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James Ward

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2016 Mercedes-Benz C300 Coupe review: Long-term report four, farewell
  • Turns heads like a car twice the price; feels special to sit in, after you've finished just looking at it; loads of standard kit
  • C300 badge needs more performance to support its six-cylinder provenance; ride not consistent, suspension feels overworked; tiny back seats

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8 / 10

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2016 Mercedes-Benz C300 Coupe review: Long-term report four, farewell

Our long-term Mercedes-Benz C300 Coupe has gone back. Here, the team share some thoughts on the swoopy two-door.

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BMW to expand M Performance range before introducing more M cars
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BMW to expand M Performance range before introducing more M cars

We will likely see more BMW M Performance models before we do ‘true’ BMW M models, the company says. CarAdvice spoke with a number of M Division executives, including Peter Quintus, Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing, in Australia for the Festival of M promotion and to meet with the local BMW team...


Next BMW M5 to uphold rear-drive philosophy, with a twist
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Next BMW M5 to uphold rear-drive philosophy, with a twist

The world of high-performance super sedans is like a game of chess. Moves and counter moves. This week saw the official launch and first drive of the 2017 Mercedes-AMG E63 S, a 450kW AWD salvo across the bow of arch rival BMW, which is yet to formally announce the specification of the G30-generation M5 sedan...


Ford finding new R&D efficiencies in virtual reality
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Ford finding new R&D efficiencies in virtual reality

If you think that technology has changed the way we use and interact with our cars, spare a thought for the engineers who design them. At the launch of the RWD Ford Everest this week, CarAdvice was invited to experience the VR CAVE development environment at the company’s Broadmeadows headquarters...


2017 Ford Everest Trend RWD review
Rating: 810 /10
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2017 Ford Everest Trend RWD review

Ford's award-winning Everest SUV goes rear-drive, saving weight and money in the process.

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$55,990

The 'new' Ford Escape will catch sales the Kuga couldn't
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The 'new' Ford Escape will catch sales the Kuga couldn't

With the launch of the 2017 Ford Escape this week, yet another model has seen the 'badge update' among the larger items on the list of changes for a model-year refresh. We saw it earlier this year with the Holden Trailblazer, recently with much of the Mercedes-Benz range, and let's not forget Infiniti, which went with a range-wide badge-cull some years ago...


2016 Holden Commodore SV6 Black Edition review
Rating: 810 /10
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2016 Holden Commodore SV6 Black Edition review

Holden has thrown a bunch of goodies at the SV6 sedan, but does the Black Edition still cut it in the sports sedan stakes?

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$40,490

Mystery camo SUV revealed: It's a Volkswagen Amarok!
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Mystery camo SUV revealed: It's a Volkswagen Amarok!

Loch Ness, Stonehenge, all forgotten last week, as the sightings of a mystery SUV caused a bit of a stir around the CarAdvice office. But the year’s biggest mystery has been solved! Our research has revealed that the chunky-looking 4WD forms part of the Volkswagen Amarok V6 marketing campaign...


2017 Ford Escape review: Quick drive
Rating: 810 /10
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2017 Ford Escape review: Quick drive

Ford has refreshed the mid-sized Kuga SUV with a new look and a new name - this is the 2017 Ford Escape.

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$28,490 - $47,490

2017 Alpina B4 BiTurbo review
Rating: 8.510 /10
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2017 Alpina B4 BiTurbo review

It's a BMW but not as you know it. The bespoke 2017 Alpina B4 BiTurbo finally lands in Australia!

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$160,900

Amarok: Is power more important to pick-up buyers than safety?
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Amarok: Is power more important to pick-up buyers than safety?

We’ve highlighted it before: Unlike its major competition, the Ford Ranger, Toyota HiLux, Nissan Navara, Holden Colorado, Mazda BT-50 and Mitsubishi Triton, the freshly updated 2017 Volkswagen Amarok V6 doesn’t have rear passenger airbags. We consider the omission a significant oversight, as this isn’t new technology and we’ve been told that engineering them into the current-generation car is feasible...


2017 Volkswagen Amarok V6 review
Rating: 8.510 /10
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2017 Volkswagen Amarok V6 review

A V6 heart transplant gives the VW Amarok a newfound sense of driving enjoyment, but is it enough to move it to the top of the heap?

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$59,990 - $67,990

Iconic Aussie ute immortalised as wooden toy: Your chance to win!
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Iconic Aussie ute immortalised as wooden toy: Your chance to win!

The quintessential Australian leisure machine, the humble ute, has been reimagined as a wooden play set, just in time for Christmas. Developed by Australian homewares company, Make Me Iconic, the bright orange ute bares a strong resemblance to an HQ Holden (or an HJ/HX/HZ) which gives it a bit of a nostalgic feel...


2017 Skoda Kodiaq review
Rating: 810 /10
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2017 Skoda Kodiaq review

The Skoda Kodiaq is the Czech brand's first seven-seater. Is it 'simply clever', or something more?