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2021 M3 and M4 reveal: The web reacts

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2021 M3 and M4 reveal: The web reacts

BMW seems to be making a habit out of releasing controversial new model releases, with its latest reveal – the 2021 M3 sedan and M4 coupe – proving no exception...

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2020 Mini Cooper S long-term review: Fun factor

2020 Mini Cooper S long-term review: Fun factor

From quick trips to grand touring, this hot hatch is sure to light your fire.

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2019 Honda Odyssey recalled over seatbelt assembly fault
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2019 Honda Odyssey recalled over seatbelt assembly fault

Honda Australia has issued a recall for 36 examples of its model-year 2019 Honda Odyssey people mover, citing a fault with the rear seat belt assembly. According to the recall notice, which was lodged with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), incorrect manufacturing of the rear seat belt assembly could see the webbing sensor in the third row left-rear seat belt become inoperative...


Victoria's coronavirus lockdown rules: Your car questions, answered – UPDATE
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Victoria's coronavirus lockdown rules: Your car questions, answered – UPDATE

Victorians remain in the grips of an ongoing lockdown, after Premier Daniel Andrews announced a roadmap to recovery and extended stage-four restrictions for residents of Metropolitan Melbourne, with more lenient restrictions for regional Victoria. Below, we've answered some commonly asked questions about Melbourne's latest coronavirus lockdown rules and how they pertain to drivers...


2019 Ford Focus recalled over electrical issue
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2019 Ford Focus recalled over electrical issue

Ford Australia has issued a national recall for 2787 examples of its model-year 2019 Focus hatchback, citing an issue with the transmission stud which could damage the engine wiring loom. The recall notice, which has been lodged with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), says the transmission stud in the Ford Focus could chafe on the engine engine wiring loom...


2021 Audi Q5 Sportback revealed
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2021 Audi Q5 Sportback revealed

Audi has extended its ever-widening line-up even further, by unveiling the 'coupe' sibling to its Q5 SUV, the 2021 Audi Q5 Sportback. The sportier-looking variant's unveiling comes roughly three months after Audi debuted the reworked Q5, making it the third Audi SUV to receive a coupe-style Sportback makeover (after the Q3 and e-tron)...


Around the tracks: A Subaru stretch limo, and wild Tesla dash cam footage
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Around the tracks: A Subaru stretch limo, and wild Tesla dash cam footage

When we’re not creating it ourselves, the CarAdvice team spends a lot of time finding and consuming motoring content from all over the world. Here’s a handful of the photos, articles, videos or social media posts that most caught our eye last week. Some of them are brand new, others have been online for a while. Enjoy them – just not too much, okay? 1...


Lynk & Co Zero Concept unveiled, electric car to boast over 700km range
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Lynk & Co Zero Concept unveiled, electric car to boast over 700km range

Rising Chinese brand Lynk & Co has unveiled its latest creation in the Zero Concept, an outline for an electric car that's set to offer more than 700km of range when it enters production in 2021. The production Zero will mark the first fully electric car to be produced by Lynk & Co – a premium brand that first launched in China in 2017 as a joint venture between Geely Auto Group and its subsidiary, the Volvo Car Group...


A smaller Cybertruck will 'probably' come to rival HiLux
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A smaller Cybertruck will 'probably' come to rival HiLux

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has revealed the electric car maker will "probably" release a smaller version of the Cybertruck overseas, potentially allowing the incoming electric pick-up to compete with popular local offerings like the Toyota HiLux or Ford Ranger. In prototype form, the Cybertruck measures roughly 5.4m long, 2m wide and 1...


The new cars with a full-size spare wheel in Australia
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The new cars with a full-size spare wheel in Australia

It may not be something on your must-have list, but chances are you won’t realise how much you need a full-size spare wheel until you’re stuck on the roadside dealing with a flat tyre. Cars with full-size spares are becoming something of a rarity as SUVs shrink even smaller in size, and factors like weight, production costs and fuel usage become increasingly front-of-mind for manufacturers...


Certain states pay more for car insurance than others – report
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Certain states pay more for car insurance than others – report

Victorian drivers are paying more for their car insurance than residents of every other state in Australia, a new survey of 2500 Australian motorists has found. According to data from comparison company Mozo, the average annual car insurance premium for a Victorian customer is $1181 – roughly $229 more than the national average of $952...


California's governor announces 2035 ban on internal combustion engines
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California's governor announces 2035 ban on internal combustion engines

The governor of California has announced the state will ban the sale of new internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles from 2035, mandating that all new cars sold from that point will be emissions-free. On September 23, Gavin Newsom, the state's 40th governor, signed an executive order decreeing that all sales of new gasoline-powered passenger vehicles will be banned by 2035...


2020 Ford Puma scores a five-star ANCAP safety rating
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2020 Ford Puma scores a five-star ANCAP safety rating

The 2020 Ford Puma will land in Australia this month with a five-star safety rating from the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) – a score applicable to every variant in the brand's new small SUV line-up. Ford Australia's latest arrival received scores of 94 per cent for adult occupant protection, 86 per cent for child occupant protection, 77 per cent for vulnerable road user protection and 74 per cent for safety assist...


New car warranty comparison: What do you get from every manufacturer?
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New car warranty comparison: What do you get from every manufacturer?

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) defines manufacturer warranties as "voluntary promises offered by the manufacturer about what they will do if something goes wrong with a new car". "Manufacturer warranties apply for a specified time and may add to consumers’ automatic rights under the Australian Consumer Law guarantees," the ACCC explains...


New automatic cars priced under $20,000 in Australia
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New automatic cars priced under $20,000 in Australia

There's an old saying that you should spend three months' salary on an engagement ring. According to consumer advice site finder.com.au, a similar rule applies when buying new cars. Ideally, it suggests, you shouldn't spend more than 15 per cent of your annual income on the purchase price of a car...