2014 Ford Focus ST Review: Sandown Raceway weekender

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2014 Ford Focus ST Review: Sandown Raceway weekender

Dave takes the outgoing Ford Focus ST for some hot laps around Sandown Raceway in another weekend warrior track test...

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2015 Subaru Impreza prices drop, new equipment added
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2015 Subaru Impreza prices drop, new equipment added

The 2015 Subaru Impreza sedan and hatchback ranges see the adoption of lower prices and additional new equipment. The new Impreza model has seen further price drops over the changes announced earlier this year following the Free Trade Agreement, effectively meaning the price of entry into the Subaru small car range has dropped $1000 since December...


Audi RS3 Review : Track drive at Vallelunga race circuit
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Audi RS3 Review : Track drive at Vallelunga race circuit

http://www.caradvice.com.au/349126/?yt_desc - Read the article here. Where competitors opt for four-pot engines, Audi maintains its emotional attachment to the five-cylinder that dates back to 1983 for its Sport quattro model. Audi engineers tell us the torque characteristics especially of a five-cylinder engine make it hard to ignore...


2015 Kia Pro_cee’d GT track day review : Sandown Raceway
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2015 Kia Pro_cee’d GT track day review : Sandown Raceway

Read the article here. The uniquely styled Kia Pro_cee’d GT has a 150kW/265Nm turbocharged engine, and suspension that was developed with the aid of over 480 laps of Germany’s Nurburgring. It also comes standard with a six-speed manual transmission and sticky Michelin Pilot Sport 3 tyres...


2015 Mini Paceman Cooper S Review
Rating: 710 /10
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2015 Mini Paceman Cooper S Review

Updated for 2015, the Mini Paceman is as unique as a supercar or maybe even more...

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$44,900

2015 Volkswagen Polo GTI Review
Rating: 810 /10
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2015 Volkswagen Polo GTI Review

You asked for it and they delivered: the Volkswagen Polo GTI manual is back! Five years after switching from offering its pocket rocket exclusively with a manual gearbox to selling it solely with a dual-clutch automatic (DSG), Volkswagen has released the facelifted Polo GTI with the choice of transmissions as it attempts to satisfy every potential buyer...

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$27,490 - $29,990

2015 Citroen DS3 D-Sport Review
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2015 Citroen DS3 D-Sport Review

The Citroen DS3 has been updated with a new look and the addition of more efficient petrol and diesel engines. The updated DS3 hatch and DS3 Cabriolet have adopted a "hypnotic gaze" with new headlights featuring three LEDs and xenon lamps, as well as LED daytime running lights and sequential turn indicators...


2015 Hyundai i30 Series II Review : local launch
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2015 Hyundai i30 Series II Review : local launch

Read the review. Australians buy more Hyundai i30s than any other nation on Earth – so the updated 2015 Hyundai i30 Series II is kind of a big deal. The i30 is the company’s biggest selling model – Hyundai sold 31,505 examples in 2014, and has already sold 6316 to the end of March 2015. Indeed, it’s the country’s third-best selling small car behind the Toyota Corolla and Mazda 3...


2015 Audi A3 Cabriolet review : Grand Pacific Drive
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2015 Audi A3 Cabriolet review : Grand Pacific Drive

Read the article here. It's time for a road trip in our Audi A3 Cabriolet long term test car, this time with a friend and colleague of mine. Kat and I head south from Sydney, through the Royal National Park and down along the Grand Pacific Drive towards Wollongong to find a great spot for lunch, a swim and some body boarding.


2015 Mini One 5 Door pricing and specifications
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2015 Mini One 5 Door pricing and specifications

The entry-level Mini One 5 Door will arrive in Australian showrooms in the coming weeks with a $26,050 before on-road costs price tag. Available from April production, the One 5 Door is a larger and more practical version of the three-door Mini One that’s available from $24,500. The $26,050 price applies to the six-speed manual One 5 Door, while a six-speed automatic version is available from $28,400...


