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Takata airbag recall: We join the tireless search for ticking time bombs
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12th Nov 2019
11 min read

Takata airbag recall: We join the tireless search for ticking time bombs

EXCLUSIVE We’re on our way to a remote Aboriginal community in the central north of Western Australia. After being granted permission to enter – having applied for access weeks earlier – we need to sign-in before searching the streets to locate one car. The 2005 Mitsubishi Lancer is one of more than 100 million vehicles worldwide equipped with a ticking time bomb.
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Joshua Dowling
2020 Ford Mustang High Performance pricing revealed
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2nd Aug 2019
2 min read

2020 Ford Mustang High Performance pricing revealed

The Ford Mustang High Performance will kick off at $50,990 plus on-road costs when it arrives in Australia next February, CarAdvice can confirm. Dealer documents obtained by CarAdvice indicate the boosted four-cylinder 'Stang' will command a $1000 premium over the current EcoBoost model in Fastback guise, and will be $800 dearer in convertible form (from $60,490).
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James Wong
Holden Commodore LS3 V8 fuel injector dramas
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23rd Jun 2019
3 min read

Holden Commodore LS3 V8 fuel injector dramas

EXCLUSIVE The final series of Holden Commodore V8s – powered by an engine once used in the Chevrolet Corvette – were built to roar. But less than two years after the end of local production, “thousands” of Commodore V8s have been reduced to a whimper. The last run of Holden Commodore V8s made locally – assembled from October 2015 until the last day on October 2017 – were meant to send off the homegrown hero on a high note.
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Joshua Dowling
Exclusive: Ram Australia moves to 24-hour production, $10 million investment, local jobs boost
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10th Apr 2019
3 min read

Exclusive: Ram Australia moves to 24-hour production, $10 million investment, local jobs boost

Stand by for more US-style pick-ups on our roads: our appetite for “full size” utes has exceeded all expectations, prompting the local factory to triple output to fill back orders. The Melbourne production line that remanufactures Ram pick-ups to right-hand-drive is about to switch to three shifts – running 24 hours a day, five days a week – following an investment by the distributors of more than $10 million.
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Joshua Dowling
Takata: Car companies call for rego ban on 1.3 million vehicles with faulty airbags
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28th Jan 2019
7 min read

Takata: Car companies call for rego ban on 1.3 million vehicles with faulty airbags

Car companies are calling for registration bans to be expanded to include the remaining 1.3 million vehicles equipped with dodgy Takata airbags – in addition to 12,000 currently under a compulsory recall – because tens of thousands of customers are refusing to have them fixed.
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Joshua Dowling