September Newsletter

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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Entry into Collectible Ford Ownership

It’s tempting to think that anything wearing a Ford badge will one day become a classic such is the blue oval’s fervent following. There are obvious exclusions – we’re looking at you early 90s Capri convertible and Festiva – but old Fords just seem to have a way of going from junk to ‘must-haves’ at around the 40 year mark. This XE Falcon with S-pack options is no exception and it could be yours. Read on...
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Godzilla 2

It’s not often you’ll hear ‘Nissan’, ‘Potential Bargain’ and ‘$29,000- $31,000’ being used in the same sentence but there it is, we said it. The original Godzilla was an instant classic when it was released in 1989 and prices have been rising like air-cooled Porsches recently. And there’s good reasons why the GT-R is worth so much and this R33, being auctioned next Thursday, looks like good buying. Read on...
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You Can Bet the Ranch on This One

Big old American wagons are very desirable right now but that usually means settling for an imported left hooker with unknown history. But this 1955 Ford Ranch Wagon was sold new in NZ and has the steering wheel correctly located for our roads. And it could be yours. Read on...
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The Smart Buy MX5

You may or may not have noticed that prices for early NA and NB Mazda MX5s have jumped up recently. This is partly due to summer arriving but more to do with a move in the classic market that is recognising the mighty Mazda roadster as a true classic that’s worth investing in. That’s making the often overlooked NC model look like a sensible buy. Read on...
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BMW Mmmm 3

The BMW M3 is the Supercar you can drive daily to work and take to the track on weekends. It’s not exactly a wolf in sheep’s clothing but it blends in better than a Ferrari but can still frighten you with some potent performance when asked. This E90 model is being auctioned at Turners soon. Read on...
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Smart Business

Whatever your views on the current crop of electric vehicles this Nissan E-NV200 all-electric small van makes a decent case for a small business. If you need to make deliveries around town or you’re a tradie who works fairly local then this van makes sense, and it’s not just the fuel savings. Read on...
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WRXcellent Value

Most older Subaru WRXs are now showing mileage equivalent to several trips to the moon with most of it travelled with the driver’s right foot welded to the floor. But not all of them. And this one’s a potential bargain. Read on...
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