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James Ward

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2017 Mercedes-AMG E63 S review
  • Amazing straight-line performance in any gear; Tremendous noise; Superhuman levels of grip from trick AWD system; Still comfy around town
  • Doesn't look particularly special from the back; So much more car than you can use; Better check you get frequent flyer miles at the petrol station

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9 / 10

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2017 Mercedes-AMG E63 S review

This is the one we've been waiting for, the 600hp AWD Mercedes-AMG E63 S. The spec sheet reads like a best seller, but how does it translate to the road?

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2017 Mercedes-Benz E220d All-Terrain review
Rating: 8.510 /10
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2017 Mercedes-Benz E220d All-Terrain review

It's the only way you can buy a new E-Class Wagon, but does the E220d All-Terrain cross over as a crossover?

Priced At
$109,900

Company Car: 2017 Abarth 595 long-term report one – introduction

Company Car: 2017 Abarth 595 long-term report one – introduction

We've put passion before prudence and purchased an Italian car, a red 2017 Abarth 595. James introduces the latest addition to the CarAdvice stable.

Priced At
$27,500

2017 Ford Ranger FX4 review
Rating: 810 /10
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2017 Ford Ranger FX4 review

Ford gets out the black paint for the special edition Ranger FX4. But do stickers and blacked out trim make any meaningful difference?

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$61,115

2017 BMW 330i GT review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2017 BMW 330i GT review

It's a 3 that's as long as a 5 with as much room as an X, but is the 330i Gran Turismo BMW enough?

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$78,900

2017 Mercedes-Benz E300 review
Rating: 810 /10
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2017 Mercedes-Benz E300 review

Turning 40 offers both opportunities and challenges for most of us, so how has the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E300 dealt with the maturity milestone?

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$107,900

2017 Suzuki Ignis GL review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2017 Suzuki Ignis GL review

It's the happiest looking car on the market, but does the entry-grade Suzuki Ignis still have enough to make it a real city-car character?

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$16,990

Alfa Romeo Giulia QV v BMW M3 Competition v Mercedes-AMG C63 S comparison
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Alfa Romeo Giulia QV v BMW M3 Competition v Mercedes-AMG C63 S comparison

For a nation renowned for its love of all things sport, it should come as no surprise this admiration and aspiration extends to what we drive. We are inside the top-10 world sales market list for Lamborghini, Porsche is seeing continuing sales growth and both Mercedes-AMG and BMW M Division speak highly of the Australian market, where we have the highest performance-version to regular-model ratio in the world...


2017 Volkswagen Tiguan 162TSI R-Line review
Rating: 8.510 /10
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2017 Volkswagen Tiguan 162TSI R-Line review

The 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan 162TSI Highline has all the makings of a proper sports model, but without a catchy name. Should it be called the Tiguan GTI? James takes a closer look.

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$48,490

2017 Holden Colorado Z71 review: Long-term report two

2017 Holden Colorado Z71 review: Long-term report two

Whether it be through a multitude of contrasting paint options, bespoke build programs or just some clever technology, ways of making your car, even more, yours (Mike wouldn’t let me say ‘yourer’), is pretty hot property at the moment. Our 2017 Holden Colorado Z71 long-termer, Mr Plow, has taken a relatively traditional personalisation route though, through the addition of some genuine accessories...

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$57,190

2017 BMW M240i review
Rating: 910 /10
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2017 BMW M240i review

The BMW M2 may have stolen all the headlines, but perhaps the best of BMW's sports coupe lies a little further down the range. James takes a spin in the 250kW BMW M240i.

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$74,900

Fuel tax increase to offset electric vehicle charging infrastructure for Australia: UPDATE
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Fuel tax increase to offset electric vehicle charging infrastructure for Australia: UPDATE

A new sustainability initiative will bring an increase in fuel taxes, used to offset charging costs for electric vehicles, the Australian Government has confirmed. Under the scheme, an additional $0.15 per litre for passenger cars, $0.25 per litre for light commercials and $0.40 per litre for trucks will be charged at every fill...


2017 Landwind Labrador Sport review: Quick drive

2017 Landwind Labrador Sport review: Quick drive

Made famous by its near carbon copy of the Range Rover Evoque, Chinese automotive manufacturer Landwind is back, this time looking at export opportunities to the Australian market. Landwind is owned by the Jiangling Motors group in China and produces a range SUVs for the local Chinese market...