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Curt Dupriez

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Volkswagen Golf GTI Old v New: 2018 MkVII v 2007 MkV comparison

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Volkswagen Golf GTI Old v New: 2018 MkVII v 2007 MkV comparison

With so many go-fast Golfs available right now, it's fair to presume the new cut-priced GTI Original appeals to nobody... Except some hardcore traditionalists, that is. We pit the latest Mk7.5 three-door, manual, tartan-trimmed Volkswagen hot hatch against arguably the best: the much-loved Mark V...

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2018 Jaguar E-Pace review
Rating: 7.810 /10
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2018 Jaguar E-Pace review

With an array of variants and options to choose from, the 2018 Jaguar E-Pace hits local showrooms looking to capture a slice of the lucrative, premium, small- to mid-sized SUV pie.

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$47,750 - $84,370

30 Mostly Excellent Things You Want To Know About Hyundai i30 N - VIDEO

30 Mostly Excellent Things You Want To Know About Hyundai i30 N - VIDEO

The 2018 Hyundai i30 N, the Korean marque's highly anticipated foray in the global hot hatchback arena, has finally lobbed into Oz. So what do you want to know about it? Well, we went to our Facebook page just prior to the local launch and we asked you. In return, you bombarded us with an avalanche of mostly excellent questions...

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$39,990

2018 Hyundai i30 N review
Rating: 8.710 /10
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2018 Hyundai i30 N review

“Hey, Tony. The i30 N. Mate, you were bang on,” I blurt out in Anthony Crawford’s direction, moments after my return from the upstart hot hatch’s local launch.

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$39,990

2018 Renault Megane RS280: 7 cool things

2018 Renault Megane RS280: 7 cool things

Renault Sport has completely revamped its Megane RS halo car. And when it arrives in Australia in Q3 this year, it'll have a few nifty tricks up its sleeves. There's way too much to talk about with this third-generation reboot, so let's keep it simple and showcase seven cool things about this new RS...


2018 Nissan Navara Series III Dual Cab review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2018 Nissan Navara Series III Dual Cab review

Nissan has once again tweaked the dynamic package of its five-link Navara dual-cab pick-ups. Does this new Series III version lift the game in all-round ute quality?

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$54,490

World's greatest driving roads: Julian Alps, Slovenia

World's greatest driving roads: Julian Alps, Slovenia

To say Slovenia has gone through a few rough patches throughout history is beyond an understatement. But with the relative calm and stability of post 1990s independence, the northern region of the former Yugoslavia, much like its southern neighbour Croatia, has become an increasingly popular destination for the smart and discerning traveller...


2018 Renault Megane RS280 review
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2018 Renault Megane RS280 review

Here we have the new Renault Megane RS 280. With five doors and a more refined design, can it win the hearts of those obsessed with its mental three-door predecessor?


2018 BMW X2 review
Rating: 8.410 /10
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2018 BMW X2 review

The first-ever BMW X2 piles on the good looks in its pitch as a premium small crossover player. But does it have substance to match its sporty looks?


2018 BMW M4 Pure v M4 CS comparison
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2018 BMW M4 Pure v M4 CS comparison

If there’s validation in twin-testing the 2017 BMW M4 Pure and the 2017 M4 CS – the most affordable and priciest variants of the Em-Four stable right now – I need to unearth it quick smart. Not merely in an attempt at relevant buying advice for you, dear reader, but also to justify why I needed to burn the fuel and rubber of two of BMW’s finest performers across some of Australia’s finest driving roads for a couple of days to those who dwell up on high in the CarAdvice ivory tower...


2018 BMW M140i v M240i comparison
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2018 BMW M140i v M240i comparison

With its combination of 250kW/500Nm turbocharged six-cylinder power, rear drive and choice of manual or automatic transmission shoehorned into a small five-door body shell, the BMW M140 LCI was one of 2017's most unique and highly anticipated offerings for the discerning petrolhead. Better still, BMW wiped five grand from this mid-life updated version of the range-topping small hatchback...


2018 Renault Clio RS Cup review
Rating: 7.810 /10
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2018 Renault Clio RS Cup review

Renault's Clio RS hyper-compact has had a midlife face lift. We check out the mid-range Cup version to see if a fiddling of pricing and spec can bring some added glow to the heroic hot hatch's halo.

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$32,490

2018 Audi SQ5 TFSI v Jaguar F-Pace S 35t comparison
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2018 Audi SQ5 TFSI v Jaguar F-Pace S 35t comparison

For around $100K, buyers can opt to leverage the 'sport' in sport utility vehicle in a big way. But can Jaguar's F-Pace S 35t overcome a heavy cost-options handicap to nab victory from Audi's SQ5 in the battle for go-faster, petrol-six-powered, Euro-badged family haulers?


Editor's Pick: Cruising Arizona's Highway 89 A

Editor's Pick: Cruising Arizona's Highway 89 A

First published May 27, 2017. As we all work hard at celebrating the end of a big year and the start of a new one, we’re looking back on some favourites of 2017!  I've just discovered that I love desert. No, not double-cream-topped, Belgian-choc-filled, Heston Blumenthal-frozen Masterchef-style dessert, but the sun-scorched, dusty, cactus-smattered, don't-go-wandering-off-or-you'll-die environment of America's Wild West...


2018 Volkswagen Golf R Wolfsburg Edition hatch review
Rating: 8.410 /10
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2018 Volkswagen Golf R Wolfsburg Edition hatch review

At $58K, the Wolfsburg Edition is all the Volkswagen Golf R you can eat. But do extra goodies without added performance make it desirable enough for the VW fan who wants it all?