Fiat 500C Vintage '57 Edition revealed
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Fiat 500C Vintage '57 Edition revealed

The retro-inspired Fiat 500 Vintage '57 Edition now has a drop-top equivalent - the Fiat 500C Vintage '57 Edition. The rag-top model has been uncovered by the company's US arm - where it's set to be known as the 1957 Edition - and the 500C model harks back to the roll-back roof top of the original Cinquecento...


2015 Toyota Corolla Levin ZR Review : Long-term report one
Rating: 710 /10
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2015 Toyota Corolla Levin ZR Review : Long-term report one

The newest addition to the CarAdvice long-term garage, the Toyota Corolla is a favourite with the buying public. We've got our hands on the top of the range Levin ZR variant.

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$31,940

2015 Nissan Micra pricing and specifications
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2015 Nissan Micra pricing and specifications

New prices and revised equipment headline the changes for the 2015 Nissan Micra, which also sees a sharp new look. The revised 2015 Nissan Micra adds the brand's 'V-Motion' front grille, as well as a new front bumper, headlights, bonnet, front guards and revised wheel options. Inside, the Micra gains a new centre cluster, revamped instrumentation for the driver, and new seat upholstery...


2015 Kia Pro_cee’d GT Review: Sandown Raceway weekender
Rating: 810 /10
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2015 Kia Pro_cee’d GT Review: Sandown Raceway weekender

Dave takes Kia's first-ever hot-hatch to Sandown Raceway to test its potential as a weekend warrior...

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$29,990 - $34,990

Hyundai i10 and i20 decision due within months
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Hyundai i10 and i20 decision due within months

Whether Australian buyers will be offered the opportunity to buy the latest versions of Hyundai's entry-level models remains unclear, with the brand still unable to confirm if it will sell the new-generation Hyundai i10 and Hyundai i20...


Hyundai i30 Turbo ruled out for Australia   
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Hyundai i30 Turbo ruled out for Australia  

There will be no Hyundai i30 Turbo sold in Australia. The newly developed Hyundai i30 Turbo debuted at the 2015 Geneva motor show with a punchy 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol four-cylinder engine producing 137kW/265Nm and six-speed manual transmission. Such a model would have given Hyundai Australia a more sporting option than the current SR variant, which is powered by a 2...


2015 Hyundai i30 Series II pricing and specifications
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2015 Hyundai i30 Series II pricing and specifications

The new-look 2015 Hyundai i30 Series II brings a major range restructure that will likely make the South Korean brand’s small hatchback more enticing to new car buyers. The Hyundai i30 line-up now kicks off with the Active base model, while a new Active X variant builds upon that specification with some extra niceties, and is tipped to take the majority of sales - 50 per cent, by Hyundai's estimates...


2016 Holden Barina Spark previewed by new pint-sized Chevrolet hatch — UPDATED
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2016 Holden Barina Spark previewed by new pint-sized Chevrolet hatch — UPDATED

The 2016 Chevrolet Spark has been unveiled simultaneously at the New York and Seoul motor shows, previewing the design of the new-generation Holden Barina Spark that will launch in Australia early next year. General Motors’ completely redesigned micro hatch claims to take big steps forward in performance, efficiency and refinement, while gaining a host of new connectivity and safety features...


2015 Skoda Rapid : Specification upgrade to bring touchscreen and satellite navigation
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2015 Skoda Rapid : Specification upgrade to bring touchscreen and satellite navigation

The boss of Skoda Australia is confident a specification upgrade due in the third quarter of this year will give the compact Skoda Rapid a boost in local showrooms. Skoda Australia director Michael Irmer confirmed the update would bring a touchscreen infotainment unit and satellite navigation – features that the current Rapid Spaceback has sorely missed...


Toyota Corolla Nurburgring edition celebrates seventh-place finish in 24-hour race
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Toyota Corolla Nurburgring edition celebrates seventh-place finish in 24-hour race

The Toyota Corolla Nurburgring special edition has been released in Thailand to celebrate the company’s seventh-place finish in its class at last year’s Nurburgring 24-hour race...