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Small cars are affordable – but which top seller is truly the cheapest?
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2nd May 2021
5 min read

Small cars are affordable – but which top seller is truly the cheapest?

Small hatchbacks and sedans are still popular. As a category, they sit in fifth place overall – underneath the ever-growing small, medium and large SUV classes, and the dual-cab ute segment. Being fifth means over 10,000 Australian private buyers and businesses take delivery of a small car each month. The prices vary, but entry into one of the most popular nameplates in this segment – i30, Corolla or Mazda 3 – starts from about $25,000.
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Justin Narayan
Q&A: Affordable small SUVs with self-park systems?
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2nd Apr 2021
3 min read

Q&A: Affordable small SUVs with self-park systems?

Hi Justin, Among compact SUVs with automated park assist systems (either as standard or an option pack) are the Volkswagen T-Cross, Peugeot 2008 GT Line (standard), Renault Captur, Ford Puma and the Skoda Kamiq. In the hopes of making it easier for your mother, I've selected systems that have an automated steering function, to take the hassle out of maneuvering into tricky spaces. Hope that helps! Kez Price: From $28,390 before on-road costs
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Kez Casey
The 13 safest cars for kids and babies in Australia
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26th Mar 2021
7 min read

The 13 safest cars for kids and babies in Australia

Safety in cars is an increasingly difficult area to adjudicate, with new technologies and model generations constantly emerging, meaning the goal posts seem to change daily. As such, it pays to get specific when choosing a 'safe' new car for your family.
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Susannah Guthrie
Seven new-car safety features becoming must-haves in 2021
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18th Feb 2021
4 min read

Seven new-car safety features becoming must-haves in 2021

There's little doubt our expectations for new cars are higher than ever. With every passing year, autonomous driving becomes more of a widespread reality, five-star ANCAP ratings are harder to obtain and standard equipment lists grow longer. Put simply: we crave cars that are smarter (and safer) than we are. And manufacturers are answering that craving with a never-ending game of one upmanship.
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Susannah Guthrie
How noise cancellation in cars actually works
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12th Nov 2020
4 min read

How noise cancellation in cars actually works

We talk a lot about road, tyre and engine noise when reviewing cars, applauding the quieter vehicles for their clever sound-deadening measures. But these days, it's not enough just to minimise noise in a car – you have to eliminate it entirely. Enter the era of noise cancellation in cars – the same concept utilised in those fancy headphones everyone uses on planes, but extended to an entire car.
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Susannah Guthrie