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Written by Double Dragon
Sunday, 29 January 2012 14:39



Writing and photography copyright D. S. Brown

Barnes-Wheaton (GM), Coquitlam, BC (formerly Wheaton-Pacific)

Carter Chevrolet Port Coquitlam Ltd
Coquitlam Chrysler Dodge Jeep, Coquitlam, BC (1974) 800-705-5338
Eagle Ridge Chevrolet Buick GMC, Coquitlam, BC/ 604-507-5542
Kern Chevrolet Oldsmobile, Port Coquitlam, BC (became Port GM)
Metro Ford, Port Coquitlam, BC/ (1965) 877-716-9536
Port GM, Port Coquitlam, BC (formerly Kern Chev Olds)
Wheaton GM, Chilliwack, Coquitlam, Kamloops, Nanaimo, Prince George, Surrey, Victoria, BC
Wheaton Pacific Pontiac Buick GMC, Coquitlam, BC (became Barnes-Wheaton)


BARNES-WHEATON (GM), Coquitlam, BC (formerly Wheaton-Pacific) (formerly Wheaton-Pacific)  (604) 526-4566

Barnes-Wheaton was a GM dealership located at 1090 Lougheed Hwy, Coquitlam formerly known as Wheaton Pacific Pontiac Buick GMC Ltd



formerly known as:

PORT GM, Port Coquitlam, BC


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PORT CHEVROLET OLDMOBILE LTD was located at 1991 Lougheed Highway, Port Coquitlam, BC. The dealership took over the original Kern Chevrolet Oldsmobile location in the 1980s under Mike Wolf's ownership. Port GM was in turn taken over by the Vancouver, BC based Carter family of dealerships in 2002 and renamed Carter Chevrolet Oldsmobile Ltd, and then later Carter Chevrolet- Port Coquitlam Ltd after the death of Oldsmobile. After 5 years in the Port Coquitlam location GM restructuring forced this dealership to close.


COQUITLAM CHRYSLER DODGE JEEP, Coquitlam, BC/ (1974) 800-705-5338

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The new logo below reflects the corporate change of logo from the long standing Pentastar.

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Coquitlam Chrysler Dodge Jeep, is located at 2960 Christmas Way, Coquitlam, British Columbia and was established in 1974.

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The dealership has grown so that by Spring of 2013 they had 354 new 2012s on hand, 13 new 2014s and 10 leftover but still new 2012s. 79 of the new vehicles are cars. One Charger SXT, four Avengers, some Chrysler 200 and 300s but mainly the new Dodge Dart. With 70 Darts on hand it suggests that the old Dart success story may be repeating itself.

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Below is a Stinger Yellow 2012 Dodge Charger SRT Super Bee VIN 2C3CDXGJ3CH201355 sitting up front at Coquitlam Chrysler. This is the modern 4 door version of the old Dodge Charger. The revival of the Super Bee occurred in 2007-9 then returned in 2012 for this model.

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The 1968 Super Bee model had originally been a 'me-too' Dodge version of the immensely popular Plymouth Roadrunner. Dodge Copied the Roadrunner formula to create an affordable package of wild graphics, and performance 383 on an otherwise stripped intermediate 'B body' Coronet. When musclecar sales fell in reverse proportion to rising insurance rates it didn't make sense to continue with multiple models. The Dodge Coronet upon which the Super Bee was based became a 4 door only car. In order to continue on 2 door platform and to consolidate small model runs, the Super Bee name became an option package on the Dodge Charger for 1971.

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The new Dodge Charger once more provided the platform for a Super Bee option. When Super Bee came back for the 2007 model year it was of course previewed in a high impact color called Detonator Yellow. As expected it had black hood and deck-lid face, Super Bee logos on front and rear fenders and reversed color pattern inside with black interior and yellow stitching on the seats, steering wheel and shift knob. The 2007 Super Bee had a 6.1 L Hemi pumping out 425 HP and 420 lb.-ft. of torque, That was 85 HP more than the 5.7 L Hemi of that period. 0-60 MPH arrived in the low 5 second bracket and 60-0 MPH braking took approximately 110 feet. Only 1,000 were built in 2007. Another 1,000 were built in 2008 but in a B5 Blue Pearl Coat. A small run of 425 were built in 2009 in a Hemi Orange Pearl Coat.

When the Super Bee returned for 2012 it reverted to the traditional yellow exterior and black interior with yellow accents. It has the Bee logo in the front seats, too.

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The escalation of power meant the engine had grown to 6.4L (392 c.i.) with 470 HP @ 6000 RPM and 470 ft lbs of torque @ 4300  RPM. This Super Bee has a 5 speed automatic running through a 3.06:1 axle ratio good for 0-60 MPH in 4.4 seconds and a 12.8 @ 112.6 MPH quarter mile. 60-0 is 112 feet. EPA says it somehow manages 14 MPG City and 23 MPG Hwy.

It has P245/45ZR20 tires mounted on 20" x 9" aluminum wheels. A MOTOR TREND test of the 2012 Super Bee noted that the package came standard with steel wheels and 245/40 Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar tires. Aside from adding nicer wheels this Super Bee stays in tune with the change in priority from a limited run high end car in 2007-9 to a bargain muscle car for 2012 in the spirit of the original. By returning to the old Coronet roots with minimalism this means no heated leather seats- just unheated black cloth; marginal navigation gadgets or other modern stuff. Weight is saved and emphasis is placed on sheer muscle.

The Charger Super Bee is a really big car with base curb weight of 4,271 lbs (regular Chargers with the gadgets are 4,365 lbs) and a wheelbase as long as an old Fury at 120.2 inches. Less overhang on either end keeps overall Super Bee length down to 200.3 inches. Width measured without mirrors (they fold in) is 74.2 inches. Front hip room is 56.2 inches.

