February Newsletter

Crystal-Balling Future Classics

With Turners Christchurch gearing up for another classic auction next month it’s a timely reminder that many of today’s desirable classics were once ordinary, unloved or just plain unfashionable daily transport. Sure, some cars were classics the day they rolled out of the factory, but most of those were eye wateringly expensive then and even more so now. But what if you had $20k to invest in a future classic?
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Our guide to buying a good car on a budget

Buying a used car on a limited budget can be risky but not all of us can spend $15,000 on a car. Here are some tips to help reduce the risk and get the best car you can afford.
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Field of Broken Dreams

It’s a sight you see all over New Zealand – fields of old abandoned cars slowly returning to the earth in the form of ferric oxide. However, it’s not often that these fields contain anything more exotic than a Morris Minor van. But this American paddock contains nothing but exotics and it’s a bit distressing for petrolheads to look at.
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News Classic Cars Maintenance

Going Bush?

If you love the outdoors, maybe a bit of hunting or fishing, and are not fazed by a flat-packed set of Ikea furniture then the Ezytrail Stirling LX camper is a must-have accessory. It’s available now – some assembly required. Read on...
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Want to sell your classic but don’t want the hassle?

Do you have a classic car that you’ve been meaning to sell? Maybe it doesn’t get as much use as it deserves or maybe you want to buy something else or need the money to fix the daily driver. Whatever the reason it makes sense to enter it into our next classic auction on 15th June. Read on...
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Rivian Electric Ute on its way?

New Zealanders love their utes. The once sole domain of tradies and farmers has become the family car of choice for many and they constantly top our sales charts. But with EVs starting to make more sense with every fossil fuel price rise, will the popular ute be an option in the future? Well Rivian has you covered - more than covered actually. Read on...
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The Small BMW with BIG Power

BMW’s 1 Series is normally associated with the small hatchback that’s a bit posher than a Corolla. Then there’s the pretty 135i coupe with a bigger engine that’s quite quick. And then there’s this insane twin turbo, 335hp beast known as the 1M. It’s rare, fast and sexy – and it’s coming up for auction. Read on...
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News Reviews

Jurassic Jeep

As replica movie cars go this 1997 Jeep Wrangler is pretty good. Sure there are differences between the 1993 movie Jeeps and this one but only the sharpest of movie/car buffs will notice as you whizz by. This one is available now at Turners Tauranga. Read on...
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News Reviews

Winter Maintenance

Let’s face it, winter is nearly here and if there’s anything that makes a cold winter worse it’s a car that won’t start or breaks down or tries to kill you on a wet road. But you can probably prevent many of these problems without too much fuss...preferably before winter hits proper.
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Out with the New and in with the Nearly New

If you were lucky enough to be in a position to buy a new car in New Zealand 60 years ago you could sell it for a profit six months later. Today, a new car will depreciate the moment you drive it off the lot. So if you can buy a car that’s not long left the dealership you could save yourself a decent chunk of money that you could use for something else, something fun.
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