Media Releases



  • Expert rejects electric cars

    Electric cars are not a miracle cure for our transport needs, says the car buyer’s Dog & Lemon Guide.

    Editor Clive Matthew-Wilson said today:

    “Electric cars simply don’t make economic or environmental sense. They’re plagued by the same problems that have dogged them since the early days of motoring: high cost, limited range and the constant need for recharging.”

  • Expert debunks ‘energy myths’

    The world isn’t about to run out of oil, hydrogen is useless as an energy source and biofuels are wrecking the environment.

    These are just three of the claims made by the car buyer’s Dog & Lemon Guide in an article called ‘Five myths about energy’, released to the media today. The article’s claims are backed by extensive references from sources such as the American National Academy of Sciences

    Editor Clive Matthew-Wilson described the article as “a reality check on the emperor’s new clothes”.

  • Expert debunks ‘energy myths’

    The world isn’t about to run out of oil, hydrogen is useless as an energy source and biofuels are wrecking the environment.

    These are just three of the claims made by the car buyer’s Dog & Lemon Guide in an article called ‘Five myths about energy’, released to the media today. The article’s claims are backed by extensive references from sources such as the American National Academy of Sciences

    Editor Clive Matthew-Wilson described the article as “a reality check on the emperor’s new clothes”.

  • Expert doubts Australian vehicle assembly can survive

    The closure of Ford’s Victorian engine plant is probably the beginning of the end for Australian car assembly, says the car buyer’s Dog & Lemon Guide.

    Editor Clive Matthew-Wilson believes that Ford, Holden and Mitsubishi will all eventually stop manufacturing in Australia.

    “Both Ford & General Motors are in serious trouble globally, while Mitsubishi Motors Australia is haemorrhaging money. Therefore, it seems inevitable that their Australian car assembly operations will be phased out.”

  • Expert doubts Australian vehicle assembly can survive

    Expert doubts Australian vehicle assembly can survive

    The closure of Ford’s Victorian engine plant is probably the beginning of the end for Australian car assembly, says the car buyer’s Dog & Lemon Guide.

    Editor Clive Matthew-Wilson believes that Ford, Holden and Mitsubishi will all eventually stop manufacturing in Australia.

    “Both Ford & General Motors are in serious trouble globally, while Mitsubishi Motors Australia is haemorrhaging money. Therefore, it seems inevitable that their Australian car assembly operations will be phased out.”

  • Holden should recall Vectra

    Holden should recall their recent Vectra model because the handbrake may fail without warning, says the car buyer’s Dog & Lemon Guide.

    Dog & Lemon Guide editor Clive Matthew-Wilson said today:

    “There is clear evidence of a serious problem with these cars and Holden needs to take action now, before someone is killed or injured.”

  • Holden should recall Vectra

    Holden should recall their recent Vectra model because the handbrake may fail without warning, says the car buyer’s Dog & Lemon Guide.

    Dog & Lemon Guide editor Clive Matthew-Wilson said today:

    “There is clear evidence of a serious problem with these cars and Holden needs to take action now, before someone is killed or injured.”

  • Time to get real over alcohol

    A call by the police to lower the legal blood alcohol limit will not work unless it's part of a package of measures to limit the promotion of alcohol, according to a leading road safety expert.

    Clive Matthew-Wilson, editor of the car buyer's Dog & Lemon Guide, said today:

    "Am I the only one who thinks it's weird that we lock up P dealers but give brewers knighthoods?

  • Fines do not reduce offending

    Fines have little effect on curbing bad driver behaviour, and the government crackdown on unpaid fines will simply make a bad situation worse, according to the Dog & Lemon Guide. The largest study of fines (as a deterrent) ever conducted in Australia has shown that higher fines do not reduce the risk of re-offending.

  • Fines do not reduce offending

    Fines have little effect on curbing bad driver behaviour, and the government crackdown on unpaid fines will simply make a bad situation worse, according to the Dog & Lemon Guide. The largest study of fines (as a deterrent) ever conducted in Australia has shown that higher fines do not reduce the risk of re-offending.

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