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2017 Kia Cerato Review

Read the article here. We’ve universally praised the Kia Cerato in the CarAdvice office and now the refreshed 2017 Kia Cerato lands in Australia with extra safety additions, an updated exterior and refreshed interior, and the same sharp pricing of the previous model...

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BMW M history - a quick look at 40 years of M
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BMW M history - a quick look at 40 years of M

For the past 40 years, the letter M has signified something special beneath the blue and white BMW badge. And now, with the addition of the M2, BMW’s M-car range is at its most diverse ever – but what makes these tri-colour road warriors so special? Let’s take a closer look.


2016 Honda Civic RS Sedan Review
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2016 Honda Civic RS Sedan Review

The all-new Honda Civic sedan is bigger, better equipped and, for the first time – boosted. With a new-generation turbocharged engine under the bonnet, we want to answer a simple question: is the new Civic any good? Honda calls this car the boldest Civic yet, and there’s some truth to that...


How does rear cross-traffic alert work?
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How does rear cross-traffic alert work?

Read the article here. Safety features like rear-view cameras and parking sensors are a huge help for drivers, taking this technology a step further to help in those in those tricky situations – the new Holden Captiva is available with rear cross-traffic alert. Radar sensors are located here in the rear corners of the vehicle scan for approaching traffic to the left and right...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for May 20 2016
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for May 20 2016

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk. Here’s what’s making news headlines this week. A class action has been filed in the Federal Court of Australia on behalf of owners of Ford Fiesta, Focus and EcoSport vehicles who claim to have experienced issues with Ford’s PowerShift transmission...


Sideways in Japan – Chasing the Drifting Dream
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Sideways in Japan – Chasing the Drifting Dream

Read the article here. CarAdvice heads to Japan to go behind the scenes of one of the world’s most exciting and flamboyant forms of motorsport - drifting. Follow the adventures of our own drifting fan-boy David Zalstein and two-time Japanese G1 drift champion Chris DeJager as they take you inside and the world of drift and drifting...


2016 Honda Civic - what has changed?: Side by side with 2015 Honda Civic
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2016 Honda Civic - what has changed? Side by side with 2015 Honda Civic

Read the review here. The 10th generation Honda Civic has arrived and it brings with it sweeping changes and a bold new direction for the famous nameplate. But what has changed? We line up a new 10th-gen Honda Civic with its 9th-gen counterpart to see where the key differences are.  ...


2017 McLaren 540C Walkaround — What are the 570S and 540C differences?
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2017 McLaren 540C Walkaround — What are the 570S and 540C differences?

Read the article here. There’s no such thing as a cheap supercar, but the 2016 McLaren 540C Coupe is probably the closest thing to it. Starting from a measly… ahem… $350,000 driveaway (before options) the all-new entry-point to McLaren’s Sport Series range is competitively priced if you think of it in the same echelon as a Lamborghini Huracan LP580-2 (from $378,900 plus on-road costs) and the Porsche 911 Turbo (from $384,900 plus on-road costs)...


2016 Lamborghini Huracan LP580-2 Review
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2016 Lamborghini Huracan LP580-2 Review

Read the article here. This is the new Lamborghini Huracan LP580-2 super sports car from the storied Italian sports car marque, and we’re at Phillip Island for a flat-out track test. That’s ‘2’ for two-wheel drive, so forget about understeer, Lamborghini’s technical team says this car is less about outright performance and more about having fun...


2016 Volkswagen Passat Alltrack 2.0TDI v 2016 Subaru Outback 3.6R Comparison
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2016 Volkswagen Passat Alltrack 2.0TDI v 2016 Subaru Outback 3.6R Comparison

Read the article here. Australian buyers have been bashing down the doors at dealers, rushing madly to secure the keys (or keyless fobs) to large SUVs over the past decade without so much as a backward glance. The harsh reality, though, is most of those buyers don’t really need a large SUV...


2016 Holden Colorado LS-X Review
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2016 Holden Colorado LS-X Review

Read the article here. Over the past few years, we’ve seen the humble ute grow from a basic working tool into something a bit more flashy, not to mention expensive. All while being the same fundamental machine underneath. With most passenger cars and SUVs, we find ourselves recommending the mid-to-high spec variants, as that is where the value is...


Mazda MX-5 Old v New Comparison - First-generation NA v fourth-generation ND
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Mazda MX-5 Old v New Comparison - First-generation NA v fourth-generation ND

Read the article here. Like it or not, the '80s were cool. Madonna and Prince were at the height of their success and big hair wasn't just acceptable, it was encouraged. But a very special thing happened in February of 1989: the Mazda MX-5 was born. It all started with the first-generation Mazda MX-5, the NA. It had an 85kW/130Nm 1...


Driving Mulholland - exploring Mulholland Drive in a Mazda MX-5
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Driving Mulholland - exploring Mulholland Drive in a Mazda MX-5

Read the article here. Now, Mulholland is very, very accessible. It's just north of Beverly Hills. It's only taking me maybe 15 minutes to get here on a Tuesday morning, and that's in a bit of traffic. Having never been along here before, it does feel instantly familiar...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for May 13
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for May 13

Hi there, welcome to the CarAdvice Garage. I’m Tegan Lawson with a look at what’s making news headlines this week. A boxer birthday bash is in full swing, the hurry to join the hybrid race, and Porsche powers up – but first, there have been reports of a major merger. There’s speculation Nissan is close to securing a deal that could see it take control of Mitsubishi motors...


2016 Toyota Prius i-Tech Review
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2016 Toyota Prius i-Tech Review

Read the article here. The all-new, fourth-generation Toyota Prius is clearly, well, polarising to look at, but fact of the matter is that the new model is actually quite impressive. What makes it so impressive? Well, this time – or more correctly, for the first time ever – the Prius is actually a bit of fun to drive...


How easy is it to use Apple CarPlay and Android Auto?
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How easy is it to use Apple CarPlay and Android Auto?

Read the article here. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are popping up everywhere – with the majority of manufacturers either already offering the technology in cars in Australia, or planning to in the very near future. It’s essentially software, installed into the infotainment system that gives you access to a simple version of your phones operating system on the car’s media display...


2016 Toyota 86 T86RS Track Test Review
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2016 Toyota 86 T86RS Track Test Review

Read the article here. We’ve all dreamed of being a racing driver. And now, thanks to Toyota Australia and the Toyota 86 Racing Series, you can compete in your very own Toyota 86 racing car… Based on either an entry-level GT or a flagship GTS, each T86RS race car is prepared identically...


2016 Suzuki Vitara S Turbo Review
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2016 Suzuki Vitara S Turbo Review

Read article here. It’s been more than six months since the famous Suzuki Vitara badge returned to Australia. Over that time, this boxy little crossover has cemented itself as Suzuki’s top-selling model here after the Swift. But while the Vitara hasn’t been on sale all that long, a major improvement has already been introduced...


2016 Nissan X-Trail ST-L Review
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2016 Nissan X-Trail ST-L Review

Read the article here. If you’re like me, every dollar counts. Getting value for money is important, whether you’re buying a coffee or if you’re looking for a new car, particularly if you want a seven-seat SUV. That’s where this car comes in. The Nissan X-Trail is one of the most affordable name brand, mid-size SUV’s on the market...


2016 Kia Sportage Si Review
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2016 Kia Sportage Si Review

Read the article here. Whether you’re a fan of the look of the Kia Sportage is very much subjective, but what can’t be argued is that it has a sophisticated interior and an impressive list of standard features. But this is the entry level Kia Sportage – the Si – and it’s also comparatively one of the most affordable mid-sized SUVs...