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2019 Aston Martin Vantage review
  • Lots of character and vibe; Lusty bi-turbo V8 heartbeat; Thrilling pace and dynamics; Compelling blend of fire and liveability
  • Lacks soundtrack at a cruise; Transmission could be crisper; Lacks inherent long-haul comfort; Hyperactive parking sensors

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8.1 / 10

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2019 Aston Martin Vantage review

Aston Martin reinvents its Vantage and creates a compelling alternative for the super sports car segment.

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2019 BMW 3 Series review
Rating: 8.310 /10
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2019 BMW 3 Series review

The seventh-generation BMW 3 Series range has landed in Aussie showrooms in petrol and diesel forms. So why is one version so much better than the other?

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$67,900

2019 Lotus Evora GT410 Sport review
Rating: 810 /10
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2019 Lotus Evora GT410 Sport review

Lotus has sharpened the spec and the price of its Evora to create the track-friendly yet road-oriented GT410 Sport. Does it improve the breed?

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$179,990

2019 Volkswagen Amarok V6 Core review
Rating: 7.710 /10
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2019 Volkswagen Amarok V6 Core review

Volkswagen cuts back the frills and trims the pricing on the Amarok V6 to create the Core. But has too much goodness been stripped out to make it less than the bargain it appears?

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2019 Porsche 911 GT3 Touring v Lotus Evora GT410 Sport comparison
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2019 Porsche 911 GT3 Touring v Lotus Evora GT410 Sport comparison

The notion of comparing the oddly matched couple of new Lotus Evora GT410 Sport with the latest Porsche 911 GT3 Touring might seem preposterous enough that I’d be lucky to even capture just one person’s interest. But one person’s curiosity counts, right? Even if that person is yours truly? The impetus for this match-up is the Evora in newly arrived GT410 Sport form...


Holiday weekend getaway in the Renault Megane RS

Holiday weekend getaway in the Renault Megane RS

As perhaps my personal favourite release of 2018 under a quarter-mil’, the Renault Megane RS – the ‘softer’ Sport EDC, specifically – was my list-topper for Christmas break getaway cars...


2019 Porsche Macan S review
Rating: 8.510 /10
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2019 Porsche Macan S review

The first big revamp of Porsche's Macan range has arrived. Is it 'almost new-generation' as its maker claims or closer to the facelift it appears to be? Let's find out in the newish V6-powered S version.

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$97,500

2019 Subaru Forester 2.5i review
Rating: 7.610 /10
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2019 Subaru Forester 2.5i review

Subaru's ever-popular Forester is all new, even if you blink and miss it. But is there more goodness below the skin in the base 2.5i version to make it a more appealing urban family runabout?


2019 Lexus RC350 F Sport review
Rating: 8.110 /10
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2019 Lexus RC350 F Sport review

Two updates and one facelift in, the midlife Lexus RC350 F Sport update makes for the best version yet. But is the likeable price-busting sports coupe now truly loveable? Let's find out.

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2019 Hyundai i30 N Line manual review
Rating: 8.410 /10
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2019 Hyundai i30 N Line manual review

The SR-replacing N-Line brings the performance N look, without quite so much go, to the i30 package. It turns out the buck-banging manual warm hatch is quite a cracker.

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2019 Volkswagen Tiguan Wolfsburg review
Rating: 8.110 /10
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2019 Volkswagen Tiguan Wolfsburg review

Volkswagen throws everything bar the kitchen sink at the Tiguan to produce the new flagship Wolfsburg Edition. But with its mid-fifties price tag, is there enough substance on offer behind its smart appearance?

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Summer road-tripping in the Ford Everest Trend

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. Why? Firstly, I’d need inherent cruising comfort, decent diesel economy and huge cargo space because dad and son are separated by a 800-odd-kay slog between Sydney and Bendigo and buggered if I’m going to keep pulling the front wheel off junior’s pride and joy once I (eventually) get to regional Victoria...


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...