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Articles by Stephen Ottley

Stephen Ottley

Stephen Ottley

Contributing Journalist

Steve has been obsessed with all things automotive for as long as he can remember. Literally, his earliest memory is of a car. Having amassed an enviable Hot Wheels and Matchbox collection as a kid he moved into the world of real cars with an Alfa Romeo Alfasud.

Despite that questionable history he carved a successful career for himself, firstly covering motorsport for Auto Action magazine before eventually moving into the automotive publishing world with CarsGuide in 2008. Since then he's worked for every major outlet, having work published in The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age,, Street Machine, V8X and F1 Racing.

These days he still loves cars as much as he did as a kid and has an Alfa Romeo Alfasud in the garage (but not the same one as before... that's a long story).

Mazda could be about to make one of its most significant changes, one...Read more

Australians will have to wait at least another 18 months before Mazda...Read more

Mercedes-Benz is prepared to switch to an all-electric line-up as soon...Read more

Subaru Australia will launch the new-generation Impreza before the end...Read more

Australian new car buyers are taking an all-or-nothing approach to...Read more

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It was meant to be the saviour of the internal combustion engine. A new...Read more

Subaru Australia has all-but-confirmed the introduction of the more off...Read more

Prices have risen significantly with the change from XV to Crosstrek, so...Read more

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The Crosstrek 2.0R is the pinnacle of the range in terms of equipment, but...Read more
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If you’re looking for a new Mercedes-Benz then the timing is just right...Read more

Subaru won’t engage in a price war with its Chinese challengers, vowing...Read more

Changing the name of a popular car model can be a very risky move - just ask Nissan. The Nissan Pulsar was once one of Australia’s most popular small cars, competing directly against the Toyota Corolla . Then Nissan HQ forced the local operation to adopt the new global nameplate for its hatchback...Read more
Mercedes-Benz has committed to its electric future, with plans to have...Read more
Mercedes-Benz has been building cars for longer than anyone else, but as...Read more

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