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Rob Margeit

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Victoria Police high-tech cameras to spot cars from COVID hotspots

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Victoria Police high-tech cameras to spot cars from COVID hotspots

Victoria Police will use automatic number plate recognition cameras – fitted to the roof of the latest highway patrol cars – to detect vehicles from postcodes in COVID-19 lockdown...

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2020 Lexus ES300h Sports Luxury long-term review: One month in

2020 Lexus ES300h Sports Luxury long-term review: One month in

After a month in our long-term Lexus ES300h Sports Luxury, we're starting to better understand its myriad features.

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$75,488

2020 BMW Z4 sDrive20i review
Rating: 7.910 /10
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2020 BMW Z4 sDrive20i review

The entry-level BMW Z4 roadster continues a long line of tradition for the German brand, offering open-top motoring with a modicum of sportiness.

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$87,900

The true story behind Porsche's ultra-rare barn find

The true story behind Porsche's ultra-rare barn find

It’s hard to imagine today, but the Porsche 911 wasn’t always called the ‘911’. Having unveiled the successor to its popular 356 at the 1963 Frankfurt motor show it was billed as the Porsche 901, its internal project number. Production of the 901 started in the autumn of 1964 but a trademark dispute with Peugeot, which claimed it owned the rights for three-digit car numbers with a ‘0’ in the middle, went in favour of the French brand...


2020 Subaru XV Hybrid review
Rating: 7.310 /10
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2020 Subaru XV Hybrid review

Subaru joins the hybrid party with its small SUV. So how does the 2020 Subaru XV Hybrid stack up?

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Cars you didn’t know you want: Lancia Thema 8.32

Cars you didn’t know you want: Lancia Thema 8.32

No one could ever accuse the Lancia Thema of being a good-looking car. The archetypical box on wheels, Lancia’s mid-size executive saloon rarely challenged the likes of BMW and Mercedes for the hearts and wallets of mid-level managers everywhere. But… One variant of the Lancia Thema stirred the soul, continues to stir the soul even today, some 34 years after it first made its debut...


Ultra-rare Lamborghini Diablo expected to sell for $1 million
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Ultra-rare Lamborghini Diablo expected to sell for $1 million

An ultra-rare Lamborghini Diablo GTR race car is expected to fetch in excess of $1 million when it goes under the hammer in an Australian online auction this weekend. One of just 30 examples ever made, the Diablo GTR was designed for competition, replacing the Diablo SV-R raced in the Diablo Super Trofeo series...


2020 Skoda Karoq review: 110TSI and 140TSI SportLine
Rating: 8.310 /10
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2020 Skoda Karoq review: 110TSI and 140TSI SportLine

The 2020 update for the Skoda Karoq brings a new engine, new transmission, and a new variant. Is it still a 'clever' buy, though?

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10 of the greatest station wagons ever

10 of the greatest station wagons ever

It’s no secret SUVs of all shapes and sizes have become the go-to vehicles for families, continuing to sell in numbers that makers of large, four-door sedans can only dream about now. The SUV boom has also claimed another automotive scalp, consigning the once-loved and humble station wagon to niche status...


2020 BMW M850i Gran Coupe xDrive review
Rating: 8.110 /10
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2020 BMW M850i Gran Coupe xDrive review

The BMW M850i Gran Coupe is a celebration of everything great about cars. Mostly.


Jeep Australia steps in to help victims of domestic violence
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Jeep Australia steps in to help victims of domestic violence

Jeep dealerships across Australia have partnered with DV Safe Phone to help ensure victims of domestic violence have access to a mobile phone. DV Safe Phone (DV is police-speak for domestic violence) collects used mobile phones, donated by the public, then tests and repairs them before distributing them, along the Red Rose Foundation, to victims of domestic violence...


Obituary: Hans Mezger, legendary Porsche designer
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Obituary: Hans Mezger, legendary Porsche designer

Hans Mezger, the man who gave us the air-cooled, six-cylinder boxer engine found in the back of the Porsche 911, has passed away. He was 90. In a career spanning 37 years, Mezger developed and worked on numerous Porsche engines, leaving a legacy that history will not forget...


Kia Stinger beats Holden Commodore in sales race
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Kia Stinger beats Holden Commodore in sales race

The Kia Stinger that has come out on top in the battle for a slice of the shrinking large car market, according to latest figures from the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries. Kia sold 93 Stingers in May, beating out the Holden Commodore (40 sales) and the only other combatant in the segment, the Skoda Superb (15)...


Chinese cars buck the sales trend, up 36 per cent
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Chinese cars buck the sales trend, up 36 per cent

Chinese car makers continue to defy the downward trend in Australia’s new-car market, with latest figures from the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries showing a 36 per cent increase in the first five months of this year versus the same period in 2019. That’s bucking the current trend where new car sales have taken a hammering thanks to the coronavirus pandemic and the resulting recession...


Remembering the time Stirling Moss drove for Suzuki

Remembering the time Stirling Moss drove for Suzuki

Suzuki and Stirling Moss are two names not usually uttered in the same sentence. When we think of Moss, we think of his achievements in motorsport, his illustrious name usually associated with marques like Mercedes-Benz and Maserati. After all, the greatest driver to never win a world championship forged a career racing grand prix cars and high-performance sports cars around the world...