Renault Twizy Review: first Australian drive

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Renault Twizy Review: first Australian drive

David Zalstein drives the all-electric Renault Twizy right here in Australia... where, at the moment, you can't buy it.

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2015 Skoda Fabia Review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2015 Skoda Fabia Review

The forthcoming 2015 Skoda Fabia is a big improvement in terms of looks, ride and cabin presentation.


Audi A1 Sportback Review : LT6
Rating: 810 /10
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Audi A1 Sportback Review : LT6

It's a teary farewell after a sneaky seven months with our little premium hatchback...

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$29,990

2015 Toyota Yaris Review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2015 Toyota Yaris Review

The Yaris has been restyled for 2015, with some improvements made to ride, handling and insulation.

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$15,690 to $22,690

2015 Alfa Romeo MiTo QV Review
Rating: 6.510 /10
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2015 Alfa Romeo MiTo QV Review

The revised 2015 Alfa Romeo MiTo QV is more of a style statement than a corner-carver...


Mini 5 Door Review
Rating: 810 /10
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Mini 5 Door Review

Does the Mini 5 door build on the classic formula or push Cool Britannia to breaking point?


Mini 5 Door priced from $27,750
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Mini 5 Door priced from $27,750

The polarising Mini 5 Door will command an $1100 premium over its three-door equivalents when it arrives on local shores ahead of schedule in about November this year, giving it an entry price of $27,750 plus on-road costs...


Mini Rocketman a long way from takeoff
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Mini Rocketman a long way from takeoff

Mini’s mission to make a properly tiny model that harks to the original more authentically is hampered by snags, the company says, meaning the feted Mini Rocketman concept remains just that, a concept.  As we reported earlier this week, Mini head of design Anders Warming told UK publication Auto Express an even smaller Mini model made sense for the brand, though admitted “at the moment, we don’t have the right tech solutions, but we are working on it”...


2015 Mini Clubman six-door production model to launch at 2015 Frankfurt motor show
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2015 Mini Clubman six-door production model to launch at 2015 Frankfurt motor show

A production version of the six-doored Mini Paceman concept from this year’s Geneva motor show will launch 12 months from now and stay true to that car’s mould-breaking formula.  Set to premiere at the 2015 Frankfurt motor show in September next year, the second-generation version of the ‘new’ Mini Clubman will do away with the current car’s cumbersome suicide door layout that the company admits pushed the bounds of reason...


More Minis, including an even larger crossover, entirely possible
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More Minis, including an even larger crossover, entirely possible

Don’t be surprised to see the Mini family expand in other directions down the track, since the company sees potential models such as a medium SUV entirely possible so long as they adhere to the fun-to-drive ethos of the regular hatch...


Audi A1 v Mini Cooper : Comparison review
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Audi A1 v Mini Cooper : Comparison review

‘Premium light’ is a term for more than just watered-down beer charged exorbitantly at the footy. The reborn Mini Cooper and original Audi A1 each ask around double that of similarly sized hatchbacks, which start from around $15K, but their makers would argue they are big on flavour and … well, premium-ness. For buyers living in the big smoke, they should be close to ideal...


2014 Toyota Prius C Review
Rating: 6.510 /10
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2014 Toyota Prius C Review

Two and a half years after its introduction to our market, the Toyota Prius C has clearly established itself as the most popular model in the Japanese brand’s dedicated hybrid family. Australia’s smallest and cheapest hybrid outsells the seven-seat Prius V two to one, and more than triples sales of the regular Prius small car...

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$23,990 to $26,990

Audi A1 Sportback : Long-term report five
Rating: 810 /10
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Audi A1 Sportback : Long-term report five

It's five months in with the Audi A1 Sportback, and with one month to go, Dan DeGasperi asks himself: 'do I want to keep it?'...

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2015 Volkswagen Polo Review
Rating: 810 /10
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2015 Volkswagen Polo Review

The updated 2015 Volkswagen Polo makes a good thing even better.

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$16,290 to $20,790

2015 Mazda 2 Review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2015 Mazda 2 Review

The early signs are good for the all-new Mazda 2, as CarAdvice travels to Japan to sample some pre-production prototypes.


Abarth 695 Assetto Corse Review

Abarth 695 Assetto Corse Review

We test the Fiat 500 wild child - the purebred Abarth Assetto Corse race car.


Australians are shunning the market's cheapest cars
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Australians are shunning the market's cheapest cars

After a sustained period of progressive growth, 2014 has been a flat year for new vehicle sales in Australia — and nowhere has the market been hit harder that at the cheapest end.  To the end of July, the Micro and Light vehicle segments are both down at a rate far in excess of the contraction of the market overall, having fallen by 31.7 per cent and 9...


2015 Fiat 500 Review
Rating: 6.510 /10
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2015 Fiat 500 Review

For 2015 there aren't many changes to the Fiat 500, so it's still one of the cutest city cars around. If you want chilli with your 500, then the Abarth models are still the pick.

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$17,000 to $41,000

2015 Honda Jazz Review
Rating: 710 /10
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2015 Honda Jazz Review

Does the new Honda Jazz have what it takes to reclaim its glory?

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$14,990 to $22,490

Honda City v Mitsubishi Mirage sedan : Comparison review
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Honda City v Mitsubishi Mirage sedan : Comparison review

Australia’s largely unloved baby sedan segment has just had some life injected into it with the release of the new Mitsubishi Mirage sedan and second-generation Honda City. Slow sales have meant light sedan rivals have come and gone – Ford Fiesta, Kia Rio, Mazda 2 and the recently axed Nissan Almera – and those that remain are outsold many times over by their five-door siblings, including the Holden Barina, Hyundai Accent and (previous-generation) Toyota Yaris...