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Driving the Hakone Turnpike and some of Japan’s finest touge roads

Mates of mine who live in Japan tell me driving enthusiasts have an almost spiritual connection with the legendary Hakone Turnpike – or Mazda Turnpike as it is now known. That’s regardless of whether you're a local or an import to the land of the rising sun like they are. There’s just something about that racetrack-smooth stretch of tarmac that irons a winding black ribbon through the mountain forest near Odawara...

2016 Toyota 86 Style at Fuji Speedway

Having attended the 2015 Nismo Festival at Fuji Speedway, I think I have some idea what I’m in for as we head once again to the legendary track in the foothills of Mount Fuji for the 2016 Toyota 86 Style event. As a former owner of two AE86 Sprinters, I’m pretty excited to finally have a close look at some JDM examples in the flesh...

2017 Toyota 86 Track Review

Having been with us since 2012, the Toyota 86 now gets a refresh for 2017, but the changes are subtle rather than broad. All aimed at making a sharp instrument even sharper.

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...

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2017 Toyota 86 Track Review

Read the full article here There aren't too many dramatic changes with the 2017 Toyota 86 – rather it’s a mid-life facelift (or refresh in manufacturer terms) for a vehicle that’s already been around for nearly five years. First launched locally in 2012, the 86 has been a supremely popular vehicle – a fact mirrored around the world – so you can understand Toyota’s reluctance to make sweeping, wholesale changes...

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

Read the full article here. Since the Toyota 86 launched back in 2012, interest in the smokey sport of drifting has only grown. And why wouldn’t it? The sight, the sound, the smell – it’s a spectacle. But how do you actually drift? And can anyone do it?    ...

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...

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...

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Toyota 86, Subaru BRZ recall: almost every car to come in for power-steering fix - UPDATE

UPDATE: This article originally noted the Toyota recall only. Subaru details have now also been added. It's a bittersweet week for Toyota. Having only just wrapped up the first media drive of its refreshed 86 coupe, the company is now preparing to recall almost every example sold in Australia...

2017 Toyota 86: inside and out, what's changed?

While the styling and feature changes for the 2017 Toyota 86 are undoubtedly light-on, they are nevertheless noticeable. Externally, the most heavily revised is the top-spec GTS model, but there have been some adjustments made across both models, both inside and out...

Toyota 86 in Australia: the numbers so far

The facelifted 2017 Toyota 86 (above) will hit Australia in November, but before it arrives, there’s some interesting trivia to be gleaned by looking at the sales figures for the model that has been with us since 2012. Since its launch way-back-when, the 86's total sales tally in Australia is 17,236 units...

2017 Toyota 86: updated and uprated sports car confirmed for fourth-quarter local launch

Australian details for the updated 2017 Toyota 86 have been revealed, including a fresh face, a small power bump along with tweaks to the body and suspension. Scheduled to go on sale locally in the fourth quarter of this year, Toyota claims the new 86 will offer sharper steering response and improved ride comfort...

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Toyota 86 Owner Reviews

2015 Toyota 86 GTS Review

I've always wanted a sports car but never could have one due to needing a certain level of practicality. This time I bought a car I really wanted and I've never looked back! I love the way this car handles and rides. You can feel every bump in the road but in a fun, engaging way. The steering and low position make you feel connected with the road...

2015 Toyota 86 Review

Over the previous few years Toyota has established itself as one of the dullest manufacturers in the industry. This once sporting company who built automotive icons such as the Toyota Supra and AE86 Corolla have spent most of the last decade building cars which primary focus has been economy and reliability and marketing them to a much older age demographic then almost any other manufacturer...

2013 Toyota 86 Review

In 2012, Toyota released arguably one of the most important cars of the year. The Toyota 86 is a back-to-basics sports car with a 2.0lt 4 cylinder engine producing a reasonable 147kw and achieves the sprint to 100 in 7.6 seconds for the manual and 8.2 seconds for the automatic...

2013 Toyota 86 Review

Such a mixed bag of emotions come with owning a Toyota 86, well for me at least. I gave up a very capable and happiness inducing Mk6 VW Golf GTI to pursue the Japanese sports car. Buying the 86 was a frustrating experience, the dealership (South Melbourne Toyota) was horrible to deal with but I wanted this car and I was determined to have it in my driveway...

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