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Queensland Police SERT Lenco Bearcat G3 review

It’s fair to say that as regular law-abiding citizens, our contact with the police is usually limited to when we’ve been caught going (a little) over the speed limit either by a mobile speed camera, a police motorbike or patrol car...

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Design review: Renault Avantime
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Design review: Renault Avantime

Before SUVs conquered the automotive world in different shapes and sizes, there was a time when MPVs were the most popular choice for those who prioritised interior space and practicality. Starting with the Espace in 1984 and following up with the more compact Scenic in 1996, Renault was a pioneer in the MPV segment, designing cars for the needs of the family...


Creator's Corner: George Koukos and the 'Alfa Romeo GTA Junior'
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Creator's Corner: George Koukos and the 'Alfa Romeo GTA Junior'

In the automotive world, the design work that is done behind closed doors inside the automakers' styling centres is a well-kept secret. The reality is that we get to see only a tiny portion of the sketches created during the development of a car, and that is after the unveiling takes place...


Design review: The Jaguar C-X75 concept
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Design review: The Jaguar C-X75 concept

Some CarAdvice readers suggested we review the design of the Jaguar C-X75 concept (2010), which came very close to reaching production status before the project was shelved back in 2012. Besides the design, we are also going to cover the concept car’s interesting story that has been the subject of discussion for years amongst automotive enthusiasts...


Are track days a thing of the past? Doing a tarmac rally in the Hyundai i30 N

Are track days a thing of the past? Doing a tarmac rally in the Hyundai i30 N

I remember watching Targa Tasmania one year and thinking how cool it would be to get a race car and have a crack. It wasn’t long before I realised it’s much harder than it looks, it’s much more expensive than it looks, and I’d likely run out of skill shortly before spearing off the road into a tree...

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SEMA 2018: Touring the performance car hall
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SEMA 2018: Touring the performance car hall

Call me a little biased, but I've been coming to SEMA since 2006 and from that very first year, the biggest highlight for me was always this hall, the aftermarket performance, hot-rod, rat-rod, resto-mod, classic cruiser, pick-up truck, muscle car - call it whatever you like - hall...


Design review: Lancia Fulvia Coupe Concept
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Design review: Lancia Fulvia Coupe Concept

Kicking off a new 'design review' series, I decided to look at a missed opportunity of reviving one of the most beautiful car shapes of the ’60s, which could possibly have kept a legendary company alive. But let’s leave the emotionally charged introductions and have a look at the inspiration instead...


SEMA 2018: There's off-roading, and then there's this...
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SEMA 2018: There's off-roading, and then there's this...

SEMA. It's seen as the mecca of all things performance, but many punters might not know it's also a showcase for the off-road industry – sometimes in all its overstated glory. It is the United States of America after all. For me, it's the greatest car show on the planet such is the scale, variety and scope of the products and vehicles on display...


Porsche 911 GT2 RS and The Scarborough Hotel

Porsche 911 GT2 RS and The Scarborough Hotel

There are few cars that conjure up fear and trepidation like the latest incarnation of the Porsche GT2 RS. For starters, it’s the most powerful production-series 911 ever built and harnessing massive reserves of turbo-driven grunt – like 515kW and 750Nm of torque from its flat-six. It’s a potent bit of kit and clearly the kingpin of the brand’s production-series range...


SEMA 2018: Manufacturers representing big at aftermarket show
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SEMA 2018: Manufacturers representing big at aftermarket show

It’s not all about aftermarket at SEMA – manufacturers have a big presence at the show, giving visitors a look into potential future models and parts that could roll out to existing vehicles. We toured all the big manufacturers to see what they have on offer and whether any of it is coming to Australia...


Spintires: Mud Runner American Wilds review

Spintires: Mud Runner American Wilds review

If you’re a car nut that also doesn’t mind dabbling in a bit of gaming here and there, chances are you’ve got a copy of Forza or Gran Turismo floating around somewhere. I know I do. But, what if you’re a bit more about mud bogs than McLaren Senna? More gnarly rocks than the Nurburgring? Often, the only taste of off-roading you can get is something like Dirt Rally or an arcade-style racer...


The Cars of Austin, Texas

The Cars of Austin, Texas

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...


2019 Jeep Wrangler review: Tacos, burgers and surfboards in SoCal

2019 Jeep Wrangler review: Tacos, burgers and surfboards in SoCal

One of the world’s most closely guarded secrets is when the next Land Rover Defender might appear and what it will look like. No-one seems to know anything, not a single solitary thing. Not when, what, where or how. Nothing. For years, it’s been a total information lockdown, as if Britain’s domestic spy agency, MI5, is running the communications department up at Land Rover’s HQ in Gaydon – at least as far as the next-generation Defender goes...


Meeting your heroes: The Autohaus Porsche 911 SC Grp 4

Meeting your heroes: The Autohaus Porsche 911 SC Grp 4

There’s an old saying about never meeting your heroes, about how the perception of someone or something is often better than the reality. So what happened when we threw the keys of one his hero cars – the Autohaus Hamilton-built Porsche 911 SC Group 4 –  to our own Adam ‘AK’ Morris? You’ll have to watch the video to find out...


2019 Mazda CX-9: 'Journo for a day' with CarAdvice readers

2019 Mazda CX-9: 'Journo for a day' with CarAdvice readers

As motoring journalists, our family and friends think we live the high life. Champagne, business class flights, fancy food, fast cars, and travelling the wonders of the world. Sorry to say, but... well, okay, that isn't an entirely inaccurate depiction. But, a lot goes on behind the scenes that many don't see...


Journo for a day: CarAdvice readers experience the new CX-9
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Journo for a day: CarAdvice readers experience the new CX-9

Right after the recent media launch event of the updated Mazda CX-9, Mazda gave us the opportunity to host a handful of CarAdvice readers in Tasmania to experience some of what we do as motoring journos. We loved having Michelle, Glen, Pete, Stuart and Dave along to live the life of a motoring journalist...


Toyota HiLux Rogue tow test: Lifestyle-ready
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Toyota HiLux Rogue tow test: Lifestyle-ready

Toyota's HiLux is a legend, and the SR5-based Rogue is proving a popular variant. How does it handle some weekend-livin' towing jobs? Dom Wiseman explores its capability with a big boat, and a smaller jetski. MORE: HiLux news, reviews, comparisons and videos MORE: Everything Toyota...


Hangin' tough in the Isuzu D-Max SX single-cab chassis

Hangin' tough in the Isuzu D-Max SX single-cab chassis

Dom Wiseman ditches the creature-comfort-laden lifestyle utes increasingly popular on our roads in favour of a true workhorse ute, the Isuzu D-Max SX single-cab chassis. Check out the video to see how the hauler stacks up. MORE: Car Culture MORE: Everything Isuzu...

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Hangin' tough in the Isuzu D-Max SX single-cab chassis
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Hangin' tough in the Isuzu D-Max SX single-cab chassis

Dom Wiseman ditches the creature-comfort-laden lifestyle utes increasingly popular on our roads in favour of a true workhorse ute, the Isuzu D-Max SX single-cab chassis. Check out the video to see how the hauler stacks up.


Briannen's Beetle: Meet the 16-year-old restoring her first car

Briannen's Beetle: Meet the 16-year-old restoring her first car

When I was 16-years old, I bought my first car, a green 1964 Volkswagen Beetle. I paid $800 for it. It needed a tune-up and a polish, and over the next 12 months, I helped my Dad get ‘Bertie’ up and running. It was a car that niggled its way into my heart and it's the car started my Volkswagen obsession...