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2018 Holden Equinox LS+ v Mazda CX-5 Maxx Sport comparison

Holden thinks it finally has a convincing mid-sized SUV, addressing a major gap in its range. The model is called the Equinox, and the company calls it “Australia’s most user-friendly SUV”...

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2017 Mazda 2 Neo hatch long-term review, report seven: farewell
Rating: 7.710 /10
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2017 Mazda 2 Neo hatch long-term review, report seven: farewell

We've really come to appreciate our Mazda 2 long-termer, but it's time to say goodbye to little Red Rocket.

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$14,990 - $16,990

Mazda MX-5 RF Limited Edition now on sale
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Mazda MX-5 RF Limited Edition now on sale

The Mazda MX-5 Limited Edition has officially gone on sale in Australia, with just 110 available nationally. Priced at $55,790 drive-away, the MX-5 RF Limited Edition gets a host of cosmetic and mechanical upgrades to make the Japanese sports car even sportier...


2018 Mazda MX-5 RF Limited Edition review
Rating: 8.110 /10
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2018 Mazda MX-5 RF Limited Edition review

The Mazda MX-5 RF Limited Edition gives keen drivers a more capable car, but is it worth the spend?

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$52,210

Mazda 2 recalled for parking brake fix
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Mazda 2 recalled for parking brake fix

Mazda has recalled the 2 sedan and hatch, over concerns about the teeth on the parking brake sector gear. According to the company, the shape of the teeth on some parking brake sector gears mightn't be to specification. If the issue occurs, the sector gear and ratchet might suddenly disengage while the parking brake is on, potentially allowing the car to move when parked on a slope...


Cars We Own: 2016 Mazda MX-5 diary

Cars We Own: 2016 Mazda MX-5 diary

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...


VFACTS Flashbacks: January in history
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VFACTS Flashbacks: January in history

Every month, the latest VFACTS report sends CarAdvice into meltdown. Last month, the HiLux and Ranger maintained their spots atop the sales charts, continuing Australia's love affair with the dual-cab ute. But it wasn't always this way. Here's a look at VFACTS data from January 1998, 2003, 2008 and 2013 for a better understanding of how the average Australian buyer's preferences have changed...


2018 Mazda 6 wagon facelift unveiled ahead of Geneva
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2018 Mazda 6 wagon facelift unveiled ahead of Geneva

UPDATE: Mazda has confirmed the turbo-petrol engine from the sedan will be offered in the wagon. The copy has been tweaked to reflect that. Get excited, wagon fans.  The updated Mazda 6 wagon has been revealed ahead of a full debut at the Geneva motor show in March. Up front, the face-lifted wagon adopts the look debuted on the 6 sedan in November 2017...


2017 Mazda 2 Neo hatch long-term review, report six: the road trip
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2017 Mazda 2 Neo hatch long-term review, report six: the road trip

The Mazda 2 Neo has been a great urban runabout for the CarAdvice Melbourne team, but one of the things a car like this is likely to undertake at some stage in its life is tackle a more extended drive. When I think about when I was a teenager (some may argue that it wasn't that long ago), I remember doing a lot of long trips in my parents' old 2000 Honda CR-V, and most friends at the same age did the odd road trip or two as well...


Mazda, Alpine winners in Festival Automobile International design awards
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Mazda, Alpine winners in Festival Automobile International design awards

The Mazda Vision Coupe and Alpine A110 have taken out awards at the Festival Automobile International awards in Paris, France overnight. Alpine's compact Porsche Cayman-hunter was voted Most Beautiful Car of 2017 in a public online vote, while the Vision Coupe won Most Beautiful Concept Car of the Year...


Mazda SkyActiv-3 engines to be EV-clean
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Mazda SkyActiv-3 engines to be EV-clean

  Mazda hasn't even released its SkyActiv-X range of compression-ignition engines yet, but it's touting how clean its next generation of petrol engines will be. In a new report by industry journal Automotive News, Mazda head of powertrains, Mitsuo Hitomi, says the SkyActiv-3 range of petrol engines will be as clean as an electric vehicle (EV) - at least, once you factor in the supply chain of energy creation...


Mazda's rotary engine to make its return in Toyota's autonomous vehicle
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Mazda's rotary engine to make its return in Toyota's autonomous vehicle

Masahiro Moro, head of Mazda North America, has revealed the company's rotary engine will be used in Toyota's future autonomous vehicles. In an interview with Bloomberg, Moro said Mazda's rotary engine technology would be used as a generator to charge the battery and extend the operating range of Toyota's self-driving electric cars...


2018 Mazda CX-9 Azami AWD review
Rating: 8.510 /10
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2018 Mazda CX-9 Azami AWD review

Buying an SUV doesn't mean you need to sacrifice on features or luxury. But is the top-specification Mazda CX-9 Azami AWD worth its price tag?

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$64,790

This mad scientist built a hybrid jet-electric Mazda RX-7
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This mad scientist built a hybrid jet-electric Mazda RX-7

As if rotaries were not loud enough already, a mad scientist by the name of Patrick Huu decided he was going to make a hybrid electric RX-7 using a jet turbine instead of the previous rotary donk. We received a few pictures of the contraption from a friend who recently attended 'Radwood', an ’80s–’90s car show held in Anaheim, California...


Rama Racing's 20B triple-rotor RX-7 is a 1000hp flamethrower
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Rama Racing's 20B triple-rotor RX-7 is a 1000hp flamethrower

While at the Adelaide Motorsport Festival, we shared a garage area with a number of absolutely insane time attack cars. One of which was impossible to miss, as it was literally shooting flames everywhere and making enough noise to rival a military jet fly-over...


Mazda CX-8 confirmed for Australia, here second-half 2018
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Mazda CX-8 confirmed for Australia, here second-half 2018

UPDATE (10/1): Mazda Australia has officially confirmed the CX-8 will be launched Down Under, with the new three-row crossover to arrive sometime in the second half of 2018. See bottom of article for details. The new 2018 Mazda CX-8 SUV, revealed in July last year as a slightly smaller and more sporty-looking alternative to the familiar CX-9, is on its way to Australia...


Top 5 concept cars of 2017
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Top 5 concept cars of 2017

2017 is almost over. It's time for Christmas parties, sunshine and rose-tinted reflection on the year gone by. But here at CarAdvice, we aren't taking our foot off the pedal just yet – instead, we're taking the chance to look back at some of the most interesting, exciting and downright strange stories published this year...


Five tech breakthroughs from 2017
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Five tech breakthroughs from 2017

2017 is almost over. It's time for Christmas parties, sunshine and rose-tinted reflection on the year gone by. But here at CarAdvice, we aren't taking our foot off the pedal just yet – instead, we're taking the chance to look back at some of the most interesting, exciting and downright strange stories published this year...


2017 Mazda CX-3 Maxx review
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2017 Mazda CX-3 Maxx review

The Mazda CX-3 Maxx offers a good all-round package for not a huge amount of coin. Is it the pick of the range? James Wong finds out...


Mazda BT-50 recalled over fire risk - UPDATE
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Mazda BT-50 recalled over fire risk - UPDATE

Approximately 20,000 Mazda BT-50 utes has been recalled over concerns grass and other debris could accumulate in the underbody, potentially posing a fire hazard. Owners are warned that driving over high grass - particularly dried-out grass - can cause the buildup of debris, and come into contact with the vehicle's exhaust system...