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Drag race: Australia vs The World

Australia. It's the country where there's always an insect, animal or sea creature trying to kill you. It's also the country that once housed a thriving car industry...

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2017 HSV GTSR W1 review

2017 HSV GTSR W1 review

With just a day and a half to shoot a review and airport runway drag race — we jumped at the chance to bring you an inside look at Australia's toughest production muscle car — the HSV GTSR W1.

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$169,990

HSV GTSR W1 wallpaper gallery
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HSV GTSR W1 wallpaper gallery

If you love your Aussie muscle cars, you'll want to have the hero of all Australian muscle cars sitting on your desktop. CarAdvice photographer Tom Fraser has assembled ten of his favourite pictures of the 2017 HSV GTSR W1 that you can download in high resolution to set as your desktop wallpaper...


HSV GTSR W1 vs Holden Commodore SS
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HSV GTSR W1 vs Holden Commodore SS

HSV wowed Australia when it announced Australia's fastest and most powerful production car ever, the HSV GTSR W1. The wows continued when the engine and performance specs were revealed, but the biggest wow belonged to the price: $169,990 (plus on-road costs). Since its release, we've heard stories of some buyers paying over $250,000 to secure one of the 300 examples being built...


2017 HSV GTSR W1 review

2017 HSV GTSR W1 review

With little more than one day to shoot a review and an airport runway drag race, we jumped at the chance to bring you an inside look at Australia's toughest production muscle car: the HSV GTSR W1.

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$169,990

HSV GTSR W1 vs Holden Commodore SS — Is it worth the money?
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HSV GTSR W1 vs Holden Commodore SS — Is it worth the money?

The HSV (Holden Special Vehicles) GTSR W1 is Australia's fastest and most powerful car ever built. But, at just under $170,000 (before on-road costs), is it worth over $100,000 more than the entry-level Holden Commodore SS? We get them side-by-side to see whether the limited edition HSV stacks up against the Australian performance staple, the SS Commodore...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for April 7, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for April 7, 2017

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...


2017 Holden Colorado Z71 review: Long-term report two

2017 Holden Colorado Z71 review: Long-term report two

Whether it be through a multitude of contrasting paint options, bespoke build programs or just some clever technology, ways of making your car, even more, yours (Mike wouldn’t let me say ‘yourer’), is pretty hot property at the moment. Our 2017 Holden Colorado Z71 long-termer, Mr Plow, has taken a relatively traditional personalisation route though, through the addition of some genuine accessories...

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$57,190

2018 Holden Commodore Tourer revealed: Return of the Adventra
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2018 Holden Commodore Tourer revealed: Return of the Adventra

Don't be surprised if the most popular variant of the next-generation Commodore is this, the newly revealed 2018 Holden Commodore Tourer. As the third body style confirmed for the new fully-imported Commodore range, the 2018 Commodore Tourer enters as a spiritual successor to the high-riding Adventra offered as a rival to the Ford Territory in the mid-2000s...


Holden Commodore: Customers to choose final build numbers
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Holden Commodore: Customers to choose final build numbers

In what could be a world first, buyers lucky enough to snag one of the final special edition 2017 Holden Commodore models will be able to choose their own build numbers. An email from a dealer to a customer and seen by CarAdvice, shows that from May 3, 2017, customers will have the ability to log into an online system hosted by Holden to choose a build number on a first come, first serve basis...


Holden confirms 2018 Commodore 0-100km/h target, new details revealed
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Holden confirms 2018 Commodore 0-100km/h target, new details revealed

The 2018 Holden Commodore has this week gone on sale in Europe as the new Opel Insignia, with the local arm of General Motors releasing new details of the upcoming family car - including the target 0-100km/h time for the front-wheel-drive 2.0-litre turbo model. As previously reported, the new Commodore will be available locally with a 2...


2017 Geneva motor show: Full walkaround experience
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2017 Geneva motor show: Full walkaround experience

Missed out on going to this year's 2017 Geneva motor show? Join Dave as he takes you to each corner of all seven halls of one of the world's best automotive exhibitions. In this epic from-the-show-floor film, you’ll see everything from the show-stopping Aston Martin Valkyrie, Ferrari 812 Superfast, and McLaren 720S, to race cars and concept cars that will leave you breathless...


Mitsubishi Pajero Sport Exceed v Holden Trailblazer LTZ comparison
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Mitsubishi Pajero Sport Exceed v Holden Trailblazer LTZ comparison

Read the full article here If you’ve outgrown your large SUV, there’s only one way to move and that’s up. And, two manufacturers battling for your hard-earned rugged SUV dollars are Mitsubishi and Holden. The 2017 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport has reigned supreme in this segment in terms of value for money and drivability, but does the revised 2017 Holden Trailblazer have the goods to knock it off its perch?    ...


Ute comparison: Ford Ranger v Holden Colorado v Isuzu D-Max v Mitsubishi Triton v Toyota HiLux v Volkswagen Amarok
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Ute comparison: Ford Ranger v Holden Colorado v Isuzu D-Max v Mitsubishi Triton v Toyota HiLux v Volkswagen Amarok

Read the full review here  There are work utes – you know, the single-cab budget-focused models aimed at tradies specifically – and there are lifestyle utes, those that cost $60,000 to $70,000 that are more often seen with a dude in a suit driving them rather than a bloke in overalls...


Ute comparison: Ford Ranger v Holden Colorado v Isuzu D-Max v Mitsubishi Triton v Toyota HiLux v Volkswagen Amarok
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Ute comparison: Ford Ranger v Holden Colorado v Isuzu D-Max v Mitsubishi Triton v Toyota HiLux v Volkswagen Amarok

There are work utes – you know, the single-cab, budget-focused models aimed at tradies specifically – and there are lifestyle utes, those that cost $60,000 to $70,000 that are more often seen with a dude in a suit driving them rather than a bloke in overalls. In fact, we drove those types of utes in our eight ute mega test a while ago, and we've even done an extra-cab lifestyle ute comparison, too...


Mitsubishi Pajero Sport Exceed v Holden Trailblazer LTZ comparison
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Mitsubishi Pajero Sport Exceed v Holden Trailblazer LTZ comparison

If you’ve outgrown your large SUV, there’s only one way to move and that’s up. And, two manufacturers battling for your hard-earned rugged SUV dollars are Mitsubishi and Holden...


General Motors may cut large cars, 'select' international markets from portfolio
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General Motors may cut large cars, 'select' international markets from portfolio

Mary Barra, CEO of General Motors, has said that the company's international operations still need further work. In the wake of the sale of Opel and Vauxhall to PSA, the parent company of Peugeot and Citroen, Barra told journalists, including those from Automotive News: "There's a little bit more work that we're doing in the international markets...


2017 Holden Barina LT review
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2017 Holden Barina LT review

The light car segment is more competitive than it's ever been in Australia, and buyers get more value for money than they ever have. The Barina has its work cut out.

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$20,390

Behind the scenes: 2017 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras in a Holden Colorado ute
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Behind the scenes: 2017 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras in a Holden Colorado ute

It's been at least a day since I last found a random piece of glitter in my hair, and the resultant headache from a long night out is now finally just a memory. You see, it's been a week since I joined Holden at the 2017 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, but that's how long it took to be rid of the sparkles as well as that shadow that follows (now that I'm in my 30s) after a night out...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for March 10, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for March 10, 2017

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...