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2013 Australia’s Best Cars – Best Medium Car under $50k & Judges Choice – Mazda6 Touring – review

Our winner, the new Mazda6 Touring Sedan,has been redesigned from the ground up and, after significant improvements in design andperformance, it proved unbeatable.

In two of the three judging criteria — Designand Function and On the Road – the new 6 was a standout, with a tranche of class-high scores.

Inside, the design, quality and sheer plushnessof the finish is good enough to compare with more expensive European vehicles.

For yourmoney you get a lot.

Value comes not only in the classy interior,however.

For your money you also a long list of important safety features.

It has a more fuel-efficient 2.

5 four-cylinderpetrol engine that showcases Mazda's SKYACTIVE fuel saving technologies.

Even on uneven gravel and corrugated roads,the Mazda travels quietly, absorbing all but the worst of the bumps.

The Mazda6 Touring is spacy, high-performing,fuel-efficient and has a high-quality Euro-style that makes for luxurious cruising.

And, underneathits mid-size family sedan disguise, it is also extremely fun to drive.

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2013 Australia’s Best Cars – Best Medium Car over $50k – BMW 320i – test and review

BMW has always positioned itself as a carfor the driver and it was in the 'on road performance' area that the 320i had the edgeon the other contenders.

Its overall balanced handling, albeit witha slightly firmer ride than some of the others, through the wide ranges of driving conditionsthat had the 320i with its rear drive, up with the best in class.

The quality of materials and finish is worldclass and, although it is priced competitively.

The 320i's frugal 6.

0 L/100km fuel consumptionis again best in class but it also manages to pull off the real hard trick which is alsoto be up the front of the pack on engine performance.

Safety is, of course, as you might expectfrom a German manufacturer.

Some people will buy a BMW for the badge andbragging rights but with the 320i the space, power, handling and fuel economy will winthem over in its own right.

So, as this year's Medium size car over $50,000winner, the 320i has continued what is becoming a tradition of being best of the best.

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Australia’s Best Cars 2014 – Best Medium Car under $50,000 – Skoda Octavia 103TSI Ambition Plus

The winner of Australia's Best Cars 2014 MediumCategory under $50,000 is the Skoda Octavia 103 TSI Ambition Plus.

The Skoda Octavia enjoyeda refresh last year.

Now you'll find 103Kw 103 TSI engine in front of a 7 speed DSG oran optional 6 speed manual transmission.

Skoda are claiming 5.

2 litres per 100 km which isimpressive.

The driving appeal of the Skoda Octavia is apparent in the first few kilometres.

The interior is purposeful, ergonomically is very good without being over fussy.

At firstglance the Octavia appears like a regular sedan but when you look closely you'll seethat the boot is attached to the rear windscreen and its really a liftback with 560 litresof luggage room.

The Skoda Octavia could easily fulfill a family's requirements – there'splenty of room inside and those who have previously owned large segmented vehicles may startedlooking at the medium segment to fulfill their transport needs.

Its a good result for Skodathis year – more than simply clever.

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Australia’s Best Cars 2014 – Best Medium Car over $50,000 – Mercedes-Benz C Class C200

The winner of 2014's Australia's Best Cars Medium Sized Car over $50,000 is the Mercedes C200.

This is a car thatproves that you can have luxury at an affordableprice.

This new C200 is the car we've all been wanting to drive and the best thing about it is it didn't disappoint.

It's a stylish qualitycar that carries loads of safety gear that you might expect to find in a car $100,000 more It's smooth performance comes from a twolitre turbo engine and seven-speed transmission.

A car that can give you performance when you need it but the amazing thing is it runs on only sixlitres per 100 kilometers The fuel economy is surprising given thatyou've got a relatively large car with plenty ofspace inside.

You sit behind the wheel of this car and you're surrounded byunderstated luxury.

When you're driving there little road roar, no wind sound and it is as though you are in an S Class.

Mercedes have managed to get that feel inside a C200.

The boot space is not surprisingly large for back-seatpassengers who often neglected the back seats are really comfortable, there's plenty of leg room they can drive as comfortably as you are in the front It gives motorists accessibility, at thesame time they're getting exclusivity.

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