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January 04, 1991 - Image 72

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1991-01-04

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Remote Car Starter

Yo,u can step into a warm &
defrosted car in winter as many
times as you wish!

Starts your car without keys
from indoors remotely up to
600 ft. from the car.

• One Year Warranty

• Transfers easily to a new
car at trade-in time. Auto-
matic timer shuts car off
in 13 to 15 minutes.

• Safety feature prevents
car theft.

• Pumps gas pedal to set
choke for cold starts.

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FRIDAY, JANUARY 4, 1991

Big Wheels

Continued from preceding page

low-ball model available for
those not wanting to part
with their home for the sake
of their car.
Toyota has updated and
redesigned its classic and
tough Land Cruiser for 1991,
a vehicle any serious off-
roader needs to test drive.
Mazda, which has been hav-
ing very good luck with its
line of trucks and vans, is in-
troducing a two-door sport/
utility vehicle in 1991 to be
called Navajo.
There's lots of news in the
1991 van marketplace.
Minivans have become one of
hottest-selling items in the
world of cars and trucks, and
everyone is trying to come up
with something different.
Toyota seems to have cap-
tured the "different" crown
for 1991 with the introduc-
tion of its Previa. This
radical-looking machine has
lots of cargo space, a flat, laid-
down four-cylinder engine
that barely intrudes into the
passenger compartment, and
all the style you could want.
Previa is such a hit because
the previous Toyota minivan
was such a boring unit.
Toyota competitor Nissan,
on the other hand, has yet to
develop a minivan suitable
for the American market, but
in late 1991 a Ford/Nissan
van designed expecially for
this marketplace is set to bow.
The General Motors plastic
skinned vans have also cap-
tured a lot of attention.
Available from Pontiac,
Chevrolet and Oldsmobile
(there they go again — Olds in
the truck market!) the APV
mini-vans received initial
high marks for styling but
lost points when some critics
contended the platform for
the GM vehicles was not as
"new" as the rest of the van.
There are no plans for 4WD
General Motors APV vans in
1991, through Mazda (MPV)
and Ford (Aerostar) already
offer minivans with that
feature.
Sales leader in the minivan
market remains Chrysler. For
1991, Chrysler (and its Dodge
division) sticks with its tried-
and-true products that have
proven solid, well-built and
dependable. Chrysler even
has the nerve to have ugly
1970s-style rain-gutters on its
1991 models; but that styling
miscue doesn't seem to hurt
sales.
The truck market for 1991
fields relatively few surprises,
but there are some products
that bear mentioning.
Chevrolet continues offer-
ing its full-size pickup
available with a 454-cubic-
inch V8 engine guaranteed to
scare the neighbors. If you are
towing a fifth-wheel trailer

with your pickup, this is one
vehicle to seriously consider.
Expect 12 miles per gallon
with the 454. And lots of fun.
Dodge continues with cer-
tain Cummins diesel engines
in its Dakota mid-size trucks,
specially tuned for towing.
Not as exciting as the 454,
but they get the job done and
you can drive without wat-
ching the gas gauge move
down as you go from block to
block.
The Ford F-150 pickup re-
mains the most popular-
selling truck in the world,
and the No. 1 selling vehicle
of any kind in the United
States. There is not much new
in the wind for 1991 for Ford
trucks, but why fool with
near-perfection? Now-
common truck features such
as rear anti-lock brake
systems got their start on
Ford trucks.
Import pickups are starting
to tout their towing and haul-
ing capabilities, some for the
first time. The designers and
engineers in Japan do not
relate to "trailer-towing
capacity" because that is not
something they do with
trucks in Japan. However,
now that American engineers
have plenty of input into their
home offices (and indeed
Toyota and Nissan pickups
are built in the United States)
towing capacities, special tow-
ing packages and other op-
tions specifically aimed at the
American market are becom-
ing more common on the im-
port trucks. El

Copley News Service

Emergency Kits

An emergency kit kept in
the trunk of the car will make
small mishaps less catas-
trophic. A kit should include
screwdriver, pliers, lug
wrench, tire gauge, extra fan
belt, blanket, flashlight, extra
batteries, pencil, notebook,
jack and an ice scraper for the
windshield.

Defensive Driving

Whenever traveling on the
highway, look far ahead to see
how things are down the road.
That gives you time to an-
ticipate slowing down or
changing lanes if there's an
accident ahead.

Car Talk

Noises are a clue that
something's wrong with your
car. Squealing brakes mean
worn brake pads. Sudden
screeching under the hood
signifies a worn or loose drive
belt. Knocking or pinging
might announce it's time for
a tuneup.

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