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Top 10 tips for driving to the snow : 2015 Mazda CX-5 Akera

Well, it’s a winter weekend, and like many Australians we are heading to the snowfields in our Mazda CX-5. Driving in alpine conditions can present some unique challenges, so to help you get the most out of your trip, here are our top 10 tips for driving to the snow...

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2016 Mercedes AMG C 63 S Coupé Trailer

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2016 Jaguar XF Review : International Launch
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2016 Jaguar XF Review : International Launch

Read the article here. Originally launched in 2007 with a couple of facelifts along the way, the new XF is only the second-generation of the model – and Jaguar has thrown everything and the kitchen sink at this car to guarantee its success. There are some obvious carryover features, like the rotary gear selector and rotating air vents...


2015 Jaguar XE Review : Track Test
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2015 Jaguar XE Review : Track Test

Read the article here. Circuito de Navarra is a racetrack near Los Arcos, in the Navarre region of northern Spain, and the venue for our track test of the all-new Jaguar XE S. It’s a challenging 3.933 km road course that also hosts the Superleague Formula series and the FIA GT1 World Championship - meaning Jaguar must be mighty confident of the car’s dynamic credentials...


2015 Toyota 86 Review
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2015 Toyota 86 Review

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2016 Citroen C4 Cactus Review
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2016 Citroen C4 Cactus Review

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The Correspondent 2015 Grand Final

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What is a heads-up display? HUD in the 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C250

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How does all-wheel drive work? All-wheel drive demonstration on snow

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2015 Ford Mondeo Review
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2015 Ford Mondeo Review

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2016 Volvo XC90 Australian Launch Walkaround

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2015 Ford Fiesta ST track day review - Sandown Raceway

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2016 Audi R8 V10 Plus Review : International Launch

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Autolib' EV car share system in Paris - 2015

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2015 Lotus Elise S Review

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2016 Hyundai Tucson Review - Australian Launch
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2016 Hyundai Tucson Review - Australian Launch

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2016 Holden Insignia VXR Review
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2016 Holden Insignia VXR Review

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2016 Ferrari F12 Berlinetta Review
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2016 Ferrari F12 Berlinetta Review

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