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Project Cars: 1990 Mercedes-Benz W201 190E 2.0 Sportline – Update

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Project Cars: 1990 Mercedes-Benz W201 190E 2.0 Sportline – Update

Not all project car tweaks and mods need to be major, sometimes it is nice just to ‘fiddle’ with the car, simply for the sake of it...

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Remembering the Mitsubishi Magna

Remembering the Mitsubishi Magna

There’s been a lot of chatter about Magna Car-something in the news recently, so we felt it prudent to make sure you had all the information you need, even in a handy printed form to keep in the car, about the only Magna that matters. It’s the one that came with a 5G manual, South Australia’s own Mitsubishi Magna...


2020 Subaru WRX STI spec.R review
Rating: 810 /10
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2020 Subaru WRX STI spec.R review

The turbocharged rally rocket is set to move to an all-new platform next year, so how does the last analogue WRX STI hold up in today's digital world?

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$58,940

If I ran HSV… things would continue, so to speak
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If I ran HSV… things would continue, so to speak

Formed in 1987 as a partnership between Holden and motorsport legend Tom Walkinshaw, Holden Special Vehicles (HSV) was tasked with enhancing the factory Holden models to create high-performance vehicles for both domestic and export markets...


The Mercedes-Benz SUV we never saw, the GLK-Class

The Mercedes-Benz SUV we never saw, the GLK-Class

The seven-seat Mercedes-Benz GLB launched in Australia last month, and while our review noted it slots in between the GLA and GLC in terms of size and price – and comes off like a miniature GLS in terms of format – the GLB reminded us of another Mercedes SUV, which we never actually saw in Australia... Introducing the GLK...


Fixing Fortuner: Bring back the 4Runner and Surf
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Fixing Fortuner: Bring back the 4Runner and Surf

Oh Fortuner. If there was ever a car that seemed to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory in the Australian new car market, it is Toyota’s HiLux-based 4WD wagon, the Fortuner. Launched in 2015, the Toyota Fortuner had all the right components for success...


2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB250 4Matic review
Rating: 8.510 /10
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2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB250 4Matic review

Launching a new urban-friendly, seven-seat SUV is rarely as simple as ABC, but has Mercedes-Benz hit the right note out of the gates with the GLB? James finds out.

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$59,900 - $73,900

Project Cars: 1990 Mercedes-Benz W201 190E 2.0 Sportline – Update

Project Cars: 1990 Mercedes-Benz W201 190E 2.0 Sportline – Update

Making the decision to buy a classic car, even a relatively modern one, is not without risk. Has the seller been honest? Has a pre-purchase inspection missed a major component? It’s easy to look and knock and touch and feel what is clear and presented, but you can’t peer into the gearbox or take the head off to really understand what lies beneath...


2020 Range Rover Fifty celebrates 50th Anniversary, 37 allocated for Australia
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2020 Range Rover Fifty celebrates 50th Anniversary, 37 allocated for Australia

Range Rover is celebrating the model’s golden jubilee milestone with the release of a limited-edition new model: the Range Rover Fifty Edition. The iconic British four-wheel drive has been on and off the roads now for a half century, with the first model released on 17 June 1970...


Tug o' war battle! 2020 Ford Ranger vs Toyota Hilux in a 4x4 duel
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Tug o' war battle! 2020 Ford Ranger vs Toyota Hilux in a 4x4 duel

Can the ultimate automotive battle in Australia be solved with physics? If you've read our comparison between Australia’s two favourite cars, you’ll know that the battle for the top sales position is being fought on many fronts, with each vehicle giving or taking ground depending on buyer criteria. One leads in tech, the other in ergonomics...


Australia's best-selling utes comparison: 2020 Toyota HiLux v Ford Ranger
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Australia's best-selling utes comparison: 2020 Toyota HiLux v Ford Ranger

Coke v Pepsi. Carlton v Collingwood. Balboa v Drago. Famous rivalries all, but none of them are a pinch on the fierce battle between Australia’s two favourite utes. The 4x4 versions of the Toyota HiLux and Ford Ranger constantly duke it out for the honours of the top-selling car in the country...


Taycan: Half of all customers are new to Porsche, many are existing EV owners
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Taycan: Half of all customers are new to Porsche, many are existing EV owners

The all-electric Porsche Taycan is attracting plenty of interest from outside the traditional Porsche market, with half of all registered expressions-of-interest (EOI) coming from Australian buyers that are new to the German brand. The Australian order book for the Taycan officially opened in early June, when pricing for the range was announced...


Old v New: 2020 Porsche 992 911 Carrera v 996 911 Turbo comparison
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Old v New: 2020 Porsche 992 911 Carrera v 996 911 Turbo comparison

However many accolades you want to throw at the Porsche 911 Turbo, there is none more telling than to how it is referred. It is the definite article. Not just ‘a’ turbo, but ‘the’ Turbo. Since a KKK turbocharger was first strapped to the back of the 930, the forced-induction 911 has needed no other name to establish its dominance...


Project Cars: 1990 Mercedes-Benz W201 190E 2.0 Sportline

Project Cars: 1990 Mercedes-Benz W201 190E 2.0 Sportline

The CarAdvice team reveals what's hidden away in their sheds and backyards awaiting some TLC.


2020 BMW M8 review
Rating: 7.910 /10
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2020 BMW M8 review

The 'fastest BMW ever' lands on local soil. Bold car, bold claim - but is it all it needs to be? James meets the BMW M8.

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$357,900