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How to quick clean your car video

Don't forget the windows inside and out during any clean of your car.

We're all busy and sometimes there's just not enough time to complete a full wash on your car. 

Melting an icy windscreen

There are many ways to remove ice from your windscreen. But why not prevent it in the first place?

Winter means frosted-up windscreens so here's a few tips to dealing with that early morning hassle.

Kids smashed through fence video

An out-of-control car is about to hit Mandy White and her family as they walk to school in the UK.

Mum now too terrified to walk her children to school after crashed car hits them on a footpath.

Big numbers for rare car rego

Australian numberplate NSW "29" sold for a record price at auction.

Someone has paid close to NZ$800,000 for a rare Australian number plate.

VW concepts on show

The Volkswagen Golf GTI RS concept.

Aftermarket suppliers go to work on a range of Volkswagen products.

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Capital buses to stop

Commuters are in for headaches as the new operator of Wellington's bus fleets hits an impasse with the drivers' union.

Some commuters are in for headaches as bus drivers hold stopwork meeting.

Uber 'stupidest business in history'

Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer at Magellan Financial Group, Hamish Douglass.

Australian CEO doesn't hold back on ride-sharing company labelling it a "ponzi scheme".

80kmh speed limit, maybe a bypass

20022017 Photo: David Wethey. A series of 8am traffic photos of SH6 and Tucker Beach intersection in Queenstown taken ...

A section of SH6 in Frankton will have a speed limit of 80kmh from May 30.

Greig hopes fresh food lures customers

Fiona Greig is hoping Sunday Cantina will bring more life to Mahara Pl.

Owner says it will fill a gap in the Kapiti market.

Diesel spill on Rimutaka Hill

A diesel spill has occurred on State Highway 2 on Rimutaka Hill. (File photo)

Drivers asked to drive carefully after spill on State Highway 2.

Public transport survey released

Residents are urged to give their views on Timaru's bus service.

Could public buses soon become a feature of Timaru's main street?

Rotary racer turns heads at first attempt

Putaruru rotary racer Brendan McGovern with his 1974 Datsun 1200.

It may have been his first time racing but that didn't stop a Putaruru man from a podium finish in the New Zealand Rotary Racing Enthusiasts Series.

Motorists' alley standoff turns nasty video

Trouble ahead as two cars meet in a narrow alleyway in China.

Watch as a Mexican standoff quickly escalates into Chinese road rage.

Judge: Sign up at Teretonga

Dee St, Invercargill

"If you're wanting to do anything outrageous, go to Teretonga and sign up there."

Lions' fans may skip south

Christchurch hosted a test match in 2005 when Welsh Lions Fan Simon Mathias tested his ball skills in Cathedral Square.

South Island centres are unlikely to cash in on the Lions tour, with only a few hundred campervans to cross Cook Strait.

Fields out at Ford

New Ford CEO Jim Hackett.

Ford replaces its CEO as it struggles to keep its traditional auto-manufacturing business running smoothly.

New Mini gets a plug video

A BMW 225xe by any other name... is a Mini Countryman E.

Nifty bit of platform-sharing means Mini SUV is now available as an electric vehicle.

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Capital buses to stop

Commuters are in for headaches as the new operator of Wellington's bus fleets hits an impasse with the drivers' union.

Some commuters are in for headaches as bus drivers hold stopwork meeting.

Uber 'stupidest business in history'

Australian CEO doesn't hold back on ride-sharing company labelling it a "ponzi scheme".

How to quick clean your car video

GP reveal for new Megane RS video

Trends in SUVs and Vans

Isuzu MU-X no longer mysterious

Most visible exterior change is this new nose with its different grille, LED lights and daytime running lights. ...

We drive Isuzu's upgraded MU-X which is probably the most straightforward SUV around.

The world's most outrageous people mover video

Tesla Model X is based on same platform as Model S sedan. But strange things happen when you open the doors.

Electric performance and weird doors really give the Model X wings.

V8 Jeep missing a spot

It's possible there's too much choice in the Grand Cherokee range. Because we can't see where this one fits.

We look at the secret lurking in the Grand Cherokee range that doesn't often get talked about.

Dressed-up Isuzu D-Max?

D-Max is more about work, less about play than other "lifestyle" utes. Even in more luxurious LS specification.

The revised D-Max ute is still more about function than weekend fun.

lifestyle vehicles

Skoda debuts new baby SUV video

Skoda's 2018 Karoq SUV.

Skoda's SUV onslaught continues with new Mazda CX-3 rival.

