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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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2017 Holden Astra RS-V review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2017 Holden Astra RS-V review

Sitting atop the all-new Holden Astra range, the 2017 Holden Astra RS-V is packed with equipment and features. Is that enough to win over buyers of its Japanese, Korean, and German rivals though?

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$30,740 - $31,740

The Shortlist: Petrol, conventional auto, full-size spare wheel - easy, right?

The Shortlist: Petrol, conventional auto, full-size spare wheel - easy, right?

Bruce is in the market for a petrol automatic vehicle to replace his much-loved Citroen C5. Let's see what we can do... Doing what we do, CarAdvice writers are often asked by friends and family, and through our contact page: which car is best for me? Most buyers can identify the top three non-negotiable factors that will guide their purchase decision...


Renault Megane RS about track times, not engine power, says boss
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Renault Megane RS about track times, not engine power, says boss

The just-revealed 2018 Renault Megane RS hot hatch concedes a horsepower advantage to rivals such as the Honda Civic Type-R, Ford Focus RS and Volkswagen Golf R, but having segment-leading power is not relevant to the company’s goals. This is the line we received from Renault Sport managing director Patrice Ratti at the world premiere this week in Frankfurt, where he reiterated that the number one goal remained track-times, not straight-line speed...


2017 Honda Civic RS hatch review: Long-term report four – Urban driving

2017 Honda Civic RS hatch review: Long-term report four – Urban driving

Let's be honest, there's a big perception problem around the 2017 Honda Civic RS hatch. People in the office who ended up taking it for a spin, got into it thinking – because of the RS badge and the aggressive/outspoken styling –that it was going to be a hot hatch. Or, at least a warm hatch...

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$32,290

2018 Honda Civic Type R inspires autonomous lawnmower… and now we want one
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2018 Honda Civic Type R inspires autonomous lawnmower… and now we want one

As part of Honda celebrating 25 years of two of its most iconic nameplates – Fireblade and Type R – the Japanese brand has revealed two fully-functioning special-edition ‘prototypes’ of its robotic lawnmower known as Miimo...


2018 Seat Leon Cupra R revealed
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2018 Seat Leon Cupra R revealed

The 2018 Seat Leon Cupra R has been revealed, ahead of its public debut at next week's Frankfurt motor show. Limited to 799 units, Spain's hottest hot hatch features an uprated version of the Leon Cupra's 2.0-litre turbo four, pumping out 228kW of power in six-speed manual form, and 220kW when equipped with the six-speed DSG self-shifter...


2018 Honda Civic Type R docks in Australia
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2018 Honda Civic Type R docks in Australia

The first 2018 Honda Civic Type R examples destined for Australian garages have arrived on our shores, with an initial shipment docking in Melbourne this week. Some 400 vehicles are scheduled to arrive before the year's end, with more shipments bound for Australia in the coming weeks...


2017 Holden Astra Sedan LTZ review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2017 Holden Astra Sedan LTZ review

The flagship Holden Astra sedan could be the pick of the range, though it misses out on safety tech offered in the hatch.

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$29,790

2018 Skoda Rapid Spaceback on sale now
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2018 Skoda Rapid Spaceback on sale now

The updated 2018 Skoda Rapid Spaceback hatch is on sale now, with pricing set at $23,990 drive-away for the standalone 92TSI model. That price includes the standard fitment of a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, teamed to 1.4-litre four-cylinder turbocharged petrol four-cylinder engine...


2011-15 Ford Focus recalled for fuel tank fix
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2011-15 Ford Focus recalled for fuel tank fix

Ford has issued a recall for 42,988 examples of its Focus small car built between 2011 and 2015, over concerns the fuel tank could crack and leak. The Blue Oval reports that certain vehicles "under particular environmental conditions" may ingest excessive levels of dust, which may block the carbon canister during a purge cycle, causing the fuel tank to reach vacuum levels that exceed design limits...


Hyundai i30 N TCR racer debuts at the Nurburgring
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Hyundai i30 N TCR racer debuts at the Nurburgring

The upcoming 2018 Hyundai i30 N has spawned a racing version for the TCR international touring car championship, with the new track car displayed a the Nurburgring this week. Joining several other TCR versions of popular hatchbacks, such as the Honda Civic, Kia cee'd and Volkswagen Golf, the i30 N TCR is hoped to launch on the racing car market in time for the 2018 season...


The Shortlist: Taller driver, smaller car and lots of kilometres

The Shortlist: Taller driver, smaller car and lots of kilometres

Doing what we do, CarAdvice writers are often asked by friends and family, and through our contact page: which car is best for me? Most buyers can identify the top three non-negotiable factors that will guide their purchase decision. But… where to from there? In this series, we look at these cases and single out three cars that fit the brief...


2017 Volkswagen Jetta 118TSI Highline review
Rating: 710 /10
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2017 Volkswagen Jetta 118TSI Highline review

The 2017 Volkswagen Jetta still has some redeeming features, but is showing its age in the face of a rapidly changing small sedan market.

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2018 Renault Megane RS leaked undisguised
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2018 Renault Megane RS leaked undisguised

The 2018 Renault Megane RS - or RenaultSport Megane, depending on which market you're in - has been caught completely uncovered ahead of its international debut. Images of the new-generation Renault Megane RS have been leaked online, appearing on French auto site Virtuel Car's Facebook page overnight...


2018 Citroen C3 confirmed for October launch, C4 Picasso axed - UPDATE
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2018 Citroen C3 confirmed for October launch, C4 Picasso axed - UPDATE

UPDATE, August 14: Citroen's local arm has confirmed that the C4 Picasso is no longer available in Australia. See bottom of article for details The funky 2018 Citroen C3 has officially been confirmed for the Australian market, with the boldly-styled hatchback to be launched Down Under "in the coming months", over a year since it was first revealed in June 2016...


2018 Skoda Octavia RS on sale in Australia from $38,890, RS245 confirmed
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2018 Skoda Octavia RS on sale in Australia from $38,890, RS245 confirmed

The facelifted 2018 Skoda Octavia RS range has touched down in Australia, starting at $38,890 before on-road costs, or $41,990 drive-away. Six variants, two engines and two body styles will be offered, for now, including the uprated 169kW/350Nm 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine from the Golf 7.5 GTI, along with the familiar 135kW/380Nm 2...


2018 Nissan Leaf: Is this our first official look at its final specs?
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2018 Nissan Leaf: Is this our first official look at its final specs?

We've seen the car in revealing spy photos and shadowy teasers, but this could be our first clear look at what the all-new 2018 Nissan Leaf will offer buyers. According to American automotive listing and sales website Autobytel, the details here are what buyers in that market can expect when the new electric Leaf launches in the year ahead...


2017 Honda Civic RS hatch review: Long-term report two – interior

2017 Honda Civic RS hatch review: Long-term report two – interior

If there’s a brand known for cockpit practicality, it’s this one. And up until this generation, the Honda Civic hatch was the standard bearer in the small car segment. But that’s no longer the case, as the 2017 Honda Civic hatch has done away with its brilliant Magic Seat system that allowed you to store anything from pot plants to pushbikes in the back seat area...

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$32,290