25 Jun 2015

New Alfa Romeo Giulia sports sedan headed for Australia: UPDATED

A new top-end sports sedan is coming our way, the Alfa Romeo Giulia. The Giula is a four-door, four-seater sports sedan and Alfa Romeo are pretty excited. As indeed are we.  Details are a bit sparse, but we do know it’ll have a 380kW, six-cylinder turbo motor, petrol of course

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Max-Cosi A2 child seat recalled
25 Jun 2015

Maxi-Cosi A2 Euro Convertible car seat recalled

Dorel Australia, the owner of Max-Cosi, has announced an immediate recall of its Maxi-Cosi A2 Euro Convertible car seat.

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Bike Sense allows cars and bike riders to get along
25 Jun 2015

Cycling-related road rules under the spotlight

VicRoads has just released a report reviewing cycling-related road rules and there’s been some gross misreporting in the daily newspapers. Let’s set the record straight.

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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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24 Jun 2015

The car feature you never use, but should

Very few people use voice recognition in their cars, but maybe they could save time, and improve safety. In fact, some people don’t even realise their car can do voice recognition.  If there’s a little button like the one in the title image, usually on the steering wheel, then your

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24 Jun 2015

Telsa Model S cars have driven over 1.6 billion kilometers

Tesla’s Model S electric sedan notches up over one billion miles. Electric-vehicle pioneer Telsa say their Model S (pictured) has covered over 1.6 billion kilometers, and of course that has to be expressed in equivalent terms of trips to the moon – 27, to be exact. Whether you like it

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Lexus' new RC F GT Concept will compete at the Pikes Peak Hill Climb
23 Jun 2015

Lexus RC F GT Concept to take on Pikes Peak

The all-new Lexus RC F GT Concept will compete at this weekend’s Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in the Time Attack category.

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2,000,000th Land Rover revealed
23 Jun 2015

2,000,000th Land Rover to sell at auction

The 2,000,000th Land Rover, called ‘Defender 2,000,000’, has been built with a host of special features and will go up for auction in December with Bonhams.

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car buying advice - reader question - which small car
23 Jun 2015

Car buying advice – Reader: which small car should I buy?

One of our readers asked for car buying advice… He was after something with room for three costing less than $40k.

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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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