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Face/Off - BMW M135i hatch with M235i coupe front

It's normally the realm of poor Photoshops or bonkers show cars - grafting the nose of one car onto another. Nissan famously followed fans who were fitting the S13 Silvia nose onto the sister 180SX hatch with an official "Sileighty" model...

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NHTSA confirms 60+ complaints about repaired Toyotas, LaHood may mandate override systems
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NHTSA confirms 60+ complaints about repaired Toyotas, LaHood may mandate override systems

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in the US has received more than 60 complaints about unintended acceleration in Toyota vehicles after they have been serviced as a part of their recalls. The NHTSA’s David Strickland said the administration had begun to take action concerning the complaints...


Nothing wrong with runaway 2002 Ford Explorer: Ford, police
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Nothing wrong with runaway 2002 Ford Explorer: Ford, police

Ford Australia has found nothing wrong with the Ford Explorer that went on an uncontrolled high-speed dash along Melbourne’s Eastern Freeway last December. The 22-year-old driver, Chase Weir, feared for his life when his 2002-model SUV reportedly became stuck on cruise control at 80km/h for more than 50km...


Toyota suspends sales, production of eight recalled models
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Toyota suspends sales, production of eight recalled models

Toyota US has suspended sales of eight models while it finds a solution to the sticking accelerator problem that last week forced it to recall 2.3 million vehicles. It will also stop production of the vehicles for the week beginning February 1. Toyota Group vice president and Toyota Division general manager, Bob Carter, said the suspensions confirmed how seriously his company was taking the issue...


Reports of sudden unintended acceleration in Toyota Avalon without floor mats
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Reports of sudden unintended acceleration in Toyota Avalon without floor mats

The owner of a US-specification 2007 Toyota Avalon has reportedly experienced sudden unintended acceleration (SUA) in his vehicle which was not fitted with a floor mat. The Safety Report blog reported that on December 29, the New Jersey man’s Toyota accelerated along the highway without his input and could not be stopped by the brakes alone...


Peskett's Ponderings: Veyron or Nano - which is better?
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Peskett's Ponderings: Veyron or Nano - which is better?

Here’s a curly one for ya. We keep hearing about the Tata Nano being the car that’s going to revolutionise the automotive industry worldwide. The Model-T for our generation. It’s the car that will mobilise the masses and get people who previously could not afford one into a car. At a price of around A$4000, it’s something of a four-wheeled bargain...