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New Vitara for Used Money - 17th January, 2018

Okay, so strictly speaking it’s not new, it’s actually 17 months old, but it’s the current model with just 3200km on the clock. A new one has a RRP of $37990 so with an auction estimate of just $21,500 - $22,500 and the balance of the new car warranty this top of the range Vitara Turbo AllGrip could turn out to be an amazing deal on a really nice bit of kit.
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Forgotten Swedish Bargain – 12th January, 2018

Sweden is cool. They’ve given us ABBA, creamy meatballs, Ikea, the Nobel prize, Ace of Base, Volvo and, of course, Saab. The Saab brand may be dead but many of the cars left behind are very much alive and prices are rock bottom. This classy one owner, NZ new 9-3 Cabrio has bargain written all over it.
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Little Red Corvette? 5th January, 2018

When Prince wrote his hit song about a little red Corvette we can only assume he wasn’t comparing its size to his own stature because the Corvette is a big car and Prince was a brilliant small man. With a 5.7L V8 and an overall length of 4.6 metres the only thing “little” about this red Corvette is the price...read on
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A Big Xmas Gift for a Small Price – 20th December, 2017

Have you left your Christmas shopping a bit late? Well this BMW Z4 might be a bit extravagant for the office secret Santa but if you’re going for the grand gesture to impress someone special then it could make quite the splash for a little less money than what it looks like it should cost. Read on...
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Beautiful Car Alert – Alfa Romeo GT - 15th December, 2017

If there’s one thing the Italians are good at - apart from football, food, fashion and organised crime - it’s cars - or more specifically, sexy cars. Sure there are exceptions but their hit rate when it comes to good looking cars is pretty remarkable. The Alfa Romeo GT is gorgeous and for a coupe it’s actually quite practical. And unlike some Alfas from the last 20 years there’s a good chance it won’t break your heart.
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Have you seen the price of petrol lately? 12th December, 2017

When you mention the word Prius you often get told by car purists to shut up and never mention the name again. Or you are told how they’d never be seen dead in one. But seriously, have you seen the price of fuel lately? And for your daily commute what more do you really need? Turners have a bunch of Prius C cars available right now.
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Totalled Torana - A Sad End or a New Beginning? 4th December, 2017

It would be sad if this was just another old Holden Torana but doubly so in this case as it’s purportedly a one owner 1972 LJ “S” model with just 62,000 original miles on the clock. Before it had an argument with something very solid it was in beautiful condition and this may be its saving grace. It just might be worth saving.
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Italian Speed and Luxury - 28th November, 2017

It’s the Supercar for those that want a bit more comfort and refinement but still want the looks and the epic sound of a Ferrari built V8. The Maserati GranTurismo coupe is a grand tourer, but with 450hp and a trick transmission it ain’t no show pony and this one is for sale right now at Turners Penrose. Read on...
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Man Finds Car Exactly Where he Left it...20 Years Ago - 21st November, 2017

We’ve all done it, parked the car (usually in a multi-story car park) and wandered off to go about our business only to return with absolutely no idea what level we left the car on. Well that’s sort of what happened to a German man who parked his car but then couldn’t find it. Read on...
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Vantastic! 14th November, 2017

There was a time through the 70s and 80s when every second Bedford CF van was customised into what was commonly referred to as a Shaggin’ Wagon with airbrushed fantasy images of scantily clad women, tigers, dragons or Nordic gods. You just don’t see them these days but could they be making a comeback? Read on...
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