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Cancer sufferer's dream car stolen

The classic AC Cobra was Brad Douglas' dream car.

Freshly diagnosed, she bought her husband a car because "life's too short" – only to have it stolen.

Road test: Holden Spark LT

New Spark is one of the smallest models in the segment, but cleverly adopts a big-car stance.

Holden's new city car aims to deliver budget motoring without skimping on technology. Does it succeed in being cheap and cool? By David Linklater

Coppins sets sights on world vets gallery

Josh Coppins jumping one of the table top jumps during the Nelson Motocross Championships held at MotoXpark in Wakefield.

Coaching may be his focus these days but former Grand Prix star Josh Coppins hasn't lost his speed on the bike.

Dodgy on-screen car salesmen

Cyril tells it like it is. Especially if the car's been owned by one of the Trevors.

These guys will make you want to take the bus.

Truckies 'unsafe' drivers: police

A truck driver has serious injuries after crashing on Christchurch's Southern Motorway about 10am on May 4.

Stats show truck drivers are no great shakes at driving, either, police say.

Kiwis 'inconsiderate' drivers video

Waikato roading police manager Inspector Freda Grace believes Kiwi attitudes towards driving needs an overhaul.

You can't break the law, but how do you get past that idiot who only speeds up for the passing lanes?

Brazen luxury car thieves at large

060411 News. Photo: Alexia Johnston/ High Country Herald. John and Jenny Hardie's 1979 Lincoln Contiental MKV ...

Gone in 60 seconds? More like gone in 16 hours for an unsolved slow motion luxury car heist.

A car that can sense your emotions

Honda is looking to develop technology that would allow its cars to interact with humans.

Honda teams up with Softbank to create a car that can sense drivers' emotions.

Mercedes-Benz NZ plugs-in

New C 350e and GLE 500e plug-ins cover  Mercedes-Benz's most popular vehicle genres.

Mercedes-Benz isn't the first premium brand to the Kiwi market with plug-in cars. So it aims to be the cleverest instead.

Rise of the e-asy riders video

E-mountainbikes are growing in popularity, especially among older riders who appreciate the assistance up hills.

Motorised e-mountainbikes can be found on a trail near you, but are the purists prepared?

Pokemon no: Driver hits police car video

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JULY 20:  Pokemon GO players meet at Sydney Opera House on July 20, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. The ...

Not surprisingly, playing Pokemon Go while driving is a poor idea.

Record pre-war car price tipped video

A 1939 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Lungo Touring Spider is displayed at Sotheby's in New York City.

This 1939 Alfa Romeo is a stunning combination of speed and beauty.

Tiny 1970s car sets world speed record video

The Enfield 8000 smashes world speed record.

A tiny 40-year-old electric vehicle dubbed the "Flux Capacitor" has become the world's quickest street legal electric vehicle.

Mechanics gear up for EVs video

Nissan Leaf is still the only pure electric vehicle on sale in New Zealand.

Is fixing cars is still a good career option at the dawn of the electric vehicle era?

Ideal car crash survivor is spooky video

Graham has no neck, ruling out broken necks and whiplash and a flat, fatty face to protect the nose and ears.

Meet Graham, the only person designed to survive a car crash.

Ban on Wicked in Aus video

Three Wicked Campers vehicles have been banned in New Zealand.

Wicked Campers' controversial slogans are forced off the road in Queensland.

Truck tips digger in ditch

A truck balances on two wheels after its trailer skidded into a ditch.

A truck has skidded on grit and tipped its trailer on a remote road in the Marlborough Sounds.

VW scandal tab nears $20b

The VW brand outperformed expectations as the European auto market improved and corporations purchased more fleet ...

Volkswagen's stock jumps even as its bill on the emissions scandal grows.

Life-saving rally victors video

Bruce and Harry at a stop on their epic Peking to Paris rally journey.

When Bruce and Harry Washington arrived at the car crash, they could see the man was dead.

Tesla's future revealed

Elon Musk will reveal the future of his car company later today.

Plans for an electric pick-up truck, compact SUV, semi and bus, as well as self-driving capabilities and more.

Tequila transformation for Ford

Tequila makers use juice from the fruit of these agave cactus plants to create the famous alcohol. Now the leftovers ...

Leftovers from plants used to make tequila will be recycled into sustainable plastics, for use in cars.

Tech leap at the pumps

Customers can use a mobile app to order and pay for their fuel.

Imagine a world where you don't even have to leave your car to pay for fuel. That world is here.

Meet the bigger, better Kia Optima

The new Kia Optima - it looks the same but it is different.

There's a new Kia Optima around. We answer some burning questions about the car.

Aprilia's RSV4 now an easier, faster ride

Race Pack gives you fully kitted out RSV4 - but costs $32k-plus.

Aspiring racers will get plenty of thrills from the flagship RSV4 RR.

SUVs and utes the new Kiwi deal

SUVs such as this Skoda Yeti now hold sway in New Zealand's new vehicle market.

New statistics show Kiwis are embracing SUVs and utes more than ever before.

Bentley's ultimate angling accessory

The Bentley Bentayga Fly Fishing by Mulliner.

Here's a special way to hit the rivers - if you can afford it.

Audi vs Tesla

Audi will sell a fully electric SUV from 2018.

Audi intends to put the pressure on Tesla with move to making more electric vehicles.

Historical Packard pursuit stalls

Packard vehicles like this 1927 model are a rare treat for classic car enthusiasts.

German man discovers rare 1934 limo came from Oregon, USA, raising even more questions.

Daihatsu doors could fall off

Robots assemble the main body of one of Daihatsu Motor's vehicles at the minivehicle maker's Kyushu Oita (Nakatsu) No 2 ...

Company recalling about 800,000 mini vehicles in Japan after discovering flaw with Tanto model.

Old Kombi, new attraction video

It took about seven years of searching for Pienaar to find this 1967 VW Kombi van - in South Africa.

It took a seven-year search, but Rocco Pienaar's finally got the Kombi he was after.

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