Motoring News

Mon 19 Nov 2018

Perils of school 'pick-up panic'

Perils of school 'pick-up panic'

A select few take 'pick-up panic' to a level that leaves many in disbelief.

Sun 18 Nov 2018

MAJOR RECALL: Car doors may unlatch and open while driving

MAJOR RECALL: Car doors may unlatch and open while driving

A product safety recall has been issued affecting a major car brand, after it was discovered a faulty latch could mean doors can swing open while driving.

Sat 17 Nov 2018

Big changes to parking fines

Big changes to parking fines

IF you’ve ever copped a parking fine for staying a few minutes longer than you’d paid for, this new rule will come as good news.

Driverless cars will be used for sex and nobody is surprised

Driverless cars will be used for sex and nobody is surprised

NO doubt, autonomous vehicles will change a lot of things. But also our sex lives? Researchers say all that extra free time will lead to … the back seat.

Academic says road safety is 'everybody's responsibility'

premium_icon Academic says road safety is 'everybody's responsibility'

'The person riding is a mum or a dad or a friend, somebody that you should just go around instead of being frustrated at.'

ROAD TEST: Nissan Qashqai is a small SUV big on value

ROAD TEST: Nissan Qashqai is a small SUV big on value

Packed with the latest safety kit and as well as high-end Nappa leather-covered seats, the Nissan Qashqai Ti grade starts from $37,990 plus on-roads.

Fri 16 Nov 2018

New Renault Koleos delivers sharp value for families

New Renault Koleos delivers sharp value for families

IT has a European badge and a premium design but comes with a bargain basement price. Here’s why the Renault Koleos is one of the most under-rated SUVs.

The dual-cab ute ad deemed too racy for television

The dual-cab ute ad deemed too racy for television

FORD has been forced back to the drawing board after censors decided its new ad for the Ranger Raptor was unsuitable for television.

'I don't know if you're going to come home in a body bag'

premium_icon 'I don't know if you're going to come home in a body bag'

A Sunshine Coast cyclist wants to remove the divide between drivers and cyclists, and show riders aren't just "traffic hazards".

Four-year fight against 'dud cars' sees breakthrough

premium_icon Four-year fight against 'dud cars' sees breakthrough

They said he was crazy, said it would never work, but Ashton Wood's consumer advocacy campaign against "dud" cars has broken through.

Thu 15 Nov 2018

Court drives a spike into free camping

premium_icon Court drives a spike into free camping

Free camping ban expected for grey nomads' popular Kershaw Gardens spot

Frightening details revealed of alleged night-long road rage

premium_icon Frightening details revealed of alleged night-long road rage

Allegations include police were driven at multiple times and a little girl's bedroom was targeted.

RACING ROAD TEST: France’s answer to Porsche Cayman

RACING ROAD TEST: France’s answer to Porsche Cayman

THE resurrected niche sports car brand is taking the fight to Porsche and surpasses it in this one important area.

Union’s request for Prime Minister

premium_icon Union’s request for Prime Minister

Queensland Police Union president Ian Leavers has written a formal letter to the PM asking for major changes to the way vehicles are manufactured in Australia.

Guess who’s building a luxury SUV now

Guess who’s building a luxury SUV now

A FAMED British sports car maker has joined the growing number of brands branching out into off-road vehicles.

Can you answer this road rule puzzle?

Can you answer this road rule puzzle?

A quiz asking drivers to choose which car has right of way is leaving Aussies stumped, with the majority unable to figure out the right answer.

Wed 14 Nov 2018

Mercedes-Benz reveals game-changing hybrid technology

Mercedes-Benz reveals game-changing hybrid technology

A WORLD-FIRST zero-emissions vehicle combines two green technologies but there is one big reason keeping it off Australian roads.

'You need a hug': Fake parking notice sparks outrage

premium_icon 'You need a hug': Fake parking notice sparks outrage

A Sunshine Coast woman got a rude shock when she found a fake "parking violation" notice on her car yesterday.

Apple founder slams Tesla, Musk ‘lies’ on self-driving cars

Apple founder slams Tesla, Musk ‘lies’ on self-driving cars

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak bought a Tesla because he was excited about the potential of self-driving cars. But now he doesn’t believe anything Elon Musk says.

Racy way we’ll use driverless cars

Racy way we’ll use driverless cars

A NEW study has revealed what we’ll really use driverless car for, and it’ll surprise you.

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