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Margaret A. Wilcox, keeping you warm and toasty in your car since 1893

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Margaret A. Wilcox, keeping you warm and toasty in your car since 1893

When we get in car today on a cold and frosty morning, one of the first things we do is switch on climate control to regulate the temperature, keeping the cabin nice and toasty. Today’s climate control systems are complex affairs, offering subtle changes in ambient temperature in 0...

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Forget bullet-proof limos, this is the most humble presidential car ever

Forget bullet-proof limos, this is the most humble presidential car ever

When we think of presidential cars, we think of big, luxurious and bullet-proof limousines. But scattered amongst the proliferation or armour-plated Mercedes-Benz S-Classes and the beast that is the US President’s Cadillac One, is a humble 1987 Volkswagen Beetle, colour light blue. It belonged to the President of Uruguay, Jose Mujica, who served from 2010-2015...


Toby Price claims historic Finke victory in a race marred by tragedy
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Toby Price claims historic Finke victory in a race marred by tragedy

Two-time Dakar winner Toby price has made history, winning the car section of the gruelling Finke Desert Race. Price, a six-time winner in the event in the bikes class, is the first person to win the event in both classes. The Finke Desert race takes place in the Northern Territory every year...


2021 Lexus RC350 Luxury review
Rating: 7.710 /10
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2021 Lexus RC350 Luxury review

The Lexus RC350 certainly looks like a serious sports car. But does its performance match up to its aggressive stance?

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$70,736

The 400-year old history of Spotto, the yellow car game

The 400-year old history of Spotto, the yellow car game

The premise is simple. To keep bored kids alert and entertained on long road trips, parents often resort to a variety of games. From the evergreen ‘I Spy’ to ‘The Number Plate Game’, where players are tasked with finding every latter of the alphabet, in order, on different rego plates. The first person to complete the alphabet is declared the winner...


2021 Genesis G70 review
Rating: 8.410 /10
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2021 Genesis G70 review

The Genesis G70 has undergone a mid-life facelift while the range has been simplified to just two variants.


2021 Honda E review

2021 Honda E review

We take the only Honda E in Australia for a quick spin.


MG sales surge ... and not just in Australia
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MG sales surge ... and not just in Australia

It’s not just Australia that’s embracing MG Motor, with the once-British, now Chinese-owned brand, enjoying a growth spurt in its spiritual homeland. MG Motor has sold 10,760 cars in the UK so far this year, representing 89.2 per cent growth year-to-date. May alone accounted for 2453 new registrations, giving the brand a 1.57 per cent market share...


Video: Tesla Model 3 crushed by concrete blocks; driver and passenger virtually unharmed
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Video: Tesla Model 3 crushed by concrete blocks; driver and passenger virtually unharmed

A British Tesla Model 3 owner has walked away with only minor injuries after a big pile of concrete blocks fell on his car in a shocking incident captured on the Tesla’s dash-cam. Neil Collins and his wife were rounding a corner in Weston Longville, in the UK, when a truck carrying a load of concrete bricks rounded the same bend in the opposite direction...


Genesis happy with progress in Australia; reaffirms commitment
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Genesis happy with progress in Australia; reaffirms commitment

Fledgling luxury brand, Genesis, is happy with its sales performance so far in Australia. The luxury arm of Hyundai has sold a total of 173 vehicles so far in 2021, a number the company says is a “very good result”. Globally, Genesis recently surpassed 500,000 sales, a milestone that took five-and-a-half years to achieve...


2021 Peugeot 2008 GT Sport review
Rating: 7.910 /10
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2021 Peugeot 2008 GT Sport review

The French carmaker makes a play for the premium small-SUV segment with the Peugeot 2008 GT Sport.

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$43,990

The fastest car ever at Le Mans was built in a backyard shed by part-timers

The fastest car ever at Le Mans was built in a backyard shed by part-timers

It’s June, and usually at this time of the year our thoughts turn to the small town of Le Mans, in France where, since 1923, a gruelling test of endurance of human and machine, has played out over 24 hours. The global pandemic has delayed this year’s running of the Le Mans 24 Hour, which will instead be held in August...


Toyota Mirai sets new world distance record; over 1000km on a tank of hydrogen
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Toyota Mirai sets new world distance record; over 1000km on a tank of hydrogen

A Toyota Mirai has broken the distance record for a hydrogen-powered car just weeks after Hyundai set the record in Australia. The hydrogen-fuelled Mirai completed a round trip of 1003km on one tank of fuel in France last week, ending the record run with 9km of range left in the tank. The previous record was set only a few weeks ago in Australia, with a Hyundai Nexo covering a distance of 887...


Project Cars: 1996 Mercedes-Benz E320

Project Cars: 1996 Mercedes-Benz E320

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


The smallest car ever made

The smallest car ever made

It measures just 1372mm long, and 991mm wide, and stands 1000mm tall. It tips the scales at just 59kg (without driver) and its 49cc engine (not a typo) helps it reach a top speed of 61km/h. Oh, and it only has three wheels. Meet the Peel P50, officially the smallest production car in the world, recognised by the arbiter of all such things, Guinness World Records, in 2010...