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New Car Review: 2015 Mazda MX-5

When Mazda first launched the MX-5 in 1989, it proved that tradition and technology could actually get along quite well.

In keeping with the affordable sports car tradition, it was inexpensive, had two seats only, a canvas roof  and a front engine with rear wheel drive.

7 Signs of car trouble

Strange noises, thumps and vibrations, funny smells, smoke, a car that won’t start: Stephen Williams lists some of the common warning signs of car trouble (and what you should do next).

By |September 15th, 2015|Motoring Advice|1 Comment

Motoring news: Sandman returns

Holden have brought back the Sandman, albeit toned down from the original. From June, Holden began offering a small number of special edition Sandman Commodore utes and station wagons.

In-car breath test devices for repeat drink drivers

Western Australia’s new alcohol interlock law will see interlock devices installed in the vehicles of repeat drink drivers and drivers found with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.15 and above.

An interlock is an alcohol breath-testing device that prevents a vehicle from starting if the driver is over a specified BAC. 

Our “steer-clear” list of new cars

In the first half of 2014, 90 per cent of new passenger vehicles sold held a five-star ANCAP safety rating. However, only 55 per cent of light commercial vehicles offered the same high level of safety.