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The $52k question: Which car would each CarAdvice journo pick?
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The $52k question: Which car would each CarAdvice journo pick?

Celebrating 52 episodes of the CarAdvice podcast, this question was put to each writer on the team: if you had $52,000, what new car would you buy? You can catch their responses on this week's show, but if you can't get away with some listening time, we've listed each below. Rob Margeit Skoda Octavia RS230 wagon: $43,190 It is a practical sleeper...


Antonio Banderas and Alec Baldwin to star in Lamborghini biopic
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Antonio Banderas and Alec Baldwin to star in Lamborghini biopic

Antonio Banderas will star as Ferruccio Lamborghini in a new biographical movie about the man behind both the tractor and supercar brands. The new movie is currently being developed under the working title Lamborghini – The Legend, and was first talked about in late 2015. According to Variety, Banderas will star alongside Alec Baldwin, who will play Enzo Ferrari...


BMW Z4 replacement will 'probably' be known as Z4
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BMW Z4 replacement will 'probably' be known as Z4

It has long been assumed the replacement for the BMW Z4 will be known as the Z5, the head of BMW North America has poured cold water on that theory. Ludwig Willisch, the boss of the company's North American operations, told AutoGuide "there’s no such thing" as a Z5. To allay fears the project had been cancelled, he added: "There will be a sports car, yes, but it’s not going to be a Z5...


Hemi drag: 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT takes on 1930s Hot Rod
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Hemi drag: 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT takes on 1930s Hot Rod

A 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT has gone head-to-head with a hot-rod coupe on one of Europe's finest drag strips, Santa Pod Raceway, and it's every bit epic. The 6.4-litre V8 Hemi-powered Jeep produces 344kW and 624Nm, which is helped along with launch control and all the high-performance technologies on offer...


Honda defends safety stance on Civic
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Honda defends safety stance on Civic

The all-new Honda Civic hatch brings with it an impressive array of safety technology – but only if you buy the most expensive model. That could be perceived as a problem for Honda, because the the Civic - whether you choose the new hatch or the existing sedan - doesn’t have autonomous emergency braking (AEB) in the four more affordable models in the range, but rivals such as the Mazda 3 have the tech fitted throughout...


Skoda Karoq teasers drop ahead of May 18 unveiling
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Skoda Karoq teasers drop ahead of May 18 unveiling

The first official teaser images for the upcoming Skoda Karoq SUV have been handed down today, ahead of its world premiere next week. The mid-sized Karoq will replace the awkward Yeti, which, although beloved among diehard fans of Skoda's historically unique styling, has never been a strong seller...


ANCAP: Shocking old v new crash test highlights ominous fatality data
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ANCAP: Shocking old v new crash test highlights ominous fatality data

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) has performed a head-on crash test between two cars of the same lineage, 17 years apart, to highlight newly unveiled data suggesting older vehicles are four times more likely to be involved in a fatal crash than their modern counterparts...


Australia's top SUV brands
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Australia's top SUV brands

It's hardly a secret at this point that SUVs are the driving force behind the Australian new vehicle market - even though the top two vehicles are actually utes. In 2017, these (often nominally) higher-riding options have in fact eclipsed sales of regular passenger vehicles - by which we mean sedans, hatches, wagons, people-movers and sports cars...


2016-17 BMW X1 recalled for airbag fix
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2016-17 BMW X1 recalled for airbag fix

A recall has been issued for 2318 examples of the 2016 and 2017 BMW X1 over concerns a manufacturing fault could cause the front passenger airbag to deploy incorrectly. The company reports the dashboard panel did not undergo the process of milling the "weak points or deployment points" during the production process for the passenger side...


2016 Peugeot 508 recalled for fire risk
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2016 Peugeot 508 recalled for fire risk

Peugeot has issued a recall for its 2016 508 sedan and wagon over concerns a faulty electrical relay could pose a fire risk. Affected models are fitted with a non-compliant electrical relay, which could disrupt the starter control and overheat. The French manufacturer says if the product relay overheats it could cause a fire...


Mercedes-Benz recalls several models for repair fault, airbags affected
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Mercedes-Benz recalls several models for repair fault, airbags affected

Mercedes-Benz has issued a recall for 11 vehicles from its A-Class, C-Class, E-Class, GLE and G-Class lines repaired or serviced during early December 2016 over concerns a faulty software upload could cause several issues with vehicle emissions and safety systems...


Honda HR-V update coming soon, facelift in 2018
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Honda HR-V update coming soon, facelift in 2018

The Honda HR-V has stood tall against an influx of new rivals, remaining one of the better sellers in the small SUV segment. But that doesn’t mean Honda will rest on its laurels. The Japanese brand’s Australian arm is set to offer an “upgrade” on the current model imminently, ahead of a more comprehensive HR-V update due early in 2018...


2017 Honda Civic hatch pricing and specs
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2017 Honda Civic hatch pricing and specs

The 2017 Honda Civic hatch has arrived on sale almost a year to the day after its sedan sibling, and while a bit of time may have passed between the launches of the two, there are plenty of similarities in terms of their pricing and specs. Honda Australia this week said that the new five-door model will likely more than double its sales, with private buyers the main target for the company...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for May 12, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for May 12, 2017

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


CarAdvice podcast 52: Happy birthday to us!
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CarAdvice podcast 52: Happy birthday to us!

It's been 12 months since the CarAdvice podcast began, and we celebrate with a bumper edition! A cardboard car has been made in its honour (admittedly with no bumpers), and you can check out some clowning-around photos at the bottom of this article...