Why don’t we go 100 per cent ‘bush mechanic’ and run our diesel cars on kerosene? That’s a question from you - well, one of you at least.
Battery-powered CEO Elon Musk just smoked the most expensive joint in history - live. Unfortunately, a new high for the $20 billion space boy also means a new low for Tesla shareholders
The ACCC channels Faust, while VW’s lawyers train for the 100m ‘bend at the waist’ at the Tokyo Olympiad - metaphorically. Move over Cirque du Soleil...
Will our fine regulators here in Shitsville follow in the knee-jerking footsteps of the Eurostanis and ban diesels in our so-called cities? Let's find out if that might work
MASSIVE SAVING: Check out this entirely unsolicited testimonial from a BMW 5 Series buyer with $35,000 extra in the bank today - happily enough
ANCAP (the crash testing dudes) have lost the plot, and it's time we said 'enough' to their mentally retarded safety ratings nonsense. Because they used to make sense
Dealing with a new car dealer: So much fun. Like taking a toothpick to a knife fight in a phone box. Let’s deconstruct a classic rip-off that happened just last week
The styling is a 'love/hate' proposition - but the 1.6 turbo Kona is a Mazda CX-3 killer. No compact SUV competitors go as hard as the force-fed Kona
Smallest Mazda SUV is up against the Subaru XV and Hyundai Kona - but the real philosophical competition is a small car. Time to decide which kind of conveyance suits you best
Volkswagen has whipped up a shitstorm in Mexico, attempting to control the weather, using massive gas-fired, sonic shockwave cannons blasting at the sky every few seconds
One of Australia's best 7-seater SUVs, with a strong diesel powertrain and great value. Used models are now cheaper owing to an all-new model launched in April 2018
Wouldn’t it be excellent if you could jump start your car using the energy trapped in a notionally ‘flat’ battery, or even a USB power bank? Let’s do that.
Triton's a quiet achiever with decent performance and a proven track record of good reliability and support - unlike most other utes in the market
Official Bureau of Statistics research into the mix of vehicles on Australian roads has found Ford to be the biggest loser from 2013-2018. But, of course, Holden will fight back...
A small municipality in inner Melbourne is going for gold in the upcoming imbecile Olympics, in Tokyo. Introducing 30-kay limits - yessss!
Just when you think all ze Cherman carmakers are good for is gassing a few monkeys, BMW has been found guilty of committing actual hi-tech R&D...
Major upgrade for Tucson this week. Full specs and pricing in this report. Also: Should you buy the new one now, or grab a bargain on the run-out?
Australian new car sales stalled on the grid in July - so let’s look at the soft targets with a view to you violating a car dealer in August
It’s time for a chill pill - literally - the new twelve-34 refrigerant is not going to burn you to death in hellfire … or is it?
We crack the code of crashes, use that mad science to explain why stamping sheetmetal is black magic, and teach you how to become a Jedi master of nuts and bolts
This episode: The mad metallurgical voodoo of advanced high-strength steel. That’s right, brainiacs - strap on that propeller cap, and rack that slide rule: We’re goin’ in.
Put yourself in this position: you’re in the middle of an emergency stop and it becomes abundantly clear that there’s insufficient room to stop. You are either going to swerve or crash. What do you do next?
Can a re-badged Toyota Australia President stop Holden from sinking without a trace in the Great Southern Ocean, or is it already too late?
The 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe makes it even harder to justify that German SUV you’ve always wanted. Here's a 7-seat SUV that's better equipped - and half the price
All automotive glass is a good rejector of UVB. Tempered glass typically rejects all UVB and about 20% of UVA - ie allows about 80% of UVA (more)…
If you’re considering a novated lease these are the most common traps that reduce cost effectiveness for the people who contact me routinely.
This question about filming the cops - it’s all over the web. So let’s drill down into it. Can you do it legally? And: Is it a good idea?
If you have copious amounts of people and gear to move, maybe an SUV is not the right call. So, here's the good news: You don’t have to live in a kind of automotive Guantanamo Bay
Federal Court hands down a $10 million wrist slap to Ford - but the penalty doesn't go far enough or help nearly enough embattled consumers
Still an ugly duckling? Maybe, but reliability, support, powertrain, all-terrain ability, heavy towing and workhorse practicality mean BT-50 stays on my ‘recommended’ list