The world's most outrageous people mover video

Tesla Model X is based on same platform as Model S sedan. But strange things happen when you open the doors.

Electric performance and weird doors really give the Model X wings.

It's a Land Rover not a Sea Rover video

A stranded Land Rover SUV is hit by waves on a beach in the US.

An SUV driver's joy ride along a beach in the US has come to a salty and sandy end.

Big Shaq's big truck video

Former NBA star Shaquille O'Neal is happy with his big Ford truck.

When you are 2.16m tall and wear size 22 shoes you need a big truck to get around.

road tests

BMW 540i is hi-tech but old-fashioned video

Elegant, but it's unlikely the new 5-series will wow you with its styling innovation.

New luxury sedan looks like a heritage model, but it's one of the most hi-tech cars in the world.

The day I drove an electric racing car video

Feels like a real racing car in the corners. Just not that fast in a straight line...

Electric racer proves there's more to circuit cars than straight-line speed.

Superb Sportline sweet but not super-sharp

Sportline package dispenses with the chrome in favour of black exterior detailing.

A big family-car favourite has taken up sports.

Real plug-in driving in NZ video

Plug-in version hardly distinguishable from regular Prius. Unless you count our car's fetching silver stripes.

We're spending the next few months in an electric Prius. For now, we've just spent time in a traffic jam.

bikes

Ton-up Triumph a green and pleasant ride

Good luck with spotting the new T100 from the existing T120; the best way is to count the number of front disc brakes.

A gentle ride back to the 1960s on a machine that looks like it has stepped straight out of The Who's mods-versus-rockers classic rock opera, Quadrophenia.

Bike racer turns safety champ

Karel Pavich demonstrates the style that won her the 2006 New Zealand 250cc road-racing championship.

There's a lot more to riding a bike than there is to driving a car and riding for 45 years doesn't make you a good rider.

Unreal wheelie stunts video

Unreal wheelie stunts in Miami.

Check out this young man as he performs some jaw-dropping wheelies on the streets of Miami.

Road King now Special

Lowered stance, blackout of all the shiny bits and the ditching of the windshield identify the special Road King.

 A Harley-Davidson classic has been refreshed to appeal more to today's cool kids.

shows

The $166K diamond-studded car key video

The $166,000 diamond-encrusted Senturion bracelet that is also a car-key.

Have you ever wondered how billionaires unlock their cars?

Trumpchi cars considers name change video

Chinese car brand Trumpchi considering a name change as it eyes entry to the US market.

A 10-year-old car brand has unwittingly landed much of the spotlight at the world's biggest auto show.

Motoring metal in Shanghai

The LDV D90, officially unveiled at the Shanghai show.

The world's biggest auto show has provided us a glimpse of what's coming to NZ.

Audi's next-gen electric concept

Audi e-tron concept unveiled at the 2017 Shanghai auto show.

Wireless charging, 500 kilometre range and 370kW of power on the menu with e-tron Sportback.

customs & classics

'So uncool, it's cool' video

Tom Henman with his 1992 Lada Cossack converted from petrol to diesel.

A young Nelsonian is proud to be seen in his Russian "joke on wheels".

Pet pony-for-pony car starts collection gallery

Speed family Ford Mustangs.

A family's collection of classic Ford Mustangs began with the exchange of a real horse.

Iconic Jaguars are vintage drives

Jaguar E-Type.

What's it like behind the wheel of a quartet of legendary Leaping Cats?

Kiwi's 1966 Mini is all-electric

Michael Laba with his pure-electric '66 Mini. It's been a labour of love for nearly two decades.

Quiet achiever turns classic small-car into into an electric vehicle

quizzes

Quiz: Super behinds

Motoring quiz

Can you recognise these beauties just by looking at their rears?

Quiz: Motoring on

How well have you been keeping up with all the latest motoring news?

Quiz: Know your tail-lights

Are you a shining light?

Motorsport

Dixon opens up on armed robbery

Scott Dixon says it was a shock to be held up at gunpoint in Indianapolis.

Waiting in the Taco Bell drive thru for a Cheesy Gordita Crunch never was so dangerous.

Behind Scott Dixon's wheel video

370kmh and all you have to hold onto is the wheel - here's what Scott Dixon will use in the Indy 500.

Robbery could puncture Dixon's dream

Ex-MotoGP champ Hayden dies video

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Motorists' alley standoff turns nasty

Watch as a Mexican standoff quickly escalates into Chinese road rage.

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