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Mitsu Colt Small Car Review July 2010 Rated 4.0

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The Mitsu colt is at least a vehicle with the mitsu badge now to me this means a lot as Mitsubishi is a strong brand for many reasons
Sorry Mr. Mitsubishi but the contour design has something to be desired but step into the colt is where you need an open mind to realize the colt has the most comfortable seats for a vehicle in this price range, my client was shopping for a manual but we were given an ...

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Toyota Yaris Small Car Review July 2010 Rated 4.0

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Virtualmechanic overall rating 4.0 out of 5.0 
Toyota Yaris 2010
Date or Review
July 2010
PRICE
 $19,788 Drive away (using the online Pricing calculator)
FEATURES
VSC ,ABS, EBD, BA, Safe-T-Cell, EPS
Full Size spare wheel.
Driver and passenger SRS airbags.
Digital speedo.

MODEL
5 Door Hatch

ENGINE OPTIONS
1.3 litre Engine
1.5 litre Engine

IN MY OPINION
The Toyota Yaris ticks most the boxes
The diver seat is height adjustable the rear seats are able to slide forward and backwards, the spare tyre ...

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Is your car safe to drive

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From time to time it’s a good idea to perform a driveway safety check to make sure your vehicle is safe to drive.
It does not matter whether you drive a nice looking Porsche or 20 year old Holden, the standards are the same.

You might be thinking hang on that’s what I pay my mechanic or service centre to do.
STOP right there who is checking your vehicle between services ?
If you have a private servant Mechanic that performs ...

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Car Insurance Quote RACV was the "HIGHEST QUOTE"

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Recently I decided to get some quotes on car insurance and was quite surprised
I rang the following Insurance companies
The quotes were based on a 45-year-old male driver with no license cancellations
No insurance cancellation.
I made the point this car would be garaged during the week.
The vehicle that was quoted is the following
Holden Commodore sedan 2005 acclaim with no modifications accept a tow bar.
I must say that the call centers seem to have changed with ...

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Why Do I need a Motor Mechanic…

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Attention if you read this first addition I have corrected the structure

This by far is the most  interesting because many people are not involved with the automotive trade and therefore lack understanding and even lack trust to some level due to the fact that not all work on motor vehicles is necessary “that’s right” not all repairs are required but this is limited to the automotive trade.
Let’s explore a small snapshot of our world, here in Australia we have three levels of government managing a total population of ...

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Sirius 4G63 SOHC Engine free rotating design

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Free motoring tips, by Virtualmechanic.com.au, Melbourne, Australia.

Mitsu Engine 4G63 SOHC timing belt and the benefits.

When  the Sirius 4G63 SOHC engine 1992 a free rotating design it was an engine suitable for many applications. The timing belt with a free rotating component is the perfect solution to increase economy and performance.
Free rotating engine simply means if the ...

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Release online video

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In the month of October, author Darren Gow-Brown will be releasing the following titles.
Buying A Car online Video available to download october 2009
Basic Car Maintenance CD Rom available to download october 2009
Other video’s will also become available online in the coming months

This means for the price of a Latte you can learn how not to buy a lemon….

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Buying a Second Hand Vehicle

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Buying a Second Hand Vehicle  

Are you buying your dream car or a financial nightmare?

Purchasing a vehicle can be a big investment.
If you purchase a vehicle that has money owing or has been recorded as stolen, you risk the vehicle being repossessed.

VicRoads VSR is designed to provide financial security to potential vehicle buyers and financial lenders.

For just $7.50 you can obtain a VSR certificate which provides legal protection against repossession by a financier.
The certificate will also indicate whether ...

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LPG Vehicles

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Recently have you noticed that when you shop around at different suppliers or stations that some times you seem to get more per km. Well I have decided to conduct a simple test over the next month. My plan is to choose the major fuel outlets to see if I can get more per km  or if they are all the same. Now don’t let me do all the hard work, if you wish to participate join me and offer ...

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Buyer Beware

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Buyer beware of the latest scam when buying a vehicle in Australia.

This is how it works.

A person will advertise a vehicle for sale in Melbourne, Sydney, or anywhere in Australia,
they will only use a mobile phone number, but they don’t actually own the vehicle to sell.
They will travel interstate and hire a late model vehicle and re-register the vehicle in the state they are selling the vehicle with new plates, and therefore the vehicle will show no record of ...

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