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Past Blast: Ford Mustang, old and new

Classic. Ageless. Iconic. Legend. All words thrown about these days when referring to everything from the latest iPad to overpriced celebrity inspired sneakers. But in the automotive world, certain models of car are truly worthy of such illustrious titles...

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Lotus Elise old v new: Series 1 and Series 3
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Lotus Elise old v new: Series 1 and Series 3

Have you changed much in 22 years? What was your mobile phone like in 1996? Was your TV 2cm thick yet large enough to block out the sun 22 years ago? Neither was mine. In 1996, to crack a 0–100km/h time in 4.7 seconds required something like a Ferrari F355, while these days a practical and affordable Ford hatchback is a tenth faster...


REVISIT: Abarth 595 Old v New, 1970 to 2017
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REVISIT: Abarth 595 Old v New, 1970 to 2017

When it came time for us to add another car to the CarAdvice collection, we realised there was a giant hole – it was one that had to be filled by an Italian car. Ferrari or Lamborghini weren’t the most practical options, so last year we welcomed a red (pre-facelift) 2017 Abarth 595 to our family – a Fiat 500 with extra horsepower and badging, which is something that’s needed for us car people to get around the city swiftly...


2018 Toyota C-HR v 1988 Toyota Corolla SR5 4WD Wagon comparison
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2018 Toyota C-HR v 1988 Toyota Corolla SR5 4WD Wagon comparison

Over time, we have forgotten the meaning of what an SUV is. Look up your average dictionary and it will tell you it’s a "rugged vehicle with a truck-like chassis and four-wheel drive, designed for occasional off-road use". Now put that description to the likes of the Suzuki Ignis, Mazda CX-3 or Nissan Juke...


Volkswagen Golf GTI Old v New: 2018 MkVII v 2007 MkV comparison
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Volkswagen Golf GTI Old v New: 2018 MkVII v 2007 MkV comparison

With so many go-fast Golfs available right now, it's fair to presume the new cut-priced GTI Original appeals to nobody... Except some hardcore traditionalists, that is. We pit the latest Mk7.5 three-door, manual, tartan-trimmed Volkswagen hot hatch against arguably the best: the much-loved Mark V.


Jeep Wrangler Old v New: Styling face-off
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Jeep Wrangler Old v New: Styling face-off

The new-generation 2018 Jeep Wrangler has now been revealed inside and out, but many will have trouble picking the difference between the old and new models. While full details about the new-generation off-roader won't be revealed until the Los Angeles motor show at the end of the month, we do know the new Wrangler will offer an evolved look, a more contemporary and higher-quality cabin, and Jeep's latest infotainment system...


Alfa Romeo Old v New: 2017 Giulia v 1990 75 Twin Spark
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Alfa Romeo Old v New: 2017 Giulia v 1990 75 Twin Spark

Propeller shafts. They’re probably not a make or break item on your average car buyer’s checklist these days, but the long absence of driven rear wheels from the Alfa Romeo brand seemed to coincide with a general decline in regard for the company’s offerings...


Mercedes-AMG Old v New: 2017 AMG C63 S v 1996 C36 AMG
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Mercedes-AMG Old v New: 2017 AMG C63 S v 1996 C36 AMG

There's never a bad time to taste some old-school performance, but is anything from the 1990s old enough to be retro cool, yet? That's the question we explore here, looking back at a 1996 Mercedes-Benz C36 AMG - right alongside today's hero, the 2017 Mercedes-AMG C63 S. And no doubt, the '90s was a decade to remember...


Mazda Old v New: 2017 Mazda 3 SP25 Astina v 1980 323 De-Luxe
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Mazda Old v New: 2017 Mazda 3 SP25 Astina v 1980 323 De-Luxe

This year marks the 40th anniversary of Mazda's small car in Australia, so we've pitched the current flagship Mazda 3 SP25 Astina against the 1980 323 hatch to see just how times have changed...


Audi S3 Sportback Old v New: 2017 Sportback v 2011 Black Edition
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Audi S3 Sportback Old v New: 2017 Sportback v 2011 Black Edition

Lately here at CarAdvice, we have been thinking of ways to get readers more involved in what we do. Late in 2016, we were the official media partner at the inaugural Motorworld festival at Sydney Motorsport Park, where we brought along 26 performance vehicles and SUVs from various manufacturers that punters and readers could book in to test drive as well as contribute to our mega tests which can be read here and here...


