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Comparison: Hyundai i30 SR Premium v Mazda 3 SP25 Astina v Volkswagen Golf 110TSI Highline

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Comparison: Hyundai i30 SR Premium v Mazda 3 SP25 Astina v Volkswagen Golf 110TSI Highline

The ever-evolving small car class is again under the spotlight for this test, with the upgraded Mazda 3 and Hyundai i30 here to take on the stalwart Volkswagen Golf...

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That 'good deal' feel at the dealership is fleeting: JD Power sales satisfaction survey
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That 'good deal' feel at the dealership is fleeting: JD Power sales satisfaction survey

A new survey of Australian new-car buyers by international marketing information firm JD Power has found that many motorists do themselves a disservice by not properly researching their dealer of choice. Six factors were considered in the survey, focusing on buyers' experiences with the new-car salesperson, the deal itself, delivery timing, delivery process, dealer facilities, and sales initiation...


2016 Mazda BT-50 XTR Kuroi Pack Review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2016 Mazda BT-50 XTR Kuroi Pack Review

The Mazda BT-50 XTR dual-cab is the subject of deals at the moment, with the cool-looking Kuroi Pack. This staple remains a solid offering.

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$53,590

‘Smiling’ driverless concept developed for pedestrian safety research
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‘Smiling’ driverless concept developed for pedestrian safety research

Semcon, a Swedish-based product development company, has developed 'The Smiling Car', a fictional autonomous car concept that uses a digital smile to let pedestrians know it’s safe to cross the road while the 'driver' goes about their own business inside the car...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for September 16, 2016
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for September 16, 2016

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


2017 Mazda 6 Review
Rating: 8.510 /10
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2017 Mazda 6 Review

Subtle changes inside and out, aim to keep the Mazda 6 fresh in the minds of medium sedan buyers. The segment isn't as popular as it used to be, but the Mazda 6 is still at the top of the pile.

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$48,240

2017 Mazda 6 pricing and specs: Subtle tweaks and new G-Vectoring Control join range
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2017 Mazda 6 pricing and specs: Subtle tweaks and new G-Vectoring Control join range

Australian pricing and specifications have been released for the 2017 Mazda 6 range today - and, while you can read our 2017 Mazda 6 launch review for the full picture, it’s fair to say the changes made in this update are subtle. Model grades and pricing for the revised range are listed below. There’s a 2.5-litre petrol engine, along with a 2...


Mazda CX-9 Azami v Toyota Kluger Grande comparison
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Mazda CX-9 Azami v Toyota Kluger Grande comparison

If you’re looking for a seven-seat SUV there’s a fair chance the Toyota Kluger would have been on your shopping list at some point – and with good reason. It’s stylish, well packaged, competitively priced and has dominated sales in its segment for ages...


2011-2015 Mazda BT-50 recalled for rear seat fix: 33,000 vehicles affected - UPDATE
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2011-2015 Mazda BT-50 recalled for rear seat fix: 33,000 vehicles affected - UPDATE

Update - Mazda Australia has confirmed the number vehicles affected by this recall. See article for details Mazda has issued a recall for 33,655 of its BT-50 dual cab utes sold between 2011 and 2015 over concerns the rear seatbacks could unlock when braking. The manufacturer reports the end of the return spring for the rear folding seat back latch could break, causing the mechanism to malfunction...


Mazda 3, 6, CX-3, CX-5 recalled for tailgate fix: 237,000 vehicles affected - UPDATE
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Mazda 3, 6, CX-3, CX-5 recalled for tailgate fix: 237,000 vehicles affected - UPDATE

Update - Mazda Australia has confirmed the number of vehicles affected by the recall. See article for details Mazda has issued a recall for 237,000 vehicles from its popular 3 hatch, 6 wagon, CX-3 and CX-5 SUV lines over concerns the tailgate struts could break...


