14 Nov 2019

What’s the best piece of car advice you’ve ever been given?

It was Oscar Wilde who wrote, “I always pass on good advice. It is the only thing to do with it. It is never of any use to oneself.”

Jane Speechley 16 Read More
06 Nov 2019

The more you say it’s true, the less we believe you

When it comes to naming a new car, just because you call a car something, doesn’t necessarily make it so…

Robert Pepper 7 Read More
Does an adaptive gearbox really learn how you drive
30 Oct 2019

Does an adaptive gearbox really learn how you drive?

Thanks to car marketing hype plenty of people believe an adaptive gearbox can learn the way you drive, and it does but it’s not quite as cut and dried as all that.

Robert Pepper 1 Read More
in-car etiquette
28 Oct 2019

Nine simple car etiquette rules

Most of us understand the importance of good manners in everyday life – not least of all because we’ve had them drummed into us from a young age…

Jane Speechley 9 Read More
overtaking on highway
23 Oct 2019

The Australian Overtake… and why we shouldn’t be proud of it

There’s an overtaking manoeuvre unique to Australia, and it’s nothing to be proud of.

Robert Pepper 93 Read More
2018 Ford Ranger Raptor
13 Feb 2018

Ford Ranger Raptor – Is it the answer to a question no-one asked?

The Ford Ranger Raptor is a new type of vehicle, but maybe there’s a reason this is an unexplored niche. 

Robert Pepper 8 Read More
2018 Ford Ranger Raptor
09 Feb 2018

Why you’re all wrong about the new Ford Ranger Raptor

Early yesterday morning my phone rang, and the voice on the other end wasn’t happy about the new Ford Ranger Raptor… Here’s why my friend and you lot are wrong about it.

Robert Pepper 74 Read More
Keep left unless overtaking
26 Dec 2017

Overtaking lanes… and why they’re dangerous?

Just the other day I was overtaken right at the end of an overtaking lane… it was dangerous. I got angry. But I was in the wrong.

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Audi naming structure creates confusion
25 Aug 2017

Audi causes confusion over naming system… for me

Earlier this week it was revealed Audi would name its model variants based on their output, but what they’ve come up with makes no sense at all.

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Why premium fuel is a waste of money for most cars
23 Jun 2017

Why claims of fuel economy improvements are a load of old cobblers…

Car makers claim they’re making big improvements to fuel economy and emissions, but it’s all a load of old cobblers, says Paul Horrell.

Paul Horrell 18 Read More
20 Jun 2017

How to get a sports car out of the mud

An unexpected encounter with some soggy earth during a recent road trip was a reminder to always be prepared, but also, to make the best of what you’ve got…

Jane Speechley 4 Read More
in-car etiquette
30 May 2017

A simple guide to in-car etiquette – Part Two

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about good in-car etiquette for passengers – not messing with the controls, taking your rubbish with you when you go, and so forth.

Jane Speechley 9 Read More
school zone
26 May 2017

‘You just got passed by a girl’… no, I didn’t…

Having kids has changed a lot of things for me, not the least is my stress level and patience for those who clearly don’t have children, like the lady who overtook me this morning…

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24 May 2017

Driver training, noughts and crosses, and chess

How do you improve a skill that’s impossible to perfect, or why driver training is more like chess than noughts and crosses.

Robert Pepper 4 Read More
Audi R8 V10
12 May 2017

Performance cars are pointless… in this country?

…That’s a statement that would have been sacrilegious to my younger self, but the world and I have changed, so, is there really any point to performance cars?

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