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Top 10 best new cars for Uber drivers

May 13, 2017

Uber is on its way to take over the taxi industry in most capital cities, and is now extending to the smaller cities and towns. We have to admit, it is a great technology, giving...

The story of the great Aussie coupe run-out

May 12, 2017

Australia produced some classic home-grown muscle cars during the late Sixties and early Seventies, which brought American-style two-door coupes to local showrooms. Volume-selling four-door sedans were massaged as designers mimicked the best of styling trends...

Volvo 240 GL LS1 V8 conversion project: Part 12 – final fabrication

May 05, 2017

It’s been a while since our last update on the Volvo 240 GL V8 conversion project, but that’s mainly because we want to get the turbocharged LS1 just right. If you’ve forgotten what we’re doing;...

Top 10 Australian utes you probably didn’t know about

Apr 30, 2017

The coupe-utility was invented in Australia in the 1930s and often replicated the world over. With our Aussie-made utes on the chopping block this year, it’s hard to imagine we once had such a rich,...

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...

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