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Lexus IS350 Review
  • V6 sounds good and performs strongly; effective auto; driver appeal even without sports suspension; competitive boot space
  • V6 is thirsty; lack of technology compared with key rivals; rear seat space still not the most generous

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7.5 / 10

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Lexus IS350 Review

The IS350 is currenlty the pick of Lexus's rival for the 3 Series and C-Class.

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HSV GTS Maloo : world’s fastest ute in waiting revealed
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HSV GTS Maloo : world’s fastest ute in waiting revealed

The new HSV GTS Maloo will send an iconic Australian vehicle out in style by becoming the world’s fastest ute. Holden Special Vehicles is building a limited run of 250 GTS Maloos, with a price tag somewhere between $85,000 and $90,000 that will also make it Australia’s most expensive ute until local manufacturing ceases in 2017...


Koenigsegg supercar mule crashes at Nurburgring
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Koenigsegg supercar mule crashes at Nurburgring

A driver and passenger have been hospitalised after their Koenigsegg supercar prototype crashed at high speed during testing on Germany's notorious Nurburgring circuit. The Agera R-based mule crashed heavily into barriers, according to our photographers at the track...


Luxury Sedan Comparison Final Round : Mercedes-Benz C-Class v BMW 3 Series v Volvo S60
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Luxury Sedan Comparison Final Round : Mercedes-Benz C-Class v BMW 3 Series v Volvo S60

The Mercedes-Benz C-Class was Australia’s favourite luxury car in 2013. Perhaps a more impressive fact, however, is that Stuttgart’s mid-sized model outsold every mainstream medium car except the Camry and Mazda 6. It’s fair, then, to call this a significant volume car – as is its decades-old arch enemy, the BMW 3 Series, which matched that last feat...


AMG snow-drifting challenge
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AMG snow-drifting challenge

Mercedes-AMG has been running track events for customers for years, but one of the performance division's newest annual events dispenses with bitumen and apexes for snow banks and ice patches. CarAdvice heads to the freezing climes of Queenstown, New Zealand, to try the AMG Snow Experience and carve up a mountain in the powerful V8 C63 AMG.


Luxury Sedan Comparison Round Two : Infiniti Q50 v Lexus IS v Volvo S60
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Luxury Sedan Comparison Round Two : Infiniti Q50 v Lexus IS v Volvo S60

The Audi A4, BMW 3 Series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class accounted for three-quarters of their segment’s sales in 2013, though that still meant one in four buyers looking for a mid-sized luxury car priced above $60,000 wanted something non-German. We had this factoid in mind when we decided to do something a bit different with our plan to compare the new-generation C-Class just released...


Toyota RAV4 Review: GXL 4WD
Rating: 610 /10
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Toyota RAV4 Review: GXL 4WD

The Toyota RAV4 is one of the most popular SUVs on the market, but it falls short of its rivals on value.

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$38,190

Ferrari 458 Speciale Review
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Ferrari 458 Speciale Review

Jez Spinks finds the hardcore version of Ferrari's already-superb 458 Italia close to perfection


2014 Holden Cruze Review: Z-Series and SRi-Z
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2014 Holden Cruze Review: Z-Series and SRi-Z

A better-value version of Holden’s small car is brought to you by the letter Z.

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$21,490 - $28,690

2015 Ford Falcon rear end revealed in FB post
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2015 Ford Falcon rear end revealed in FB post

A spy shot that offers the first look at the rear end of the new 2015 Ford Falcon has been posted anonymously on Facebook. The photograph appears genuine and captures a Falcon G6E, revealing a back end as dramatically changed as the large car's front (pictured below) and matched in terms of the much cleaner look...


2015 Ford Falcon G6E revealed
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2015 Ford Falcon G6E revealed

The drip-feed of the 2015 Ford Falcon is continuing, with the first reveal of the Ford Falcon G6E following the XR8 and XR6 models last week. Ford Australia's single image of the G6E shows the subtle front-end differences between the executive-style G-series model and the sportier XR6...


2015 Ford Territory revealed
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2015 Ford Territory revealed

  The last ever version of Australia's only locally built SUV, the 2015 Ford Territory, has been revealed officially. Ford Australia's single image of the updated Territory confirms the design CarAdvice published earlier in July, showing far fewer visual changes compared with the new Ford Falcon revealed last week...


New Falcon big news but other Fords more critical
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New Falcon big news but other Fords more critical

So after the now commonplace drip-feed of teasers, we’ve finally seen the first images of last ever Ford Falcon. Ford Australia insiders told me recently that key people within Dearborn, US, and Broadmeadows, Victoria, were so delighted with the look of the 2015 Falcon that the model was one of the quickest design sign-offs ever...


Porsche Panamera Turbo S Review
Rating: 810 /10
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Porsche Panamera Turbo S Review

The beauty is in the engineering for the Panamera, especially in its fastest form

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$443,600

Lexus LF-LC: production flagship coupe set for 2016
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Lexus LF-LC: production flagship coupe set for 2016

A production version of the Lexus LF-LC concept will be released in 2016 to create a new flagship model for the Japanese luxury brand. Production of the 2012 show car was approved in 2013 but Lexus Europe had not confirmed until this week the year the 2+2 luxury sports coupe would go on sale...