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Paul Charman: Are young people going off cars
Paul Charman: Are young people going off cars

Young people seem more interested in owning an expensive smartphone than owning a car. All around the developed world…

FPV plans last hurrah

Ford Performance Vehicles is reversing out of our market in style as it launches its final model. A limited release of…

Road test: Kia pro-cee'd GT

Are you a fan of small European designed and manufactured three-door hot hatches with manual transmissions from Korean companies? How…

Celebrating the Traction Avant

Citroen built 760,000 Traction Avant cars in various forms between 1934 and 1957. Over Anzac weekend, the Citroen Car Club…

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Crew criticised over Ferry disaster video Crew criticised over Ferry disaster

One of the survivors of the South Korean ferry disaster…

 Raw: Pope Francis performs pre-Easter ritual video Raw: Pope Francis performs pre-Easter ritual

Pope Francis washed the feet of 12 elderly and disabled…

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Paul Charman: The day a Citroen DS beat the Jackals
Paul Charman: The day a Citroen DS beat the Jackals

We could debate all day whether the Citroen DS - made from 1955 to 1975 - was the coolest car ever. If we did, I'd point…

Vive la difference, says Citroen
Vive la difference, says Citroen

How difficult is building a brand in New Zealand that has traditionally been fairly niche, but has very mainstream ambitions?…

Citroen embraces the Kiwi way
Citroen embraces the Kiwi way

Frederic Banzet chuckles, leans back in his chair and shakes his head. There's no way he's getting drawn into this one -…

Mazda NZ recalls cars
Mazda NZ recalls cars

Mazda New Zealand is recalling selected Mazda6 equipped with the i-ELOOP energy recovery system. It involves 907 versions…

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E-Class first for all-round safety
E-Class first for all-round safety

Welcome to the first in an occasional series of stories we're calling "half-price heroes". Here's the…

Mystique of a left hand drive Firebird

Richard Snow bought this 1968 Pontiac Firebird HO 18 months ago, and he clearly loves his left-hand-drive muscle car with…

Driven exclusive: Mini Cooper S first drive

It's more than 50 years since that first groundbreaking little Mini rolled off the production line. A lot has changed since…

Grown up Mini and me

One of my first cars was an orange 1976 Mini that was stolen - twice - by a 14-year-old fanatic of the British car. The…

The Good Oil: Jurassic Merc
The Good Oil: Jurassic Merc

There had better be some seriously big, bad dinosaurs featured in the new Jurassic Park movie that is…

Bad press speeds up recall action

Big recalls by General Motors and Toyota have put the motor industry on a record pace as companies try to avoid bad publicity…

Kia's MPV contender

Kia will unveil an all-new midsize multi-purpose vehicle (right) at the 2014 New York International Auto Show in two weeks. This…

BMW adds to its model onslaught

Niches within niches have become commonplace for the premium brands. And buyers are responding, embracing the various model…

Last Corvette rescued from US sinkhole

The mangled remains of a powerful Corvette barely recognizable to its former owner were pulled from the depths of a sinkhole…

Precautionary recalls announced for Toyota vehicles
Precautionary recalls announced for Toyota vehicles

Toyota advises that a number of its New Zealand vehicles are affected by a series of precautionary global…

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