30 Nov 2020

Automotive aerodynamics explained

Car makers spend a fortune on making their cars slipperier, whether it’s to make them more fuel efficient or faster, or both… here’s how to be an instant expert on automotive aerodynamics.

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Pre-production land Rover begins restoration
04 Nov 2020

Things to look at when buying a used classic/enthusiast car

If you’re thinking of buying a classic car you’ll soon discover a muddy world full of option codes and intricacies.

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26 Oct 2020

Testing Bluesteele’s 1000Nm Toyota LandCruiser 70 Series

Bluesteele’s 70 Series isn’t any ordinary LandCruiser wagon, it packs over 1000Nm underneath the bonnet and houses one of the best aftermarket clutch kits available for heavy-duty on and off-road performance. Produced with Bluesteele Clutch Hugely popular and a survivor against contemporary counterparts, Toyota’s LandCruiser 70 Series is a classic

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16 Oct 2020

Slot car sets you can drive to survive lockdown with

Not everyone is out of the woods yet, with many in Australia still in lockdown at home. Here are some of the best slot car sets you can get to survive isolation. The simple slot car set has been with us for years, and anyone old enough to remember the

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22 Sep 2020

Five best trick dual-cab utes for fifty-odd grand

The car market isn’t exactly brimming with action so it’s a top time to buy a ute. There are plenty of different utes on the market but here we’re looking at the top deals for tricked-up dual-cab utes on the market for between $50-60K. This eliminates pure work dogs like

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14 Sep 2020

Is it illegal to mount a phone (or smartwatch) on the windscreen?

Can you mount and charge your phone on the windscreen in a car to make calls and use navigation? How about using a smartwatch? A recent incident involving a motorist in Victoria has sparked the question if it is actually illegal to charge and/or mount a mobile phone on a

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14 Sep 2020

How much can I tow with the 2021 Mazda BT-50 4×4?

How much can you safely tow and carry with the new 2021 Mazda BT-50 dual-cab 4×4? Question: I read the How much can the Isuzu D-Max tow? article and want to know how that compares to the new Mazda BT-50, which is based on the same Isuzu model. For those

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08 Sep 2020

Help me: Kia Seltos, Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross or MG/Haval?

Question: I’m looking at a medium suv with all the bells & whistles in safety, like all the sensors. I have been looking at the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Exceed and Kia Seltos Sports Plus among others & I don’t know which to buy. Thought I might look at the Haval

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07 Sep 2020

How much can I tow and carry with the 2020 Isuzu D-Max X-Terrain?

How much can you safely tow and carry with the new Isuzu D-Max X-Terrain dual-cab 4×4? Question: I am thinking of buying the new Isuzu D-Max X-Terrain and use it to drive around with my partner and tow an approximately 2000kg caravan. There will be about 500kg of extra equipment

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04 Sep 2020

Car safety technology problems

How do we safely introduce a barrage of safety technology from many different suppliers into cars that can travel at 110km/h? It’s terrific that we have high automotive safety standards in Australia and features such as ABS and electronic stability control are mandatory in vehicles that are being sold to

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21 Aug 2020

What is Lexus Encore Platinum?

We walk through the introduction of Lexus Encore and Lexus Encore Platinum, the brand’s newest personalised service for customers. Included as standard on Lexus LX, LC and LS models, as well as the high-performance RCF coupe and GSF sedan, this modern-day customer-care package may not go to the extremes of

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14 Aug 2020

Quick tips to be a better car lover

Cars. Big hunks of metal built to last hundreds of kays, right? Only if you look after them, which can be easier said than done for some. Here are five quick tips to be a better car lover. Don’t drive over potholes, corrugations and bumps Sure, you might live on

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10 Aug 2020

Driving tips for country and rural roads

Anyone with a licence should know how to drive already, but the conditions and scenarios that happen on the country and rural roads can be a lot different from city corners. Coming out of lockdown but potentially still restricted in just how far we can travel (if borders remain closed,

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09 Jun 2020

Getting a car loan – where should you go?

When financing your car, should you trust your lender or go for the broker? There are a lot of options out there – going straight to our bank for a personal loan, a car loan lender, or opting for dealer finance. But what’s the best option that’ll save you money?

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28 Apr 2020

Rear drive, manual transmission cars on sale in Australia

Five years ago we thought this list would shrink rapidly, but the number of rear-wheel drive sports cars with manual transmissions available in Australia remains healthy. IN ABOUT the mid-2010s, when manufacturers started culling manual ‘boxes from mainstream model lineups, motoring media were unsure that manual sports cars would last

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