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2018 Mazda 6 Atenza turbo v 2005 Mazda 6 MPS comparison

I like the idea of new things, new technologies, and new possibilities. But when reality sinks in, I still tend to prefer the experience of old things. That’s not always true, of course...

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2019 Mazda CX-3 review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2019 Mazda CX-3 review

You could be forgiven for missing the changes to Mazda’s CX-3 at a glance, but Mazda knows its recipe for success pretty well and has stuck to it for the small SUV’s most recent update.

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$21,790 - $39,190

2019 Mazda CX-3 pricing and specs
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2019 Mazda CX-3 pricing and specs

Mazda has revealed pricing and specifications for its 2019 CX-3 small SUV range, which follows the lead of international versions by introducing a new centre console design with armrest and a new larger 1.8-litre diesel engine option. Amongst 2019 model year changes the CX-3 adopts a rear-view camera as standard equipment for the base model which sees a 7...


The automotive name of thrones: Local heroes
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The automotive name of thrones: Local heroes

Australia might not be the manufacturing epicentre of its own automotive ecosystem anymore, but there was once a time when being ‘Australia’s own’ was the only chance car brands had at success. There’s no doubt some car names have become icons unto themselves, though – to the point where they almost overshadow the brands that delivered them...


2018 Kia Optima Si review
Rating: 7.410 /10
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2018 Kia Optima Si review

Fresh faced as part of a midlife update, the 2018 Kia Optima plots a steady course in a declining market segment, but is Kia’s midsizer any better or worse than the rest of its often underappreciated competitors?

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$33,390

Father’s Day 2018: A CarAdvice gift guide
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Father’s Day 2018: A CarAdvice gift guide

There’s gifts, and then there’s Father's day gifts. And, if your dad is a hardcore petrol head, or even just a casual auto enthusiast, these specially handpicked gifts as highlighted by the dads in the CarAdvice office ought to bring a smile to your old man’s dial come father day morning...


2018 Alpina B4 S coupe review
Rating: 7.910 /10
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2018 Alpina B4 S coupe review

Individuality matters as mass market sameness turns Australia’s collective carpark into a seething mass of silver SUV sameness. So how can you stand out from the pack? With something subtle like the Alpina B4 S, of course.


The automotive name of thrones: Conventions
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The automotive name of thrones: Conventions

Car companies put a lot of time and effort into the names of their vehicles. Some are overnight successes, while others are more of a slow road to success and others still are just plain embarrassing. There’s no doubt some car names have become icons unto themselves to the point where they almost overshadow the brands they come from...


2018 Holden Calais-V Tourer v Subaru Outback 3.6R
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2018 Holden Calais-V Tourer v Subaru Outback 3.6R

Sunny days at the beach, camping trips at the weekend, making new paths to new destinations. Not quite what you’d expect a humble station wagon to do, yet for years Aussie families did just that with trusty and rugged Kingswoods and Falcons. Fast-forward to the present and times have changed...


2018 Honda CR-V VTi review
Rating: 7.910 /10
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2018 Honda CR-V VTi review

While it may be the entry point to the CR-V range, the base-grade VTi neither looks nor feels like a cut-price path into Honda’s refreshingly competent medium SUV.


2018 Honda Odyssey VTi-L review
Rating: 7.110 /10
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2018 Honda Odyssey VTi-L review

Call it what you like, MPV, minivan, people mover… The Honda Odyssey can’t muster the same level of enthusiasm as similarly sized SUVs with seven seats.


2019 Audi Q3 leaked ahead of official unveiling
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2019 Audi Q3 leaked ahead of official unveiling

Just one day ahead of its scheduled official reveal, images of the 2019 Audi Q3 have snuck online, revealing what to expect from the second generation small premium SUV. UPDATE, 25/7/18: The new Q3 has been officially revealed. Read more here. As hinted at in an earlier teaser video the new Q3 adopts a look not too far removed from that of the flagship Q8, speedily bringing the Q3’s look up to speed...


2018 Ford Mondeo Titanium EcoBoost v Mazda 6 Atenza turbo comparison
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2018 Ford Mondeo Titanium EcoBoost v Mazda 6 Atenza turbo comparison

Medium-sized passenger cars, like many other ‘traditional’ segments, are on the nose with Aussie buyers as SUVs continue to star in the sales charts. That makes buyers of cars like the Ford Mondeo and Mazda 6 real winners, with once humdrum medium sedans pushing into near-premium territory as a play to gain buyer attention...


2018 Mazda BT-50 GT dual-cab review
Rating: 7.410 /10
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2018 Mazda BT-50 GT dual-cab review

Without base changes to keep it fresh, Mazda Australia has turned to window dressing to keep BT-50 sales buoyant. With a few more years to run before an all-new replacement arrives, Mazda’s ute gets a new face to help carry it through while the fundamentals fall into a holding pattern.


2018 LDV T60 Luxe 4x4 automatic review: Owner loaner
Rating: 7.210 /10
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2018 LDV T60 Luxe 4x4 automatic review: Owner loaner

Australia’s love affair with utes shows no signs of slowing, presenting a prime opportunity for new entrants like the LDV T60 to slot in. While the Chinese brand is far from a household name right now, it could be just one convincing product away from success. Could the T60 be the one?