Category: Consumer News

Would You Buy Mr Otaki’s 2013 Toyota Crown?

Buying a Japanese used car can be a risky business A colleague recently received an unsolicited email from the General Manager of a Japanese trading company offering him a 2013 Toyota Crown described as ‘the best ever car in my…

How Many is Too Many?

With 123 car plants in China, overcapacity is only expected to get worse In 2014 China produced 20.98 million vehicles according to the Chinese Association of Automotive Manufacturers, extending its lead as the world’s largest and most profitable car market….

Upcoming Models: New Year Brings Plenty Of Fresh Faces

Australian buyers are set to be spoilt this year with a smorgasbord of new cars arriving on our shores, including a number of exciting models over the next few months. For super car enthusiasts the long-awaited Honda NSX has made…

Take Your Tools Everywhere

It’s a watch…it’s a bracelet… no wait, it’s the Tread, from Leatherman! If you’re a guy who just loves to tinker, this all new offering from Leatherman is going to blow your socks off. Deceptively stylish, plenty of guys might…

Why Aussie Buyers Aren’t Switching to EVs and Hybrids

Government support and incentives are the key to the realisation of electric vehicle success in Australia. In a recent article on themotorreport.com.au, the managing director of Nissan Australia, Mr. Richard Emery lamented on the lack of government support for electric…

Our Apples Are Cheaper

The FCAI has compared ‘apples with apples’ in a study that examines the price of new cars sold in Oz compared with those in other right-hand drive markets. The recent price benchmarking project facilitated by the Federal Chamber of Automotive…