August

The Purple Petrol Eater

Have you ever got your butt too close to the fire while trying to warm up on a cold winter evening? Well this 1974 Cadillac knows how you feel. In this case it was parked up against a house that burned down...along with the keys. But all was not lost and this very distinct piece of Americana should live to drive another day. Will it be you behind the wheel? Read on...
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Panda Cub

The headline with Fiat’s TwinAir Panda is ‘frugality’ but there’s so much more to this stylish Italian city car. With Petrol prices riding high the opportunity to buy a two cylinder, 875cc Fiat is pretty timely. And this clever Panda is not expensive either. Read on...
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The Wilderness Awaits You

This 2019 Mercedes Unimog bus is not the vehicle for the school run, unless, of course, you have a very large family and the school is at the top of a very rugged mountain. This military grade truck will, however, take you, your family and your friends to places most other vehicles could never go. Read on...
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The Thunderbird that saw Thelma & Louise

This fire damaged fourth generation ‘64 Ford Thunderbird may have seen Thelma & Louise and decided to disable itself before something worse happened. It’s a more desirable convertible version made most famous for its star turn in that famous road movie with the big ending, and it’s definitely worth saving. It’s still registered, too, so should be a straight forward restoration. Read on...
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Make a Wish Come True

The Make A Wish Foundation is a charity that grants wishes to terminally ill children, bringing them joy in a very difficult time. It’s an incredibly worthwhile cause and the proceeds from the sales of these two classic masterpieces will go towards making more dreams come true. And if you end up buying one you’ll be contributing to the cause and realising your own dream, too. Read on...
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Week = Business, Weekend = Party

Volvo has always been the choice of sensible people looking for understated style and class leading safety. The sort of people who might find the idea of a convertible a bit frivolous but deep down wish they could be a bit more ‘devil may care’ if only the cost/benefit analysis stacked up. Sound familiar? Well Volvo found an answer just for you. Read on...
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Injured Muscle

Classic American cars are costly in NZ. Imported, worn out family sedans from the 70s turn up for sale regularly with wince inducing price tags and a list of problems longer than a Bruce Springsteen concert. So this not-quite-classic Dodge Charger looks like a worthy alternative. And the problems list is more like the Boss’s encore in length. Read on...
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The Hottest Hyundai

Hyundai has come along way since its dreary days of Excels and Ponys but despite its presence in the WRC it has not been known for performance cars. But that all changed when the i30N came along and proved to be a winning formula. And it comes with a factory warranty that includes track days! Read on...
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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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