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Mazda MX-5 RF vs Mazda MX-5 comparison

If you have about $45-50k to spend on a convertible, there aren’t many good choices. The default pick is, of course, the Mazda MX-5, and as we discussed previously, it would be our pick over its Italian cousin, the Abarth 124, but now there is a new MX-5, one which throws mud at tradition and seeks to attract a new type of buyer to the brand...

Mazda MX-5 RF v Subaru BRZ comparison

Power up front, drive to the back, a stick-shift in the middle – it’s how nature intended sports cars to be. And these two purist offerings – the 2017 Mazda MX-5 RF and the updated 2017 Subaru BRZ – are true to that formula. Both of these Japanese, sporty, fun and affordable cars may follow the same path towards inducing grins, particularly when fitted with manual gearboxes as our test cars are, but there are some fairly large differences between them...

Fun Car Mega Test: CarAdvice readers join us at MotorWorld to test 17 'hot' cars under $60k

We assembled 17 of fittest 'fun cars' under $60k at Sydney Motorsport Park at the recent MotorWorld event and there you, our readers, into the test seats. And we gave the mega test field a spin ourselves. Together, we decide what's hot, what's fun and what is exception value for money...

Abarth 124 Spider v Mazda MX-5 comparison

The fact that both the Mazda MX-5 and the Abarth 124 Spider sports cars exist, side-by-side, is a good thing. In fact, they need each other to survive. You've heard it before: the issue with making a sports car is scale. There is a great deal of development cost involved in getting a vision to production and then, because no one really needs sports cars, the return is generally not all that great...

Mazda 2 Genki v Skoda Fabia Monte Carlo comparison

Light car sales may be down an alarming 16 per cent this year, but they’re still big business. Here we pitch two of the better contenders against each other, one a new kid on the block and the other a well-established leader of the pack. They are the newly launched Skoda Fabia Monte Carlo — a niche player known by relatively few — and the well-loved Mazda 2 Genki, consistently one of the top sellers in this class...

Medium wagon comparison: Hyundai i40 v Mazda 6 v Volkswagen Passat

At the risk of flogging the proverbial horse, we often wonder why more people don’t buy mid-sized wagons over medium SUVs. We understand the appeal of the latter body type’s high riding position, with its greater visibility, ease of access and feeling of safety. But with some equanimity we'd counter that passenger car alternatives often offer more, for less...

Medium SUV Comparison: Hyundai Tucson Highlander v Mazda CX-5 GT v Renault Koleos Intens v Volkswagen Tiguan 132TSI Comfortline

Buyers looking for the perfect medium SUV are faced with a bewildering array of options in what has become Australia’s fastest-growing vehicle segment. This year, a staggering one-in-seven of all new vehicles sold have fought in this class, and there are more than 20 offerings from all over the world tussling for your love and money...

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. All of these vehicles have seen some updates and changes since the start of the year, and we figured it was time to see where the flagship version of each sits among its peers in the class...

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...

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...

Hyundai Santa Fe Highlander v Kia Sorento Platinum v Mazda CX-9 Touring v Nissan Pathfinder ST-L comparison

Sales of large family crossover SUVs continue to boom, and buyers in the market are faced with a bewildering array of options. Here we gather four of the better-selling offerings, headlined by the most recent arrival to the class — the new-generation Mazda CX-9 out of Japan...