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Subaru's new Levorg a well-rounded sporting experience

Subaru's new Levorg a well-rounded sporting experience

Subaru is out to recapture past glories with the new Levorg. David Thomson explains as he puts the new wagon to the test.

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Hey Dad, can't you go faster downhill?

Hey Dad, can't you go faster downhill?

Winning the 2WD category at the Ashley Forest Rallysprint last weekend was nothing new for Mosgiel's Chris Hey, although his choice of co-driver made the ninth consecutive win pretty special.

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Rosberg triumphs in Singapore

Rosberg triumphs in Singapore

Germany's Nico Rosberg celebrated his 200th Formula One race by retaking the championship lead from Mercedes team mate Lewis Hamilton after a pole to flag win in Singapore on Sunday.

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Tough with the smooth

Tough with the smooth

Have traditional ute-derived sports utilities had their day?  Not quite, reckons Richard Bosselman, if the latest Mitsubishi Pajero Sport is any indication. 

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Henderson best of Otago drivers

Henderson best of Otago drivers

Dunedin's Chris Henderson was the best-placed Otago driver after the first round of the South Island Endurance Series (SIES) last weekend, finishing second in the one-hour race at Teretonga Park.

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Mazda CX-9: Big vehicle big on features

Mazda CX-9: Big vehicle big on features

Sports utility vehicles have become default family transport for the 21st century and large elevated seven-seaters are fast rising as the best choice.

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Alvis restored to gleaming glory

Alvis restored to gleaming glory

Displaying his 1926 Alvis TG Beetleback Roadster at today's Autospectacular, John Martin can feel that particular sense of pride that comes with having completed its ''ground-up restoration''.

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Expansive update is big on specs

Expansive update is big on specs

When Mercedes-Benz updated the second generation of its king-sized sports utility late last year, the company also changed the vehicle's name. So, the SUV previously known as the GL gained an extra letter along with its facelift, becoming the GLS.

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Ayson shows Aussies how to succeed

Ayson shows Aussies how to succeed

Two Otago rally competitors had their first taste of international rallying last Saturday when they crossed the Ditch to compete in the Border Ranges Rally in northern New South Wales.

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F-division delivers a Lexus with soul

F-division delivers a Lexus with soul

When it comes to a recipe for global performance motoring success, it's hard to go past the traditional combination of a stonking V8 engine and rear-wheel drive in a sports-tuned saloon chassis.

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Rosberg eases to Belgian GP win

Rosberg eases to Belgian GP win

German Nico Rosberg steered clear of the chaos unfolding behind him and cruised to an unchallenged win in a disrupted Belgian Grand Prix on Sunday.

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Volvo powers up to conquer the hills

Volvo powers up to conquer the hills

Who, or what, killed the electric car? The highest, steepest highway mountain crossing in the lower North Island had a damn good try.

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Dealing with disappointment

Dealing with disappointment

As a rally enthusiast Catherine Pattison feels the pain of the drivers and teams when an event goes pear-shaped. She spoke to four drivers to find out how they deal with the disappointment of a crash or a mechanical failure.

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Fully equipped and safer than ever

Fully equipped and safer than ever

Hands up those readers who have noticed the baffling English-language slogans that adorn the spare-wheel covers of some early used-import Toyota RAV4s.

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Dud mill puts Gilmour out of running

Dud mill puts Gilmour out of running

While the 2016 New Zealand Rally Championship (NZRC) title was decided in the penultimate round, a fierce battle for the other podium spots will be raging today at the Rally of Coromandel.

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Driving ambition sees car almost take the wheel

Driving ambition sees car almost take the wheel

The closest injury-causing call I've had at the wheel of a car occurred soon after I gained my licence.

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Road-report tool extended to wider area

Road-report tool extended to wider area

Afterbeing successfully trialled in the Queenstown Lakes district last winter, the NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) winter road report trial and road conditions tool has now been extended further into the southern region.

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Isle of Man winner Dunlop racing here

Isle of Man winner Dunlop racing here

Motorcycle street racing fans might like to book tickets to Wanganui for Christmas to see one of the world's fastest road racers.

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Isle of Man winner racing in NZ

Isle of Man winner racing in NZ

Motorcycle street racing fans might like to book tickets to Wanganui for Christmas to see one of the world's fastest road racers.

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Hamilton cruises to win in Germany

Hamilton cruises to win in Germany

Lewis Hamilton cruised to an unchallenged victory in Sunday's German Formula One Grand Prix to extend his lead over Mercedes team mate Nico Rosberg at the top of the world championship standings.

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