Mazda introduces capped price servicing to coincide with release of new Mazda3
24 Jan 2014

Mazda rolls out capped price servicing

Mazda has finally succumbed to the push for capped priced servicing and reconsiders its mandatory six-month service demands. The company hasn’t made it clear how this impacts existing owners.

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Hybrid sales flopped in 2013
21 Jan 2014

Hybrid sales flopped in 2013

Hybrids and alternative fuel vehicles posted dismal sales results in 2013, proving once again that they won’t succeed without some form of support.

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Recent revisions have given the Chrysler 300C some much needed sophistication
17 Dec 2013

Chrysler 300C Luxury First Drive Car Review

The brutish looking Chrysler’s 300C has had its rough edges knocked off in its recent revision, but has lost none of its street appeal. A shed load of kit and tweaks to the ride and handling mean the American lump gives the locals a run for their money.

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The new Proton Preve is priced right and looks good but is a disappointment to drive.
11 Dec 2013

Proton Preve First Drive Review

Proton’s target of becoming a “globally recognised player” in the automotive world is ambitious and the Prevé probably isn’t the car to get them there. But it may be a good start.

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The new Mustang looks stunning
10 Dec 2013

Ford Mustang launched in Australia

Ford is hoping to take our minds off the impending demise of local Falcon production by introducing the new Ford Mustang, the first factory right-hand drive model ever.

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We've had our black Hyundai i30 SR for two weeks and have already driven 1700km
09 Dec 2013

Week 2: Hyundai i30 SR Long-Term Test

Our long-term Hyundai i30 SR is racking up the kilometres fast. Tony Bosworth, who takes us on a tour of the buying experience and life so far with Hyundai’s sporty i30.

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24 Nov 2013

Peugeot Partner HDi Road Test Review

It’s long been a tradition amongst car manufacturers to take a crowbar to a car, ease the windows out, pull the rear seats up, slap a few big doors on, and then sell it as a light van version. Sometimes this worked rather well, and sometimes it clearly didn’t. The

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The Ford Falcon EcoBoost is a class act with plenty of room and impressive fuel efficiency.
24 Nov 2013

Ford Falcon EcoBoost First Drive Review

The Falcon might well be on its way out, but the four-cylinder engine in the Ford Falcon EcoBoost G6E is easily the Falcon’s best engine ever. And it’s not just in fuel saving where it scores – the EcoBoost Falcon offers an improved drive, too, says Isaac Bober.

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Are speed limits too low in Australia?
10 Nov 2013

Are our speed limits too low?

Are Australian speed limits too low? The knee-jerk reaction from most motorists is “of course they are” and the equally predictable response from police and road safety groups is “they should be lower”. Paul Murrell looks into the story behind our much-debated speed limit policy?

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Audi A3 Sportback
10 Nov 2013

Audi A3 Sportback First Drive (2013)

Audi claims it created the premium compact segment. But does the Audi badge have sufficient clout to defeat the new Mercedes-Benz A-Class and BMW 1 Series?

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A price cut has made the Fiat 500 a real player in the city car segment.
18 Oct 2013

Fiat 500 First Drive

The Fiat 500 has never really been a serious choice for Australian motorists, but with a price cut and cute looks that might be about to change. It also makes a strong case for itself against the other “retro” contenders such as the VW Beetle and Mini, which are bought more for image than any compelling practical reasons.

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The Nissan Almera is a sensible small car with the space of a medium car.
11 Oct 2013

Nissan Almera First Drive

If you’re in the market for a highly sensible new car with all the attributes of a small car but the space and practicality of a mid-size car, the Nissan Almera almost stands alone. You’ll miss out on a few of life’s little luxuries, but you shouldn’t get too many complaints from the back seat.

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