Volkswagen Beetle Old v New: 1965 v 2017
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Volkswagen Beetle Old v New: 1965 v 2017

Cars of the 1940s and 1950s around the world were big and trimmed to the gills in chrome. While most looked like airplanes and were stunning to look at, they also cost a small fortune to run. Enter the Volkswagen Beetle. First introduced in 1938, the tiny ‘people's car’ shot to prominence after World War II...


BMW M4 GTS v M3 CSL: The latest and greatest at the 2017 Bathurst 12 Hour
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BMW M4 GTS v M3 CSL: The latest and greatest at the 2017 Bathurst 12 Hour

In and of itself, this year's 2017 Bathurst 12 Hour truly was an epic affair – just read Rob Margeit's race-day recap or Tom Fraser's BMW M6 GT3 behind the scenes special. The folks at BMW Australia invited CarAdvice along to the monster Bathurst 12 Hour race weekend held at the iconic Mount Panorama Circuit, and they also surprised by giving us limited access to two very special vehicles: the 2017 BMW M4 GTS and the 2003 BMW M3 CSL...


Mercedes-AMG Old v New: 2015 SLK55 v 2017 SLC43
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Mercedes-AMG Old v New: 2015 SLK55 v 2017 SLC43

To upgrade, or not to upgrade? That is the question. When a new model of the car you own is released, it's only natural to look at what has changed to see if the update is worth the time, effort, and most importantly, cost...


BMW 6 Series Old v New: 2016 650i v 1984 635CSi
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BMW 6 Series Old v New: 2016 650i v 1984 635CSi

There is something about a big, grand touring coupe that just works. Not cheap. Not practical. Not really anything more than a personal extravagance. And yet, so satisfying. The long bonnets, flowing lines, and big, relaxed engines are the kinds of emotive hardware that songs have been written about...


Mazda MX-5 Old v New Comparison: First-generation NA v fourth-gen ND
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Mazda MX-5 Old v New Comparison: First-generation NA v fourth-gen ND

Whether you're old enough to remember them or not, the 1980s were cool. Icons such as Madonna and Prince were at the height of their success and big hair wasn't just acceptable, it was wholeheartedly encouraged. But on February 10, 1989, something particularly special happened: the Mazda MX-5 made its global debut at the Chicago motor show, giving birth to one of the world's most successful nameplates ever...


Nissan GT-R R35 v R32: The latest and the greatest at Phillip Island
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Nissan GT-R R35 v R32: The latest and the greatest at Phillip Island

CarAdvice was recently invited along to the world famous Phillip Island Grand Prix circuit to watch Nissan Australia launch its 2016 motorsport season. We knew the #23 V8 Supercars Nissan Altima of Michael Caruso would have its updated livery unveiled and we knew the #1A Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3 - freshly purchased by Nissan Australia - would be there throwing down some shake-down test laps ahead of its 2015 Bathurst 12 Hour title defence at Mount Panorama...


Land Rover Defender Old v New Comparison: 1983 110 County v 2016 110 Adventure
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Land Rover Defender Old v New Comparison: 1983 110 County v 2016 110 Adventure

The Land Rover Defender 110 Adventure represents the end of a legendary line. For fans of the model, it's the end of a significant off-road era. Here, we take a look back with the first coil sprung Defender, the 1983 County.


Land Rover Defender old v new comparison: 1948 Series 1 v 1991 Defender 90 v 2016 Defender 90 Heritage Edition
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Land Rover Defender old v new comparison: 1948 Series 1 v 1991 Defender 90 v 2016 Defender 90 Heritage Edition

The story of Land Rover is a tale for the ages. The brand launched way back in 1948 in the shadows of World War Two, and it’s clear that the inspiration was the army-spec Willys jeep. History tells us that the Land Rover – as the original model was known – was only supposed to be built for a few years until parent company Rover had enough cash flow to sort out its luxury car offerings...


Mazda 2 Old v New Comparison: Second-generation Maxx v third-gen Maxx
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Mazda 2 Old v New Comparison: Second-generation Maxx v third-gen Maxx

The all-new Mazda 2 represents the latest and greatest in Mazda's light car arsenal. But, is it worth an upgrade from the old car?


Subaru Liberty Old v New Comparison: Fourth-generation 3.0R v sixth-gen 3.6R
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Subaru Liberty Old v New Comparison: Fourth-generation 3.0R v sixth-gen 3.6R

Reflecting on a brand's past is a great way to highlight progress. CarAdvice has previously compared iconic models such as the Jaguar E-Type, Peugeot 205 GTi and Mini Cooper S with their newest respective iterations. And within the Subaru family, we’ve looked closely at the WRX and its harder-edged sibling the STI...