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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 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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Over 4 years 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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Over 4 years 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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Over 4 years 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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Over 4 years 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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Over 4 years 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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Over 4 years 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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Over 4 years 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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Over 4 years ago
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I'm too sexy for this bike.

Is there such a thing as bike porn?

The 2017 Ducati SuperSport S may just fit the bill.

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Over 4 years ago
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Rachel, over 1 year ago:
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Derek, about 4 years ago:
I am great
George, about 4 years ago:
What's up Thomas?
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Thomas, about 4 years ago:
Hello
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Great!
DJC, about 4 years ago:
Groovy!
George, about 4 years ago:
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They may be hideous, but geez, some toby jugs are valuable.

Is your toby jug worth a fortune?

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(Nostalgia) About 4 years ago
Australia's tallest mountain and one of the greatest films of all time.

On This Day: March 15

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(Nostalgia) Over 4 years ago
The mistress is in control.

The mistress is in total control

In part five of this series...

(Love & Relationships) Over 4 years 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) About 5 years 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.