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Highway 1 To Hell - Fastest lap around Australia's Highway 1

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Highway 1 To Hell - Fastest lap around Australia's Highway 1

Do you want to beat a world record? That was the thought that embedded itself in Jay Gordon’s psyche and formed the basic outline of his pitch to potential drivers when he recruited friends and family to attempt something pretty absurd: Four guys trapped in a modified Land Cruiser for over 6 days, blazing around Australia on Highway 1, stopping only for fuel, food, and urgent toilet breaks...

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World’s greatest driving roads: Todi to Orvieto, Italy

World’s greatest driving roads: Todi to Orvieto, Italy

Let me start by saying, if you've never been to Italy – anywhere in Italy – go. Book a flight, pack a bag, and go. It's every bit as stupendously stunning as everyone returning from said European destination annoyingly says it is. Apart from being a venerable hotbed of topographic and gastronomic delights, Italy is chock-full of some incredible stretches of road...


Towing with the 2017 RAM Laramie 2500

Towing with the 2017 RAM Laramie 2500

These days, it's not uncommon to see dual-cab utes towing all manner of large trailers. Horse floats, cars and boats are common as flies in some parts of this great land of ours. This is their bread and butter, but with all that weight, you have to wonder how the engine copes long term and that's precisely where the American tank-like 2017 RAM Laramie 2500 comes into its own...

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$142,900

Disney•Pixar's Cars 3: The CarAdvice Panel reviews the film's star racers
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Disney•Pixar's Cars 3: The CarAdvice Panel reviews the film's star racers

To help celebrate the opening of the new Cars 3 animated blockbuster, we've teamed up with Disney•Pixar for a lighthearted review of the three stars of the film!


Highway 1 to Hell: A mid-trip update, hauling around Australia
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Highway 1 to Hell: A mid-trip update, hauling around Australia

Hauling our way across Australia, here we have an update delivered between interrupted sleeps and stints behind the wheel, as we make our attempt at setting a new record for circumnavigating Australia's big island by car. Marlow, the narrator and main character in Joseph Conrad's heart of darkness describes traversing a serpentine Congolese jungle river as traveling back in time the deeper into the unknown you go...


The Shortlist: SUV with space for tall teens and luggage with a petrol-auto drivetrain

The Shortlist: SUV with space for tall teens and luggage with a petrol-auto drivetrain

Doing what we do, CarAdvice writers are often asked by friends and family, and through our contact page: which car is best for me? Most buyers can identify the top three non-negotiable factors that will guide their purchase decision. But… where to from there? In this series, we look at these cases and single out three cars that fit the brief...


Highway 1 to Hell: Circumnavigating Australia in one week

Highway 1 to Hell: Circumnavigating Australia in one week

National Highway 1 is the Aussie Everest. We’ve got big pineapples, big prawns, big bananas and big guitars that get all the hype, but rarely does anyone mention the big-arse highway that circumnavigates the country. It’s widely considered the longest* highway in the world, taking you 14,500 km from Sydney to Brisbane, Cairns, Katherine, Port Hedland, Perth, Esperance, Adelaide, Melbourne and back to Sydney in one trip...

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$120,590

Miataland: Where Japanese pride meets Italian passion

Miataland: Where Japanese pride meets Italian passion

“I started my collection with the Mazda MX-5, and then one time, I had the chance to share this collection with some friends – enthusiasts of the MX-5 – and I saw in them the happiness to see that particular car. “But I feel I was really happy to share my collection with other enthusiasts...


The Shortlist: Petrol seven-seat SUV under $50,000
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The Shortlist: Petrol seven-seat SUV under $50,000

Doing what we do, CarAdvice writers are often asked by friends and family, and through our contact page: which car is best for me? Most buyers can identify the top three non-negotiable factors that will guide their purchase decision. But… where to from there? In this series, we look at these cases and single out three cars that fit the brief...


Porsche Sport Driving School Master Class review

Porsche Sport Driving School Master Class review

You know the strangest thing about owning a sports car? Not knowing how to drive it properly. A lot of you reading this will probably smirk at that statement, because somewhere buried deep inside, you have those secretly-seeded grand thoughts of ‘I could’ve been a racing driver’. Well, join the club...


