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Victoria's coronavirus lockdown rules: Your car questions, answered – UPDATE
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Victoria's coronavirus lockdown rules: Your car questions, answered – UPDATE

Victorians have spent the last 12 months in the grips of ongoing coronavirus restrictions, relying on often-confusing weekly announcements from Premier Daniel Andrews to learn of the changes in both Metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria. Below, we've answered some commonly asked questions about Melbourne's latest coronavirus lockdown rules and how they pertain to drivers...


Are plug-in hybrid fuel consumption claims accurate in the real world?
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Are plug-in hybrid fuel consumption claims accurate in the real world?

Some big claims are made by car manufacturers when marketing their electric and plug-in hybrid cars, but how often are these marketing boasts actually accurate in the real world? For instance, BMW says its 530e plug-in hybrid electric (PHEV) sedan will do 54km on full battery electric power and record a 2.3L/100km fuel consumption when using both electric and petrol power...


Q&A: Affordable small SUVs with self-park systems?
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Q&A: Affordable small SUVs with self-park systems?

Hi there - my Mum who is closing in on 80 years is wanting to downsize from her mid-2000s Honda CR-V to something more compact - but we are looking for a compact SUV with park assist and all the modern safety tech...


What kind of car insurance do you need? We break it down
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What kind of car insurance do you need? We break it down

There's little doubt car insurance is a necessity as a driver, but determining the kind of cover you need is where things become a little murkier. And depending on where you live, you may or may not have a choice when it comes to how and where you access your level of cover...


The car insurance changes to make post-COVID
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The car insurance changes to make post-COVID

The COVID-19 outbreak of 2020 not only irrevocably changed the course of history – it also changed the way we use our cars. While a lot of the changes that came about as a result of the pandemic were negative, drivers may find there were some unexpected silver linings in relation to their car insurance costs...


Q&A: What are the best seven-seat, petrol SUVs in Australia?
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Q&A: What are the best seven-seat, petrol SUVs in Australia?

Hey CarAdvice, My wife wants a new SUV – we have three children and she would like a seven-seater to cart around their friends. I want a petrol as it’s only for use around town. Is it worth waiting for the new Kluger? Would you recommend the Hyundai Santa Fe? What else would you suggest? Thanks! Daniel Justin Narayan I'd pick the Kia Sorento...


Seven new-car safety features becoming must-haves in 2021
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Seven new-car safety features becoming must-haves in 2021

There's little doubt our expectations for new cars are higher than ever. With every passing year, autonomous driving becomes more of a widespread reality, five-star ANCAP ratings are harder to obtain and standard equipment lists grow longer. Put simply: we crave cars that are smarter (and safer) than we are...


Can dash cams get you a car insurance discount? We investigate
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Can dash cams get you a car insurance discount? We investigate

Dash cams are an increasingly common fixture in today's cars, but do they offer any added benefit beyond peace of mind? While advent of 360-degree cameras, internet connectivity and all-round sensors on modern cars has arguably improved road safety no end, accidents still happen – although now, it's a lot easier to tell who's at fault...


Loved that? Buy this: The 2021 equivalents of your favourite cars
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Loved that? Buy this: The 2021 equivalents of your favourite cars

Given the average age of a car on Australian roads has increased to 10.4 years, it's fair to say plenty of us are holding out on upgrading to newer models. As such, many consumers might find that when the time comes to trade in, their beloved car has disappeared from showrooms...


Used car listings are drying up as demand soars
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Used car listings are drying up as demand soars

Listings for used cars in Australia have recorded a marked year-on-year decline, while prices are heading in the opposite direction, breaking records thanks to a fall in supply across the board. According to recent data from JP Morgan, overall listings at Carsales for the second half of 2020 were down 20.5 per cent year-on-year, with private listings in particular dropping 45...