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The most interesting automotive stories of 2012

2012 is nearly over and I thought I’d give some time to what, for me, were the most eye-opening automotive stories for the year. Here they are…… The rise of Kia I haven’t looked at the numbers, but is there a company out there with...

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AC/DC iTunes experiment – results

Thanks to all who listed their Top 10 AC/DC songs – the ones they’d buy from iTunes. The query was, of course, a generational one. Bon Scott vs Brian Johnson, but with a twist. Let me explain. I’ve never given AC/DC much specific thought. They’re...

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Does anyone want/need a Bluetooth car seat?

I often think that companies are taking things too far when it comes to gadgets in cars. I usually come around once I experience them, but there are still many that I’ll happily live without. If the Bluetooth seat becomes a reality, then it’ll quite...

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Saab 9-X Concept vs Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo

First of all, let me just say I’ve always been a fan of the awkward looking Porsche Panamera. The new Sport Turismo Concept version turns an outstanding but strange looking car into something simply outstanding. I think it looks incredible and I’m sure it would...

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Step right up! Your giant Mercedes ute is now ready!

Mercedes Benz have released a new, giant-sized utility vehicle for the world market. The first man to take ownership is circus ringmaster, Waxmo Starsh, pictured below (sans top-hat and tails) alongside a statue of Pope Benedict XVI. “This ute is perfect. The clear canopy over...

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VW Column reinforces the mantra – it’s all about the product

I read a column today by John McElroy over at Autoblog. The column was about Volkswagen, a company that defies most modern business-school logic and yet remains the most profitable car company in the world. Some of the numbers from the article: Volkswagen employs a...

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AC/DC iTunes experiment

I have a little theory running around in my head and I’d appreciate you helping me out with it. AC/DC have just launched their entire catalogue on iTunes, giving fans the opportunity to digitise their whole collection or pick and choose the favourites they want...

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Sort-of Saaby snippets

I’ve been on the road for a week, seeing a bit of northern Tasmania from behind the wheel of a new Subaru Forester. It’s a very fat and floaty car and I wouldn’t recommend one to a driving enthusiast. Families? It’s probably quite good. Seems...