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Maybach Vs Rolls-Royce: No Comparison is Possible

Maybach knows exactly how it feels to be the second horse in a one-horse race. It’s a kind of ‘trying too hard’, ‘me too’ Rolls-Royce Phantom that declines to look elegant despite being expensively coiffed, and which has failed to live up to its masters’ sales expectations here and right around the world...

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Hyundai Elantra vs small car competitors: US comparison
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Hyundai Elantra vs small car competitors: US comparison

With the Australian launch of the 2011 Hyundai Elantra coming up next week, it’s an interesting time to look at how the vehicle has been received overseas, where it has already been on sale for a number of months. The people at Cars.com, a US-based automotive site, compared the all-new Hyundai Elantra with four of its key competitors: the Chevrolet Cruze, the new Ford Focus, the Honda Civic and the Kia Forte (Cerato in Australia)...


Chery J1 vs Suzuki Alto: Australia's cheapest hatchbacks
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Chery J1 vs Suzuki Alto: Australia's cheapest hatchbacks

Chery J1 vs Suzuki Alto GL Model Overview   2011 Chery J1 five-door manual hatchback – $10,990 ($11,990 with $1000 cash back) 2011 Suzuki Alto five-door manual hatchback – $12,490   The recently launched Chinese-built Chery J1 is the cheapest new vehicle in Australia, at $10,990 driveaway...


Alfa Romeo MiTo vs Citroen DS3 vs MINI Cooper: sexy hatch comparison
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Alfa Romeo MiTo vs Citroen DS3 vs MINI Cooper: sexy hatch comparison

Alfa Romeo MiTo vs Citroen DS3 vs MINI Cooper   Model Overview   Alfa Romeo MiTo QV – $34,990 Citroen DS3 DSport – $35,990 MINI Cooper S Hatch – $40,700 (Manufacturer's list prices, not including government or dealer charges.) Just 12 months ago, if you wanted to buy a sexy European hatch on a budget that also had a bit of extra punch, the answer was simple: get a MINI Cooper S...


Hyundai i45 vs Kia Optima comparison review
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Hyundai i45 vs Kia Optima comparison review

Models tested: Hyundai i45 Premium and Kia Optima Platinum: 2.4-litre, four cylinder petrol, six-speed automatic, four-door medium sedans. The crowded medium-size car category has two South Koreans shaking up the establishment. Based on specs alone, it's almost impossible to tell them apart; they're essentially cut from the same mould - after all it's the same parent company...


Ford Territory, Toyota Prado, Mazda CX-7, Subaru Outback, Ford Falcon Ute video reviews
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Ford Territory, Toyota Prado, Mazda CX-7, Subaru Outback, Ford Falcon Ute video reviews

CarAdvice today brings you another five expert video reviews from the SUV and Utility segments, rounding out a week of reviews including the light and small segments and the medium and large categories. We start with the Ford Territory, a vehicle that is due to be replaced in April by a significantly updated model...


Ford Falcon, Suzuki Kizashi, Honda Accord Euro, Audi A4 video reviews
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Ford Falcon, Suzuki Kizashi, Honda Accord Euro, Audi A4 video reviews

CarAdvice today brings you another round of expert video reviews, with the latest offerings including vehicles from the medium and large car segments. First cab off the rank is the Ford Falcon, a vehicle that needs no introduction to Australian automotive fans...


Suzuki Alto, Nissan Tiida, Mazda3, Audi A3 video reviews
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Suzuki Alto, Nissan Tiida, Mazda3, Audi A3 video reviews

CarAdvice is rolling out a baker’s dozen new video reviews this week, starting with four cars from the booming light and small car segments: the Suzuki Alto, the Nissan Tiida, the Mazda3 and the Audi A3. What better place to start than with the most inexpensive new car on the market: the Suzuki Alto...


Renault Megane RS 250 v Volkswagen Golf GTI
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Renault Megane RS 250 v Volkswagen Golf GTI

Renault Megane Renault Sport 250 3-door hatch vs Golf GTI 5-door hatch: hot hatch comparison Model overview • 2011 Renault Megane Renault Sport 250 Cup 3-door hatch 2.0 litre turbocharged petrol six-speed manual - $41,990 (Manufacturer's List Price) • 2011 Volkswagen Golf GTI 5-door hatch 2...


Subaru Forester vs Toyota RAV4 vs Nissan X-Trail
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Subaru Forester vs Toyota RAV4 vs Nissan X-Trail

Nissan X-Trail vs Subaru Forester vs Toyota RAV4 Models reviewed: Subaru Forester – $30,990 to $46,990 Nissan X-Trail – $28,490 (2WD) to $45,240 Toyota RAV4 – $28,990 (2WD) to $49,990 Last year saw 114,761 Compact SUVs sold in Australia. That's an increase of more than 30,000 units since 2009 and represents the fastest growing segment in the Australia car market...


