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  • Honda CRV

    Honda CRV

    There’s a pregnancy in our house which means that inordinate interest is being shown in yummy mummy cars. And as far as these go Honda’s CRV pretty much wrote the […]

     
  • Subaru Liberty X

    Subaru Liberty X

    There may be logic behind Subaru’s Liberty X. Even so it may just go down as one of those things that seemed like a good idea at the time. The […]

     
  • Subaru Forester

    Subaru Forester

    My friend Don produces a car club magazine and he can’t spell to save himself. He always mixes the double and single-r in Ferrari and cannot accept that there are […]

     
  • Chrysler 300

    Chrysler 300

    How can you tell you’re in an American car? The experienced can pick the vital clues. If it has a foot-operated park brake there’s a high probability it was either […]

     
  • Hyundai Veloster Turbo

    Hyundai Veloster Turbo

    Your kind indulgence please, I wish to rail against car designers. Specifically those who design doors. They’ve been doing this for a century and yet every time you get out […]

     
  • Heat

    Heat

    The appearance of amplifiers hasn’t changed much over the years, which is why a warranty return made to hi fi salesman Geoff Barrett was so arresting. “It looked like something […]

     
  • Copping FLAC

    Copping FLAC

    Music stored on computers, smart phones and digital portables has always copped a bad rap from audiophiles and the simple reason for that is that it sounds crook. That’s because […]

     
  • Opel Astra Select Diesel

    Opel Astra Select Diesel

    Fair dinkum, some car companies are so silly you just want to bite them. Look at Nissan. Back in 2007 it dropped the Pulsar badge, the most successful one it […]

     
  • The highly precise art of ro-ro boating

    The highly precise art of ro-ro boating

    In a park with a view down to the White Bay docks in Sydney I once sat fascinated as a couple of crews unloaded a car freighter. It was a […]

     
  • Ski racks

    Ski racks

    The motor industry is full of good stories and although many of them grow in the telling most are least based on truth – you couldn’t make this stuff up. […]