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Which should I buy: FWD, RWD or AWD?
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Which should I buy: FWD, RWD or AWD?

NOTE: This article was first published on June 1, 2016. If you’re buying a new car, you’ll face a choice of drivetrain layouts. And while engine position may vary from a front, rear or mid placement, the powered wheels will inevitably be those up front, those out back, or all four. CarAdvice reader Julie contacted us to ask which way should she lean for her next new-car purchase...


Pomponazzi Crystal Coating review
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Pomponazzi Crystal Coating review

When you buy a new car, the considerations for taking care of it are enormous. If it’s something special in the sense that it’s an exotic or a rare performance car, or even if it’s just special to you, the need to protect your investment and pride is an ongoing concern. The main area for which this applies is paint and interior protection...


Is my new car economical? How does a Mazda 3 compare to other small cars?
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Is my new car economical? How does a Mazda 3 compare to other small cars?

No surprise: Fuel consumption is a key consideration for many Australian new car buyers, primarily because it tends to directly affect your weekly budget and spend. And fair enough. If you think of a car which averages 10L/100km, driven 15,000km a year and filling up at $1.25 per litre, it will cost you about $1875 per year...


Power play: Which medium SUV offers the most 'go' for your dollar?
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Power play: Which medium SUV offers the most 'go' for your dollar?

Bang for your buck. Bounce for your ounce. It's an equation as old as time, where value for money is compared, peer against peer. And while the money part is self-explanatory, what defines value? Context changes everything, but for our example today, the value is power. Pure, measurable, power...


Are Mitsubishi's performance days done?
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Are Mitsubishi's performance days done?

Q: I’m a Lancer Evo fan, and it kills me that Mitsubishi isn’t doing performance cars anymore. I remember talk of the company considering performance PHEVs. Is this true? Full disclosure: This above question was constructed by yours truly, but has been derived from countless similar ones thrown in my direction, some motivated by this story...


Where did you film that?: CarAdvice video shoot location details
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Where did you film that? CarAdvice video shoot location details

One of the most frequent questions we get asked about our car review, comparison and feature videos is where we film them. YouTube user cjdacka asks: Q: I wish CarAdvice wrote where they drove in their reviews. I'd like to check out some of these country roads. A: Our video production teams are based in Sydney and Melbourne, but regularly travel to Brisbane as in the case of the Ferrari 488 video...


Safety features and considerations you can no longer ignore
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Safety features and considerations you can no longer ignore

Most cars, these days, are equipped with no shortage of standard features and a host of compelling options. But, with all manner of abbreviations and new technologies arriving in the ever expanding new-car market, how do you keep on top of what is worth your spend..


Seven things you must do before buying a new car
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Seven things you must do before buying a new car

Think about this; before you drop a few hundred dollars on a brand-new TV, what do you do before going to the shops? Chances are you go online, scouting for deals - read a few reviews, compare models and prices and generally arrive at the shop armed with an array of information before you're even near the brightest new OLED unit...


Tow ball mass: What does it all mean?
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Tow ball mass: What does it all mean?

Tow ratings have become pretty serious marketing fodder among SUV and pickup manufacturers. Superlatives abound about ‘best in class’ capabilities, but while the maximum rating is good to know, there is another value that might just be more important. Tow ball mass...


The top five small cars you can buy right now
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The top five small cars you can buy right now

To say that buyers of small cars are spoilt for choice in Australia, is an understatement. There are over 20 manufacturers offering more than 40 variants in nearly countless engine, transmission and trim combinations, of our favourite urban-centric small hatches and sedans...