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Roadshow: Upcoming car events across Australia

Amateur motorsport, track days, poker runs, swap meets, cruises, classic and vintage festivals, motor shows, car club meetings... there are literally thousands of car events held across Australia every year...

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Top driving roads around Sydney: Bell, Oberon and Abercrombie River

Top driving roads around Sydney: Bell, Oberon and Abercrombie River

Compiling a short list of cracking driving roads near Sydney might seem the no-brainer though it comes with more 'buts' than a cigarette factory (if you added another 't', of course). Particularly if you throw in the criterion that a good drive is one that can be traversed in one day...


Dodge Challenger and GMC Sierra: ADR compliance testing
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Dodge Challenger and GMC Sierra: ADR compliance testing

Read the full article here. There’s no mistaking either the 2016 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat or 2015 GMC Sierra 3500 Denali HD on the road. Despite their rarity in Australia, American muscle cars and pick-up trucks are legendary and when they are spotted, they turn heads and put smiles on faces. There’s just something about them...


Top driving roads around Melbourne: Kinglake, Chum Creek and Donna Buang

Top driving roads around Melbourne: Kinglake, Chum Creek and Donna Buang

Welcome to the first of a little series intended to highlight some of the best, most challenging, and most fun roads we (occasionally) get to drive on. Driving isn’t always about going fast; let me make that clear from the outset...


2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI 40 Years: Week with review
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2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI 40 Years: Week with review

The CarAdvice Melbourne team drives the "40 Years" Golf GTI during the week and compares with our current standard GTI.


Car colour trends for 2016/17: Brown blooming, red hot, navy the new black

Car colour trends for 2016/17: Brown blooming, red hot, navy the new black

2016 has wrapped up and it's time to look back on the kaleidoscope of cars that have rolled through the CarAdvice garage. MY17 models have been flooding in already, offering up fun new colours and finishes. Let's take a look. We've seen myriad hues, from bright and bold, through to more shades of brown and grey than we ever thought possible...


Sampling Silvercar Hire in Los Angeles

Sampling Silvercar Hire in Los Angeles

Ever had problems with a hire car company? Ever wished you could access a hire car that wasn’t beaten to death, grubby and devoid of any of the comforts of your own car back home? We recently sampled a new service in the United States that might just seem to you like a dream come true...


The Shortlist: Medium SUVs under $30,000 with rear-view camera and parking sensors

The Shortlist: Medium SUVs under $30,000 with rear-view camera and parking sensors

Doing what we do, CarAdvice writers are regularly asked by friends and family members as well as through online enquiries – what car do you recommend for me? Most people can usually identify the top three non-negotiable factors that will guide their purchase decision. In this new series, we look at these cases and single out three cars that fit the brief...


Gifts of Christmas Past: The classic presents we'll never forget
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Gifts of Christmas Past: The classic presents we'll never forget

With the year drawing to a close and the excitement and anticipation building ahead of Christmas, we found ourselves getting a bit nostalgic and reminiscing about the best presents we at CarAdvice ever received. Of course, and no surprise, they're all car-related! We thought we'd invite you to take a trip down memory lane with us, so here are some of our favourites...


Road Tripping the Philippines: Tackling Manila's peak hour, a US Air Force base and an active volcano in four Ford SUVs
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Road Tripping the Philippines: Tackling Manila's peak hour, a US Air Force base and an active volcano in four Ford SUVs

Read the full article here. I’m on the island of Luzon, in the Philippines. Luzon is the largest of the 7641 islands that from the archipelago that make yup the Philippines.  It’s also the most populous, with some 53 million people calling the island home...


Riding shotgun with Porsche 356 racer, Ron Goodman
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Riding shotgun with Porsche 356 racer, Ron Goodman

If you have had the chance to ride in your ultimate dream car, you will know the thrill and joy will never leave you. Well, my time came at MotorWorld Sydney recently, and I still have a grin from ear to ear. Australian vintage racing driver, Ron Goodman, made an appearance at the festival with his huge truck that carried a line-up of classic Porsches...


Road Tripping the Philippines: Tackling Manila's peak hour, a US Air Force base and an active volcano in four Ford SUVs

Road Tripping the Philippines: Tackling Manila's peak hour, a US Air Force base and an active volcano in four Ford SUVs

I'm stuck on a bus... and I've been stuck on this bus for five hours. Five hours! I'm on the island of Luzon, in the Philippines. Luzon is the largest of the 7641 islands that form the archipelago that make up the Philippines.  It's also the most populous, with some 53 million people calling the island home...


The car lover's Christmas gift guide
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The car lover's Christmas gift guide

The tree is up, Jingle Bells has been stuck in your head for weeks, prawns have been ordered and the backyard cricket set has been dusted off – it's nearly Christmas! Everything may be ready to go, but maybe you haven't bought all your presents yet? If not, we're here to help. Here's a few suggestions to complete that pile of presents for the car lover in your life...


Gone fishin': Land Rover Discovery 4
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Gone fishin': Land Rover Discovery 4

Read the full article here. When someone throws you the keys to a Land Rover, your initial thoughts are 'where shall I take it'? In the case of the Land Rover Discovery, the answer is anywhere you like really. The fourth generation vehicle, which features the current boxy shape, is a much awarded and capable 4WD and tourer...


Nismo Festival 2016: At the track and in the cold at Fuji Speedway

Nismo Festival 2016: At the track and in the cold at Fuji Speedway

The weekend's Nismo Festival 2016 was a rather special event, for several reasons. Not only was it the 19th running of the Japanese automotive extravaganza dedicated to Nissan's motorsport arm, but this year, it also coincided with the 50-year anniversary of its host location, Fuji International Speedway...


Gone fishin' with the Land Rover Discovery

Gone fishin' with the Land Rover Discovery

When someone throws you the keys to a Land Rover, your initial thoughts are 'where shall I take it'? In the case of the Land Rover Discovery, the answer is anywhere you like really. The fourth-generation vehicle we're driving, which features the brand's familiar boxy shape, is a much awarded and capable 4WD and tourer...


How to improve fuel economy
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How to improve fuel economy

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Meet Grant Denyer: Triumphant on television, track and tarmac
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Meet Grant Denyer: Triumphant on television, track and tarmac

For well over a decade, Grant Denyer has juggled two successful careers. His 'day job' as a renowned and successful television presenter has dovetailed neatly, for the most part, with his true passion of being a race car driver...


Helicopter versus Rally car: The McDonnell Douglas 520N takes on Hyundai's i20 WRC

Helicopter versus Rally car: The McDonnell Douglas 520N takes on Hyundai's i20 WRC

Life is funny. And sometimes certain opportunities simply appear, almost of their own doing. Well, the following was one of those unique opportunities… It’s the day after the conclusion of Rally Australia 2016, and, while most of the teams have packed up and are headed home, the team from Hyundai Motorsport remain...


Five things to love about the 2017 Ford F-150
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Five things to love about the 2017 Ford F-150

Guess which vehicle has been the best selling car in the United States for more than 30 years — I bet you'd never figure it's the beastly Ford F-150. The 2017 Ford F-150 has been released with an updated EcoBoost V6 engine that produces more power and torque, and a GM co-developed 10-speed automatic transmission...