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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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The automotive name of thrones: Badge engineering
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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. Collaborative efforts are an effective way of lowering development costs and shoring up a car’s chance of success, particularly where low volumes or uncertain market forecasts might mean the alternative is no car at all...


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...


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...


Driven: Porsche 911 Turbo S Exclusive Edition

Driven: Porsche 911 Turbo S Exclusive Edition

We get to do some pretty cool things at CarAdvice sometimes. Like this, the time we visited Porsche's Exclusive Manufaktur facility at its German headquarters. Immediately after, we were beckoned across the road, where a fleet of 911s belonging to the Porsche Museum sat gleaming in the Stuttgart sun. Take your pick, we were told...

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2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed: Gallery
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2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed: Gallery

As another Goodwood Festival of Speed wraps up, we take a look through some of the best cars on show for 2018. We were treated to lots of reveals this year, including the McLaren 600LT, Porsche 911 Speedster concept, and Aston Martin DBS Superleggera. The Toyota Supra was popular, even still in camouflage, with its Chief Engineer on hand to answer any questions...


Slingin' mud in the Yamaha Wolverine X4

Slingin' mud in the Yamaha Wolverine X4

Bungee jumping, skydiving, stunt boats, black-run heli-skiing… There’s legitimacy to the claim that New Zealand’s Queenstown is the adventure capital of the world. It’s certainly a fitting venue for CarAdvice’s introduction to a developing breed of transport that aims to offer recreational fun for families, as well as serving as a utility vehicle for farms and commercial businesses...


TCR: Australia to get its own global touring car series

TCR: Australia to get its own global touring car series

Good news for fans of hot hatches and fast-fours. And good news for fans of motorsport. The worldwide motorsport category, TCR Touring Car, is coming to Australia. The category was conceived in 2014 and has since become one of the fastest growing forms of motorsport in the world. In 2018, TCR regulations became the umbrella rules for the new FIA World Touring Car Cup...


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...


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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30 Mostly Excellent Things You Want To Know About Hyundai i30 N - VIDEO

30 Mostly Excellent Things You Want To Know About Hyundai i30 N - VIDEO

The 2018 Hyundai i30 N, the Korean marque's highly anticipated foray in the global hot hatchback arena, has finally lobbed into Oz. So what do you want to know about it? Well, we went to our Facebook page just prior to the local launch and we asked you. In return, you bombarded us with an avalanche of mostly excellent questions...

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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...


Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen: A love story

Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen: A love story

Sometimes it’s hard to write an entirely objective review of an object whose primary appeal is emotional. Certainly, you can argue the Mercedes-Benz G-Class – or G-Wagen, which stands for Geländewagen – is a purpose-built, Zombie-apocalypse proof, no-nonsense military-style vehicle designed to conquer every surface the Earth has to offer...

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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...


2018 Holden Commodore: CarAdvice reader drive day

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. Holden boss Mark Bernhard encouraged skeptics to "drive the car and then have an opinion", so we ran a CarAdvice competition where 27 of our readers were given the chance to do just that at the Holden Proving Ground in Lang Lang...


2018 Renault Megane RS280: 7 cool things

2018 Renault Megane RS280: 7 cool things

Renault Sport has completely revamped its Megane RS halo car. And when it arrives in Australia in Q3 this year, it'll have a few nifty tricks up its sleeves. There's way too much to talk about with this third-generation reboot, so let's keep it simple and showcase seven cool things about this new RS...


The Cars of Düsseldorf

The Cars of Düsseldorf

How do you capture the essence of a city? What makes a particular place hum and 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...


Aston Martin DB4 GT Continuation: A very rare drive indeed

Aston Martin DB4 GT Continuation: A very rare drive indeed

So if you found a DeLorean with a working Flux Capacitor, when would you set the time circuits for? You could head 20 years into the future to see if the post apocalypse had brought us Barter Town and a warrior caste in Falcon XB coupes. You could return to 1978 and warn Colin Chapman of the ill-advisability of saying yes to John DeLorean, at risk of triggering a paradox that would see your means of escape disappear into a time vortex...