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Alfa Romeo and Fiat slash Australian prices

News has come through today that Alfa Romeo and Fiat are slashing prices on their current vehicle range. The price adjustment is part of an sales expansion strategy for both brands following on from a recent dealership expansion. Alfa and Fiat marketing in Australia passed...

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Mercedes A-Class plays familiar, catchy tune

The car in the picture has a two-litre turbo, a (small-ish) hatchback, a well sorted suspension setup delivering good FWD handling and a nicely appointed interior. It’s young, edgy and it’s a Merc. Yes, a Mercedes Benz. Whilst all the world’s a-flutter about the AMG...

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Inside Koenigsegg – The Brain

It’s time to go Inside Koenigsegg and explore another aspect of what I believe are the most advanced, extreme cars on the planet. This has been such a good series. In this episode, you go right into the fine detail behind the electronic brain that...

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Alfa Romeo 4C – first pics

The first images of the new Alfa Romeo 4C have just been released ahead of the production model’s debut at the Geneva Motor Show. I can’t write fast enough as I’m too busy wetting my pants!!!! Click to enlarge. —— I am so damn excited...

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NYT Tesla shows EV flaws

The New York Times did a Tesla Model S road test recently and the results pretty much solidified the very legitimate fears that people have about electrification of the automobile. It’s called range anxiety and NYT road tester John Broder felt it first-hand and wrote...

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VF Holden Commodore – Inspired, Uninspiring

If you’re one of those die-hard Holden fans – you have a red/black jacket and like to cheer your heroes around Mount Panorama, you own a McMansion, have a wife named Shazza or Kyles and you aren’t averse to robbing people, etc etc – then...

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Movies: Django Unchained

The first Tarantino movie I saw was Pulp Fiction in 1995. I had no idea what to expect when I walked into that cinema and it’s fair to say I had no immediate idea what I’d just seen when I walked out with my jaw...

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2013 Automotive Bucket List

It’s time for my annual review of desireable cars in the form of my Automotive Bucket List. What’s in? What’s out? And how likely is it that any of them will end up in my garage? My 2012 Automotive Bucket List looked like this: Subaru...

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Saab Sport and Rally Catalog

The Saab Festival is going to celebrate the Saab Sport and Rally days in May-June this year. I thought some people might like to get another look at one of the original Saab Sport and Rally catalogs, this one from 1978. 1978 must have been...

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Inside Koenigsegg – Test Drive

It’s time for episode 5 in the Inside Koenigsegg series. This episode features the man with one of the best jobs in the world – Robert Serwanski. He’s Koenigsegg’s test driver, the man who fine tunes every car before it leaves the factory to be...