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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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World's Greatest Driving Roads: Hakone Skyline, Japan

World's Greatest Driving Roads: Hakone Skyline, Japan

  About 108 kilometres (or 1hr 40 mins drive time) from Shibuya in Tokyo lies one of the world’s most thrilling stretches of road. It’s called the Hakone Skyline, and if you’re a bona fide car or bike enthusiast who likes to a have a bit of a crack on a twisty road, then drop everything and put this at the top of your bucket list...


Audi R8 RWS: Sydney's best-sounding tunnels
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Audi R8 RWS: Sydney's best-sounding tunnels

A 5.0-litre V10. A stonking 397kW. The sprint from 0-100km/h in 3.7 seconds. And it’s 50kg lighter than its quattro AWD big brother, making it more nimble and agile. This is the rear-wheel-drive Audi R8 RWS. On track or on a remote piece of tarmac, these facts and figures make sense...


Dinosaur hunting in Mongolia

Dinosaur hunting in Mongolia

I’m sure that was rain on the window as our little Hunnu Air Fokker 50 banged down in Dalanzadgad, a tiny airstrip with one-room airport in the Gobi Desert, 580km from the Mongolian capital of Ulaanbaatar. After weeks of warnings about heat, sunstroke and to bring plenty of sunscreen, the drivers for our 60-minute airport shuttle to the lodge advised that it may take longer due to localised flooding and that there were no roads between the airstrip and – anywhere...


2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk: New York scramble

2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk: New York scramble

Last year, Trent arm-wrestled the monstrous new Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk through our first drive overseas, and very soon you'll read of our first drive on Australian soil. A hot time at the track, in fact. Recently, though, Tony and Alborz took a Trackhawk touring through New York. This is that story. The instructions are simple enough...

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A family road trip in the 2018 BMW M140i

A family road trip in the 2018 BMW M140i

It’s no secret we love the 2018 BMW M140i. So much so, CarAdvice recently bought one. It’s a proper quick hot hatch and is a fun and affordable European option at around $60,000. But is it comfortable enough to handle a 1400km round trip with its driver and two passengers? This M140i here is not the car CarAdvice owns...

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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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Easter Surfing Safari with Jeep

Easter Surfing Safari with Jeep

Sponsored by: Jeep Australia. The World War II Jeep rolled off the assembly line in the 1940s, an indestructible workhorse. The 'go anywhere, do anything' mentality has been at the forefront of the Jeep brand ever since. Today, there is no other vehicle that owns adventure quite like Jeep...


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...


Touring the Hunter Valley in the Bentley Bentayga Diesel

Touring the Hunter Valley in the Bentley Bentayga Diesel

The Hunter Valley is mere hours away from Sydney and home to over 150 wine cellar doors offering everything from Sémillon to local Hunter Shiraz and everything in between. It is a popular location, easy to get to from Sydney, which only adds to its appeal. And there's the never-ending cavalcade of cars in all shapes and sizes that frequent the roads in and around the area...


Your beginner's guide to the Nürburgring: Everything you need to know about Green Hell

Your beginner's guide to the Nürburgring: Everything you need to know about Green Hell

As an absolute car nut, the Nürburgring is a place I've always wanted to visit, but I've never had the opportunity. By absolute chance, I had four days free just before the 2017 Frankfurt motor show and received an email from Audi asking me if I'd like to attend a DTM race at the Nürburgring Grand Prix circuit (and you can read all about that here)...


World's greatest driving roads: Julian Alps, Slovenia

World's greatest driving roads: Julian Alps, Slovenia

To say Slovenia has gone through a few rough patches throughout history is beyond an understatement. But with the relative calm and stability of post 1990s independence, the northern region of the former Yugoslavia, much like its southern neighbour Croatia, has become an increasingly popular destination for the smart and discerning traveller...


Road Trip USA: Pacific Coast Highway in a 1969 Mercedes-Benz 280SL Pagoda

Road Trip USA: Pacific Coast Highway in a 1969 Mercedes-Benz 280SL Pagoda

Wafting from corner to corner in the hills behind the Pacific Coast Highway south of Santa Monica, I’m evocatively transported back to 1969. Thin steering wheel in hand, the rock of the body from corner to corner as the suspension loads up, automatic gearbox whirring away quietly, raucous exhaust note echoing off the rock walls, the salty So Cal breeze rolling through the immaculate cabin off the ocean...


Lexus LC500 on the Great Ocean Road

Lexus LC500 on the Great Ocean Road

Picture your ideal grand tour. If your name is Paul Maric, it probably involves an Aston Martin and a Californian highway. Mandy is all about Beetles, while Trent Nikolic ticked 'classic Mercedes-Benz on the Pacific Coast Highway' off the bucket list. They're all wrong, though, because the perfect grand tour involves a Lexus LC 500, the Great Ocean Road, and a date...


Los Angeles in one day: Three places you need to see

Los Angeles in one day: Three places you need to see

Los Angeles is a huge city with a traffic jam around each corner. Getting around can only really be achieved by car, and if you aimlessly drive around, you'll end up nowhere fast. So if you have a spare day to spend exploring, we've tested the perfect daytrip that will give you a look at this sprawling city from a great height, take you through some corners with brilliant scenery, and conclude on the coast soaking up an incredible sunset...

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Editor's Pick: Cruising Arizona's Highway 89 A

Editor's Pick: Cruising Arizona's Highway 89 A

First published May 27, 2017. As we all work hard at celebrating the end of a big year and the start of a new one, we’re looking back on some favourites of 2017!  I've just discovered that I love desert. No, not double-cream-topped, Belgian-choc-filled, Heston Blumenthal-frozen Masterchef-style dessert, but the sun-scorched, dusty, cactus-smattered, don't-go-wandering-off-or-you'll-die environment of America's Wild West...


Editor's Pick: Eifel mountains in the Mercedes 300 CE 6.0 AMG 'Hammer'
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Editor's Pick: Eifel mountains in the Mercedes 300 CE 6.0 AMG 'Hammer'

First published August 12, 2017. As we all work hard at celebrating the end of a big year and the start of a new one, we're looking back on some favourites of 2017!  The sharp right-hander, just before the town of Hirten in Germany’s Eifel mountains, approaches faster than you think...


World’s greatest driving roads: Ortega Highway, California, USA

World’s greatest driving roads: Ortega Highway, California, USA

The Ortega Highway has an ominous reputation for being one of the most haunted roads in the United States of America. Reports of ghost sightings and other apparitions, along with an awesome set of corners, made it a road I desperately wanted to drive! Our weapon of choice for this road was the all-new Aston Martin DB11 V8...


Off-roading Fraser Island on the Isuzu I-Venture

Off-roading Fraser Island on the Isuzu I-Venture

I have a confession to make. Not only am I the youngest member of the CarAdvice team, but I have never been off-roading. Besides a few brief jaunts along smooth gravel roads, my cars have stayed entirely on the blacktop...


World's greatest driving roads: Lake Garda, Italy

World's greatest driving roads: Lake Garda, Italy

The heart-stopping curves, pulse-racing gradients and breathtaking elevation: the rewards that make Europe’s finest Alpine passes so compelling are, by their very nature, what also make the world’s best roads so inaccessible...