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  1. Footdown

    Posted Aug 15th 2009, 12:00am by William Wadsworth

    ... Edited by William Wadsworth Hi-de-hi, GTI Our discussion of the latest, sixth version of the Volkswagen Golf GTI in last week's column raised some questions about the car. One reader wanted to know what 'GTI' stands for (Grand Tourer or Touring Injection), while others debated the year of the Mark I version's launch. Volkswagen Hong Kong's sales pamphlets ...

  2. A fine bunch of 5s

    Posted Aug 23rd 2003, 12:00am by William Wadsworth

    ... magazine's concerns about the marque's reliability and keep an open mind on the Fives until our test drive. Send your impressions of the New 5-Series to william.wadsworth@scmp.com ...

  3. Police plans for Central parking fall on deaf ears

    Posted Jan 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... spots in Central, including Ice House Street, Glenealy, Arbuthnot Road, Queen's Road Central, Wyndham Street, Pedder Street, Duddell Street and Connaught Road. Central. A police spokesman ...

  4. Little big car

    Posted Sep 01st 2007, 12:00am by William Wadsworth

    ... What the Volkswagen Golf GT's pint-sized engine lacks in bulk it more than makes up for in poke, writes William Wadsworth Talk about horsepower. You only have to stroke the gas pedal of the Volkswagen Golf GT and you're off through the gate like Medic Power. Most 1.4-litre cars need some whip for such pace along the Tai Tam Road, but the GT is eager on the outside and so responsive ...

  5. Crackdown on illegal parking in Central will cut pollution levels

    Posted Feb 08th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Street, Duddell Street and on Connaught Road from Prince's Building to the Legislative Council Building. Drivers and vehicle owners have been using the excuse that because ...

  6. Lifestyle - Motoring

    Mechanical excitement

    Posted Aug 17th 2012, 12:00am by William Wadsworth

    ... William Wadsworth Subaru succeeds in ambition to make 'fun' car Mechanical excitement The new Subaru BRZ is sleek, fast, and a new rival for the Audi TT, BMW 1-Coupe and maybe the Porsche Cayman. Launched at last November's Los Angeles and Tokyo motor shows, the two-door 2+2 sports car was unveiled in Hong Kong at Festival Walk last month. Available in six-speed manual ...


    Posted Jul 08th 2006, 12:00am by William Wadsworth

    ... William Wadsworth What drives it? A 659cc, 12-valve, three-cylinder, Mivec Intercooler engine with electronically controlled multi-point fuel injection and a four-speed automatic gearbox. MacPherson-strut suspension on the front and three-link De DionRack-and-pinion steering. Ventilated disk brakes on the front, drums on the rear, with 145/65R15 tyres on the front and 175/65R15s ...

  8. BORN to thrill

    Posted Oct 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... William Wadsworth The recently held 64th Frankfurt Motor Show was without doubt one of the highlights of the car industry's calendar. The event was attended by some 800,000 visitors and featured about 1,000 exhibits from 32 countries. An eye-catching model was the new Porsche 911 Carrera, with a 100mm longer wheelbase 'for improved stability and greater interior space', ...

  9. Aches in Provence

    Posted Jul 24th 2004, 12:00am by William Wadsworth

    ... BMW's Mini Convertible may be built for fun, but William Wadsworth exposes some less-than-enjoyable weaknesses from the top down THE AUDI A4 in front of me is teasing the little BMW Mini Convertible I'm driving. For the past 10 minutes, we've been bombing along sunny straights only the French can make, on the D80, up in the Massif de la Sainte Baume, outside ...

  10. HI-TECH opulence

    Posted Oct 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... William Wadsworth Technology has always been the name of the game for luxury cars. In Hong Kong, where space is at a premium, it is even more important as little details can make a lot of difference in making your motoring more pleasant and convenient. For instance, models with the sleekest bodies, best all-round visibility or most helpful parking electronics will always be welcome. ...




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