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2018 Skoda Fabia 81TSI review

The MY18 Skoda Fabia offers a competitive, if flawed package in the tightly-contested light car segment...

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2017 Volkswagen Polo Urban review
Rating: 810 /10
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2017 Volkswagen Polo Urban review

The 2017 Volkswagen Polo Urban is really good – for the money, there's not a better city car in the segment.

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$16,990

2017 Mazda 2 Maxx review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2017 Mazda 2 Maxx review

The 2017 Mazda 2 Maxx may be a solid and safe choice in the popular city car segment, but it does lack the interior refinement of its competitors.

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$19,690

2018 Volkswagen Polo review
Rating: 8.510 /10
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2018 Volkswagen Polo review

Mini Golf isn't just a fun game. It's also the best descriptor for the imminent 2018 Volkswagen Polo, which takes the company's smallest model (in Australia) to new heights, in terms of space, in-car tech and dynamic sophistication.


2018 Toyota Prius C review
Rating: 6.510 /10
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2018 Toyota Prius C review

The facelifted 2018 Toyota Prius C sees some inclusions, but it remains expensive in its class despite its best intentions.

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$24,040

2017 Mazda 2 Neo sedan review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2017 Mazda 2 Neo sedan review

The Mazda 2 Neo might be the cheapest sedan in the Japanese car maker's range, but it does offer premium quality... mostly.

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$14,990 - $16,990

2017 Mazda 2 GT hatch review
Rating: 710 /10
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2017 Mazda 2 GT hatch review

The new flagship 2017 Mazda 2 GT will appeal to buyers who want the brand's stylish design and a funky interior, but it falls short in other ways.

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$23,680

2017 Suzuki Swift GLX Turbo review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2017 Suzuki Swift GLX Turbo review

The new Suzuki Swift gets the company's thrummy three-cylinder turbo in flagship GLX trim. Can it cut it at the top end of the light car segment?

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$22,990

2017 Hyundai Accent Sport hatchback review
Rating: 6.510 /10
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2017 Hyundai Accent Sport hatchback review

The standalone 2017 Hyundai Accent Sport takes bits of both of the existing variants, and combines them into a punchy and affordable offering in the light car class. Shame it's feeling its age.


2017 Mazda 2 Neo hatch review: Long-term report five – Team review

2017 Mazda 2 Neo hatch review: Long-term report five – Team review

It's been a couple of months since we took delivery of our 2017 Mazda 2 Neo long-termer, and in that time it's been driven by numerous CarAdvice employees. So far we've covered urban commuting, infotainment, along with interior comfort and practicality. However we haven't really heard from the wider team...

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2017 Renault Clio Zen review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2017 Renault Clio Zen review

The recently updated 2017 Renault Clio has doubled-down on its French flair, but is it still a worthy challenger in a hotly-contested segment?


2017 Suzuki Ignis review: Long-term report six – farewell
Rating: 810 /10
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2017 Suzuki Ignis review: Long-term report six – farewell

After six months in the CarAdvice garage, it's time to say goodbye to the Suzuki Ignis – a micro car we've come to love and appreciate for its value, flexibility and funky design.

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$18,990

2017 Suzuki Swift GL manual review
Rating: 6.510 /10
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2017 Suzuki Swift GL manual review

Like the 2017 Suzuki Swift? There are better models in the range than the base version.

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$15,990

2017 Mazda 2 Neo hatch review: Long-term report four – Interior comfort and practicality

2017 Mazda 2 Neo hatch review: Long-term report four – Interior comfort and practicality

Our Mazda 2 Neo has settled in quite nicely at the CarAdvice Melbourne office, proving to be an ideal vehicle to commute to and from the inner city. However, there have been numerous occasions where the Red Rocket has been called on to do more load-lugging duties, and for many buyers of this car you will likely have the odd occasion where a few passengers or luggage will be stuffed in the back of the little hatch...

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$16,990

2018 Honda City VTi-L review
Rating: 710 /10
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2018 Honda City VTi-L review

The updated 2018 Honda City gets a fresh look and mild equipment updates, but class-leading practicality can only get you so far.

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$21,590

2017 Mazda 2 Neo hatch review: Long-term report three – Infotainment

2017 Mazda 2 Neo hatch review: Long-term report three – Infotainment

Our 2017 Mazda 2 Neo long-termer certainly has a lot of strengths, including its cute looks, zippy drivetrain, and its comfortable driving experience. However, one major drawback  of the entry-level model is its infotainment system – or lack of. Unlike higher-spec versions of the little hatch and sedan, the Neo grade misses out on Mazda's MZD Connect infotainment system, which incorporates a 7...

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$16,990

2017 Suzuki Ignis GLX auto review: Long-term report five – engine, gearbox and efficiency
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2017 Suzuki Ignis GLX auto review: Long-term report five – engine, gearbox and efficiency

Five months with a car in your personal garage pretty much tells you everything you need to know about its foibles and individual characteristics. That’s even more the case when the vehicle in question encourages you to drive it as often as we drove the 2017 Suzuki Ignis GLX – as I’ve written in previous updates, my partner and I tend to favour the Ignis above just about every other test vehicle...


2017 Mazda 2 Neo hatch review: Long term report two – The daily grind

2017 Mazda 2 Neo hatch review: Long term report two – The daily grind

It's been a month now since we took delivery of our 2017 Mazda 2 Neo hatch long termer, and for this update we're going to focus on one of the most important jobs a city-sized car will ever do – the #DailyGrind. While that term can mean many things to different people, the daily commute for the average person is the trip to and from work, which the little 'Soul Red' Mazda 2 has been tasked with just about every day since it arrived...

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2017 Suzuki Ignis GLX auto review: Long-term report four – around town practicality
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2017 Suzuki Ignis GLX auto review: Long-term report four – around town practicality

Those of you wondering whether I like micro cars should probably know that I own a late first-gen Smart Fortwo – yes, I’m a little partial to the idea of a useful city car. That could be part of the reason I ended up as custodian of the 2017 Suzuki Ignis GLX… We’ve had the Smart for nearly three years now, and on a weekend, it almost always gets used more than any big dollar press car...


2017 Renault Clio Intens review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2017 Renault Clio Intens review

The 2017 Renault Clio range has been rejigged, with a new 'luxurious' model at the top of the range. This is it – the new Clio Intens.

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$22,990