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Video: dodgy taxi dash video

Oncoming cars had the clear to go but fortunately didn't.

A Wellington taxi driver will be fired for a dash through an intersection at rush-hour.

Tesla mania hits NZ

Model S is the car that established Tesla as an 'it' brand. Still doing stirling work.

OPINION: I think Tesla is the carmaking equivalent of Apple and I don't mean that in a nice way.

Lemons hit the road

The Shitbox Rally is returning to NZ for its second year.

12:28 PM  Sixty "shitbox" cars set to leave Christchurch on a colourful convoy as part of the Shitbox Rally.

New entry in luxury car market

Infiniti Q50 is available with conventional powertrain or as a hybrid.

Nissan's luxury brand is being brought to NZ. But not by Nissan.

When parking is a struggle video

Driver struggling to park ends up ploughing into other car

A driver struggling to park their vehicle in China gets it all wrong just when it looked right.

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Kingston Flyer sold

The Kingston Flyer in its heyday.

The Kingston Flyer has been sold unconditionally to mystery buyers.

Big bus changes for Qtown

Traffic congestion in Queenstown.

Two dollar bus rides and new routes and timetables could be available in Queenstown later this year as new Mayor Jim Boult pushes to improve the area's public transport.

Bowaters named best Toyota dealership

Toyota New Zealand CEO Alistair Davis, left, with Nelson's Tony Bowater at the annual Toyota Dealer Awards.

 A three-peat of national award wins "hard to trump" for Nelson car dealership.

Hawt dawg, it's hot dogs gallery video

Camaros, Mustangs, and BelAirs - oh my! Opunake Beach welcomed the first lot of Americarna participants.

Americarna under way as hundreds of car enthusiasts kick it by the seaside.

Range Rover hints at sports car

Land Rover design chief Gerry McGovern has hinted that Range Rover could produce a conventional luxury car.

British brand looks to expand its portfolio beyond SUVs.

Donated bikes stolen from school

The shed at Pomare Primary School in Taita, Lower Hutt, was broken into early this year. The barred door was pulled on ...

A locked door and a padlocked gate didn't stop thieves from taking ten bikes from a Lower Hutt school

Defensive driving course condition

Barry Fitzgerald's McLaren F1 crashed on the Queenstown-Glenorchy Rd at Closeburn on Saturday, December 3.

The Australian man who crashed a multi-million dollar McLaren supercar near Queenstown given diversion.

Qtown road 'will kill someone' video

A series of 8am traffic photos of SH6 and Tucker Beach intersection in Queenstown taken within nine minutes of each other.

NZTA will have blood on its hands if it doesn't change the dangerous intersection in Queenstown, residents say.

Minister not keen on drive video

A "tourist" driver on the wrong side of the road on the Crown Range in January 26.

Simon Bridges called "naive" as he rejects offer from Queenstown man to take him on a tour of NZ's horror roads.

Geely eyes Lotus/Proton takeover

One-off Bond-style Evora Sport 410 was created by Lotus Exclusive.

Chinese giant set to snap up struggling Proton and Lotus.

McLaren movie trailer debuts

Roger Donaldson is the director of a docudrama based on car builder and champion race car driver Bruce McLaren.

WATCH: The first trailer for Roger Donaldson's docudrama on Bruce McLaren

The red, white and 'oohs' video

The 1937 factory built Cord Beverly is Reeve Barnett's favourite car to cruise around in.

The 10th anniversary of a classic car event will "make New Plymouth America, again".

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Lemons hit the road

The Shitbox Rally is returning to NZ for its second year.

12:28 PM  Sixty "shitbox" cars set to leave Christchurch on a colourful convoy as part of the Shitbox Rally.

When parking is a struggle video

A driver struggling to park their vehicle in China gets it all wrong just when it looked right.

Video: dodgy taxi dash video

Tesla mania hits NZ

Our Top Cars

Here is Our Top Car of 2016 video

Spark is Holden's entry-level model. But one of its best, we reckon.

Meet our Top Car for 2016. Micro round of applause please.

Our Top Tow Truck of 2016 video

You can't deny the presence. But Ram offers unique selling proposition as a working truck.

We count down the best cars of the year, culminating in our Top Car on Friday.

Our Top Hyper-Hatch 2016 video

Ford Focus RS

We count down the best cars of the year, culminating in our Top Car on December 16.

Our Top Super-Coupe of 2016 video

The C 63 S coupe is so much more than just a two-door version of the sedan.

We count down the best cars of the year, culminating in our Top Car on December 16.

lifestyle vehicles

Another Audi SUV, as is the fashion

Audi calls Q2 an urban SUV. So yes, it's front-drive. But quattro is coming.

