Living the High-Lander Life

Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia), April 5, 2014 | Go to article overview

Living the High-Lander Life


IT SEEMS Rodger Corser loves a role he can sink his teeth into.

Playing a dentist on Puberty Blues, we found out he not only has an extensive acting career but also a rich motoring past.

What was your first car?

A 1972, canary yellow, Mazda Capella, automatic. Originally my grandmother's, unfortunately she didn't get the rotary. From memory it was 1.6-litre, four-cylinder. Got me through uni and could even fit my guitar amp in the boot. Ended up at the wreckers after a bingle...not my fault of course.

What are you driving now?

I'm driving a Hyundai Sante Fe Highlander, diesel. Great mileage with the diesel and it's perfect size for the family and even a niece or nephew or two when you fold up the sixth and seventh seats.

What cars did your family have while you were growing up?

Dad got a car with work so he'd change them every three or four years.

The earliest car I can remember was a green HZ 5.0-litre Premier, then a silver XD Fairmont Ghia, which was only the 4.1-litre. Mum thought there was something wrong with it when she first drove it up a hill, until dad explained that six cylinders don't go like eight.

Then mum got a blue 250ci XB Falcon 500 with a front bench seat, before inheriting the XD. Dad then had a couple of XF Fairmont Ghias, a white one and a maroon one, which was nicked off the front lawn and found later at a nearby train station (they'd taken the Ghia mags and replace them with 12 slotters, idiots!). Then in the '90s he had a white EF Falcon, which mum still drives now. I think it's about time I upgraded them to a Hyundai. …

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