November

Bargain Beemer

August may not seem like a logical time to be buying a convertible but with Spring just around the corner, before you know it the days will be longer and warmer and demand for summer focused cars will increase and so will prices. So buying this NZ new, 3 litre BMW Z4 with 6 speed manual box and low kms in Winter really could make sense. Especially as the auction estimate is just $4500-$5500. Read on...
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Italian Miniature Stallion

Did you know that the Fiat 500 was assembled in Otahuhu where this car is being sold this week? Did you know the “Bambina” name and badge was only a thing in NZ? Did you know that a Bambina at a car show will statistically attract more attention than a $500,000 Ferrari? There’s possibly much more you don’t know about one of the worlds greatest cars. Read on...
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More Issues Than Vogue

When someone says you ‘have more issues than Vogue’ are they referring to the magazine or the Range Rover Vogue? That is perhaps a bit unfair on the old Rangy but it does have a reputation for poor reliability and expensive parts. However, the second generation Range Rover P38 is a handsome beast and classic status is almost assured. So is this NZ new example worth a punt? Read on...
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The Four Door Monaro

In the confusing world of classic cars two door coupes trump four door sedans...usually. The four door sedan version of a model is often cruelly labelled “a parts car” despite its obvious practical advantages. But back in the 70s Holden released its first four door version of the famous Monaro and it proved to be popular, really popular. Read on...
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Cheap Track Hacks?

So you want something to fang around a track on open days but don’t want to use your family car? But you also want to go fast and be able to drive home afterwards? Well these two look like worthy candidates. They are quick, fun and cheap and in the case of the Renault Clio RS a life on the track will probably be easier than the life it’s had on the road to this point. Read on...
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Celebrating the Unexceptional

You won’t see them at classic car auctions or being used as wedding cars or at your usual performance and classic car show. But driving something as forgettable as a Honda Capa or as dorky as a Toyota Platz these days is almost subversive, a sort of anti-popular statement. And it’s a statement with an upside for your bank balance. Read on...
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Tougher than an Overcooked Steak

If you need a car for your daily commute then this Jeep Wrangler Unlimited will be perfect for you...if your commute involves war zones, mountains or boulder strewn muddy fields. It will also be perfect for the school run if the school is located on top of a mountain with no road access. This 2013 NZ new example is available now. Read on...
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Quadrifoglio Verde

Some people will never get their heads around Alfas and they’ll be sure to let you know about it at every opportunity. Some of the criticism is fair but much of it has been gleaned from Colin at the pub whose brother’s mate’s dad had one in the 70s and it went rusty. And whilst many of the gripes about Alfa’s relate to cars from decades ago and will have no bearing on the this 2015 Giulietta QV it’s probably best not to ask Colin for buying advice on this one. Read on...
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Curvy Italian Exotica

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 North Shore. Read on...
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How it Started, How it’s Going

When General Motors killed off their EV1 (the worlds first purpose built, mass produced EV) Tesla saw the potential market and within a few years became the most valuable car manufacturer (by market cap) in the world. So what was the EV1, what happened to it and how did it lead to this 2022 Tesla Model 3 that’s selling now at Turners Otahuhu? Read on...
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