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The Shortlist: $50k vehicle that can tow 2500kg, but it has to be comfortable!

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The Shortlist: $50k vehicle that can tow 2500kg, but it has to be comfortable!

Rod wants the impossible: a vehicle that'll tow a pretty decent sized caravan, but that doesn't feel like a truck to drive.  Doing what we do, CarAdvice writers are often asked by friends and family, and through our contact page: which car is best for me? Most buyers can identify the top three non-negotiable factors that will guide their purchase decision...

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2018 Subaru WRX STi spec.R review
Rating: 810 /10
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2018 Subaru WRX STi spec.R review

As the flagship model, the 2018 Subaru WRX STI spec.R could really do with more grunt. Yes, seriously.

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$57,690

2018 Volvo XC60 D5 R-Design review
Rating: 8.510 /10
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2018 Volvo XC60 D5 R-Design review

The high-spec diesel version of the all-new Volvo XC60 range is quick, luxurious and extremely likeable.

Priced At
$73,990

2017 Mazda CX-5 v Peugeot 3008 comparison
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2017 Mazda CX-5 v Peugeot 3008 comparison

The newcomer versus the champ: this isn’t some naff reference to a big money fight, but by the same token, it kind of is – because here we have the much-lauded European that’s all about swagger, going against the stalwart chart-topper with a tremendous record...


The Shortlist: Four-cylinder auto for $15,000

The Shortlist: Four-cylinder auto for $15,000

Jas is on a tight budget, looking for a new or ex-demonstrator car with practicality and a compact footprint. Doing what we do, CarAdvice writers are often asked by friends and family, and through our contact page: Which car is best for me? Most buyers can identify the top three non-negotiable factors that will guide their purchase decision...


2017 Honda Civic RS hatch review: Long-term report six – farewell
Rating: 810 /10
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2017 Honda Civic RS hatch review: Long-term report six – farewell

Our three months in the 2017 Honda Civic RS flew by, and now Matt Campbell doesn't want to give it back.

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$32,290

Toyota HiLux gets mega makeover courtesy of Carlex design
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Toyota HiLux gets mega makeover courtesy of Carlex design

Polish car modification company Carlex mightn't be a household name in Australia, but the Toyota HiLux certainly is - and what you see here is the culmination of the two. The Toyota HiLux Hilly from Carlex's Pickup Design workshop apparently showcases what happens when a bunch of car-mad modders get their hands on a tough dual-cab ute and let their imaginations run wild...


Jaguar Land Rover joins Takata airbag recall
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Jaguar Land Rover joins Takata airbag recall

Jaguar Land Rover has announced it will recall approximately 17,000 vehicles sold in Australia, as the British company joins the global epidemic that is the Takata airbag recall. To this point there have been more than 3.3 million cars affected by Takata recalls in Australia alone, and the potentially deadly faulty airbags have been responsible for the death of one driver in Australia, and 18 other deaths around the world...


2017 Mercedes-Benz E400 4Matic Coupe review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2017 Mercedes-Benz E400 4Matic Coupe review

It's sleek, stylish and stands out from the crowd – but is the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E400 4Matic Coupe more than just a cruiser?

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$145,900

2017 Land Rover Discovery TD6 HSE Luxury review
Rating: 810 /10
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2017 Land Rover Discovery TD6 HSE Luxury review

The 2017 Land Rover Discovery HSE Luxury is a departure from its roots - but is that a good thing, or a bad thing? Matt Campbell finds out.

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$117,461

The Shortlist: Seven-seat AWD SUV, decent towing capacity and good ownership prospects

The Shortlist: Seven-seat AWD SUV, decent towing capacity and good ownership prospects

Jacques is looking at a new family SUV to replace his ageing Volvo XC90, which has developed a few problems in recent times. Doing what we do, CarAdvice writers are often asked by friends and family, and through our contact page: which car is best for me? Most buyers can identify the top three non-negotiable factors that will guide their purchase decision...


2018 Subaru Impreza pricing and specs
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2018 Subaru Impreza pricing and specs

The 2018 Subaru Impreza is in showrooms now, with the Japanese brand's small hatch and sedan gaining some added equipment in the higher-spec versions. There are no cosmetic changes, but the EyeSight forward camera safety system in the Subaru Impreza hatch and sedan models has been upgraded as part of the 2018 model year run...


2017 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 316 CDI MWB review
Rating: 710 /10
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2017 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 316 CDI MWB review

There's an all-new Mercedes-Benz Sprinter coming, but the current one remains one of the best vans you can get... at a price.

Priced At
$58,820

2017 Volkswagen Polo Urban review
Rating: 810 /10
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2017 Volkswagen Polo Urban review

The 2017 Volkswagen Polo Urban is really good – for the money, there's not a better city car in the segment.

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$16,990