22 May 2016

Cars and Coffee crashes: how to avoid looking like a complete idiot in your rear-drive sportscar

Modern rear-drive sportscars are generally docile, but if provoked they will bite, as these videos of Cars and Coffee crashes demonstrate…

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10 May 2016

The Festival of 86, 2016

The Toyota 86 is about passion, fun and excitement. That’s why the Festival of 86 exists, we went along and had a look around.

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09 May 2016

A conversation with Tetsuya Tada, chief designer of the Toyota 86

Tetsuya Tada is the man in charge of the Toyota 86, which means he’s got a job much bigger than just merely designing a car.

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08 May 2016

What’s it like to drive the Toyota 86 racing car?

The Toyota 86 is a proper motorsports car, but that’s not the same as a racecar…until now. We drive the new 86 racing car ahead of its 86 race series debut.

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30 Apr 2016

Why would you buy a 2002 Mercedes-Benz SLK 32 AMG instead of a brand new car?

For about the same amount of money as a new Mazda MX-5 you could buy a 2002 Mercedes-Benz SLK 32 AMG… so, what’s it like to drive a 14-year old AMG roadster?

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27 Apr 2016

Toyo Proxes R1R road and track test – wrap up

We’ve been running a set of Toyo Proxes R1R for nine months and eight track events. Here’s the final verdict.

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Nissan patrol history
23 Apr 2016

History of the Nissan Patrol – From the 4W60 to Y62

The Nissan Patrol is a firm favourite on Australian tracks, but Nissan has announced the Y61 Patrol is now in runout… here’s our walk down memory lane.

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21 Apr 2016

What I learned from chasing a V8 Supercar driver

We get a lesson in how to drive properly fast by following ace V8 Supercar driver, Steve Johnson, around Phillip Island.

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13 Apr 2016

Audi leads the way in driver training, and why we need to change our driving curriculum

Humans have no idea how to assess risk, and that’s why most driver training isn’t effective. PEOPLE ARE more worried about being attacked by a shark, mugged in an alley or bitten by a snake than crossing the road. But statistically, you’re far, far more likely to die on the

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05 Apr 2016

Wild Buggy offers self-drive offroad fun, and for kids too!

Now you can drive a Tomcar buggy offroad! I can’t think of a better intro than the title picture, so just look at it. If you’re not thinking you’d like to have a go yourself, then stop reading now and go surf for knitting forums. This is Wild Buggy, the

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31 Mar 2016

Is a softroader any good offroad?

Robert Pepper wonders if people buying soft-roaders know how capable they are, or if they’ll ever bother to learn how to drive them properly.

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20 Mar 2016

How to get a good deal from your 4WD accessory supplier

Everybody wants top service and mates rates, right? It’s a two way street, as Scott May from Everything 4WD explains: “We get a lot of people coming into the store looking for the next bit of kit for their car and we are more than happy to assist with any

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04 Mar 2016

Are you a road-going fatberg? Or how to drive with consideration for others

The world would be a better place without the road-goingfatberg. Here’s how to drive with consideration for others.

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May car sales fall in Australia
26 Feb 2016

Will we keep on buying new cars?

Back in 2007 the Australian new cars industry passed the magic one million sales, and in 2015 another record was set. But is that growth, or keeping pace?

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19 Feb 2016

Should you care about the changes to the personal car import laws?

Changes to car import laws will come into play in 2018 , but despite the automotive industry’s hue and cry most car buyers won’t care.

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