Who you gonna call, again?

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If I had a dollar for every time I've seen Ghostbusters, I'd be a rich woman. I still dream about that giant, delicious marshmallow man and to this day Ray Parker Junior still rings my bells.

Newsflash! Ghostbusters is back and fully rebooted for a new generation. Can you believe its been thirty years since the original film took the world by storm? #officiallyold

Director Paul Feig combines all the paranormal fighting elements that made the original franchise so beloved with a cast of new characters, refreshingly played by a lead cast of some of the funniest female actors working today - think Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones and Elizabeth Perkins. Throw in a Hemsworth (Chris, does it matter?) and some of the original cast for good measure (Sigourney Weaver, Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and Ernie Hudson) and we're talking serious funny business.

A comedy with a hint of scary, if I were a spook or a spectre I'd be leaving the slime behind and getting outta NYC faster than Shane Warne can text.

Release Date: In Cinemas July 14, 2016.

Get ready to watch them save the world with AutoChic ladies, because we have x 3 double passes, valued at $40 each to give away.

To enter, click here to get to our competitions page and then head on over to our FB page to tell us your favourite ghost story! #Ghostbusters @AutoChic #AutoChic

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entertainment

Who you gonna call, again?

If I had a dollar for every time I've seen Ghostbusters, I'd be a rich woman. I still dream about that giant, delicious marshmallow man and to this day Ray Parker Junior still rings my bells.

Newsflash! Ghostbusters is back and fully rebooted for a new generation. Can you believe its been thirty years since the original film took the world by storm? #officiallyold

Director Paul Feig combines all the paranormal fighting elements that made the original franchise so beloved with a cast of new characters, refreshingly played by a lead cast of some of the funniest female actors working today - think Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones and Elizabeth Perkins. Throw in a Hemsworth (Chris, does it matter?) and some of the original cast for good measure (Sigourney Weaver, Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and Ernie Hudson) and we're talking serious funny business.

A comedy with a hint of scary, if I were a spook or a spectre I'd be leaving the slime behind and getting outta NYC faster than Shane Warne can text.

Release Date: In Cinemas July 14, 2016.

Get ready to watch them save the world with AutoChic ladies, because we have x 3 double passes, valued at $40 each to give away.

To enter, click here to get to our competitions page and then head on over to our FB page to tell us your favourite ghost story! #Ghostbusters @AutoChic #AutoChic

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car reviews - cars for mum

Ford Kuga 2016

The new Ford Kuga is making a splash with the girls in the AutoChic office, if only thanks to the model's unsurpassed focus on embracing and directly marketing itself to women. Seriously, the radio advertising is offering test-drives direct to your door, so kudos to the brand for listening to the fact women are too busy to get to the dealership nowadays - we've been saying this for years.

Yet the Kuga is so much more than any cheap marketing tricks - it's a darned great car and well worth the test-drive, particularly if you're in the market for a new family vehicle. Read on.

Overview

The Kuga is so jam-packed full of state of the art technology, it seems the only thing this car can’t do is make you a coffee or fold your washing. Shame.

Like most new cars on the market today, the Kuga boasts all the amazing whizz-bang features you can expect including keyless entry, a push-start button and rear parking sensors allowing the care to actually park itself. #spooky

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Meet the Holden Spark Tribe

Holden has created a dream team of inspirational women coined the Spark Tribe in order to introduce their latest female-friendly car The Spark.

Included in the marketing is a 12-piece video series hosted by Carissa Walford asking each member of the tribe to explain they own moment (aka 'spark' catalyst) of inspiration that found them following the road to success.

Holden’s Executive Director of Marketing, Geraldine Davys said the new Spark Tribe represents the ambition and adventurous nature of Spark’s target customers and is another indication Holden is changing the way it interacts with Australians.

“After learning that 87% of women felt misunderstood by the automotive industry, we’ve really focused on making sure we can address that issue,” said Ms. Davys.

“The Spark Tribe is made up of a number of inspiring young role models that we have challenged to share their success stories and how they set new benchmarks in their respective markets – just like Spark has in the micro-car market.

