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Proton's future plans discussed
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4th Oct 2011
3 min read

Proton's future plans discussed

If you’ve been wondering why you haven’t heard much about Proton this year, the Malaysian manufacturer has spent the entirety of 2011 working on its range of soon-to-be-released 'global cars'. Proton’s local operations have been keeping steady this year thanks to models such as the S16, which has been fighting the price war against the ever-expanding range of cheap Chinese cars.
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Alborz Fallah
Kia Sportage SUV Test Explores Petrol Vs Diesel Debate
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25th Aug 2011
7 min read

Kia Sportage SUV Test Explores Petrol Vs Diesel Debate

Petrol versus diesel is the kind of issue motoring enthusiasts argue about endlessly. Let’s look at how it plays out in practise for Kia Sportage SUV owners. However, the comparison is broadly applicable to other SUV (and car) buyers as well. Kia Sportage petrol Vs diesel - not a clear-cut choice based on dollars alone
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John Cadogan
NSW Cops Hand Car Thieves the Get Out of Jail Free Card
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15th Aug 2011
3 min read

NSW Cops Hand Car Thieves the Get Out of Jail Free Card

If you had a $200-million-plus crime spree going on all around you, and the cops were doing essentially nothing, would you be outraged? Most people I know would be at least upset. Better cue the upset-verging-on-outrage, then, because this is exactly what’s happening – at least in NSW. Above: Car theft in NSW - a $200+ million industry However much we might like to believe in fairness, the successful prosecution of thieves just isn’t happening – at least not on the road.
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John Cadogan
Cops Put the Brakes on Speed Camera Revenue
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5th Jul 2011
4 min read

Cops Put the Brakes on Speed Camera Revenue

The Victorian Police are waging war against the state government - and it's gotten dirty. Reports have surfaced that the cops have started kicking the Government where it hurts: in the cameras. Apparently some members of the Victorian Police have taken to stopping 'upstream' of privately operated traffic camera vehicles or covert fixed cams, with their emergency lights activated. This has the effect of slowing down the passing traffic, greatly reducing the number of drivers who get pinged. The cops are also going slow on fundamental paperwork and legal processes.
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Paul Maric
New Car Manufacturing in Australia: Is the ship sinking?
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24th Jun 2011
14 min read

New Car Manufacturing in Australia: Is the ship sinking?

The Australian new car manufacturing industry is on its knees. If we were discussing a horse race, the likelihood of the industry surviving the next decade – in particular the survival of two of the three players – would be, to put it mildly, a long shot. If the Australian new car manufacturing industry were a patient in a hospital, sooner or later a rational discussion about maintaining ongoing life support, and having the priest on speed-dial, would need to be had.
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John Cadogan