defeat. It was an unspoken "Step away from the Mini and nobody gets hurt" look--effective if not over used. Our test model happened to be a con-

vertible. It also happened to be a time when I had company at my house: my sister from California and my best friend form Virginia Beach. We spanned the country, a good range of opinions by which to judge the Mini. I drove them around our rural area, past pastures of grazing livestock and curving through wooded areas along creek bottoms. This trio of ladies would have enjoyed one another's company regardless of the activity, but the Mini Cooper with the convertible top down received high praise from all and enhanced our time together with a very enjoyable memory. The car handles easily, rides comfortably, and performs with energy. Very small to look at, it seats four with a trunk that could handle their overnight bags. It is not designed for carrying a family and their luggage on an extended vacation! Larger objects can be stored with the top up and the rear seatbacks folded forward. The standard engine in the Mini

Cooper is a 1.6-liter 115-horsepower with a manual 5-speed transmission. As diminuative as it looks, the Mini has a solid feel and sturdy dependability. As light-hearted as the design appears, it is a quality vehicle inside and out. Safety is guarded by crush zones, side airbags, roll bars, electronic stability programming and reinforced doors. Other standard equipment includes 15-inch wheels, tilt steering column, micron-filtered air conditioning, six-speaker stereo with CD player, power windows and mirrors, and four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes with Brakeforce Distribution and Cornering Brake Control. I didn't feel exposed or

unprotected, or even threatened by larger traffic on the road. Once again, this is a real car--well equipped and very capable! So what are you waiting for? The MSRP for the basic Mini Cooper is $21,500, and that is only the beginning of the economy! Fuel ecomony is estimated at 25 mpg city and 27 mpg highway. We averaged over 28 mpg driving a combination of roadways. In addition, the Mini Cooper is proving to be very desirable, making it retain it's value. A great investment--entertaining, practical, useful, economical, and something to be proud of. You might see me craning my neck to stare at your car!

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CHEVROLET Corvette Convertible The Official Car of Your Dreams by Ella Patterson Active Member of American Society of Journalist and Authors

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orvette is “The Official Car of Your Dreams.“ Every Man and Woman Wants A Corvette. The Corvette gives it’s driver power and control to manuever on the road. I’ve always dreamed of driving a Corvette and when I got my chance I drove it for eight hours. The ride was great! It din’t even feel like I had drive for that long. The Corvettee has seat Mounted Front Side Airbags, All-Speed Traction Control, Radio Data System. Dual Seat Mounted Front Side Airbags, 2.56 Limited Slip Differential, OnStar(R) Communication System. Safety: Seat Mounted Front Side Airbags, Driver Airbag, Passenger Airbag Cutoff, Passenger Airbag L A T C H, Front 3-Point Seatbelts, Side Guard Door Beams Anti Theft: Vehicle Anti-Lockout Device, Theftlock(R) Radio Anti-Theft, Programmable Power Door Locks, Selective Locking/Unlocking, Vehicle Anti-Theft Via Alarm and Engine Immobilizer. City MPG: 18. Hwy MPG: 28. Price: $51,455. Travel & Auto

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SUBARU Outback 3.0

SUZUKI

Seeing and Being Seen

Forenza Compact Sedan and Forenza Wagon

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he vastly improved third generation 2005 Subaru Outback model line is spearheaded by the new Outback 2.5 XT with a 250-horsepower, intercooled and turbocharged, 2.5-liter fourcylinder boxer engine, a detuned version of the motor under the hood of the impressive Impreza WRX STi. A new 250-horsepower, 3.0liter six-cylinder boxer engine powers outback 3.0 R models. The base Outback 2.5i has a revised 168horsepower four-cylinder engine that meets PZEV emissions stan-

dards. Slightly larger than the previous model, the Outback is longer than before and the redesigned interior has more room. The cabin also features flush surface treatments, and soft-touch dash and door trim, in an effort to move the Outback upscale. All 2005 Subaru Outbacks have increased ground clearance for more serious soft-road adventures. Proven reliability. Powerful engines in the 2.5 XT and 3.0 R Just the thing for snowstorms and muddy trails. Sedan and Wagon body styles offered. City MPG:19. Hwy MPG: 25. Price: $30,192. ( LL Bean Edition)

