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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...

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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?


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.  ...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for August 26 2016
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for August 26 2016

Hi there, Tegan Lawson at the CarAdvice News Desk with a look at what’s making headlines this week. Australia is on track to break its new vehicle sales record in 2016, up 2.8 per cent year-to-date at the end of July. Ford has sold over 6700 units more than this time last year while LDV has had the biggest percentage growth, up 194.2 per cent...


2017 Aston Martin DB11 Review
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2017 Aston Martin DB11 Review

Read the full article here. Stunning, isn’t it? But mere photographs simply don’t do the all-new Aston Martin DB11 justice – on the street, even at a distance, this automotive artwork paints a picture of must-have desirability and near-perfect proportions. Compared to the aging DB9, it looks to have moved two to three generations ahead, yet it’s still unmistakably on-brand...


2016 Ford Fiesta ST Mountune MP215 Review
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2016 Ford Fiesta ST Mountune MP215 Review

Read the full article here. For a while now the Ford Fiesta ST has been considered the benchmark hot hatch in the budget arena in Australia. And now you can buy and even hotter Fiesta ST - this one comes with the Mountune performance pack. What is Mountune? A UK-based company that specialises in race engines and performance upgrades...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for August 19 2016
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for August 19 2016

Hi there, welcome to the CarAdvice Garage, I’m Tegan Lawson with a look at what’s making news headlines this week. Ford has announced plans to launch a completely driverless taxi fleet in 2021. Uber has been quite vocal about its plans for a driverless ride-sharing service but is yet to declare a target launch date like Ford now has...


Late-night eats in the 2016 Hyundai Veloster Street Turbo
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Late-night eats in the 2016 Hyundai Veloster Street Turbo

Read the full article here. If you’re into your car, and you love driving it, you’ve no doubt found yourself right here – late at night at the end of a fun drive and in need of a good feed. Well, given Dave loves food almost as much as he loves driving, here, Dave shows you three of Melbourne’s best late-night eats…...


2016 Holden Captiva Review
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2016 Holden Captiva Review

The Holden Captiva may not be the newest seven-seat large SUV on the market, but with prices starting at $30,490 plus on-road costs, it is one of the most affordable. With a new look and more equipment for 2016, we take a look at the top-spec LTZ seven-seat diesel to see if it can still compete in an increasingly popular segment.  ...


How easy is it to use Apple CarPlay and Android Auto?
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How easy is it to use Apple CarPlay and Android Auto?

Read the article here. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are popping up everywhere – with the majority of manufacturers either already offering the technology in cars in Australia, or planning to in the very near future. It’s essentially software, installed into the infotainment system that gives you access to a simple version of your phones operating system on the car’s media display...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for August 5 2016
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for August 5 2016

Hi there, Tegan Lawson with you, on location today at the beautiful and historic Carriageworks in Sydney. Making news this week, it’s the end of an era for Ford Australia with production of the Falcon ute wrapping up. The final one off the production line at Broadmeadows was a white XR6 and Ford will keep it...


Driver Dynamics driver training with Mazda and the North Melbourne Football Club
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Driver Dynamics driver training with Mazda and the North Melbourne Football Club

Read the article here. Being big supporters of driver training, CarAdvice went along to Sandown Raceway to see if some of the youngest players from the North Melbourne Football Club could kick goals of a different kind... participating in a Level 1 Driver Dynamics defensive driving course.


CarAdvice News Desk : the weekly wrap for July 29 2016
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CarAdvice News Desk : the weekly wrap for July 29 2016

Hi there, Tegan Lawson with you at the CarAdvice news desk. Let’s take a look at what’s making headlines this week. The New South Wales government is making changes to the Graduated Licensing Scheme for learner, P1 and P2 drivers in an effort to reduce the road toll. P-plate drivers are among the highest risk category, and the changes will include banning the use of mobile phones entirely...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for July 22 2016
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for July 22 2016

Hi there, Tegan Lawson with you at the CarAdvice news desk. This week, the newly launched Ford Focus RS was in the spotlight over its Drift Mode function. Concerns were raised that some could use the driving mode to hoon on public roads. However, it is clearly labelled as a Track Only system in the menu...


Drifting: How do you drift and can anyone do it?
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Drifting: How do you drift and can anyone do it?

Read the full article here. Since the Toyota 86 launched back in 2012, interest in the smokey sport of drifting has only grown. And why wouldn’t it? The sight, the sound, the smell – it’s a spectacle. But how do you actually drift? And can anyone do it?    ...


2016 Porsche Macan GTS Review
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2016 Porsche Macan GTS Review

The GTS is the new mid-level entrant to the line up of Porsche's hyper-successful sports SUV. With more power and more kit, is the GTS the one to pick?


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for July 15
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for July 15

Peugeot reveals 'real-world' fuel figures, Toyota welcomes some new hydrogen cars to Australia, Honda's NSX supercar rolls in, and much more. Read the full story here.


2016 Volkswagen Polo GTI track day review - Sandown Raceway
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2016 Volkswagen Polo GTI track day review - Sandown Raceway

Read the article here. At a little over $27k, the 2016 Volkswagen Polo GTI isn't just the GTI for those who can't afford a Golf GTI, it's a properly good thing in its own right. But we want to know how it’s going to handle the track here at Sandown Raceway. One of the most competitively priced and well-specced light hot hatches on sale, the 2016 Polo GTI comes standard with a 6...


2017 Tesla Model S Walk Around
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2017 Tesla Model S Walk Around

Read the article here. The facelifted Tesla Model S has arrived in Australia and we have a look at the new model to see what the changes are in greater detail. The new car features a revised front end to improve aerodynamics, a revised rear and changes to the interior. New to the car also is a high-end air filter to prevent pollutants from entering the cabin...