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Overdrive Program – 12 October 2013

[soundcloud url=”http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/114855314″ params=”” width=” 100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /] Hello and welcome to Overdrive, a program about cars 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: A new high

Road Test – VW Beetle – 2013

  [soundcloud url=”http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/113798881″ params=”” width=” 100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /] It was back in 1997 that Volkswagen released the new beetle. It was meant to be a nostalgic throw back to the success of the original Beetle. But it was expensive and had more cuteness than character (right down to a plastic flower on the dash). 

Overdrive Program – 5 October 2013

[soundcloud url=”http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/113794854″ params=”” width=” 100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /] Hello and welcome to Overdrive, a program about cars and culture 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: • An unusual player

Interview – Gideon Haigh – Australian Car Industry

[soundcloud url=”http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/113791044″ params=”” width=” 100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /] Should we have a car manufacturing industry in Australia? This has been an issue that has evoked business analysis, high ideals and not an inconsiderable amount of emotion. Gideon Haigh has written a book called End of the Road? The title ends with a question mark. There

Road Test – Audi A3 – 2013

[soundcloud url=”http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/113163914″ params=”” width=” 100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /] In May this year Audi launched a new A3 model This is their model that fits into the compact sized vehicles along with the BMW 1 series, the A&B class Mercedes, The Citroen DS4 and the Volvo V40. This is the third generation of A3 cars.  The

Road Test – Renault Clio

[soundcloud url=”http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/113161320″ params=”” width=” 100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /] 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