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Audi Advanced Driving Experience

The Audi Advanced Driving Experience is a one day course, this particular one at Sandown Raceway in Victoria. It's the first in a series of courses aimed at gradually improving your skills. Today we’re driving a number of different models from the A & Q range – as well as a quick run in the new TT...

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2015 Renault Clio RS track day review - Sandown Raceway
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2015 Renault Clio RS track day review - Sandown Raceway

Read the article here. Renault likes to think of its RS cars as having DNA that comes from the racetrack but translates to the road. Well, today, we’re going back the other way, taking the city-dwelling Clio RS to Sandown Raceway for another CarAdvice weekend warrior track test… Now my voice might not be the best today but luckily it’s not about me it’s about this...


Headlight Comparison : Laser v LED v HID Xenon v Halogen
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Headlight Comparison : Laser v LED v HID Xenon v Halogen

It wasn’t that long ago that headlights were a no-thought-required feature. All cars had them and no one really paid them much heed unless they failed or were shaped in a particularly ugly manner. Halogen Reliably generating light with the limited resources at a car’s disposal was a problem for early automotive engineers...


A lifestyle look at the 2015 Kia Carnival
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A lifestyle look at the 2015 Kia Carnival

The new Kia Carnival combines the best of an SUV with the practicality of a van. Eight seats, its roomy and has lots of storage. It has a distinct SUV vibe going on which i like – when you think van you think mini-bus but this is different looking. The Carnival looks big – and it is – interesting to note that it was designed by Peter Schreyer, the brains behind the award winning Audi TT...


Alfa Romeo Giulietta QV stars in world-first opera performance
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Alfa Romeo Giulietta QV stars in world-first opera performance

Never one to follow convention, Alfa Romeo has celebrated its 105th anniversary by producing a video with a twist starring the Giulietta Quadrifoglio Verde (QV). When we first heard of this quirky idea, there were a few raised eyebrows and skeptical expressions. There's a Giulietta QV, an opera singer and professional race driver at Phillip Island in what's believed to be the world's first car-powered opera performance...


Alfa Romeo Giulietta QV stars in world-first opera performance
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Alfa Romeo Giulietta QV stars in world-first opera performance

Never one to follow convention, Alfa Romeo has celebrated its 105th anniversary by producing a video with a twist starring the Giulietta Quadrifoglio Verde (QV). When we first heard of this quirky idea, there were a few raised eyebrows and skeptical expressions. There's a Giulietta QV, an opera singer and professional race driver at Phillip Island in what's believed to be the world's first car-powered opera performance...


2015 Subaru BRZ - spare tyre tip
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2015 Subaru BRZ - spare tyre tip

Many brands are switching to temporary spare tyres and puncture repair kits in order to save boot space. But with Subaru and the BRZ - things are a little different... Largely identical to its Toyota 86 sports car twin, the BRZ does have a clear point of difference... and it is here, in the boot...


Headlight Comparison : Laser v LED v HID Xenon v Halogen
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Headlight Comparison : Laser v LED v HID Xenon v Halogen

Modern headlights are a technology that is hardly explained or discussed. It's mainly due to their complexity and also as it's no where near as sexy as say power or torque figures, but when it comes to night time driving, a set of well positioned and operating headlights can be life saving. There are four major types of headlights used in modern cars today, the most basic of which is Halogen...


2015 Subaru Forester Diesel Review
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2015 Subaru Forester Diesel Review

Read the article here. After a lengthy wait for faithful fans of the brand , the Subaru Forester is now available with a diesel engine/automatic transmission combination. This engine and gearbox combinations is the same pairing we've tested previously in the Outback and we know that Subaru's boxer diesel engine is beautifully matched to the clever CVT...


2015 Kia Carnival Mums vs Dads Challenge : Parking
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2015 Kia Carnival Mums vs Dads Challenge : Parking

http://www.caradvice.com.au/339037/kia-carnival-review/?yt_desc - Read the article here. The parking challenge is round three of the 2015 Kia Carnival Mums vs Dads Challenge. Alborz and Jo both each have a win under their belts so this is the decider...


