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.
The 'purist' GTI is back. Three doors, limited options, and a good whack cheaper than the regular model. That's the 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI Original. Volkswagen's Australian arm confirmed the new $37,490 offering in August last year, after having first offered the GTI Performance Edition 1 three-door at just over $10,000 more than the Original...
Here we have the new Renault Megane RS 280. With five doors and a more refined design, can it win the hearts of those obsessed with its mental three-door predecessor?
If ever there were an alternative to the average SUV, it's the 2018 Subaru Outback. More kit, better road manners and smart storage solutions complete what is an excellent family chariot.
The new Peugeot 5008 represents an oh-so-Gallic salvo in the fight for buyers in the medium-to-large SUV segment. With its sharp design, sharper pricing and extensive equipment list, is it enough to lure buyers away from more mainstream models?
The Jeep Compass was once our lowest-scoring car. Can the new 2018 Compass prove it's now on the right path?
In the second half of last year, we welcomed a facelifted Nissan X-Trail Ti to the CarAdvice Melbourne office's long-termer garage. As with all of our long-term reviews, our time with the mid-sized X-Trail would be spent in assessing its suitability for the modern family, in a market segment packed to the rafters with options...
The Czech Republic's favourite family hauler-cum-corner brawler has undergone a transformation, adding more power, more torque and even more fun. Introducing the Skoda Octavia RS245 wagon.