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BMW M2 v Audi RS3 v Mercedes-AMG A45: Track battle
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BMW M2 v Audi RS3 v Mercedes-AMG A45: Track battle

We have received countless emails about three of the hottest sub-$100k performance cars on the market. So, we're going to finally settle it. Which is quicker around the track? We pit the BMW M2 against the Audi RS3 and Mercedes-AMG A45. We get former World Rally Car driver Chris Atkinson behind the wheel to set lap times and figure out which is quickest...


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 June 3, 2016
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for June 3, 2016

Read the article here. Hi there and welcome to the CarAdvice.com Garage. I’m Tegan Lawson with a look at what’s making news headlines this week. Around 33,000 fake car parts have been seized in a raid in China. Toyota Australia provided information to police, who raided the manufacturing facility and found parts including filters, cables, airbags, brake pads and more...


Your questions about ISOFIX answered
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Your questions about ISOFIX answered

Read the article here. ISOFIX child seats have been legal to use in Australia for more than a year now. Yet there is still a bit of confusion and here at CarAdvice we regularly field questions like - how does it work, do I have to swap from the old style seats, do I need to use the top tether? Essentially, ISOFIX is a standardised method of installing child seats that doesn’t use the seatbelt...


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 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Review
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2016 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Review

Read the article here. The all-new Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifolglio isn’t just Alfa’s new halo car, but the culmination of a multi-billion dollar investment to relaunch the storied Italian carmaker. Key attributes of the Alfa brand have always been style, handling and performance, and the Quadrifoglio has all three well and truly covered...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for May 27
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for May 27

Read the article here. Welcome to the CarAdvice Garage. I’m Tegan Lawson with a look at what’s making news headlines this week. Peugeot will start its electric vehicle range with the plug-in hybrid 2019 3008 model. Peugeot plans to launch pure electric versions of its smaller cars too...


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...


2016 Honda Civic - what has changed?
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2016 Honda Civic - what has changed?

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 Kia Cerato Review
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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. It looks like Kia has made a good thing even better then and the company wants this car to become a major consideration for Australian small car buyers...


CarAdvice Gen-Y test: five price-busting first cars
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CarAdvice Gen-Y test: five price-busting first cars

Read the article here. Today, you can buy more car for less money than any time in history. In fact, you’d be hard pressed to find a more affordable new car than one in the micro car segment. The segment may not be the most glamorous, but it’s crucially important. We’ve got five of the most popular choices here, and each pitches itself as the ideal My First Car...


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...


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)...


BMW M Performance Drive Day — M2 and M4 at Phillip Island
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BMW M Performance Drive Day — M2 and M4 at Phillip Island

Read the article here. Recently CarAdvice ran a competition for 20 lucky people to win the chance to drive the new BMW M2 at one of the world's best racetracks — Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, or as it's more affectionately known - Phillip Island. Our 20 lucky winners (listed below) spent the entire day behind the wheel of the BMW M2 and BMW M4 on track and the BMW M235i on the skidpan at the BMW M Performance Drive Day...


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...