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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...


Toyota puts Project Portal fuel cell truck to the test
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Toyota puts Project Portal fuel cell truck to the test

Toyota is putting its Project Portal fuel-cell truck through its paces, as the company looks to better understand the role of zero-emissions powertrains in future heavy haulers. The truck, first announced in April, will be used to haul goods around the Port of Los Angeles and Long Beach, California...


2018 BMW X2 spied with almost no disguise
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2018 BMW X2 spied with almost no disguise

The upcoming BMW X2 has been spied again this week, with almost no effort made to hide its key styling details. Finished in a metallic yellow similar to the shade used on the M3 and M4, the company's new coupe-like crossover certainly stands out, though the overall design is fairly true to form considering it looks almost exactly like the Concept X2...


Rinspeed Snap revealed ahead of CES 2018 debut
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Rinspeed Snap revealed ahead of CES 2018 debut

Swiss manufacturer Rinspeed has unveiled the quirky Snap concept ahead of the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show (CES). The concept, set to be revealed in Las Vegas next January, couples an autonomous 'skateboard' chassis with interchangeable body 'pods'...


McLaren MSO R Coupe and Spider revealed
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McLaren MSO R Coupe and Spider revealed

McLaren Special Operations (MSO) has revealed a pair of bespoke vehicles for one cashed-up customer - the MSO R Coupe and MSO R Spider. Based on the previous generation 'Super Series' family, which includes the 650S and 675LT, the MSO R Coupe and Spider feature an array of unique appointments and upgrades to make sure they stand out from more 'common' versions...


Mercedes Me store coming to Melbourne
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Mercedes Me store coming to Melbourne

Melbourne will soon join the likes of Hamburg, Munich, Moscow, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Beijing as it gets its very own 'Mercedes me' concept store, a new retail experience offered by the German brand that will showcase its vehicles and brand values in a non-sales environment...


2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class pricing and specs
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2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class pricing and specs

Mercedes-Benz Australia has streamlined its new range of 2018 S-Class and Maybach variants, cutting the overall range from 12 to eight options whilst also dropping the entry price for the S-class range under $200,000 for the first time in this current generation...


2016-17 Tesla Model X recalled for seat fix - UPDATE
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2016-17 Tesla Model X recalled for seat fix - UPDATE

Tesla has issued a recall notice for 89 examples of its 2016 and 2017 Model X SUVs over concerns the rear left seatback in some cars may move forward in the event of a collision. Because Tesla does not reveal region-specific sales numbers, it also does not offer details on the number of vehicles affected by this recall in Australia...


Volkswagen Scirocco retires
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Volkswagen Scirocco retires

The most recent iteration Volkswagen Scirocco has been laid to rest, with the coupe-styled sibling to the popular Golf quietly ending production this week. Despite still being on sale up to this point, the Scirocco is actually based on the 'PQ35' platform that underpinned the fifth- and sixth-generation Golf, along with the most recent 'A5' Beetle...


Nissan GT-R/C is a full-size remote control car with a difference
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Nissan GT-R/C is a full-size remote control car with a difference

To celebrate the launch of Gran Turismo Sport, Nissan has created a GT-R with... a difference. Rather than relying on a driver or conventional remote, the GT-R/C is controlled with a DualShock 4 unit from the PlayStation 4. The company sat Nismo driver, Jann Mardenborough, in an R44 Raven II helicopter and let him loose at Silverstone to show off its new toy...


Jaguar D-Type to become Australia's most expensive car at Motorclassica Auction
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Jaguar D-Type to become Australia's most expensive car at Motorclassica Auction

The highest-valued car to ever be auctioned in Australia will go under the hammer this weekend at Motorclassica in Melbourne. The 1955 Jaguar D-Type will be auctioned by Mossgreen and is expected to be sold with a price-tag of between $7-8 million. Chassis number XKD510 is the only genuine D-Type in the country, and has a long history of traveling the world with numerous owners...


Holden to auction last three limited-edition Commodores
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Holden to auction last three limited-edition Commodores

The last three limited-edition Holden Commodores to roll off the production line in Elizabeth will be auctioned by Manheim this weekend. Hoping to raise $360,000 for charity, the auction coincides with the Holden Dream Cruise in the South Australian town, as Australia bids farewell to locally-manufactured GM cars...


Mercedes-Benz GLC350d pricing and specs
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Mercedes-Benz GLC350d pricing and specs

The Mercedes-Benz GLC range has been bolstered in Australia by the addition of the GLC350d in both wagon and Coupe forms. Powered by a 3.0-litre V6 turbo-diesel, the GLC350d develops 190kW of power and 620Nm of torque, mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission as standard. Sending drive to all four wheels, the GLC350d SUV and Coupe can sprint from 0-100km/h in 6...


CarAdvice podcast 74: Melbourne conducts one of world's largest self-driving surveys
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CarAdvice podcast 74: Melbourne conducts one of world's largest self-driving surveys

This week Mandy Turner and Mike Costello talk about Porsche trialing a new subscription service, the Toyota Century has been unveiled, and Mazda tops the Roy Morgan owner satisfaction survey. Honda is pleading for Takata-affected owners to get their cars fixed with 94,000 cars still to go, the 2018 Suzuki Swift Sport will be in Australia in the first quarter, and the open-topped 86 hybrid Toyota GR HV Sports Concept will be revealed at the Tokyo Motor Show...


Toll roads: I want a refund
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Toll roads: I want a refund

Imagine buying anything, and I mean anything at all, and it didn’t work as advertised. Imagine a TV, for example, that only broadcast three channels. Or a toaster that refused to pop up. Or imagine buying a box of chocolates and when you opened the box, you discover half of them are missing...