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Exploring Mulholland Drive: Top down in LA in a Mazda MX-5

It’s a name almost as well known as the city itself – Mulholland Drive in Los Angeles, California. A 15-odd mile (24km) stretch of historic tarmac that winds its way from a defunct Nike nuclear missile silo in Encino to the 101 Freeway in Hollywood...

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Mazda MX-5 Old v New Comparison - First-generation NA v fourth-generation ND
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Mazda MX-5 Old v New Comparison - First-generation NA v fourth-generation ND

Read the article here. Like it or not, the '80s were cool. Madonna and Prince were at the height of their success and big hair wasn't just acceptable, it was encouraged. But a very special thing happened in February of 1989: the Mazda MX-5 was born. It all started with the first-generation Mazda MX-5, the NA. It had an 85kW/130Nm 1...


2016 Mazda MX-5 2.0 GT Review: Long-term report one
Rating: 8.510 /10
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2016 Mazda MX-5 2.0 GT Review: Long-term report one

Living with a new Mazda MX-5 really highlights why everyone needs to own a convertible once in their life.

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$39,550

2016 Holden Cascada Review: Mornington Peninsula weekender
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2016 Holden Cascada Review: Mornington Peninsula weekender

Reviving the long lost art of taking the scenic route, CarAdvice shooter Tom Fraser heads to Victoria's Mornington Peninsula in the 2016 Holden Cascada...

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$42,990

Mazda MX-5 reaches production milestone with one-millionth model
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Mazda MX-5 reaches production milestone with one-millionth model

The one-millionth Mazda MX-5 has been produced in Japan, adding yet another milestone to the iconic soft-top's growing list of historic achievements. Repeatedly recognised by Guinness World Records as the world's best-selling two-seater sports car, the one-millionth Mazda MX-5 ever produced, rolled of the Hiroshima production line on April 22 - 27 years after mass-production of the model first began in April 1989...


2016 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider walkaround
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2016 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider walkaround

Read the article here. Few other cars on sale, at any price, are quite as bittersweet an experience as the 2016 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider. In its happy yellow paintwork and quite bland-looking, smaller (17in front, 18in rear) rolling stock, I’m expecting a markedly diluted experience from the rag-top. And I’d presumed wrongly...


A retro ramble around Sydney in the Fiat 500C Lounge

A retro ramble around Sydney in the Fiat 500C Lounge

The Fiat 500 has been taken to with a comb full of Brylcreem for MY16 and when the new Fiat 500C arrived in the CarAdvice garage, it got us feeling a bit nostalgic. Its makeover may appear subtle, and therefore the analogical equivalent of popping a bit of product in your hair, but the little Fiat has retained that distinct charm and old-school style that still serves to conjure up memories of days gone by...

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$21,000

Mazda MX-5 Old v New Comparison: First-generation NA v fourth-gen ND
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Mazda MX-5 Old v New Comparison: First-generation NA v fourth-gen ND

Whether you're old enough to remember them or not, the 1980s were cool. Icons such as Madonna and Prince were at the height of their success and big hair wasn't just acceptable, it was wholeheartedly encouraged. But on February 10, 1989, something particularly special happened: the Mazda MX-5 made its global debut at the Chicago motor show, giving birth to one of the world's most successful nameplates ever...


2016 Mercedes-AMG S65 Cabriolet to land as Australia's most expensive Merc
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2016 Mercedes-AMG S65 Cabriolet to land as Australia's most expensive Merc

Hot on the heels of our international launch drive of the Mercedes-Benz S500 Cabriolet and Mercedes-AMG S63 Cabriolet variants, speculative local pricing has indicated that the range-topping Mercedes-AMG S65 Cabriolet is likely to become the most expensive Mercedes-Benz on sale in Australia...


2016 Mercedes-Benz SLC Review: SLC300 and SLC43 AMG
Rating: 710 /10
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2016 Mercedes-Benz SLC Review: SLC300 and SLC43 AMG

The SLK badge is gone, replaced by the facelifted SLC. Aside from some minor exterior changes, the big news is under the bonnet especially for the AMG model, with the revered SLK55 AMG replaced by an SLC43 AMG.


Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet axed
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Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet axed

The Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet has been removed from sale in Australia. The drop-top VW Golf model was seen out by the 2015 Exclusive edition, which added extra equipment over the model that had been on sale since 2011...


2017 Range Rover Evoque Convertible Review
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2017 Range Rover Evoque Convertible Review

Read the article here. It was only a matter of time before this happened, the Range Rover Evoque Convertible combines the practicality of an SUV with the fun of a convertible. I’m hoping you can actually see me because the weather has taken a turn for the worse this afternoon...


2016 Ford Mustang EcoBoost Convertible Review
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2016 Ford Mustang EcoBoost Convertible Review

It’s a genuine head turner, guaranteed to attract attention anywhere you go. It’s instantly recognizable and marks return of the modern muscle car to Australia. The Mustang line-up is very simple. There are two body styles, the Fastback and the Convertible, and two engines, a 2.3-litre four cylinder EcoBoost or the 5.0-litre V8...


2016 Mazda MX-5 RF hardtop walk around at New York Auto Show
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2016 Mazda MX-5 RF hardtop walk around at New York Auto Show

Read the article here. The Mazda MX-5 RF made its world premiere in New York, bringing a new twist to the traditional idea of how to produce a folding hardtop. The ‘RF’ in Mazda MX-5 RF, as you’re no doubt wondering, stands for Retractable Fastback, which outlines what you need to know first and foremost about this new take on the world’s most popular convertible...


Mazda MX-5 breaking sales record, luring younger buyers
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Mazda MX-5 breaking sales record, luring younger buyers

The fourth-generation Mazda MX-5 is smashing all-time Australian sales records, but proving just as invaluable is its ability to lure much-needed younger buyers to the badge. The biggest year for the 27-year old Mazda MX-5 badge in Australia is 2006, when the then-new NC managed 1468 units. But since August 2015, the new ND has managed 1251 — and remember, the 2...


2017 Range Rover Evoque Convertible Review
Rating: 810 /10
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2017 Range Rover Evoque Convertible Review

We hit the French Alps in Range Rover's genre-busting Evoque Convertible drop-top SUV...

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$80,605

2017 Range Rover Evoque convertible pricing and specifications
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2017 Range Rover Evoque convertible pricing and specifications

The 2017 Range Rover Evoque convertible is a bold new model from the British marque and could herald the start of a new sub-category in the burgeoning premium SUV market. Based on the Range Rover Evoque three-door coupe, the drop-top is due to arrive in Australia in the third quarter of the year, between July and September...


Mazda MX-5 RF hardtop revealed in New York
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Mazda MX-5 RF hardtop revealed in New York

The Mazda MX-5 RF made its world premiere in New York today, bringing a new twist to the traditional idea of how to produce a folding hardtop. The ‘RF’ in Mazda MX-5 RF, as you’re no doubt wondering, stands for Retractable Fastback, which outlines what you need to know first and foremost about this new take on the world’s most popular convertible...


2016 Audi R8 Spyder spied completely undisguised
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2016 Audi R8 Spyder spied completely undisguised

Another example of the recently revealed second-generation 2016 Audi R8 has been spied in public, this time without its top.  Yes, spy photographers have snapped the next-generation Audi R8 Spyder, roofless and also sans camouflage. The bright yellow convertible's state of undress is likely a sign that the new Spyder is out on promotional film and photography work...


2017 Mercedes-Benz SL Review
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2017 Mercedes-Benz SL Review

Read the article here. For 60-years the Mercedes-Benz SL has set the benchmark for what we expect a sports tourer to be. Now in 2016, with a host of new technology, has Mercedes-Benz raised that benchmark even higher for their most iconic sports car. With a new look, improved power in the SL400 and SL500, and the inclusion of some new gadgets and refinements, the updated R231 SL has plenty more value for the 2017 model year...