For 2013 the Super Bee was much the same: a de-contented Charger, but it added Hemi Orange and Plum Crazy to the color choices. 2014 Super Bee continued in the same vein.


EAGLE RIDGE CHEVROLET BUICK GMC, Coquitlam, BC/ (1985) 604-507-5542

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Eagle Ridge Chevrolet Buick GMC is located at 2595 Barnett Highway, Coquitlam, British Columbia. Established in 1985 Eagle Ridge won the GM President's Triple Crown Award for customer satisfaction and sales volume.

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In Spring, 2013 Eagle Ridge had 218 new vehicles, 42 of which were cars. Two of the cars were 2013 Camaros, both convertibles. In the picture below the back end of the dealership can be viewed from the highway. 4 hot new Camaros were lined up in winter 2015.

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KERN CHEVROLET OLDSMOBILE, Port Coquitlam, BC. (became Port GM)

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Kern Chevrolet Oldsmobile was located at 1991 Lougheed Highway, Port Coquitlam, BC. The dealership was taken over by Mike Wolf and renamed Port GM.


METRO FORD, Port Coquitlam, BC/ (1965) 877-716-9536

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Metro Ford is located at 2505 Lougheed Highway, Port Coquitlam, British Columbia. Established in 1965 it is owned by the Magnuson family who still run the operation. The dealership is proud of their ranking as first for Western Canada and second place in all of Canada for customer satisfaction and loyalty. They have the 3rd largest volume of Ford sales in British Columbia and the largest inventory of new cars in BC. They have won the President's Award every year 1997-2011.

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In Spring of 2013 Metro Ford had 269 new vehicles in stock, 48 of which were cars. Four of them were new 2014 Mustang V6 Premiums, one regular V6 and three Mustang GTs. Also on the lot were two new 2014 Mustang GT convertibles and two new 2014 Mustang V6 Premium convertibles.

In Winter, 2015 Metro had 29 new cars in stock, 4 crossovers, 37 SUVs, 79 trucks and vans, 6 hybrids and electric vehicles and 28 commercial trucks. Of the cars, 2 were new 2014 Mustangs and 2 were new 2015 Mustangs (1 EcoBoost and 1 GT).

This Guard Metallic 2015 Mustang I-4 Premium Coupe sports a 50 Years rear gas cap as part of the 50th Anniversary trim package option.

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This 6 speed manual shift sporty Mustang is only a 4 cylinder. The 2.3 L inline 4 cylinder Ecoboost engine has an EPA rating of 27 City MPG and 38 Hwy MPG but pumps out enough power to make this package an upgrade from the base model V6. Running 93 octane gas it produces 310 HP and 320 foot pounds of torque. On 87 octane the HP drops to 275. The 3,500 pound Eco Mustang handles 0-60 in just over 5 seconds and the quarter mile a fraction below 14 seconds.

Just a few short years ago when the V6 broke through the 300 HP barrier that was considered exciting news. Now the V6 is considered the ho-hum way to outfit a Mustang. Testers are impressed with the power and minimal turbo lag in the Eco Boost but not pleased with the drone at cruising speeds. The light engine up front combined with the revised electric steering, double ball joints and I.R.S. makes it a very impressive handling car.

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The Premium coupe includes many options usually associated with the GT such as HID headlights, LED rear lights and fog lamps. A strange part of the package is dual bright exhaust tips on a 4 cylinder inline engine! The single outlet from the single bank of cylinders then branches out to create 2 outlets. This car has daytime running lights, dual heated power rear view mirrors, rear spoiler, AM/FM, MP3, CD, console, floor mats, autodimming mirror, power heated/ cooled leather front seats, synch, leather steering wheel, Sirius 6 month subscription, dual zone A/C, pb ABS 4 wheel disc, traction control, reverse camera, engine block heater, tire pressure monitor, and alarm. The base price for the Premium Eco Boost is $33,499.00.

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This 2015 Mustang Eco Boost VIN 1FA6P8TH6F5307311 was shipped Dec 18, 2014 from Flat Rock by rail. The car carries these options: CD 12 speaker system ($2,000.00), Federal excise tax ($100.00), Eco Boost performance package with 255/40R 19 tires on 19 inch aluminum painted wheels and 3.55:1 limited slip axle ($3,000.00), 50th Anniversary package with floor mats and rear spoiler delete ($1,700.00), Reverse park assist ($350.00), Navigation ($800.00). Add $1,600.00 for destination and delivery and the MSRP becomes $43,049.00.

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Metro Ford also had a variety of used Mustangs on the lot. The Race Red 2014 Mustang GT convertible on the right packs the 5.0 L engine and 6 speed automatic transmission. WIth 11,245 km on it and some desirable options such as reverse sensing, and the GT brake performance package with 19" aluminum wheels and P255/40R19 tires the asking price is $42,354.00.


WHEATON GM, Chilliwack, Coquitlam, Kamloops, Nanaimo, Prince George, Surrey, Victoria, BC

Incredibly, not only does Wheaton GM have all these BC locations it also has Alberta and Saskatchewan locations which can be seen under ALBERTA Dealers and SASKATCHEWAN Dealers in the DEALERSHIP section. Wheaton started at the beginning of the 1960s with one small dealership in Saskatchewan and grew to be the largest GM distributor in Western Canada.

Wheaton also owns Prince George Motors (Ford) as well as some foreign dealerships.



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Wheaton Pacific Pontiac Buick GMC was located in Coquitlam, BC which took over from the original Pacific GMC Ltd. With the death of Pontiac, the dealership name was shortened to Wheaton GM. The dealership was later renamed Barnes-Wheaton.


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