Take a trip into the CarAdvice archives

People often say "don't forget where you came from". Although we're focused on every new car, every last detail here at CarAdvice, we have an extensive back-catalogue of news stories, lifestyle yarns and reviews.

Here's a look at what happened on March 13 over the past few years.


13 March 2015: Renault Megane RS275 Trophy R-Spec laps Albert Park in 2min23sec

Three years ago today the stripped-out Renault Megane RS275 Trophy R-Spec took on Melbourne's Albert Park Grand Prix circuit – becoming the first vehicle of its kind to set a lap record on the iconic street track.

With a time of 2 minutes 23.64 seconds, the hottest Megane managed an average speed of 133km/h around the 5.3-kilometre race track, piloted by the then-20-year-old Daniel Ricciardo.

The Megane RS275 Trophy R-Spec once held the quickest front-wheel drive lap for production vehicles at the Nurburgring, featuring a 201kW/360Nm 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine.

In 2015 the flagship go-fast Megane was priced from $61,990 before on-road costs, with local allocation limited to just 50 units.

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13 March 2010: Nissan Tiida Series 3 launches

It seems like a lifetime ago that the Tiida replaced the popular Pulsar nameplate in Australia, only to be superseded by the name it replaced a few years later.

Eight years ago today the 'Series 3' iteration of the small car was released in Australia, which brought a range of safety and equipment upgrades.

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13 March 2009: Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG first details

Nine years ago we got an early preview of the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG – reviving the iconic 'Gullwing' namesake.

The V8-engined super sports car was the first standalone AMG model to be produced in the tuning firm's 40-year history, and one example is now under the ownership of our beloved founder Alborz Fallah himself.

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13 March 2008: MY09 Subaru Forester pricing and specs

Subaru released pricing and specifications for the 2009 model-year Forester a decade ago today, which brought an equipment boost and a marginal price drop – not bad.

The MY09 Forester line-up started at $30,490 for the entry-level X manual variant, while the flagship XT premium automatic was priced from $46,990. For reference, the current range is priced from $30,240 to $48,240.

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