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The automotive name of thrones: Badge engineering

Some automotive nameplates transcend boundaries, blur lines, and change perceptions. Others aren’t so lucky – especially those cars hapless enough to be unceremoniously bridled with the badges of a rival brand...

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The automotive name of thrones: Around the world in 80 cars
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The automotive name of thrones: Around the world in 80 cars

There’s no doubt some car names have become icons unto themselves to the point where they almost overshadow the brands they come from. Take Mustang and Corvette for instance, which have broken the bonds of their Ford and Chevrolet parents and grown into brands of their own...


The automotive name of thrones: Multiple personalities
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The automotive name of thrones: Multiple personalities

Some automotive nameplates transcend boundaries, while others simply do not – or cannot. You might think you’re familiar with a certain car in our local market, but cross into another country and pseudonyms and assumed identities become a way of life for a number of brands. There’s no doubt some car names are irreplaceable...


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 Cars of Fuji Speedway

The Cars of Fuji Speedway

How do you capture the essence of a city or town? What makes a particular place hum, sing and buzz? Is it the people? The culture? The architecture? Food? It is, of course, all of these things. And more. For us at CarAdvice, it is, unsurprisingly, also the cars. We are privileged to travel around the world for our job, visiting cities, countries and far-flung corners we might otherwise never see in our lives...


Riding shotgun in a B-double truck: a CarAdvice podcast special

Riding shotgun in a B-double truck: a CarAdvice podcast special

Driving and reviewing cars is something we do best at CarAdvice. We pretty much know them inside-out, but when it comes to trucks, we're not so knowledgeable. Every motorist shares the road with trucks, so we decided to take a look inside the world of trucks and their drivers, by riding shotgun in an International ProStar B-double truck with driver René Bueman...


Interview: McLaren ambassador, Amanda McLaren

Interview: McLaren ambassador, Amanda McLaren

Three years after our exclusive chat with Amanda McLaren at the 675LT reveal, we once again had the chance to catch up with the McLaren brand ambassador and daughter of founder, Bruce McLaren, at the launch of the 600LT at Goodwood Festival of Speed. But this time, we got a bit more candid and personal. Read the words below or listen to the interview...


Inside the McLaren Technology Centre

Inside the McLaren Technology Centre

Ask any McLaren fan where heaven is, and most likely they’ll tell you it’s in Woking, England, the home of the McLaren Technology Centre. From classic to modern, road and race cars, this is where McLarens are born and bred. It’s all housed under one roof, and we were lucky enough to be given a tour of the facility, which is usually only open to loyal McLaren customers...


The Cars of Tourrettes

The Cars of Tourrettes

How do you capture the essence of a city or town? What makes a particular place hum, sing and buzz? Is it the people? The culture? The architecture? Food? It is, of course, all of these things. And more. For us at CarAdvice, it is, unsurprisingly, also the cars. We are privileged to travel around the world for our job, visiting cities, countries and far-flung corners we might otherwise never see in our lives...


2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed: Touring the grounds
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2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed: Touring the grounds

If you have a strong passion for cars and haven't been to the Goodwood Festival of Speed, what have you been doing? It's one of the most celebrated car events in the world, where vehicles with a strong racing history have the chance to race down the Duke of Richmond’s (formerly Lord March, courtesy of the Royal Family's peculiar naming structure) driveway with the stunning Goodwood House as a backdrop, while more than 200,000 people watch on...


Drift Cadet: Learning how to drift... Without ruining your car

Drift Cadet: Learning how to drift... Without ruining your car

Drifting is a stack of fun, but it increases wear and tear on your engine, your tyres and the gearbox. But, there's now an answer to the age-old problem of learning how to drift without gradually destroying your car, and that answer is to do it in somebody else's car...

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Sand driving tips: Stuck? Here's how to get out

Sand driving tips: Stuck? Here's how to get out

Right now, dual-cab utes sit number one and two on the list of highest-selling cars in Australia. They’re bought by tradies and 4WDers right? Wrong. Many of them are bought as an everyday run-around and rarely, if ever, hit the dirt or sand. As a keen off-roader, I find it upsetting that many 4WDs never heed their calling...


Van Life: 2018 Volkswagen Transporter Trakkadu 400

Van Life: 2018 Volkswagen Transporter Trakkadu 400

With the never-ending rise of house prices in this country – although, even as I write this, the news pages have swung around to the gloom and doom of predicting massive price drops – it’s enough to have me dreaming of something else. An escape from the mundaneness of the endless news cycle. Good news, bad news, indifferent news, any news really...


AMG Driving Academy Bathurst: The chance to conquer Mount Panorama in AMG’s street-legal hot rods

AMG Driving Academy Bathurst: The chance to conquer Mount Panorama in AMG’s street-legal hot rods

Pushing the pedal to the metal in a spanking new Mercedes-AMG E63 S down Mount Panorama’s Conrod Straight with the speedo counter nudging 250km/h might seem like a silly thing to do on a Monday morning, but to any car enthusiast worth their salt, it’s quite literally the Holy Grail...

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We bought a Lotus and headed to Mount Panorama

We bought a Lotus and headed to Mount Panorama

There's one trait that all car enthusiasts have in common, and that is a deep passion for their chosen car brand. We recently attended the Lotus Drive Day – our first as new owners of a new Lotus Elise Sport 220 –  and here we got to see first-hand how passionate the Lotus community is at Australia's most iconic racetrack – Mount Panorama at Bathurst...


Isuzu I-Venture Club tackles the Victorian High Country

Isuzu I-Venture Club tackles the Victorian High Country

Endless sweeping views across mountain ridges that reveal a sea of green as far as the eye can see. Crystal-clear streams snaking along valley floors. Towering eucalypts both alive and long since ravaged by bushfires, standing like ghosts stretching towards the heavens. The Victorian High Country is truly special, but you need a 4WD and some skill to discover it...


I love my car more than my family and friends

I love my car more than my family and friends

I have a confession to make. I’m madly in love with my car. In fact, so much that I love it more than my family, friends, and even my cat. Now I should make a disclaimer here: I don’t love it that much I want to do weird stuff with it, like this guy. I just simply can’t get enough of it, and I know I’m not alone...

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2018 Toyota LandCruiser Prado Kakadu towing review

2018 Toyota LandCruiser Prado Kakadu towing review

In 2017, the Toyota Prado was the biggest-selling large SUV in Australia, with nearly 16,000 finding new homes. Its off-roading abilities are legendary. The Prado sits comfortably in the LandCruiser family, and that badge alone leaves 4WD tracks in a quivering mess. However, most are bought simply as a vehicle to drop off or pick up the kids at school...


CarAdvice at Custom Cars and Coffee, Sandown – Gallery

CarAdvice at Custom Cars and Coffee, Sandown – Gallery

CarAdvice was on the ground at Custom Cars and Coffee at Sandown Raceway, Victoria, last weekend, showing off some of the cars in our garage and checking out the cool metal on show. From wild, wide-body rotaries to stunning classic Porsches – and every single Ford hot hatch built in the past decade – there was something for everyone...


Lindsay Fox: the CarAdvice interview with Australia's car-obsessed trucking icon

Lindsay Fox: the CarAdvice interview with Australia's car-obsessed trucking icon

Meet Lindsay Fox. One of the most down-to-earth businessmen you’ll ever meet. Although his trucking empire, Linfox, has made him a very wealthy man, he doesn’t like to boast about it too much. Even his business card simply reads Lindsay E. Fox – truck driver. Fox started from the bottom over 60 years ago when he purchased his first truck to deliver soft drink...