Meet Jeff Morton: defying the odds to tackle the tarmac

Meet Jeff Morton: defying the odds to tackle the tarmac

Seven years ago, Jeff Morton didn't know if he would ever be able to race again, let alone win the Country Club GT Sports Trophy at Targa Tasmania in his 2017 Lotus Exige Sport 350. In 2010, Morton was diagnosed with brain cancer and was facing a long road to recovery after an operation to remove the tumour...


World's greatest driving roads: Highway 89 A, Arizona, USA

World's greatest driving roads: Highway 89 A, Arizona, USA

I've just discovered that I love desert. No, not double-cream-topped, Belgian-choc-filled, Heston Blumenthal-frozen Masterchef-style dessert, but the sun-scorched, dusty, cactus-smattered, don't-go-wandering-off-or-you'll-die environment of America's Wild West. On my first-ever visit, I've become smitten by Arizona, and all of the (ahem) good, the bad and the ugliness it crams inside 300,000 square kilometres...


The Shortlist: Manual diesel AWD SUV with a full-size spare and sat-nav, under $45,000

The Shortlist: Manual diesel AWD SUV with a full-size spare and sat-nav, under $45,000

Doing what we do, CarAdvice writers are often asked by friends and family, and through our contact page: which car is best for me? Most buyers can identify the top three non-negotiable factors that will guide their purchase decision. But... where to from there? In this series, we look at these cases and single out three cars that fit the brief...


Off-roading with Navman Drive Duo SUV

Off-roading with Navman Drive Duo SUV

In the world of vehicle mapping technologies, aftermarket suppliers such as Navman are operating in a very competitive market, not only competing against GPS units fitted as standard in many new vehicles, but also now against smartphone GPS applications. Finding a unique position in the competitive marketplace is key, and the Navman Drive Duo SUV does that by combining a navigation tool and in-car dash-cam in one...


Remember the good old-fashioned driveway service station? It's still a thing!

Remember the good old-fashioned driveway service station? It's still a thing!

In a world of convenience and self-service, we want things done now, and mostly done ourselves. It could be you have ‘no time to talk’, or you want it ‘done the right way’. These are some of the reasons why the good ol' full-service experience is fading away...


The Shortlist: A personalised CarAdvice guide to your new car purchase
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The Shortlist: A personalised CarAdvice guide to your new car purchase

In the market for a new car and having trouble narrowing down your options? If you have a few non-negotiable factors and don’t know where to start, or are going around in circles, we can help. The Shortlist is a new CarAdvice series proving popular with readers and shoppers, with more and more people writing in for help on working through their options in this crowded, crowded market - not to mention the many new cars on the way...


Volkswagen 'Spirit of Amarok' Challenge: CarAdvice represent!
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Volkswagen 'Spirit of Amarok' Challenge: CarAdvice represent!

While most utes spend their time in and around the urban grind traversing worksites and city parking lots, there’s a subset of utes and ute buyers that do a little bit more. Volkswagen recognised this and established the Volkswagen Spirit of Amarok Challenge, which combines competitors from all over the world to compete against the clock across a range of technical and rally stages...


Surfin' Safari in the 2017 Toyota LandCruiser 70 Series GXL Wagon

Surfin' Safari in the 2017 Toyota LandCruiser 70 Series GXL Wagon

When you think of the LandCruiser brand in Australia, you immediately think of the uncompromising ability of the vehicle. Built tough with a go-anywhere attitude, the Landy will get you off the beaten track and into some of the most picturesque locations in this country, quite often so far off the track that you can find places entirely devoid of human life...

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$64,990

2017 Mother's Day Gift Guide: 12 ideas for mums that love cars

2017 Mother's Day Gift Guide: 12 ideas for mums that love cars

Finding something special for your mum on Mother's Day, year after year, can get tricky. Forget foot spas, socks, pyjamas, flowers or chocolate - if your mum is into cars then we have a few suggestions that might help score you 'favourite child' status. For the day, at least. This year, Mother's Day is on Sunday May 14, so there's still time to get your hands on something special...


2017 BMW M3 30 Jahre: A step back in time

2017 BMW M3 30 Jahre: A step back in time

Where were you in 1987? For me, I was busy being born. But if you were old enough to remember, you more than likely would’ve been sporting the coolest mullet in town or wearing brightly coloured leg warmers while dancing to Belinda Carlisle’s Heaven is a Place on Earth. Yes, there were a lot of cringeworthy moments in the '80s, but there was also some moments to be proud of...

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$154,615