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Geneva Motor Show: 10 past concepts we wish made production

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Geneva Motor Show: 10 past concepts we wish made production

Each year the Geneva motor show provides a testing ground of new ideas and concepts for everyone from established manufacturers to design consultancies and dream-weaving hypercar builders...

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Mazda MX-5: You don’t mess with imperfection

Mazda MX-5: You don’t mess with imperfection

Like something of a blank canvas, over the last 30 years the Mazda MX-5 has become the launching point for all manner of modified motoring fantasies. You’ll find them crammed full of GM V8s, Ford V6s, Mazda’s own rotary engines, or a massive variety of turbocharged and supercharged upgrades. Some have been lowered, some have been lifted (yup, off-road and rally roadsters are a thing)...


2018 Mazda 3 Maxx Sport hatch review
Rating: 8.110 /10
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2018 Mazda 3 Maxx Sport hatch review

The Mazda 3 is a firm favourite with Aussie buyers, and now with added equipment and a lower drive-away price for the Maxx Sport version, its value is better than ever.


2019 Infiniti QX30 review
Rating: 6.510 /10
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2019 Infiniti QX30 review

A simplified range and much sharper pricing give Infiniti’s small QX30 SUV a much-needed brush-up for 2019. But without any core changes, there’s still plenty of room for improvement.

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$56,900

2018 Mazda CX-3 Akari AWD review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2018 Mazda CX-3 Akari AWD review

Mazda’s popular CX-3 small-SUV range continues to sell in mainstream numbers, but with a somewhat premium premise. To find out just how aspirational the compact soft-roader is, we put the range-topping Akari model to the test.


2019 Ford Endura Titanium review
Rating: 7.810 /10
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2019 Ford Endura Titanium review

Some big SUVs come with seven seats; in fact, the vast majority do. The 2019 Ford Endura doesn’t, which may limit its appeal to some families, but might be just the thing for others.

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$67,990

2019 BMW M3 CS review
Rating: 7.910 /10
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2019 BMW M3 CS review

Track car, family car, potential future classic. The M3 CS does everything a regular M3 does only better… Mostly.

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$179,529

Suzuki Jimny: You don’t mess with imperfection

Suzuki Jimny: You don’t mess with imperfection

The CarAdvice Melbourne office has just had not one, but two 2019 Suzuki Jimnys pass through its garage – one auto, one manual. As unlikely as it seems, this tiny little shipping crate on wheels is shaping up to be one of 2019s hottest new releases. Every time we mention it on the site or on social media it attracts a swarm of comments and reactions...

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$23,990

2019 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV ES ADAS review
Rating: 7.310 /10
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2019 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV ES ADAS review

It may be new and novel today, but plug-in hybrid technology will slowly infiltrate the mainstream. Right now, Mitsubishi holds a place in the early adopter queue with the Outlander PHEV, but is this the next chapter in Australia’s motoring future?


Holden Acadia v Mazda CX-9 v Toyota Kluger comparison
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Holden Acadia v Mazda CX-9 v Toyota Kluger comparison

Seven-seat SUVs are fast becoming Australia’s must-have family utility tool. Station wagons are passé, and the flexibility to add two extra passengers at a moment’s notice is a lure too strong to ignore. To put some of the more urban-friendly family haulers to the test, we’ve assembled the Toyota Kluger and Mazda CX-9 and aimed them directly at the face of the recently introduced Holden Acadia – Holden's new family hero arriving via American subsidiary, GMC...


2019 Ford Ranger XLT 2.0 4x4 auto review
Rating: 8.410 /10
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2019 Ford Ranger XLT 2.0 4x4 auto review

Aussies don’t like small engines – at least not in big, tough work utes – so is the new 2.0-litre Ford Ranger hammering the nails in its own coffin? Not just yet it seems.

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$59,390

2019 Mercedes-AMG E53 coupe review
Rating: 8.310 /10
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2019 Mercedes-AMG E53 coupe review

Everything old is new again, and in the case of the Mercedes-AMG E53, the inline six-cylinder engine makes a triumphant return as the supporting act to the brand’s V8 superstars.


2018 Mazda CX-8 Sport FWD review
Rating: 7.810 /10
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2018 Mazda CX-8 Sport FWD review

Mazda’s bet-hedging large-SUV policy sees it park two distinct family truckers alongside each other in showrooms, with the CX-8 appealing to diesel fans for whom the petrol CX-9 just won’t do.


Detroit motor show: 10 of the worst concepts from history
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Detroit motor show: 10 of the worst concepts from history

The 2019 Detroit motor show didn’t deliver any concepts to send the world recoiling in horror, but its track record hasn’t always been clean. As a counterpoint to some of the best over the last 20 years, we’ve also dug up a few of the less agreeable stars to grace the Detroit stage...


2018 Peugeot 3008 Active review
Rating: 8.310 /10
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2018 Peugeot 3008 Active review

Sharply tailored and a little bit different from the rest of the medium-SUV herd, Peugeot’s 3008 Active provides an intriguing alternative to its less vibrant opposition.