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2012-13 Mercedes-Benz A-Class, B-Class recalled for brake fix
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9th Jul 2017
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2012-13 Mercedes-Benz A-Class, B-Class recalled for brake fix

Mercedes-Benz has issued a recall for approximately 4000 examples of its A-Class and B-Class vehicles built between February 2012 and June 2013 over concerns the brake booster could fail. According to the German marque, the connection on the brake booster vacuum hose could break, resulting in a lack of power assistance to the braking system. If the condition occurs, Mercedes-Benz says additional pedal force may be required to stop the vehicle, and could pose an accident risk.
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James Wong
2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class facelift spied inside and out
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9th Jul 2017
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2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class facelift spied inside and out

The Mercedes-Benz C-Class sedan facelift has been spied undergoing testing in southern Europe. Like the recent S-Class update, the C-Class facelift will feature revised front and rear bumpers, new headlight internals and tail-lamp graphics, and a refreshed interior. As with its much bigger brother, the C-Class looks as though it will gain a sportier look with more aggressive sculpting for the front and rear fascias, and enlarged openings for the air intakes, both real and fake.
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Derek Fung
Ferrari buyers in Australia disproportionately young and female
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8th Jul 2017
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Ferrari buyers in Australia disproportionately young and female

Ferrari Australasia has distinguished itself by having younger average buyers, and a higher proportion of female owners, than any market in Europe or the Americas. In fact, only China has our region covered in both these metrics, according to Ferrari internal data. The average age of a Ferrari buyer in Australia is 48 years, and stands at 52 for the flagship V12 models. The company has sold 79 units this year, up 8 per cent.
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Mike Costello
2018 Honda Civic Type R triple exhaust makes the car quieter… wait, what?
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7th Jul 2017
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2018 Honda Civic Type R triple exhaust makes the car quieter… wait, what?

One of the talking points of the new-generation 2018 Honda Civic Type R is its three-pipe exhaust system, which you may have thought was just a (further) styling exercise for the Japanese hot-hatch. But there’s more to it than that. The three-tip system has a clever noise-lowering function when the Honda's 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo engine is hoofing it on the highway. But, bear this in mind: it’ll only be useful on an Aussie highway if you’re in a rush to lose your licence.
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Matt Campbell
Victoria Police to trial world-first GPS tracking to deter car theft
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7th Jul 2017
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Victoria Police to trial world-first GPS tracking to deter car theft

Victoria Police has announced it will trial the world-first use of GPS tracking devices to reduce car theft in the state. Around 1000 vehicles will be fitted with the technology from September as part of a 12-month program. The trackers will be installed in cars at a higher risk of theft in metropolitan areas that are considered by the National Motor Vehicle Theft Reduction Council (NMVTRC) as "high risk" suburbs.
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James Wong