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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...


The origin of horsepower – the true story behind the term rev-heads take for granted
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The origin of horsepower – the true story behind the term rev-heads take for granted

As we all settle in and open a new tab to watch ‘the race that stops a nation’, why not impress your friends with a little anecdote of how the measure of horsepower came to be? Sure, we refer to a car’s power output in thousands-of-watts (kW), but somehow the popular imperial measurement of horsepower just sounds so much cooler...


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 remain 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...


What the Federal Budget means for new car buyers
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What the Federal Budget means for new car buyers

In good news for business owners shopping for a work-related car, the Federal Government has further extended its instant asset write-off scheme and expanded the eligibility criteria for claiming assets on tax as part of its freshly-unveiled Federal Budget. Here's what you need to know..


New car warranty comparison: What do you get from every manufacturer?
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New car warranty comparison: What do you get from every manufacturer?

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) defines manufacturer warranties as "voluntary promises offered by the manufacturer about what they will do if something goes wrong with a new car". "Manufacturer warranties apply for a specified time and may add to consumers’ automatic rights under the Australian Consumer Law guarantees," the ACCC explains...


Your instant asset write-off car questions for 2020, answered
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Your instant asset write-off car questions for 2020, answered

The instant asset write-off scheme was introduced in 2015 as a way of allowing small business to claim the depreciation amount (i.e. the amount of value something is likely to lose over time) of a work-related purchase like a car or a computer in one hit, rather than gradually over a multi-year period...


Which fuel type do I need? Petrol, diesel, E10, LPG... what's the difference?
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Which fuel type do I need? Petrol, diesel, E10, LPG... what's the difference?

Andrew McDonald • There are so many different types of vehicles on the road, and so many variations in engine choices in one model of vehicle, it can be confusing to the everyday motorist to decide on the appropriate fuel. There are also many reports of people putting the wrong fuel in their vehicles, often with catastrophic results...


Buying a new car? Here are 11 things you should consider first
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Buying a new car? Here are 11 things you should consider first

So you want to buy a car? Excellent! But a car is one of the most significant purchases in your life, and one you want to make sure get right. Whether it's a commuter, an extension of your personality, or for work, the options available are more plentiful and varied than ever before. To make sure you get the right car for the right price, research and preparation is key...


Caught short: The SUVs that will fit in the driveway
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Caught short: The SUVs that will fit in the driveway

Given we drive a new car every week, the journalists at CarAdvice are very familiar with the particularly frustrating scenario of not being able to fit a car in your driveway, garage or tiny inner-city street. Regardless of whether you have off-street parking or not, being able to safely store a vehicle not only decreases your likelihood of being side-swiped, but also substantially improves your stress levels (it’s science)...