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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.

It's the base model.

A sting in its tail - the 2018 Kia Stinger 200 S

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you will know Kia has delivered its promised rear-wheel-drive performance sedan.

Auto Cars
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12 months ago
(Pastimes)
The ultimate crowd pleaser.

A nod to the legend of NISMO

SOMETHING happened to us while we were out driving our latest tasty road test treat, in this case the 2018 Nissan 370Z NISMO.

Speed Cars Automobiles
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About 1 year ago
(Pastimes)
The Stinger will reshape the family sedan market, whether its rivals like it or not.

It's no game changer, but...

The Kia Stinger will change the game when it comes to family sedans, whether its rivals like it or not.

Cars Automobiles Sedans
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About 1 year ago
(Pastimes)
Big leap forward for new Santa Fe.

Korean SUV takes another step forward

IT represents Korean car maker Hyundai’s bench mark in SUV options. A big seven-seat model with a decent towing capacity and a...

Cars Automobile
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About 1 year ago
(Pastimes)
Off the chain.

Strap yourself in, hang on for the ride

Strap yourself in, hang on for the ride, dirt’s gonna fly, ground’s gonna shake tonight.

Auto Technology Hobbies
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About 1 year ago
(Pastimes)
It has GT looks but a cruiser feel.

Don't tell anyone this Lexus is not a performance car

Despite confirmation of its sports luxury aspirations from its refined chassis, the Lexus IS 300 is foremost a cruise and...

Auto Technology Hobbies
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About 1 year ago
(Pastimes)
No slouch for a naked sports bike.

Once upon a time...

In a land far away, Italian bike brand Aprilia created the Shiver, a 750cc motorcycle with a 90-degree twin engine.

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About 1 year ago
(Pastimes)
Cute in the automotive kind of way… the 2018 Peugeot 3008 GT.

Forget everything you know about this Pug

We're not talking about the cute doggy variety of Pug here, we're talking about the 3008 from French car maker Peugeot.

Auto Technology Hobbies
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About 1 year ago
(Pastimes)
Rugged good looks.

Rugged looks make for 'interesting' Discovery

In the past, the Land Rover Discovery has been referred to as the Swiss Army knife of the automotive world.

Auto Domestic Travel Technology Hobbies
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About 1 year ago
(Pastimes)
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Message board

Derek, 10 months ago:
I am great
George, 10 months ago:
What's up Thomas?
George, 10 months ago:
Messages are now updated in real time on other browsers.
Thomas, 10 months ago:
Hello
Thomas, 11 months ago:
Great!
DJC, 11 months ago:
Groovy!
George, 11 months ago:
Message board active from June 2018

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They may be hideous, but geez, some toby jugs are valuable.

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(Money & Business) Over 2 years ago
Sammy's no slouch when it comes to rattling cages.

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(Pastimes) About 2 years ago
I hated school, but felt free during the daily walk there and back.

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Walking the few kilometres...

(Nostalgia) About 1 year ago
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It's 35 years since the Ash Wednesday bushfires in South Australia and Victoria claimed 75 lives and more than 2500 buildings.