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Matt Campbell

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Cars and guns – an idea that should die

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Cars and guns – an idea that should die

I am not a fan of guns. I dislike everything they stand for. I’m a pacifist, someone who believes that bullets and bombs aren’t a reasonable measure to achieve outcomes in 2016 despite the best intentions of the minority menaces that seem to think the opposite...

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2016 Toyota Camry Atara SX Review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2016 Toyota Camry Atara SX Review

Is this, the 2016 Toyota Camry Atara SX, a properly sporty sedan? Matt Campbell finds out.

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2016 Audi A5 Sportback 2.0 TFSI quattro Review
Rating: 710 /10
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2016 Audi A5 Sportback 2.0 TFSI quattro Review

The 2016 Audi A5 Sportback still cuts a fine figure, but it is getting on a bit...

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$77,300

Mazda CX-9 won’t be penalised by lack of diesel option, brand claims
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Mazda CX-9 won’t be penalised by lack of diesel option, brand claims

The all-new 2016 Mazda CX-9 will be offered solely with a petrol drivetrain, but the Japanese company’s local arm isn’t worried. The Mazda CX-9’s 2.5-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine is, as far as claimed fuel use goes, a lot more efficient than its competitors. The front-wheel-drive versions of the CX-9 use a claimed 8...


2016 Volkswagen Multivan Generation Six Review
Rating: 8.510 /10
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2016 Volkswagen Multivan Generation Six Review

The 2016 Volkswagen Multivan Generation Six has retro appeal and modern-day smarts.

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Mazda sales to slow in the second half of 2016
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Mazda sales to slow in the second half of 2016

Mazda Australia is readying itself for a bit of a slow down in sales in the second half of 2016. The Japanese brand’s local chief, managing director Martin Benders, said at the launch of the new CX-9 SUV that the numbers have been strong so far, but they won’t be maintained over the coming six months...


2016 Mazda CX-9 Review
Rating: 810 /10
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2016 Mazda CX-9 Review

The all-new 2016 Mazda CX-9 is smarter, smoother and suppler than the model it replaces.

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Mazda 6 likely to get 2.5-litre turbo engine, smaller models also possible
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Mazda 6 likely to get 2.5-litre turbo engine, smaller models also possible

The all-new 2.5-litre four-cylinder turbocharged engine that has debuted in the 2016 Mazda CX-9 is highly likely to be fitted to the Mazda 6 sedan and wagon. CarAdvice spoke with Mazda North America vehicle development engineer Dave Coleman at the launch of the new CX-9 this week, and he said that the new turbo engine can fit in the Mazda 6 – and the Mazda 3, as well...


2017 Nissan Micra to be built in France
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2017 Nissan Micra to be built in France

The next-generation Nissan Micra will be built in France. The Japanese brand's five-door Micra micro car is set to be built where its ally, Renault, currently assembles the European-market Clio and the cutesy Zoe electric car...


Toyota Corolla Hybrid v Toyota Prius Comparison
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Toyota Corolla Hybrid v Toyota Prius Comparison

Here you have two very different takes on hybrid motoring – the 2016 Toyota Prius, and the 2016 Toyota Corolla Hybrid. Yeah, we know they’re both Toyota models so there are some similarities between the two, including the fact they’re both five-door hatchbacks. But in other regards, these two are also vastly different...


2016 Audi RS7 Sportback Performance Review
Rating: 910 /10
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2016 Audi RS7 Sportback Performance Review

Who would have thought this thing needed more grunt? But here it is, the 2016 Audi RS7 Performance...

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Budget van comparison: Citroen Berlingo v LDV G10 v Volkswagen Caddy
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Budget van comparison: Citroen Berlingo v LDV G10 v Volkswagen Caddy

Buying an affordable workhorse van can mean some compromises – but depending on if you're willing to take a gamble on an emerging brand, you might not need to sacrifice space for price. As such, we’ve brought two well-known small vans – the Volkswagen Caddy, Australia’s best-selling model in the segment, and the Citroen Berlingo, a go-to second option – and the much larger, but also cheaper, LDV G10...


2016 Toyota HiLux Workmate 4x2 Single-Cab Review
Rating: 610 /10
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2016 Toyota HiLux Workmate 4x2 Single-Cab Review

You can't ignore the value on offer in the 2016 Toyota HiLux Workmate base model, but it misses the mark in other ways...

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$20,990 - $22,990

2016 Lotus Evora 400 Review: Quick Drive

2016 Lotus Evora 400 Review: Quick Drive

The great Colin Chapman, the man behind Lotus Cars, once famously said: “Simplify, then add lightness”. So that’s what the brand did with the 2016 Lotus Evora 400… but it also added power. The British sports car specialist brand’s new Evora 400 model brings with it a new aluminium chassis that is 42 kilograms lighter than it was previously, and the 3...


2016 Toyota Corolla Hybrid Review
Rating: 810 /10
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2016 Toyota Corolla Hybrid Review

The big-selling Toyota Corolla hatchback now has a petrol-electric variant...

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$26,990