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How do I refuel my car? video

The diesel nozzle (right) is fatter and won't slot into a petrol car's fuel filler. But the petrol nozzle (left) fits ...

11:05 AM  Refuelling a vehicle is an often done task but for many it is a struggle.

Dad saved by his seatbelt

Matthew Bergman's Toyota Celica after he crashed in Havelock last week.

12:01 PM  Slamming into a muddy ditch at 100kmh, Matthew Bergman thought he was "a goner".

Smarties failing first test?

So what exactly is the relationship between intelligence and driving ability?

11:03 AM  So what exactly is the relationship between intelligence and driving ability?

Weird lookers currently on sale

Toyota Prius (left) and Mirai (right) together: proof that weirdness is contagious.

These cars don't have to turn a wheel to make your jaw drop.

Why Rangie if you can Disco?

If it looks like a Range Rover, maybe it kind of is. Disco has stepped up in terms of on-road dynamics and luxury.

The Discovery might be a functional machine, but it's also a staggeringly smooth operator.

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New no-frills petrol station expected to push down prices

Waitomo Petroleum has begun work on a new self-service station on Tremaine Ave in Palmerston North. It's expected to ...

Waitomo Petroleum's new self-service station is due to open on Tremaine Ave in mid-August.

The 'Trippy Tippy Hippy Van' video

The Trippy Tippy Hippy Van races on its side in the US.

On its side is the right way up for a wacky Volkswagen Kombi race car in the US.

Caravan thieves steal slice of history

The Brabham at the Hampton Downs race track in north Waikato.

Vintage car linked to Great Train Robbers was stored inside stolen caravan.

Another slip falls

A new slip has fallen on the already-closed Manawatu Gorge road.

The closed Manawatu Gorge road is blocked by a third slip.

Surviving Auckland traffic video

How to beat the Auckland traffic.

As schools go back and roads choke we celebrate Auckland's best thing - the commute. Hold on, what?

Ford's 'golden noses' seek edge video

A "golden nose" employee conducts an "odour test" at the Polymer Laboratory at Ford's research and development centre in ...

Chinese don't like the ''new car'' smell so Ford has assessors to check the smell of all materials.

Lighter, faster Lotus Evora

2017 Lotus Evora GT430.

British car maker reveals most hardcore model yet.

Hot coupe is steer-by-wire

Q60 coupe is the newest model in the Infiniti lineup. Most hi-tech too, with a steer-by-wire system.

New coupe has computer-controlled steering, but still puts lots of power to the back wheels.

Luxury car landscape 'changing'

Lexus New Zealand senior general manager Paul Carroll.

Lexus boss Paul Carroll's vision for growth includes a belief that their back-story strengthens the brand.

Manawatu Gorge alternative urgent

Contractors work in the Manawatu Gorge earlier this year. Their efforts have so far been futile.

OPINION: For over 130 years, bits of the Manawatu Gorge have been falling down. But this time it might be closed forever.

Person trapped in car

The single car crash was on a tricky road, north of Wellington. (File photo)

The driver has been flown to hospital with serious injuries.

Beautiful coupe now wows NZ video

The sensuous-looking Lexus LC500 coupe poses at Highland Park motorsport track at Cromwell.

Lexus launches one of the most radical vehicle designs yet seen in New Zealand.

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Dad saved by his seatbelt

Matthew Bergman's Toyota Celica after he crashed in Havelock last week.

12:01 PM  Slamming into a muddy ditch at 100kmh, Matthew Bergman thought he was "a goner". Luckily he buckled up.

How do I refuel my car? video

11:05 AM  Refuelling a vehicle is an often done task but for many it is a struggle.

Smarter people failing first driving test?

Caravan thieves steal slice of history

Trends in SUVs and Vans

Why Range Rover when you can Disco?

If it looks like a Range Rover, maybe it kind of is. Disco has stepped up in terms of on-road dynamics and luxury.

The Discovery might be a functional machine, but it's also a staggeringly smooth operator.

Equinox a more captivating Holden SUV video

Equinox is Holden's replacement for the Captiva. It was revealed earlier this year... so you can ditch the camo, guys.

Mexico makes a much better Holden SUV than Korea.

Wow factor now populist

This is the first example of the eagerly awaited Civic Type R in NZ. With a 2007 model hot on its tail!

Some of the most exciting enthusiast cars of 2017 as are based on ordinary hatchbacks and sedans.

Our top 10 vehicles list almost carless

Toyota's Hiace van sells big to tradies and the rental industry.

