First Edition Volvo XC90 sold out within 47 hours
06 Sep 2014

First Edition Volvo XC90 sold-out in 47 hours

Buyers have snapped up 1927 examples of the First Edition Volvo XC90 in just 47 hours – It was available exclusively online.

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Subaru WRX STI in new Subaru Euope Ad
05 Sep 2014

Subaru WRX STI gets all sideways in European Ad

A bloke’s devotion to making breakfast results in an epic TVC for Subaru Europe showing a Subaru WRX STI sliding its way across picturesque country roads.

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The VACC has slammed a Federal Government proposal to allow online car purchases by Australians
05 Sep 2014

VACC slams proposal to allow overseas online car purchases

VACC has slammed a Government proposal to allow overseas online car purchases, a move that would see the deregulation of the Australian car market.

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05 Sep 2014

Got $600k? You could own a Jaguar Mark 2 by Callum

The company responsible for the build of Jaguar design boss, Ian Callum’s personal Jaguar Mark 2, Classic Motor Cars, has announced a limited run of the car, priced from $611,000.

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Mazda reveals new MX-5
04 Sep 2014

Mazda reveals new MX-5

Mazda has revealed the new MX-5 promising improved ride and handling and suggesting it marks a return to the original aims of the first-generation MX-5.

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Hyundai reveals i20 coupe sketch
04 Sep 2014

Hyundai reveals i20 Coupe

Hyundai has revealed a design sketch of its new-generation i20 Coupe to sit alongside the recently revealed five-door i20.

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Hyundai has launched the new i20 five-door and revealed plans to produce a three-door i20 Coupe, but don't expect either in Australia before 2016.
04 Sep 2014

New Hyundai i20 won’t make it to Oz before 2016

Hyundai has launched the new i20 five-door and revealed plans to produce a three-door i20 Coupe, but don’t expect either in Australia before 2016.

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Toyota Corolla ZR Levin
04 Sep 2014

Australian new car sales fell in August

Australian new car sales fell in August 2014 by 5402 sales, compared with August 2013, with 88,157 new passenger cars, SUVs and commercial vehicles sold.

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08 Nov 2013

Lexus IS First Drive

The new Lexus IS, old engines apart, is a clear improvement over the old model and there is no doubt it will attract a younger demographic to the brand. But it still just fails to stir the soul the way some of its competitors do. Maybe the new engines, when they finally arrive, will fix that.

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29 Oct 2013

Keep left unless overtaking

Ever sat behind someone in the overtaking lane when they’re travelling at well under the speed limit? Well, Tony Bosworth reckons enough is enough. Australian drivers, he says, are rude and potential accident waiting to happen, so, move to the left and let the rest of us do the speed limit.

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19 Oct 2013

Nissan Pulsar First Drive

Hands up if you remember the Nissan Pulsar? Born in 1978 and sold all around the world (various generations were even built in Australia) until it disappeared in 2007, replaced by the Nissan Tiida, the Nissan Pulsar became an icon. And now it’s back. And at exactly the same price it listed for back in 1996 – $19,990 (+ORC). Clever.

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A price cut has made the Fiat 500 a real player in the city car segment.
18 Oct 2013

Fiat 500 First Drive

The Fiat 500 has never really been a serious choice for Australian motorists, but with a price cut and cute looks that might be about to change. It also makes a strong case for itself against the other “retro” contenders such as the VW Beetle and Mini, which are bought more for image than any compelling practical reasons.

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18 Oct 2013

MINI Cooper S Paceman First Drive

Despite the high ride height, the Mini Paceman lacks AWD. And while the extra length pays dividends in rear seat space, there’s still only room for two back there and intending occupants have to find their way in and out using the front doors. That said, the Paceman looks hot. And perhaps that’s the only justification it needs.

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17 Oct 2013

Fiat Punto Pop Manual First Drive

At $16,000 driveway for the base model, the Fiat Punto is well worth a look on price and equipment alone. It’s a decent-looking car and the fit and finish is impressive, as are the standard five doors, nice manual gearbox and roomy, airy interior.

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17 Oct 2013

Holden’s future hangs in the balance

The future of Holden hangs in the balance. According to some pundits, the recent job and production cuts mark the beginning of the end for the iconic Australian manufacturer. On the other hand, it isn’t the first time forecasters have predicted oblivion for the company.

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road rage
17 Oct 2013

Give me a wave, not the finger

When I let someone in – usually some muppet who comes up fast in the left lane which merges into my lane – it would be nice if he or she could just give me a wave of thanks.

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16 Oct 2013

How my Citroen ZX became a foot spa…

I was at in the casino at Monte Carlo playing vingt et un with Jeremy Clarkson, back when we were both young motoring journos with our future in front of us. I’d spent the last half-hour whingeing about my unreliable Citroen ZX – it was giving me all sorts of grief.

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The Subaru Forester XT has lost its trademark bonnet scoop and gained a whole lot of refinement
16 Oct 2013

Subaru Forester XT First Drive

With the exception of the rear-drive BR-Z, Subaru has made a name for itself as an all-wheel drive SUV specialist. And this fourth-generation Subaru Forester XT builds on the success of its predecessor by being bigger and roomier, better on fuel and with a much more premium look.

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