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Name Your Car Day: Sunday October 2, 2016

Cars are a part of our life, every day and in every way. We name our children, our pets, our body parts – and yes, sometimes our cars. (Alright, quite often our cars!) In the CarAdvice.com office, Name Your Car Day is one of our favourite days of the year – alongside Donut Day, of course...

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2016 Ford Focus Titanium road trip: NSW Southern Highlands via Sea Cliff Bridge

2016 Ford Focus Titanium road trip: NSW Southern Highlands via Sea Cliff Bridge

We love a good road trip and there are so many fantastic places within a day's drive of Sydney. Whether you head out to the Hunter Valley, north to the Central Coast, west to the Blue Mountains, or south through the Royal National Park towards Shoalhaven and the Sapphire Coast – they all offer very different experiences and it would take a very long time to get bored...


Race driver for a day: Michelin Pilot Sport Experience

Race driver for a day: Michelin Pilot Sport Experience

I’ll be blunt. I’m shitting myself. There’s nowhere to hide as my instructor tells me that I’m first-up. The car is ready and, with the track sufficiently dry, slicks are still being bolted on to the car as I make my way towards it, ushered by one of the crew members holding an umbrella over me...


2016 Jeep Renegade Trailhawk: an action-packed day with the Sydney Jeep Club

2016 Jeep Renegade Trailhawk: an action-packed day with the Sydney Jeep Club

Once upon a time, SUVs as we know them today, were the domain of farmers, rural dwellers and off-road enthusiasts. They sat tall on the road and usually on big, thick, knobby tyres that rumbled on the sealed road and dispensed with off-road detritus with ease...

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Forza Horizon 3 for real on the Great Ocean Road
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Forza Horizon 3 for real on the Great Ocean Road

Read the full article here. CarAdvice joined the team from Xbox and Playground Games - the people behind one of this year's most anticipated video games, Forza Horizon 3 - to test out the game's graphics by driving Victoria's Great Ocean Road in a selection of super cars and muscle cars including two Aussie favourites.


Five ways your car is smarter than you
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Five ways your car is smarter than you

There are plenty of movies and books that explore the possibility of artificial intelligence and machines that manage to outsmart their creators, reprogram themselves with the intention of taking over the world and enslaving or wiping out the human race, thus establishing robots as the alpha species. The scary thing is, we could actually be looking down the barrel of that eventuality...


Forza Horizon 3 for real: super cars, muscle cars and the 12 Apostles

Forza Horizon 3 for real: super cars, muscle cars and the 12 Apostles

Forza Horizon 3 is one of the most anticipated video games to be released this year, and – thanks to Xbox – CarAdvice got a sneak preview of the game and some one-on-one time with one of the key people behind it, all while taking in the gorgeous views and divine roads of Victoria's surf coast in a selection of performance-car perfection...


Welcome to the dashcam age: Navman launches new safety-focused range

Welcome to the dashcam age: Navman launches new safety-focused range

We are living in a postmodern society, re-writing contemporary history on a daily basis as we work our way through the information age while concurrently existing in both the social age and big data age... and now we've created the dashcam age. Or, perhaps, the 'watching' age. Who knows what future philosophers will call it...


Mille Miglia, barn finds and Alfa Romeo

Mille Miglia, barn finds and Alfa Romeo

Not even a torrential downpour was enough to dull our enthusiasm as we made our way towards Brescia, for the start of one of the world’s most celebrated historic road races, Italy’s Mille Miglia. It’s an International automotive extravaganza dating back to 1927, when the first 1000-mile loop kicked off from Brescia in Italy’s north, down to Rome via Rimini, and back up to Brescia via Parma...


Meet Jin Tee: CarAdvice's Assetto Corsa aficionado attends console launch

Meet Jin Tee: CarAdvice's Assetto Corsa aficionado attends console launch

When it comes to simulation racing games, Assetto Corsa is up there among the best. Previously available on PC only, this ridiculously authentic racing experience is now available on PlayStation 4 and XBOX One.  A racing sim takes pride of place in the CarAdvice office, and our advertising operations manager Jin Tee is unbeatable...


