Can 91 petrol go in my 95 car?

The answer is yes and no if you need to put 91 octane petrol in your 95 octane vehicle.

The answer is yes and no if you need to put 91 octane petrol in your 95 octane vehicle.

Peugeot puts 'swish' into SUV

Out-there styling is still a feature of new 3008. But the packaging is much more conventional.

Can the European Car of the Year cut it in New Zealand?

What is Holden up to?

Next two new Holden models to arrive in New Zealand will be the Equinox SUV (left) and the Astra wagon (right).

Holden uses the impending equinox to outline some significant change ahead.

TVR builds new sports car

TVR Griffith.

Meet the Griffith, the first new TVR sports car to be launched since the company was resurrected in British hands in 2013.

Impatient drivers put all at risk gallery

A tale of two overtakes. The vehicle closest to camera is safe but the blue hatchback further up the road is overtaking ...

Blind faith in their luck was the only thing that saved several motorists from disaster between Twizel and Timaru at the weekend.

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Saddle Rd smoothed out

The Manawatu Gorge closed on April after several slips.

Motorists say the maintenance work on the Saddle Rd has improved its condition

Anger over 'rutted' rural road video

Resident Ash Clarke says Wilson Rd was constantly rutted.

Ash Clarke says unless the prime minister moves in, his messy north-west Auckland rural road will never be sealed.

New speed cameras

The speed cameras will be set up at 33 sites around the country, in an effort by police to drive down speed-related ...

Seven new permanent positions set up in high risk areas across Waikato region.

Midlife crisis reaps golden reward

Graeme Frew and Full Noise in full flight in the Reno Championship Air Races in Nevada this week.

Wanganui man Graeme Frew exceeds all expectations at Reno Championship Air Races.

Road impossible to cross video

Residents say it is far too dangerous and want a pedestrian crossing on Matakana Road.

"We don't trust that our two children will be okay to even cross the road to play at the park."

Old-school Subaru triple treat

Top of the facelifted Subaru performance range: the WRX STi.

We head to Hampton Downs for fast laps with "cars that you can actually drive".

'Burt Munro of the skies' video

Burt Munro with his 1920 Indian Scout motorcycle.

In classic Burt Munro fashion, Graeme Frew's No 35 World War II fighter plane almost didn't make it to the start.

Meet the world's newest luxury car video

Distinctive front of the new Genesis G70.

Hyundai takes aim at Mercedes and BMW with new Genesis sedan.

Ute narrowly misses tanker video

Jonathon Kerr says he and his friends would "all be dead if the truck had cleaned [the ute] out".

Dashcam video shows hair-raising near miss as ute overtakes a convoy.

EV is clean, but how clean?

The Ioniq is the least expensive EV able to be purchased new in New Zealand. But it is still a pricey car.

OPINION: We're not quite there yet with renewable energy - but we're getting closer.

Kia confirms Stinger for NZ

Stinger will be a car with the X factor, promises Kia NZ.

A new Kia, unlike any seen before, is set to launch in New Zealand later this year.

Weird SUVS from France

Making a 4WD car is easy for Citroen: with the 2CV Sahara, it just put an engine at either end.

For strange SUVs, the go-to country is France.

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New speed cameras

The speed cameras will be set up at 33 sites around the country, in an effort by police to drive down speed-related ...

Seven new permanent positions set up in high risk areas across Waikato region.

Meet the world's newest luxury car video

Hyundai takes aim at Mercedes and BMW with new Genesis sedan.

EV is clean, but how clean?

Kia confirms Stinger for NZ

Trends in SUVs and Vans

Cactus dials back prickles

Latest Cactus is slightly cheaper, smoother to drive  - but still an extrovert.

A few key changes have made this Citroen less of a shock to the system.

Hilux back on top of Kiwi sales charts... for now

Toyota Hilux has scored a win in the big battle of the utes, knocking Ford Ranger into second place in August sales.

There's been change in the battle of the utes. Here's what's happened.

Sci-fi SUV pushes boundaries video

Nearly a quarter of a million dollars gets you a silent SUV that will romp away from supercars at the traffic lights.

We let Tesla's Autopilot 8.1 do its thing in the always-connected Model X.

China's upscale SUVs hit NZ

H2 carries some big-SUV styling cues, but it's a city-car at heart.

Can China's "premium" SUV brand cut it in New Zealand?

lifestyle vehicles

Weird SUVS from France

Making a 4WD car is easy for Citroen: with the 2CV Sahara, it just put an engine at either end.