Audi TT vs Peugeot RCZ: European 2+2 comparison
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Audi TT vs Peugeot RCZ: European 2+2 comparison

Audi TT 1.8 TFSI vs Peugeot RCZ Model Overview Audi TT 1.8 TFSI six-speed manual – $64,500 Peugeot RCZ 1.6 six-speed manual – $54,990 Peugeot RCZ 1.6 six-speed automatic – $54,990 Peugeot RCZ 2.0 HDi six-speed manual – $54,990 Different cars are designed for different purposes. Some are designed to go fast...


Suzuki Alto v Nissan Micra: light car comparison
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Suzuki Alto v Nissan Micra: light car comparison

Suzuki Alto GLX 5-door hatch vs Nissan Micra ST 5-door hatch Model overview • Nissan Micra ST five-speed manual - $12,990 (Manufacturer’s List Price) • Suzuki Alto GLX five-speed manual - $12,490 (Manufacturer's List Price) The competition in the so-called 'Light Passenger' class is as fiercely contested as any State of Origin decider...


Honda Insight VTi-L v Toyota Prius: hybrid car comparison
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Honda Insight VTi-L v Toyota Prius: hybrid car comparison

Honda Insight VTi-L vs Toyota Prius Model overview Honda Insight VTi-L - $33,490 Toyota Prius - $39,900 Around 11 years after the global launch of the first generation Honda Insight, the all-new second generation has arrived in Australia. The two-variant range includes the entry-level VTi for $29,990, and the top-spec VTi-L at $33,490...


Toyota Rukus vs KIA Soul
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Toyota Rukus vs KIA Soul

Toyota Rukus vs KIA Soul Being a product planner for a major car manufacturer is a tough gig. You need to know what your market wants and almost predict future trends in consumer demand. Some models do surprisingly well in one country and bomb completely in another. Sometimes manufacturers create cars for a market which doesn't exist yet, in the hope of creating demand by doing so...


Diesel Comparison: Ford Focus vs Hyundai i30 vs Mazda3 vs Peugeot 308
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Diesel Comparison: Ford Focus vs Hyundai i30 vs Mazda3 vs Peugeot 308

Ford Focus TDCi vs Hyundai i30 SLX CRDi vs Mazda3 MZR-CD vs Peugeot 308 1.6 XS HDi Model overview   Ford Focus TDCi hatch six-speed sequential - $29,790 Hyundai i30 SLX CRDi hatch four-speed automatic - $28,390 Mazda3 MZR-CD hatch six-speed manual - $29,230 Peugeot 308 1...


Subaru WRX STI vs Volkswagen Golf R vs Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X
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Subaru WRX STI vs Volkswagen Golf R vs Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X

Subaru Impreza WRX STI vs Volkswagen Golf R vs Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X Models tested overview 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STI - $59,990.00 - $65,990 2011 Volkswagen Golf R - $49,990 - $52,490 2010 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X - $61,390...


Video: Porsche 911 GT2 RS vs Porsche 911 Carrera S comparison
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Video: Porsche 911 GT2 RS vs Porsche 911 Carrera S comparison

The Porsche 911 GT2 RS is the most powerful production Porsche 911 ever, but how much better than a normal Porsche 911 Carrera S could it possibly be? Autocar has that answer covered in one of the British publication's latest comparison tests. It's easy to point to the GT2 RS and say it's the better car...


Medium Car Comparison
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Medium Car Comparison

With more and more private buyers downsizing from large cars, the demand for medium cars has been on the rise for some time. To make life easier we've picked our favourite six medium cars to outline their strengths and weaknesses. We picked a price point of under $40,000 (not including on-roads) and looked at the most expensive variant that fell below that price point for each make and model...


Video: Porsche 911 Turbo vs Peugeot RCZ economy run
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Video: Porsche 911 Turbo vs Peugeot RCZ economy run

It's seems a pretty unfair contest, nonetheless, the guys from Autocar wanted to demonstrate how well the big 911 Turbo performed in terms of being clean. To make the contest more unfair/fair, the Peugeot will tour the track near it's maximum threshold whilst the trailing 911 will only be driven hard enough to keep up with the Pug...


Video: Ferrari 458 vs Ducati 1198s race by MotorTrend
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Video: Ferrari 458 vs Ducati 1198s race by MotorTrend

MotorTrend always conduct thorough motoring reviews and provide excellent quality video footage, with no silly sound effects or excessive panning shots. Here's one of the US publication's latest video races featuring the Ferrari 458 Italia pitched up against one of the latest and greatest Ducati superbikes, the Ducati 1198s. Of course, the winner was the...