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ItalianCar Test Drive - the new Alfa Spider 2.2 JTS

Three years ago Alfa Romeo announced the demise of the Alfa Spider, and many people – including ourselves – wailed and beat our chests at the loss of such a motoring icon.

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GT vs Brera – How do you choose between two beautiful sisters?

How do you choose between the Brera and the GT? Which one should you get? Well, we’ve driven them both and here are our thoughts.

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Brisbane to Sydney on one tank

The amazing endurance of the Alfa 159 JTD . It still sounds like a truck when it starts but at speed, the car is in many ways indistinguishable from the petrol version. Read about our recent test drive.

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Fiat Punto – first drive

Fiat left Australia around twenty years ago with its tail between its legs after Fiats were judged to be unreliable, prone to rust and overpriced. Now Fiat importers in Australia Ateco Automotive have chosen the latest version of the Fiat Punto – the Punto Grande – to relaunch the marque here.

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Alfa 159 – 2 hours behind the wheel of Alfa’s new platform

The launch of the Alfa 159 is not just a matter of life and death for Alfa Romeo, as the saying goes, it’s more important than that. How can the launch of a ‘mid-range’ car be such a big event?

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Can you marry Alfa with diesel?

Alfa Romeo have been happily selling diesels for years in Europe - they even outsell their petrol-engined cars. But this is the first diesel from Alfa for the Australia market - what will Australia make of it?

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Maserati Spyder

Read about our recent test drive of the drop dead gorgeous Maserati Spyder Cambiocorsa.

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Auto Italia 2006 - Canberra

The largest annual gathering of Italian cars in Australia featuring old classics next to modern supercars - read our report on Auto Italia 2006.

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Auto Italia 2006

Fiat, Alfa, Maserati, Ferrari, Lancia – the classics, the latest and the hottest they all came to Canberra. See our photo mega pack featuring all photos from the day.

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Alfa 147 on the Gold Coast

What could be better than a day out around Queensland's Gold Coast in Alfa's updated 147 hatchback?

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Elton's Ferrari

The Ferrari 308 is a true classic: if you grew up watching Magnum PI then you'll certainly recognise the 308!

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Lamborghini Murcielago

This car is the closest thing to a Batmobile you'll find. Read about our incredible day behind the wheel of this monster from Lamborghini.

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