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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.

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.

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1 day ago
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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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4 days ago
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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.

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About 1 month ago
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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...

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About 1 month ago
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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 2 months ago
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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.

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About 2 months ago
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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.

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About 2 months ago
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It's like lighting a stick of gelignite - the 2017 Lotus Elise Sprint 220.

Light, nimble and wickedly quick

Introducing today’s player: a pint-sized, soft-topped member of the Lotus family -- the 2017 Lotus Elise Sprint 220.

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2 months ago
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Imagine, a Chev being sold as a Holden.

It's a Chevy Cruze... wait, it's a Holden Astra

At first glance, it oozes American small car design -- that's because it's an American small car.

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2 months ago
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Corporal punishment was all the rage when I was at school.

Do you remember the cane and strap?

It doesn't seem that long...

(Nostalgia) 3 months ago
Big leap forward for new Santa Fe.

Korean SUV takes another step forward

IT represents Korean car...

(Pastimes) 4 days ago
Suzuki's cute little Ignis SUV has a lot going for it.

Review: 2017 Suzuki Ignis GL and GLX

Japanese car maker Suzuki,...

(Pastimes) 9 months ago
When it comes to great bloggers you can connect with, this list has you covered.

20 mature bloggers worth following

Looking for Australian...

(Entertainment & Culture) About 1 year ago
Online shopping with AR technology.

How to stop buying the wrong products online

Have you ever ordered a...

(Health & Beauty) 10 days 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.