The skinny: With this mid-life update of the Focus, Ford has pared back the model-range, trimmed down the engine and powertrain choices, and provided a more refined vehicle to compete in the bustling small car sector. A cut-price entry-level car is now off the menu, but Ford insists buyers prefer the Focus in higher-specced versions. Show More Summary
Now in it’s 20th year on the Australian market, the Toyota LandCruiser Prado continues to be an incredibly important vehicle for this market’s top-selling brand. The Prado, as we know it, has been a favourite among the Toyota faithful for the two decades it’s been on sale (indeed, it’s been the top-selling SUV on the market, […]
The streamlined 2016 Corvette Stingray is one of the first vehicles to ship with Apple CarPlay in the States. Simply put, it’s an iPhone for your dashboard, which Apple and car makers hope you’ll use instead of the iPhone in your hand. First, the bad news: CarPlay is far from perfect. It’s boring, for one. And in many cases I found the Corvette’s own infotainment… Read More
Tesla's new Model S P85D, so good it drives conservatives crazy! Last week, Consumer Reports declared the new $120,000 Tesla Model P85D the best car it has ever reviewed, so good in fact, that it broke its rating system, scoring 103 out of 100. Show More Summary
The all-new 2016 Honda HR-V has a lot going for it, including the innate goodness found in all Hondas. But the little sport utility vehicle makes some concessions for the sake of sleek styling and a low price point.
It’s never a good thing when you just finish driving a hot hatch like the Volkswagen Golf R and then get into a bigger vehicle like the 2015 Toyota 4Runner. When we got behind the wheel of the 4Runner sport utility vehicle, we had to adjust our mindset to accommodate the larger vehicle’s driving dynamics. […]
The CanAm Spyder is one of the most eye-catching vehicles on the road, a Batmobike that elicits squeals of delight from people who don't ride motorcycles and sneers of disdain from people who do.
The skinny: Audi touts its new plug-in hybrid A3 e-tron as a vehicle that will change the world, not change the way you drive. After a quick stint behind the wheel, there’s no reason to disagree. Exactly the same as any other A3 to drive, the only thing an A3 e-tron needs is a wall to plug into - and even then, that’s optional. Show More Summary
What was the ix35 is now the 2016 Hyundai Tucson, a mid-sized SUV that is larger, more versatile and – arguably – considerably better looking than the vehicle it replaces. Okay, so we don’t score cars on their appearance, but if you think the ix35 is even close to this we’d have to quote that […]
What's a good day for you? For me, it's maybe getting some wrenching done on my project vehicle and then going for a spin in a car that I might be reviewing for the week. For a wealthy car collector we know only as Sandro, it's taking delivery of not one, but three supercars. More specifically, it's flying to Canadian Tire Motorsport Park by way...
Early in Isabel Coixet’s latest feature, Learning To Drive, an exchange between the protagonists pokes ever-so-mildly at one of the film’s central issues. The morning after brittle book critic Wendy (Patricia Clarkson) is summarily dumped...Show More Summary
The new-look 2016 Ford Ranger PX Series II is an important vehicle for the Blue Oval brand. And that could be an understatement. So far in 2015 the Ranger is Ford’s biggest-selling model line, with 16,157 units sold to the end of July. The ute – in two- and four-wheel-drive specifications – makes up a […]
The LDV G10 van is brand new, but the formula behind the mid-sized van is familiar. It’s cheap, and it’s Chinese, and it’s not the first time we’ve seen that method used – particularly in the commercial vehicle segment. The word that usually followed the two that started this sentence, and continued the alliteration, was another […]
We talk a lot about cars being fit for purpose here at CarAdvice. To us, it’s an intangible measure of the way a vehicle performs in the role it was selected for. A car like the 2015 BMW X6M however leaves us with a bit of a quandary – it might be absurdly fit, but […]
httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x7TbZaMzkKk Tesla Motors has opened up the order books for its range of dual-motor vehicles to Australian buyers – but the one vehicle that had us excited was the Tesla Model S P85D, which boasts Tesla‘s most insane powertrain to date. CarAdvice ventured to Hangar 1 at Avalon Airport near Melbourne, Victoria to put the Model S P85D through […]
Last week, we deemed Comedy Central’s Review “a beacon of comedic post-meta analysis for an absurdist age.” And we can think of no better recap vehicle for said absurdist age than the animated.GIF. So, please enjoy our favorite moments of Season 2 thus far, in.GIF form. Show More Summary
Title Building Web Apps with WordPress Reviewer Dave Smith Category PHP books Publisher O'Reilly Authors Brian Messenlehner, Jason Coleman Summary WordPress has become a popular vehicle to deploy Web sites since it can easily be extended with plugins and themes. Show More Summary
A review of seven of Australia’s best selling cars has led the National Asthma Council Australia to call for improved air quality inside vehicles, to reduce the risk of in-car asthma attacks. More than just a health and wellbeing issue,...Show More Summary
Automakers do a lot of testing before a vehicle hits dealer showrooms and because we live in Colorado, we get to see many different vehicles being tested at the higher altitudes on I-70. This week we took the 2015 Toyota Camry Hybrid SE and went on a little chase of a new Mercedes-Benz AMG GT […]
Truth in advertising: Cop Car is almost entirely about a cop car. Parked on the outskirts of a wooded area, with no corresponding officer anywhere in sight, the vehicle is discovered by a pair of 10-year-old boys, Travis (James Freedson-Jackson) and Harrison (Hays Wellford), who stumble onto it while running away from home together. Show More Summary