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hen I test drove the 2005 Forenza models I was very impressed with the handling of the vehicles. I felt very comfortable and safe while driving the Forenza Sedan and the Wagon. Forenza handled curves, eased into stop and go traffic and avoided a near from an 18 wheeler who was talking on the phone. I was also able to park in tight areas with assurance. I like this one! Featured is an advanced weight-sensing front passenger airbag. Front seat-mounted side airbags for protection. Front and rear crumple zones work with robust high-tensile steel cabin structural features and front and rear side-impact door beams to reduce the impact forces that passengers might be subjected to and to help minimize intrusion into the interior. Height-adjustable front shoulder belts and seatbelt pretensioners help provide optimal belt positioning and automatically take slack out of the front seatbelts the instant after a collision. Three-point seatbelts in the back seat and the LATCH child seat system provide additional layers of security. 25

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The Forenza design takes the classic Suzuki "have it all" approach - with technology and luxury features you'd expect to find in a far more expensive car. The Forenza has the largest standard engine, four-wheel disc brakes, power door locks, heated power side mirrors and steering-wheel-mounted controls - all standard. New Forenza Wagon blends utility and luxury. Now with the arrival of the Forenza Wagon, a sleek, Euro-styled wagon is within reach of many more buyers. With a long list of standard equipment, increased safety technology, plus available upscale luxury features (such as leather seating surfaces), the Forenza Wagon neatly splits the functional difference between sedans, SUVs and minivans and is a perfect fit for the needs, wants and budget of many of today's car buyers. Forenza Sedan: City MPG:22. Hwy MPG:30. Price: $12,642. - $15,932. Forenza Wagon: City MPG:20. Hwy MPG:28. Price: $13,112. - $16,402.


SCION tC

SCION xA

2 Door, 5 Passenger Sports Coupe

Limited Edition Series

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he 2006 Scion tC is a 2-door, 5passenger sports coupe, available in one trim only, the Sport Coupe. Toyota's all-out attempt to capture America's Generation Y buyers of hotlooking, hot-performing small cars started last year with the simultaneous introductions of the Scion xA 5-door hatchback runabout and the xB microvan, but

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they are calling the new tC hatchback coupe the first true Scion.Upon introduction, the tC is equipped with a standard 2.4-liter, I4, 160-horsepower engine. A 5speed manual transmission with overdrive is standard, and a 4-speed automatic transmission is optional. City MPG: 22. Hwy MPG: 29. Price: $15,390.

he limited edition Scion xA Release Series 1.0 includes a sports grille, and a color-keyed spoiler combined with a power sunroof and standard stability control. Inside Scion adds black and red cloth upholstery, red storage compartment lighting. Just 1,550 All Scion xAs are now equipped with a new 160-watt, six-speak-

er Pioneer sound system prepped for XM satellite radio. The stereo includes Scion Sound Processing with three pre-set equalizer settings, a customizable screen, and Sound Retouch digital equalization for clearer MP3-CD sound quality. City MPG: 32. Hwy MPG: 37. Price: $11,093.

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SCION tC Audio

4 Door, 5 Passenger Sports Utility

High Performance Audio

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he 2005 Scion xB is a 4-door, 5passenger sport-utility, available in one trim only, the 5-Door Wagon. Upon introduction, the xB is equipped with a standard 1.5-liter, I4, 108-horsepower engine that achieves 31mpg in the city and 34-mpg on the high-

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cion has been successfully attracting young, first-time new-car buyers in part by getting in tune with their musical preferences, including the migration from compact disc to digital music formats. The 2006 tC's new standard 160watt maximum output audio system

way. A 5-speed manual transmission with overdrive is standard, and a 4-speed automatic transmission with overdrive is optional. The 2005 Scion xB is a carryover from 2004. City MPG: 31. Hwy MPG: 34. Price: $13,185. Travel & Auto

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now features a centrally-located volume control knob and a mini-jack port located in the center console compartment that allows for connectivity to most portable music players. The mini-jack port allows users to listen to their portable music collection through the tC's six Pioneer speakers.


GOLF

DAYT ONA BEACH

Florida’s Fastest Growing Golf Destination by Martin Patterson Jr.

