Mini has an incredible racing heritage, and the 2018 Cooper JCW is the closest you'll get to reliving those days. But is it liveable as a daily driver?
The Hyundai Nexo has a fuel cell drivetrain that runs on compressed hydrogen, emits only water and heat, can drive 600km between refills, and only needs five minutes at the 'bowser'. Is this the zero-emissions car we've been dreaming of?
Lexus has entered the fray for the hearts and wallets of seven-seater SUV buyers with a stretched version of its popular RX range. But does the 2018 Lexus RX L seven-seater offer the right blend of practicality and comfort to justify its place in the segment?
Subaru has equipped its Liberty sedan with various upgrades for 2018, as the company bids to take on the new Toyota Camry and other key rivals in the shrinking mid-sized-car battleground.
If you don’t need family-style practicality and don’t mind shifting gears yourself, the manual version of Toyota’s stylish C-HR is a fun and affordable compact SUV.
Just before the Christmas break we added a new long-termer to the CarAdvice Melbourne garage: the Hyundai i30 SR. It's been a well-regarded offering since its launch early in 2017, so we decided we'd get a feel for what it's like living with the current sporting flagship of the Hyundai range – at least for now, until the all-out i30 N arrives in a couple months time...
It's bright red, sounds great and, crucially, comes from Italy. It isn't a Ferrari, though. Meet the CarAdvice Abarth 595, a pocket rocket with character to burn. This is a Cars We Own diary for our own Abarth 595. Think of it as a rolling logbook, a little window into life with the cars in the CarAdvice stable...
The Euro Holden Astra R+ hatch is steadily becoming one of the market's true bargain buys, if you know where to look. The fact that it happens to be genuinely quite good is something of a bonus.
The odd-looking 2018 Ford EcoSport is definitely an improved package, but it's too much of a mixed bag to really compete with the leaders of the small SUV class.
It might not have an S badge on the boot lid, but rest assured the Mercedes-AMG E63 is still a monster-powered four-door sedan capable of mixing it up with genuine supercars. It can also carry your family in sublime luxury.
We've really come to appreciate our Mazda 2 long-termer, but it's time to say goodbye to little Red Rocket.
When CarAdvice offered me one of their cars for a week, I gladly took on the Abarth 595. Although I’m a fan of compact cars, the Fiat (and Abarth) range is something I’ve overlooked. I think it’s because I had a Fiat Freemont hire car once, and really struggled to find anything I liked about it. I wasn’t expecting amazing things from the little 595 then...
There's a lot riding on the 2018 Holden ZB Commodore. Is it worth the wait and, more importantly, is it worthy of the Commodore badge?
It's fast, light and rather loud. It's also the definition of a 'driver's car'...
The Mazda MX-5 RF Limited Edition gives keen drivers a more capable car, but is it worth the spend?
Traditional large luxury wagons are thin on the ground these days, but BMW’s extra-practical 5 Series variant is a persuasive alternative to a posh SUV.
The Mazda MX-5 has become a default choice for people who want a light, simple sports car. But what is the two-seat convertible like to live with? Here's a diary of our time with the CarAdvice MX-5. Think of this as a rolling logbook, a little window into life with the cars in the CarAdvice stable. You'll find the most recent entries at the top, and the older instalments at the bottom...
If SUVs don't float your boat, wagons have evolved to a level that demands a second look. The Ford Mondeo Titanium could be a viable SUV alternative.
Around town, we found a noticeable chink in the Subaru Impreza’s armour. A significant lack of low-end pull that makes getting up to speed quickly, overtaking or accelerating up a hill make it seem like you’re asking so much for the Impreza’s modest 2.0-litre petrol engine. However, what we did notice was that once you’re up and moving, the Impreza settles to offer a competent and enjoyable ride...
As a value-for-money proposition, the Skoda Kodiaq hits the ball out of the park. But the 140TDI asks a six-grand premium that only stacks up if your lifestyle demands the extra grunt and fuel-saving benefits.