Motoring News

Thu 24 May 2018

Ricciardo leads Red Bull 1-2 in Practice 1 in Monaco

Ricciardo leads Red Bull 1-2 in Practice 1 in Monaco

Daniel Ricciardo sets new lap record to lead teammate Max Verstappen in Monaco GP Practice.

Cyclists push new rules to punish drivers

Cyclists push new rules to punish drivers

CYCLISTS fed up with drivers who text behind the wheel are backing a new technology that could take their phones away from them completely.

Is this Australia’s worst roundabout?

Is this Australia’s worst roundabout?

A NOTORIOUSLY hated “fail” of a roundabout and its new neighbouring “g-loop” intersection are driving us mad, with the area a gnarly mix of congestion and...

Diesel 'borrowed' from LandCruiser for flagship Lexus LX SUV

Diesel 'borrowed' from LandCruiser for flagship Lexus LX SUV

Lexus has finally added diesel power to its flagship four-wheel drive. It’s been 20 years in the making and many will wonder why it didn’t happen on day one.

Tesla Model 3 ‘not good enough to recommend’

Tesla Model 3 ‘not good enough to recommend’

Tesla has been given a huge kick in the guts after the car that is supposed to save the company has been given a less than stellar review.

Wed 23 May 2018

Looking for a bargain? June new-car sales come early

Looking for a bargain? June new-car sales come early

June is the biggest month of the year for new-car sales but some sharp deals have arrived early.

Electric-car warning for Australia

Electric-car warning for Australia

SHOULD taxpayers give electric cars a jump-start or should we wait for the tech to become affordable and dependable?

Tue 22 May 2018

OPINION: I'm appalled the Takata recall is taking so long

OPINION: I'm appalled the Takata recall is taking so long

Report regards Takata airbags as "grenades and "ticking time bombs" - words that chill to the core.

Merc ‘bloody’ tense amid Red Bull threat

Merc ‘bloody’ tense amid Red Bull threat

LEWIS Hamilton and his boss have both revealed their grave concerns as they expect to be chasing Daniel Ricciardo’s tail in the Monaco GP.

Mon 21 May 2018

Truckie's shock as man walks over, disengages brakes

Truckie's shock as man walks over, disengages brakes

MANY in grave danger after young man interfered with a huge road train on the Cunningham Highway today.

USED CAR REVIEW: Holden Captiva 2011-17 sharp on price, spec

USED CAR REVIEW: Holden Captiva 2011-17 sharp on price, spec

Australians bought more than 10,000 a year but there can be costly reliability problems with gearboxes and engines.

The 2019 VW Touareg heads for hi-tech and luxury

The 2019 VW Touareg heads for hi-tech and luxury

The third-generation Touareg due in Australia early next year, hailed by VW as the “biggest leap in the history of SUVs”, confirms what many people think.

ROAD TEST: Alfa's best Guilia is annoyingly magnificent

ROAD TEST: Alfa's best Guilia is annoyingly magnificent

Somehow this stunning Italian manages to floor the flaws. Alfa Romeo, thank you for the Guilia Quadrifoglio.

Sun 20 May 2018

'When I get in the bike there's no pain - everyone is equal'

'When I get in the bike there's no pain - everyone is equal'

RACING is 'like medicine' for man whose life took its sharpest turn when heart surgery went horribly wrong.

Three-way comparison test: BMW X2 v Audi Q2 v Mercedes GLA

Three-way comparison test: BMW X2 v Audi Q2 v Mercedes GLA

Luxury sedans are becoming old hat as buyers downsize to high-riding premium hatchbacks that fit in tight parking spaces and have a better view of the road.

Porsche’s petrol-electric Cayenne puts diesel on back burner

Porsche’s petrol-electric Cayenne puts diesel on back burner

The new Cayenne E-Hybrid drives like a diesel, minus the dirtiness, doubt and din.

Fri 18 May 2018

Cops stop car with stool for seat and no windscreen

Cops stop car with stool for seat and no windscreen

POLICE bust a race car being driven on the road and it didn’t have a seat or a windscreen.

Brisbane bus driver’s panic button leads to police rescue

Brisbane bus driver’s panic button leads to police rescue

A Brisbane bus driver never thought he’d have to press his vehicle’s panic button. When he did, it broadcast a message that saved his life.

ROAD TEST: 2019 model Ford Fiesta ST hot hatch

ROAD TEST: 2019 model Ford Fiesta ST hot hatch

Ford's pint-sized pocket rocket has a turbo three-cylinder engine with more power than the turbo four it replaces.

Design chief admits Toyotas were boring and vanilla

Design chief admits Toyotas were boring and vanilla

Kevin Hunter: “We were trying to please everyone, with consensus we just moved to the middle and we made vanilla cars. Now they’re bold, dynamic, pure.”

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