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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.

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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3 days 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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9 days 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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16 days ago
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It's a genuine cruiser.

The 2018 Indian Scout is a faith healer

It's the bike that will restore your faith in cruisers. And that's because the 2018 Indian Scout is a genuinely great ride.

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23 days ago
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Pure.

BMW delivers a drive in its purest form

Pure {adjective}: not mixed or adulterated with any other substance or material.

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About 1 month ago
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It's a baby SUV thing.

Review: 2018 Hyundai Kona Active

There's lots to like about Hyundai's new baby SUV -- including loads of technology, funky styling and a host of engine offerings.

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About 2 months ago
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Powerful and loaded with style.

Driven: 2018 Maserati Levante S GranSport

Luxury and performance car makers build sports utility vehicles and affectionately call them SUVs – sound familiar?

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About 2 months ago
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The new look Sonata gets a major facelift.

Auto Review: 2018 Hyundai Sonata Active

The Sonata was killed off virtually before it had time to grow up, with poor sales meaning it disappeared until 1988, when it...

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About 2 months ago
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Sceptical about China's ability to build a ute; don't be, this is good.

Driven: 2018 LDV T60

Off road, in the dirt, in country NSW, in the first Chinese ute to receive a 5-star ANCAP safety rating – sounds like a recipe...

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2 months ago
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