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29 November 2010

What Fuel Should I Use in My Car?

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Non-car enthusiasts have been really confused by this subject. And a fuel companies haven’t helped – the number of different retail fuel products beggars idea.

In a past few years we’ve seen an blast in a number of fuel products – most of which bear absolutely no similarity to the approach fuel is essentially specified by automobile manufacturers.

What Fuel Should I Use in My Car?

23 November 2010

Mitsubishi we MiEV: destiny mobility starts here

If someone had told you 25 years ago that we’d all be carrying around small computers in our pockets that were also telephones, that hold all our music collections as good as being means to access maps of any place on Earth (except a White House as well as the Pentagon) as well as that could also entrance millions of computers all around a world, wirelessly, as well as tell us just where we have been, you’d be fast calling for a outpost with padded walls in that to pack such a crackpot forecaster off.

Of course I’m articulate about the days prior to a word ‘friend’ was the noun. And nonetheless here we have been.

Mitsubishi we MiEV: destiny mobility starts here



15 November 2010

Too Much Choice in a New-car Market Means Complexity Overload for Buyers

What’s in the name? Here’s the question but notice from the floor: How most different models of car have been there upon sale in a Australian marketplace? (Not talking about indication variants here – only Commodores, Camrys, Corollas, etc.)

Too Much Choice in a New-car Market Means Complexity Overload for Buyers

14 November 2010

ANCAP to Raise a Standard for Five-star Crashworthiness from 2012

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The coveted five-star ANCAP reserve rating is about to turn significantly harder to grasp. From 2012, a independent vehicle reserve ratings organization will embody minimum scores for whiplash insurance as well as pedestrian stroke insurance in the five-star determinations. From 2014, a five-star rating will additionally include minimum requirements for roof-crush protection, which closely correlates with rollover death and injury risk. The five-star bar is about to be lifted extremely.

ANCAP to Raise a Standard for Five-star Crashworthiness from 2012

4 November 2010

Pontiac Finally SLICE – Who knew?

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Obits have been singular in this commercial operation, thankfully, though as October bent out an American icon sensitively breathed the final pant, elderly 84. Considering a pushing the automotive industry mostly whips up over colour-coding the doorway handles upon an otherwise old and lifeless model, when the deadset maestro bows out for great you’re moved to ask why there wasn’t during slightest a little arrange of half high-profile arise.

Pontiac Finally SLICE - Who knew?

1 November 2010

Driveways, Children as well as Poor Rear Vision: A Deadly Modern Cocktail

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What’s a second-most frequent way for the kid in Australia to die accidentally? Here have been a couple of of hints: It’s not drowning in a backyard swimming pool (that’s essentially a most usual way). It’s not being run over in the trade. It’s not descending off a behind deck or a third-floor balcony, possibly, or electrocution, or suffocating with a plastic shopping bag over the conduct whilst mum or father chats upon a phone.

Driveways, Children as well as Poor Rear Vision: A Deadly Modern Cocktail

26 October 2010

Save Money upon Spare Parts – Without Blowing Your Warranty

Last time around, this column was about the terms and conditions of your warranty – privately whether or not you are compulsory to use a play you paid for a car from, or an additional play in which brand’s authorization network, to use your automobile. The bottom line there is: you’re not compulsory to have your car serviced during the factory-backed dealership. The ACCC has a robust list of qualifying factors upon who you can use to use your car and maintain your guaranty, and we laid them out.

Save Money upon Spare Parts - Without Blowing Your Warranty

3 October 2010

Servicing, New-car Warranty & You

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Let’s contend you’re in the market for a brand new automobile. Warranty is probably a single of the many important considerations you’ll factor into your preference.

The industry ‘default’ guaranty is 3 years or 100,000km – whichever comes initial. Variations have been accessible: Volkswagen, for example, only increasing its guaranty to 3 years/unlimited kilometres (but check the fine print if you’re in the marketplace now, because during slightest five models in Volkswagen’s operation have been exempt from the enlarge until brand new models are expelled – presumably to comply with some upcoming underlying increasing standard in a continuance of the product). Some manufacturers – like Mitsubishi as well as Hyundai – go for 5 years and either unlimited kilometres or 130,000km.

Servicing, New-car Warranty & You

26 September 2010

Volvo pedestrain insurance complement snafu

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As someone who has worked both sides of a street in a automotive attention – as a corporate insider and as the journalist – I can usually imagine the annoy as well as melancholy emanating from the ranks of Volvo’s comparison senior manager government right about right away.

Volvo pedestrain insurance complement snafu

20 September 2010

Soames Job & RTA reserve camera airwave announcement

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Soames Job is probably not the name you know. If you live in NSW, however, you’ve seen his work. Because he’s only kicked the really public ‘own goal’, during slightest in my view. It would be funny if lives weren’t during interest.

Soames Job & RTA reserve camera airwave announcement

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