Is it illegal to drive with headphones?
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by Matt Campbell
2h ago
If you drive an older car, or just don’t care so much for your car’s stereo, it’s easy to see why you’d just keep your headphones on when you jump into the car. We all have busy lives and if you don’t have to worry about plugging your phone in, or waiting for the sound system to boot up and recognise your device, or maybe you have a media system that bugs out and changes to podcasts despite the fact you were just listening to an album. It is technically legal to drive with headphones, earphones or ear pods Rules around car control could be contravened if you’re distracted Some jurisdictions d ..read more
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The mid-sized cars with the most boot space in Australia
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by Max Davies
2h ago
Though the selection of more affordable medium cars has shrunk in recent years, there’s still plenty to offer in terms of boot space. It’s hard to know what will get you the most in terms of style and practicality, particularly in a segment with more four-door sedans than wagons and hatches. To help figure out what cars can offer you the most cargo space for a reasonable price, we’ve broken down the choices in the medium cars for less than $60,000 category on the VFACTS sales charts to see what comes out on top. We’ve only listed the variant of each model with the most boot space in its ..read more
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2024 Nissan Pathfinder review
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by William Stopford
10h ago
Nissan has overhauled almost its entire SUV range over the past few years, after letting some models wither on the vine. The Nissan Pathfinder was the most neglected. The previous generation was launched in Australia in 2013, but the current model didn’t arrive here until late in 2022. It rides on a revised version of the old car’s platform, and continues to be built in the US. It’s been developed primarily for the North American market, and goes up against other North America-focused crossovers like the Toyota Kluger and Hyundai Palisade. The Qashqai and X-Trail are Nissan’s volume-selling ..read more
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Australian testing shows off 2025 Toyota Prado accessories
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by Jordan Mulach
1d ago
Toyota is pushing on with local testing of the upcoming 250 Series LandCruiser Prado before its showroom arrival later this year, with a prototype spotted wearing not-before-seen accessories. Images uploaded by Matt Moed to the Toyota Prado Owners of Australia group on Facebook show the new model refuelling in Bacchus Marsh, about an hour north-east of Melbourne, wearing pieces of equipment previously not included in press material. This includes a body-coloured bull bar – complete with integrated LED lights, a winch, and recovery points – as well as a snorkel which rises to the top of the fro ..read more
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What’s the story with dealer-fit new car accessories?
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by Josh Nevett
1d ago
When buying a new car, the choices don’t end when you pick your desired make and model. You have to think about colours, trim levels and finally, accessories. Dealer accessory catalogues can be overwhelming at times, with dozens of extras offered in some cases. Customising your ride with dealer-approved upgrades can be fun, but the cost of ticking boxes can add up quickly. That begs the question – which dealer-fitted accessories do you really need? And do they offer decent value when compared to the alternatives? As it turns out, there’s no straightforward answer. It really depends on th ..read more
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The Korean brand promising bespoke luxury without the massive wait
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by William Stopford
1d ago
Genesis says its customers have embraced its build-to-order program, and its wait times are now down to two or three months across the range. “With excellent factory support and production allocation, coupled with our build-to-order approach, we ensure a swift 2-3 month wait for our bespoke vehicles,” said Genesis Australia CEO Justin Douglass. Around 50 per cent of Genesis buyers build to order, the brand confirmed, which means they are specifying their own vehicles rather than choosing from existing stock. GV80 With a much smaller retail network than rivals like BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Audi an ..read more
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How to transfer car ownership in Australia
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by Tyra Lawler-Cass
1d ago
Whether you’re getting rid of Mum’s old car or passing on a beloved family vehicle to a friendly face, transferring car ownership is a pain for most Aussies. Depending on which state you live in, you will have to follow different protocols and procedures in order to sell or obtain a used car. Here we share how to transfer vehicle ownership in each state. Want to sell your car? Do it fast and hassle free with CarExpert. New South Wales In New South Wales, you can transfer car ownership online or at a Service NSW Centre. To start, the previous owner/seller of the vehicle must lodge a Notice o ..read more
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2024 Chevrolet Corvette review
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by Matt Campbell
1d ago
The Chevrolet Corvette occupies a really interesting position in the Australian market. This is the most affordable way into a V8-powered supercar, and in fact it costs less than half of what some of its well-known European rivals do. And with a starting price of $175,000 plus on-roads, it’s hardly a cheapie – and indeed, it seems a bit pricey if you do a like-for-like against the model’s positioning in its home US market. But honestly, it has the driving dynamics and a screaming V8 powertrain that make it stand out as something of a performance car bargain. How much does the Chevrolet Corvet ..read more
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2024 Nissan Navara: Drive-away ute deals bring price cuts
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by Max Davies
2d ago
Nissan has announced a host of end-of-financial-year (EOFY) offers across its range, including select variants of its Navara ute. From now until June 30, four Navara dual-cab models have received national discounted drive-away pricing alongside a reduced finance rate. The offer applies to Navara models purchased before June 30, with drive-away pricing including 12 months registration, 12 months compulsory third-party insurance, estimated dealer delivery, and stamp duty. MORE: Buy a Nissan Navara Here’s a breakdown of the discounted pricing on eligible Navara models: Model Current drive-a ..read more
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Are speed, mobile phone cameras finally changing behaviour?
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by Jordan Mulach
2d ago
The Queensland Government is expecting a revenue shortfall of almost $100 million from its roadside speed, mobile phone, and seatbelt detection cameras this financial year, with the reduction being partly attributed to safer driving habits. ABC News reports Queensland’s Camera Detected Offence Program (CDOP) – which includes infringements for speeding, mobile phone usage and motorists not wearing seatbelts – was estimated to bring in $503.6 million throughout the 2023-24 financial year. However, the state government has since revised this figure to $409 million, a shortfall of $94.6 million. T ..read more
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