13 Aug 2015

Buy this pristine 1991 Toyota MR2 and help a charity

Owned by an enthusiast for 23 years, this 1991 Toyota MR2 is going to a new home with all the proceeds going to charity.

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Santa Cruz Crossover Truck Concept
13 Aug 2015

Hyundai Santa Cruz production decision expected in November?

After the positive response it received to its Santa Cruz concept, Hyundai is expected to confirm production of its first ute in November.

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13 Aug 2015

Happy Birthday! Ford Bronco turns 50

The iconic Ford Bronco celebrated its 50th anniversary this week – “a rough, tough, go anywhere sports car”. Yep, Ford called it a sports car.

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06 Aug 2015

Which to choose – Toyota 86 vs Lexus RC350

Both coupes, both “Toyotas”, both rear-drive.  Which one when? The Toyota 86 and its twin, the Subaru BRZ exploded onto the sportscar scene just three years ago.   Rear-drive in a world of front-drivers, sharp handling that matches anything up to triple its price, bucking the fast-car trend with a tune

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06 Aug 2015

Lexus RC350 vs Lexus RC F

Which Lexus racing coupe is right for you, RC F or RC350? On the left we have the $133k (+ORC) V8, and on the right the $74k RC350 F Sport.  Which to choose?  The 351kW V8 RC F has a torque-vectoring rear differential, various stability control modes and a variety

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31 Jul 2015

Subaru Forester vs Mitsubishi Outlander – which should outdoorsy people choose?

On the left we have the definitive softroader, and on the right we have the car nobody considers.  You’re looking for a vehicle to support your outdoors life.  Maybe you’re a hiker, photographer, camper or rogainer.  You don’t want a full-on 4WD, you’re not much into cars but you do

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Tony Bosworth on the launch of the Fiat 131
23 Jul 2015

A motoring writer’s life: Fiat 131 Mirafiori launch

Tony Bosworth writes about the launch of the Fiat 131 Mirafiori and how two journos mistook a … ah, no, better not spoil it.

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19 Jul 2015

This Lego Toyota LandCruiser 40 Series is so cool

Lego Toyota LandCruiser 40 Series is super realistic and you can help it get into shops in time for Christmas.

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17 Jul 2015

It was not an accident, it was a crash – unintentional is not the same as unavoidable.

Two things collide on the road.  But that was an accident, right? Nope.  It was a collision.  Or a crash.  Or an incident.  As we recently argued in an article on driver training, use of the term “accident” implies something happened that nobody could have prevented, like the sun rising

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17 Jul 2015

Which to choose: Subaru Outback or Subaru Forester?

The Subaru Forester and Outback are two of the most well-regarded softroaders on the market.  How do you choose? Let’s start with what’s the same about the two.  Both have have “Subaru” written on them, so resale is going to be as good as it gets.  Both have Subaru’s excellent all wheel

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12 Jul 2015

Peak Power is here, or why more power is sometimes just a waste of power

You flick to the end of the review to check out the power figures of the supercar you’re ogling, now back in the real world…

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08 Jul 2015

Aussie Grit: review of Mark Webber’s autobiography

There’s something for everyone in the story of Mark Webber’s life to date. As a long-term F1 fan I discovered several new and interesting insights into the sport within just the first few pages, and there was much more to come throughout the book.  Others may just enjoy learning about

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Cars and Coffee
06 Jul 2015

Cars and Coffee – A motoring movement

The Cars and Coffee movement is taking off around the world and here in Australia it’s alive and very strong. Here’s our lowdown on what it’s all about.

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25 Jun 2015

The difference 2km/h makes

There’s not much difference between on the limit and over it, as Swedish motoring publication Teknikens Värld demonstrated with this 2015 Nissan Pulsar.

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23 Jun 2015

When 147kW loses to 135kW. Toyota 86 vs BMW 220i

How come a light, powerful car is no faster than a heavier, weaker competitor? The Toyota 86 automatic weights 1278kg and has a motor good for 147kW.  It does the 0-100 sprint in 7.6 seconds, which is the same time as the BMW 220i convertible (review here).  But the BMW

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