2015 Hyundai i40 Series II Review
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2015 Hyundai i40 Series II Review

People aren’t buying as many mid-sized sedans as they used to, but ironically enough, there have never been more great options out there. One of the underrated competitors is the Euro-styled Hyundai i40, which has received a mid-life update that brings a number of worthy drivetrain and suspension tweaks, and some welcome price cuts...


2015 Porsche Boxster GTS - remote roof operation
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2015 Porsche Boxster GTS - remote roof operation

Read the article here. Having a convertible Porsche on a nice sunny day is a pretty cool thing, but what makes the 2015 Porsche Boxster GTS even cooler is to be able to remotely lower the top - with just the key. To activate, simply press and hold the unlock button - the windows will move then the top will lower and stow into the bodywork...


2015 Nissan Navara Review
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2015 Nissan Navara Review

Launched headlong into an even more competitive dual cab utility sector, the 2015 Nissan Navara promises a lot, especially with its multi-link, coil-sprung rear end, a first for any of the major players in the dual cab 4x4 segment. Nissan took CarAdvice into the South Australian outback to put the new Navara through a dusty torture test...


Mad Max Interceptor - sights and sounds from the build project
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Mad Max Interceptor - sights and sounds from the build project

Read the article here. The last of the V8 Interceptors. "She sucks nitro... with Phase 4 heads! 600 horsepower through the wheels! She's meanness set to music and the bitch is born to run!" James shares some photos and videos in a build diary of his Mad Max Interceptor build project...


2016 Audi Q7 - first drive
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2016 Audi Q7 - first drive

Read the article here. Audi's biggest launch of 2015 is also the largest car in its range - the new second generation Q7. It is completely revamped from the ground up, replacing the first-generation car that has seen service since 2005. We are in the Swiss Alps to test the grandest SUV that Audi has ever devised...


Mini JCW Unveiled in Australia at Mini Garage Sydney Launch
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Mini JCW Unveiled in Australia at Mini Garage Sydney Launch

CarAdvice was there when the new-generation Mini John Cooper Works was unveiled for the first time in Australia at the launch of the new Mini Garage Sydney. The reveal was the highlight of a celebration, attended by celebrities, media, customers and staff. The Mini dealership was previously located alongside BMW Sydney in Rushcutters Bay and the new location at Alexandria gives Mini its own home base...


2015 Kia Carnival Mums vs Dads Challenge : Child Seats
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2015 Kia Carnival Mums vs Dads Challenge : Child Seats

The 2015 Kia Carnival has arrived. CarAdvice teamed up with Mamamia to battle it out in the Mums vs Dads Challenge. The challenge consists of three parts, fitting a child seat, packing the boot and parking. In the first instalment, Jo Abi and Alborz Fallah will fit an ISOFIX compatible child-seat in the second-row of the eight-seater...


2015 Lotus Exige S Review : Six-speed Auto
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2015 Lotus Exige S Review : Six-speed Auto

The Lotus Exige S is one of those sports cars that is faster, braver and more courageous than the majority of its drivers and for that reason it’s a car that is hard not to love. But now it has gone a bit soft, with the introduction of the first-ever automatic version...


Audi S8 with 19-speaker Bang & Olufsen premium sound system
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Audi S8 with 19-speaker Bang & Olufsen premium sound system

Read our Audi S8 review here. I remember a time when having a four-speaker stereo in your car made you king of the carpark. A pair of 6" speakers in the front, and some 6x9's in the rear parcel shelf. But today, with cars like the Audi S8, things have moved on a little bit... The $280k Audi S8 comes standard with a 14-speaker Bose stereo system with over 600-watts of power...


2015 Hyundai Veloster Turbo Series II Review : Road and Track
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2015 Hyundai Veloster Turbo Series II Review : Road and Track

http://www.caradvice.com.au/355219/?yt_desc - Read the article here. Visually, the Veloster SR Turbo is a lot more potent than its naturally aspirated siblings. The obvious giveaway is the enormous open front grille with a black finish. But it’s the oversized twin chrome exhaust tips make the brashest statement about this car’s performance intentions...