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#BuyMyVitara is the best video on the internet right now, trust me
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3rd May 2017
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#BuyMyVitara is the best video on the internet right now, trust me

We're not in the habit of posting used-car ads, but this 1996 Suzuki Vitara video has earned a place, thanks to some hilariously creative shoot locations and meme-inspired gags. Posted by a man named Eugene Romanovsky, the two-minute #BuyMyVitara clip stars his little black off-roader cruising country roads and dirt tracks to begin with, then tackling desert sand dunes and alpine avalanches - even fleeing a T-Rex.
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James Wong
AAA calls for road safety funding amidst rising road toll
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2nd May 2017
2 min read

AAA calls for road safety funding amidst rising road toll

The Australian Automobile Association (AAA) has again called for the Federal Government to renew its focus on road safety, as new statistics reveal the national road toll has remained stable over the past year. In a report called Benchmarking of the Performance of the National Road Safety Strategy (NRSS), the AAA tracks progress against the NRSS's target of reducing road deaths by at least 30 per cent by the year 2020. All Australian governments committed to the initiative in 2011.
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James Wong
2017 Holden Astra sedan to launch with three model variants: LS, LT and LTZ
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2nd May 2017
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2017 Holden Astra sedan to launch with three model variants: LS, LT and LTZ

CarAdvice can exclusively reveal that the 2017 Holden Astra sedan, which is due to launch locally next month, will be launched with three trim levels and two transmissions. Holden's Astra sedan will replace the Cruze as its entry-level sedan offering and will include a great deal of local ride and handling tuning.
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Paul Maric
Pininfarina brand could be used by Mahindra for new electric supercar
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1st May 2017
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Pininfarina brand could be used by Mahindra for new electric supercar

Pininfarina could expand beyond its current work as a design contractor, and become a supercar marque in its own right. Anand Mahindra, the Mahindra Group's chairman, told MarketWatch, "We're exploring right now the potential of building an electric supercar, which will be branded Pininfarina". If this car gets the go ahead, it will be targeted at the American market first, with the possibility for Chinese sales further down the track.
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Derek Fung
Programming sat-nav more dangerous than texting, UK study finds
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1st May 2017
2 min read

Programming sat-nav more dangerous than texting, UK study finds

A small UK-based study has found programming a satellite navigation app to be more distracting for drivers than texting. Undertaken by UK road safety charity the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) RoadSmart and UK publication Auto Express, the experiment focussed on determining which common ‘behind-the-wheel distractions’ have the most potential for disaster.
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David Zalstein