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Road Test – Renault Clio

Part of the Renault image is its performance cars. The company has a long history of motor sport involvement and producing some hot vehicles. Their smallest car – the Clio – was first sold in Australia in the early 1990s.  In recent years they have only sold the hot version. But now they have launched

Road Test – Kia Rondo

People movers.  You get seven seats but is it with all the style of a mini bus. The people mover market is very small. Up till August this year it has accounted for only 0.8% of the Australian market.  A class once owned by the Toyota Tarago it is now dominated by the Koreans with

Overdrive Program – 28 September 2013

Welcome to Overdrive, a program where we look at issues of motoring and transport. This sound file is a full program. Other segments of the program such as the road test are also on the web site. And in this program we have the latest news including: • How old vehicles and superseded models are

Overdrive Program – 21th September 2013

Welcome to Overdrive, a program where we look closely at issues of motoring and transport. This sound file is a full program.  Other segments of the program such as the road test are also on the web And in this program we have the latest news including: The latest car sales trends The latest Protons

Movie Rush – 1976 F1 Championship

There have been a lot of movies based around the theme of motor racing from the sublime to the ridiculous. The cute ‘Herbie’ movies The comedies such as ‘Talladega Nights’ The Cartoons such as ‘Cars’ and most recently ‘Turbo’ which is defined as “A misfit snail with a need for speed strives to earn a

Road Test – Mercedes A45

When talking about hot hatches recently we mentioned the just released Mercedes A45. Now when I was a bit younger you were very proud of your rally car if you hotted it up to having 100 hp per litre in the engine. This new MercedesA45 has 75% more power per litre than this old figure