06 Feb 2017

But it’s too big for me!

They say bigger is better but size, in cars, doesn’t matter as much as you think.

Robert Pepper 3 Read More
30 Jan 2017

For Australians the Grand Tourer is Not Dead

The best car for long-distance touring is no longer really a car. BACK IN DECEMBER my colleague Paul Horrell made a cogent case that the GT, or grand tourer sports car, offered no advantage over a normal hatchback. He argued that back in the day there was a significant difference

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2017 Subaru BRZ revealed
30 Jan 2017

Sometimes car companies do go the extra mile…

Late last year, Toyota and Subaru announced a recall on the Toyota 86 and Subaru BRZ over power steering issues.

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2014 Subaru XV 2.0i-S driving in the rain
23 Jan 2017

Driving in the rain… should there be laws around headlights?

It seems that whenever it rains the road becomes something like a version of Mario Brothers… with many drivers refusing to use their headlights.

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23 Jan 2017

Are you a 4WD Narrowthinker?

Our opinions are defined by our experience, and nowhere is that more true than in car ownership.

Robert Pepper 11 Read More
18 Jan 2017

When a woman goes to Summernats…

“Gee, you’re brave …” that’s what the majority of friends, family and colleagues said, when I told them I was going back to Summernats. Alone.

Jane Speechley 4 Read More
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.

Jane Speechley 23 Read More
2017 Nissan GT-R review by Practical Motoring
16 Jan 2017

We’re writing for people like you… just look at our review of the Nissan GT-R

For proof that practicalmotoring.com.au isn’t your usual car review site, look no further than Alex Rae’s review of the Nissan GT-R.

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16 Jan 2017

Merging madness: how Australia’s country overtaking lanes can be fixed

The zone at the end of an overtaking lane is where bad things happen, but there is a solution.

Robert Pepper 11 Read More
Aussie Invader
16 Jan 2017

Rosco McGlashan… a bloke in a shed… who loves speed

Rosco McGlashan holds the Australian land speed record and unofficially* holds the world land speed record … but the Australian Tax Office seems to have crushed his dream of hitting 1600km/h.

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Subaru BRZ as a family car
09 Jan 2017

Does a Subaru BRZ work as a family car?

This week I’ve been swanning about in a refreshed 2017 Subaru BRZ… but I haven’t track tested it, rather I’ve family tested it. Did it pass?

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09 Jan 2017

The case for leaving electronic stability control on for racetracks…

Electronic stability control is a lifesaver on a passenger car, but do we need to leave it on when driving on racetracks?

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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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02 Jan 2017

I experienced a Tesla, a Toyota 86 and a Formula Vee racecar all at Phillip Island

I love the variation in my job, which overlaps seamlessly into my recreation.

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McLaren wins Bathurst 12 hour
26 Dec 2016

Looking ahead at 2017 in motorsport…

This year (2016) is over and done with as far as motorsports is concerned, so our Lewis Isaacs lists his New Year’s motorsport wish list…

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