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2018 Mini Cooper JCW review

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2018 Mini Cooper JCW review

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?

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2018 Hyundai Nexo review
Rating: 8.810 /10
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2018 Hyundai Nexo review

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?


2018 Lexus RX L review
Rating: 7.110 /10
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2018 Lexus RX L review

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?

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$84,700 - $110,240

2018 Subaru Liberty 3.6R review
Rating: 8.210 /10
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2018 Subaru Liberty 3.6R review

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.

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$42,740

2018 Toyota C-HR review
Rating: 8.110 /10
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2018 Toyota C-HR review

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.

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$26,990

2018 Hyundai i30 SR long-term review, report one: introduction

2018 Hyundai i30 SR long-term review, report one: introduction

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...

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$28,950

Cars We Own: 2017 Abarth 595 diary

Cars We Own: 2017 Abarth 595 diary

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...


2018 Holden Astra R+ review
Rating: 8.110 /10
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2018 Holden Astra R+ review

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.

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$23,740

2018 Ford EcoSport Titanium review
Rating: 6.910 /10
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2018 Ford EcoSport Titanium review

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.

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$28,990

2018 Mercedes-AMG E63 review
Rating: 8.910 /10
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2018 Mercedes-AMG E63 review

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.

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$209,611

2017 Mazda 2 Neo hatch long-term review, report seven: farewell
Rating: 7.710 /10
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2017 Mazda 2 Neo hatch long-term review, report seven: farewell

We've really come to appreciate our Mazda 2 long-termer, but it's time to say goodbye to little Red Rocket.

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$14,990 - $16,990

Cars We Own: A weekend fling in the Abarth 595
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Cars We Own: A weekend fling in the Abarth 595

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...


2018 Holden ZB Commodore review
Rating: 8.210 /10
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2018 Holden ZB Commodore review

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?


2018 Lotus Exige Sport 380 review
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2018 Lotus Exige Sport 380 review

It's fast, light and rather loud. It's also the definition of a 'driver's car'...


2018 Mazda MX-5 RF Limited Edition review
Rating: 8.110 /10
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2018 Mazda MX-5 RF Limited Edition review

The Mazda MX-5 RF Limited Edition gives keen drivers a more capable car, but is it worth the spend?

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$52,210

2018 BMW 530i Touring review
Rating: 8.710 /10
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2018 BMW 530i Touring review

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.

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$115,500

Cars We Own: 2016 Mazda MX-5 diary

Cars We Own: 2016 Mazda MX-5 diary

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...


2018 Ford Mondeo Titanium TDCi review
Rating: 8.310 /10
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2018 Ford Mondeo Titanium TDCi review

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.

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$49,840

2017 Subaru Impreza 2.0i Premium long-term review, report five: country and highway driving

2017 Subaru Impreza 2.0i Premium long-term review, report five: country and highway driving

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...


2018 Skoda Kodiaq 140TDI review
Rating: 8.410 /10
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2018 Skoda Kodiaq 140TDI review

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.

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$48,990