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Tom Fraser

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2017 Mercedes-Benz Vito 119 Crew Cab review
  • Comfortable and usable space in second row and boot; Hardy materials built to last; Easy to manoeuvre about town
  • Comparatively expensive compared to the rest of the segment; You'll be ticking option boxes to make it worth it; Doesn't wear the Mercedes-Benz badge as well as you'd expect

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7 / 10

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2017 Mercedes-Benz Vito 119 Crew Cab review

The 2017 Mercedes-Benz Vito 119 Crew Cab purports to offer the best of both worlds – hard enough for work and soft enough for play. But, is it worth opting for a premium brand over cheaper alternatives?

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2017 Monterey Car Week: A Petrolhead's Nirvana

2017 Monterey Car Week: A Petrolhead's Nirvana

As far as automotive events go, there are few that can hold a candle to Monterey Car Week. For the sheer insanity of seeing a 1959 Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta SWB sitting across the road from a 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder, or hearing that a 1995 example of the legendary McLaren F1 sold at auction for an eye-watering $19,586,859 AUD..


2017 Holden Colorado Z71 review: Long-term report four – interior

2017 Holden Colorado Z71 review: Long-term report four – interior

Facelifts are a wonderful thing. Not only in the cosmetic sense – but more so when it refers to a car being updated, bringing it to the forefront of current technology and style. The Holden Colorado’s facelift back in Q3 2016 was a huge leap forward for the model, but one major area where it’s feeling a lot fresher is inside the cabin...


2017 Renault Clio Zen review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2017 Renault Clio Zen review

The recently updated 2017 Renault Clio has doubled-down on its French flair, but is it still a worthy challenger in a hotly-contested segment?


2017 Holden Colorado Z71 review: Long-term report three – off-roading
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2017 Holden Colorado Z71 review: Long-term report three – off-roading

The last time we checked in with our 2017 Holden Colorado Z71, it was getting kitted-out for off-road adventures. Now, we didn’t go all-out throwing the full ARB catalogue at it just yet – but as I’m sure you’ll agree, it does look the part. So, it can talk the talk, but now it’s time to put its extra kit into practice off the beaten track...


2017 Nissan Qashqai TL review
Rating: 810 /10
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2017 Nissan Qashqai TL review

Now four years on from its initial launch, does the range-topping 2017 Nissan Qashqai TL still deliver in the small SUV segment?

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$39,990

48+12 Hours: Racing at Bathurst with the BMW M6 GT3

48+12 Hours: Racing at Bathurst with the BMW M6 GT3

We all see it on the TV, motor racing is a fast-paced, adrenaline-fuelled hive of action that is over as soon as it starts. However, there's a massive effort in preparation and planning that often goes unnoticed to the average punter. The 2017 Bathurst 12 Hour is a big deal, and more than 50 teams are vying for a competitive spot on the podium...


2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI 40 Years: Week with review
Rating: 810 /10
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2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI 40 Years: Week with review

The CarAdvice Melbourne team drives the "40 Years" Golf GTI during the week and compares with our current standard GTI.


2016 Toyota FJ Cruiser review
Rating: 710 /10
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2016 Toyota FJ Cruiser review

Despite production of the Toyota FJ Cruiser ceasing in August, is it worth snapping one up before they're all gone?


World Time Attack Challenge 2016: Photo Gallery Special

World Time Attack Challenge 2016: Photo Gallery Special

This year's World Time Attack Challenge 2016 came and went in no time at all. Almost mimicking the nature of the racing, the two-day event was all action, then abruptly nothing. Time was spent ogling cars, watching on-track showcases, mingling with race teams, buying merchandise, and cheering the wild time attack cars as they race by...


2016 Holden Insignia VXR: Long-term report three
Rating: 710 /10
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2016 Holden Insignia VXR: Long-term report three

After hanging onto the Insignia for an additional month, we take a look at how it tours across our country.


Forza Horizon 3 Review: Virtual versus reality in the HSV Maloo - and your chance to win!
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Forza Horizon 3 Review: Virtual versus reality in the HSV Maloo - and your chance to win!

CarAdvice.com's Tom Fraser explores the scenes and visuals of Forza Horizon 3, a new XBOX title by Playground Games. For the first time, the popular Horizon series is set in Australia, putting popular driving roads and iconic scenes in your hands. Catch Tom's views, along with his own photography, below...


2016 Holden Insignia VXR: Long-term report two
Rating: 710 /10
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2016 Holden Insignia VXR: Long-term report two

We check in again with our long-term 2016 Holden Insignia VXR to see how it's keeping on, and even take it to the track...

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$51,990

2016 Volkswagen Polo GTI Review
Rating: 8.510 /10
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2016 Volkswagen Polo GTI Review

Does the 2016 Volkswagen Polo GTI stack up to the original hot-hatch recipe of dynamic ability, everyday practicality and affordable pricing?

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$27,490 - $29,990

2016 Holden Insignia VXR: Long-term report one
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2016 Holden Insignia VXR: Long-term report one

The turbocharged all-wheel drive Holden Insignia VXR joins the Melbourne long-term fleet.


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