Is the Alfa Romeo MiTo as good as it looks? Let's find out. When Alfa Romeo launched the MiTo in 2009, the range topped out at $37,490 - plus on-road costs - for the MiTo Sport. A lot happened since then: Prices were slashed, opening the MiTo up to a new range of potential buyers. Today, the range topping MiTo Distinctive is about $32k, drive away - a saving of around $9500, compared with 2009.
The Holden Cruze is a rolling disaster - one of the market's true lemons. Before wasting your cash on the Holden Cruze, make sure you read this post - then draw your own conclusions. Voted most likely to spontaneously combust - seriously. (Post includes alternative choices with far better underlying engineering.)
In the market for a late-model used car? Bypass the retailer, and buy from the wholesaler. The discounts are huge. In this report I take you inside a public car auction, and we track the cars all the way to used car dealerships. Find out how much money you can save, by bypassing the dealer and going straight to the source.
How Volkswagen Australia and its dealer network mis-managed public safety, destroyed brand loyalty and trust, and eroded public confidence in its cars and in its underlying corporate culture.
This is basically a textbook 'how not to' course in corporate mis-behaviour and demonstrates how little empathy exists within many corporate cultures.
One death, hundreds of outraged customers, thousands of potentially defective cars with lame duck DSG transmissions - all stonewalled by corporate denial.