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Video: At CES on Wednesday, Toyota revealed Concept-i, an AI-assisted concept vehicle that uses machine learning to "build a relationship that is meaningful and human". Among other things, this apparently means the ability to wink demurely at its driver.

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For most of Cape York, the remote peninsula north of Cairns that runs parallel to the Great Barrier Reef, the nearest major city isn't even in Australia, it's in Papua New Guinea. You know, where head-hunting was a thing up until a couple of decades ago. We just drove through it on the most challenging off-road trail down under.

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Pop-up headlights are arguably the coolest features to ever grace the world of cars. However, that dream would soon be unravelled as it was deemed costly, aerodynamically inefficient and expensive to fix when they eventually broke. By 2004 the pop-up headlight era was all but over with the Lotus Esprit and Corvette becoming the swan song of this icon of modern car design. Today we’re taking a look back at some of the coolest cars to ever rock the pop-up headlights.

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Car-makers can be a ruthless bunch when it comes culling some of the most beloved vehicles out of their catalogue. A lot of this has to do with the economics rather than car bosses toying with our unhealthy attachment to inanimate objects. Regardless, this still doesn’t make parting ways with an icon any easier. We’re car lovers and if there was ever a chance to play God for a day and resurrect the dead, we’d bring back these eight icons.

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We all know that the cost of running a hybrid car is cheaper than a traditional internal combustion engined vehicle. That much is obvious — otherwise, why bother? — but there are some added extra features, that we didn't know about, that give you a pretty good reason to consider one as your next car, especially if you're a regular commuter. Here are four hidden advantages of owning a hybrid.

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We know most of you are probably trying to be responsible by saving up for that next investment property (or a $2,000,000 Aston Martin), but that doesn’t mean the notion of cheap thrills needs to escape you.

Previously we proved that smiles behind the wheel could be obtained both at the $20,000 and $5000 mark. Today we’re slotting into the middle to hunt down those remaining killer drives we may have missed. These are the most rewarding cars to drive for under $10,000.

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Lots and lots of Australians drive to work. We're a country of commuters. But, by and large, we commute in older cars that aren't really made for traffic. The average age of Australian cars is just over 10 years, a long time before stop-start engines and self-driving luxuries. But, if you buy a new car, maybe even a hybrid — which are cheaper than they've ever been — then your commuting experience will change. Dramatically.

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Let's say you have $10,000 to spend on a new (new for you, not new-new) car. But you want something fun — a car that, while it isn't necessarily built just for all-out circuit racing or the drags, is a little more enjoyable to drive than your average A-to-B city econobox. With that criteria in mind, we've rounded up the 10 most enjoyable cars that you can find in decent condition in Australia for around about $10,000.

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Stepping up to the ‘twenty-kay’ club allows for a bit more freedom when it comes to finding the perfect driver’s car that will put a smile on that pretty mug. Caution is still necessary though as some of these cars are well over twenty years old with serious mileage on the clock alongside expected wear and tear.