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17 Jan 2017

What will it take to stop us killing ourselves on the roads?

Another Christmas holiday season, another wave of Australian families impacted by the tragedy of our – increasing – road toll.

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new year car resolution by Jane Speechley
03 Jan 2017

The car lover’s New Year’s Resolutions

Ah, the first days of the New Year. When we all promise ourselves we’ll be thinner, fitter, smarter and richer this year, than we were in the last.

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Photography by Samuel Broomy, @samuelbroombyphotographer on Instagram or www.samuelbroomby.com.
19 Dec 2016

I drove a Tesla … or rather, it drove me (and it can drive you too)

Tesla, just about everyone on the planet has heard of the electric car company and all are in Wizard-of-Oz like awe… Jane Speechely gets her hands on the wheel of a Tesla Model S.

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Hyundai i20 WRC and Jane Speechley
05 Dec 2016

What I learned sliding through gravel at 160km/h [with Video]

Behind the clouds of dust and dirt, what’s really going on inside a world championship rally car during the heat of the race? Jane Speechley was lucky enough to get a glimpse.

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choosing a car
21 Nov 2016

Choosing the right car for you… and why emotions matter

With what seems to be an ever-increasing array of choices in the new car market, how do you actually make a decision? Jane Speechley wants to talk about emotions

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2017 Holden Astra review 76.67%
11 Nov 2016

2017 Holden Astra review

Jane Speechley’s first drive 2017 Holden Astra review with performance, ride and handling, safety, verdict and score.

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road rage
07 Nov 2016

Australia’s most annoying driving habits?

If only everyone else out there could drive as well as – obviously – the readers and writers of Practical Motoring, wonders Jane Speechley.

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Toyota 86
25 Oct 2016

What driving a sports car has taught me

After driving a series of very sensible cars, columnist Jane Speechley shares what she’s learned since stepping behind the wheel of the spirited and nimble Toyota 86.

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Three days after picking her up, and our first road trip together. Big milestone in a new relationship.
10 Oct 2016

The long and winding road to my Toyota 86

Our new columnist, Jane Speechley tells us about her history with cars and why she bought a sports car.

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Team Isuzu D-Max in action
28 Apr 2015

A day with Team Isuzu D-Max

Beyond the ‘wow’ factor, what can the everyday motorist learn from Team Isuzu D-Max. Jane Speechley spent a day with them to find out.

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Isuzu I-Venture club
02 Apr 2015

Isuzu I-Venture Club on Moreton Island

Isuzu launched its I-Venture club for Isuzu 4WD owners and our Jane Speechley headed to Moreton Island to get a taste of what club members can expect.

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