Why can't drivers and bike riders get along on our roads
24 Jan 2014

Cars and bicycles, why can’t we get along?

Cyclist deaths and injuries continue to increase on Australian roads, unlike the rest of the world where they are reducing. What are we doing wrong?

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Speeding fines no deterrant
21 Jan 2014

Fines don’t change driver behaviour

Deterrents simply aren’t deterring drivers from irresponsible behaviour. And the number of unpaid fines just keeps mounting up, says Paul Murrell.

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Hybrid sales flopped in 2013
21 Jan 2014

Hybrid sales flopped in 2013

Hybrids and alternative fuel vehicles posted dismal sales results in 2013, proving once again that they won’t succeed without some form of support.

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17 Jan 2014

2014 Fiat Panda review

The Fiat Panda isn’t a bad little thing, but it’s not as practical as Fiat would like to think it is. Indeed, if you’ve got kids and they’re still in child seats then forget about it.

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The new Alfa Romeo MiTo Series 2 is the cheapest new Alfa you can buy.
14 Jan 2014

Alfa Romeo MiTo Series 2 First Drive Car Review

Some people will never accept an Alfa Romeo with front wheel drive, but for many, the MiTo will be their first introduction to the brand. Paul Murrell assesses how successful the refreshed MiTo will be.

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The Peugeot 208 GTi is a real joy to drive
09 Jan 2014

Peugeot 208 GTi Vs Kia Cerato Koup

The Peugeot 208 GTi and the Kia Cerato Koup might not line up against each other in a showroom showdown, but they should. Even a quick glance at the specs is enough to tell you there’s little separating these two hotties.

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The BMW 320i M Sport is an absolute ripper of a car
08 Jan 2014

BMW 320i First Drive Car Review

BMW say it builds the ultimate driving machine. Tony Bosworth reckons it might well have hit the nail on the head with the 320i (M Sport Package).

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The Abarth 695 Edizione Maserati is a little pricey at $60k but it's a whole lot of fun to drive
02 Jan 2014

Abarth 695 Edizione Maserati First Drive Car Review

There’s only 40 of these Abarth 695 Edizione Maseratis available for Australia and that’s a shame because this is one of the stand-out hotties of the last few years.

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Mercedes-Benz in America is facing a massive potential recall over tail-light faults in the new C-Class
31 Dec 2013

Mercedes-Benz C-Class Tail-Light Issues

Reports are coming through from the US that safety regulators have widened their investigation into tail-light failures on Mercedes-Benz C-Class vehicles.

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If you squint you might see hints of the Hyundai Veloster in the look of the ix35
24 Dec 2013

Hyundai ix35 First Drive Car Review

The Hyundai ix35 has always been great value, and most buyers were willing to overlook its shortcomings. With the Series II Hyundai has addressed these and made it an even better buy for families.

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New campaign launched to warn against driving the morning after drinking
22 Dec 2013

Drink Driving: The Morning After

A new advertising campaign has launched online to warn about the dangers of driving the morning after drinking using a drunken presenter.

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Holden Print commercial from the 1970s
22 Dec 2013

Football, Meat Pies and Holden…

Football, meat pies, kangaroos and Holden cars… about as dinky di as the Holden Malibu. Can we please put this myth to bed, asks Paul Murrell.

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The Nissan Altima is one of nine cars to have received a five-star ANCAP crash safety rating.
20 Dec 2013

Nine new five-star cars: ANCAP

ANCAP has awarded five-star crash safety ratings to Nissan Altima and Pulsar hatch, Ford EcoSport, Isuzu D-Max, MU-X, Fiat Panda, Toyota HiLux, Suzuki S-Cross, and M-B CLA.

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Suzuki announces drive-away pricing for the launch of the S-Cross
19 Dec 2013

Suzuki S-Cross Pricing

Suzuki has announced drive-away pricing as an introductory offer for the new S-Cross for the month of January 2014.

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The Hyundai i30 is no Ferrari but it rides and handles beautifully.
19 Dec 2013

The Hyundai i30’s no Ferrari, but…

Tony Bosworth: Last Sunday I went for a quick drive in a bright red Hyundai i30, along the winding, climbing, swooping, Putty Road over the NSW Blue Mountains and back.

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