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Curt Dupriez

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Audi S5 v BMW 440i v Infiniti Q60 Red Sport comparison

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Audi S5 v BMW 440i v Infiniti Q60 Red Sport comparison

"Middleweight" mightn't be the description a buyer might use for a prospective six-figure motoring purchase, but when shopping premium German brands that's the hard reality, be it size or stature...

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2017 Volkswagen Golf GTI Performance Edition 1 review
Rating: 8.510 /10
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2017 Volkswagen Golf GTI Performance Edition 1 review

After hiatus for a generation, Volkswagen's Golf is back as a three-door in flagship front-driven hot hatch form. But do the bundled in goodies of the new limited-run '7.5' Golf GTI Performance Edition 1 stack up in practice as much as they do on paper?

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$47,990

2017 Holden Astra LT sedan v 2017 Toyota Corolla Ascent sedan comparison
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2017 Holden Astra LT sedan v 2017 Toyota Corolla Ascent sedan comparison

From styling to equipment and value, Holden has take the offensive to the small-car market with its Euro-influenced Astra sedan range. An offer too good to be true? We pitch it against the evergreen, big-selling Corolla to test the measure of the Astra's goodness.


2017 Ford Escape 2.0L Titanium review
Rating: 810 /10
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2017 Ford Escape 2.0L Titanium review

The Blue Oval's flagship Ford Escape 2.0 Titanium is a medium SUV that thinks it's a plus-sized hot hatch. But does its potent turbo-petrol heartbeat improve or diminish its family-hauling capabilities?

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$44,990

2017 Kia Cerato Sport sedan review
Rating: 810 /10
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2017 Kia Cerato Sport sedan review

The new Sport variant brings together a suite of appealing features and sharp pricing worthy of the new sweet spot in the 2017 Kia Cerato range.

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$24,790

$30k Family car comparison
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$30k Family car comparison

While the car industry seems intent on reinventing and cross-pollinating shapes, sizes and themes to create a different family vehicle, equally families who buy and use such vehicles can be incredibly diverse in terms of needs and wants...


Mazda Old v New: 2017 Mazda 3 SP25 Astina v 1980 323 De-Luxe
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Mazda Old v New: 2017 Mazda 3 SP25 Astina v 1980 323 De-Luxe

This year marks the 40th anniversary of Mazda's small car in Australia, so we've pitched the current flagship Mazda 3 SP25 Astina against the 1980 323 hatch to see just how times have changed


2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet review
Rating: 810 /10
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2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet review

A bigger and bolder Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet has arrived to bolster the brand's ranks. But does it deliver on its maker's promise of lifting the convertible game in beauty, comfort, dynamic and assistance?

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$120,000

2017 BMW 530e iPerformance review
Rating: 8.510 /10
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2017 BMW 530e iPerformance review

The 2017 BMW 530e iPerformance PHEV promises landmark parity in pricing and spec to the petrol 530i alternative. But does it comes with any shortcomings or compromise in the user experience?

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$108,900

2017 Suzuki Ignis GLX auto review: Long-term report three – country driving

2017 Suzuki Ignis GLX auto review: Long-term report three – country driving

I’ve warmed like a late Spring afternoon to the 2017 Suzuki Ignis GLX, our long-termer tester that seems to have spent most of CarAdvice’s custodianship in co-conspirator Trent Nikolic’s pocket – perhaps literally – outside of the rare opportunity to occasionally “take her around the block”. Brief impressions, then, but good ones...

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$18,990

2017 Audi A5 2.0 TDI Coupe review
Rating: 710 /10
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2017 Audi A5 2.0 TDI Coupe review

The sharper-dressed second-generation 2017 Audi A5 Coupe certainly has 'the look', but can a 2.0-litre diesel heartbeat deliver the feel-good vibe and energy to match?

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$73,900

World's greatest driving roads: Highway 89 A, Arizona, USA

World's greatest driving roads: Highway 89 A, Arizona, USA

I've just discovered that I love desert. No, not double-cream-topped, Belgian-choc-filled, Heston Blumenthal-frozen Masterchef-style dessert, but the sun-scorched, dusty, cactus-smattered, don't-go-wandering-off-or-you'll-die environment of America's Wild West. On my first-ever visit, I've become smitten by Arizona, and all of the (ahem) good, the bad and the ugliness it crams inside 300,000 square kilometres...


2017 Subaru Impreza 2.0i-S sedan review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2017 Subaru Impreza 2.0i-S sedan review

The biggest-hitter in Subaru's revamped small-car range, the Impreza, piles on a tonne of equipment for its sub-$30k ask. But is that enough to make the 2.0i-S Sedan shine?

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$28,990

2017 BMW 530d review
Rating: 8.510 /10
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2017 BMW 530d review

BMW's new 5 Series is starting to shake off its sports sedan heritage in favour of a luxury limousine experience. Does the mid-spec 530d diesel make a compelling enough case for this realignment of sorts of the 5er formula?

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$119,900

2017 Kia Picanto S review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2017 Kia Picanto S review

The "all-new" third-generation Kia Picanto has landed in Australia... with the old generation powertrain. Do new styling, promises of improved refinement and added equipment conspire towards a big step forward? Or is this new Picanto S merely more of the same?

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$14,190 - $15,690