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Rob Margeit

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Sideways at 130km/h with drift king Keiichi Tsuchiya

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Sideways at 130km/h with drift king Keiichi Tsuchiya

Coming on to the main straight of Sydney Motorsport Park at around 130km/h is something I’ve done before. Never sideways though. Luckily, it’s drift king Keiichi Tsuchiya behind the wheel, not me...

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Tyre review: Kumho Ecsta PA51

Tyre review: Kumho Ecsta PA51

Testing the latest rubber from South Korea's Kumho, the Ecsta PA51, developed with a focus on performance and cost.


2019 Nissan Leaf long-term review: The inner-city dweller

2019 Nissan Leaf long-term review: The inner-city dweller

We hand the keys to our long-term Nissan Leaf to our resident apartment dwelling, latte-sipper to see if he can overcome range anxiety without any readily available charging infrastructure.

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$49,990

2019 Volkswagen Multivan Black Edition review
Rating: 7.310 /10
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2019 Volkswagen Multivan Black Edition review

There's more to the Volkswagen Multivan Black Edition than just a sticker pack.

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$63,490

2019 Genesis G80 v Lexus ES300h Sports Luxury comparison
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2019 Genesis G80 v Lexus ES300h Sports Luxury comparison

Can the relaunched and rebranded Genesis G80 take the fight to the Lexus ES300h in the battle of plush sedans?


2019 Holden Acadia LTZ 2WD review
Rating: 8.210 /10
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2019 Holden Acadia LTZ 2WD review

The General's biggest and boldest SUV, the seven-seat Holden Acadia, makes a compelling case in the large-SUV segment, especially now with seven years of free servicing.

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$53,490

The beauty and desolation of the Coral Coast

The beauty and desolation of the Coral Coast

‘The sky was big and empty…’ It hits you at your core – a vast expanse of sky that towers above you and beats its presence down on the empty land beneath. Colours are enhanced out here, the blues bluer, reds redder. Even concrete footpaths burn with their silvery tentacles...


You shouldn't need a reminder your kids are in the back seat!
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You shouldn't need a reminder your kids are in the back seat!

I read with interest a story out of the US overnight that Congress is pushing for car makers to equip all US-built vehicles with systems that remind motorists of passengers in the back seat. The car makers are on board and it’s anticipated that by model year 2025, all cars will indeed come equipped with a raft of yet more warning systems...


2019 Kia Sportage SX FWD petrol review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2019 Kia Sportage SX FWD petrol review

The Kia Sportage SX might have a new designation, but it remains the same as ever under the skin.


2020 Kia Seltos: Five things to know
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2020 Kia Seltos: Five things to know

Kia is late to the compact SUV party, but it’s about to enter the festivities with a stylish and feature-laden contender. Meet the Kia Seltos, ready to take on the Hyundai Kona, Mazda CX-3, Nissan Qashqai and Mitsubishi ASX when it arrives in the final quarter of this year...


2020 Ferrari F8 Tributo lands in Oz, priced from $484,888
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2020 Ferrari F8 Tributo lands in Oz, priced from $484,888

Ferrari’s successor to the 488 GTB has landed in Australia, making its debut at a lavish event in Sydney last week. The Ferrari F8 Tributo will cost $484,888 plus on-road costs when it hits local showrooms early in 2020. Powered by a 3.9-litre turbo V8 with an impressive 530kW of power at 8000rpm and an equally lavish 770Nm of torque at 3250rpm, the F8 Tributo is the most powerful V8 Ferrari ever made...


2019 Suzuki Jimny manual review: City driving
Rating: 7.410 /10
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2019 Suzuki Jimny manual review: City driving

It's charming, funky, affordable, and capable off-road. But how does the 2019 Suzuki Jimny manual fare in the urban jungle?

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The incredible story of the Meyers Manx dune buggy

The incredible story of the Meyers Manx dune buggy

Volkswagen is getting a lot of buzz for its electric ID. Buggy concept, a modern interpretation of the original dune buggy. With its retro-chic styling and an electric powertrain with outputs of 150kW and 309Nm sending drive to the rear wheels, the ID. Buggy is part of VW’s push into an electric mobility future...


Kia and Fujitsu create the cop car of the future
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Kia and Fujitsu create the cop car of the future

Australian police forces are set to benefit from a collaboration between technology giant Fujitsu and Kia Motors Australia. Fujitsu has developed an integrated artificial-intelligence system for emergency vehicles that replaces a swathe of equipment bolted on- and into police cars...


Nine minutes with Calvin Luk, BMW's Aussie designer

Nine minutes with Calvin Luk, BMW's Aussie designer

Nothing was going to stop Calvin Luk from being a car designer. Not even a high school art teacher who rejected Luk’s proposal for cars to feature as his major body of work before graduation. “I eventually chose to do a comic book,” he explains when CarAdvice caught up with him a recent visit to Sydney...