Ian Crawford

Ian Crawford has had a life-long love affair with cars, confirmed by some of the cars he's owned, including a twin-cam MG A, Capri 3000 GT, Alfasud Ti, HK GTS V8 Monaro, BMW 633 CSI, Porsche 928 S and his current toy - a Nissan 350Z roadster. He made his debut in motoring journalism as a youthful motoring editor of the Launceston Examiner. At this time he was also Tasmanian correspondent for Wheels and Sports Car World magazines. Years later he made a comeback as motoring editor of the Canberra Times and more recently as a freelancer he has written for CarsGuide, RACQ, The Motor Report and Just 4x4s.

Mazda MX-5 RF a hard act to follow

What is it? It’s the delightful, fun-to-drive Mazda MX-5 RF (the RF stands for retractable fastback) and in the wonderful world of sports cars, the MX-5 stands head...

CX-3 strong on safety but short on warranty

What is it? It’s Mazda’s just-released 2017 CX-3 small SUV and it’s rocketed to segment leadership in the safety stakes. These days, vehicles in the small-car...

Mazda CX-5: no noise is good noise

What is it? Irrespective of size or price, it’s the reigning champion of all SUVs in Australia – a sales record it has held for the past four years. The hot-selling...

Mazda2: still no camera for Neo

Mazda2 Neo remains a top small car choice, especially with new drivers