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Designs on a career with Ferrari
Designs on a career with Ferrari

The Ferrari 458 provides a good starting point for Steve Morfouasse. Back when The Good Oil was at school, crude scribbles…

Lexus out to impress with hybrid drivetrain

Sports utility vehicles are even more popular in the luxury segment than they are in the mass market, accounting for 36…

Superminis vie for that sweet spot

There are plenty of cheap and cheerful small cars around. Cheap and chic is more difficult to achieve, but it's certainly…

Toyota again top for reliability

Toyota continues its winning streak atop American Consumer Reports' annual reliability rankings. The company's Toyota and…

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All Blacks in the Saddle video All Blacks in the Saddle

All Blacks Kieran Read and Luke Romano are given a…

Replay: Silver Scroll Awards video Replay: Silver Scroll Awards

The APRA Silver Scroll Awards are one of the most…

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Hard choice between a diesel and petrol SUV
Hard choice between a diesel and petrol SUV

The emailed question was blunt: did I have a strong bias and preference for petrol-powered vehicles over diesel? It seems…

Mazda CX-3 SUV to debut in Los Angeles
Mazda CX-3 SUV to debut in Los Angeles

Mazda has announced that its all-new compact crossover SUV the Mazda CX-3, will make its world premiere at the Los Angeles…

Renault's ute for South America goes on show
Renault's ute for South America goes on show

When you think of Renault you don't normally think of rugged take on anything utes, but the carmaker is set to unveil the…

Renault's Duster Oroch ute concept
photos Renault's Duster Oroch ute concept

Renault are seriously looking at entering the light-truck (or ute if you're from our part of the world) market with the…

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Audi rolls out hybrid e-tron range
Audi rolls out hybrid e-tron range

New Zealand has claimed a position near the (yes, pun intended) front of the grid as Audi rolls out…

Safety-first Genesis sets Ancap record

As Hyundai New Zealand prepares to launch its new luxury sedan Genesis here next year it's already celebrating, with the…

Powering ahead on hydrogen

Plug-in cars are hot right now - metaphorically speaking. It's a genre that has had a slow start globally but is rapidly…

Me and my car: Dude's GT86

Kiwi music legend Dave Dobbyn is also a Toyota ambassador. He talks to Donna McIntyre about his car and highlights of driving…

Looking for a reliable car for a surfer
Looking for a reliable car for a surfer

Kelvin's Subaru has finally expired and he was told it's not worth spending the money on repairing it. "I'm…

SUVs to the fore in finalists for NZ Car of the Year award

Reflecting the high demand for the vehicles, six SUVs are among the finalists for this year's New Zealand Car of the Year…

Collector's passion for Minis became a labour of love

Mike Bates could be described as detail-oriented. His three Minis have been restored to as-new condition, and as I arrived…

Peugeot takes aim at top-seller

As Peugeot launches the 308 in New Zealand, its goal isn't only increased sales but to take on the big player in the segment…

Google's camel cam backlash

Last week we told you of Raffia the camel, the latest mode of transport to carry Google's Street View camera though Abu…

Through the South of France in a Euro favourite
Through the South of France in a Euro favourite

Standing on the balcony, sipping champagne and watching the crowds go by as the sun goes down on a late…

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