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2017 Ford Mustang GT Fastback review: Long-term report four – the track day

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2017 Ford Mustang GT Fastback review: Long-term report four – the track day

Our long-term 2017 Ford Mustang GT Fastback has been with us for three months. And what better way to celebrate than by hitting the race track…...

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Ford Mustang GT Fastback v Holden Commodore SS V Redline comparison: Track Test
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Ford Mustang GT Fastback v Holden Commodore SS V Redline comparison: Track Test

At the end of Part One of our Ford Mustang GT Fastback v Holden Commodore SS V Redline comparison – the Road Test – the 5.0-litre ‘Yank Tank’ was lagging a little behind the 6.2-litre Aussie brute. But things were most definitely still close. Now it's time to sort the men from the boys, and find out which of our two sub-$60k rear-wheel-drive, V8-powered muscle cars should rightfully be crowned the victor: the Ford or the Holden...


Win the supercar track experience of a lifetime
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Win the supercar track experience of a lifetime

Our friends at Unique Car Rentals and Driver Dynamics have joined forces to offer the supercar experience we all dream of – punting some of the world's most exotic metal around a racetrack, without fear of losing one's licence...


Mazda and Driver Dynamics take North Melbourne Kangaroos to school
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Mazda and Driver Dynamics take North Melbourne Kangaroos to school

Mazda Australia and the North Melbourne Football Club have teamed up with Driver Dynamics to teach some of the AFL's youngest players how to stay safe behind the wheel. Attending a Level 1 Driver Dynamics defensive driving course at Melbourne’s Sandown Raceway – as part of the AFL’s player welfare initiative – a handful of first- and second-year North Melbourne Football Club players tackled a day of theory and practical learning...


Driver training in the 2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI
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Driver training in the 2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI

Here's a thing that should make you pause: P-plater drivers have a crash rate 33 times higher than other driver groups, including learners. Here's another: P-platers hold 14 per cent of driver licences in Australia, yet represent a huge 28 per cent of road fatalities. More young people die on the road than from any other cause...


Drifting: How do you drift and can anyone do it?
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Drifting: How do you drift and can anyone do it?

If you're a regular CarAdvice reader, you might already know about my passion for all things sideways. But how do you actually drift? And can anyone do it? To find out, we headed to Victoria’s Driver Education Centre of Australia (DECA) in Shepparton with two standard Toyota 86s, two experienced driving instructors with a passion for drifting, and two drivers who have never tried drifting in their lives...


CarAdvice Podcast episode 11: Open speed limits, pricey new NSX, Aston's new hypercar, Volvo S90/V90 driven, and much more
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CarAdvice Podcast episode 11: Open speed limits, pricey new NSX, Aston's new hypercar, Volvo S90/V90 driven, and much more

Welcome to episode 11 of the CarAdvice.com podcast! If you missed last week's episode, or you'd like to know more about the show, catch our earlier articles here. This week, Paul Maric and Mandy Turner are joined again by senior editor Mike Costello to discuss the latest CarAdvice news and reviews from across the automotive landscape and Australia's new-car market...


Sideways in Japan: Chasing the Drifting Dream
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Sideways in Japan: Chasing the Drifting Dream

It's 12:20am, Thursday morning and we’re at Melbourne airport about to board a plane bound for Narita airport. Why are we heading to the Land of the Rising Sun? To live out a boyhood dream of drifting in Japan. Going sideways in cars isn’t a new concept. Rally drivers and circuit stars have been balancing, controlling and fighting their cars’ rear ends since the beginning of the 20th Century...


2016 Subaru WRX Review: Sandown Raceway weekender
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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...


2016 Mazda MX-5 Review: Sandown Raceway weekender
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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...


Renault Megane RS265 Review: Driver Dynamics Track Day weekender
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Renault Megane RS265 Review: Driver Dynamics Track Day weekender

The following article has been written by Liam Fowler, who, thanks to CarAdvice, scored a free Driver Dynamics Level 3 High Performance Driver Training day at Sandown Raceway. Here is his experience. With more than 10 years passing since my last track day, it is fair to say that I arrive at Sandown Raceway on a bitterly cold Melbourne morning with some trepidation...


2015 Toyota 86 Review: Sandown Raceway weekender
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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 Hyundai Veloster SR Turbo: The Correspondent driver training weekender
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2015 Hyundai Veloster SR Turbo: The Correspondent driver training weekender

Two weeks ago, my typical Sunday involved sleeping in until 11am and watching movies all day in my Minion onesie – pretty intense stuff. Now, it's 8am and I'm sitting in the passenger seat of a turbocharged Hyundai Veloster on my way to Sandown Raceway to take part in a Driver Dynamics advanced driver training course...


2015 Ford Fiesta ST Review: Sandown Raceway weekender
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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 RS200 Review: Sandown Raceway weekender
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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...


2014 Ford Focus ST Review: Sandown Raceway weekender
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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 Review: Sandown Raceway weekender
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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...


Best Cars for P-Platers: city car options
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Best Cars for P-Platers: city car options

Learning to drive is one of the most eagerly anticipated rites of passage for any young adult. Freedom, fun and adventure are all finally within reach and getting the keys to your first car is something you’ll never forget. Choosing the right first car is vital. The statistics are scary: P-platers are the highest risk group when it comes to road crashes, particularly in the first six months...


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...