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  • Some handy tips for off-road driving

    Some handy tips for off-road driving

    Lots of people own four-wheel-drives and according to the marketers all of them have the dream of one day doing the fabled outback trip. These may be city folk but […]

     
  • Upgrading standard-equipment audio

    Upgrading standard-equipment audio

    If you’ve ever thought about it, and lots of people haven’t, you’ve probably concluded that the audio in your car is pretty lousy. And if you’ve ever been in a […]

     
  • Some disasters of Australian car manufacturing

    Some disasters of Australian car manufacturing

    Here’s an exercise for the Australia Day weekend: If you were asked to develop the ideal car for this country which way would you go? Would it be a big, […]

     
  • How to pick a Lamborghini owner

    How to pick a Lamborghini owner

    It’s an unfortunate truth that there are more Lamborghini key rings than there are Lamborghinis, and if the guy flashing the tag with the charging bull seems to be spouting […]

     
  • The truth about car collecting

    The truth about car collecting

    Making money on cars is one of those things that only ever happens to other people, but tipping money into something that makes you feel good, everyone does that. So […]

     
  • Kia Cerato

    Kia Cerato

    Carbon fibre is strong stuff and very lightweight, a natural for car building. But being extremely expensive it only turns up in money-is-no-object sports cars like Ferraris and McLarens. It’s […]

     
  • Nissan Patrol TI

    Nissan Patrol TI

    In theory automotive product planning is straightforward; the local guys tell the overseas factory what they want and the factory makes it. Having worked for several car companies my experience […]

     
  • Volvo V40 T4 Luxury

    Volvo V40 T4 Luxury

    There’s something you should bear in mind about Volvo’s V40. While this is arguably the safest car in the world, especially for pedestrians, there’s much more to it than that. […]

     
  • Audi S6

    Audi S6

    Electronic manual gearboxes are becoming common and with emission laws tightening they’ll get more so. Volkswagen’s DSG, which is also used in Audis and Skodas, is one of the best, […]

     
  • Nissan Pulsar STL sedan

    Nissan Pulsar STL sedan

    Nissan Pulsars first hit the market in the late 1970s (they were Datsuns back then) and have always presented robust value. My fave was the N14 between 1990 and 1995, […]