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James Ward

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2016 Nissan Navara RX 4x2 King-Cab Chassis Review
  • Great value against competitors; basic but still well equipped; easy to drive in manual trim; the sliding rear window is still very cool
  • Reverse selection a bit fiddly; fuel consumption has the propensity to disproportionately climb with a load; take care when backing up…

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8 / 10

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2016 Nissan Navara RX 4x2 King-Cab Chassis Review

In a market that seems to have an infinite array of choices for buyers, the 2016 Nissan Navara RX WD king-cab manual has a bit of something for everyone.

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2016 Holden (Opel) Astra Review
Rating: 810 /10
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2016 Holden (Opel) Astra Review

The 2016 Holden Astra is still a few months away, so while we wait for local tuning, specification and pricing, James takes the opportunity to take the European car for a bit of a spin.


First-aid training should be compulsory for all drivers
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First-aid training should be compulsory for all drivers

I’ve been driving for over half my life, the majority of which has been on the roads of Melbourne. Over those hundreds of thousands of kilometres, I’ve seen and done many things. Sometimes good things, sometimes ‘good stories to tell another day’ things. But until recently, there was something I had thankfully never experienced...


2016 Ford Ranger Wildtrak Review
Rating: 8.510 /10
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2016 Ford Ranger Wildtrak Review

The Ford Ranger Wildtrak is hot property among Australian buyers, but does the big pick-up really provide the best of both worlds for work and play?

Priced At
$60,090

2016 Porsche Macan GTS Review
Rating: 910 /10
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2016 Porsche Macan GTS Review

Porsche has launched a new mid-level variant in its already successful Macan line-up – the GTS. Is it worth the extra spend?

Priced At
$109,500

Fiat Chrysler offers reward to hackers in boosted safety push
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Fiat Chrysler offers reward to hackers in boosted safety push

In a move that further highlights the closing gap between cars and technology, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is now offering financial incentives to hackers that successfully expose flaws in the company's software systems. Using a third-party code-sharing platform called BugCrowd, FCA is offering bounties between $150 and $1500 to participants who identify security gaps in vehicle and customer-facing software architecture...


Destination Drive: Climbing the Giant of Provence in the Fiat 500X

Destination Drive: Climbing the Giant of Provence in the Fiat 500X

Destination Drive: Put simply, this is something you can do in any car. Whether you’re excited about your new car and are looking for inspiration, or whether you regularly hit the road and cruise around, this series is for the love of driving and to provide ideas for those occasions when you want to enjoy your car and the places it can take you...


2016 Nissan Patrol Ti Review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2016 Nissan Patrol Ti Review

The 2016 Y62 Nissan Patrol Ti seeks to embody the iconic model name's go-anywhere adventure spirit for a more modern generation of drivers. Does it?

Priced At
$69,990

Riding the rail trails: Melbourne to Yea in the Holden Trax LTZ

Riding the rail trails: Melbourne to Yea in the Holden Trax LTZ

Popular theory may suggest that working at CarAdvice requires staff to subscribe to a somewhat Orwellian mantra of “four-wheels good, two-wheels bad”. And while we all do tend to live and breathe cars, the love and respect for bi-roller’d contraptions couldn’t be greater...

Priced At
$28,890

2016 Fiat 500X Lounge Review
Rating: 710 /10
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2016 Fiat 500X Lounge Review

Cheap and cheery? Well.. cheery at least. The Fiat 500X Lounge SUV asks a premium price, but is it a premium option?

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$37,000

BMW M3 30 Jahre celebrates three decades since the legendary E30 M3
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BMW M3 30 Jahre celebrates three decades since the legendary E30 M3

This year, the BMW M3 ticks over three decades old. To celebrate, BMW has announced the limited-edition M3 30 Jahre ('30 years') model. The M3 30 Jahre is based on the $144,900 M3 Competition pack sedan, which, with 331kW and 550Nm is already up 14kW on the standard M3 - the 30th Anniversary M3 features some exclusive highlights...


2016 Volvo XC90 T6 R-Design: Long-term report one
Rating: 8.510 /10
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2016 Volvo XC90 T6 R-Design: Long-term report one

Why go to IKEA when all the best bits can come to you? The 2016 Volvo XC90 T6 R-Design joins the CarAdvice family.

Priced At
$122,950

40 years of M: a quick look at the history of BMW Motorsport

40 years of M: a quick look at the history of BMW Motorsport

For the past 40 years, the letter M has signified something special beneath the blue and white BMW badge. And now, with the addition of the M2, BMW’s M-car range is at its most diverse ever. But, what makes these tri-colour road warriors so special? Established in 1972 to support BMW’s motorsport activities, the M division initially turned its attention to the iconic E9 3...


2016 HSV Maloo LSA Review
Rating: 8.510 /10
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2016 HSV Maloo LSA Review

James cuts loose with the ultimate Australian sports coupe: the HSV Maloo.

Priced At
$79,490

2016 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 416 LWB Review
Rating: 710 /10
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2016 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 416 LWB Review

We go extra-large and take the LWB Mercedes-Benz Sprinter out and about.

Priced At
$66,760