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Curt Dupriez

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Top driving roads around Sydney: Bell, Oberon and Abercrombie River

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Top driving roads around Sydney: Bell, Oberon and Abercrombie River

Compiling a short list of cracking driving roads near Sydney might seem the no-brainer though it comes with more 'buts' than a cigarette factory (if you added another 't', of course). Particularly if you throw in the criterion that a good drive is one that can be traversed in one day...

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2017 Volkswagen Passat 206TSI R-line Wagon review
Rating: 8.510 /10
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2017 Volkswagen Passat 206TSI R-line Wagon review

Is the new flagship Passat wagon the most premium vehicle the so-called 'semi-premium' carmaker from Wolfsburg currently produces? We hit the road for 2500 kays to find out.

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$59,990

2017 Mazda 6 Sport sedan review
Rating: 810 /10
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2017 Mazda 6 Sport sedan review

Can a new suite of updates sweeten the deal for the price-busting Mazda 6 Sport sedan? We spend a week with it to find out.


Luxury diesel sedan comparison: Audi A6 v Mercedes-Benz E220d v Volvo S90
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Luxury diesel sedan comparison: Audi A6 v Mercedes-Benz E220d v Volvo S90

The new-all Volvo S90 and next-generation Mercedes-Benz E-Class take on Audi's A6 to see which is the king of European plus-sized diesel sedan. It turns out that there's much more to play for in this segment beyond big legroom and low fuel bills...


Profitable Lotus to expand range, SUV still in the plan
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Profitable Lotus to expand range, SUV still in the plan

Lotus boss Jean-Marc Gales has reaffirmed plans for a raft of new product - including a potential SUV - in the future of a company buoyed by profitability and a successful launch into the US market in 2016...


Fun Car Mega Test: CarAdvice readers join us at MotorWorld to test 17 'hot' cars under $60k
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Fun Car Mega Test: CarAdvice readers join us at MotorWorld to test 17 'hot' cars under $60k

We assembled 17 of fittest 'fun cars' under $60k at Sydney Motorsport Park at the recent MotorWorld event and there you, our readers, into the test seats. And we gave the mega test field a spin ourselves. Together, we decide what's hot, what's fun and what is exception value for money


2017 Audi SQ7 TDI review
Rating: 8.510 /10
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2017 Audi SQ7 TDI review

The fastest seven-seat diesel SUV in the world has landed in Oz, but can Audi's new SQ7 deliver large on its promises of super-sized performance and family friendliness?

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$152,616

2017 Audi SQ7 TDI pricing and specs
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2017 Audi SQ7 TDI pricing and specs

The 2017 Audi SQ7 has arrived Down Under, with Audi Australia claiming that its performance-focused flagship large SUV holds the mantle of “the most powerful diesel SUV in the country” and “fastest seven-seat diesel SUV in the world.” Available as a single configuration, the SQ7 4.0 TDI quattro, to give it its full name, has just gone on sale for $153,616 before on-road cost...


World's Greatest Driving Roads: Grossglockner High Alpine Road, Austria

World's Greatest Driving Roads: Grossglockner High Alpine Road, Austria

I credit Audi with the greatest driving road on Earth: the Grossglockner High Alpine Road. No, it's not in the company's home town of Ingolstadt. Nor did Audi build it. Instead, it was across Austria's finest ribbon of hot-mix, during 2006's launch of the gen-two TT sportscar, that I popped my European Alpine road cherry...


2017 Lexus IS review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2017 Lexus IS review

The face-lifted 2017 Lexus IS range promises more comfort, safety and equipment. But is there enough in the luxury sedan range's tank to justify a hike in pricing?

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$59,340 - $84,160

2017 Lexus IS Model Range pricing and specs: New looks and more kit for mid-sized sedan
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2017 Lexus IS Model Range pricing and specs: New looks and more kit for mid-sized sedan

The facelifted  2017 Lexus IS mid-sized sedan range has arrived in Australia, complete with styling changes, revised equipment lists and new pricing. Key updates include eight exterior and some 15 interior design changes said to have drawn inspiration from the RC Coupe range, "effectively creating a four-door of the coupe", according to Lexus Australia...


2017 Mercedes-AMG SLC43 review
Rating: 810 /10
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2017 Mercedes-AMG SLC43 review

Fresh name, new designation, the debut of a twin-turbo V6 heartbeat – is the Mercedes-AMG SLC43 the finest small roadster of the long 'SLK' lineage yet?

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$134,615

2016 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 Sport 4Matic Shooting Brake review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2016 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 Sport 4Matic Shooting Brake review

The Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 Sport 4Matic Shooting Brake has the style and badge cachet to be a leading light in very cool small wagons. Does the newly facelifted version have the substance to back up its lofty price tag?

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$67,600

Mazda MX-5 RF RS: Red-hot model under consideration for Oz
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Mazda MX-5 RF RS: Red-hot model under consideration for Oz

Mazda Australia has expressed strong interest in the new flagship 2017 Mazda MX-5 RF RS model that will soon join the company's Japanese-market range. The MX-5 RF RS sits as the priciest of the three-tier domestic Japanese RF range, above base 'S' and the higher grade 'VS' variants, which respectively align themselves with the forthcoming Australian base and GT versions...


2017 Mazda MX-5 RF review
Rating: 810 /10
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2017 Mazda MX-5 RF review

Does the new MX-5 RF targa fastback design enhance or inhibit the experience of Mazda's iconic roadster? We hit the streets of Tokyo to find out.

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$38,550