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4WDs a safety hazard
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4WDs a safety hazard

More and more research shows that 4WDs are a safety hazard and a threat to drivers of other vehicles. A recent study conducted by Melbourne's Monash University has concluded that not only are 4WDs the most agressive vehicles on the road but they also cause the most fatal accidents (generally killing the occupants of the car they hit)...


Holden Ethanol Labelling

GM Holden announced that they will begin applying an "E10 suitable" label to their imported vehicles from July 1, 2006. The label is there to assures new Holden vehicle owners they can use fuel blended with up to 10 per cent ethanol without causing damage or voiding warranty to their vehicle...


2007 BMW X3 Release Date
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2007 BMW X3 Release Date

As is the case with movies, music, technology and most things in general, in Australia we don't ever get what we want first, or even at the same time as everyone else. Its generally pretty darn late. In Europe BMW have officially released pictures of the 2007 BMW X3. In Australia, BMW has officially released.. nothing...


Subaru Quality & Reliability
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Subaru Quality & Reliability

I mentioned earlier this month how a German survey had found Subarus as the least likely vehicle to breakdown, this was a great achievement for the upcoming Japanese brand. To add to this, our friendly neighbours in New Zealand have rated Subaru as having the highest quality and reliability of all car brands! Subaru ranked first for quality and reliability, with 894 points, ahead of Honda (891) and Toyota (875)...


Toyota Corolla 2006 upgrades
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Toyota Corolla 2006 upgrades

Toyota has improved the already successful Toyota Corolla with more safety features and better value for money. The Toyota Corolla has been fighting for Australia's best selling car title with the Holden Commodore and from the latest figures it seems that the Corolla is ahead of the old and soon to be replaced Holden Commodore...


VolksWagen Passat V-Line Bodykit
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VolksWagen Passat V-Line Bodykit

So the Passat isn't the most interesting car in the world. Currently priced from $42,990 to $56,990 the Passat has been one of VolksWagen's silent performers. Having won more than 20 international awards, including the “iF design award”, and the “Gelber Engel” from the ADAC automobile club, VolksWagen have decided to give the Passat a new release on life...


2006 Mazda Tribute
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2006 Mazda Tribute

The new Facelifted Mazda Tribute is set to go on sale in Australia next month starting at around $32,000. The new Tribute includes more safety features, mechanical upgrades, and offcourse in true modern car fashion, a basic facelift to give you a reason to buy a new tribute even though the shape has been around for a few years...


Bentley 4WD (SUV)
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Bentley 4WD (SUV)

The Porsche Cayenne was a big wake up call for supercar brand Porsche as they realized they can sell big 4WDs (SUVs) to their current 911 owners by persuading them into buying the Cayenne instead of a BMW X5 or a Mercedes Benz M-class. Bentley seems to have taken a page out of Porsche's book of revival and are rumoured to be working on their own Cayenne beater, yes, a Bentley 4WD (SUV)...


New Audi A4 Sedan
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New Audi A4 Sedan

Here is what the next generation Audi A4 might look like. I say might because it is simply Wheels24 magazine (canada) who have come up with the new shape based on insider information. Looks good to me! There are also some rumours that the A4 will no longer be available with the 1.8L Turbo engine but more focused on Audi's 200-hp, 2.0L FSI engine...


Fiat Punto in Australia
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Fiat Punto in Australia

So Fiat is back in Australia and the car that brings them back is the Fiat Punto. Not the best start you could hope for, but given the petrol prices and the current boom in the small car sector, you can almost call Fiat smart to restart their Australian history with the Punto...


Fiat back in Australia
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Fiat back in Australia

Fiat is coming back to Australia! Don't look too excited now! This is Fiat we are talking about, they had cool cars... like.. um.. hmm.. okay.. aww.. the X-19 for the 80s? Yeah? No? Okay how about the fact that they own Ferrari, Maserati, Lancia and Alfa Romeo? Yeah bet you didn't know that! Fiat packed up its bags and left Australia in 1988 much to the disappointment of many Fiat fans...


Best Car Engines of 2006
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Best Car Engines of 2006

These days there is an award for almost everything, but not many people realize there is an award for the Best Engine of the year (as well as best engine awards for different classes such as size / economy / power etc). The International Engine of the Year Awards were recently presented by UKIP Media & Events Automotive Magazines who form Britain's largest group of technical motoring publications...


Mitsubishi 380 Safety Rating & Running Costs
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Mitsubishi 380 Safety Rating & Running Costs

labeledI haven't stopped going on about Mitsubishi's failures in the last few months, but things have started changing a little for the struggling Mitsubishi 380. Finding itself in the wrong place at the wrong time, the 380 has been selling well below Mitsubishi's estimates and has also failed to bring the company out of its troubles...


Dodge back in Australia
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Dodge back in Australia

If you didn't know already, Dodge is relaunching itself in Australia in August this year. Dodge has decided to start its advertising campaign by allowing the public to purchase their merchandise! The grab life by the horns campaign will allow the public to purchase anything form T-shirts, umbrellas, mugs to CD wallets...


Holden Commodore with Electronic Stability Program (ESP)
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Holden Commodore with Electronic Stability Program (ESP)

GM Holden has announced that ESP will become standard on the Commodore Range due for release in the third quarter of 2006. This is great new from Holden and brings the standards of Australian Built cars to a new level. There is no word from Ford Australia if they will follow Holden and introduce the ESP system in the Falcon range...