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Articles by Malcolm Flynn

Malcolm Flynn

Malcolm Flynn

CarsGuide Editor

Back when all cars burned fuel and couldn't drive themselves, Mal was curing boredom by scanning every car his parents' VB Commodore drove past. His childhood appreciation for the car world exploded during a three-year stint in the US, and serious questions were asked when he spent a good chunk of his uni career perfecting lap times at Wakefield Park.

Mal got his big break scooping the VE II Commodore, before a stint at Overlander magazine and kicking off his online career with The Motor Report in its heyday. These days he's exactly the same height as Michael Schumacher and uses his powers for good at the helm of CarsGuide's editorial team. Mal proudly shuns brand allegiance and counts a young son and daughter, EH Holden, NA MX-5, KE20 Corolla and the world's most versatile Toyota Echo among his personal stable. He also craves a Subaru Vortex, so get in touch if you know where to find one.


In culinary terms, the Cayenne Coupe is a bit like a deconstructed sandwich that’s been reconstructed, with the Turbo-badged version we’ve got here being the one doused in Sriracha sauce. The regular Cayenne is already pretty coupe-ish for an SUV , so do we need one that's a coupe version of it?...Read more
Is there anything more versatile than a modern 4x4 dual-cab ute? On four wheels, that is? Not a chance. That might be your argument for choosing one over the default SUV option for your next family car, and while this is always a decision to be made carefully, the current Ford Ranger should be...Read more
There must be plenty of families that embark on new car buying journeys with the intention of getting something a little bit exciting or at least interesting as a reward for all the hard work modern society asks of us. But given that modern family requirements tend to pull you in every direction...Read more
When Australia invented the ute, back in 1934, the motivation was all about working all week but being civilised enough to take to church on Sunday. We may not build utes anymore, but we still expect a similar duality from their modern counterparts. We want them to be comfortable and safe enough to...Read more
If you were to write a recipe for the ultimate driver’s car, there’s a...Read more
When the iPhone first appeared just over a decade ago, I can remember...Read more
Malcolm Flynn is spending three months with his family aboard the Kia Stinger GT, to prove there’s a whole lot more to family life than outright practicality.Read more
A lot has changed in the past six years. Most of it seems to have happened...Read more
Malcolm Flynn is spending six months with his family aboard the Holden Acadia LTZ, to see if the big lion can keep up with other household favourites.Read more
Summernats 33 was quite literally the hottest ever, with Saturday’s peak temp of 44 setting an all-time record for the ACT. Throw in the radiant heat of more than 2000 even hotter cars and shocking air quality from the...Read more
It used to be the Commodore, Falcon and occasionally Camry that held the...Read more
Malcolm Flynn is spending three months with his family aboard the Kia Carnival Platinum diesel, to see if the grass is greener on the people mover side of the fence.Read more
At first glance, the Citroen Traction Avant, 2CV and DS might have you assuming France is on another planet, such is their relatively upside down and inside out approach to transporting humans on four wheels. Which is...Read more
The Mitsubishi ASX Exceed is the top rung in the updated 2020 range,...Read more
The Mitsubishi ASX GSR is the fifth rung in the updated 2020 range,...Read more
The Mitsubishi ASX LS is the fourth rung in the updated 2020 range,...Read more
The Mitsubishi ASX MR is the third rung in the updated 2020 range, sitting...Read more
The Mitsubishi ASX ES ADAS is the second rung in the updated 2020 range,...Read more

Mitsubishi's updated and expanded 2020 ASX line-up isn't just being...Read more