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Honda Jazz VTi v Kia Rio S comparison

Whether you're looking for a first car, or just something to take down to the station every day, or maybe even a last car, there are some fairly fantastic brand-new vehicles out there for as little as $15,000...

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2017 Mazda 2 Neo hatch review: Long-term report one – Introduction

2017 Mazda 2 Neo hatch review: Long-term report one – Introduction

My #firstcar! Well, sort of. Here's the latest addition to CarAdvice's long term fleet: the 2017 Mazda 2 Neo, finished in the Japanese company's signature Soul Red paint. Starting at $14,990 before on-road costs, our tester is equipped with the optional six-speed automatic transmission ($2000), and the aforementioned special paint ($300), bringing the as-tested price to $17,290 plus ORCs...

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$16,990

Toyota Yaris GRMN five-door spied
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Toyota Yaris GRMN five-door spied

A five-door version of the Toyota Yaris GRMN hot hatch has been spied during development testing in Europe this week. When it was first revealed at the Geneva motor show in March, Toyota said the production companion to the Yaris WRC car would only be made available in three-door form like the vehicle that debuted at the event, however, these latest images suggest otherwise...


Nissan Micra, Note potential fits for Australia - CEO
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Nissan Micra, Note potential fits for Australia - CEO

The Nissan Micra and Note light cars could be potential future candidates for the Australian market, according to the company's local CEO. Speaking with CarAdvice at the launch drive of the updated 2017 X-Trail range, Nissan Australia's managing director and CEO, Richard Emery, said the two small models could possibly be offered locally in the future should the business case stack up...


2017 Abarth 595 here in October
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2017 Abarth 595 here in October

The facelifted 2017 Abarth 595 hot hatch range will finally arrive in Australia this October, more than a year after it was first revealed. Speaking with CarAdvice, director of corporate communications at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) Australia, Glenn Butler, said the hold-up was due to a change in manufacturing procedures for our market...


2017 Mini Seven special edition arrives in Australia
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2017 Mini Seven special edition arrives in Australia

The 2017 Mini Seven special edition range has arrived in Australia this week, a year after it was originally revealed, bringing a host of extras for a relatively small price increase. Available as an option package on all Mini three-door and five-door models from now until July 31, the Seven special edition adds around $7000 in additional specification for a $2000 increase over the base car...


2017 Renault Clio pricing and specs: Facelifted hatch brings sharper pricing, more kit
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2017 Renault Clio pricing and specs: Facelifted hatch brings sharper pricing, more kit

The updated 2017 Renault Clio range has hit Australian showrooms this week, bringing a revised look, added features and sharp pricing. Starting at $15,990 plus on-road costs for the entry-level Life manual and stretching to $22,990 for the Intens and GT-Line range toppers, the new Clio starts over $2000 cheaper than the model it replaces...


2017 Kia Rio SLi review
Rating: 6.510 /10
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2017 Kia Rio SLi review

Kia's flagship small car is approaching premium territory, at least in terms of price. Can it play with the big boys at the higher end of the light car segment?

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$16,990 - $22,990

2017 Fiat 500 Mirror adds latest smartphone tech
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2017 Fiat 500 Mirror adds latest smartphone tech

The special-edition 2017 Fiat 500 Mirror has been revealed in Europe with the latest smartphone connectivity, but it appears buyers in Australia are set to miss out. The new Fiat 500 Mirror model is named after its smartphone mirroring tech, with the media system including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto - two in-demand items from consumers, particularly in the city car segment of the market...


2017 Suzuki Ignis GL review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2017 Suzuki Ignis GL review

It's the happiest looking car on the market, but does the entry-grade Suzuki Ignis still have enough to make it a real city-car character?

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$16,990

2017 Kia Rio Si review
Rating: 710 /10
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2017 Kia Rio Si review

The all-new 2017 Kia Rio Si picks up where its predecessor left off, but a dated powertrain and transmission combo spoil what is otherwise a very solid package.

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$16,990 - $22,990

2017 Mazda 2 pricing and specs: Standard AEB, improved dynamics and new range-topper
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2017 Mazda 2 pricing and specs: Standard AEB, improved dynamics and new range-topper

The updated Mazda 2 city car range has launched, bringing with it more safety equipment, claimed dynamic improvements and a new range-topping GT variant to battle the Euros - while keeping pricing unchanged. The mid-life upgrade to one of Australia’s top-selling light cars arrives as sales in this part of the market continue to struggle, despite fuel prices and ever-increasing urbanisation...


2017 Toyota Yaris SX review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2017 Toyota Yaris SX review

The updated 2017 Toyota Yaris light hatch may be plain as original chips, but it's surprisingly lovable and fun to drive.

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$17,330 - $18,860

2010 Mitsubishi i-MiEV recalled for motor fix
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2010 Mitsubishi i-MiEV recalled for motor fix

The 2010 model-year Mitsubishi i-MiEV has been recalled over concerns a faulty Cell Motor Unit (CMU) could cause the vehicle to roll backwards when trying to accelerate up an incline. Mitsubishi reports 112 vehicles are fitted with a CMU that incorrectly judges changes to the temperature and voltage of the main traction battery when the car is rolling backwards, which could cause it to roll backwards on an incline rather than accelerate forward...


2017 Toyota Yaris pricing and specs - UPDATE
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2017 Toyota Yaris pricing and specs - UPDATE

Update - Toyota has officially announced pricing and specifications for the updated Yaris range. See article for details Pricing and specifications for the 2017 Toyota Yaris have been released this week, bringing a fresh look and new driver assistance technologies to the Japanese company's little hatch...


2017 Holden Barina LT review
Rating: 6.510 /10
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2017 Holden Barina LT review

The light car segment is more competitive than it's ever been in Australia, and buyers get more value for money than they ever have. The Barina has its work cut out.

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$20,390

Toyota Yaris GRMN hot hatch the first of many Gazoo Racing models to come
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Toyota Yaris GRMN hot hatch the first of many Gazoo Racing models to come

The new Toyota Yaris GRMN hot hatch is set to be the first of a range of special sporty models from the Japanese brand's Gazoo Racing offshoot. That go-fast team is headed by Tetsuya Tada, the 'godfather' of the Toyota 86 - and at the 2017 Geneva motor show, Tada-san told CarAdvice he plans for more models to follow the Yaris's lead...


2017 Mazda 2 update revealed in leaked brochure
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2017 Mazda 2 update revealed in leaked brochure

The updated Mazda 2 hatchback has been revealed in leaked images of a Japanese brochure this week, ahead of its local launch next month. Posted online by CarDrive, the images show that this facelift will be relatively minor, with the major changes reserved for the interior and under the skin...


2018 Honda City pricing and specs: Revised styling, new features
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2018 Honda City pricing and specs: Revised styling, new features

The facelifted 2018 Honda City light sedan has been revealed and detailed ahead of its local arrival in April, starting at $15,990 plus on-road costs. Looking very similar to the Indian-market model revealed a fortnight ago, the revised City gets a new face, an updated infotainment system and extra equipment...


2017 Skoda Fabia: 1.0 three-pot and upgrades coming to Australia in July
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2017 Skoda Fabia: 1.0 three-pot and upgrades coming to Australia in July

The Skoda Fabia will get a heart transplant later this year, with the Czech company announcing its light car will get a new 1.0-litre three-cylinder turbo within the next six months. Replacing the current 1.2 TSI four-cylinder turbo, the new three-pot matches its predecessor in power while also offering more torque and improved fuel efficiency...