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    Fuel prices in your country

    Huh... Diesel is still $1.49 for me. Bit better than the $2 I thought I'd be paying six months ago though.
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    Guess that car game

    Nope, try again.
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    Guess that car game

    Fire away!
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    Guess that car game

    MG B RV8?
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    Guess that car game

    I was originally thinking a Triumph Vittesse or Herald...I'm pretty confident that's an MG B or an Austin Healey Sprite.
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    2010 Mazda3 revealed

    Sorry NJ, but you guys are getting a raw deal by the sound of it. We get both, the whole way through the model range. Hatch and Sedan cost the same, and we get four models; two with the 2L petrol engine, one with the 2.3 and one with a 2L diesel engine. All available in hatch and sedan for the...
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    Common everyday cars you admire...besides your own!

    Actually, seeing that Crown Vic reminds me... The new Ford Falcon. That's what our American colleagues should be getting rather than the Crown Vic/500. That one, the G6, is the semi-luxury one, with a 4-litre straight 6, about 270hp. There are also Turbo-6 and V8 versions.
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    Rumor: GM and Chrysler in merger talks & other shakeups

    I'm still not entirely clear why Ford hasn't exported the Falcon from Australia. Maybe there's some issues with a LHD conversion, but I'm sure the American market would love it.
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    2010 Mazda3 revealed

    The front actually reminds me of the RX-8 quite a lot. The back reminds me of the last-gen Mazda6 MPS, but I can't stand those tail lights. Same story on the new 6. I used to like Mazda quite a lot, but I'm finding the new styling a bit much. The CX-7/9 is easily the worst of the lot though.
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    Clarkson loses money in wake of economic collapse

    That said, trying to buy anything from overseas is a bit of a pain at the moment. About three weeks ago, one Australian dollar bought 96 American cents. Now it's something like 63 cents. My boss is going to the US mid next-year, he's having kittens watching the exchange rate at the moment :P
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    How prevalent is the use of credit in your country/society

    I'd never associated "credit" with a home loan. Credit in our vernacular is entirely focused on credit cards. Almost every house in this country is bought, at least in part, with money from a loan. When the absolute cheapest little apartment is $200K, and you want to be out of home before...
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    How prevalent is the use of credit in your country/society

    chaos; Big account fees, I guess? In Australia, it is pretty common. We're not up to our eyeballs in debt, although we do have quite a lot of people living right on the razor's edge of being able to pay back their credit card debt and housing loans... I suspect a lot of people here are pretty...
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    Fuel prices in your country

    Diesel has been floating at about $1.70 AUD a litre for a while now. Makes for a painful fill up, I'm happy if I get out of it for less that $200. When you're paying that sort of cash for 800km of not-very-fast, I really start thinking about getting something smaller. But I hardly drive anymore...
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    Rumor: GM and Chrysler in merger talks & other shakeups

    Well, if we get a major merger of the US car makers, the result will be something not entirely unlike Leyland, nationalised or not. It'll be interesting to see how it plays out.
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    Common everyday cars you admire...besides your own!

    Ford Falcon AU XR6. From a pretty bloody ordinary looking car, with relatively few changes, to something I think is one of the nicest looking cars to come out of this country. Mazda 323 Astina/Protoge(Last models before the Mazda3) Tidy looking little cars, and not trying to be anything else...
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