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Australia's cheapest cars to operate

The recently launched Suzuki Celerio replaced the Alto in showrooms earlier this year, and now has replaced it as Australia’s cheapest new car to own and run, according to the RACV. The motoring group’s annual running costs survey found the ($12,990 drive-away) Celerio manual costs $97...

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Ford expands capped-price servicing program to seven years, 135,000km
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Ford expands capped-price servicing program to seven years, 135,000km

Ford Australia has expanded its capped-price servicing program by one year and 30,000km to now cover owners for seven years or 135,000km. Available across the current Ford range and, as before, on all Ford vehicles built from 2007, the service has now also been extended to include brake pad replacements for most models – capped at $259...


Rolls-Royce Phantom Chicane Coupe: one-off special edition revealed
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Rolls-Royce Phantom Chicane Coupe: one-off special edition revealed

Rolls-Royce has unveiled the special-edition Rolls-Royce Phantom Chicane Coupe, which is said to evoke the motorsport history of the Goodwood motor circuit and showcase the manufacturer's 'Bespoke' customisation service. The Rolls-Royce Phantom Chicane Coupe, a one-off version of the marque's most expensive car, is claimed to "capture the unique atmosphere and history of the Goodwood motor circuit," a significant site for British motoring history...


Mitsubishi Mirage named Australia's cheapest car to own and run
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Mitsubishi Mirage named Australia's cheapest car to own and run

The Mitsubishi Mirage has been named Australia's cheapest car to own and run in the NRMA 2013 Running Costs report. In its latest guide to vehicle operating costs, the NRMA found the Mitsubishi Mirage to cost owners $93.28 per week to run. This beats last year’s winner, the Suzuki Alto, which the NRMA says costs $95...


Australian motorists pay $3800 to keep their cars on the road
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Australian motorists pay $3800 to keep their cars on the road

Research by the Commonwealth Bank has revealed Australian motorists pay more than $3800 every year to keep their cars on the road. According to an AAP report, the bank's data reveals fuel is the greatest expense for car owners – over 40 per cent of an owner's total costs – while other factors such as car washing and parking can cost drivers more than $100 each year...


RACQ Vehicle Running Costs survey reveals cheapest new cars to own
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RACQ Vehicle Running Costs survey reveals cheapest new cars to own

The Suzuki Alto has topped the RACQ's Vehicle Running Costs survey for the second consecutive year. The pint-sized Suzuki Alto headed a list of 110 models across a range of segments in the study, which calculates the average cost of owning and operating a privately purchased new car. The RACQ survey found the average cost of owning and operating an Alto GL manual to be $113...


Toyota, Honda top Australian vehicle service satisfaction survey
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Toyota, Honda top Australian vehicle service satisfaction survey

Japanese rivals Toyota and Honda have tied for top spot against 10 other brands in the third annual JD Power Asia Pacific Australia Customer Service Index (CSI) Study released today. The 2012 study measures the overall satisfaction with vehicle service experience of 4300 vehicle owners who purchased a new vehicle between August 2007 and August 2012, and had their vehicle serviced at authorised service centres between August 2011 and August 2012...


Porsche Boxster rated most reliable car by Consumer Reports' results
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Porsche Boxster rated most reliable car by Consumer Reports' results

Consumerreports.org has released its latest survey results which collected data from around 1.3 million car owners in the US to unearth the most reliable and unreliable cars. The best and the worst? The Porsche Boxster topped the results list as the most reliable car in the survey whilst the new Jaguar XF and the Audi A6 were ranked as the most unreliable cars...