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About MGZ06

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  • Birthday 02/28/1982

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    Windsor, Ontario
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  1. Feels like just yesterday I remember watching this review and telling my dad about this Impala, A few weeks later we found ourselves at the Chevy dealer ordering a black LS. He still has it 10 years later with only 105,000 Kms.
  2. Thanks everyone! I wish I could spend more time here but the business is still booming and free time is at a minimum. I still drop in a few times a week. . . I could never leave C&G. OCN - The vMAX has been long gone. . . I most recently had the Sierra All Terrain but that too is now the past. Last month I picked up a 2010 GMC Acadia SLT (pics coming soon) and this is one will be my last "new" vehicle until I get my Z06 vette. Cheers!
  3. I've used this tool many times. . . Great for custom work. The tool is placed on the inside of the pipe and with a turn of the bottom section the expansion ring moves up to stretch the pipe from the inside. The one you picked out is for up to 2" I.D pipe.
  4. Unfortunately my business now occupies 99% of my life so my days on C&G are limited for now.

  5. What a short lived dream, I remember back in 1997 going to the Holden web site during auto shop call and telling my friends this is the car GM needs. Few years later it comes to NA, but not Canada of coarse. Then the G8 comes out to is beyond what I ever thought a Pontiac could be going against BMW`s. Long Live The Excitement!
  6. Thanks guys, I really wish I could spend my days on this site again but the business is taking 95% of life right now. . . The sierra is great, i few bugs like Cruise sensor, condensation in the one tail light but I expected these problems in the first few year, my 06 was flawless! oh well. I just put my name on the dealers list to be the first to get the hybrid when it comes out. . . that should be interesting, after test driving one at NAIAS im sold!
  7. No even sticking around to see the Volt go into production? that's too bad.
  8. MGZ06


    Now if everyone had the same motivation as you, that would make me a VERY happy person. It's only a matter of time.
  9. When the first electric cars reach showrooms in 2011, Windsor intends to be the first municipality in Canada to have public charging stations available to keep them rolling down city streets. The day after General Motors unveiled the production version of the Chevrolet Volt plug-in electric car, Enwin Utilities and the City of Windsor announced they are laying the groundwork to create the infrastructure for the Volt and its competitors. As many as six plug-in hybrid electric vehicles from GM, Toyota, Nissan and possibly Chrysler are expected to be available for consumer purchase by early 2011. Windsor wants to be the first city in Canada to make them feel right at home, Mayor Eddie Francis said. "When these cars are rolled out you're going to need a plan for them to plug in," Francis said, using GM's World Headquarters building in downtown Detroit as the backdrop behind a podium on Windsor's waterfront. "If consumer demand drives electric vehicle sales then the infrastructure will be there to support them." That will likely require charging stations at shopping malls, hotels and public parking garages, each of them operated on "smart meters" so consumers can plug in when electricity is cheapest and carefully measure their power consumption. Enwin will spend $40,000 over the next two years studying how to create that infrastructure for plug-in vehicles. The charging stations could be operated by the utility or they might be farmed out to private enterprise, said Max Zalev, chairman of Enwin's board. Enwin has joined a partnership of 40 other utilities in North America which are working with GM to prepare consumers for the electrification of the car. "It's a ground-floor effort," said Lawrence Musyj, director of conservation and energy management for Enwin. "They're coming out with the vehicle -- are utilities going to be ready? "It seems like a small thing to plug in a vehicle," Musyj said Wednesday. "But to plug in 2,000 or 3,000 of them, what does that do to your grid? If sales start to take off, (electric cars) will definitely have an impact" on Enwin and other public utilities. Larry Burns, vice-president of research and development for General Motors, said GM started warning utilities, architects, city planners and others last year that they should start thinking about creating infrastructure to accommodate the electrification of the car. Detroit Edison is also in the alliance of utilities, each of which will be loaned a pre-production version of the Chevy Volt when the prototypes begin coming off the production line in Hamtramck, Mich., some time in 2010. Francis said it hasn't been decided yet whether Windsor's Volt will wear an Enwin or a city logo. It will be put into service in either one fleet or the other as a working test mule, as pre-production vehicles are known. "It's always good to have a test vehicle on the streets of Windsor right across the street from GM," the mayor said, gesturing across the Detroit River. An early embrace of the emerging technology could be good for the region's industrial base and its post-secondary schools, including the University of Windsor's automotive studies program. The Volt will be able to travel 64 kilometres on a full electric charge, then drive a further 400-plus kilometres when its tiny gasoline engine kicks in to drive an on-board generator. The car will operate under electric power at all times, and the gas engine never drives the car. Because of that propulsion setup, GM started referring to the Volt this week as an Extended-Range Electric Vehicle, or E-REV. It can be fully charged on 120-volt household power in about eight hours, or in three hours if hooked up to a heavier 240-volt outlet of the sort that usually powers clothes dryers or electric stoves. Musyj said GM has told Enwin and the other utilities it is leaning toward requiring 240-volt hookups for the Volt to reduce charging time. But that would require that buyers of the car have a special outlet installed in their garages and that special plugs be available in public places. The aftermarket potential of electric vehicles is something a wide range of businesses should probably be looking at, Zalev said. Utilities, dealers, auto parts stores and other businesses may have to start selling "garage kits" consisting of timers and heavy-duty cables to charge electric vehicles. "We're not sure how it's going to play out in Ontario," Zalev said of who will emerge as suppliers of electrical energy to the drivers of the future. "The Volt represents the potential of being a game-changing Article
  10. I've had mine for a few years now, you can download new skins and locomotives. There is a new one coming out for 2009 that has been 3 years in the making. From what I hear is that the took actual pics of the routes to make them as realistic as possible, As with flight simulator. Ive been a fan of the railroad since I can remember so this game is like a dream come true.
  11. MGZ06

    Dream job?

    Im hopefully on my way there to be a luxury yacht operator. . how relaxing!
  12. MGZ06

    C&G Hummer Census

    1. None 2. HX only. . . the closes thing that would match the fun I had with my TJ.
  13. 1. 2 Sierra's 2. 2010 Hybrid when my 08 lease is over. . . but only if it's built in Ontario. . . so maybe not.
  14. They know that 5,000 will sell in no time, they do it on purpose. They love to screw us over and make a beg for them to build it the make limited runs so that there is a waiting list. When I bought my truck in December, I would have bought a hybrid hands down. Being an energy consultant, it would have created a "greener" image then my flex fuel. . . I dont even want to get started on the fact that the closes station in 80 kms aways!

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