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2016 Ford Focus Titanium road trip: NSW Southern Highlands via Sea Cliff Bridge

We love a good road trip and there are so many fantastic places within a day's drive of Sydney. Whether you head out to the Hunter Valley, north to the Central Coast, west to the Blue Mountains, or south through the Royal National Park towards Shoalhaven and the Sapphire Coast – they all offer very different experiences and it would take a very long time to get bored...

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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...


Ford Focus RS v Subaru WRX STI v Volkswagen Golf R Comparison: Track Test
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Ford Focus RS v Subaru WRX STI v Volkswagen Golf R Comparison: Track Test

The first part of our Ford Focus RS versus Subaru WRX STI versus Volkswagen Golf R comparison, the road test, ended with the Volkswagen claiming victory over the new Ford and the Subaru. This, though, is the second instalment – the track element – and it's the best chance the compromised but vastly gifted RS has to win back some ground...


Ford commits to making driver’s cars alongside autonomous vehicles
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Ford commits to making driver’s cars alongside autonomous vehicles

Ford's manager of global consumer trends and futuring, Sheryl Connelly, has said the company will continue to offer cars for enthusiasts in the face of the wider adoption of autonomous vehicles. Speaking to the UK’s Autocar, Connelly said: “We remain committed in future to models where autonomous driving makes sense and others where it does not”...


Ford, Volvo, Rolls-Royce and others skipping Paris motor show - UPDATE
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Ford, Volvo, Rolls-Royce and others skipping Paris motor show - UPDATE

Update - Volkswagen subsidiaries Bentley and Lamborghini have also pulled out of the Paris motor show as the German company cuts spending after the 'Dieselgate' saga. See bottom of article for details Big name manufacturers including Ford, Volvo and Rolls-Royce have chosen to skip the Paris motor show next month, choosing to spend their marketing dollars elsewhere...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for September 16, 2016
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for September 16, 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. 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...


Weekend Deals on Wheels for September 17
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Weekend Deals on Wheels for September 17

It’s time for the latest instalment of Deals on Wheels, which this week looks at six factory-backed special offers for all you weekend shoppers. This isn’t a promotional campaign, just us trying to offer you some interesting suggestions if you’re in the market for some new wheels...


Forza Horizon 3 for real on the Great Ocean Road
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Forza Horizon 3 for real on the Great Ocean Road

Read the full article here. CarAdvice joined the team from Xbox and Playground Games - the people behind one of this year's most anticipated video games, Forza Horizon 3 - to test out the game's graphics by driving Victoria's Great Ocean Road in a selection of super cars and muscle cars including two Aussie favourites.


Ken Block releases Gymkhana 9 video, no Sydney Opera House in sight
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Ken Block releases Gymkhana 9 video, no Sydney Opera House in sight

Ken Block's Gymkhana 9, the chapter that could have been filmed in Australia if not for an endless reel of red tape at the permits office, has been released online today. This latest instalment in the long-running Gymkhana series that first blew fanboy minds in 2008, was filmed in Buffalo, the second-largest city in the US state of New York...


2012-15 Ford Ranger recalled for rear seat fix: 58,000 vehicles affected
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2012-15 Ford Ranger recalled for rear seat fix: 58,000 vehicles affected

Ford has issued a recall for 58,066 of its 2012-2015 Ranger 'Double Cab' PX and PX MkII utes, over concerns the latch spring in the rear seatback could fail - preventing it from locking into the upright position. Like the fault affecting the closely-related Mazda BT-50, the rear seats of the affected utes could break, which could see the seatbacks fall forward and down when under brakes...


Ford announces shuttle service, bike-sharing program in San Francisco: Melbourne could be next
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Ford announces shuttle service, bike-sharing program in San Francisco: Melbourne could be next

Ford is partnering up with major global cities, starting with San Francisco in the US, on a new program to combat congestion and help take the stress out of the daily commute. This week the company announced its acquisition of Chariot, a San Francisco-based crowd-sourced shuttle service, along with its partnership with bike-sharing service Motivate to expand transportation solutions in city centres...


Ford Asia Pacific sales pass the million-mark after record August
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Ford Asia Pacific sales pass the million-mark after record August

Ford sales in the Asia Pacific region, which includes Australia, are flying at a rate of knots following a record-setting August. Sales in the Asia Pacific ticked over the one million unit mark in August, a month ahead of last year’s pace. The 126,834 vehicles sold in our region in August equated to growth of 22 per cent year-on-year, and a 4...


Ford Focus RS v Subaru WRX STI v Volkswagen Golf R Comparison: Road Test
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Ford Focus RS v Subaru WRX STI v Volkswagen Golf R Comparison: Road Test

Think turbocharged, four-wheel-drive cars and it's hard not to picture rally monsters flying over jumps and sliding through forests millimetres from trees. These days, though, buyers keen for a road-going, boosted, all-paw performance car are spoilt for choice. And, if you've got around $50k to spend, three of the best you can buy are the Ford Focus RS, Subaru WRX STI, and Volkswagen Golf R...


What is Australia's favourite hot hatch?
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What is Australia's favourite hot hatch?

Australians love hotted-up versions of everyday small hatches and sedans, but which are the sales leaders? Beyond a shadow of a doubt, it’s Volkswagen that sits at the top of the sales tree, given the fact it leads across three key price/power market breakdowns. But Subaru, Renault, Ford and even premium players Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz give stiff competition...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for September 9 2016
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for September 9 2016

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, here’s what’s been making headlines. The latest new car sales figures have been released and the August VFACTS reports shows sales grew by 4.6 per cent with 95,000 new cars sold. The biggest growth segments were SUV’s and light commercials. Toyota was the top selling brand and the Toyota Corolla was the best selling car...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for September 9, 2016
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for September 9, 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. 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...


Weekend Deals on Wheels for September 10
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Weekend Deals on Wheels for September 10

It’s time for the latest instalment of Deals on Wheels, which this week looks at six factory-backed special offers for all you weekend shoppers. This isn’t a promotional campaign, just us trying to offer you some interesting suggestions if you’re in the market for some new wheels. Haggle hard, and happy shopping...


Toyota HiLux versus Ford Ranger, the great Australian rivalry
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Toyota HiLux versus Ford Ranger, the great Australian rivalry

As far as Australian automotive head-to-heads go, it’s hard to think of one more significant (or potentially parochial) than the Ford Ranger versus the Toyota HiLux. These two icons of industry have come to define the lifestyle ute battle in Australia, which is now one of the three biggest market segments by volume alongside small cars and medium-sized SUVs...


Forza Horizon 3 for real: super cars, muscle cars and the 12 Apostles

Forza Horizon 3 for real: super cars, muscle cars and the 12 Apostles

Forza Horizon 3 is one of the most anticipated video games to be released this year, and – thanks to Xbox – CarAdvice got a sneak preview of the game and some one-on-one time with one of the key people behind it, all while taking in the gorgeous views and divine roads of Victoria's surf coast in a selection of performance-car perfection...


Ford Mustang sales stampede, muscle car outselling family SUV
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Ford Mustang sales stampede, muscle car outselling family SUV

Australian demand for the Ford Mustang muscle car remains rampant, with another 717 units sold in August. During its first year on sale, the Blue Oval brand has sold 3835 ‘Stangs, more than double any other sports car. Furthermore, with a waiting list still out to the middle of 2017 at some dealers, it seems Australia’s love affair with the reborn Pony Car shows no sign of relenting soon...