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A Different View Every Day - 19th February, 2018

At first glance the price tag of $115,000 for this 2011 Keystone Springvale caravan might appear expensive, and sure, it is serious scratch. But look take a second look – you get a house AND a car for less than a deposit on an average Kiwi house and your backyard is New Zealand. Not so crazy when you think about it. Read on...
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Beach Hop, a festival

Next month sees the return of Beach Hop, a festival that celebrates 50s and 60s Rock and Roll, retro, nostalgia and old cars. Over the years it has grown into a major event that attracts over 1000 hot rods, classic cars, motorcycles, caravans and more Brylcreem, bobby socks and beehives than you can shake a gearstick at.
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Bullitt Mustang Found

The car chase in 1968’s Bullitt is considered by many to be the best of all time. That’s a big call but it is the granddaddy of the modern car chase and its location on the steep streets of San Francisco makes it pretty thrilling. The Ford Mustang used in the film has cult status but its whereabouts has remained a mystery...until now.
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Rental Relocations – A Cheap Way to See the Country?

Whether you want to see some of New Zealand on the cheap or you really just need to get home, or maybe you just like driving then there is one method that you may not have considered - car rental relocations.
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Big Bang for Your Buck - 12th February, 2018

When you mention Renault to many NZ drivers you, perhaps ironically, get a very Gallic shrug of the shoulders or a dismissive wave of the hands. This is odd because when it comes to hot hatches Renault has got form, seriously good form. So while others are stumping up big dollars for hot Golfs or Focuses the Renault Megane RS250 Cup can be picked up for a snip. Read on...
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Smoking Hot Classic - 2nd February, 2018

Most retired fire engines that come up for sale aren’t exactly the most practical vehicles to park in your driveway or on the street outside your house. But this 1976 Toyota FJ45 Smoke Chaser is just about the right size and it may just cause a few grown-up six year olds to spontaneously combust with excitement. Read on...
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House and Car Package Deal - 31st January, 2018

It’s not often you get the opportunity to buy a Kiwi new 1989 Land Rover 110 ute with low mileage. So when one comes along AND it includes a house on the back, well you better not miss out. And it’s hard to imagine any other campervan or caravan going where this one can go so if you truly love the proper outdoors then read on...
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The Size of a Small Planet - 26th January, 2018

With temperatures pushing the mercury to record levels around the country it seems appropriate that this gorgeous Mercury Eight is up for sale at Turners Tauranga. Basically a Ford in a nice suit, the Mercury lives up to its name by being the size of a small planet. And this NZ assembled example has the added advantage of having the steering wheel on the right side. Read on...
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Electric Dreams - 24th January, 2018

On a drive between Napier and Taupo on the weekend – to watch fossil fuel burning monsters race around the Bruce McLaren Motorsport Park - I couldn’t help but notice not one, but two electric vehicle (EV) charging stations strategically placed along the Napier – Taupo road. This got me thinking – maybe, with a little route planning, you could take this fully electric Mitsubishi i-MIEV city car on a road trip. Read on...
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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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