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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...

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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...


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CarAdvice.com Community Guidelines

NOTE: This post, first published in early 2017, will periodically be 'resurfaced' in the news section to ensure it remains front of mind for our enthusiastic community of commenters.  As the number of eager and engaged visitors to CarAdvice.com continues to grow, so does the size of our thriving and active 'comments section'...


Kia has partnered with Uber to offer free trips to the Australian Open
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Kia has partnered with Uber to offer free trips to the Australian Open

Sponsored by Kia Kia's Australian Open courtesy fleet expands for 2020, with a fresh twist: a designated "fan fleet" providing free trips for tennis fans. The fleet, comprised of 30 new Kia Seltos compact SUVs, will be available to tennis-goers via Uber's app and will offer courtesy trips to Melbourne Park from anywhere in the CBD...


The world's cutest Suzuki Jimnys are coming to Australia

The world's cutest Suzuki Jimnys are coming to Australia

Just in case you don’t find Suzuki’s mini-off-roader cute and charismatic enough, Japanese auto styling house DAMD Inc now offers dress-up kits to make your JB64 series Suzuki Jimny look like, well, a number of different classic off-roaders. There are currently two kits on offer: ‘Little-D’, a nod to the classic Land Rover Defender, and ‘Mini-G’, which sports the sleek, yet boxy, features of a Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen...


Lexus Australia introduces capped-price servicing
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Lexus Australia introduces capped-price servicing

Liam Murphy • Toyota’s luxury division Lexus has introduced capped-price servicing for its Australian customers. The option comes more than 11 years after Lexus’ parent company Toyota introduced capped-price servicing to the Australian market in 2008. Available on all Lexus models delivered from January 1, 2020, the initiative is an expansion of the brand’s Encore Owner Benefits Program...


Hyundai Australia hosts first ever N Festival

Hyundai Australia hosts first ever N Festival

“Is this anybody’s first time on a racetrack?” Hyundai N Technician Geoff Fear asks from atop the pit wall of Wakefield Park Raceway. It’s a question I’ve only ever seen inspire sheepishness in participants of track days before, yet when a third of the crowd of 128 drivers gathered in front of Fear shoot a hand towards the sky, they do it with glee...


Volkswagen preparing sporty GTX EV range - report
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Volkswagen preparing sporty GTX EV range - report

Alex Misoyannis • Volkswagen is said to be preparing a range of performance-oriented ‘GTX’ flagships for its burgeoning ID electric vehicle range. According to an Autocar report, the GTX badge will be applied to performance-oriented ID models, including a top-spec variant of the production take on the ID Crozz coupe-SUV concepts, reportedly dubbed ID...


2021 Mercedes-Benz EQB spied
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2021 Mercedes-Benz EQB spied

Alex Misoyannis • Mercedes-Benz’s upcoming EQB electric SUV has been spied undergoing cold-weather testing in Sweden. The example spotted playing in the snow sports similar amounts of camouflage to EQB prototypes previously snapped by our spy photographers, with moderate disguise only over the front and rear fascias...


Vale: Holden Commodore, 1978-2020

Vale: Holden Commodore, 1978-2020

This week, Holden officially broke the news that many suspected was years in the making: the iconic Commodore will be axed in late 2020, alongside the Astra hatch. In a little over 12 months, one of Australia’s most popular cars will disappear from showrooms, with approximately 2.4 million cars sold...


2020 Skoda Rapid revealed in Russia
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2020 Skoda Rapid revealed in Russia

Alex Misoyannis • It's being phased out in Australia at the moment, but the Skoda Rapid lives on in emerging markets like Russia – where it remains a strong seller. For that reason, the Czech brand has opted to subject its small car to a major facelift for 2020. Big changes have been made to the styling to bring the ageing Rapid in line with Skoda’s newer models...


2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA revealed, here next year
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2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA revealed, here next year

Alex Misoyannis • The second-generation Mercedes-Benz GLA has been revealed ahead of its Australian launch in the third quarter of 2020. It's yet another member of the three-pointed star brand’s family of MFA II-based, front- and all-wheel drive compact cars, joining the A-Class hatch and sedan, B-Class MPV, CLA four-door coupe and shooting brake, and GLB SUV...


2020 BMW 4 Series shows its snout in new spy photos
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2020 BMW 4 Series shows its snout in new spy photos

Alex Misoyannis • BMW’s new 2020 4 Series coupe has been spied testing on public roads with even less camouflage than before. The lighter camouflage is concentrated up front, where a new mesh over the grille confirms the news we all knew was coming: the new 4er will receive the controversial, nostril-like grilles from the Concept 4 revealed at the Frankfurt motor show in September...


Tesla Cybertruck to launch in Tri Motor form first
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Tesla Cybertruck to launch in Tri Motor form first

Alex Misoyannis • Tesla has reshuffled the production schedule of its polarising Cybertruck ute. According to the company’s online configurator, the flagship Tri Motor AWD Cybertruck will launch alongside the Dual Motor in late 2021 – a year earlier than first announced at the truck’s reveal...


2020 McLaren 620R revealed
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2020 McLaren 620R revealed

Alex Misoyannis • Reckon the McLaren 600LT is still too soft for you? McLaren has come to the rescue with the debut of the 620R, a road-legal version of its 570S GT4 race car. Mounted behind the passengers is the same 3.8-litre twin-turbocharged V8 petrol engine used by the core line-up and ‘regular’ GT4 car, though the lack of racing regulations mean it’s allowed to produce a stonking 456kW of power – or 620PS, thus its name – and 620Nm of torque...