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Going to extremes in the Holden Colorado Z71 Xtreme

Remember 1992? To be more accurate, do you remember a certain special edition Holden released in 1992? See if this rings a bell. The Holden Barina Sportsgirl...

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Father’s Day 2018: A CarAdvice gift guide
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Father’s Day 2018: A CarAdvice gift guide

There’s gifts, and then there’s Father's day gifts. And, if your dad is a hardcore petrol head, or even just a casual auto enthusiast, these specially handpicked gifts as highlighted by the dads in the CarAdvice office ought to bring a smile to your old man’s dial come father day morning...


The car lover's Christmas guide for 2017!

The car lover's Christmas guide for 2017!

Christmas has come around fast this year, leaving many of us with lots of last-minute gifts to buy. If you have a car-loving family member or friend - or if you need to drop a few hints for yourself - I've canvassed the CarAdvice team for a list of affordable auto gifts to help you complete your last-minute Christmas shopping! For the kids Remember Operation? This is essentially the same game with a twist – the human body has been replaced with a car needing repair...


Alice Anderson's Motor Service: Australia's first all-female workshop

Alice Anderson's Motor Service: Australia's first all-female workshop

The National Motor Museum in South Australia last week opened its latest exhibition titled Alice Anderson’s Motor Service. Alice was Australia’s first female garage proprietor when she opened her all-female business in Kew, Victoria, in 1919. We spoke to the museum curator, Michelle Toft, on the CarAdvice podcast, to learn more about Alice’s pioneering history...


Gran Turismo Sport review
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Gran Turismo Sport review

Short of perhaps Outrun or Need for Speed, few racing titles have the pedigree of Gran Turismo. Now into its seventh iteration, the 'real driving simulator' has been turning living rooms into racetracks since 1997. Every generation of PlayStation has been accompanied by a version of Polyphony Digital's headline title, making it a fixture in an ever-changing industry...


Forza Motorsport 7 review
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Forza Motorsport 7 review

This time last year we were celebrating the launch of Forza Horizon 3, an arcade video game which was set in our very own wide brown land, Australia. As good a game as that is however, Forza Motorsport is the series which really matters. Turn 10 Studios is back again this year with its latest iteration of the simulation-based series, Forza Motorsport 7...


Off-roading with Navman Drive Duo SUV

Off-roading with Navman Drive Duo SUV

In the world of vehicle mapping technologies, aftermarket suppliers such as Navman are operating in a very competitive market, not only competing against GPS units fitted as standard in many new vehicles, but also now against smartphone GPS applications. Finding a unique position in the competitive marketplace is key, and the Navman Drive Duo SUV does that by combining a navigation tool and in-car dash-cam in one...


2017 Mother's Day Gift Guide: 12 ideas for mums that love cars

2017 Mother's Day Gift Guide: 12 ideas for mums that love cars

Finding something special for your mum on Mother's Day, year after year, can get tricky. Forget foot spas, socks, pyjamas, flowers or chocolate - if your mum is into cars then we have a few suggestions that might help score you 'favourite child' status. For the day, at least. This year, Mother's Day is on Sunday May 14, so there's still time to get your hands on something special...


Gifts of Christmas Past: The classic presents we'll never forget
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Gifts of Christmas Past: The classic presents we'll never forget

With the year drawing to a close and the excitement and anticipation building ahead of Christmas, we found ourselves getting a bit nostalgic and reminiscing about the best presents we at CarAdvice ever received. Of course, and no surprise, they're all car-related! We thought we'd invite you to take a trip down memory lane with us, so here are some of our favourites...


The car lover's Christmas gift guide
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The car lover's Christmas gift guide

The tree is up, Jingle Bells has been stuck in your head for weeks, prawns have been ordered and the backyard cricket set has been dusted off – it's nearly Christmas! Everything may be ready to go, but maybe you haven't bought all your presents yet? If not, we're here to help. Here's a few suggestions to complete that pile of presents for the car lover in your life...


Forza Horizon 3 Review: Virtual versus reality in the HSV Maloo - and your chance to win!
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Forza Horizon 3 Review: Virtual versus reality in the HSV Maloo - and your chance to win!

CarAdvice.com's Tom Fraser explores the scenes and visuals of Forza Horizon 3, a new XBOX title by Playground Games. For the first time, the popular Horizon series is set in Australia, putting popular driving roads and iconic scenes in your hands. Catch Tom's views, along with his own photography, below...


Welcome to the dashcam age: Navman launches new safety-focused range

Welcome to the dashcam age: Navman launches new safety-focused range

We are living in a postmodern society, re-writing contemporary history on a daily basis as we work our way through the information age while concurrently existing in both the social age and big data age... and now we've created the dashcam age. Or, perhaps, the 'watching' age. Who knows what future philosophers will call it...


Meet Jin Tee: CarAdvice's Assetto Corsa aficionado attends console launch

Meet Jin Tee: CarAdvice's Assetto Corsa aficionado attends console launch

When it comes to simulation racing games, Assetto Corsa is up there among the best. Previously available on PC only, this ridiculously authentic racing experience is now available on PlayStation 4 and XBOX One.  A racing sim takes pride of place in the CarAdvice office, and our advertising operations manager Jin Tee is unbeatable...


Nine ways to spoil your dad on Father's Day: An eclectic CarAdvice gift guide
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Nine ways to spoil your dad on Father's Day: An eclectic CarAdvice gift guide

Father's Day is just around the corner, but there's still time to get your ol' man the best gift ever. Skip the socks and jocks routine, that's boring and even though he'll likely pretend to like it – he doesn't want any new ones. Your dad probably thinks those holey ones have years left in them yet! So for the man who loves cars, here's nine very different ideas, with something for every kind of dad – from budget to blow-out...


Buying a car at auction - is it worthwhile?

Buying a car at auction - is it worthwhile?

Let’s be honest. Buying a near new car can be daunting. Having to spend an entire Saturday traipsing around a dozen dealerships and then coming back even more confused than before is no-one's idea of fun. This is perhaps why car auctions are becoming increasingly popular...


Five cool car-related apps for Android and iPhone
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Five cool car-related apps for Android and iPhone

The number of mobile apps available is simply astounding. There's around 1.6 million on Google Play, and more than 1.5 million are available through the Apple App Store. That's more than anyone could ever use, and there are plenty that would rarely be found unless they were stumbled across or managed to drum up some publicity...


What to do when you damage a wheel

What to do when you damage a wheel

Gutter-jumpers, kerb-crushers, pothole-thumpers - if you fall into any of these categories then it's likely you've damaged a wheel or two during your driving career. In fact, I’m sure most of us have, at one time or another, misjudged a corner or failed to see a pothole and heard that horrible graunching sound...


Five ways to make your new car look ridiculous

Five ways to make your new car look ridiculous

Buying a new car is an exciting time. When I drove my first car out of the dealership, I wanted to show it off. To make it stand out, I put stickers on the rear windscreen, a row of gerbera's along the dash and hung a small disco ball from the rear-view mirror. I was 17 and it was the year 2000. The only excuse I have is that I was young, and it used to be cool...


Pirelli P Zero and Dragon Sport Review: Pushing new tyres to the limit at the Shanghai F1 Circuit

Pirelli P Zero and Dragon Sport Review: Pushing new tyres to the limit at the Shanghai F1 Circuit

If I told you that it was genuinely hard work to test a new tyre with a bunch of supercars at a world famous Formula 1 circuit, you probably wouldn't believe me. Well, it's true. It is actually hard work. With these types of events, there's no reference tyre available, nor is there a method of quantifying tyre performance...