Research & Advice - Tim Obrien

6 Comments May, 22 2016 (1 year ago)
Fuel Consumption, Emissions Performance And Other Fairy Tales
First the Volkswagen Group, then Mitsubishi, and now most recently Suzuki (er… kind of), have admitted to fudging...
3 Comments Feb, 17 2016 (2 years ago)
Petrol Prices: ?Gouging? Perhaps, Just Don?t Talk About The Tax Cash Cow
As of February 1 2016, the excise levied on every litre of petrol we buy is 39.5 cents (cpl). Despite falling petrol pri...
1 Comment May, 15 2015 (2 years ago)
Ford GT: The Skunkworks Project Signalling A New Direction For ?One Ford?
There are more than 10 million lines of code sitting behind the complex electronics underpinning the performance and fea...
25 Comments Apr, 16 2015 (3 years ago)
Federal Govt Considers Blowing New Car Dealer And Manufacturer Import Sectors Ap...
Under its review of the Motor Vehicle Standards Act (MVSA), the Federal Government has rolled a hand-grenade into the ne...
0 Comments Mar, 31 2015 (3 years ago)
Japanese Grey Imports
17 Comments Mar, 31 2015 (3 years ago)
Open Wide: Competition Policy Review Opens Door To ?Wide-Scale Grey Imports?
New Zealand used-car ‘grey import’ model recommended for Australia. Among the 56 Recommendations of The F...
20 Comments Jan, 23 2015 (3 years ago)
Hmmm... We Need Your Help
You may have noticed that The Motor Report has been ‘down’, or loading slowly, for the past few days.  ...
13 Comments Jan, 19 2015 (3 years ago)
Oil Price Collapse: I Can Buy A Gas-Guzzler, Right?
When it comes to predictions on oil, nearly everyone is wrong most of the time. Put us in there; four months ago I wrote...
3 Comments Dec, 28 2014 (3 years ago)
Nightmare On Car Street: The Uber-Effect
So, as of its latest capital raising, Uber is now valued at USD$41billion. According to The Wall Street Journal, that va...
0 Comments Dec, 16 2014 (3 years ago)
Roads Designed To Kill - Part 2
13 Comments Dec, 15 2014 (3 years ago)
FAIL: Roads Designed To Kill, Part 2
Wire-rope Barriers Everywhere: Who Cares About Motorcyclists? (Also see Roads Designed to Kill, Part 1) Wire-ro...
14 Comments Dec, 12 2014 (3 years ago)
FAIL: Roads Designed To Kill, Part 1
There are three key elements to the ‘road-safety equation’: safer drivers, safer cars and safer roads. It is...

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