Showing posts in the category of Australia

Sweet Karma for Driver Pulling a Reckless U-Turn in Front of Unmarked Police Car


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Watch the moment a pickup truck driver almost caused an accident by making a rash U-turn in front of a grey Toyota sedan, which turned out to be an unmarked police car.

This Bird Could Be the Biggest Troll Ever


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Have you ever seen a bird troll a cyclist? Now you will in this footage provided by an Australian bicyclist who was harassed by a magpie on at least two separate occasions.

Ford Shares New Details and Photos on 2015 Falcon Facelift


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Just before the revised Falcon FG X goes on sale in November, Ford Australia released some new photos and information on the series that includes six sedans and five pickup truck versions.

New Holden HSV GTS Maloo is Mad; Has 577 HP


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HSV, Holden’s sporty vehicle arm, decided that it was a good idea to transfer the 577 / 740 Nm (545 lb-ft) V8 from the Holden HSV Gen-F GTS into the Maloo ute body shell. It resulted in the HSV GTS Maloo, probably the maddest and fastest vehicle of its type ever.

Subaru Gives BRZ a Striped Special Edition with STI Goods for Australia


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Offering additional extras on a car at a reduced price is a tried and tested way to get buyers into showrooms – just don't expect any performance upgrades from Subaru's special BRZ.

Jeremy Clarkson in GT-R Races Racy Aussie Hurdler Michelle Jenneke


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Jeremy Clarkson hopped in a Nissan GT-R and challenged Australian hurdler and 2010 Youth Olympics silver medalist Michelle Jenneke during the Top Gear Festival in Sydney.

RHD-Converted 2015 Ford F-250 from…$105,000 in Australia


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A 2015 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL with AWD will cost you US$33,840 (AU$36,300) in the USA, excluding delivery fees and taxes; to get the same truck in Australia, you'll pay almost three times as much.

New Mazda MX-5 May Get Range of Different Engines


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While we’re a bit skeptical as to the possibility of Mazda putting a ~110 hp 1.5-liter naturally-aspirated petrol engine under the bonnet of the upcoming MX-5/Miata (due for its reveal next week), we do think it is going to get multiple engine options.

This is the First Right-Hand Drive Ford Mustang from the Factory


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It may not sound like a big deal, but Ford hopes a right-hand drive version is the key to the Mustang finally becoming a world car.

Man Mimics Engine Sounds, Impresses VW's WRC Rally Drivers


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The man you’ll see and especially hear in the following video is probably the world’s best engine sound impressionist.

Awesome Aussies Tilt Train to Free Man's Trapped Leg


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We, humans, are a social animal, meaning that we do a whole lot more and a whole lot better when in or with the company of others.

Holden Commodore Roundabout Drift Antics Tick Off Dashcam Driver [NSFW]


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You gotta love good old fashioned Aussie swearing, especially when it comes out of the blue.

Ford Australia Gives Falcon a Last Hurrah with Redesigned XR6 and XR8


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Ford's global roll out of its corporate Aston Martin-esque grille continued today in the Land Down Under with the unveiling of the facelifted 2015 Falcon sedan in XR6 and XR8 forms.

Aussie Biker Hit from Behind Lands on Car's Roof [NSFW]


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An Australian motorcyclist who was obeying the road rules and minding his own business suddenly found himself lying on the top of the car in front of him after he was hit from behind by a careless driver.

#buymybarina is One of the Best Efforts We've Seen to Sell a Lousy Used Car, Even if...


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Usually, when someone asks us to help them sell their lackluster daily driver, we shrug our shoulders, shake our heads, and move along, but not this time…even though the motives behind the creation of the used car ad may have more to do with the viral promotion of the creative agency than the automobile itself.

Aussie Bicyclist Records Near Misses with Cars Leading Up to a Crash


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Clearly, the tense situation between automobile drivers and bicyclists sharing the roads in Australia is still very much at play – you may remember the highly publicized incident of a cyclist who crashed into an open taxi door in Melbourne a couple of months ago. In the following video, a bicyclist from Perth in Western Australia compiled footage from all of the near-misses he had over a period of a couple of months at the end of last year and which ended in an accident.

Holden Was Apparently Close to Completing Work on Commodore EV [w/Videos]


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The Holden Volt would have had a hard time justifying its existence if the soon-to-be defunct Australian automaker would have gone through with its program to develop an electric version of the familiar Commodore. They were reportedly pretty near the end of the development cycle, but now it’s all pointless because production of the Commodore will be terminated in 2017.

Reader Spies Swoopy Roof Sedan in Australia, But What is it?


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We receive quite a few requests to identify prototype vehicles spotted on the road by our readers, but it isn't always easy to provide a definitive answer, as some of these cars often leave us baffled too, especially when we don't have additional views from different angles.

VW Confirms 6-Speed Manual Transmission for Facelifted Polo GTI


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It appears that the report from earlier this year about the refreshed VW Polo GTI getting a manual transmission option was based on valuable information, as a senior company executive has confirmed the news.

Holden to Bring Astra VXR, Cascada and Insignia VXR to Australia and New Zealand


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The following list of events should tell you a thing or two about GM's leadership and their vision, at least in Australia, so take note:

-In the 1990s and 2000s, Holden sold rebadged Opels in Australia
-In
September of 2012, GM introduced Opel and its range of models to Australia
-In
August of 2013, GM pulled the plug on Opel in Australia.
-In May of 2014, GM announced that four Opel models will return to Australia and New Zealand as re-badged Holdens in the first half of 2015.