“The Spark Tribe is one of a number of initiatives we have to support the launch of all-new Spark, including pop-up brand experience centres and a partnership with Gelato Messina.’

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What if cars were Supermodels series
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What If Cars Were Supermodels?

When we first started our car reviews some years back, we decided to personify cars by likening them to celebrities. Seen as a bit outlandish at the time, we've noted this been embraced by more than a few into their own auto overviews. Revolutionary? We'd like to think so.

That's why we love the latest from fashion photographer Viktorija Pashuta who recently decided to explore the theme “What if Cars Were SUPERMODELS?” in her latest portrait project.

Gathering 12 of the worlds top supermodels, Pashuta and her team spent hours to research, style and photograph each to reflect vehicle brands including Kia, Toyota, Ferrari and Mercedes Benz.

“In our materialized world – people get so much attached to certain objects that to imagine them as human beings is not that difficult,” Pashuta said.

“The most interesting part was combining fashion elements with car features. The hardest part in these sort of photo shoots is preparation.” Pashuta and her team spent days working on the details of each portrait, aiming to capture the “soul” of each vehicle in how the models are portrayed.

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Mitsubishi ASX 2.0L Petrol 2WD

16-February-2012

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    $28,490

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    Unleaded Petrol 

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Mitsubishi has blended the best of both worlds with their city-sized 5-seater SVU, the ASX (Active Smart Crossover). The car is small enough to negotiate a crowded Westfield car park without endangering any lives, and you can comfortably take it out of the city without worrying about whether you’re going to make it if you decide to take that bumpy, scenic route to your destination.

I test drove the Mitsubishi ASX 2.0L Petrol 2WD CVT automatic ($28,490) with Luxury Package (+$3,700), and discovered that bigger is not always necessarily better when it comes to an SUV.

Style & Drive
At first glance the ASX looks sleek, smart, and promising… and the drive does not disappoint. It handles well in the city as well as on the highway where you get a smooth ride. In the auto version I test drove, the car slid through the gear changes with relative ease and power while negotiating hills, heavy traffic and highways. The ASX is nimble while attempting to negotiate a tight parking spot (especially with the assistance of the reverse parking camera), and rear vision is good.

The interior is attractive, with a user-friendly dash, plenty of leg room, and comfy seats. The ASX 2WD comes standard with a 110kW/197Nm 2.0-litre petrol engine, cruise control, climate control air-conditioning, and a 4-speaker CD/MP3 player with USB and iPod connectivity. To sweeten the deal, the Luxury pack (for an extra $3,700) includes Bluetooth, steering wheel mounted audio controls, reverse parking sensors, 17” alloy wheels, leather seat trim with heated front seats, power driver seat, an electro chromatic mirror with reversing camera, front fog lamps, and a chrome exterior package (fog lamp bezel, radiator grille surround, belt line moulding). The only thing that seemed cheap was the indicators which required a heavy touch to use, and made a loud clunk while changing gears or operating the windscreen wipers.

Safety
The ASX scored a 5-star ANCAP safety rating, and comes with seven airbags, including front, front side, full-length curtain airbags and a driver’s knee airbag. The ASX also boasts Hill Start Control (HSC), Active Stability Control (ASC), Active Traction Control (ATC), an Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) and Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD).

Service
Mitsubishi provides its industry leading warranty on all ASX vehicles, including a comprehensive five year/130,000 km whole vehicle warranty, backed up by its 10 year/160,000 km powertrain warranty and a five year/130,000 kilometre roadside assistance package.

Eco
Fuel consumption: 7.7L/100km manual, 7.9L/100km auto.
CO2 emission: 181g/km manual, 185g/km auto.

Describe the car in 3 words
Attractive, versatile, nifty.

What are the best things about this car?
It’s an SUV that doesn’t make you feel like you’re plowing a giant tank through the crowded city streets.

What are the downsides of this car?
For an SUV the boot really isn’t all that huge.

What kind of petrol does it use?
Unleaded petrol.

Liked it?
Yes! For an urban soul who occasionally likes to escape for a weekend away it’s a great car that works perfectly for all occasions… Just be careful how much you pack!!


 

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