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  • 2020 MG HS Review

    December 7, 2019

    2020 MG HS Review The new-generation MG GS mid-sized SUV is one of the products that will lead the global rollout of China’s SAIC Motor. Pay attention, because this company means business. China’s biggest auto conglomerate, Shanghai’s SAIC Motor, is busily spreading into international markets like Australia, and the new MG GS (also called HS) is a vital component of its plan. It’s a conventionally-designed and well-made mid-sized SUV rival to some of the market’s heaviest...

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    How to Choose a Used Car

    November 24, 2019

    How to Choose a Used Car Before you buy a used car Don’t rush before purchasing a used car, take your time and do your research into the different makes and models, and consider the following: Your budget. Work out how much you can afford to spend. Red Book will guide you on the value of the car or cars you’re considering according to their year and model. Your needs. What will you use the car for? If you...

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    Others talk about change, Hyundai is driving it.

    November 3, 2019

    Driving that doesn’t cost the Earth. Future generations shouldn’t have to choose between their cars and their planet. That’s why Hyundai has the long-term aim to be creating vehicles that have as small an impact on the environment as possible, because their powertrains require no fossil fuels, and they emit no CO2 or other pollutants. To make this vision everyone’s reality, Hyundai spend every day pursuing the technological evolution of efficiency and performance in the form...

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    Why buy a commercial vehicle?

    October 7, 2019

    Why buy a commercial vehicle? In England, they are referred to as a race apart; a speed-obsessed, maniacal breed of dangerous lunatics known as “White Van Man”. Fortunately, in Australia we don’t fear the people in commercial vehicles quite so much, although the forearms on blue-singlet-wearing truckies are intimidating – and we’re used to being told, via the genius of bumper stickers, that Without Trucks, Australia Stops. They’re used as everything from a worksite pack...

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    Kia Sportage 2020 review: SX Plus

    September 30, 2019

    The SX Plus is the upper-mid grade in the refreshed 2020 Kia Sportage lineup, available from $39,490 drive-away. That price covers the 2.0-litre petrol (114kw/192Nm) front-wheel drive variant, with a six-speed automatic transmission. The SX Plus can also be had as a 2.0-litre turbo diesel (136kW/400Nm) all-wheel drive, with an eight-speed automatic transmission at $44,490 drive-away. Standard equipment on the SX Plus includes 18-inch alloy wheels, LED DRLs with halogen headlights, auto rain-sensing windscreen wipers, leather interior trim, push-start and keyless...

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    Mercedes-Benz GLE 2020 Review

    September 2, 2019

    The brand new Mercedes-Benz GLE has what it takes to give stiffer competition to BMW’s ubiquitous X5. It looks and feels a million bucks, something we never thought about the old model. Mercedes-Benz has long had the wood over nemesis BMW in Australia’s sales race, but the battle between their GLE and X5 large SUVs has long been an exception. The Bimmer has outsold its GLE competitor by 40 per cent since the start of 2016. Luckily it’s...

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    What makes a good off-road vehicle?

    August 9, 2019

    What makes a good off-road vehicle?   There are myriad things that make a good off-road vehicle including low-range-gearing, drivetrains, diff locks, wheel travel, underbody protection, and more. Despite what a lot of SUV advertising and macho Youtubers try to tell everyone, a true off-road vehicle needn’t look like a go-anywhere tank and it does not need to be driven fast and aggressively to get through sand, dirt, mud or up a rocky hill. In...

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    5 tips for safe driving over the school holidays

    July 7, 2019

    A boot packed to the brim, mountains of snacks, toilet stops every 30 minutes and an inevitable “Are we there yet?” from the backseat – school holidays are synonymous with road trips. Unfortunately, they’re also among the most dangerous times to be on Australian roads. With more cars, more congestion, more fatigue and more drivers on unfamiliar streets, our roads are accidents waiting to happen. Driving in the school holidays can be risky, but there...

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    2019 Ford Ranger Sport

    July 7, 2019

    2019 Ford Ranger Sport The XLS-based Ranger Sport 4×4 brings more technology at a sharp drive-away price. Ford has revealed the limited-run Ranger Sport, designed to sit between the XLS and XLT in the hotly-contested 4×4 dual-cab ute segment. On sale throughout July, the Ranger Sport brings equipment usually reserved for the more expensive XLT to the XLS 4×4. With more upmarket equipment at a friendlier price than the $56,090 before on-road XLT, the XLS should help drive...

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    ANCAP Safety Ratings Explained

    June 5, 2019

    Cars are rated from 1 to 5 in terms of safety, with a 5-star rating the best. The stars are awarded under the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP). ANCAP crash tests cars in specially built facilities in scenarios that are designed to simulate real world situations. The stars indicate the level of safety for occupants and pedestrians in a crash, as well as an indication of a car’s ability to avoid a crash altogether through technology...

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