A tentative Google suggests, um, well, not always. Take a 33 litre cooler. At Bunnings it’s $54.95 , but nearly half the price at Masters at $30 *. Comparing items by brand at Bunnings can be tricky because they stock most items exclusively. While those two coolers were different brands, here’s an example of an identical item which costs far less elsewhere – 66 per cent less to be exact. (The top one is from Officeworks, the lower one is Bunnings.)
What it is: This would be the latest iteration of the third generation Vios, a name that means ‘moving forward’ in Latin. Time to find out how far it has moved forward. On the outside: The new Vios is significantly different from it’s past versions. The rounded shape of the second gen car (also known as Belta and Yaris sedan from 2007-2013) looked like a docile, squashed bulldog puppy. That was a stubby little car with decent, polite city-car characteristics much like aforementioned puppy. This third generation changes all that. Now it is Toyota’s new design language that is all about sharp angles and Gundam robot influences. It is longer, sleeker and in tune with conventional customer desires, it also looks a little menacing. Those squinty eyed headlights coupled with the muscular chin forward bumper give give this car a renewed appeal. I prefer the goatee look of this car over the Mark X’s silly cross-hair nose. The wide sides are visually slimmed by the double crease that merges into one from the rear light to the front. It’s a tall car but the sharply outlined profile gives off a visual slickness. A lot of thought and visual trickery went into making a sub-compact car look sporty. What we hate are the tiny wheels. It needed rims that are at least one size bigger with fewer or narrower spokes. That one single change would make this car go from very good looking into ‘visually exciting’ category.
© AFP 2019 / DIETER NAGL Vienna’s Gay Traffic Lights Infuriate Right-wing Politicians As of June 15, a new patrol service will replace the Ukrainian capital Kiev’s State Automobile Inspectorate, known by its Russian acronym GAI; the new service is due to take over the functions of the traffic police, as well as a number of duties of law enforcement agencies, according to Ukrainian media outlets.
Autoart is legendary for building insanely detailed models. Only thing they don’t do is put in a real working engine. This particular model has working suspension, steering, accurately scaled hood support stand, seat belts and so on. Those little things make for an intense display model. It further features an insanely detailed engine bay, actual struts holding up the rear hatch and working pop up headlights. We’re in love with this lovely piece of scale art. Most petrolheads love this car and want one especially since the Initial D anime was released. There the lead character drives one of these and beats the likes of R32 Skylines, FD RX7 and Evos. Bad luck if you are a Bangladeshi wanting a real AE86. There are only two life-size AE86 Truenos in Bangladesh and we can’t import any old cars. So if you want one, this scale size is your best bet. Autoart also makes the Initial D anime version with added changes like an upgraded engine, racing bucket seat for the driver and the now famous Fujiwara Tofu Shop decal emblazoned on the side.
WATCH ABOVE: Kelly Botelho went for a routine wash at a Petro-Canada service station last summer. But as Sean O’Shea reports, her car was so severely damaged, it had to be written off — and nine months later, the operators are taking no responsibility.
Compare Specs vs Vehicle 2015 Toyota Corolla Advantage 2015 Volkswagen Golf Engine 1.8 L Four-Cylinder – 1.8 L Turbocharged Four-Cylinder Transmission CVT – six-speed automatic Horsepower 132 HP Golf 170 HP Torque 128 lb-ft Golf 199 lb-ft Curb weight 2,865 Corolla 2,901 Rear seat legroom 41.4 inches Corolla 35.6 inches Cargo volume 13 cubic feet Golf 22.8 cubic feet Fuel economy (US) 29 MPG city, 38 MPG highway Corolla 25 MPG city, 36 MPG highway Fuel economy (CDN) 7.7 L/100 km city, 5.6 L/100 km hwy Golf 7.5 L/100 km city, 5.2 L/100 km hwy Observed fuel economy 34.6 MPG Corolla 31 MPG Starting price (US) $17,775 Corolla $18,815 Starting price (CDN) $17,515 Corolla $20,600 Top trim price (US) $23,780 Corolla $32,005 Top trim price (CDN) $26,995 Corolla $36,195