What is going on? Just one conventional car in the top 10 of vehicles sold in New Zealand so far in 2017.

lifestyle vehicles

Merc ute revealed, NZ-bound early-2018 video

Entry-level Pure is the most rugged and functional of the three X-class models.

First-ever one-tonner from German maker aims to cover all of the bases, from fleet to luxury-lifestyle.

Utes are becoming luxury cars

Want to talk work-life balance? Modern pickups can do everything. As they should: they cost a lot.

Like so many country properties, the pickup-truck is being gentrified big-time.

All in with $400k Bentley video

Would you do this with a $285k SUV? Actually, this optioned-up Bentley Bentayga is more like $350k.

The super-expensive Bentayga SUV will seldom go off-road. Shame, because it can.

New Honda CR-V is longer, wider, taller

The new fifth-generation Honda CR-V, just arrived in New Zealand.

Honda's all new CR-V just about the jumps the launch queue with its early New Zealand arrival.

road tests

Beautiful coupe now wows NZ video

The sensuous-looking Lexus LC500 coupe poses at Highland Park motorsport track at Cromwell.

Lexus launches one of the most radical vehicle designs yet seen in New Zealand.

New GTS the perfect 911 for a commute to the circuit

Porsche's GTS models bridge the gap between road and track. This is the $264,600 911 Carrera 2 version.

There's yet another new 911 model on sale. Confused? Us too. But we still love the road-to-racetrack GTS.

All in with $400k Bentley video

Would you do this with a $285k SUV? Actually, this optioned-up Bentley Bentayga is more like $350k.

The super-expensive Bentayga SUV will seldom go off-road. Shame, because it can.

The first 1000km in our Toyota Prius PHV

Prius PHV at a racetrack. That's "at" a racetrack, not "on" a racetrack. Let's not be silly.

It's not pure-of-EV-heart, but our plug-in Prius is still proving to be an extremely green choice.

bikes

Another Munro sets land speed record video

Watch: Lee Munro - great-nephew of Burt Munro - screams across California desert on high-powered custom Indian Scout

Fifty years after Burt Munro set a land speed record, his great-nephew emulates him.

A master of all trades

Never mind the razor-cut form of the Superduke 1290 GT, experience the amazing way it functions.

This is arguably the most complete sport-touring motorcycle on the NZ market.

BMW brings quality to G 310 R

G 310 R is key to BMW Motorrad's plan to build more than 200,000 motorcycles per annum.

Learner bikes seldom offer as much status and quality as BMW's G 310 R.

Following in Burt's tyre tracks

Lee Munro with the 2017 Indian Scout he plans to ride at Bonneville.

History might be about to repeat itself as Lee Munro prepares to follow his great-uncle Burt to Bonneville.

shows

Sporty coupe reveal at Speedshow

The Lexus LC 500 coupe.

Lexus is all set to unveil its flagship luxury coupe to the New Zealand public.

Take a spin in a $43m classic video

The Ferrari 250 GTO owned by Pink Floyd drummer and car enthusiast Nick Mason.

Music and motoring combined to help celebrate 70 years of Ferrari at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.

Jaguar lays down Goodwood Law video

Jaguar XJR-12 D.

A nearly 30-year-old race car has posted the fastest run at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.

Watch: Mad Mike's drifting frenzy video

Mad Mike Whiddett rips it up at the 2017 Goodwood Festival of Speed.

Kiwi Mad Mike Whiddett has lit up the Goodwood Festival of Speed in his Mazda MX5.

customs & classics

The 'Trippy Tippy Hippy Van' video

The Trippy Tippy Hippy Van races on its side in the US.

On its side is the right way up for a wacky Volkswagen Kombi race car in the US.

Beatle's famous Rolls-Royce going home video

John Lennon's Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band Rolls-Royce Phantom V.

An exclusive Rolls-Royce exhibition is getting a little help from a colourful version once owned by John Lennon.

'New' 1957 Jaguar worth $1.76m

Essentially a D-Type racer for the road, XKSS is one of the world's rarest cars. But a little less rare now.

The rebooted XKSS is the first to be completed of a production run of just nine cars.

Steve McQueen loved his rare Jaguar video

Steve McQueen was not only the King of Cool, but also an obsessive collector of cool cars and bikes.

The "King of Cool" made these rare Jaguars famous and now a $1.76m example is being delivered to NZ.

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

The 'Trippy Tippy Hippy Van' video

The Trippy Tippy Hippy Van races on its side in the US.

On its side is the right way up for a wacky Volkswagen Kombi race car in the US.

Caravan thieves steal slice of history

Vintage car linked to Great Train Robbers was stored inside stolen caravan.

Paddon keen on Finish pace

Duncan back on top

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