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The 10 Most Enjoyable Cars You Can Buy In Australia For $10,000

Let’s say you have $10,000 to spend on a new (new for you, not new-new) car. But you want something fun — a car that, while it isn’t necessarily built just for all-out circuit racing or the drags, is a little more enjoyable to drive than your average A-to-B city econobox. With that criteria in mind, we’ve rounded up the 10 most enjoyable cars that you can find in decent condition in Australia for around about $10,000.


The New Tesla Model S Has A Software-Locked Battery

Tesla Motors’ recently face-lifted Model S is an expensive vehicle, even considering its ridiculous performance and zero carbon emissions. The Model S started life in Australia as a $100,000 car, but feature additions and exchange rate fluctuations meant that until today, you’d be paying around $130,000 for the entry-level 70kWh battery pack. Today, Tesla is driving the price back down to its starting point with a new 60kWh variant — with a battery pack that can be unlocked to 75kWh capacity with a software code.


How To Fix A Flat Tire When You're Stranded In The Middle Of Nowhere

Video: If you’re going to go off-road in your car or on your motorcycle, you need to know how to fix a flat tire. You’ll often be a long ways from help and likely without mobile reception. Luckily, it’s easy to do. We just made a video showing you how.


Tesla's First Australian Inter-City Supercharger Is Open In Goulburn

As part of its Australian launch for the $100,000-plus Model S sedan, Tesla Motors committed to building a dozen different Supercharger stations by the end of 2015. The first station outside metropolitan Sydney and Melbourne is now open, in Goulburn near Canberra. It’s now possible to drive Tesla’s electric cars between Sydney and Melbourne, for free, without having to stop overnight to charge.


The New Tesla Model X: Everything We Didn't Already Know

Tease much? We’ve known Tesla’s SUV was coming since 2012, back before the Mayan apocalypse. Today, though, it has finally arrived, and I’m at the grand unveiling outside of the Tesla factory in Fremont, CA. A lot of information has already been released in the lead-up, but I am here to find out the things we don’t already know and to attempt to rub my face on this sweet-looking vehicle.


Watch Elon Musk Unveil The New Tesla Model X

Three years after the introduction of the all-electric, record-breaking, 103-out-of-100 Model S, Tesla Motors has a new car. The Model X is a larger version of the same technological underpinnings of the Model S, but adds rear ‘falcon-wing’ doors and some serious cargo space — transporting seven adults and their luggage in comfort. You can watch Tesla founder Elon Musk introduce it right here, right now.


110-Year-Old Electric Car Sells For $135,000

Teslas might be ‘practical’ and ‘fast’ and other useful things, but they’re also a little nouveau riche. If you want real electric-car class, you’ve got to hark back to 1905, and this very expensive vintage golf cart.


Inside The Engineering Of The World's First 1600KM/H Car

Yesterday, a team of British engineers unveiled Bloodhound SSC: the world’s most powerful car, intended to reach speeds of over 1600km/h. Standing beside what looks like a rocket-on-wheels, it’s obvious what a marvel of engineering it is. We spoke to the team’s Lead Mechanical Engineer to find out how the vehicle was built.


An Autonomous Shuttle Is Using Public Streets For The First Time -- Here's How It Drives

This spring, a city in the Netherlands will become the first to allow fully autonomous shuttles regularly on its public roads — in the form of a small bus carting people between two towns.


Elon Musk: Dieselgate Proves It's Time To Go Electric

While the EPA in the US is promising to toughen up emissions tests in the aftermath of the Volkswagen cheating scandal, Tesla founder Elon Musk has a slightly different take: Petrol is dead and it’s time to go electric, people.


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