GM hopes Transformers 4 will boost sales in China
29 Jun 2014

Transformers to transform GM sales in China

General Motors and Guangzhou Automobile Group are hoping the Transformers: Age of Extinction will boost sales in China.

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Truck drivers deserve more respect
06 Jun 2014

Truck drivers deserve more respect

Our ex-Holden worker, now occasional blogger and truck driver, James Middleton, on why truck drivers deserve more respect from car drivers.

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The Mazda6 looks good and is good to drive
13 Mar 2014

Mazda6 Review

When Mazda gets things right, it really hits the nail on the head. The Mazda3 dominates its category; the Mazda2 is right up there with the leaders in the tiddler class and the Mazda6 keeps the flag waving in the highly competitive mid-size category.

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Practical Motoring's first drive car review of the Kia Soul
16 Feb 2014

2014 Kia Soul Review

The new Kia Soul shows how fast Kia is developing as a brand. The quality, fit and finish are top notch, it rides very well indeed and the boxy shape makes it ideal for young families, empty nesters, small business owners, almost everyone.

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Toyota Camry now standard with reversing camera
11 Feb 2014

Toyota to end manufacturing in 2017

Toyota pulls the plug and declares the end of automobile manufacturing in Australia and something like 44,000 jobs.

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The BMW 116i is a quality package but it's priced a little high
09 Feb 2014

BMW 116i Review

The BMW 116i may be an entry-level model as far as BMW is concerned but it doesn’t have an entry-level price. Tony Bosworth asks if the five-door hatchback represents good value for money, and does it really deliver the goods?

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The Tesla Model s will arrive in Australia later this year
07 Feb 2014

Electric Dreams

Tony Bosworth has a dream… an electric Tesla S dream. But he wonders why, when electric  cars make so much sense do Australians continue to buy gas guzzlers. THIS IS MY AVERAGE DAY… I get up, have breakfast, do all the usual stuff, and then go down to my garage.

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The new Peugeot 2008 stands out from the compact-SUV crowd
28 Jan 2014

Peugeot 2008 review

The compact-SUV segment is becoming very crowded, and it just got even squashier with the arrival of the new Peugeot 2008. Paul Murrell takes it for a drive to work out if beauty is only skin deep.

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Fashions change so be careful when choosing the colour of your new car
26 Jan 2014

Australians choose dull car colours

Australian car buyers are among the most conservative when it comes to choosing a colour. Sampling more than 9000 new car purchases in 2013, an online car buying service found that 21% of new cars sold were white.

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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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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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Recent revisions have given the Chrysler 300C some much needed sophistication
17 Dec 2013

Chrysler 300C Luxury First Drive Car Review

The brutish looking Chrysler’s 300C has had its rough edges knocked off in its recent revision, but has lost none of its street appeal. A shed load of kit and tweaks to the ride and handling mean the American lump gives the locals a run for their money.

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The new Proton Preve is priced right and looks good but is a disappointment to drive.
11 Dec 2013

Proton Preve First Drive Review

Proton’s target of becoming a “globally recognised player” in the automotive world is ambitious and the Prevé probably isn’t the car to get them there. But it may be a good start.

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The new Mustang looks stunning
10 Dec 2013

Ford Mustang launched in Australia

Ford is hoping to take our minds off the impending demise of local Falcon production by introducing the new Ford Mustang, the first factory right-hand drive model ever.

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We've had our black Hyundai i30 SR for two weeks and have already driven 1700km
09 Dec 2013

Week 2: Hyundai i30 SR Long-Term Test

Our long-term Hyundai i30 SR is racking up the kilometres fast. Tony Bosworth, who takes us on a tour of the buying experience and life so far with Hyundai’s sporty i30.

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