Motoring News

Tue 11 Aug 2020

Renault’s answer to the VW Golf GTI

Renault’s answer to the VW Golf GTI

Hot hatches bring the best of both worlds – heart-racing performance and everyday liveability. But does this French car get it right?

Wraps come of a new fire-breathing muscle car

Wraps come of a new fire-breathing muscle car

Italy has unveiled its answer to the German powerhouse Mercedes-AMG C63 and BMW M3. And there is a secret weapon under the bonnet.

Toowoomba Holden lovers mourn loss of Australian icon

Premium Content Toowoomba Holden lovers mourn loss of Australian icon

JIM Beh learnt to drive in a 1966 HR Holden that was sold locally in Toowoomba, and since then he’s never bought another type of car.

Mon 10 Aug 2020

Don’t forget the finer details after an accident

Premium Content Don’t forget the finer details after an accident

After an accident the driver in the right is often left with the bill.

Sun 9 Aug 2020

Taking talking vehicles for a test drive

Premium Content Taking talking vehicles for a test drive

Ipswich will be home to a new pilot program designed to help cars communicate with each other. We take a look at the advanced technology and how it works.

KFC cravings cost L plater $650 and loss of licence

Premium Content KFC cravings cost L plater $650 and loss of licence

A LEARNER licence holder was busted drink driving without a legal supervising driver in the car, all for a feed of KFC.

Sat 8 Aug 2020

Why this could be the best hot hatch

Why this could be the best hot hatch

Hot hatches tick a lot of boxes, they are fun, fast and affordable. But this new little performance car has something else on its side.

Fri 7 Aug 2020

The SUV built for real family adventures

Premium Content The SUV built for real family adventures

Neither big families nor tough terrain are holding back the Mitsubishi Pajero Sport.

Thu 6 Aug 2020

Shock trend emerges in latest car sales

Shock trend emerges in latest car sales

Australians have been buying four-wheel-drive utes in record numbers for the past few years but now there’s a new top dog in the carpark.

‘Just wrong’: Audi pulls ‘provocative’ ad

‘Just wrong’: Audi pulls ‘provocative’ ad

The luxury car company has apologised for an 'insensitive' campaign which sparked a flurry of complaints.

Wed 5 Aug 2020

Drunk dad crashes with 6-year-old son in the front seat

Premium Content Drunk dad crashes with 6-year-old son in the front seat

A dad that crashed a car with his six-year-old son in a booster seat was breathalysed at nearly five times the legal limit, a court has heard.

‘Knew what they were doing:’ Thieves ram and loot

Premium Content ‘Knew what they were doing:’ Thieves ram and loot

The manager of a Caloundra business hit by ram raiding thieves in a stolen car says the damage caused to the store will cost more than what was stolen.

Tue 4 Aug 2020

Phone users avoid fine with loophole

Phone users avoid fine with loophole

One in ten people who have been caught using their phones while driving are going without being punished by using a legal loophole.

‘Way over:’ Police drag high range drink-driver out of car

Premium Content ‘Way over:’ Police drag high range drink-driver out of car

A truck driver who had to be dragged out of his car by police after he refused to be breathalysed has been trying to turn his life around.

Don’t invite fatigue on your road trip

Don’t invite fatigue on your road trip

This year our road toll is higher than the same time last year.

Mon 3 Aug 2020

Triton dual-cab beefs up with special edition model

Premium Content Triton dual-cab beefs up with special edition model

After getting some extra external muscle last year the Mitsubishi Triton can now add athleticism to its resume

Fri 31 Jul 2020

Best affordable hot hatch revealed

Best affordable hot hatch revealed

The Volkswagen Golf GTI has been the benchmark hot hatch for years, but a new contender from Ford could knock it off its perch.

Teen car thief: ‘Stealing is easier than earning money’

Premium Content Teen car thief: ‘Stealing is easier than earning money’

When police caught up with the defendant, his eyebrows had been singed and his eyelashes were also missing.

Possible new phone detection cameras for Toowoomba

Premium Content Possible new phone detection cameras for Toowoomba

MOBILE phone detection cameras could be rolled out in Toowoomba as part of a statewide trial. This is where you could be seeing them.

Old Falcon fetched an eye-watering price at auction

Premium Content Old Falcon fetched an eye-watering price at auction

THIS 1973 Ford Falcon XA GT, found rotting in a farm shed sold for the price of a small house.

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