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2016 BMW M2 Pure REVIEW | Buffed, Stripped... Pure 'M', Pure Beast
2016 BMW M2 Pure REVIEW, Price, Features | Formidably Fast Bavarian Beast… In A Small Package

IT’S HARDLY ‘ECONOMY’ CLASS, BUT BMW’S RIPPING M2 LINEUP INCLUDES THE STRIPPED ‘PURE&rsquo...

Jul 29, 2016 (6 hours ago)
2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI 40 Years REVIEW | The Hot Hatch Champion
Volkswagen Golf GTI 40 Years REVIEW, Price, Features | Four Decades Of Hot Hatch Supremacy

THE VOLKSWAGEN GOLF GTI CLAIMS CREDIT FOR STARTING THE HOT HATCH 'THING'. And, 40 years after its intr...

Jul 27, 2016 (2 days ago)
2016 HSV R8 Maloo SV Black REVIEW - One Last T-Rex Roar Before The Asteroid Hits
2016 HSV R8 Maloo SV Black REVIEW, Price, Features - Atmo HSV Goes Out With A Bang

WHEN IT COMES TO AUTOMOTIVE DINOSAURS, FEW ARE AS POSITIVELY PALEOLITHIC AS THIS HSV MALOO R8 SV BLACK. It&rsquo...

Jul 26, 2016 (3 days ago)
2016 Suzuki Vitara RT-X Diesel REVIEW | Suzy's Missing (Diesel) Link
2016 Suzuki Vitara RT-X Diesel REVIEW, Price, Features | Suzuki's Little Long-Legged Diesel

THE 2016 SUZUKI VITARA RT-X DIESEL ARRIVES AS THE FINAL PIECE IN SUZUKI'S COMPACT SUV RANGE. Joining the petrol a...

Jul 25, 2016 (4 days ago)
2016 Kia Optima Si REVIEW | Well Configured And Quietly Capable
Kia Optima Si REVIEW, Price, Features | Kia’s Solid Citizen, Packed With Features

THERE’S NO MYSTERY BEHIND KIA’S GROWING GLOBAL SALES SUCCESS - IT IS BEING DRIVEN BY SMART CAPABLE PROD...

Jul 23, 2016 (6 days ago)
Small Car Showdown – 2016 Honda Civic RS v Volkswagen Golf Highline Comparison Test
2016 Honda Civic RS v 2016 Volkswagen Golf Highline: Best New Civic In Years, Against Europe’s Class Leader

WITH THE NEW HONDA CIVIC, ONE OF THE MOST RECOGNISABLE SMALL CARS IN THE MARKET SUDDENLY LEAPS GENERATIONS AHEAD. It&rsq...

Jul 22, 2016 (7 days ago)
2016 Hyundai Veloster Street Turbo REVIEW | Track Testing Hyundai's Oddity... (Be Surprised)
Hyundai Veloster Street Turbo Track REVIEW | Not A Bad Little Rabbit On Track

YES, RUNNING THE 2016 HYUNDAI VELOSTER STREET TURBO ON A RACETRACK OPENS UP A WHOLE NEW SET OF CONSIDERATIONS ABOUT...

Jul 20, 2016 (9 days ago)
2016 Subaru Forester tS REVIEW, Price, Features | STI Handling, And Dutifully Brisk
2016 Subaru Forester tS REVIEW, Price, Features | STI Handling, And Dutifully Brisk

TURBOCHARGED PETROL VERSIONS OF THE SUBARU FORESTER HAVE GATHERED A SMALL BUT LOYAL FOLLOWING OVER THE YEARS, and this l...

Jul 20, 2016 (9 days ago)
 

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Suzuki Australia Targets Ignis And Baleno Sport In Quest To Become Australia’s Number 1 ‘Small’ Brand
Suzuki Australia Targets Ignis And Baleno Sport In Quest To Become Australia’s Number 1 ‘Small’ Brand

Suzuki Australia understands that the company’s global position won’t allow it to fill every vehicle class i...

Jul 29, 2016 (2 hours ago)
Leaking Fuel Rails Cause A Peugeot 308 Recall
Leaking Fuel Rails Cause A Peugeot 308 Recall

Australian Peugeot importer, Sime Darby Motor Group  has announced a recall for a small number of 308 models to che...

Jul 29, 2016 (3 hours ago)
Subaru STI-Enhanced XV tS Not For Australia
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Now available for order in Japan, the STI-developed Subaru XV tS. There is a twist in the tale however, the XV tS treatm...

Jul 29, 2016 (3 hours ago)
2016 Renault Koleos - Price and Features For Australia
2016 Renault Koleos - Price and Features For Australia

In a landmark move for Renault Australia, the 2016 Renault Koleos is set to make its global debut on the Australian mark...

Jul 29, 2016 (4 hours ago)
2016 Suzuki Baleno - Price and Features For Australia
2016 Suzuki Baleno - Price and Features For Australia

The Suzuki Baleno nameplate has returned to Australia after a 15 year hiatus, designed to compete with cars like the Toy...

Jul 29, 2016 (5 hours ago)
2016 Mazda3 - Price And Features For Australia
2016 Mazda3 - Price And Features For Australia

The best seller in Mazda’s Australian line-up, the Mazda3 small hatch and sedan range has come in for a mid-life n...

Jul 29, 2016 (7 hours ago)
More Fuel-Efficient Diesel Headlines Toyota HiAce Updates
More Fuel-Efficient Diesel Headlines Toyota HiAce Updates

Prices are up but fuel consumption is down in the updated Toyota HiAce range. The 3.0-litre turbo-diesel scores impro...

Jul 28, 2016 (22 hours ago)
First Ford Falcon XR8 Sprint Aids Diabetes Research
First Ford Falcon XR8 Sprint Crosses The Auction Blocks For Charity

Sydney businessman David Pearce topped the bidding to score the first Ford falcon XR8 Sprint for $92,500. The auction...

Jul 28, 2016 (22 hours ago)
 

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