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Jaguar Experience Day: CarAdvice takes 20 winners to Sandown

Jaguar makes some seriously nice cars, but without breaking the law, it's hard to unleash them on your everyday roads. This is where the Jaguar Experience comes into play. Usually open for Jaguar customers or potential buyers only, 20 lucky CarAdvice competition winners got to experience the best of Jaguar at Sandown Raceway...

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2017 Ford Mustang GT Fastback review: Long-term report four – the track day
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2017 Ford Mustang GT Fastback review: Long-term report four – the track day

Our long-term 2017 Ford Mustang GT Fastback has been with us for three months. And what better way to celebrate than by hitting the race track…...


Ford Mustang GT Fastback v Holden Commodore SS V Redline comparison: Track Test
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Ford Mustang GT Fastback v Holden Commodore SS V Redline comparison: Track Test

At the end of Part One of our Ford Mustang GT Fastback v Holden Commodore SS V Redline comparison – the Road Test – the 5.0-litre ‘Yank Tank’ was lagging a little behind the 6.2-litre Aussie brute. But things were most definitely still close. Now it's time to sort the men from the boys, and find out which of our two sub-$60k rear-wheel-drive, V8-powered muscle cars should rightfully be crowned the victor: the Ford or the Holden...


CarAdvice podcast 41: A lap in the Jaguar F-Type and special guest, John Deeks!
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CarAdvice podcast 41: A lap in the Jaguar F-Type and special guest, John Deeks!

Join Mandy and James Ward as they give you the latest car news, like the Range Rover Velar teased and plus the brand could stretch to passenger cars. Also the pricing and specs of the 2017 Skoda Superb Sportline have been released, CSIRO cracks the carbon-fibre code, BMW voted world’s most admired car company, PSA's plan to buy Opel is advancing, Geely and PSA to bid for Proton and Lotus takeover this week...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for January 27, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for January 27, 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...


Mazda's got a posse: Records broken at Mazda MX-5 Fan Fest
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Mazda's got a posse: Records broken at Mazda MX-5 Fan Fest

Last weekend, Mazda MX-5 owners across the country were in heaven. For the first time, the MX-5 Fan Fest was held at Sandown Raceway in this invite-only event. With over 1500 people in attendance and 477 examples of Mazda's little legend on the track, a southern hemisphere record was broken. (The world record is somewhere beyond 2000..


Win the supercar track experience of a lifetime
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Win the supercar track experience of a lifetime

Our friends at Unique Car Rentals and Driver Dynamics have joined forces to offer the supercar experience we all dream of – punting some of the world's most exotic metal around a racetrack, without fear of losing one's licence...


Driver training in the 2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI
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Driver training in the 2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI

Here's a thing that should make you pause: P-plater drivers have a crash rate 33 times higher than other driver groups, including learners. Here's another: P-platers hold 14 per cent of driver licences in Australia, yet represent a huge 28 per cent of road fatalities. More young people die on the road than from any other cause...


2016 Volkswagen Polo GTI Review: Sandown Raceway weekender
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2016 Volkswagen Polo GTI Review: Sandown Raceway weekender

Dave hits Sandown Raceway in the updated 2016 Volkswagen Polo GTI - arguably the most 'GTI' of all Volkswagens, since the 1976 original...


2016 Subaru WRX Review: Sandown Raceway weekender
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2016 Subaru WRX Review: Sandown Raceway weekender

Teaming accessible performance with real-world practicality, Dave heads to Sandown Raceway in the 2016 Subaru WRX for the latest weekend warrior track test...


2016 Mazda MX-5 Review: Sandown Raceway weekender
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2016 Mazda MX-5 Review: Sandown Raceway weekender

Dave makes his Mazda MX-5 return to Sandown Raceway, but this time it's in the all-new 1.5-litre fourth-generation car...


Renault Megane RS265 Review: Driver Dynamics Track Day weekender
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Renault Megane RS265 Review: Driver Dynamics Track Day weekender

The following article has been written by Liam Fowler, who, thanks to CarAdvice, scored a free Driver Dynamics Level 3 High Performance Driver Training day at Sandown Raceway. Here is his experience. With more than 10 years passing since my last track day, it is fair to say that I arrive at Sandown Raceway on a bitterly cold Melbourne morning with some trepidation...


2015 Toyota 86 Review: Sandown Raceway weekender
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2015 Toyota 86 Review: Sandown Raceway weekender

Dave lets his true Japanese sports car enthusiast colours shine, taking the 2015 Toyota 86 out to Sandown Raceway for another weekend warrior track test...


2015 Hyundai Veloster SR Turbo: The Correspondent driver training weekender
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2015 Hyundai Veloster SR Turbo: The Correspondent driver training weekender

Two weeks ago, my typical Sunday involved sleeping in until 11am and watching movies all day in my Minion onesie – pretty intense stuff. Now, it's 8am and I'm sitting in the passenger seat of a turbocharged Hyundai Veloster on my way to Sandown Raceway to take part in a Driver Dynamics advanced driver training course...


2015 Ford Fiesta ST Review: Sandown Raceway weekender
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2015 Ford Fiesta ST Review: Sandown Raceway weekender

Dave returns to Sandown Raceway for another weekend warrior track test, but this time in the most affordable car yet...


2015 Renault Clio RS200 Review: Sandown Raceway weekender
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2015 Renault Clio RS200 Review: Sandown Raceway weekender

Dave puts the Renault Clio RS's F1-derived DNA to the test in another weekend warrior shakedown at Sandown Raceway...


2014 Ford Focus ST Review: Sandown Raceway weekender
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2014 Ford Focus ST Review: Sandown Raceway weekender

Dave takes the outgoing Ford Focus ST for some hot laps around Sandown Raceway in another weekend warrior track test...


2015 Kia Pro_cee’d GT Review: Sandown Raceway weekender
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2015 Kia Pro_cee’d GT Review: Sandown Raceway weekender

Dave takes Kia's first-ever hot-hatch to Sandown Raceway to test its potential as a weekend warrior...


V8 Supercars and the real world
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V8 Supercars and the real world

The end of the 2014 V8 Supercars season is almost upon us, following a cracking (and controversial) Bathurst 1000 that saw Ford win for the second year in a row and Nissan claim its first podium finish in the great race since the Skyline GT-R’s infamous 1992 victory...


High-performance driver training : a day on track with Driver Dynamics
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High-performance driver training : a day on track with Driver Dynamics

Ripple strips, braking zones, apexes and speeds close to 200km/h. How can a high-performance driver training day improve your road driving? CarAdvice spent the day at Sandown Raceway with the team from Driver Dynamics to find out...