The Jeep Grand Cherokee offers plenty of room for a family and go-anywhere ability
24 Jan 2014

Week 1 – Jeep Grand Cherokee Long-Term Test

A Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland has joined the Practical Motoring garage and it’s already notched up more than 1200km. Priced from $71,000 and loaded with creature comforts Isaac Bober wants to know how well it fits the average family. Well, his family, at least.

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Mazda introduces capped price servicing to coincide with release of new Mazda3
24 Jan 2014

Mazda rolls out capped price servicing

Mazda has finally succumbed to the push for capped priced servicing and reconsiders its mandatory six-month service demands. The company hasn’t made it clear how this impacts existing owners.

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Why can't drivers and bike riders get along on our roads
24 Jan 2014

Cars and bicycles, why can’t we get along?

Cyclist deaths and injuries continue to increase on Australian roads, unlike the rest of the world where they are reducing. What are we doing wrong?

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Speeding fines no deterrant
21 Jan 2014

Fines don’t change driver behaviour

Deterrents simply aren’t deterring drivers from irresponsible behaviour. And the number of unpaid fines just keeps mounting up, says Paul Murrell.

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Hybrid sales flopped in 2013
21 Jan 2014

Hybrid sales flopped in 2013

Hybrids and alternative fuel vehicles posted dismal sales results in 2013, proving once again that they won’t succeed without some form of support.

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The Peugeot 208 GTi is a real joy to drive
09 Jan 2014

Peugeot 208 GTi Vs Kia Cerato Koup

The Peugeot 208 GTi and the Kia Cerato Koup might not line up against each other in a showroom showdown, but they should. Even a quick glance at the specs is enough to tell you there’s little separating these two hotties.

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We're racking up the kays in our long-term Hyundai i30 SR
07 Jan 2014

Week 4 – Hyundai i30 SR Long-Term Test

This week we look at the practicality of our Hyundai i30 SR, and also wonder why its headlights don’t see far enough ahead… Tony Bosworth reports.

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Mercedes-Benz in America is facing a massive potential recall over tail-light faults in the new C-Class
31 Dec 2013

Mercedes-Benz C-Class Tail-Light Issues

Reports are coming through from the US that safety regulators have widened their investigation into tail-light failures on Mercedes-Benz C-Class vehicles.

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New campaign launched to warn against driving the morning after drinking
22 Dec 2013

Drink Driving: The Morning After

A new advertising campaign has launched online to warn about the dangers of driving the morning after drinking using a drunken presenter.

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Holden Print commercial from the 1970s
22 Dec 2013

Football, Meat Pies and Holden…

Football, meat pies, kangaroos and Holden cars… about as dinky di as the Holden Malibu. Can we please put this myth to bed, asks Paul Murrell.

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