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Editorial: Would you buy a $5000 new car?

Apr 22, 2017

Australia is an advanced western nation, with high expectations of what a modern new car is. Even the most basic cars in Australia are available with six airbags, stability control, at least a four-star ANCAP...

2017 Nissan Datsun Nationals – highlights (mega gallery)

Apr 19, 2017

Classics cars are getting rarer and rarer, but it seems there is still plenty of enthusiasm around to support them. As highlighted by 2017 Nissan Datsun Nationals, which took place around Sydney over the weekend....

Editorial: Can the manual transmission be saved?

Apr 17, 2017

To the most unwavering of automotive purists, the clean-revving aural symphony of a atmospherically-fed engine and the level of involvement required for a H-pattern manual gearbox is the only way to enjoy a car. And...

Editorial: How to Resurrect the Australian Car

Apr 12, 2017

Once Holden and Toyota shutter their Australian production facilities this coming August and October, the Australian-built motorcar is dead, taking with it tens of thousands of jobs in the component sector. Australia will be the...

Top 10 best performance cars coming to Australia in 2017-2018

Apr 07, 2017

Performance car enthusiasts are at something of a crossroads. Due to emissions regulations and shifting consumer preference, the best sports cars are ditching the manual gearbox and are disappearing before our eyes. With the end...

Top 10 last cars with column-shift manual

Apr 03, 2017

The way things are going – unless drastic action is taken – the art of shifting a manual transmission will be lost in the next generation. Increasingly, Australians are ditching the shift-it-yourself option with cars,...

Top 10 utes coming to Australia in 2017-2018

Mar 29, 2017

The ute is an Aussie institution, with the segment experiencing more renewal and activity over the last 12 months than any time in recent history. If you’re after the best ute, best pickup or best...

Top 10 cars with the strangest engine conversions

Mar 22, 2017

Engine swaps are, more often than not, to enhance a car’s power and speed. Note the Ferrari-powered Toyota 86, or GTR-engined Nissan Patrol we’ve featured, as well as the myriad small cars at Summernats 30...

2017 Geneva Motor Show highlights – mega gallery

Mar 10, 2017

The Geneva Motor Show is easily one of the biggest and most important in the auto industry. Many manufacturers head here to unveil their latest and greatest cars, concepts and ideas. And this year is...

Top 10 most economical cars on sale in Australia

Feb 25, 2017

When purchasing a motor car, the most common recurring cost is filling up. As such, there have been many technological advances lately to get the litres consumed per 100km figure (L/100km) down to previously unheard-of...

Top 10 most innovative small cars of all time

Feb 15, 2017

Once upon a time small cars were known for being spartan and threadbare contraptions, with little to no comforts or features. Because profit margins are usually higher on larger cars, automakers can rarely afford to...

Top 10 long-lost Holden Commodore foreign relations

Feb 09, 2017

The Holden Commodore as we have come to know it is entering its twilight phase. On October 20, 2017, the doors on Holden’s Elizabeth plant close after 69 years. The Commodore story began in the...

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