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Posts by Mark Holgate

About Mark

Mark Holgate is the driving force behind Exhaust Notes Australia, one of this country's premier automotive websites, with in excess of 1 million visits every year, and literally hundreds of car reviews and motoring stories.

With more than 20 years experience as a journalist, and five years as a professional blogger, he brings a wealth of knowledge about cars, bikes and everything in between.

A pleasure to drive.

Review: 2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport HSE

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This seven-seat SUV market, it’s crowded, you know. Actually, it’s really crowded and getting more so every day. So to stand...

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13 days ago
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Ride On: 2017 Harley-Davidson Street 500

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When you say Harley-Davidson, most people think of big, burly blokes on big, LOUD bikes - which are as intimidating as they are...

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19 days ago
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The Toyota 86 GT is a barrel of fun - a true driver's car.

Review: 2017 Toyota 86 GT's fun to drive

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Changes, changes everywhere. That’s right, the Toyota 86 has had an upgrade, with improved looks, sharper steering, and a...

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6 days ago
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The 2017 Isuzu MU-X is sticking it to the big boys.

Review: Much to love about 2017 Isuzu MU-X

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SUV underdog Isuzu Ute Australia (IUA) is becoming a real threat to the already established brands in the market - and the...

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About 2 months ago
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The big and beefy D-Max is a tradie's dream.

Review: Isuzu D-Max a child-friendly workhorse

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It’s big, it's beefy and the 2017 Isuzu D-Max LS-Terrain will go a long way in helping the Japanese brand reach new heights...

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About 2 months ago
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It has wings and can fly .

Review: Tesla Model X P90D heads back to future

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For anyone who loves classic cars, the mention of simple yet sexy gull-wing doors elicits fond memories of the 1954 Mercedes...

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2 months ago
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Raw and beastly, yet incredibly stylish.

Auto Review: 2017 Lexus RC F is beastly and stylish

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RC F. It could stand for anything: Really Cool and Fast; or Race Car Fun (and let’s not forget race car spelled backwards is...

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2 months ago
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Honda’s 2017 Honda Civic RS is a brand new model from the ground up.

REVIEW: 2017 Honda Civic RS

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Often when car companies release a new generation of an existing model, it’s a rebuild of a previous version, an upgrade to a...

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3 months ago
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A note of warning: Take this beast of a Lexus for a test drive and you'll want one.

REVIEW: 2017 Lexus GS F an automotive joy ride

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“Reluctantly crouched at the starting line.” It’s the opening line from Cake’s song, The Distance. We were crouched at the...

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3 months ago
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The  2017 Suzuki GSX-R750 is here .

A ride like no other

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The 2017 Suzuki GSX-R750 thoroughbred sportsbike has arrived in Australia, bringing with it three striking new colour schemes,...

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8 months ago
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