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2017 Honda Civic VTi-S hatch review

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2017 Honda Civic VTi-S hatch review

The Honda Civic has seen a return to form for the Japanese brand, but the VTi-S hatchback is losing ground to rapidly-improving rivals.

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2017 Skoda Yeti, Rapid recalled for seatbelt fix
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2017 Skoda Yeti, Rapid recalled for seatbelt fix

Skoda has issued a recall for 54 vehicles across the 2017 model-year Yeti SUV and Rapid hatchback lines over concerns faulty front seat belt tensioners could detach in a collision. The Czech manufacturer reports that the gas generator of some front seatbelt tensioners have been incorrectly crimped onto the actuator pipe of the belt tensioner...


2017 Hyundai i30 SR review
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2017 Hyundai i30 SR review

There's little doubt the small car segment is one of the most hotly contested. But what if you need something sporty, yet not outrageously expensive? The 2017 Hyundai i30 SR might be your solution. See the full article here.


Jay Kay's Lancia Delta Integrale goes to auction
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Jay Kay's Lancia Delta Integrale goes to auction

The 1993 Lancia Delta Integrale Evoluzione II Sedici owned by Jamiroquai frontman, Jay Kay, is going up for auction. The Italian hatchback was imported to the UK in 2000, where nine years later, Kay purchased the little red rocket, adding it to his ever-changing car collection. Back then it sold for around AUD $22,000, but it's expecting to fetch up to $58,000 this time around...


$30k Family Car mega test
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$30k Family Car mega test

While the car industry seems intent on reinventing and cross-pollinating shapes, sizes and themes to create a different family vehicle, equally families who buy and use such vehicles can be incredibly diverse in terms of needs and wants...


2014-17 Peugeot 308, 508 recalled for starter motor fix - UPDATE
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2014-17 Peugeot 308, 508 recalled for starter motor fix - UPDATE

French automaker Peugeot has issued a recall for 1058 examples of its 308 and 508 model lines sold between November 2014 and March 2017 over concerns a faulty starter motor connection could pose a fire risk. The company reports that the 12-Volt starter motor connection lug could be fitted incorrectly, and touch a metal component...


2012-13 Mercedes-Benz A-Class, B-Class recalled for brake fix
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2012-13 Mercedes-Benz A-Class, B-Class recalled for brake fix

Mercedes-Benz has issued a recall for approximately 4000 examples of its A-Class and B-Class vehicles built between February 2012 and June 2013 over concerns the brake booster could fail. According to the German marque, the connection on the brake booster vacuum hose could break, resulting in a lack of power assistance to the braking system...


2019 Ford Focus to be sourced from China for North America
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2019 Ford Focus to be sourced from China for North America

The next-generation Ford Focus, due to hit the North American market in 2019, is set to be produced at the company's plant in China for American customers, the company revealed recently...


2017 Volkswagen Golf 7.5 review
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2017 Volkswagen Golf 7.5 review

See the full article here. There wasn't much wrong with the seventh-generation Volkswagen Golf, but the new 7.5 version borders on perfection. It's quite possibly the best all-round hatchback ever built.


2017 Hyundai i30 Active review
Rating: 810 /10
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2017 Hyundai i30 Active review

The entry-level Hyundai i30 Active offers a sharp value proposition. This car should finally erase memories of the company's past "cheap and cheerful" image.

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$20,950 - $25,950

2017 Renault Megane drive-away pricing announced
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2017 Renault Megane drive-away pricing announced

Drive-away pricing for the 2017 Renault Megane range has been announced this week, following shortly after the recent releases of the sedan and wagon body styles, with the range now kicking off from $22,990 on the road...


2018 Honda Civic Type R missed out on auto gearbox due to weight concerns
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2018 Honda Civic Type R missed out on auto gearbox due to weight concerns

The 2018 Honda Civic Type R hatch will be offered solely with a six-speed manual transmission because an auto would have mucked up the weight balance of the car. That’s according to Yuji Matsumochi, assistant large project leader for the 10th-generation Civic powertrain at Honda Japan...


Mazda Old v New: 2017 Mazda 3 SP25 Astina v 1980 323 De-Luxe
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Mazda Old v New: 2017 Mazda 3 SP25 Astina v 1980 323 De-Luxe

This year marks the 40th anniversary of Mazda's small car in Australia, so we've pitched the current flagship Mazda 3 SP25 Astina against the 1980 323 hatch to see just how times have changed...


2018 Honda Civic Type R review
Rating: 810 /10
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2018 Honda Civic Type R review

The 2018 Honda Civic Type R is a hoot at the track, and composed on the road.

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$50,990

CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for June 30, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for June 30, 2017

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...


The Shortlist: Up to $20,000, sporty, room for a surfboard and P-plate friendly

The Shortlist: Up to $20,000, sporty, room for a surfboard and P-plate friendly

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...

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$18,990

2018 Renault Megane RS: two chassis and four-wheel steering confirmed for French hot hatch
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2018 Renault Megane RS: two chassis and four-wheel steering confirmed for French hot hatch

With anticipation building ahead of its expected 2017 Frankfurt motor show unveiling, Renault has officially announced that its all-new 2018 Renault Megane RS will not only feature a choice of two chassis setups, but also the first-time addition of four-wheel steering...


2018 Nissan Leaf spied in production body
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2018 Nissan Leaf spied in production body

The next-generation Nissan Leaf has been spied this week, giving us a better look at what to expect from the Japanese company's upcoming overhaul for its electric hatchback. Despite being shrouded in heavy black-and-white camouflage, we can see the overall shape for the new Leaf, which in most ways looks like an enlarged version of the latest Micra micro car - which isn't sold in Australia, yet...


2015 Peugeot 308 recalled for steering fix
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2015 Peugeot 308 recalled for steering fix

A selection of 2015 Peugeot 308 vehicles sold during January 2015 have been recalled this week, over concerns faulty bolts could cause a loss of steering control. The French manufacturer reports affected units may be fitted with front wishbone bolts that do not meet correct specifications...


Kia tops US JD Power quality survey again, VW beats Toyota
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Kia tops US JD Power quality survey again, VW beats Toyota

Kia has once again come out on top of the JD Power Initial Quality Study in the United States, making it the second year in a row the Korean manufacturer has ranked highest in the independent survey. Last year the company was the first non-premium automotive brand in 27 years to outdo the competition, and once again Kia has beaten premium manufacturers like Porsche, Lexus and Audi, along with mainstream players like Ford, Hyundai and Toyota...