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Toxic Tax

Another hike in the fuel price due to another Carbon Tax – on inferior quality fuel. The Machiavellian logic behind this toxic tax would have been funny if it was not so tragic, reckons Paul van Gass. It is a script not even the writers of the controversial final episode of Games Of

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Coup(é) de grâce

The SUV Coupé trend is booming. Paul van Gass wonders what makes these graceless coupés so popular. It was premier brand BMW who took it mainstream first, quickly followed by Merc and most recently Porsche and Audi. Nowadays, it seems, every car builder South of the Arctic (most notably in China)

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Tricks of the trade

Pay attention to professionals, take notes, save money. Your first car is always a blessing, even during those moments when it feels like a curse. Mine was a ‘one careful owner’ Mk1 VW Golf. The freedom of personal mobility it offered was a constant source of joy … until it caught fire. This happened

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Grave new world

“The future is big data, anti-heroes, and bedrooms on the freeway,” says Wayne Batty. It is a bird, it is a plane; no, it is Superman. Delivered with giddy levels of 1978 Hollywood melodrama, you can feel the optimism. Superman, with its message of justice and hope, resonated with an audience looking

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Learning to drive

It matters little how you learned to drive, Judgement day, aka the driving test, remains the great leveller. Whether you have been drifting the Blomqvist family Saab since you were eight years old, or you have only had a few sweaty-palmed driving school lessons in a Toyota Tazz, nothing prepares

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Who killed the sedan?

Wayne Batty reckons it is a casualty of excessive choice. If you owned a Nintendo Game & Watch **Fire** device in the early 1980s, your childhood was probably awesome. Controlling two trampoline-wielding firemen in a bid to bounce evermore frequent jumpers from a burning building into an ambulance seemed the best way

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