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Audi Driving Experience: Book now for Advanced and Women's days

Sponsored by Audi It's been six years since the Audi Driving experience program opened to the Australian public, giving keen steerers the chance to pilot the brand's passenger and performance offerings in a safe environment while benefiting from expert instruction – including Steve Pizzati, Audi Australia's head driving instructor...

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Configurator Challenge: Personalised plates
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Configurator Challenge: Personalised plates

Customisation is in vogue at the moment, but choice can be seriously confusing. In our configurator challenge, we let the CarAdvice team loose on a manufacturer’s website to create their ideal spec of a certain model. For this edition of the Configurator Challenge, we’re doing something a bit different, and having a play with the VicRoads personalised plate configurator...


Here’s your chance to be a motoring journalist for a day
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Here’s your chance to be a motoring journalist for a day

Ever wondered what it would be like to attend a car launch? Would you like to drive some of the country’s finest driving roads? Read on to find out more. UPDATE, 22/08: The winners have now been selected and notified. Congratulations to the following CarAdvice readers, who are heading to Tasmania on September 5th courtesy of Mazda...


Takata airbag recall in Australia: Everything you need to know
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Takata airbag recall in Australia: Everything you need to know

The Takata airbag recall has become the largest automotive recall in history, affecting more than 100 million vehicles and nearly 20 automotive brands around the world. Among those are some four million vehicles in Australia. Globally, there have been 20 deaths linked to the scandal, and 230 serious injuries...


CarAdvice.com Community Guidelines
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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'...


Tips for insuring your electric car
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Tips for insuring your electric car

The electric car is the way of the future, as governments and manufacturers work together to reduce the environmental damage caused by petrol and diesel engine vehicles. Australia has been relatively slow in adopting electric vehicles, but models like the BMW i3 and the Tesla range have started to find interest among buyers, and newcomers like the Jaguar I-Pace are also proving popular...


BMW iDrive 6 review
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BMW iDrive 6 review

The latest generation of BMW's well-regarded infotainment system is making its away across the company's line-up, featuring in every new and updated model for the past year or so. Dubbed iDrive 6, the new system maintains its familiar style, with control available by both touchscreen and a button-flanked rotary dial mounted in the centre console...


2017 Frankfurt motor show: Hits and misses
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2017 Frankfurt motor show: Hits and misses

The opening press days of the 2017 Frankfurt motor show have now wrapped up, with the year's biggest motor show now open to the public. This year's event brought us a host of new production models and concepts, and more than a few hints at what we can expect to see on the road in the years ahead. For a full list of the big unveilings, see our What To Expect article...


Would you trust Shane Jacobson with your prized possessions?

Sponsored: CarAdvice has partnered with tyre manufacturer Bridgestone, producing a short video to help build awareness for the importance of good-quality tyres. Here's the clip we helped them produce.  You've heard it often enough: good-quality tyres matter in protecting you on the road...


The Shortlist: A personalised CarAdvice guide to your new car purchase
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The Shortlist: A personalised CarAdvice guide to your new car purchase

In the market for a new car and having trouble narrowing down your options? If you have a few non-negotiable factors and don’t know where to start, or are going around in circles, we can help. The Shortlist is a new CarAdvice series proving popular with readers and shoppers, with more and more people writing in for help on working through their options in this crowded, crowded market - not to mention the many new cars on the way...


2017 Shanghai motor show: Hits and misses
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2017 Shanghai motor show: Hits and misses

The opening press days of the 2017 Shanghai motor show have now wrapped up, with the biggest motor show in the region - and indeed, one of the biggest in the world - now open to the public. This year's show brought us a host of new production models and concepts - some weirder than others - and more than a few hints at what we can expect to see on the road in the years ahead...


2017 New York motor show: Hits and misses
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2017 New York motor show: Hits and misses

The opening media presentation day for this year's Shanghai motor show is now in full swing, but the 2017 New York motor show is still going strong. The Big Apple’s motor show isn’t the biggest, but it can always be relied on for a handful of important premieres – and this year has been no exception...


2017 Geneva motor show: Hits and misses
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2017 Geneva motor show: Hits and misses

The Geneva motor show, now in its 87th year, remains the jewel in the crown of automotive design, style and European flair. The big show is renowned for big reveals by big names, and the 2017 event was no exception. With Alborz Fallah, Anthony Crawford, Matt Campbell and David Zalstein on the ground, the CarAdvice team got a good look at all the glittering winners on the show floor...


Amazing 1946 Ford Pickup Flathead V8 Rebuild
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Amazing 1946 Ford Pickup Flathead V8 Rebuild

There are engine rebuilds and then there are engine rebuilds. We feel this one belongs in the second category. One which sees this humble and iconic 1946 Ford Pickup's flathead V8 restored to better than new condition. This series of Ford pickup trucks had a face and all-new styling that was very recognisable for its day and even now...


2017 Detroit motor show: Hits and misses
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2017 Detroit motor show: Hits and misses

The Detroit motor show, one of the most iconic and important events on the international automotive calendar, has wrapped up for another year. As always, CarAdvice was on the ground soaking in the concepts and production cars stealing the limelight. As with each motor show we attend, we wanted to give you an insight into the cars we loved and those we didn't love as much...