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Peugeot auctions rare cars – UPDATE: Sold! How did they go?
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26th Oct 2020
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Peugeot auctions rare cars – UPDATE: Sold! How did they go?

UPDATE, October 22: The results are in. The whole auction lot sold for €1,118,000 (AU$1,856,752). What did our picks fetch? Peugeot 504 Coupe. Guide price: €11,000 - 14,000. SOLD €18,300. (AU$30,392) Peugeot 205 'Rallye'. Guide price: €11,000 - 14,000. SOLD €18,300. (AU$30,392) Peugeot 2008 'DKR16'. Guide price: €450,000 - 550,000 (AU$747,300 - $913,200). UNSOLD. Citroën Méhari. Guide price: €5,000 - 8,000. PULLED FROM AUCTION PRIOR.
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Justin Narayan
US authorities urge caution over Tesla's latest autonomous tech
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25th Oct 2020
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US authorities urge caution over Tesla's latest autonomous tech

Tesla is poised to introduce a new level of autonomous driving technology in the US, however authorities say they stand ready “to protect the public against safety risks”. The Reuters news agency has reported Tesla released an early test version of what it refers to as “full self driving” software to an “undisclosed number of expert, careful drivers”. Tesla owners responded by posting videos taken by them while experimenting with earlier versions of the company’s autonomous technology.
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Joshua Dowling
Mazda introduces newly-manufactured original parts for first generation MX-5
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24th Oct 2020
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Mazda introduces newly-manufactured original parts for first generation MX-5

Owners of the original Mazda MX-5 (NA) will now find it easier to keep their iconic drop-tops in tip top condition with Mazda revealing it has started manufacturing new replacement parts for the 30-year-old roadster. The catch for Aussies, it’s limited to Europe and the UK for now. A total of 117 left-hand and 156 right-hand drive parts are being manufactured to original specification by Mazda, albeit using modern materials and technology.
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Rob Margeit
Revealed: the damning report on Toyota diesel particulate filters
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23rd Oct 2020
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Revealed: the damning report on Toyota diesel particulate filters

Legal representatives for car giant Toyota – and the law firm that commenced a Class Action over diesel particular filter faults on approximately 250,000 HiLux, Prado and Fortuner models – went head-to-head today in an online Federal Court hearing. At the centre of the dispute is the excessive white smoke caused by certain Toyota models equipped with the 2.8-litre engine (and some equipped with the smaller, 2.4-litre) when it is doing a “burn off” of the diesel particular filter.
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Sam Purcell
These are the world's 15 most valuable car brands
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22nd Oct 2020
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These are the world's 15 most valuable car brands

The world's most valuable car brands have been revealed for 2020, with a small number of brands managing to improve their rankings despite a difficult year for the industry. With its annual Best Global Brands survey, marketing agency Interbrand ranks brands based on their overall valuation, which takes into account things like "financial performance of the branded products or services, the role the brand plays in purchase decisions, and the brand’s competitive strength".
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Susannah Guthrie