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    Report: GM to shutter Holden by 2016? [UPDATE]
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    Just how long are the lights at General Motors' Australian subsidiary, Holden, going to remain on? According to a government report obtained by Australia's ABC and reported via the country's News.com.au website, not past 2016. The news comes mere months after Ford announced plans to end its ...

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    Video: Australian motorist goes berzerk, headbutts passing cars
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    We understand traffic getting you down, but this is taking things to extremes. An Australian man went on an utter rampage during rush hour outside of Perth, on the country's west coast, with his ten-minute conniption backing up traffic for nearly an hour on the Kwinana Freeway. The incident ...

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    Official: Australians elect senator from Motoring Enthusiast Party
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    Ricky Muir brings new meaning to the phrase "public servant." Muir is one of the newest members of the Australian Senate, and while the title of "Senator" makes it easy to stereotype him as a typical politician, his choice of political party is a far cry from the Liberal and Labor parties that ...

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    Report: AU Gold Coast turns away Top Gear taping, fears noisy cars
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    For all of its negatives and controversy, let's get one thing clear - the BBC's Top Gear has quite possibly the largest viewing audience of any TV show on the planet, an estimated 350 million people in 170 of the 190-odd countries on the map. Which makes it rather odd that Australia's capital of ...

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    Report: Subaru debuts tougher-looking Outback for Australia [w/poll]
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    If you're going to name a car after a specific location or region, you'd better make sure it's taken seriously in the place it's named for. You're not likely to see a Chevrolet Monte Carlo in Monaco, and the Alfa Romeo Montreal was never even officially offered in North America, but the Subaru ...

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    Video: Watch Aussie try to pay parking ticket in coins
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    A man in Adelaide, Australia was understandably perturbed after getting a $60 parking ticket. Rather than just pay his fine and carry on with the day, he opted to make life difficult for the folks at the Adelaide City Council, by giving them $60 in nickels to count through. Not the nicest gesture ...

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    Video: Drive-up bank robbery perpetrated with Cayenne and WRX
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    Thieves carried out what appears to be a movie-script-perfect robbery of a bank in Sydney, Australia late on Friday morning, using two stolen high-performance vehicles in the process. At around 11:15 AM local time, in near mid-day light, reports say that two men in masks smashed into the side of ...

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    Official: Nissan poised to nearly double exports from US by 2015 [w/video]
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    As a part of a plan to double its US export volume by 2015, Nissan started shipping 2014 Pathfinder SUVs from its plant in Smyrna, TN to Australia and New Zealand. These Pathfinders are not only the first right-hand-drive models Nissan has exported from the US, but their 10,000-mile journey ...

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    Read This: Alan Mulally talks about why Ford's Falcon had to die
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    When Ford made the decision to end production of the Falcon sedan and Territory CUV in Australia, it wasn't a popular move Down Under. The large, four-door Falcon had been in production for 50 years, and while Ford has reaffirmed its commitment to the Australian market, it's understandable that ...

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    Report: 2014 Chevy SS production underway in Oz
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    With the 2014 Chevrolet SS expected to go on sale by the end of this year, production for the high-performance sedan has reportedly kicked off at its Australian assembly plant. According to Motoring.com.au, the SS began rolling off the Holden assembly line this week, but there's no word as to ...

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    Official: Ford Australia debuts Ranger-based Everest SUV concept
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    Ford has been in hot water in Australia ever since it announced plans to end local production of the Falcon and Territory SUV. Besides canceling a model that is to Oz what the Mustang is to America, the end of production means more than a few folks will be out of work. Keen to prove that it has ...

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    Read This: Dissecting Opel's failure in Australia
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    As we reported last week, Opel, General Motors' German subsidiary, announced that it was pulling out of the Australian market after less than a year. The brand sold a meager 1,530 cars from August of 2012 to June of 2013, and simply never really appeared as a legit competitor to its primary ...

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    Report: Opel Australia shuttered after less than one year
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    General Motors has announced that it will shutter Opel's Australian division less than a year after launching the brand in the market. GM's decision to bring Opel, a German-based moniker that the automaker has been trying to figure out what to do with for years, to Australia in August of 2012 ...

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    Report: Man arrested in Australia for driving with pliers instead of steering wheel
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    We'll be the first to say that taking short cuts to keep a car on the road isn't a good practice, but sometimes, people take it too far. No, we're not talking about using a coat hanger for a throttle linkage, or driving on bald tires for one more week, even though the cords are showing. We're ...

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    Report: Ford Australia to kill off FPV by 2014 in advance of Mustang return
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    Ford seems to be having a good time yanking our friends in Australia about. First, there was the news that after 90 years, the Blue Oval would be ending Australian production, effectively killing the legendary Falcon sedan. Then, yesterday came the announcement that Oz would be getting the ...

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    Report: Ford Mustang returning to Australia in 2016
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    Australia's Herald Sun newspaper has reported that the next-generation Ford Mustang is heading Down Under in 2016, just as Ford is hanging the "Closed for Good" sign on its Australian manufacturing operations and sending the Falcon to its grave. Ford hasn't offered any official word on the ...

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    Official: Subaru gives Aussies BRZ Sports Pack
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    Well, it might not be exactly the Subaru BRZ STI that we've all been waiting for, but Australian market shoppers are now going to have the option of adding some STI flavor to their coupe, with this new BRZ S. Critically, the Sports Pack upgrades included in the S specification do not involve ...

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    Report: Jaguar turns down offers to join V8 Supercars, questions AMG, Volvo participation
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    Rumors have swirled in recent weeks that Jaguar may be the next manufacturer to join the V8 Supercars racing series, made popular in Australia but now well-known in other parts of the world as well. Sadly, Jag's participation is not to be. In fact, it would be "insane," according to Jaguar Land ...

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    Report: Volvo to use Oz as test bed for more Polestar models?
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    We've already told you about the slightly more awesome version of the Volvo S60 that our friends Down Under can now get their hands on. And according to Aussie site Drive.com.au, Volvo may look to the land of Oz for future testing of new, Polestar-tuned, high-performance models. Volvo has ...

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    Official: Volvo joins Australia's V8 Supercars series [w/video]
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    It was just a rumor, but now it's official, mates: Volvo will be joining the V8 Supercars series in Australia with an official team for 2014. Volvo is partnering with Garry Rogers Motorsport and its own Polestar tuning firm to create Volvo Polestar Racing. A V8 engine will be produced by the ...

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