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2017 Audi Q5 Review

To call the Audi Q5 a critically important vehicle for the brand in Australia is something of a gigantic understatement - it is now the single most popular body style in Australia...

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Tow ball mass explained with the Ford Ranger XLT
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Tow ball mass explained with the Ford Ranger XLT

Tow ratings have become pretty serious marketing fodder among SUV and pickup manufacturers. But while the maximum rating is good to know, there is another value that might just be more important... Tow Ball Mass. James explains.


2017 Skoda Kodiaq first drive review
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2017 Skoda Kodiaq first drive review

http://www.caradvice.com.au/500633/2017-skoda-kodiaq-review/ Skoda have joined the seven-seat SUV squad with the 2017 Kodiaq. The AWD SUV is based on the same architecture as the Superb and Octavia and is sized somewhere between the two. The car offers some 30 'clever' features and class leading space to help it perform as a practical family car...


2017 Mazda CX-5 unveiled
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2017 Mazda CX-5 unveiled

Mazda says that it will continue its market position above the non-premium brands and challenge the actual luxury brands on their entry models as market desire shifts further towards premium offerings. Speaking to CarAdvice at the unveiling of the new CX-5, Mazda Australia boss Martin Benders dismissed suggestions of the Japanese company bringing back its Eunos luxury brand, instead reinforcing Mazda in continuing to focus on its current mid-way position...


2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC review
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2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC review

http://www.caradvice.com.au/497331/2017-mercedes-benz-glc-coupe-review/ The ability for Mercedes-Benz to seemingly have an answer for every automotive question has been further illustrated by the local launch of the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe. It’s the second SUV coupe derivative for the German manufacturer, and the fourth act of coupe-ness in the current lineup, following S-Class, GLE, C-Class and now the GLC...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for November 18, 2016
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for November 18, 2016

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. This week, regular host Tegan Lawson is on assignment overseas. In her place, Trent Nikolic presents this week's video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


2017 BMW M4 GTS review
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2017 BMW M4 GTS review

This is one of just 700 2017 BMW M4 GTS in the world – the first of just 25 coming to Australia. The car is so special, it has to go through a very specific 2000km running-in program and service, before we’re even allowed to touch it. So before we get behind the wheel, we have to wait for the BMW technicians to finish...


2017 Mazda MX-5 RF Launch Review
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2017 Mazda MX-5 RF Launch Review

The 2017 Mazda MX-5 RF adds a cool new party trick to the familiar roadster's roofline, a cool folding targa top. Curt travelled to Japan to sample the stylish new variant, but will the extra weight compromise the little Mazda's driving dynamics?


On board with Keiichi Tsuchiya at WTAC 2016
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On board with Keiichi Tsuchiya at WTAC 2016

Read the full article here. Jump on board the Toyota Genuine Parts AE86 for some drift action with the father of modern drifting, the Drift King himself, Keiichi Tsuchiya, as he slides Australian drift veteran Beau Yates’s rebuilt Hachi-Roku around Sydney Motorsport Park for World Time Attack Challenge 2016. Strap in!


Mazda MX-5 Generations: NA to ND driven
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Mazda MX-5 Generations: NA to ND driven

Read the full article here. Our own David Zalstein gets the chance to drive all four generations of Mazda MX-5 back-t0-back, spanning 27 years of the world’s best-selling, two-seat convertible sports car.


Forza Horizon 3: Your chance to win!
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Forza Horizon 3: Your chance to win!

Read the full article here. For as long as I can remember, I’ve wanted a driving game that was based in Australia. I don’t know what it is, but for some reason, a digital representation of our own backyard just sounded so appealing. Even more so, once open-world games started becoming mainstream...


2016 Isuzu MU-X Review
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2016 Isuzu MU-X Review

It's one of the best-selling 4x4 SUV's on the market, so what makes the Isuzu MU-X so appealing? There's a 3-litre 130kW/380Nm turbo diesel, 230mm of ground clearance and seven seats that give the MU-X a simple but capable go-anywhere ability.


What's the best tyre pressure for off-roading?
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What's the best tyre pressure for off-roading?

Read the article here. Four-wheel-drive expert Simon Christie explains the importance of tyre pressures when off-road driving.


2017 Infiniti Q60 3.0tt Review
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2017 Infiniti Q60 3.0tt Review

The Infiniti Q60 3.0tt twin-turbo coupe makes for an interesting Japanese rival to the BMW 4 Series.


2016 Paris motor show: Hits and misses
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2016 Paris motor show: Hits and misses

When a major European motor show rolls around, a bunch of members of the CarAdvice team get to fly over and have a stickybeak for themselves at the new production cars and show stoppers. And because we’re all highly opinionated, here’s what each of the guys on the ground – myself, Alborz, James, Mike, Paul and Rob – thought were the highlights and lowlights of the Mondial de l’Automobile...


Focus RS v Golf R v WRX STI Comparison: Track Test
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Focus RS v Golf R v WRX STI Comparison: Track Test

Read the full article here. We put the 2016 Ford Focus RS up against the 2016 Subaru WRX STI and 2016 Volkswagen Golf R around Haunted Hills in Victoria. Well, we don't Australian rally driver Chris Atkinson does...


Which should I buy: FWD, RWD or AWD?
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Which should I buy: FWD, RWD or AWD?

Front-wheel-drive v rear-wheel-drive v all-wheel-drive: Vehicle dynamics and stability control tested Front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive. What's the difference? And which one should you buy? We head out to the DECA skidpad in Shepparton to put all three to the test...


2016 BMW M4 Competition Review
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2016 BMW M4 Competition Review

The Competition Pack throws a bunch of upgrades at the 2016 BMW M4 Coupe – but is it what the M4 should have been from the start?


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for September 2
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for September 2

Hi there, Tegan Lawson at the CarAdvice.com News Desk with a look at what’s making headlines this week. The BMW Z4 is officially done and dusted, the final one has rolled off the production line in Germany. A sport scar, likely called the Z5, that’s being co-developed with Toyota, will likely replace it...


2016 Suzuki Baleno GLX Turbo Review
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2016 Suzuki Baleno GLX Turbo Review

Suzuki has found their mojo again, and off the back of the successful Vitara launch comes the new Baleno light hatch. Available in two models, the top-spec GLX Turbo seen here, the Baleno offers impressive comfort, equipment and value for buyers.  ...