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Just Shut Up and Drive the Mazda Miata Grand Touring

It’s been 27 years. Over 1 million sold worldwide. They’re a fixture at racetracks and autocross courses across the country every single weekend. They’ve had

Mazda MX-5 RF vs Mazda MX-5 comparison : Hard top or soft? It’s the age-old question even Mazda can’t answer

If you have about $45-50k to spend on a convertible, there aren’t many good choices. The default pick is, of course, the Mazda MX-5, and

The 15 Fastest Mazda Cars of All Time

When you think about automotive muscle, you probably don’t think about Mazda. The Japanese company, founded in 1920 in Hiroshima, has long been known for

2017 Cadillac Escalade Platinum review

THE GOOD: The 2017 Cadillac Escalade’s powerful V8 powertrain boasts excellent torque and smoothness, but also makes liberal use of cylinder deactivation to save fuel. The

2017 Holden Spark LT v Suzuki Ignis GLX comparison

The market’s smallest vehicles aren’t selling quite as well as they used to, but you can’t attribute this decline to any lack of quality on

2017 Chevy Cruze Hatchback a Capable Crossover Alternative

As popular and practical as they are, the thought of owning a crossover will never appeal to certain people. Be it qualms with ownership costs, performance,

Mazda MX-5 RF v Subaru BRZ comparison

Power up front, drive to the back, a stick-shift in the middle – it’s how nature intended sports cars to be. And these two purist

Holden Astra RS-V v Volkswagen Golf 110TSI comparison

The Volkswagen Golf has been a massive sales success for Volkswagen Australia. While Dieselgate had the potential to dampen spirits and kill sales, the Golf

10 of the Most Powerful New Cars Available Under $20,000

Who says speed needs to be expensive? If you have $20,000 in your pocket, you can have a powerful cheap car. Unfortunately, this price point

Mini Countryman S 2017 first drive: Mighty improvements for the massive Mini?

Do you remember the exact moment that every manufacturer scrambled to add a high-riding SUV to their line-up? It was around the time the Nissan

Toyota GT86 (2017) review: Coupe a load of that

It’s -15C. Yep, minus fifteen degrees centigrade. And we’re stood staring at the brand new Toyota GT86 – which positively radiates its warm blood red

These Are the 10 Best Engines You Can Get for 2017

We drove many incredible cars in 2016, and 2017 is shaping up to be even better with cars like the Honda Civic Type-R, Mazda Miata RF,

Holden Colorado LTZ v Toyota HiLux SR5 comparison

I’m sure that deep inside a fortune cookie somewhere is a pseudo-cryptic message that suggests being first doesn’t immediately equate with being the best. Take

The BMW E30 3 Series : The Ultimate Car for the Everyman

If you’re a gearhead, you can probably pick an ’80s–early ’90s compact BMW out in traffic, and call it by its factory designation: E30. But

Mazda 2 review: One of the best cars in its class

If you are thinking about buying a supermini then cars like the Ford Fiesta, Vauxhall Corsa, Renault Clio and maybe a Volkswagen Polo or something

10 Hugely Underrated Cars That Are On Sale Now

2017 Cadillac CTS-V Popularity isn’t always a perfect indicator that something is better. In the car world, some of the best-selling sedans, SUVs, and crossovers are easily outclassed by

Little Tweaks Add Up to Big Changes in the 2017 Infiniti QX60

Infiniti, never one for being loud or ostentatious, has been quietly collecting feedback from customers and critics over the years while keeping an eye on

Holden Astra v Renault Megane v Subaru Impreza – Small hatchback comparison

The small car market is one of the busiest segments of the Australian automotive landscape, both in terms of sales and for new product – and

2017 Toyota RAV4 review

THE GOOD: The 2016 Toyota RAV4 SE offers a more dynamic drive character in this normally sterile class. More aggressive looks thanks to the exclusive SE

10 Cool Cars to Bring Back the Fun to Their Brands

We always want the things we can’t have, especially when they’re cool old cars. The automotive world is littered with misty memories of flashy flagship

5 Reasons Why the Redesigned Subaru Impreza Is Outstandingly Good

You can call the all-new 2017 Subaru Impreza a lot of things, but for heaven’s sake, please don’t call it a WRX. Regardless of whether

10 Cars That Scream ‘I’m Having a Mid-Life Crisis’

I don’t know about you, but I for one am looking forward to my mid-life crisis. All 17 shrinks of mine say that coming to grips

2017 Mazda MX-5 Arctic Edition Review

Special edition versions of the Mazda MX-5 Miata aren’t exactly a rare breed. In the sports coupe’s life span, we’ve seen one unique iteration after

10 Cars You Should Not Bring on a Road Trip

America is built for road trips. You can travel thousands of scenic miles without having to change currency, worry about gas stations, or run into

2016 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk review

THE GOOD: On paper it’s got the most off-road capability in its class. The Cherokee comes with the excellent Uconnect system. THE BAD: No Apple CarPlay or

Small SUV Mega Test : CarAdvice readers join us at MotorWorld to test 11 small SUVs

At the recent MotorWorld Sydney event at Sydney Motorsport Park, we assembled 11 small SUVs under $50,000 with the aim of comparing not only the

2017 Subaru BRZ Review

The Subaru BRZ has been around since 2013 and has soldiered on unchanged. That is, until the 2017 model year updates have taken hold, bringing

Abarth 124 Spider v Mazda MX-5 comparison

The fact that both the Mazda MX-5 and the Abarth 124 Spider sports cars exist, side-by-side, is a good thing. In fact, they need each

2017 Honda CR-V review

THE GOOD: The 1.5-liter turbocharged engine is pretty peppy, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are standard on EX trim lines and above. THE BAD: It’s a

Mazda 2 Genki v Skoda Fabia Monte Carlo comparison

Light car sales may be down an alarming 16 per cent this year, but they’re still big business. Here we pitch two of the better