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    Its not the legal limit per say I'm talking about...

    Its not the legal limit per say I'm talking about - that's abitary and country dependent. A safe speed is always open to some interpretation. However lets not forget we share the roads with others -...
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    Monitoring speed doesn't bother me - we have...

    Monitoring speed doesn't bother me - we have racetracks and autobahns for those who have the need to travel really quickly.
    Far more worrying is the potential of the system to track our movements -...
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    Not talking about the Commodore - Wheels says the...

    Not talking about the Commodore - Wheels says the ESP system in that is close to perfect - even on the dirt.
    We're talking about the Aurion (Wheels in their COTY issue mention "the Aurion's...
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    Yep - we should have compulsory driver training...

    Yep - we should have compulsory driver training conducted in a controlled environment such as a race track.
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    I think sales of Aurion are about on target then...

    I think sales of Aurion are about on target then (they wanted about 15,000 for the year). But more interestingly, if sales in January for the Aurion were only 84 ahead of the 380, then the 380,...
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    Driver training is very important. I agree 100%. ...

    Driver training is very important. I agree 100%.
    Its also worth noting that the safest car on the road would be one with a large spike in the middle of the steering pointing straight at the...
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    Compared to the generation of drivers who drove...

    Compared to the generation of drivers who drove cars in the 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s and so on, we've already lost lots of basic car control skills. I doubt I developed as good car control skills as my...
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    Sticky: So, apparently I'm a loyal, diligent worker, but...

    So, apparently I'm a loyal, diligent worker, but baffled by office politics and labour policies. And if I trade the Falcon in for a Mazda3 or Mazda6 I'll be even more staid and boring with no...
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    I think different manufacturers have different...

    I think different manufacturers have different setups. IIRC, you cannot fully switch off the Mercedes ESP system.
    And while people (young guys especially) will be hoons, and there is no fail safe...
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    Nice find on the Sierra. Pity I can't afford it. ...

    Nice find on the Sierra. Pity I can't afford it.
    Not that it makes any difference, but I was driving the Commodore VE in the Adelaide Hills and the Aurion in the Yarra Valley near Melbourne.
    I...
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    On the Commodore VE is is down next to the...

    On the Commodore VE is is down next to the transmission lever, IIRC. Very clearly marked and easy to turn off.
    We left it on most of the time we had the car, some short experimentation aside. And...
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    Assuming Ford provides the V6 option in the local...

    Assuming Ford provides the V6 option in the local Mondeo lineup. I've heard talk of standard 4-cylinder (2.0 or 2.3 litre I assume), a turbo-diesel option and a 5-cylinder 20v Turbo (same engine as...
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    True, the VDC has been criticised. But one...

    True, the VDC has been criticised. But one wonders just how fast you have to be going to get it to actually engage. I never got the VDC on the Aurion to engage on tarmac roads - despite some...
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    The Aurion hasn't exactly been lambasted by the...

    The Aurion hasn't exactly been lambasted by the reviewers. All the reviews go to pains to point out there's no torque steer for example.
    Its just that none of the reviewers have got excited by the...
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    Yep - that Mondeo will be targeted at...

    Yep - that Mondeo will be targeted at Mazda6/Accord Euro/Subaru Liberty. Not at the Epica or Camry.
    Ford will need to market the Mondeo heavily to reach the target market. I suspect they'll need a...
  16. Yeah - there must've been about 12-15 E-types...

    Yeah - there must've been about 12-15 E-types there.
  17. 1. One of the many E-Types; 2. Holden Monaro LE;...

    1. One of the many E-Types; 2. Holden Monaro LE; 3. Early 1960s Jaguar two-door (a Mk 2 perhaps?); 4. Holden HZ GTS; 5. MG 1100 (this car must've appalled the traditionalists); 6. 1947 Lancia Aprilla...
  18. Couple of more photos: 1. Fiat 1900A; 2....

    Couple of more photos:

    1. Fiat 1900A; 2. Old Rolls Royce; 3. Rover SD1; 4 Austin 1100; 5 Ford Cortina Mk 4 six clyinder (Aussie assembled car with the Falcon's 4.1 litre OHV six); 6 Fiat 500...
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    Poll: Also worth noting the M5 had a 24-valve head...

    Also worth noting the M5 had a 24-valve head (4-valve/cylinder) for its 3.5 litre six, whereas the M535i retained the standard 12-valve (2-valve/cylinder) arrangement.
  20. Poll: That's a saving of almost $5,000 on the $44,990...

    That's a saving of almost $5,000 on the $44,990 sticker price (plus on-road costs of course). That's not bad at all. I assume its a 2005 plate car. No doubt, like many manufacturers/dealers at the...
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    Nice car. Certainly a bit different to the BMW....

    Nice car. Certainly a bit different to the BMW.
    Enjoy it.
  22. Poll: If a V8 Caprice only cost $34,289 lots of us mugs...

    If a V8 Caprice only cost $34,289 lots of us mugs would suddenly become Holden converts and join a long line stretching around several blocks to buy one.
    The line would be even longer if the SS-V or...
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    Poll: I'd take the Lancia. Simply because its rarer,...

    I'd take the Lancia. Simply because its rarer, more unusual (not many FWD V8s around) and I'd prefer to take the unconventional approach anyway.
    Having said, if I can take both - I'd always take a...
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    Sticky: Excellent post. Much enjoyed. Best way to deal...

    Excellent post. Much enjoyed. Best way to deal with bureaucrats.
  25. Poll: The VDC wasn't its only downfall, just its major...

    The VDC wasn't its only downfall, just its major one - but I'll let you read the mag.



    Also VR - which everyone forgets about. And I assume you mean VB rather than VL.
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