For strange SUVs, the go-to country is France.

Porsche unveils fastest SUV video

2018 Porsche Cayenne Turbo.

German brand takes the SUV into supercar territory.

Supercharged off-road SUV video

Land Rover Discovery SVX.

British brand gives its latest SUV a hardcore off-road upgrade.

China's upscale SUVs hit NZ

H2 carries some big-SUV styling cues, but it's a city-car at heart.

Can China's "premium" SUV brand cut it in New Zealand?

road tests

Old-school Subaru triple treat

Top of the facelifted Subaru performance range: the WRX STi.

We head to Hampton Downs for fast laps with "cars that you can actually drive".

Civic gets Type R super-suit video

Pretty it ain't. The aero is functional, but we're not sure Type R had to look quite so outrageous.

We know the Type R is brilliant on-track. But it's also a talented road car in some surprising ways.

My time in a Tesla video

Stuff reporter Jackson Thomas had 72 hours in possession of a Tesla Model S.

Tesla gave one lucky Stuff journalist the keys to a $270,000 car for the weekend.

A strangely normal wagon

Twin-lamp restyle for Octavia is weirdly retro. But if does give you these cool angular indicators/running lights.

It's the kind of car Kiwis used to love, but don't really talk about any more.

bikes

Leaner and meaner cruisers

Harley developers started by getting the Slim to where they wanted it, then spun the rest of the range from it.

Just a few ingredients gives you a dozen new Harley-Davidsons. We ride the new Softail range.

Riding for mental health

Isaac London will ride a motorcycle from Canada to Argentina to raise awareness for mental health and suicide.

Auckland motorcyclist prepares for the longest ride of his life.

Women and their bikes

Stephanie Acraman will be riding along for the Distinguished Gentlemens Ride in Hamilton this year.

There will be plenty of 'eye-candy' for men and women at this year's DGR.

Wedded bliss on a bike

The Staffords traversed 21,044 kilometres over 12 weeks.

Auckland couple celebrate 40 years married with an 84-day, 21,000 kilometre motorcycle trip.

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911 GT3 gets touring package

2017 Porsche 911 GT3 Touring Package

Porsche revisits recipe used for collectible 911 R with new road focused version of the 911 GT3

Star cars set for Frankfurt debut

With more than 1000 horsepower and a top speed of more than 349kmh, Mercedes-Benz's AMG Project One will compete ...

Hybrid hypercars, more electrics than you can shake a plug at and pricey "exotics" vie for attention in Germany.

Revered Alfa tops big show

The stunning Alfa Romeo 6C 3000 CM (Competizione Maggiorata) Pininfarina Superflow IV with trophies won at the Salon ...

A 57-year-old one-off "space age" Alfa Romeo has driven away with top honours a prestigious car show in the UK.

Mini unveils electric concept video

Mini has unveiled its electric concept.

British brand's electric car plans revealed in new zero-emission concept.

customs & classics

Piles of fun from mini car

Jeseka Pile with her Riley Elf, one of a long line of Minis she has owned since getting her first one at 15.

Jeseka Pile's life has always been full of Minis and the good times that go with them.

Truck a 'work of Art'

It took four years to restore the highly modified 1953 Ford F100 truck.

Among the star line-up at the KaikĊura Hop is a World Truck Show winner.

Sparks fly at E-Type relaunch

The E-Type Zero drives and looks like an E-type and, despite its electric engine, is actually quicker than an original ...

"The world's most beautiful car" gets a planet-friendly makeover - and picks up speed in the process.

Hopping spectacular car fest

Miss Kaikoura Hop organiser Fonda Novis and Kaikoura Hop organiser Doug O'Callahan.

The popular Kaikoura Hop is still expected to draw in the crowds and cars.

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

Rossi to try to race with a broken leg

Valentino Rossi plans to ride for Movistar Yamaha in the MotoGP this weekend despite his broken leg not fully healing.

MotoGP star plans to race this weekend despite not fully healing a broken leg suffered three weeks ago.

Leitch surprised by bus incident video

"It wasn't till I got very close to the bus that I realised the bus was on my side of the fence."

'Burt Munro of the skies' video

Vettel loses huge ground

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Anger over 'rutted' rural road

Ash Clarke says unless the prime minister moves in, his messy north-west Auckland rural road will never be sealed.

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