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aytona Beach, Fla. -- Great golf is another reason why visitors choose the Daytona Beach area for vacation getaways. This stretch of the Atlantic coast is lined with championship greens that are open to the public. The Daytona Beach area offers courses designed by Jack Nicklaus, Rees Jones, Arthur Hills, Arnold Palmer, Gary Player, Lloyd Clifton and Bill Amick. With an average annual temperature of 70.3 degrees Fahrenheit (21 degrees Celsius), the Daytona Beach area is the perfect spot for year-round golfing fun. It is home to the international headquarters of the Ladies Professional Golf Association. Area hotels and resorts participating in the promotional program are featured in the Golf Daytona Beach Travel Planner. Many of the packages offered by participating hotels include pre-arranged tee times, cart, green fees and a daily continental breakfast. Golf Daytona Beach hotels will customize packages to fit any budget or interest. Group packages are also available. Some of the participating courses include: Crane Lakes Golf & Country Club Located just off Interstate 95, Crane Lakes boasts 32 beautiful lakes filled with flowering aquatic vegetation. The pristinely manicured greens offer golfers a true test. Cypress Knoll Golf Club - This course is 60 acres of narrow fairways and tight greens, wound through the beauty of natural wetlands

preserve. Cypress Knoll is a thrilling reminder of how well a golf course can coexist with nature. The par-72 course is rated 71.6 from the blues tees, with a daunting slope of 130. Daytona Beach Golf Club Originally designed by Donald Ross in 1921, the Daytona Beach Golf Club is one of the area's oldest golf facilities. Comprised of North and South courses, the golf club features complete practice facilities and a 10,000-foot putting green. DeBary Golf and Country Club - This picturesque course was home to the 2001 U.S. Open qualifier. Designed by Lloyd Clifton, the DeBary Golf Club is surrounded by dense woods, reminiscent of the Carolinas. Rolling fairways and greens are consistent throughout this challenging course. The Golf Club at Cypress Head - This 18hole, championship course was designed by renowned course architects Arthur Hill and Mike Dasher. The course is versatile with widely spaced tee areas placed to allow the course play from under 4,900 yards to over 6,800 yards. Hidden Lakes Golf Course At Fairgreen This course has been continuously referred to as Florida's "Best Kept Secret" and a "True Gem." Originally designed by Bill Amick and remodeled by Lloyd Clifton in 1995, this 18-hole golf course will test all skill levels. Practice facilities, lessons, a snack bar, banTravel & Auto

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quet facilities and swimming pool compliment your entire golf experience. Indigo Lakes -- Consistently ranked as one Florida's top 10 courses by Golfweek magazine, this 18-hole, par 72 course was designed by Lloyd Clifton. The course features flat fairways, lots of water and large bunkered Bermuda greens. Indigo Lakes gained international recognition played host to the LPGA Sprint Championship Golf Tournament. LPGA International -- The LPGA headquarters is the site of two courses. The original Champions Course was designed by Rees Jones, with fairway mounds and bunkers leading to rolling Bermuda greens. The Legends Course, designed by Arthur Hills, opened in October 1998. The par 72 course has been recognized as the nation's most "womenfriendly" by Golf for Women magazine. Mantanzas Woods Golf Club - Ranked among Florida's best and known affectionately as "A Beautiful Monster," this par-72 course has hosted PGA National Qualifying School Finals and North Florida PGA Mini Tour events. Ocean Hammock Golf Club - Ocean Hammock is Florida's first oceanfront golf course since the 1920's. Designed by golf legend Jack Nicklaus, this pristine parcel of oceanfront property is set amidst the dunes and natural landscape of Florida's northeast coast. The acclaimed facility features more ocean play than any other course on the state's