Jeep 75th Anniversary Flashback

Jeep 75th Anniversary Flashback

The Flinders Ranges in South Australia is undoubtedly one of the most stunning regions to visit anywhere on this massive continent at any time of year. Except the vicious middle of summer of course, when even the Prairie Hotel in Parachilna closes down because it is so relentlessly, damned hot...


Nine ways to spoil your dad on Father's Day: An eclectic CarAdvice gift guide
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Nine ways to spoil your dad on Father's Day: An eclectic CarAdvice gift guide

Father's Day is just around the corner, but there's still time to get your ol' man the best gift ever. Skip the socks and jocks routine, that's boring and even though he'll likely pretend to like it – he doesn't want any new ones. Your dad probably thinks those holey ones have years left in them yet! So for the man who loves cars, here's nine very different ideas, with something for every kind of dad – from budget to blow-out...


Buying a car at auction - is it worthwhile?

Buying a car at auction - is it worthwhile?

Let’s be honest. Buying a near new car can be daunting. Having to spend an entire Saturday traipsing around a dozen dealerships and then coming back even more confused than before is no-one's idea of fun. This is perhaps why car auctions are becoming increasingly popular...


Driving the Hakone Turnpike and some of Japan’s finest touge roads

Driving the Hakone Turnpike and some of Japan’s finest touge roads

Mates of mine who live in Japan tell me driving enthusiasts have an almost spiritual connection with the legendary Hakone Turnpike – or Mazda Turnpike as it is now known. That’s regardless of whether you're a local or an import to the land of the rising sun like they are. There’s just something about that racetrack-smooth stretch of tarmac that irons a winding black ribbon through the mountain forest near Odawara...

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Late-night eats in the 2016 Hyundai Veloster Street Turbo

Late-night eats in the 2016 Hyundai Veloster Street Turbo

If you're into your car and you love driving it, you've no doubt found yourself out late at night after a fun drive and in need of a good feed. Well, given I love food almost as much as I love driving, we headed into Melbourne's CBD after dark to show you three of the city's best late-night eateries – perfect places for that post-drive chow-down...


Six features of new cars that make parenting easier

Six features of new cars that make parenting easier

Children and cars can be a stressful combination - and it doesn't seem to matter whether you're heading off on a long-distance trip or ducking out for what should be a quick trip to the shops. Some days, being a parent is challenging and anything that makes your day a little easier is much appreciated...


Destination Drive: Sydney to Port Macquarie via Putty Rd in the 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe SR

Destination Drive: Sydney to Port Macquarie via Putty Rd in the 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe SR

Port Macquarie is one of many destinations along the NSW coast perfect for whale watching, so when the opportunity arose to sneak in a mid-year long weekend, my daughter and I jumped into the 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe SR and hit the road. What does SR stand for? I don’t think anyone knows, so I’m going to say ‘scenic route’, because this sporty version of the Santa Fe SUV looks like it’s made to go the long way...


2016 Toyota 86 Style at Fuji Speedway
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2016 Toyota 86 Style at Fuji Speedway

Read the full article here. Having attended the 2015 Nismo Festival at Fuji Speedway, I think I have some idea what I’m in for as we head once again to the legendary track in the foothills of Mount Fuji for the 2016 Toyota 86 Style event. As a former owner of two AE86 Sprinters, I’m pretty excited to finally have a close look at some JDM examples in the flesh...


Meet Adam Garcia: the triple-threat talks fatherhood and Fiat

Meet Adam Garcia: the triple-threat talks fatherhood and Fiat

As a singer, dancer and actor, Adam Garcia is what's known as a triple-threat in the showbiz industry - and his success on stage and screen justifies the title. The Australian entertainer, along with his wife and 11-month old daughter, now call London home...

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2016 Toyota 86 Style at Fuji Speedway

2016 Toyota 86 Style at Fuji Speedway

Having attended the 2015 Nismo Festival at Fuji Speedway, I think I have some idea what I’m in for as we head once again to the legendary track in the foothills of Mount Fuji for the 2016 Toyota 86 Style event. As a former owner of two AE86 Sprinters, I’m pretty excited to finally have a close look at some JDM examples in the flesh...