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2018 Holden Commodore: CarAdvice reader drive day

The new, imported 2018 Holden ZB Commodore is now officially on sale Down Under, and it has left many wondering if it lives up to the iconic nameplate of its home-made predecessor...

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Ford: Raptor to boost 4x4 Ranger sales further beyond HiLux
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Ford: Raptor to boost 4x4 Ranger sales further beyond HiLux

While the Ranger still trails the Toyota Hilux in overall sales, Ford will be hoping the all-new Raptor will help it pull further ahead of its Toyota rival in 4x4 sales. Last month, Ford sold 2892 4x4 Rangers – 12 more than Toyota sold 4x4 HiLuxes – for a 23.7 per cent share of the hotly-contested segment...


CarAdvice.com Community Guidelines
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CarAdvice.com Community Guidelines

NOTE: This post, first published in early 2017, will periodically be 'resurfaced' in the news section to ensure it remains front of mind for our enthusiastic community of commenters.  As the number of eager and engaged visitors to CarAdvice.com continues to grow, so does the size of our thriving and active 'comments section'...


Ford: Ranger Raptor 10-speed auto "very capable"
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Ford: Ranger Raptor 10-speed auto "very capable"

In an attempt to meet the ambitious performance targets it set for the Ranger Raptor, Ford engineers turned to the 10-speed automatic from the full-size F-150 Raptor. The transmission, according to John Fallu, transmission and driveline engineering manager for Ford Asia Pacific, was chosen because it meets "both our refinement and performance benchmarks" for the Raptor...


Introducing: CarAdvice review ratings, version 3
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Introducing: CarAdvice review ratings, version 3

For those of you that read CarAdvice regularly, you’d know that our current version two rating system dates back to late 2013. Now, after nearly four years, and with the benefit of user feedback, it's time to evolve our strategy once more. Times have changed, and certain criteria for vehicle assessment have changed, too...


CarAdvice Ratings V3 Explained
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CarAdvice Ratings V3 Explained

For those of you that read CarAdvice regularly, you’d know that our current 'version 2' rating system dates back to late 2013. Now, after nearly four years, and with the benefit of user feedback, it's time to evolve our strategy once more. Times have changed, and certain criteria for vehicle assessment have changed, too...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for June 30, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for June 30, 2017

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for June 30, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for June 30, 2017

Hi there, Tegan Lawson at the CarAdvice News Desk with a look at what’s been making headlines. The 2017 Volkswagen Golf Mk 7.5 will launch in Australia next week with even sharper pricing than expected. The Ford Ranger has received a minor update with no changes to the current pricing. The 2018 BMW X3 has been officially revealed...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for June 23, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for June 23, 2017

Hi there, Tegan Lawson with a look at what's been making headlines in the automotive industry this week. The future of the Ford Fiesta and Focus in Australia is unclear as passenger car sales dwindle, but Ford Australia says that doesn't mean it will walk away from the segment...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for June 23, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for June 23, 2017

  Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for June 16, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for June 16, 2017

Hi there, Tegan Lawson with a look at what’s been making headlines in the automotive industry. New vehicle sales were up 6.4 per cent in May according to the latest VFACTS report. Toyota was the highest selling make, followed by Mazda then Hyundai. For the second time since 1999, Ford outsold Holden thanks to strong sales results for the Ranger and Mustang...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for June 16, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for June 16, 2017

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for June 9, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for June 9, 2017

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for June 9, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for June 9, 2017

Hi there, Tegan Lawson with a look at what’s been making headlines in the automotive industry. New vehicle sales were up 6.4 per cent in May according to the latest VFACTS report. Toyota was the highest selling make, followed by Mazda then Hyundai. For the second time since 1999, Ford outsold Holden thanks to strong sales results for the Ranger and Mustang...


New 'There And Back' warranty program working for Jeep
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New 'There And Back' warranty program working for Jeep

It's early days, but it seems Jeep's commitment to customer service and the backing of its products in Australia through the new 'There And Back' guarantee, is working out. "This was never meant to be a silver bullet," FCA CEO Steve Zanlunghi told CarAdvice at the launch of the revised Grand Cherokee...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for June 2, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for June 2, 2017

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for June 2, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for June 2, 2017

Hi there and welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, Tegan Lawson with a look at what’s been making headlines. The new second-generation Volvo XC60 will be initially offered with three drivetrain options each with three trim levels, bringing more technology, fresh interiors and extra space to the party when it launches in Australia in October...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for May 26, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for May 26, 2017

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia’s new-car market. Keeping you in the loop this week, Trent Nikolic is in the CarAdvice Garage with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews. What happened in the week ending May 26, 2017? Catch our video above, and links to the full stories below...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for May 19, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for May 19, 2017

Hi there and welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk. Tegan Lawson with a look at what’s been making headlines. According to reports, the new 2018 Jeep Wrangler will have the option of a 2.0-litre turbo petrol engine and a power soft-top Pricing and specifications for the 2017 Honda HR-V update have been announced, the range will still start from $24,990 before on-road costs...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for May 19, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for May 19, 2017

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...