From the December 2015 issue There’s a shadowy world of car selling that makes the scumbags of Kurt Russell’s 1980 comedy, Used Cars, look like poster boys for the Better Business Bureau. “Curbstoners” are individuals who pose as private sellers to gain the confidence of a prospective buyer. Sometimes they’re dealers who pose as car […]
Filed under: Hirings/Firings/Layoffs, Motorsports, MotorcycleAfter retiring from MotoGP competition in 2012, Casey Stoner is coming back to serve as a test rider and brand ambassador for Ducati, which enjoyed its most successful years with the Aussie r…
At 17 years-old, when I bunny-hopped and gutter-jumped my brand new (to me) Holden Barina out of the car yard, I didn’t realise it would cost me approximately $62.55 more than I expected during the course of my three year ownership. I knew my loan repayment, servicing, insurance and registration costs, and with the know-it-all […]
It’s time for the latest instalment of Deals on Wheels, which looks at four factory-backed special offers for all you weekend shoppers. This isn’t a promotional campaign, just us trying to offer you some interesting suggestions if you’re in the market for some new wheels. Ford Everest Trend People have criticised the Ford Everest seven-seater […]
MINI is considering following Volvo’s lead and holding its own events.
Volvo has brought an earlier trial program to market, announcing the innovative Volvo In-car Delivery service in Gothenburg, Sweden, this week. Declaring it the first commercially available in-car delivery service, Volvo says its program is designed to release shoppers from the burden of arranging delivery or collecting goods during the hectic Black Friday, Cyber Monday […]
Bugatti has reportedly invited customers to a series of special events in recent weeks, offering a first look at a preview of the company’s next new model. This drawing, obtained by IndianAutosBlog, is understood to have been shown to guests during a dinner in Dubai, hinting at what’s to come. Although the artwork offers only […]
Maserati Australia has announced a recall on its GranTurismo and GranCabrio sports cars, to replace faulty door latches. The company’s local distributor, Ateco Automotive, reports that the door latch mechanisms may have had insufficient heat treatment during manufacturing. The production fault could result in the doors opening during an accident when they otherwise would remain […]
China’s SAIC Motor has released a new concept for its Roewe brand, the Vision-R, at this week’s Guangzhou motor show. The concept marks a huge leap forward in styling for the brand, which has previously been known first for its Rover 75-based 750 sedan and later for a series of conventional – and often derivative […]
The all-new 2016 BMW M2 coupe has been previewed on track this week, drifting its way through a short clip released today. Filmed at the BMW Performance Centre in the US, the six-second video (bottom of article) sees the M2 smoking its way along a section of track – just as it’s doing in the […]
The company will have to install new software for 85,000 vehicles sold in the US market.
Ghia-penned mid-century Chryslers do not come up for auction often, but when they do, they inevitably draw a crowd (as well as the usual laments about the passing of the last remnants of the coachbuilt…
The redesigned crossover recently received Top Safety Pick Plus honors from the IIHS.
As Mike noted in his first drive at the overseas launch, the Volkswagen Passat is the German brand’s biggest-selling model globally. Its sales numbers aren’t that vast here, but this new 2016 Volkswagen Passat 132TSI is an impressive medium sedan that deserves a lot more attention than it gets in Australia. The only shame […]
Filed under: Spy Photos, Porsche, Coupe, Hybrid, Luxury, PerformanceSpy photographers catch early mules of the next-generation Porsche 911, thought to be testing a hybrid powertrain for the Turbo and Carrera lines.Continue reading Porsche 911 spied loo…