When automotive engineering goes off the rails, we end up with the wrong names for vital components. Here are the 3 worst offenders
In this report: If you are on the not-so merry-go-round of DPF near-death experiences, here’s everything you need to know to save cash and stress.
If you don't know a GTM from a GCM, here's everything you need to know to get started towing a trailer in Australia
Your car is part of the Takata airbag recall. A replacement is months away. Your first instinct is to disconnect the airbags. Is this smart, or deadset dumb?
AdBlue reduces toxic diesel emissions. But can the carmaker compel you to use their own brand of AdBlue in your diesel car?
Will cargo down the back become lethal projectiles and guillotine you in a crash? Why don’t all wagons and hatches come standard with cargo barriers?
The 2018 Kia Sorento is one of the best seven-seat SUVs on the market - and now even better thanks to the 2018 update. Here are the new model details
Here's what you need to know about the four different kinds of modern transmissions - including how you can most easily break them
There’s a tremendous amount of uninformed speculation about why Holden closed its factory. If you want to know the truth, keep reading
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The styling is a 'love/hate' proposition - but the 1.6 turbo Kona is a Mazda CX-3 killer. No competitors go as hard as the force-fed Kona
2018 Subaru XV is better in every respect than its predecessor. One of the best compact SUVs you can buy (but not perfect). Here's the full story
Melanoma kills roughly 50% more Australians than car crashes. Can tinting help? How much UV does automotive glass block? Find out here.
The people-mover paradox: They're better at moving people (and Carnival is the best) - but they're just not sexy. Time to recalibrate?
Subaru Impreza competes against Mazda3, and it can take the fight to the new Hyundai i30. Let’s find out if it’s the right new car for you
Don't get ripped off for thousands of dollars - these tips will help you sidestep the one in four used cars currently hiding a problem in Australia
Yes, people really are this stupid. It's quite confronting, when you think about it, but also relaxing on an otherwise stressful Friday at work...
If this doesn’t convince you of our urgent need for an independent car industry ombudsman to protect ordinary consumers - nothing will
If this customer's account of GLE ownership doesn’t convince you we need better lemon laws, or at least an ACCC with balls, nothing will
Do you really need SUV in your next new SUV? It's certainly going to pump up the cost - but will it add real benefit to your driving?
Astra’s not a bad effort (for Holden). What a pity the best advice I can give you on Holden’s over-hyped Cruze replacement is ‘don’t buy it’...
If spontaneous combustion were an Olympic sport, Ford will go for gold in Tokyo. But why do they catch fire so damn often?
The Federal Minister for Urban Infrastructure, Paul Fletcher, has broken his 2016 promise to allow Australians the right to...
Corporate watchdog releases draft report detailing depths of consumer mistreatment, to which the car industry has stooped, in Australia.
Good news for you, if you own a defective Holden: There's never been a better time to advocate for some proper customer support, for a change.
For maximum acceleration at any speed do you want your engine making peak power or peak torque? Let's find out.
ACCC will sue Ford over dodgy Powershift transmission in Focus, Fiesta and Ecosport, alleging unconscionable conduct by Ford
This happy customer saved $4k of purchase price and $9k off the finance for a total discount of $13k on new Forester. You can make similar savings too.
Does your car have a drinking problem with engine oil? Is the manufacturer brushing you off? Plenty of people complain about this. Here are the facts.
Fully one third of Australia's heavy trucks have no exhaust emissions controls - and you're sucking on the consequences right now