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2017 Audi S5: Carving up the ice in Sweden

Well, this is embarrassing. I'm behind the wheel of the new 2017 Audi S5 – it hasn't even landed in Australia yet – and I'm calling for a tractor tow-out. I'm in Sweden taking part in the Audi Ice Pro driving experience and have just wedged the S5 Sportback on a pile of snow...

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Mazda CX-3: The ideal jet-ski tow car?
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Mazda CX-3: The ideal jet-ski tow car?

Read the full article here. For those who are prepared to venture out of the major cities, there abounds a feast of holidaying options within a stones' throw of many major metropolitan areas. One such location is Gerroa on the south coast of NSW. A short 2 hour drive from Sydney sees industrial parks and housing estates slowly give way to large green fields and fresh country air...


Naughty car names: Happy Valentine's Day

Naughty car names: Happy Valentine's Day

Ah Valentine's Day... some of us look forward to it and some of us think it's a commercial load of rubbish. Either way, today will be an assault on the senses with love hearts, roses, chocolate and teddy bears galore – and there can be no escaping the commercial barrage of the love-struck...


48+12 Hours: Racing at Bathurst with the BMW M6 GT3

48+12 Hours: Racing at Bathurst with the BMW M6 GT3

We all see it on the TV, motor racing is a fast-paced, adrenaline-fuelled hive of action that is over as soon as it starts. However, there's a massive effort in preparation and planning that often goes unnoticed to the average punter. The 2017 Bathurst 12 Hour is a big deal, and more than 50 teams are vying for a competitive spot on the podium...


Road trip: Bush to beach in the Infiniti QX30

Road trip: Bush to beach in the Infiniti QX30

The Christmas break provides the perfect excuse to explore new places. Time slows down as work-related pressures ease and your body – and mind – switch into holiday mode. My family lives in Queensland and every year I head north on a pilgrimage. Usually I drive, but this year I decided to fly up and collect a car from CarAdvice's Brisbane office...

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Mazda CX-3 and Yamaha EX Deluxe: The perfect match?
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Mazda CX-3 and Yamaha EX Deluxe: The perfect match?

For those prepared to venture out of the major cities, there abounds a feast of holidaying options within a stone's throw of many major metropolitan centres. For me, on this occasion, it's Gerroa on the south coast of NSW. A short two-hour drive from Sydney sees industrial parks and housing estates slowly give way to large green fields and fresh country air...


Five of the coolest new driving cockpits
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Five of the coolest new driving cockpits

Slide on in to the drivers seat, shut the door, put your hands on the steering wheel and look around as you feel the excitement and power envelop you. The driver's seat is the control centre of any vehicle and how it looks, feels and functions is vital to the driving experience. The cockpit of a car includes everything in the driver's pod, from the seat to the instrumentation and steering wheel...


2017 Nissan X-Trail ST-L 2WD: Sydney to Catherine Hill Bay
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2017 Nissan X-Trail ST-L 2WD: Sydney to Catherine Hill Bay

Everyone enjoys getting out of the urban jungles and hitting the road. North, south, west, it really doesn't matter as long as you're comfortable. Sadly, we cannot all afford the most expensive and luxurious car for the task, so, compromise is necessary. It's a battle of the ages: Budget versus purpose is generally the main consideration, and that's probably a good thing for the Nissan X-Trail...


Great Aussie driving songs: Your Australia Day mixtape sorted
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Great Aussie driving songs: Your Australia Day mixtape sorted

Regardless of how you celebrate Australia Day, we encourage everyone to take the time to pause for a moment in honour of some great Aussie bands and awesome driving songs. If you're kicking around having a barbie or driving to visit relatives, throw on the CarAdvice.com Great Aussie Driving Songs playlist and rock out...


Mazda's got a posse: Records broken at Mazda MX-5 Fan Fest

Mazda's got a posse: Records broken at Mazda MX-5 Fan Fest

Last weekend, Mazda MX-5 owners across the country were in heaven. For the first time, the MX-5 Fan Fest was held at Sandown Raceway in this invite-only event. With over 1500 people in attendance and 477 examples of Mazda's little legend on the track, a southern hemisphere record was broken. (The world record is somewhere beyond 2000..


Behind closed doors: What lives in the garages of your neighbourhood?

Behind closed doors: What lives in the garages of your neighbourhood?

Suburban garages can be something of a puzzle. Part everyday storage solution, part potential treasure trove, their big doors do a great job of hiding the riches within. These doors spend the majority of their lives closed, but have you ever wondered what they could be hiding? I’m sure I’m not the only person who has imagined whether the nice old lady at number six has some fantastic, classic metal squirreled away under a sheet behind the B&D...


Roadshow: Upcoming car events across Australia

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...


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...