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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...

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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

The Shortlist: medium car around $30,000 with space for growing tweens

The Shortlist: medium car around $30,000 with space for growing tweens

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...

Priced At
$26,990

Family haulers: Volkswagen Multivan v Honda Odyssey

Family haulers: Volkswagen Multivan v Honda Odyssey

When you need to move a lot of people around, your options are limited. A seven-seat SUV might not have the 'daggy' stereotype of a people mover, but you can't argue against the practicality of a van. Over the Easter long weekend my family descended on my tiny apartment with big plans to explore the city and experience everything Sydney has to offer...

Priced At
$37,610

Road Trip: a country drive through the Southern Highlands in the 2017 Toyota Kluger GXL

Road Trip: a country drive through the Southern Highlands in the 2017 Toyota Kluger GXL

Escaping the city is always a treat. Breaking free of the hustle and bustle to enjoy the fresh air and picturesque farmland inspires a sense of freedom that puts a smile on my face. We recently headed south-west of Sydney into the Southern Highlands for a CarAdvice video shoot, which gave me the opportunity to spend a couple of days getting to know the 2017 Toyota Kluger GXL outside of its usual urban surrounds...

Priced At
$57,550

Your say: What annoys you on the road?
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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...


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...

Priced At
$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...