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  • MMG Acquires Taree Volkswagen

    July 5, 2020

    A proud day for the Miedecke Motor group, on July 2nd the group officially acquiring Taree Volkswagen. This brings to group to a total of 14 manufacturer brands. ‘We’re excited to get underway!’ says Dealer Principle George Miedecke ‘with 14 brands, it turns out there aren’t many cars we don’t sell’ After recently bringing MG Motor into the fold earlier this year at the Port Macquarie site, Volkswagen is another huge leap for the growing...

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    2020 LDV G10 Review

    May 28, 2020

    The LDV G10 has had some minor equipment upgrades, and positions itself as the cost-effective option in this quickly improving commercial segment. LDV is part of the SAIC conglomerate, which beyond the use of way too many letters when you combine the two, is also the biggest automobile manufacturer in China – and that’s something to take note of, especially in a market of that size and growing. Here, we’re taking a closer look at...

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    2020 Hyundai iLoad Review

    May 28, 2020

    As we approach end-of-financial-year bargains season, we test one of the top-selling vans in Australia.   The Hyundai iLoad is Australia’s second-best-selling delivery van. The number-two spot isn’t normally something to boast about, but in this case it’s noteworthy when you consider the strength of the competition from Japan and Europe. The Hyundai iLoad has had a remarkable run since it went on sale locally in 2008 and, it turns out, played a key role in establishing the credibility...

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    2020 Kia Rio S Review

    May 28, 2020

    The 2020 Kia Rio light hatch keeps things simple, but places itself under pressure from within Kia’s own ranks. Once the domain of cheap and cheerful runabouts, the light-car segment in Australia, where the 2020 Kia Rio sits, is facing a double strike of cost pressures. Buyers expect more technology and equipment, pushing prices up, and right now exchange rates are unfavourable, further amplifying the effect. We’ve already seen the Mazda 2 move out of the low end of...

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    2020 Ram 1500 Review

    April 6, 2020

    If you’ve read previous 2020 Ram 1500 reviews, you’ll know we’re fans of the full-size US pick-up in RHD guise. Not for everyone, sure, but for the right buyer they make a hell of a lot of sense. If you’re towing, live in rural areas, or simply need the room afforded by a US truck, there’s nothing that compares. In fact, with the pricing as sharp as it is, the Ram starts to make more sense than ever, regardless...

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    2020 Kia Picanto Review

    April 6, 2020

    Living in Australia can be expensive. If you’re residing in one of the east coast’s population hot spots, a frequent user of public transport can expect to pay in excess of $140 a month, placing it near the top when compared to the rest of the world. A significant slowing in wage growth has also occurred in Australia, with a recent parliamentary paper concluding with this fact after deeply analysing the Australia Bureau of Statistics...

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    2020 Hyundai Tucson review: Active AWD diesel

    April 6, 2020

    If you spend hours in your car belting down the freeway each day, or you occasionally head out on a long-distance holiday, a diesel-powered car is a no-brainer. They not only have more torque, but are usually more efficient than an equivalent petrol car, which keeps more money in your pocket week to week. If a diesel SUV is on your radar, you could start with the 2020 Hyundai Tucson Active AWD diesel. It’s the most...

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    Jeep Gladiator 2020 Review

    January 22, 2020

    Jeep Gladiator 2020 Review There’s a lot of hype about the Gladiator, Jeep’s first ute in a long time, and there’s a lot riding on its anticipated success. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) Australia is hoping the Gladiator can take on Australia’s segment leaders, such as the Toyota HiLux and Ford Ranger, or at least rise to the top of the brand’s sales charts, but let’s see how that pans out. We won’t have to wait...

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    Car hail damage – what you need to know?

    January 22, 2020

    Car hail damage – what you need to know? As the climate seemingly becomes more unpredictable, so too do the storms that lash our country – and in recent times, hail storms seen in Australia have been some of the worst on record. The bad news is plenty of property has been damaged in these storms, including tens of thousands of cars over recent years. There are questions you might want to know the answers...

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    A Towing Safety Checklist

    January 1, 2020

    At times, towing a caravan can be difficult – especially if it’s your first time. Controlling a heavy mobile home, combined with mixed weather conditions and new driving techniques can be extremely challenging. But as the saying goes: practice makes perfect. Naturally, the more you tow a caravan the easier it’ll get. Preparation is key. Just like a pilot runs through pre-flight checks, you should always run through pre-towing checks. This means making a checklist...

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