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Motornet: Holden Gives It Some Gas

Monday, 13 August 2001, 2:26 pm | Karl Ferguson

"You must get a lot of strange looks driving a white Holden," said the cheerful Maori bloke at the carpark ticket booth. I was running late for a meeting, and looked at him rather blankly. "You know, it looks just like a cop car," he added. More >>

Motornet: Vive la Revolvolution

Tuesday, 17 July 2001, 11:57 am | Karl Ferguson

Volvo's revolution continues with the introduction of the sleek and stylish S60 sedan. If this car can't change perceptions of the marque, nothing will. More >>

Motornet: Back Roading In Subaru's H6 Outback

Tuesday, 12 June 2001, 10:53 am | Karl Ferguson

Subaru's new Outback H6 looks little different from the four-cylinder version, but everyone knows that beauty is skin deep. In the case of the H6, it's what lies beneath the bonnet that really counts.... More >>

Motornet: Suburban Commando

Wednesday, 16 May 2001, 11:19 am | Karl Ferguson

Ford has weighed into the mini Sport's Utility Vehicle segment with the new Escape. But is it a case of more bark than bite with this aggressive looking newcomer? More >>

Motornet: Picasso - The Icing On Citroen's Cake

Tuesday, 1 May 2001, 11:37 am | Karl Ferguson

Citroen's new ovoid Picasso raises both eyebrows and interest as an unlikely wedding companion, but proves more than skin deep in the driving department. More >>

Subaru's WRX Tries On A Suit For Size

Tuesday, 6 March 2001, 11:40 am | Karl Ferguson

It's been years since Subaru launched the WRX and the latest all-new version has been eagerly anticipated. But all would agree, it is a very different car from its predecessor. The big question is - will the punters buy it? More >>

Scoop Feature: A taste of the testing BT boats

Wednesday, 21 February 2001, 9:05 am | Karl Ferguson

Sailing the wrong way around the world might not seem like a lot of fun to everybody, but for others it's a thrill ride worth paying $80k for. Karl Ferguson gets first hand experience of the all-conquering BT boats. More >>

MOTORNET: Diesel revolution

Monday, 12 February 2001, 10:09 am | Karl Ferguson

Diesel tends to conjure up images of black smoke and greasy petrol station pumps, not high performance and a 'clean green image.’But internationally, diesels are being embraced. Perhaps it's time New Zealand took a closer look.... More >>

MOTORNET: The Comeback Cat

Tuesday, 16 January 2001, 10:10 am | Karl Ferguson

Only a few short years ago, the rarefied Jaguar brand was looking like it might not survive to see the new millennium. Thanks to a much needed cash injection from new owner Ford the day was saved. Luckily, the latest S-Type shows why it was such ... More >>

MOTORNET: A Tale Of Two Hybrids

Tuesday, 19 December 2000, 10:01 am | Karl Ferguson

It can be hard to attract attention around Wellington. It would seem that for many capital city dwellers, perfecting the art of cool, collected non-chalance is a must - particularly if you’re part of the ever expanding cafe set. It just isn't done ... More >>

Motornet: Out Of The Box

Wednesday, 6 December 2000, 2:48 pm | Karl Ferguson

The haunting melody of Albinoni's Adagio builds to a crescendo, each note perfectly reproduced through nine glorious speakers. It fills the cars interior with brilliant sound, the music bold and strong. I can’t help but think, as the late afternoon sun ... More >>