Chris Nixon

Chris Nixon

Motoring expert

What I like most are just cars and driving. Cars can be practical or fantastical. I relish the brilliance of consumer design in the Volkswagen Golf, the timeless elegance and searing efficiency of a Porsche 911 and the mad excess of a Lamborghini. The other bloke sees a clapped-out ute, but everyone has a dream machine.

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Motoring News & Reviews

At last, the “affordable” Lamborghini is coming

Here’s great news if that luscious Lamborghini Huracán you’ve longed for is just a tiny bit outside your budget: there’s a cheaper one coming. The Huracán LP580-2 recently raced into town briefl…

Lamborghini Huracan LP580

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American pick-ups and Haval SUVs now on sale in Brisbane

Those giant, shiny American pick-ups we see in movies and on TV can now be bought from a new outlet in Brisbane — and they share the showroom with something completely different, the first…


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Sixth-gen Elantra a strong choice for sedan buyers

Drivers wanting to buy a small sedan have an appealing new option after the introduction last week of a new-from-the-ground-up Hyundai Elantra. While sedans aren’t as popular as hatchbacks and SUVs…

Hyundai Elantra Elite

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Passat Alltrack a classy crossover for weekend warriors

Fancy a weekend away at one of Australia’s most exclusive resorts, hidden away at the end of a dirt track in a remote valley? Volkswagen’s Passat Alltrack is the car to get you there in…

Volkswagen Passat Alltrack

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Advanced safety and Korean makes feature in Best Car Awards

Are you puzzled about which new car to buy? Take a look at the winners in the Australia’s Best Car Awards, which were announced yesterday. The annual awards made by the RACQ and its affiliated…

Mazda CX-3 MAXX

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Mazda2 Maxx Sedan Review

We think of hatchbacks as roomy and practical, but if you really want those qualities a sedan is a better choice. Take the sedan version of the popular Mazda2, for instance. While the five-door…

Mazda 2 Maxx Sedan

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Isuzu D-Max delivers

Isuzu makes no extravagant, colourful promises for its D-Max one-tonne utes. Instead, it says it offers “honest, reliable products that deliver on their promise”. This statement won’t sell sports cars…

Isuzu D-Max ute

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Suzuki Vitara Review

As the Suzuki Vitara is all-new, naturally a few things take some learning. And most of all, it’s important to know this attractive small SUV isn’t the replacement for the Grand Vitara, the rugged…

Suzuki Vitara