October

GT-R With A Twist

As if the Nissan GT-R wasn’t exclusive enough someone has put scissor doors and an outrageous spoiler on this one. But, like the standard version, it’s still as fast as a Porsche 911 Turbo or Audi R8 and it’ll nip at the heels of Lamborghinis and Ferraris. And the Nissan R35 GT-R is still the bargain Supercar. This epic 2008 model is available right now for less than the deposit on a Ferrari. Read on...
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They DO Make Them Like They Used To

The name Royal Enfield may sound as British as Hillman Hunter and Morris Marina but it’s actually made in India. And despite the vintage looks it’s still being made today and is as popular as ever. This one year old Classic 500 is selling now at Turners Dunedin, so what’s the big deal with these new/old bikes? Read on...
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The World of Funny Car Ads

Car adverts come in different forms but essentially they are either aspirational – you know, the SUV that will take you into the wilderness but in reality will just commute you to work. Or the Luxury Euro GT that will have you driving like a boss on the sweeping back roads of the Scottish Highlands but in reality will just commute you to work.
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A Smear Campaign Against Old Wipers

Recently I drove to Wellington from Napier and back again. On the way down the rain started in Featherston and never stopped until I got back to Napier. In Wellington it was torrential and the whole time, from the first wipe until the last, my wipers juddered noisily across the windscreen like a stick being dragged down a corrugated iron fence. With 150kms still to drive and with the sun below the horizon the rubber blades started to disintegrate leaving the metal parts to screech across the screen like a hyena with a guts ache. Could it be time for new blades?
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How the Classics Fared in Christchurch

November’s classic car auction at Turners Christchurch was popular as ever and there were some fantastic results and possibly one or two surprising ones also... Read more
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The Great Defender

The Defender has long been the go-to vehicle to make posh people look more rugged. But make no mistake, this is one rugged beast and rather than looking like a farm vehicle this one, in black, looks like it might be about to go on a Black Ops mission which makes it a perfect city car for an urban professional. And it could be yours. Read on...
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Small Fiats for the Chop?

Small cars have been a Fiat mainstay for decades and they sell like torte calde in Europe with the Panda its biggest seller. But it turns out small cars cost plenty to develop and build and come with an expectation of a cheap price tag meaning they just aren’t profitable. So Fiat are pulling the plug and focusing on its larger cars. So if you’ve never owned a small, cheap Fiat now might be the time. Read on...
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Your Very Own Mobile Command Station?

When someone asks you what you drive, wouldn’t it be cool to say “a mobile command station”? Well you could if you buy this ex NZ Fire Service command station with a price tag that seems ridiculously small for a vehicle with such a lofty title. Read on...
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7 Year Itch

0-100kph in a smidge over 3 seconds! That’s about as long as it took you to read that opening sentence. That’s also the headline number for this truly remarkable car. This Caterham 7 Superlight CSR260 is being sold as part of Turner’s classic auction this Saturday and it’s hard to imagine you’ll go faster for less money. Read on...
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Spring Check-Up

Winter seems to be behind us now so as we’re heading into the warmer months it might be a good time to give you and your car a post winter medical.
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