November

Discount Luxury

The Mercedes SL is the benchmark for luxury 2 seat roadsters. Rich people love them and they are a true motoring icon. Back in 2004, when this car was new, you needed to shell out a cool $200k+, and the 350 was the cheapest in the range. Today this well preserved NZ new example can be bought for less than a new Suzuki Swift. Read on...
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An Affordable Sporty Hybrid?

Hybrids and electric cars are better for the environment and our wallets. They mostly drive well, they are cheap to run, some have decent performance and prices for used examples are available for most budgets. But most are also a bit dull to look at and are about as sporty as a game of tiddly winks - except one: The Honda CR-Z. Read on...
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Prelude to a Dream

Once upon a time the Honda Prelude was one of the more popular Japanese imports in NZ and they were everywhere. But like most cars, fatigue, fashion and rust has killed most of them and now you rarely see them. Could this amazing 1983 example be one of the best left? It’s for sale at Turners classic auction this Saturday. Read on...
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A Humble Morrie in Spectacular Shape

Turner’s classic car auction takes place next Saturday in Christchurch and today’s spotlight is on an entry that’s a true classic of the people – the lovable Morris Minor. You haven’t been able to buy a new one for decades but this car has been described as better than new. Read on...
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It’s Classic Car Auction Time Again

The next Turners classic car auction is on Saturday, February 20th in Christchurch. We’ll kick off our series of features with a car that started it’s life on the road in Christchurch 60 years ago and looks as good today as it did the day it was registered just before Christmas 1960. Read on...
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Future Classic or Future Scrap?

It may seem unlikely now but looking at the surging tide of old Ford Falcon prices suggests newer ones will one day be prized by future enthusiasts. In which case buying this 15 year old BF XR6 with low kilometres and only two owners for $8500 makes a lot of sense. Read on...
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A Wolf in Labrador’s Clothing

It may look like a family wagon with big wheels and shoulder pad style wheel arches, and it is all that. But this 2016 Audi RS6 is so much more. And, dare I say, more than enough to make the $104k price tag look very reasonable – I’ll explain. Read on...
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Watt’s all the fuss about?

Sick of paying for petrol? Noticed those supermarket petrol discount vouchers getting meaner? Do you suffer from ‘pump pessimism’? Then leave it all behind with a Nissan Leaf. If you currently spend $100 on petrol in your average sized car the Leaf will go the same distance for less than $20. And prices for used first and second generation Leafs are starting to look pretty attractive. Read more...
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Caravantastic

Christmas is nearly upon us and then it’s time to hit the holiday spots where you’ll be sleeping in a tent at a crowded camp site or splashing out the big dollars on motels and AirBnBs. Or you could get a wee caravan and holiday in budget comfort. Here’s one, and it’s very cool. Read on...
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Affordable Italian Exotica

The Italian beauty that could’ve been so much more but still delivers a knockout blow in the looks department. The Alfa Romeo Brera may have been watered down from its original concept but it still retains it’s drop-dead gorgeousness. And instead of being a very limited slice of exotica afforded only by the most wealthy (which is what it could’ve been) it’s accessible and affordable to many.
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