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2016 Subaru WRX track day review - Sandown Raceway

If you're after a practical sports car and you've got around $40,000 to spend, the turbocharged all-wheel-drive 2016 Subaru WRX seems to have a lot of the goods. But just how good is it? And how well can it handle a day on track? Well, conveniently, we're back again at Sandown Raceway for another weekend warrior track test to find out...

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2016 Subaru WRX Review: Sandown Raceway weekender
Rating: 910 /10
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2016 Subaru WRX Review: Sandown Raceway weekender

Teaming accessible performance with real-world practicality, Dave heads to Sandown Raceway in the 2016 Subaru WRX for the latest weekend warrior track test...

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2016 Mazda MX-5 track day review – Sandown Raceway
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2016 Mazda MX-5 track day review – Sandown Raceway

It's 10 years since the third-generation Mazda MX-5 first went on sale in Australia and more than 25 years since the nameplate debuted back in 1989 – I was six. And now, the iconic Japanese drop-top is back, powered by its smallest capacity engine ever. But is it still fun? Time for another CarAdvice weekend warrior track test… Last time we were at Sandown Raceway in an MX-5, it was in the previous generation car and it was 2014...


2016 Mazda MX-5 Review: Sandown Raceway weekender
Rating: 8.510 /10
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2016 Mazda MX-5 Review: Sandown Raceway weekender

Dave makes his Mazda MX-5 return to Sandown Raceway, but this time it's in the all-new 1.5-litre fourth-generation car...

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$31,990

2015 Toyota 86 track day review – Sandown Raceway
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2015 Toyota 86 track day review – Sandown Raceway

Read the review. It's a Sunday and we're at Sandown Raceway, which can only mean one thing: we’re here for another CarAdvice weekend warrior track test. And we're excited, because today we get to test the rear-wheel-drive 2015 Toyota 86. We’ve signed in, we’ve said g’day to the guys from Driver Dynamics, had our drivers’ briefing and been allocated our group...


2015 Toyota 86 Review: Sandown Raceway weekender
Rating: 910 /10
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2015 Toyota 86 Review: Sandown Raceway weekender

Dave lets his true Japanese sports car enthusiast colours shine, taking the 2015 Toyota 86 out to Sandown Raceway for another weekend warrior track test...


2015 Ford Fiesta ST track day review - Sandown Raceway
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2015 Ford Fiesta ST track day review - Sandown Raceway

Read the article here. We're back again at Sandown Raceway for another CarAdvice weekend warrior track test. And while we’ve tested turbocharged hatchbacks before, none have been quite as affordable as this… the 2015 Ford Fiesta ST. We’ve already track tested the Kia Pro_cee’d GT, Ford Focus ST and Renault Clio RS, but today we’ve brought along a car that’s been winning fans worldwide since launching in 2013 – the Ford Fiesta ST...


2015 Ford Fiesta ST Review: Sandown Raceway weekender
Rating: 910 /10
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2015 Ford Fiesta ST Review: Sandown Raceway weekender

Dave returns to Sandown Raceway for another weekend warrior track test, but this time in the most affordable car yet...


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...


2015 Renault Clio RS200 Review: Sandown Raceway weekender
Rating: 810 /10
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2015 Renault Clio RS200 Review: Sandown Raceway weekender

Dave puts the Renault Clio RS's F1-derived DNA to the test in another weekend warrior shakedown at Sandown Raceway...

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2014 Ford Focus ST track day review - Sandown Raceway
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2014 Ford Focus ST track day review - Sandown Raceway

Read the article here. Blasting onto the local hot-hatch seen back in 2012, the Ford Focus ST is soon to be updated, and there’s a hardcore RS version not far behind. So, with that in mind, we’ve come here today to Sandown Raceway, to take part in one of our weekend warrior track tests… Ford’s replacement for the XR5 Turbo, the Focus ST costs a little over $38,000 and comes with a super torquey turbocharged 2...


2014 Ford Focus ST Review: Sandown Raceway weekender
Rating: 8.510 /10
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2014 Ford Focus ST Review: Sandown Raceway weekender

Dave takes the outgoing Ford Focus ST for some hot laps around Sandown Raceway in another weekend warrior track test...


2015 Kia Pro_cee’d GT track day review - Sandown Raceway
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2015 Kia Pro_cee’d GT track day review - Sandown Raceway

Read the article here. The uniquely styled Kia Pro_cee’d GT has a 150kW/265Nm turbocharged engine, and suspension that was developed with the aid of over 480 laps of Germany’s Nurburgring. It also comes standard with a six-speed manual transmission and sticky Michelin Pilot Sport 3 tyres...


2015 Kia Pro_cee’d GT Review: Sandown Raceway weekender
Rating: 810 /10
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2015 Kia Pro_cee’d GT Review: Sandown Raceway weekender

Dave takes Kia's first-ever hot-hatch to Sandown Raceway to test its potential as a weekend warrior...

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$29,990 - $34,990

High-performance driver training : a day on track with Driver Dynamics
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High-performance driver training : a day on track with Driver Dynamics

Ripple strips, braking zones, apexes and speeds close to 200km/h. How can a high-performance driver training day improve your road driving? CarAdvice spent the day at Sandown Raceway with the team from Driver Dynamics to find out...


High Performance Driver Training Day with Driver Dynamics
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High Performance Driver Training Day with Driver Dynamics

David Zalstein heads to Sandown Raceway with the 2014 Mazda MX-5 to explore the ins and outs of advanced driver training with the team from Driver Dynamics.