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Deals On Wheels - tradie special

It’s time for the latest instalment of Deals on Wheels, our look at factory-backed special offers for all you (end of financial year) new car 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...

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2016 Holden Spark LS Walkaround
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2016 Holden Spark LS Walkaround

Read the article here. The Holden Spark replaces the Holden Barina Spark and is an exciting new option in the micro car segment. It’s cheap and has something that’s hard to find in a car this size. The Spark range starts from $13,990 (before on-road costs) for the base model LS with a manual transmission...


Riding the rail trails: Melbourne to Yea in the Holden Trax LTZ

Riding the rail trails: Melbourne to Yea in the Holden Trax LTZ

Popular theory may suggest that working at CarAdvice requires staff to subscribe to a somewhat Orwellian mantra of “four-wheels good, two-wheels bad”. And while we all do tend to live and breathe cars, the love and respect for bi-roller’d contraptions couldn’t be greater...

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$28,890

Holden Calais V v Subaru Liberty 3.6R Comparison
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Holden Calais V v Subaru Liberty 3.6R Comparison

The Holden Commodore and Ford Falcon were long the default options for families wanting a bucketload of space, a sporty drive and a powerful six-cylinder engine. And let’s not forget the somewhat less inspiring Toyota Aurion, too. Sometimes forgotten though, and somewhat pushed off to the side, is the mid-sized Subaru Liberty — especially in 3...


2017 Holden Captiva spied testing
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2017 Holden Captiva spied testing

The 2017 Chevrolet Equinox, which could come here as the 2017 Holden Captiva, has once again been spied testing in heavy camouflage. The Equinox, previously spied last month, was this time caught testing alongside the Opel Meriva and Opel Insignia this week. This strengthens suspicions that the Equinox will make the jump to join the Opel family, taking on the Antara badge...


2016 Holden Spark LS Review
Rating: 810 /10
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2016 Holden Spark LS Review

There are two things a first car must be good at, luckily, the all-new 2016 Holden Spark has them both covered...

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$13,990 - $15,690

Micro Car Comparison: Holden Spark v Kia Picanto v Mitsubishi Mirage v Suzuki Celerio v Hyundai Accent
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Micro Car Comparison: Holden Spark v Kia Picanto v Mitsubishi Mirage v Suzuki Celerio v Hyundai Accent

Australia’s Micro Car market has been a hive of activity lately. Two brand new models have arrived, the Holden Spark and Kia Picanto, while the Mitsubishi Mirage has been updated. Add to this list the 15-month old Suzuki Celerio, and you have a mean little quartet of bargain-basement offerings. Each of these baby cars bring something unique to the table...


Deals On Wheels for June 4: Five sharp deals for weekend shoppers
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Deals On Wheels for June 4: Five sharp deals for weekend shoppers

It’s time for the latest instalment of Deals on Wheels, which this week looks at five 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. Volvo XC90 D5 Momentum The lauded Volvo XC90 is already the subject of factory-backed deals...


Front-wheel-drive v rear-wheel-drive v all-wheel-drive: Vehicle dynamics and stability control tested
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Front-wheel-drive v rear-wheel-drive v all-wheel-drive: Vehicle dynamics and stability control tested

Read the article here. 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. Along with Australian World Rally Championship driver Chris Atkinson, we also brought along an example of each drivetrain layout...


2017 Opel Zafira facelift unveiled
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2017 Opel Zafira facelift unveiled

The updated 2017 Opel Zafira has been revealed this week, with a refreshed face that brings the MPV in line with the new Astra hatchback and other upcoming Opel and Vauxhall models. With GM’s local arm Holden looking to European-sourced models for at least one third of its line-up by 2020, the new Zafira could be a starter in Australia in the coming years to take on the likes of the Citroen Grand C4 Picasso and Kia Rondo...


Your questions about ISOFIX answered
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Your questions about ISOFIX answered

Read the article here. ISOFIX child seats have been legal to use in Australia for more than a year now. Yet there is still a bit of confusion and here at CarAdvice we regularly field questions like - how does it work, do I have to swap from the old style seats, do I need to use the top tether? Essentially, ISOFIX is a standardised method of installing child seats that doesn’t use the seatbelt...


Six features of new cars that make parenting easier

Six features of new cars that make parenting easier

Children and cars can be a stressful combination - and it doesn't seem to matter whether you're heading off on a long-distance trip or ducking out for what should be a quick trip to the shops. Some days, being a parent is challenging and anything that makes your day a little easier is much appreciated...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for May 27
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for May 27

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 will deliver a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


2016 Holden Colorado LS-X Review
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2016 Holden Colorado LS-X Review

Read the article here. Over the past few years, we’ve seen the humble ute grow from a basic working tool into something a bit more flashy, not to mention expensive. All while being the same fundamental machine underneath. With most passenger cars and SUVs, we find ourselves recommending the mid-to-high spec variants, as that is where the value is...


CarAdvice Gen-Y test: five price-busting first cars
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CarAdvice Gen-Y test: five price-busting first cars

Read the article here. Today, you can buy more car for less money than any time in history. In fact, you’d be hard pressed to find a more affordable new car than one in the micro car segment. The segment may not be the most glamorous, but it’s crucially important. We’ve got five of the most popular choices here, and each pitches itself as the ideal My First Car...


2016 HSV Maloo LSA Review
Rating: 8.510 /10
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2016 HSV Maloo LSA Review

James cuts loose with the ultimate Australian sports coupe: the HSV Maloo.

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$79,490

2017 Holden Trailblazer spied testing in Melbourne
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2017 Holden Trailblazer spied testing in Melbourne

The 2017 Holden Trailblazer (the new name for the Colorado 7) has been spied testing in Melbourne by a CarAdvice reader. As confirmed in April, the Colorado and Trailblazer models have undergone a substantial amount of Australian engineering input, which is why we're likely to see more of these test vehicles on the road leading up their launches later this year...


How does rear cross-traffic alert work?
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How does rear cross-traffic alert work?

Read the article here. Safety features like rear-view cameras and parking sensors are a huge help for drivers, taking this technology a step further to help in those in those tricky situations – the new Holden Captiva is available with rear cross-traffic alert. Radar sensors are located here in the rear corners of the vehicle scan for approaching traffic to the left and right...


2016 Holden Colorado LS-X Review
Rating: 710 /10
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2016 Holden Colorado LS-X Review

Does shifting the value equation make the Holden Colorado a better proposition? The $37,990 drive-away LS-X says yes...

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$37,990