Think Audi SUVs are a bit staid? Maybe you'll like the fashion-forward Q2.

Flagship Mitsi ute a wannabe SUV

Top Triton picks up luxury equipment and the VRX badge. Does that make it an SUV?

Mitsubishi's top Triton ute picks up luxury equipment and the VRX badge. So who needs an SUV?

Mitsubishi Eclipse name appears again

Mitsubishi is set to debut the Eclipse Cross concept at the 2017 Geneva motor show.

Mitsubishi is putting all its eggs in one basket as it looks to capitalise on the SUV boom.

Luxury SUV almost nails sporty video

Undeniably impressive around corners, but will the Levante's ride be too firm for some luxury-SUV buyers?

Maserati's first SUV has enough sportiness to be convincing. But it's a tricky balance.

road tests

Does Optima GT have enough sting? video

Optima GT represents a step towards a serious sporting sedan from Kia. Indent order-only for Kiwi market.

The GT is Kia's first try at a sports sedan with substance.

Luxury SUV almost nails sporty video

Undeniably impressive around corners, but will the Levante's ride be too firm for some luxury-SUV buyers?

Maserati's first SUV has enough sportiness to be convincing. But it's a tricky balance.

Electric car test run frayed nerves video

The new Hyundai Ioniq - by far the least expensive fully electric new vehicle in New Zealand.

The car panicked and we panicked as "range anxiety" hit on 170km test drive of Hyundai's new Ioniq electric car near Queenstown.

Countryman's a big deal

Refined on the road when you want it to be, but that Mini-ride is firm by most family-SUV standards.

The new Mini Countryman has given up any pretense of being small. It's just a fun family SUV now.

bikes

Donated bikes stolen from school

The shed at Pomare Primary School in Taita, Lower Hutt, was broken into early this year. The barred door was pulled on ...

A locked door and a padlocked gate didn't stop thieves from taking ten bikes from a Lower Hutt school

Should kids ride on footpaths? video

NZTA has recommended a law change to allow children under 12 to cycle on footpaths - but that's not pleasing everyone.

Major backing for a mum's petition to allow kids and parents to cycle on the footpath.

Harley-Davidson gift excites video

The Harley-Davidson Dyna that has been modified by motorsport icon Dan Gurney and gifted to Goodwood's Lord March.

Motorsport legend sends a surprise gift to the founder of the Goodwood Festival of Speed.

Harley Road King rearmed

The 2017 Road King might look the same, but there are huge changes behind the traditional facade.

More polish hasn't affected the Road King's classic Harley-Davidson character.

shows

New Ferrari is 'Superfast'

The 2017 Ferrari 812 Superfast.

Geneva debut for the most powerful and fastest Ferrari in the marque’s history.

Mitsubishi Eclipse name appears again

Mitsubishi is set to debut the Eclipse Cross concept at the 2017 Geneva motor show.

Mitsubishi is putting all its eggs in one basket as it looks to capitalise on the SUV boom.

Best Chicago show cars video

Just when it seems like there couldn't be any more crossovers, here come pavement-blistering high performance variants.

Hot Mopar Dodge Challengers video

The Mopar 2017 Dodge Challenger offers a pair of hand-painted, custom show car trim options.

Limited edition Dodge Challengers get custom paint jobs to celebrate Mopar's 80th anniversary.

customs & classics

Hawt dawg, it's hot dogs gallery video

Camaros, Mustangs, and BelAirs - oh my! Opunake Beach welcomed the first lot of Americarna participants.

Americarna under way as hundreds of car enthusiasts kick it by the seaside.

The red, white and 'oohs' video

The 1937 factory built Cord Beverly is Reeve Barnett's favourite car to cruise around in.

The 10th anniversary of a classic car event will "make New Plymouth America, again".

A most beautiful custom car gallery

Top down time for the "Mulholland Speedster", a 1936 Packard built by Hollywood Hot Rods.

A stunning heavily modified 1936 Packard has been named America's most beautiful custom roadster.

Ex-Trump limo for sale

The now US President Donald Trump commissioned this Cadillac limousine back in 1988.

It's not quite a presidential ride but this limousine was commissioned by the now US President Donald Trump.

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

From tarmac to water

Top level racer Neil Marshall made the switch from tarmac to water and hasn't looked back.

1:32 PM  "To be honest I'm just a petrol head, I love burning dinosaurs."

Hamilton: F1 cars sound terrible

Triple world champ urges new F1 bosses to upgrade "outdated" scene in blistering attack, fearing for 2017 cars.

Armstrong locks in two F4 drives

Red Bull ready to battle Mercedes video

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When parking is a struggle

A driver struggling to park their vehicle in China gets it all wrong just when it looked right.

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