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east coast. Six holes overlook the ocean, including a magnificent 468-yard, par 4 finishing hole. Lakes, dunes and forested terrain add to the challenge. Ocean Palm Golf Club - Located in Flagler Beach, this executive golf club was built in 1959 and redesigned in 1974 by Lloyd Clifton. Features a driving range and a pro-shop. Rental clubs are available. Palm Harbor Golf Club - This 6,580-yard, par-72, features 10 doglegs presided over by ancient and breathtaking live oaks. The meticulously manicured fairways, bordered by the slender trunks of sable palm trees, are even narrower than they appear, and call on the golfer to place each shot with consistent accuracy. Pelican Bay South Course - This Lloyd Clifton course in Daytona Beach has flat terrain and plenty of challenging lakes and canals. Features medium to wide fairways, Bermuda greens and 18-hole par of 72. Pine Lakes Golf Club - This popular golf club bears the indelible stamp of its designer, Arnold Palmer, featuring broad fairways, a multitude of white sand bunkers, and a generous supply of water. To receive a Golf Daytona Beach Travel Planner call 386-255-0415. 1-800-881-7065 (toll free in the U.S. and Canada only), or visit w.golfdaytonabeach.com.


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UNITED STATES VIRGIN ISLANDS Beautiful Weather Is Only One Reason To Visit by Ella Patterson

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he United States Virgin Islands is home to some of the best shopping in the world. There are many reasons to visit the USVI and beautiful weather is only one of them. Day 1: I flew from Dallas/Ft. Worth to St. Thomas. From the airport I was driven to Blackbeard’s Castle. Here, I met our host and as I looked around the immediate perimeter of the hotel I noticed a unique light house, a Blackbeard statue and a beautiful view of the island. Dinner was at Amelia Café, and offered the taste of Spain in the Caribbean. The Owner Randolph Maynard made sure I got to taste my favorites. I ate lobster, mussels, shrimp, and tried the chocolate mousse for desert. Day 2: A light breakfast was served featuring cantaloupe, bagels, oranges, coffee and a variety of Earl Gray teas. After breakfast I headed to the Ferry to travel to St. John for the day. My day was filled with many activities: I started at the Donald Schnell Studio where the legend of Saint John began with the "The Magic Stone." I was told that if I touched the

magic stone I would never be far from the healing power of the islands. Next, I headed to glass blowing and clay demonstrations on Maho Bay. Here the guest learn to transform "trash into treasures" as all kinds of empty bottles become beautiful gift items. Aluminum cans are molded into decorative and useful objects that leave the island as art instead of waste. From Maho Bay I had lunch at Sogo's. Sogo’s felt more like home because it served big juicy burgers. From Sogo’s I headed to Kareso Gallery, My host was artist Avelino Samuel who displayed his beautiful wooden works of art. Next, I took the ferry to St Thomas. It was a peaceful, but crowded ride. Islanders get from one island to the next this way. Once the ferry docked I headed for Zora's Sandal Shop. Here I found custom made sandals that are fit to order. I left Zora’s and shopped for a while before heading back to the hotel to prepare for dinner. Dinner was served at the Old Stone Farmhouse. It was an elegant, evening filled with creative cuisine and sushi. It is situated in a 200 year old, restored plantation field house that overlooks the Mahogany Run Golf Course. Once this Travel & Auto

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300 acre plantation stretched from Magen's Bay to Mandahl. Day 3: The tour began at Tillett Gardens and Screen Painting with host Rhoda Tillett, and Albert (Sonny) Thomas. They gave me an opportunity to make a silk screened T-Shirt. After making my T-shirt I headed to Island Fragrance, hosted by Gail Garrison. She’s the fragrance specialist and owner. She gave me samples of perfume filled gift bags. Next, I headed to Glady's Café' for lunch. Host/owner, Gladys Isles serves fresh shrimp, tapos and large fruit flavored drinks. After lunch I headed to the Visitors Bureau for presentations from more islanders. Gwendolyn Harley is a doll maker and Lucia Henley, makes hard candy. I left them to catch a Sea Plane from St. Thomas to St. Croix. The accommodations were provided by Hotel on the Cay, an older 55 room hotel located in the middle of Christiansted Harbor. It has the only "in town" beach on St. Croix. Transportation was provided by St. Croix Safari Tours. Ask for Sweeny Toussant.

