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4x4 Utes: 2015 Mitsubishi Triton Exceed -Vs- Toyota Hilux SR5

2015 looks like being a big year for Australian utes and traybacks. The 2015 Mitsubishi Triton debuted in late April, and an all-new Nissan Navara will be launched this year as well, alongside updated versions of the Ford Ranger and Mazda BT-50 (but these last pair are likely to be largely styling upgrades). Let's see how the Mitsubishi Triton Exceed stacks up against the Toyota Hilus SR5 - the vehicle widely regarded as the king of utes

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Top 3 Death Trap Luxury SUVs

These luxury SUVs are a road safety disgrace. Luxury SUVs are supposed to be safe. Protection in a crash is supposed to be a given. If Kia can offer five-star safety on the diminutive Rio for well under $20,000, you’d assume every luxury SUV costing three to six times as much was at least as safe, right? Probably safer. Well, it’s just not the case.

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Hyundai Santa Fe 2015 Model Upgrade

If you're in the market for a Hyundai Santa Fe, you need to know the model range has just been upgraded to 2015 specifications - with added equipment and revised pricing. If you are buying a Santa Fe in coming weeks, ensure the vehicle you are collecting - on the contract for sale - is the 2015 specification. Either that, or, if you are buying old (2014) stock, make sure you are getting it at a significant discount.

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Top 10 Cars to Beat the Luxury Car Tax

The Federal Government’s luxury car tax is an unmitigated rip-off - 33 per cent on top of every dollar you spend on a  new car over $61,884. The former Labour government pumped it up to 33 per cent (from 25 per cent) back in 2008. If you want to avoid paying this extortionate tax, these are the top 10 cars - by category - that are LCT-free, and which you can also love to own.

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Why Regular Servicing of New Cars is Critical

I got an e-mail from a lady named Leanne the other day (below), which highlights the false economy of letting your services slide. As a consequence, Leanne is looking down the barrel of a likely $14,000 repair bill on her Holden Cruze - which is still under warranty. Worse still, it looks like Holden is completely justified in its decision not to support the repair.

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