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Matt Campbell

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2016 Skoda Fabia Wagon Review
  • Excellent boot capacity; lives up the tagline "simply clever"; good storage in the cabin; peppy little turbo engine
  • Some low-speed hesitation from drivetrain; back-seat space a little tight; interior has lots of hard plastic finishes

OUR RATING
8 / 10

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2016 Skoda Fabia Wagon Review

Why would you buy a small SUV when the 2016 Skoda Fabia Wagon exists?

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2017 Honda NSX: Australian models now in production
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2017 Honda NSX: Australian models now in production

The long-awaited and much-anticipated 2017 Honda NSX supercar has finally commenced production in right-hand drive. The hybrid-powered sports coupe has commenced production in Ohio at the brand’s Performance Manufacturing Centre in Marysville, ahead of its local arrival early in 2017...


Hyundai Tucson range pricing adjustments, new model added
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Hyundai Tucson range pricing adjustments, new model added

The highly popular Hyundai Tucson range has seen some pricing changes and a new trim level introduced, the company has confirmed. Potential diesel Tucson buyers will undoubtedly be happy to learn that Hyundai Australia has added a new entry-level all-wheel-drive Active model to the range, priced from $35,090 plus on-road costs...


Honda Jazz v Suzuki Baleno comparison
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Honda Jazz v Suzuki Baleno comparison

If you're in the market for a city-friendly car that's bigger inside than you’d think, then look no further: the 2016 Honda Jazz and the 2016 Suzuki Baleno are here to help. As we’ve come to find out, both of these city cars – the Honda built in Thailand and the Suzuki built in India – have above-average interior space, meaning both will likely appeal to buyers who want a light car that isn’t light on practicality...


2016 Volkswagen Caravelle Review
Rating: 710 /10
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2016 Volkswagen Caravelle Review

The 2016 Volkswagen Caravelle is the cheapest way into a European people-mover – but is it any good?

Priced At
$49,990

SAIC Motor announces MG plans for Australia
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SAIC Motor announces MG plans for Australia

The largest automotive company in China, SAIC Motor, has announced it has established an Australian subsidiary that represents "a vital opportunity in strengthening connections and cooperation between the Australian and Chinese automotive industries"...


Eight cars that were ahead of their time
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Eight cars that were ahead of their time

Game changers. Revolutionaries. Shitboxes. Some cars, as brilliant as they may have been, fail in their first few years on sale because they were just too early to the party. They may have been trend-setters, but at the time, no-one was following in their footsteps – but as time moves on and people's wants and needs change, some car ideas that seemed quirky at first end up coming full circle...


2016 Honda Civic VTi-LX Review
Rating: 810 /10
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2016 Honda Civic VTi-LX Review

As the top-spec model in the new sedan range, the 2016 Honda Civic VTi-LX doesn't miss out on much.

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$33,590

CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for August 12
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for August 12

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia’s new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Matt Campbell - filling in for Tegan Lawson - brings you this week's video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen ranks to be bolstered by budget SUV and ute models
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Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen ranks to be bolstered by budget SUV and ute models

The Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen will soon see the addition of a pair of new, more affordable models in the form of the G300 from early 2017. The new model – well, not really new, because the Gelandewagen has been around for quite some time now! – will be offered in two body styles: a single-cab-chassis utility with two seats, or a four-seat station wagon...


2016 BMW 430i Gran Coupe Review
Rating: 8.510 /10
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2016 BMW 430i Gran Coupe Review

The 2016 BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe is a good'n, but the 430i GC could be the best of the bunch.

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$79,855

2016 Toyota Prius Review: Long-term report two
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2016 Toyota Prius Review: Long-term report two

Long-term report two on our 2016 Toyota Prius sees Matt Campbell head from Sydney to Melbourne.

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$34,990

Mercedes-Benz Valente v Volkswagen Caravelle Comparison
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Mercedes-Benz Valente v Volkswagen Caravelle Comparison

If you need to move bulk stuff, you buy a van. If you need to move bulk people, you buy a van with seats in the back. That’s exactly what these two German models are – goods vans that have been converted to be people movers – in the form of the 2016 Mercedes-Benz Valente and 2016 Volkswagen Caravelle...


Jeep Renegade prices cut - again!
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Jeep Renegade prices cut - again!

The Jeep Renegade range has seen its prices cut for a second time, bringing the US brand's smallest SUV more into line with its mainstream competitors. The entry-point to the Jeep range remains the Renegade Sport, which is now priced from $26,000 plus on-road costs for the 1.6-litre petrol four-cylinder, five-speed manual model, while the 1...


Cheapest to most expensive: The car brands with the biggest price ranges

Cheapest to most expensive: The car brands with the biggest price ranges

The confirmation of the pricing for the all-new Honda NSX – at a huge $420,000 plus on-road costs – made a few people in the CarAdvice office gasp. But it also got the team to thinking – that’s a big gap between the cheapest Honda model to the dearest..