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Day 4: Breakfast was provided by Hotel on The Cay. After breakfast I headed to the Roadside Pan Yard, a small local company that makes drums. The drums are made and tuned by hand. From there I headed for The Mahogany Woodworks Gallery, where the owner gave a short tour of his wood gallery. From there I went to Turtles Deli for lunch. I visited several craft exhibits at the St. George Botanical Gardens hosted by local artists. Cruzan Temptations by Laverne Bates served hand made tarts, candies and cakes. Selah's fragrances, and botanicals have beneficial and soothing properties. African Patchwork Quilts, are designed by Carmen Haywood. Thy Rod & Thy Staff produces carved staff's in many designs and shapes. Dee's Potpourri & Mocko Jumbie Dolls are created by Marcelle Haywood. Earlene Wagner creates hand-made Crochet Dolls. I had dinner at Kendrick's Restaurant, which had more of a sports bar feel. The restaurant presented good. food and music. Day 5: I departed the Virgin Islands and headed back home with gifts galore.


LADIES CHOICE Motorcycle Club Where Elegance Meets Steel Article by Juanna Gray

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elcome! As a female motorcycle club we’re working to send positive messages to our community. O u r M i s s i o n : is motivational. We strive for excellence within our community by making positive contributions to our society. We are a diverse membership that enables positive interaction with the various ethnic groups and organizations within the community. Established in Spring 2005, we strive to make a positive difference, professionalism and diversity is our strength. Ladies Choice Motorcycle Club embraces the value of members and intends to

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utilize the talents and skills of all people for positive growth. L.C.M.C. strives to raise awareness to ladies that love to ride. Our objective is to let women know that there is a place they can come and ride with other ladies that are true riders to the heart!!!! Log on to http://www.ladieschoicemc.net


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D I S N E Y ! DESTINATION The Happiest Celebration on Earth! by Ella Patterson, Global One Travel Writers Assoc.

MICKEY MOUSE strikes a pose at the doorstep of Cinderella Castle, centerpiece of the "Happiest Celebration on Earth" jubilee at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The celebration salutes 50 years of magic at Disney parks and resorts around the world honoring the 1955 opening of Disneyland in California. Walt Disney World has imported exciting new shows and attractions from Disney parks around the globe for the celebration, which kicked off May 5, 2005 and runs for 18 magical months.

GANG'S ALL HERE -- Mickey, Minnie and friends strike a pose at the doorstep of Cinderella Castle, centerpiece of the "Happiest Celebration on Earth" jubilee at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The celebration salutes 50 years of magic at Disney parks and resorts around the world honoring the 1955 opening of Disneyland in California. Walt Disney World has imported exciting new shows and attractions from Disney parks around the globe for the celebration, which kicked off May 5, 2005 and runs for 18 magical months.

MOVIE MAGIC & MOTORS: With the theme park's iconic "Earffel Tower" standing tall in the background, a professional stunt driver takes flight on the set of "Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show" at the Disney-MGM Studios in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The

new, 30-minute show features cars, motorcycles and high-powered watercraft piloted by highly trained stunt drivers. It's one of the attractions debuting at Walt Disney World in May 2005 for the "Happiest Celebration on Earth," Disney's global event to mark 50 years of Disney theme parks. "Lights, Motors, Action!" will open in May at Walt Disney World in Florida along with Soarin', a multi-sensory ride that takes Epcot guests on a flying adventure over the California landscape; "Cinderellabration," a princess-inspired show at the Magic Kingdom; and Lucky the Dinosaur, Disney's first free-moving Audio-Animatronics creation that will roam Disney's Animal Kingdom theme park.

ROYAL TREATMENT -Cinderella Castle has received an elegant makeover that gives a glittering, golden touch to the icon of Walt Disney World Resort as Disney shares the "Happiest Celebration on Earth" with theme park guests around the world. As part of the 18-month salute to 50 years of Disney theme parks, Walt Disney Imagineering has decorated the castle with graceful touches of golden trim, rose swags, bunting and swirling bands of "pixie dust." Plus, in a nod to Disney's rich history, golden sculptures of animated characters from several classic feature films shine from the castle's turrets, towers and balconies, including Peter Pan, Wendy and Tinker Bell (from 1953's "Peter Pan"), Flounder and Sebastian (from 1989's "The Little Mermaid") and Simba,

Timon and Pumbaa (from 1994's "The Lion King"). Above the castle's front arch hangs a golden frame with a magical stained glass-style window. In it, colorful images of the five iconic castles from Disney theme parks around the

world appear at regular intervals throughout the day. Cinderella Castle rises 189 feet above the Magic Kingdom, one of four theme parks at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.


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