2016 Mazda CX-9 Touring AWD Review
Rating: 810 /10
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2016 Mazda CX-9 Touring AWD Review

The 2016 Mazda CX-9 Touring AWD will likely make up the majority of sales of the new-generation seven-seat SUV. Will those buyers be making the right decision?

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$52,890

Mazda MX-5 Cup car: driver set-up at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca
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Mazda MX-5 Cup car: driver set-up at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca

Today was an important day, as the first opportunity we’ve had to look at the car and meet the team responsible for prepping our Mazda MX-5 Cup Car before two practice sessions and qualifying tomorrow. Meathead Racing out of Maryland in the United States are running the two MX-5 Cup cars we are racing (Numbers 75 and 76) at this weekend’s first ever Mazda MX-5 Cup Global Invitational at Laguna Seca...


Weekend Deals on Wheels for September 10
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Weekend Deals on Wheels for September 10

It’s time for the latest instalment of Deals on Wheels, which this week looks at six factory-backed special offers for all you weekend shoppers. This isn’t a promotional campaign, just us trying to offer you some interesting suggestions if you’re in the market for some new wheels. Haggle hard, and happy shopping...


2016 Mazda MX-5 Cup Car Review

2016 Mazda MX-5 Cup Car Review

Okay, so this is not quite Mazda’s latest generation MX-5 – it’s actually the all-new MX-5 Cup Car, which means it’s a full-blown, left-hand-drive race car complete with racing slicks, FIA approved roll cage and a raft of other race-spec componentry. The extra kit is to ensure this car is race ready for this weekend’s first ever Global MX-5 Cup Invitational race at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in California...


Mazda RX-9: successor to RX-7 hero due in 2020 - report
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Mazda RX-9: successor to RX-7 hero due in 2020 - report

The Mazda RX-9 and an accompanying next-generation rotary engine, dubbed SkyActiv-R, has reportedly been approved for production by the Japanese company's board. Japanese magazine Holiday Auto claims that in 2017 Mazda will debut a successor to the RX-7, which went out of production in 2002...


2016 Mazda 3 Range Review
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2016 Mazda 3 Range Review

You’ve made up your mind. You want a Mazda 3, and that’s that. But which Mazda 3 is the right one for you? With six different model variants to choose from, not to mention manual and automatic transmissions and two different bodystyles, there are plenty of options for buyers. That’s where these six cars come in – CarAdvice is here to help you make the right choice, with our 2016 Mazda 3 Range Review...


2017 Mazda 6 update launches in the US, due in Australia by year's end
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2017 Mazda 6 update launches in the US, due in Australia by year's end

A mildly-updated 2017 Mazda 6 has been revealed in the US, bringing the company’s new G-Vectoring Control system and interior enhancements to the medium sedan and wagon. Revealed in the States alongside the newly-refreshed Mazda 3 that has already launched Down Under, the new Mazda 6 looks identical to its predecessor – which was just updated early last year – with all the changes happening in the cabin and under the skin...


2018 Mazda CX-5 spied testing: All-new mid-sizer makes first outing
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2018 Mazda CX-5 spied testing: All-new mid-sizer makes first outing

You may need to look closely, but what you're seeing right here is the all-new 2018 Mazda CX-5 SUV. The CX-5 was the first car to debut with Mazda's new "Kodo" styling themes, debuting in 2011 after first being previewed by the well-received Minagi concept at that year's Geneva motor show...


2016 Mazda 3 Neo Hatch Review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2016 Mazda 3 Neo Hatch Review

The 2016 Mazda 3 Neo is the entry variant in the line-up, but is it the pick of the bunch?

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$20,490 - $22,490

Driver Dynamics driver training with Mazda and the North Melbourne Football Club
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Driver Dynamics driver training with Mazda and the North Melbourne Football Club

Read the article here. Being big supporters of driver training, CarAdvice went along to Sandown Raceway to see if some of the youngest players from the North Melbourne Football Club could kick goals of a different kind... participating in a Level 1 Driver Dynamics defensive driving course.