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Dying breed: Australia's last V8s under $100k
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8th Jan 2021
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Dying breed: Australia's last V8s under $100k

From the first choice of families looking for a torquey, flexible engine to make short work of towing and overtaking, to an endangered species. The V8's fortunes have changed dramatically over the years. Following the news Chrysler Australia has called last drinks on the 300 SRT in Australia, CarAdvice commenter, Michael, put it to us:
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Kez Casey
What cars did Aussies buy during the pandemic? Utes, utes and more utes
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5th Oct 2020
2 min read

What cars did Aussies buy during the pandemic? Utes, utes and more utes

Australia’s favourite workhorse utes are increasingly being used as weekend getaway cars. That’s the assessment from industry insiders trying to explain the unexpected surge in the sales of utes such as the Toyota HiLux, Ford Ranger, and full-size US pick-ups such as the Ram 1500. “People can’t travel overseas so they’re treating themselves to a new car instead, and choosing one they can take on holidays here,” said a veteran car dealer with more than 20 years in the trade.
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Joshua Dowling
2019-2020 Ram 1500 ute recalled for faulty windshield wipers
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1st Jun 2020
1 min read

2019-2020 Ram 1500 ute recalled for faulty windshield wipers

American Special Vehicles (ASV) – the Melbourne company responsible for converting US pick-up specialist Ram’s cars to right-hand drive for the Australian market – has issued a recall for 2540 of its 2019-2020 model-year 1500 pick-up trucks due to a defective windshield wiper assembly. The recall notice, lodged with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), says the defect relates to a faulty joint at the head of the wiper arm that may strip.
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Liam Murphy
Ram 1500 Express Crew launches at $89,950
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17th Feb 2020
2 min read

Ram 1500 Express Crew launches at $89,950

Ram has emerged as one of the Australian manufacturing industry's recent success stories, and has built on this momentum by expanding its range of full-sized American pickups. That addition, announced today, is the 1500 Express Crew V8 Hemi priced at $89,950 plus on-road costs. It sits between the cheaper 1500 Express Quad and the volume-selling, pricier 1500 Laramie.
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Mike Costello
2004-09 Dodge Ram added to Takata recall
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7th Aug 2019
2 min read

2004-09 Dodge Ram added to Takata recall

Queensland's Maracoonda Automotive has issued a recall for converted Dodge Ram utes sold between 2004 and 2010 as part of the ongoing Takata airbag campaign. As with all Takata notices, a combination of high temperatures and humidity can cause airbag inflator propellant to degrade over time.
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James Wong