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Australians blasé about home grown cars?


Do Australians care about where their next new car is made? If the answer is yes, statistics show car buyers here aren’t anywhere near as patriotic as in the U.S. New data released by AutoTrader.com in the U.S. has found 41% of car buyers there thought it was important to purchase a vehicle built in [...]

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Holden Cruze Recall


Holden today announced a recall of the Holden Cruze. Models powered by the 1.4 litre turbo petrol engine are affected, in all around 9500 vehicles will be checked in a move Holden says is merely a precaution. The recall was sparked following concerns an air deflector, also known as the belly pan, can catch oil that [...]

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Look out Holden…GM is coming to get you!


To say Australian car buyers are spoiled for choice in 2012 would be a massive understatement. There are currently over 50 different car brands available to buyers, if that wasn’t enough GM’s about to bring us another one! As you would be well aware GM’s long established brand down-under has been Holden. In Europe GM’s [...]

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Mid-Year car review


We’re just about halfway in another year of car reviews. After testing out about 50 models already this year Behind the Wheel’s Joel Helmes caught up with Paul Maric to compare notes and look at some of the cars that have really stood out so far in 2012… Our 2012 Car of the Year will [...]

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Behind the Wheel Podcast Episode 0187


We have a green light on another Behind the Wheel podcast. Join Joel Helmes and the team for another big show this week. Paul Maric features a review of the Volvo V60, and Joel checks out the SRi-V Holden Cruze. We also get a Fatality Free Friday update from Behind the Wheel road safety expert, [...]

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Holden Cruze SRi-V Review


Joel Helmes test drives and reviews the 2012 Holden Cruze SRi-V… You may remember that the Holden Cruze CD powered by the 1.4 turbo petrol engine with the six speed manual was a finalist in our 2011 Car of the Year. History shows that the brilliant Kia Optima Platinum took out the title but I [...]

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Holden Cruze CDX 2.0 Diesel Review


Joel Helmes road tests and reviews the turbo diesel Holden Cruze hatch. I’m an unabashed fan of Holden’s 1.4 litre turbo petrol engine. Last week I checked out a version featuring the mighty little engine and was again impressed, you can find that review here. The only thing I was disappointed with was the automatic transmission [...]

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Holden Cruze Hatch CD 1.4 Petrol review


Joel Helmes reviews the Holden Cruze hatch… I’m not afraid to admit that when the Cruze first hit Australian roads I was a little sceptical. I was sceptical because in my opinion the other Holden’s with roots in South Korea have been really disappointing. These models include the superseded Barina and the current Captiva. If [...]

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Holden Cruze Coupe Review


Behind the Wheel’s Garry Fabian road tests and reviews the new Holden Cruze coupe… The home grown Cruze, being built at the Holden plant in Adelaide, now has a coupe in the line-up, and in the near future a wagon will also be added to the  model range. Some of the smaller changes to the [...]

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Holden Caps Service Costs


There’s nothing worse than getting a nasty shock when you get the bill for your car service. It’s this very reason, we believe that many people have stopped taking their cars back to the dealership for services instead relying on smaller independent repair shops and also auto repair chains. Rightly or wrongly there is a [...]

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