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2017 Audi TT RS Coupe Review

Read the full article here. Audi’s style-driven, tech-fancying TT sportscar has struggled a little over three generations to be accepted as a bona-fide high-performer. That's despite the first properly hot RS version, arriving in TT's second generation, giving the go-very-fast concept a good shake...

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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for September 23, 2016
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for September 23, 2016

Hi there and welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk. Making headlines this week, high speed testing will be allowed on Northern Territory roads, despite the newly-elected Labor government reinstating 130km/hr speed limits on formerly unrestricted roads. Manufacturers can apply for an exemption to conduct high speed testing...


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...


2017 Tesla Model X Walkaround Preview
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2017 Tesla Model X Walkaround Preview

Read the full article here. With the first deliveries of the 2017 Tesla Model X due to start at the end of 2016, we decided to head to Tesla and have a quick look at the first car to land in Australia. Pricing starts from $111,900 (plus on-road costs) for the entry-level Model X 60D, which promises over 350 kilometres of driving range, a top speed of 210km/h, all-wheel drive, and a 0-100km/h time of just 6...


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

Read the full article here. Hi there, welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk. Here’s what’s been making headlines this week. The latest VFACTS report released by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries shows that the sale of sports cars priced over $200,000 grew more than triple the overall market average in August...


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...


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.


Hyundai to strengthen Euro styling focus
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Hyundai to strengthen Euro styling focus

Granted, CarAdvice was in Frankfurt at Hyundai’s European Design HQ, but regardless, there’s was a very strong European focus about everything to do with the all-new i30 at the world preview. ‘A car designed and engineered in Europe for the most discerning European buyers’ was a sentiment that came up more than once...


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...


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?


Luxury SUV Comparison: eight high-rollers tested
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Luxury SUV Comparison: eight high-rollers tested

When it comes to generously sized premium SUVs, the fun really begins at the $90k-$100k mark. Why? Because at this sweet spot, the choice of people-moving metal on offer is as diverse a melting pot as you’ll likely find at any other price point or broadly encompassing segment. To answer the question of which is the ideal buy, we've put eight of the best to the test...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap

See the full details here. 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...


Hyundai Tucson '30' Special Edition Review
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Hyundai Tucson '30' Special Edition Review

Read the full review here. The Hyundai Tuscon remains the third-best selling medium SUV in the country and with its value for money proposition and extensive powertrain and package offerings, it’s also one of the most diverse. If the choice of four different powertrains, three transmissions and four variants wasn’t enough, the South Korean brand has now added a limited edition model that celebrates Hyundai's 30 years in Australia...


2017 Porsche Panamera Review
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2017 Porsche Panamera Review

Read the full review here. The second-generation Porsche Panamera is undoubtedly the sportiest car in its segment, yet despite its dynamic abilities, it’s aimed at the those that value comfort and refinement just as equally. Since the launch of the first-generation in 2010, Porsche has sold over 150,000 Panameras worldwide, with around 100 per year in Australia...


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...


2016 Subaru Levorg GTS Spec.B Review
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2016 Subaru Levorg GTS Spec.B Review

Read the full review here. We all love a bit of nostalgia. Those stories that come from remembering what was; only to compare with what is, are what help make good memories great. Nostalgia touches all elements of our lives, not least cars. So imagine the tales of glory recounted when the spiritual successor to the 1990s ‘it’ car, the Subaru WRX wagon, rolled into the CarAdvice driveway...


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...