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A closer look Nigel Petrie's "Engineered to slide" 330kw SR20DET tube frame drift Toyota Hilux

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A closer look Nigel Petrie's "Engineered to slide" 330kw SR20DET tube frame drift Toyota Hilux

Most people don't automatically think of drift car when they hear the term Hilux or Ute. Especially not one to this level. Nigel Petrie from Engineered to slide has been changing that assumption with his beautiful and meticulously designed drift hilux...

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Brutal R34 GTR wake-up call
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Brutal R34 GTR wake-up call

This sleeping beauty was captured snoozing on the job at Original Auto Garage in L.A by Doron Kaufman, Nick hogan (Hulk Hogans son) invited us to visit them while staying in L.A and one of the guys fell asleep in the shop. We decided to pull Benny & Doron's well known WAKEUP prank on him, which never gets old...


Pickles Photodome technology showcased
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Pickles Photodome technology showcased

Researching a car online before purchase is nothing new. It has become an integral part of the new and used car sales machine over the past decade, but the reality of that process is improving daily, as buyer expectations rise and technology advances. Once the research phase has been conducted on websites like CarAdvice, the next process is to buy your chosen car...


CarAdvice podcast 98: Three-up in the BMW M140i for 700km!
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CarAdvice podcast 98: Three-up in the BMW M140i for 700km!

Mike Costello and Mike Stevens join Mandy Turner this week. In car news, the Ford Focus has been revealed, along with the Audi A6 Avant. Also, pricing and details have been released for the Lexus LS and Ford Ranger Raptor. Plus, the BMW M2 Competition has been leaked, and the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 is headed Down Under...


New York motor show: 10 past concepts worth another look
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New York motor show: 10 past concepts worth another look

At this year’s New York auto show, Genesis wowed the crowds with its first electric supercar concept, Mini went old school for its own EV dreams, and Volkswagen dipped a toe in the pickup pond – but New York has delivered plenty of concept delights in the past. Here are ten of the best from the last 20 years deserving of a second look...


2018 Peugeot 208 GTi review
Rating: 7.910 /10
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2018 Peugeot 208 GTi review

It might be nearing the end of its life cycle, but the Peugeot 208 GTi is still able to take the fight to its most capable rivals.

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A brutal message from Victoria Police: We will crush your car
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A brutal message from Victoria Police: We will crush your car

Video supplied by Victoria Police show the moments where seven sports vehicles were crushed under Victoria's tough anti-hoon laws, and an eighth car is due to be crushed after its LPG tank is removed. Above: A Nissan 180sx is stacked atop another two sports cars as they are all crushed...


Speeding drivers' ridiculous excuse for doing 20kph over the limit
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Speeding drivers' ridiculous excuse for doing 20kph over the limit

A motorist gave police a very creative excuse for speeding in Western Australia last month. When police clocked the driver travelling at 82km/h in a 60 zone in Mandurah, the driver said he was late for his dog's pedicure. "I am taking my dog to get her nails clipped and am running late," the infringement notice read...


Tips for insuring your electric car
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Tips for insuring your electric car

The electric car is the way of the future, as governments and manufacturers work together to reduce the environmental damage caused by petrol and diesel engine vehicles. Australia has been relatively slow in adopting electric vehicles, but models like the BMW i3 and the Tesla range have started to find interest among buyers, and newcomers like the Jaguar I-Pace are also proving popular...


Nissan reveals six Star Wars: The Last Jedi models
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Nissan reveals six Star Wars: The Last Jedi models

With the latest Star Wars: The Last Jedi film released, Nissan unveiled six Star Wars-inspired designs presented at the LA Auto Show. Nissan collaborated with Lucasfilm and the artists at Industrial Light & Magic to bring us six designs that embrace the Star Wars theme...


Vilner makes Abarth 595 even more Italian
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Vilner makes Abarth 595 even more Italian

Just when you thought the Abarth 595 couldn't look any more Italian, Bulgarian tuner Vilner has decked the little hatchback out in the classic Italian red, white and green...


X-Class deserves a premium price, says Mercedes-Benz
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X-Class deserves a premium price, says Mercedes-Benz

The Mercedes-Benz X-Class deserves to be the ute segment’s most expensive vehicle, according to the German luxury car maker. Mercedes-Benz Australia has yet to confirm local pricing for the company’s first ever cab-chassis and dual-cab model, though in Europe it’s already carrying a significant price premium over competitors...


CarAdvice podcast 55: How is traffic flow monitored? We talk to the NSW Transport Management Centre
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CarAdvice podcast 55: How is traffic flow monitored? We talk to the NSW Transport Management Centre

Paul Maric returns! Joining him is Mandy and James Ward, as they bring you the biggest car news of the week. The 2018 Renault Megane RS side profile has been leaked, pricing and specs for the 2017 Honda CR-V are out, the Renault Zoe could be coming to Australia, Ford Focus RS Option Pack adds some goodies, Rolls-Royce ‘Sweptail’ one-off debuts in Italy, and a study finds EVs to be cheaper than regular cars by 2025...


No Pajero three-door swansong for Oz
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No Pajero three-door swansong for Oz

Despite its enduring popularity, and the solid resale value of the three-door Pajero on the second hand market in Australia, there’s no likelihood of a farewell swansong locally, following news of its demise in Japan. Mitsubishi Australia representatives hosed down any idea the three-door, which is so popular with off-roaders and grey nomads, would return to the new car market...


2017 Lexus RX200t F Sport review
Rating: 810 /10
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2017 Lexus RX200t F Sport review

It's the first time we've seen the F Sport variant in the Lexus RX range. How does it stand up to its European rivals?

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CarAdvice podcast 40: 2017 VW Golf GTI review
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CarAdvice podcast 40: 2017 VW Golf GTI review

Right from the CarAdvice Melbourne office couch, Mandy and Mike Costello bring you the latest car news, including the Hyundai i30 N official details revealed, BMW demands Australian government for EV support, 2017 Pagani Huayra Roadster unveiled, Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross name confirmed for new ASX companion and GM could sell Opel to PSA...


2017 Hyundai i30 specifications firm ahead of local launch
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2017 Hyundai i30 specifications firm ahead of local launch

Specifications and pricing for the 2017 Hyundai i30 are yet to be announced, but we can reveal more detail about the Australian specification due to launch locally in April this year. A product presentation shown to Australian media today reveals a host of new details about the 2017 PD Hyundai i30, which replaces the very successful GD model that will begin runout in the coming months...


Volkswagen California campervan under consideration for Australia
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Volkswagen California campervan under consideration for Australia

The Volkswagen California campervan is being considered for an Australian launch, CarAdvice can exclusively reveal. The pop-top version of the Volkswagen T6 van is being evaluated by the German company's local arm, with a Facebook post by the brand's Australian branch stating: "We are currently collating customer feedback regarding the Volkswagen California for future product consideration"...


Fun Car Mega Test: CarAdvice readers join us at MotorWorld to test 17 'hot' cars under $60k
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Fun Car Mega Test: CarAdvice readers join us at MotorWorld to test 17 'hot' cars under $60k

We assembled 17 of fittest 'fun cars' under $60k at Sydney Motorsport Park at the recent MotorWorld event and there you, our readers, into the test seats. And we gave the mega test field a spin ourselves. Together, we decide what's hot, what's fun and what is exception value for money...


2017 Mazda MX-5 RF review
Rating: 810 /10
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2017 Mazda MX-5 RF review

Does the new MX-5 RF targa fastback design enhance or inhibit the experience of Mazda's iconic roadster? We hit the streets of Tokyo to find out.

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