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Hyundai hatch best of both worlds

Hyundai hatch best of both worlds

Were cars able to talk, what language would the i30 N speak in?

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Ford Endura Canada's finest

Ford Endura Canada's finest

Ford's ruggedly family-friendly Endura continues a century-long motoring connection with maple-leaf country, writes Richard Bosselman.

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X-Class has the X-Factor

X-Class has the X-Factor

Normal doesn't entirely apply to the X-Class, Mercedes-Benz's first foray into the one- tonne utility scene.

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Keen appetite for Skoda's latest

Keen appetite for Skoda's latest

BIG wins and small are being celebrated by Skoda's distributor.

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Ford reclassifies the car in US

Ford reclassifies the car in US

Is Ford killing the car? Not exactly, but SUVs do own the road, writes  Eric D. Lawrence

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Compass a move in the right direction

Compass a move in the right direction

Rising stature seemingly works every which way for the new Jeep Compass.

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Toyota says bye bye boring

Toyota says bye bye boring

The story goes that Toyota's big boss was particularly forceful when the brand began work on the new Camry that has just arrived here.

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Hill climb club's first big event

Hill climb club's first big event

What do motorsport enthusiasts do if they inhabit an area that boasts some incredible roads for hosting events?

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The long haul with BMW's new X3

The long haul with BMW's new X3

David Thomson takes an extended road trip in the flagship of BMW'S new X3 range, and returns home tired but impressed.

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Wanaka pair taking the scenic route

Wanaka pair taking the scenic route

There will be no back-up, no support crews, minimal tarmac and no easy-route options supplied by organisers.

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Otago Rally Fest: Catch the action

Otago Rally Fest: Catch the action

This Wednesday's Otago Daily Times featured a full spectator guide for the Drivesouth Otago Rally Fest, and for those who are up with the latest in digital play, local fans Becky Ladbrook and Cory Saxton have prepared an interactive spectator guide, which you can download at www.otagorally.com/home/rally information/spectator-information But for those who are new to the sport, or just want to sample the event, here are six hot tips on where to catch the action.

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Tweaking done, Dunedin duo set for series

Tweaking done, Dunedin duo set for series

Rhys Gardner had a blazing start to the 2017 season in his Mazda, powering to an impressive third place in the first round of the New Zealand Rally Championship (NZRC).

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Tuffs by name and tough by nature, too

Tuffs by name and tough by nature, too

Just under a year after she suffered a horrific leg injury on a motocross track, Wanaka rider Jody Tuffs was back on her bike - and winning. Catherine Pattison caught up with her at home as she reflected on how far she's come.

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Subaru marching to its own tune

Subaru marching to its own tune

"When they zig, we zag - it's just how we like to do things. It seems to work for us.''

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