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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for June 24
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for June 24

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


2016 Mitsubishi Mirage ES Walkaround
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2016 Mitsubishi Mirage ES Walkaround

Read the article here. The Mitsubishi Mirage is typically one of the best selling micro cars. But with a couple of new players, does it still stack up? Kia has just launched the Picanto in Australia, while Holden has released the new Spark. With a list price of $12,250, it’s one of the cheapest cars you can buy in Australia...


2016 Holden Spark LS Walkaround
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2016 Holden Spark LS Walkaround

Read the article here. The Holden Spark replaces the Holden Barina Spark and is an exciting new option in the micro car segment. It’s cheap and has something that’s hard to find in a car this size. The Spark range starts from $13,990 (before on-road costs) for the base model LS with a manual transmission...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for June 17
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for June 17

Read the article here. Hi and welcome to the CarAdvice.com Garage. I’m Tegan Lawson with a look at what’s making news headlines this week. With local manufacturing set to shut down in October, there’s speculation on what will replace the Ford Territory. Overseas model the Ford Edge is the obvious choice, but Toyota owns the Edge badge name here in Australia...


2017 Jaguar F-Type SVR — 0-100mph-0 Performance Test
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2017 Jaguar F-Type SVR — 0-100mph-0 Performance Test

Read the article here. With 423kW of power from its 5.0-litre supercharged V8, the 2017 Jaguar F-Type SVR is the fastest and most powerful production Jaguar ever. We get behind the wheel to see just how fast it is with a 0-100mph-0 run at Motorland Aragon in Spain. Have a listen to this screaming supercar blast from standstill, to 100mph and back to 0km/h again...


2016 Ferrari California T Handling Speciale Review
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2016 Ferrari California T Handling Speciale Review

Read the article here. With a new hard-edged Handling Speciale pack fitted to the Ferrari California T we recently had at our disposal in beautiful Italy, we wanted to find out if the most affordable model from the iconic Italian brand - now with even better road manners - was actually any good...


2017 Jaguar F-Type SVR Review
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2017 Jaguar F-Type SVR Review

The 2017 Jaguar F-Type SVR is the fastest series production Jaguar ever. It's only second to the famous XJ220 for speed, with a top speed of 200mph (or 322km/h). We went to Spain to drive the F-Type SVR Coupe and Convertible over a mix of Spanish regional roads, plus a stint at the MotoGP track Motorland Aragon...


2016 Maserati Levante Review
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2016 Maserati Levante Review

Read the article here. The Levante is the first SUV from the iconic Italian luxury brand, and its success is paramount. Powered by a 202kW / 600Nm 3.0-litre turbo-diesel V6, the CarAdvice team travel to Italy to get a first drive at the luxury SUV.  ...


2017 Nissan GT-R Walkaround
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2017 Nissan GT-R Walkaround

Read the article here. It's been nine years since the Nissan R35 GT-R arrived to take on any car, any time, any where. And the new 2017 version marks the biggest update of this generation. So what’s new? Let’s take a look and find out…...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for June 10, 2016
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for June 10, 2016

Read the article here. Welcome to the CarAdvice Garage. I’m Tegan Lawson with a look at what’s making news headlines this week. The Hyundai i30 has been crowned Australia’s best selling passenger car for the third month in a row. The i30 is the best selling car so far this year, ahead of the Toyota Corolla and Mazda 3...


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...