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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 Lotus Exige is borderline pornographic.

Review: 2017 Lotus Exige 350 Sport is raw, dirty

Three-Michelin star dining isn’t for the everyday. You go to a three-Michelin star restaurant because you love food, flavour...

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About 5 years ago
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Suzuki's cute little Ignis SUV has a lot going for it.

Review: 2017 Suzuki Ignis GL and GLX

Japanese car maker Suzuki, the master of affordable small cars and baby SUV’s, appears to have come up with another...

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About 5 years ago
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With the Lotus Evora 400, it's about the roar of the engine, noise of the exhaust and the pure driving pleasure.

Review: 2017 Lotus Evora 400

A Lotus you can drive every day, which looks awesome, pedals like a supercar and runs a six-speed automatic gearbox that's as...

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About 5 years ago
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Review: 2018 Subaru XV

Subaru declares the launch of its 2018 XV small SUV crossover even more significant than its new Impreza.

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About 5 years ago
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Delivering the power to the Triumph Street Triple RS was achieved by sending a fleet of electronic engineers to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

Ride On: 2017 Triumph Street Triple RS

Just on 10 years ago, powerhouse bike brand Triumph graced us with a then little-known bike called the Street Triple.

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About 5 years ago
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Newcastle author Laurinda Lawrence.

Inside the Black Ink Heart

One heart, two pledges, her last hope ... he has something that belongs to her, something he can’t give back. Will the very...

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About 5 years ago
(Entertainment & Culture)
Big and luxurious.

Review: 2017 Toyota Tarago Ultima V6

It’s been around forever, and that’s a mighty long time. In fact the current version of the Toyota Tarago went on sale in 2006...

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About 5 years 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

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

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About 5 years ago
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A pleasure to drive.

Review: 2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport HSE

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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About 5 years ago
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Quote of the day
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Message board

Rachel, over 1 year ago:
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Groovy!
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