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Renault Australia Announces Five Year Warranty On Sports Renault Australia has today announced it is moving to a five-year/unlimited kilometre warranty on all Renault Sport and GT vehicles. All versions of Renault Sport’s iconic hot hatches – the Megane RS and Clio RS – delivered after 1 July 2014 will receive a five-year/unlimited kilometre warranty.
Holden Crushing it for Safety Holden is once again joining forces with the Australasian Road Rescue Organisation (ARRO) this week for the annual road rescue training event, the ‘Capital Rescue Challenge 2014’. To be held from 24 to 27 July 2014 at Lardner Park, near Warragul, Victoria, this event will once again assist in honing the emergency response skills of road rescue workers from across Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and Hong Kong.
Victory At The Spa 24 For Audi Audi has won the world’s toughest GT3 race at Spa. In the battle of eleven marques and 60 participants, the R8 LMS ultra prevailed for the third time in four years. The Belgian Audi Club Team WRT took victory in its home round with the driver trio of Laurens Vanthoor/René Rast/Markus Winkelhock (B/D/D). Rast and Winkelhock had previously achieved victory with Audi
A Stellar Visit with George Lucas and Samuel L Jackson On a brief trip to Italy, film director-producer George Lucas, creator of the Star Wars films and the actor Samuel L. Jackson made the most of their trip to visit Ferrari. The two famous American stars of the film world, with some family members and friends, visited the production area and met Ferrari President Luca di Montezemolo.

Review - A Journey Back To Dodge

dodge1There are station wagons, SUVs and people movers. Then there's the Dodge Journey/Fiat Freemont twins. A SUV look with people mover capability, station wagon style room and in R/T spec, rear seat DVD screen entertainment for (presumably) the kiddies. Punted along by a 206kW/342Nm 3.6L V6 engine alongside a six speed auto, there should be little to dislike. I "journeyed" to the Australian Alps and dragged the family along for the ride.

It's a good sized veehickle, with a 4.9m length, 1.7m height and 1.8 metre overall width encasing over 1.4m of shoulder room for the front and mid row seats; yes, it's a seven seater (an option) body however the test car came fitted with five, allowing some useful cargo space at the rear.

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Episode 44 - Volkswagen Passat Alltrack

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In this episode Jason checks out a dirt track with the Volkswagen Passat Alltrack review.

Thanks to Volkswagen he got behind the wheel of the Passat Alltrack and spent the week both on and off road.

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Review - Hyundai I30 SR

i30sr9The small car class in Australia is hotly contested and one of the most popular in the class is the Hyundai i30, having driven quite a few of it’s competitors including the Holden Cruze SRiV the week before I was very interested to see how the i30 shaped up.

We know what a hot hatch is and there are some wickedly quick hot hatches on the market but the down side to a hot hatch is they can cost upwards of $40,000 or more which in my mind is a lot of money for a small car. But lately several manufacturers have brought what could be best described as warm hatches, now as the term suggests warm hatch aren’t quite as quick as a hot hatch.

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Episode 43 - Motorclassica

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In this episode guest host Sarah Godfrey checks out the RACV Motorclassica Car Collection in Melbourne.

The event features a massive collection of classic cars and bikes. You'll find everything from Lamborghini and Ferrari to Mercedes-Benz and Aston Martin.

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Episode 42 - V8 Super Boats

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In this episode Damo heads down to Cabarita in Northern New South Wales to check out V8 Super Boat racing.

Set amongst hills in this beautiful part of Australia is a fantastic race track, hosting some wet and wide racing.

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