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Bugatti and Lancia Spider discovered in UK garage

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Bugatti and Lancia Spider discovered in UK garage

Just when you thought that inconspicuous country garages hiding super rare exotics, were a thing of the past – we hear about a 1929 Bugatti Type 40 Grand Sport and a 1956 Lancia Aurelia B24 Spider America, found in a shed in Berkshire, in the UK...

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Kia mini MPV concept
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Kia mini MPV concept

Believe it or not, there are people out there who still won’t consider a Kia or Hyundai branded vehicle, despite the fact that half their street probably drives one of these cars. That’s too bad for them, as these two Korean sibling brands offer superb value for money, and give little if anything away to their Japanese competitors, when it comes to quality and reliability...


Top Gear Live
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Top Gear Live

Top Gear Live arrived in Australia today, with Clarkson and the Hamster in the driver’s seat . If you’re into cars or you’re a fan of the UK motoring series Top Gear, then I’m betting that you won’t want to miss out on what should be a high octane fuelled event they are calling, Top Gear Live...


2009 Porsche 911 GT3RSR
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2009 Porsche 911 GT3RSR

“With outputs of 331kW and 430Nm, you don’t want a new 911 GT3 RSR behind you on any race circuit, especially when the guy behind the wheel is winding it up to 9000rpm, which is when the rev limiter kicks in” If you find it difficult to keep up with what’s what in Porsche's 911 road going range, then you may well have the same difficulty with their race cars...


Kia Rondo7 Long Term Update - 1700km Family Road Trip
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Kia Rondo7 Long Term Update - 1700km Family Road Trip

Kia Rondo7 Long Term Update - 1700km Family Road Trip I'm not a huge fan of driving the Pacific Highway from Sydney to the Gold Coast too many people have paid the ultimate price for the New South Wales State Government's failure to provide a safe motorway for the thousands of folks who each year head north to the Gold Coast for their annual break...


Kia Rondo7 – Long Term Update
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Kia Rondo7 – Long Term Update

- Anthony Crawford You can’t haul a computer desk around in an Aston Martin 4.7-litre Vantage Coupe or heaven forbid, the Roadster. CarAdvice has been shooting a Full Throttle video on these two Aston Martins during the past week and as much as I enjoyed steering the Vantage box set, I can honestly say that it has not dulled my admiration for the super versatile and super cheap, Kia Rondo7 I have been trying to off-load a mint condition computer desk (which was off-loaded to me some time ago) for months now and only today found a home for it...


Tata Nano - Revolutionary?
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Tata Nano - Revolutionary?

“Think big with a small car” You’ve heard of the Indian designed and developed Tata Nano by now, right?  That’s India’s answer to Germany’s Beetle and Henry Ford’s Model T. - by Anthony Crawford It may well end up the car that changed the world, given the glowing accolades thrown at it by the likes of Luca di Montezemolo president, Ferrari, who said, “many people have spoken about a low cost small car, but Tata has done it, and no one else has...


Kia Rondo7 Long Term update
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Kia Rondo7 Long Term update

- Anthony Crawford By my reckoning, I count 115 Kia dealers around this vast country of ours, give or take a few.  By comparison, there are more than 200 Toyota dealers in Australia, but I doubt that’s worrying Kia Motors Australia. If the level of interest we experience each week, while driving the Rondo7 is any gauge, then it’s Toyota who might be worried...


ANCAP 2008 Ford Transit Crash Test
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ANCAP 2008 Ford Transit Crash Test

- Anthony Crawford Heard of ANCAP? It stands for the Australasian New Car Assessment Program and provides potential car buyers with information on how much protection you can expect from your vehicle in the event of a serious front or side crash. The overwhelming number of our fellow Australians who perish on our roads each and every year, remains alarming...


Citroen GT The World’s Coolest Car
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Citroen GT The World’s Coolest Car

Citroen GT The World’s Coolest Car Stunning is all I can manage.  If you’re a gamer and you drive in the Grand Turismo series, then you already know about the Citroen GT. As a virtual car designed to run in the video game series, which as of April 2008 had shipped a staggering fifty million units, it begs to be built...


2008 Kia Rondo7 – Long Term Review Update
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2008 Kia Rondo7 – Long Term Review Update

-Anthony Crawford We’ve been driving Kia’s Rondo7 'Urban Recreational Vehicle' for just shy of four weeks and like our much loved toy poodle, it’s already part of the family. It’s also been on its inaugural trip away from Sydney to a small country property, just south of Kangaroo Valley in the Southern Highlands with my wife at the helm, along with youngest daughter and mother-in-law (plus pet dog) in tow...


2008 Land Rover Discovery 3 Dune driving on Stockton Beach
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2008 Land Rover Discovery 3 Dune driving on Stockton Beach

2008 Land Rover Discovery 3 Dune driving on Stockton Beach Model driven: 2008 Land Rover Discovery 3 TDV6 Auto SE - $75,990 (RRP) -words and pictures Antony Crawford Two and half hours drive from Sydney’s North Shore lies a four wheel drive Mecca called Stockton Beach. It’s a beach like no other in the state of New South Wales - 32 kilometres of legally drivable shoreline and sand dunes...


2008 KIA Rondo7 - Long Term Evaluation
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2008 KIA Rondo7 - Long Term Evaluation

Long Term Evaluation Vehicle - KIA Rondo7 Limited Model Tested: 2008 KIA Rondo7 EX Limited 2.0-litre automatic wagon - $31,990 (RRP) - by Anthony Crawford KIA are a very confident manufacturer these days for not only do they offer a comprehensive five year unlimited kilometre warranty for private users, but they've now also thrown CarAdvice the keys to a Rondo7 Limited for a few months, just to see how the family wagon will cope at the hands of a road tester and his family in the longer term...


Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV)
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Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV)

Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) – It’s the Humvee replacement AM General’s HMMWV (High Mobility Multi-wheeled Vehicle) has been under-gunned ever since it rolled onto the sand in Iraq. Every bit as famous as the WW2 Willy’s Jeep, the aging Humvee has not been effective enough in the protection of marines facing deadly attacks from the likes of roadside IEDs and multiple RPG strikes...


Land Rover G4 Challenge National Selections
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Land Rover G4 Challenge National Selections

Land Rover G4 Challenge – National Selections - words and pictures Anthony Crawford Fancy holidays in Ulaan Baatar - even know where it is? For those who don't, it's the capital city of Mongolia, you know, the home of Chingis Khan, goats, double hump camels and yurts (Mongolian tent)...