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Drag race: Australia vs The World

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Drag race: Australia vs The World

Australia. It's the country where there's always an insect, animal or sea creature trying to kill you. It's also the country that once housed a thriving car industry...

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Could investing in a limited edition car be better than investing in property?
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Could investing in a limited edition car be better than investing in property?

The 2017 HSV GTSR W1 marks the end of Australian manufacturing, along with the production of Australia's fastest and most powerful car ever built. It also represents one of the most expensive locally produced cars with an asking price of $169,990, before on-road costs. We've even heard of some buyers paying over $250,000 to secure their spot in the line...


HSV GTSR W1 wallpaper gallery
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HSV GTSR W1 wallpaper gallery

If you love your Aussie muscle cars, you'll want to have the hero of all Australian muscle cars sitting on your desktop. CarAdvice photographer Tom Fraser has assembled ten of his favourite pictures of the 2017 HSV GTSR W1 that you can download in high resolution to set as your desktop wallpaper...


HSV GTSR W1 vs Holden Commodore SS
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HSV GTSR W1 vs Holden Commodore SS

HSV wowed Australia when it announced Australia's fastest and most powerful production car ever, the HSV GTSR W1. The wows continued when the engine and performance specs were revealed, but the biggest wow belonged to the price: $169,990 (plus on-road costs). Since its release, we've heard stories of some buyers paying over $250,000 to secure one of the 300 examples being built...


2017 HSV GTSR W1 review

2017 HSV GTSR W1 review

With little more than one day to shoot a review and an airport runway drag race, we jumped at the chance to bring you an inside look at Australia's toughest production muscle car: the HSV GTSR W1.

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$169,990

Holden Commodore: Customers to choose final build numbers
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Holden Commodore: Customers to choose final build numbers

In what could be a world first, buyers lucky enough to snag one of the final special edition 2017 Holden Commodore models will be able to choose their own build numbers. An email from a dealer to a customer and seen by CarAdvice, shows that from May 3, 2017, customers will have the ability to log into an online system hosted by Holden to choose a build number on a first come, first serve basis...


Next for Victoria: point-to-point speed cameras at every light, facial recognition for cyclists, drones to monitor hoons: UPDATE
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Next for Victoria: point-to-point speed cameras at every light, facial recognition for cyclists, drones to monitor hoons: UPDATE

Australian traffic light manufacturer A1 Lighting and Road Solutions has pioneered a world-first point-to-point speed camera system built into a traffic light module, with the Federal Government announcing it will roll the technology out nationally from 2018. The inbuilt system uses a host of sensors built into the red and green lights that monitor traffic flow and speed every 5ms, working across eight lanes of traffic...


Nissan Navara SL directly driven by customer demand and feedback
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Nissan Navara SL directly driven by customer demand and feedback

Nissan's new Navara SL variant was created as a direct result of customer demand and feedback, with the company focusing its efforts on the rugged tradie that wants a good looking, honest workhorse. Speaking with CarAdvice at the recent Nissan Navara SII launch, Nissan Australia senior manager of product planning, Adrian Sciacca, said that Nissan is constantly listening to customers in the hunt for the right vehicle configuration...


Next Nissan Leaf coming to Australia, despite loss on current model
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Next Nissan Leaf coming to Australia, despite loss on current model

Despite the current first-generation model not being a sales hit here, the new 2018 Nissan Leaf will come to Australia after its global debut next year. Along with Mitsubishi's i-MiEV, Nissan arguably pioneered the electric vehicle movement in Australia with the the Leaf - and it still remains the best-selling electric vehicle here, by volume...


Nissan Australia sales "a little off the pace", Wildtrak rival under consideration
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Nissan Australia sales "a little off the pace", Wildtrak rival under consideration

Nissan Australia has admitted that its local sales performance is "a little off the pace", with a month-on-month improvement required to bring the brand back to target. But, speaking exclusively with CarAdvice at the recent Navara SII and Pathfinder launch, Nissan Australia boss Richard Emery suggested that while the company is behind on sales, it's not overly concerned...


Nissan Australia: Dealing with government on future automotive tech like "amateur hour"
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Nissan Australia: Dealing with government on future automotive tech like "amateur hour"

The boss of Nissan Australia, a pioneer in the local electric vehicle scene with its Leaf hatch, has lashed out at the government by describing its industry dealings as "amateur hour". The Nissan Leaf remains Australia's best selling electric vehicle on volume and, while it ended up costing the local operation money in the long run, it helped establish Nissan Australia as a progressive company hunting for a greener future...


World's Greatest Driving Roads: Glendora Mountain Road, California, USA

World's Greatest Driving Roads: Glendora Mountain Road, California, USA

If you’re anything like me, you’ll be sucked into glimpses of Keeping up with the Kardashians and Housewives of Beverly Hills while your other half has command of the television remote. Or am I the only one? I’m going to sound like a bit of a downer here, but don’t be fooled by all the glitz and glamour of these reality TV shows...

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$378,900

2017 Nissan Navara Series II Dual-Cab review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2017 Nissan Navara Series II Dual-Cab review

While the design hasn't changed, Nissan's Series II Navara promises a better ride both laden and unladen. But, is it enough to make this a good work and play ute?

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$19,490 - $55,490

2017 Nissan Pathfinder review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2017 Nissan Pathfinder review

It's a fresh new look for a familiar face. The Nissan Pathfinder gets more power and torque, along with better efficiency, but is it enough to bring it to front of mind for buyers?

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$41,990 - $69,190

2017 Kia Stinger GT spied testing in Sydney
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2017 Kia Stinger GT spied testing in Sydney

One of Australia's most anticipated new cars, the 2017 Kia Stinger, has been spied in Glebe by CarAdvice reader Neil. The incoming new Kia Stinger looks to be hot property, with CarAdvice receiving several emails a week with sightings of the two development vehicles currently stationed in Australia...