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Curt Dupriez

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Summer road-tripping in the Ford Everest Trend

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Summer road-tripping in the Ford Everest Trend

When Santa obliged an eight-year old’s request for a 26-inch mountain bike for Christmas, I knew the Ford Everest would fit my holiday vehicle needs nigh on perfectly...

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The CarAdvice Winners Circle 2018, Mike Costello: Hyundai Santa Fe Highlander
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The CarAdvice Winners Circle 2018, Mike Costello: Hyundai Santa Fe Highlander

Call me boring, but the new Hyundai Santa Fe Highlander is my choice. This $60,500 large SUV impressed me in so many ways during a comparison against key rivals that I wrote earlier this year. It’s one thing to make a supercar great, but we can’t forget to focus on cars that everyday people will drive, either...


The CarAdvice Winners Circle 2018, Trent Nikolic: Abarth 595

The CarAdvice Winners Circle 2018, Trent Nikolic: Abarth 595

Plenty of CarAdvice team members have had a serious crack at me for my choice for favourite car of the year. However, the ones who have are forgetting one critical element of any car review - fit for purpose. And that's where the Abarth 595 nails its brief in spectacular fashion. Since first driving it at its local launch, I've clocked up countless kilometres in the 595...


The CarAdvice Winners Circle 2018, Sam Purcell: Ford Ranger Raptor
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The CarAdvice Winners Circle 2018, Sam Purcell: Ford Ranger Raptor

I consider myself in a very lucky position to be jumping into a fair number of vehicles every week working at CarAdvice. You soon learn that first impressions are pretty important, and the relationship you have with a car can take a few different twists and turns during the experience. Some cars can be naturally exciting and engaging, while others feel more pedestrian...


The Winners Circle 2018, Anthony Crawford: Lexus GS F

The Winners Circle 2018, Anthony Crawford: Lexus GS F

Following the hundreds of test drives and numerous launches I’ve taken part in over the course of the year it’s almost impossible to pick a favourite. Real highlights included Porsche’s entry-level 911 T, Hyundai’s first hot hatch, the i30 N, and the wonderful Alpine A110 I punted at Targa High Country, all of which deserve podiums for the sheer driving thrills...


The CarAdvice Winners Circle 2018, Mandy Turner: Porsche 911 GT3

The CarAdvice Winners Circle 2018, Mandy Turner: Porsche 911 GT3

My choice of Porsche 911 GT3 for Winners Circle 2018 demands some back story. There’s no other brand that gets my heart racing than Porsche. When I imported a red 1974 911 from America in 2010, I realised it was the type of car I had been searching for for a long time. A car proud of its history, a car gorgeous from every angle, and a car that uses curvy mountain roads as its playground...


The CarAdvice Winners Circle 2018, James Wong: Toyota Corolla ZR Hybrid

The CarAdvice Winners Circle 2018, James Wong: Toyota Corolla ZR Hybrid

My winning pick for 2018 is the new Toyota Corolla Hybrid. Shortly after the all-new model launched locally in August I reviewed the mid-spec SX variant. Why a Corolla? The new-generation model is such a leap forward in so many ways, and personally I believe it’s a genuine top pick in the small-car segment...


The CarAdvice Winners Circle 2018, Curt Dupriez: Mercedes-AMG G63

The CarAdvice Winners Circle 2018, Curt Dupriez: Mercedes-AMG G63

My Winners Circle short list wasn’t so much about choosing the best vehicle of 2018, but selecting the vessel beneath the year’s most memorable motoring experience. And nothing came close to the cocktail of eye-popping wonder and bum-clenching fear that was my McLaren Senna drive at Estoril, Portugal, in June, before Winners Circle got traction...


The CarAdvice Winners Circle 2018, Kez Casey: Hyundai i30 N

The CarAdvice Winners Circle 2018, Kez Casey: Hyundai i30 N

Hyundai can’t make a hot hatch, can it? From the very moment the South Korean brand announced it would be creating its own performance division, the i30 N drew a line in the sand. Automotive enthusiasts lined up on either side to be either for or against the newcomer. Some claimed Hyundai had no heritage, which somehow made its challenger invalid...


The CarAdvice Winners Circle 2018, Andrew Beecher: Ford Mustang GT

The CarAdvice Winners Circle 2018, Andrew Beecher: Ford Mustang GT

Paul’s Audi R8, Curt’s AMG G63, Mandy’s Porsche 911 GT3…I knew many of the team would succumb to temptation of machinery worth north of $250K. Given that I didn’t want to leave Mike or James, with their Santa Fe and Corolla, to represent the men of the people alone, I opted for the 2018 Ford Mustang GT – in my preferred automatic form – to help keep the modest end of the field honest...


The Winners Circle 2018, Scott Collie: BMW i3S

The Winners Circle 2018, Scott Collie: BMW i3S

The BMW i3S is weird. It looks weird. The interior is weird. It’s weird to drive. But in a world where cars are morphing into indistinguishable blobs powered by variations of the same four-cylinder engine layout, the i3 range's overwhelming weirdness is a charming reminder of what happens when talented automotive engineers are given a bit of freedom...


The CarAdvice Winners Circle 2018, Paul Maric: Audi R8 RWS

The CarAdvice Winners Circle 2018, Paul Maric: Audi R8 RWS

Power. You can never have too much of it. So when Audi decided to create their first ever rear-wheel drive car, how apt that it would be in a beastly sports car with a fire-breathing naturally aspirated V10. I first had the chance to experience the Audi R8 RWS at Phillip Island during the local launch...


The CarAdvice Winners Circle 2018
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The CarAdvice Winners Circle 2018

Welcome to the inaugural CarAdvice Winners Circle, our debut annual award program showcasing our editorial team’s motoring highlight releases of the year. After some long and hard consideration of the pros and cons of more traditional award formats, it was ultimately reader and car industry feedback – through surveys, garage day chats and even a focus group – that moulded exactly the form Winners Circle would take...


2018 Renault Megane RS Auto EDC review
Rating: 8.210 /10
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2018 Renault Megane RS Auto EDC review

The reinvented Renault Megane RS Auto EDC arrives on the competitive hot-hatch block as an outlier. But with its daily driven sensibilities and spirited soul, the new French alternative could well be the best all-rounder in its vibrant segment.

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2019 Toyota RAV4 review
Rating: 7.910 /10
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2019 Toyota RAV4 review

With a bold new look and a big powertrain changes, Toyota’s RAV4 has had quite a shake-up. We find out if they’re for better or worse.