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Aston Martin DB5 gets Lego-fied
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19th Jul 2018
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Aston Martin DB5 gets Lego-fied

The 1964 Aston Martin DB5 from Goldfinger will forever be one of the most famous movie cars in history. Now, Lego has created a toy version so you can park one in your lounge room. While the 1:1 vehicle from the film sold for $4.2 million in 2010, the Lego kit retails for US$149.99 ($201.94) – a bargain by comparison. It may not have the timeless lines of the real thing, the Lego DB5 is loaded with working gadgets that'll help you and your kids against the forces of evil.
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James Wong
Volkswagen Amarok's biggest export market is now Australia
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19th Jul 2018
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Volkswagen Amarok's biggest export market is now Australia

Australia reigns as the world’s top export market for the Volkswagen Amarok ute/pickup, and as such will almost certainly play an increasingly important role in all global decisions related to the vehicle line. Only Argentina, where the ageing Amarok is produced for many markets including ours, accounts for more volume. Australians bought 9282 units last year, overtaking Brazil, though it still finished well behind most rivals from Thailand (Ranger, HiLux, Colorado, Triton and the like).
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Mike Costello
2019 BMW 7 Series facelift spied with huge new grille
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18th Jul 2018
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2019 BMW 7 Series facelift spied with huge new grille

Sometimes facelifts are subtle affairs, and others they're all about shouting just how new everything is. The upcoming BMW 7 Series looks as though it will fall into the latter category. Thanks to the X7 Concept, and the recently unveiled next-generation X5, we knew the Bavarian automaker is keen on super-sizing its double-kidney grille, especially for high-end models.
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Derek Fung
2018 Mercedes-Benz X-Class recalled
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18th Jul 2018
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2018 Mercedes-Benz X-Class recalled

Mercedes-Benz has recalled the 2018 X-Class ute over concerns about the tyre pressure monitoring software. According to the company, a software error (code RY2) in the tyre pressure monitoring system of some X-Class vehicles might prevent it from displaying a low tyre pressure warning in the instrument cluster. Driving with tyre pressures below the recommended minimum can cause uneven tyre wear, and steering/braking behaviour is negatively impacted, increasing the risk of an accident.
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Scott Collie
Passports please: Which countries build the most cars for Australia?
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18th Jul 2018
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Passports please: Which countries build the most cars for Australia?

Besides a few locally-built stragglers on dealer lots, every new car sold in Australia is imported. We've combed through VFACTS data (okay, looked at a table and done some basic maths) to work out which part of the world supplies us the most cars, and which the fewest.
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Scott Collie
2018 Volkswagen Crafter pricing and specs
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17th Jul 2018
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2018 Volkswagen Crafter pricing and specs

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Mike Costello
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17th Jul 2018
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2018 Volkswagen Crafter pricing and specs

Volkswagen Crafter 2018
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Mike Costello