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    Report: Only 1 in 234 pass Melbourne's tough new taxi driver test
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    In London, cab drivers undergo a grueling testing and memorization regime known ominously as "The Knowledge." Obtaining a license to drive one of the British capital's distinctive black cabs is so difficult that students often use motor scooters to get around and learn some 320 routes on 25,000 ...

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    Official: Ford unveils its facelifted Falcon finale with new XR8
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    While its days may be numbered, Ford isn't just going to let its Falcon sedan limp out for the Australian market. No, the Blue Oval is releasing a refreshed Falcon for its final years, and it's lead by this, the new XR8. That's right, this dead-car-driving is going to go out on a high ...

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    Video: Ford car-camo artist works his craft on Australia's new Falcon XR8
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    Ford is among the kings of concealment when it comes to test cars. On one recent Mustang SVT mule, the automaker went to the extreme of putting baffles over the exhausts to hide how many there were. Sounds like a lot of work, right? In a new video, the Blue Oval has decided to take fans behind ...

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    Report: Australian Jeep marketing stunt goes awry [w/video]
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    Jeep fans in Australia are none too happy with the off-road brand following a contest that saw ten new Cherokees sold for just $10,000 Australian (about CAD$10,100), roughly a quarter of the vehicle's price Down Under. The contest, called the "World's Most Remote Dealership," gave Aussies the ...

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    Video: Australian team aims to break electric car world record
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    Review: 2014 Hyundai i40 Tourer
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    Recently, we took a vacation to Australia, because sometimes we have to get away from all of that other travel and good living that we withstand in order to bring you the latest car news. While there, we grabbed the keys to a Hyundai i40 Tourer, essentially the Sonata wagon we never got a chance ...

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    Video: 2015 BMW 2 Series ad stirs up controversy in Australia [w/poll]
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    A complaint by an Australian movie-goer has put the brakes on an extended in-theatre ad campaign by BMW, and drawn the attention of the country's Advertising Standards Board. According to the anonymous complaint, the ad "portrays an unfavourable message, contrary to safe and sensible ...

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    Official: Mercedes takes off with Heli-Express airport transfer service in Melbourne
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    There may be more luxurious ways to get to the airport than in a Mercedes-Benz, but there aren't many. Especially if you live in Australia. The Mercedes dealership in Melbourne operates a remote location at the airport where you can valet your car while you travel. Drive up to the Mercedes-Benz ...

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    Video: Aussie Ford Falcon GT shows its rear end to Lamborghini Gallardo
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    When Ford Australia announces, as it did recently, that it wants to celebrate the end of its Ford Performance Vehicle division with a Falcon FPV GT-F that celebrates big-bore origins of the nameplate, it's talking about the kind of car in this video. At some point the classic Falcon GT – ...

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    Video: 'Qashqai' name so hard to pronounce even Nissan is poking fun at it
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    Here in Canada, there aren't a lot of vehicle names that are very difficult to pronounce. Maybe the Volkswagen Touareg might trip up a few people, but by and large, we've got it pretty easy. Our friends in Europe, though, have a bigger challenge, thanks to vehicles like the Nissan Qashqai. Yes, ...

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