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Your say: What annoys you on the road?

Every time you get behind the wheel, it's almost guaranteed another road user will do something annoying, inconsiderate or possibly even illegal...

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Your Say: What annoys you on the road?
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Your Say: What annoys you on the road?

None of us are perfect. We’ve all accidentally cut someone off or had to swallow the rising road rage when we see someone do something stupid on the road. The bottom line is, it’s dangerous either way. Being alert, aware and calm on the road is the only way to minimise the chance of an accident - and we all need to be more aware of our own driving behaviours...


The Shortlist: diesel SUV under $30,000 with AWD, leather seats and a big boot
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The Shortlist: diesel SUV under $30,000 with AWD, leather seats and a big boot

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...


2017 Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium mountain bike adventure
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2017 Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium mountain bike adventure

I have to 'fess up early. I quite like Subaru. I owned a 2004 Forester for six years as my daily commuter, outdoor gear hauler and surfing wagon. Like the Forester I owned, the 2017 Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium is a wagon design. It's a beefed-up version of the Subaru Liberty wagon, with greater ground clearance and slightly more off-road moxie...


Playtime in the Toyota HiLux Tonka concept and 2017 Toyota HiLux TRD

Playtime in the Toyota HiLux Tonka concept and 2017 Toyota HiLux TRD

You're never too old to play with toys, we say - and Toyota has given us all a nice reminder with the release of the full-size HiLux Tonka concept. Billed as the "dream toy for adults", this collaborative 'Toyonka' (Tonkota?) made its global debut in Sydney recently...

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$56,390

City to coast cruising in a Chelsea Truck Company Black Hawk

City to coast cruising in a Chelsea Truck Company Black Hawk

Until recently here in Australia, if you were going to customise or modify your Jeep Wrangler, chances were you'd turn it into the ultimate off-roader. For certain fans of rugged, ready for anything machines, the Wrangler is a logical choice. Whether it’s covered in mud crawling through the bush, or sparkling clean cruising by the beach, for fans of the open-top 4WD it doesn't get much better...


Road Trip USA: San Antonio to Dallas, Texas

Road Trip USA: San Antonio to Dallas, Texas

You've no doubt seen our great driving roads stories that have been a new addition to the CarAdvice portfolio. It’s an obvious subject to cover given any of us who love driving, have a predilection for hunting down – and mastering – the great roads we’ve all read about around the globe...

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$74,000

World's Greatest Driving Roads: Glendora Mountain Road, California, USA
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World's Greatest Driving Roads: Glendora Mountain Road, California, USA

See the full article here. If you’re anything like me, you’ll be sucked into glimpses of Keeping up with the Kardashians and Housewives of Beverly Hills while your other half has command of the television remote. Or am I the only one? I’m going to sound like a bit of a downer here, but don’t be fooled by all the glitz and glamour of these reality TV shows...


2017 Ford Escape beach blast

2017 Ford Escape beach blast

Taking a city-focused SUV for a spin on the sand isn't what most people would do in a new car, but that's exactly where we took the 2017 Ford Escape to test out the autonomous emergency braking, on-demand all-wheel drive system and rear-view camera. We started the day at Sydney's famous Bondi Beach (but not on the sand), then headed to Boat Harbour which is one of the few beaches around Sydney that you actually are allowed to drive on...

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$35,990

World's Greatest Driving Roads: Glendora Mountain Road, California, USA

World's Greatest Driving Roads: Glendora Mountain Road, California, USA

If you’re anything like me, you’ll be sucked into glimpses of Keeping up with the Kardashians and Housewives of Beverly Hills while your other half has command of the television remote. Or am I the only one? I’m going to sound like a bit of a downer here, but don’t be fooled by all the glitz and glamour of these reality TV shows...

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$378,900

Toyota 86 Racing Series: Fast-tracking the next generation of motorsport stars

Toyota 86 Racing Series: Fast-tracking the next generation of motorsport stars

"This is the motorsport equivalent of petty cash." So says Neil Crompton, former touring car ace and current motorsport commentator, of the Toyota 86 Racing Series, the grassroots motor racing category that took Australia's race track by storm in 2016...


Roadshow: Upcoming car events across Australia, March to June
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Roadshow: Upcoming car events across Australia, March to June

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. Between now and the end of June there are a slew of options with something for everyone - even an 'anything goes' bike race that looks like an epic amount of fun...


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...


International Women's Day 2017: Three women making bold statements in motorsport, mechanics and car interior design

International Women's Day 2017: Three women making bold statements in motorsport, mechanics and car interior design

Today is International Women's Day and we're celebrating all of the ladies who love to drive and work with cars. There are numerous amazing women working in the automotive industry across all disciplines. You'll find these fabulous females in all corners of the world making their mark in motorsport, engineering, mechanics, design, public relations, corporate management and motoring journalism...


Why you need to join a car club

Why you need to join a car club

A fire extinguisher is one of those must-have items in any car, whether it be classic or modern. Especially when it’s your own car that catches fire and there’s no sign of any help. Recently, I witnessed someone's pride and joy catch fire, and I know this sounds strange, but I was impressed by what I saw...


The Shortlist: Small cars with a full-size spare and five-star ANCAP rating

The Shortlist: Small cars with a full-size spare and five-star ANCAP rating

Doing what we do, CarAdvice writers are regularly asked by friends and family members as well as through online enquiries – what car is best 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...


World's Greatest Driving Roads: Western Cape, South Africa

World's Greatest Driving Roads: Western Cape, South Africa

For many of us, when targeting great driving road hot spots to explore across the globe, South Africa doesn't come immediately to mind. Nor is it much of a holiday list topper, at least for those who aren't in 'the know' and haven't sampled the colour and diversity the rainbow nation has to offer...


2017 Mercedes-AMG C43 Coupe getaway

2017 Mercedes-AMG C43 Coupe getaway

As a luxury German sports car, the 2017 Mercedes-AMG C43 may not scream ‘Straya’ but it is an adopted Aussie fave and I certainly didn’t mind spending Australia Day behind the wheel of it. Didn’t mind at all! Australia is continually one of the biggest markets for the Mercedes-AMG brand when it comes to sales per capita...

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$104,400

2017 Audi S5: Carving up the ice in Sweden
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2017 Audi S5: Carving up the ice in Sweden

Read the full article here. 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...


2017 Audi S5: Carving up the ice in Sweden

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. It's buried up to its belly and there is no chance of gaining any traction on the slippery surface...

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$119,900