Convertibles for Summer : we test four affordable contenders

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Convertibles for Summer : we test four affordable contenders

With warmer weather arriving, we've headed to the beach to discover the upsides and downsides of four very different cars that all can lose their lid.

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2015 Hyundai Santa Fe Review: Highlander
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2015 Hyundai Santa Fe Review: Highlander

The recently updated 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe is now slightly dearer in top-spec Highlander guise, but it now gets even more equipment than the already generously specified model it replaces.   The $53,240 Highlander is $1250 more than the 2014 version, and adds new items such as an automated reverse parallel parking system and front parking sensors, along with a lane departure warning system...

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$53,240

2015 Mini 5 Door Review
Rating: 810 /10
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2015 Mini 5 Door Review

Few brands are met with the same level of cynicism upon the release of a new model as Mini, and the introduction of its latest spin-off, the Mini 5 Door, is no different. Traditionalists will scoff probably in much the same way they did when the BMW-owned British car maker released the Coupe, Roadster and Paceman models, which have tenuous links to Alec Issigonis’ 1950s original...

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$27,750 to $40,400

2015 Kia Pro_cee'd GT Review
Rating: 810 /10
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2015 Kia Pro_cee'd GT Review

Seven months after its Australian launch, the Kia Pro_cee'd GT gets upgraded with sat-nav and a longer warranty...

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$31,490

Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid v Toyota Kluger V6 : Comparison review
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Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid v Toyota Kluger V6 : Comparison review

The continual rise in the cost of living is no doubt front of mind for many Australians. One of the places we all seem to feel this pain is at the petrol pump. This is even more challenging for families, as the bigger the car, the bigger the bill...


2015 Mazda 2 Review: first Australian drive
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2015 Mazda 2 Review: first Australian drive

The all-new Mazda 2 is a more grown up offering than the car it replaces, but has it retained its charm? Matt Campbell finds out.

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$14,990 to $21,990

Mercedes-Benz E250 Coupe Review: Wye River wedding weekender
Rating: 810 /10
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Mercedes-Benz E250 Coupe Review: Wye River wedding weekender

A wedding sees Dave head down Victoria's Great Ocean Road in the Mercedes-Benz E250 Coupe...

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$96,900

Walkinshaw Racing Supercharger for Holden and HSV : first drive
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Walkinshaw Racing Supercharger for Holden and HSV : first drive

Walkinshaw Performance has released their most powerful upgrade kit yet - the Limited Edition Supercharger Package unleashing 500kW from a Holden Commodore SS, and a staggering 550kW from an HSV R8. David Zalstein and James Ward put them through their paces at the Driver Education Centre in Shepparton, Victoria.


2015 Lexus NX300h Review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2015 Lexus NX300h Review

The brash Lexus NX300h compact SUV introduces the car-maker to a booming segment and brings some interesting aspects to the table...


2015 Volvo S60 and V60 Polestar Review
Rating: 810 /10
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2015 Volvo S60 and V60 Polestar Review

The Volvo S60 Polestar is back for a third time in Australia. This time though it has a wagon sibling, the V60 Polestar.

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$99,950

2015 Volkswagen Tiguan Review
Rating: 810 /10
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2015 Volkswagen Tiguan Review

Updated with new equipment, the Volkswagen Tiguan remains a competitive entry in the compact SUV segment - albeit with some caveats.

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$28,990 to $44,990

Supercar Drive Day
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Supercar Drive Day

Imagine hitting the road in four iconic supercars in one day! Tegan Lawson visits Unique Car Rentals in Melbourne and gets behind the wheel in a Ferrari California, Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder, Nissan GT-R and Lotus Exige S.


Supercar Drive Day with Unique Car Rentals

Supercar Drive Day with Unique Car Rentals

It's not often, if ever, that you get the opportunity to drive some of the world's most desired supercars from the likes of Ferrari, Lamborghini, Lotus and Nissan. If and when you do get that opportunity, let me tell you - take it and make the most of it, because it's an experience you will never forget...


DIY: tyre changing tips
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DIY: tyre changing tips

Never changed a tyre before? Don't panic if you get a flat, all it takes is a bit of elbow grease and a willingness to get your hands dirty. In this DIY video Tegan Lawson and Trent Nikolic take you through the process step-by-step.


Mercedes-Benz GLA45 AMG Review
Rating: 8.510 /10
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Mercedes-Benz GLA45 AMG Review

The Mercedes-Benz GLA45 is more hatch than crossover, and in some ways is the pick of AMG's family of pocket rockets...

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$79,900

2015 Audi S6 Review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2015 Audi S6 Review

Is this the best value for money luxury performance sedan?

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$168,900

Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe reveal at Motorclassica 2014
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Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe reveal at Motorclassica 2014

Mercedes-Benz unveil the stunning new S-Class coupe along with a few other surprises at the launch of the 2014 Motorclassica exhibition in Melbourne.


2015 Peugeot 308 Review
Rating: 8.510 /10
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2015 Peugeot 308 Review

Peugeot's latest small hatchback leaps back multiple generations to find the verve that once characterised the breed...


Ford Falcon XR6 Turbo Review: Run-out round-up
Rating: 810 /10
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Ford Falcon XR6 Turbo Review: Run-out round-up

With the new FG-X Falcon all but on-sale, James Ward takes one last look at the out-going FG Ford Falcon XR6 Turbo...

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$41,190

Renault Twizy Review : first Australian drive
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Renault Twizy Review : first Australian drive

CarAdvice heads to Melbourne for the first-ever Australian drive of the all-electric Renault Twizy.