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2016 Infiniti Q70 3.5 Hybrid REVIEW | Fast, Frugal, But Not ‘Unanimously’ Handsome

after a week with the infiniti q70 3.5 hybrid, we can attest to its ‘pulling power’ – there was no shortage of questions from curious passers-by wherever we parked. and, while the...

POSTED MON, 27 JUN, 2016

2016 Hyundai Elantra Active REVIEW | No Surprises, Just Solid Value

the elantra is not the strongest seller in hyundai’s two-pronged small car range, but that’s no discredit to its capabilities. in australia, the i30 hatchback is hyundai’s sh...

POSTED FRI, 24 JUN, 2016

Offroad Wagon Showdown - Subaru Outback v Volkswagen Passat Alltrack Comparison REVIEW

while suvs rule, the subaru outback and volkswagen passat alltrack take a different path. for both manufacturers, that path is fraught with danger given that $50,000 wagons don’t typically se...

POSTED FRI, 24 JUN, 2016

2016 Isuzu MU-X 4x4 LS-T REVIEW – Built For Work; Towing Just Part Of The Story

when the mercury plummets and the days get shorter, the ‘mexicans’ from the southern states start loading-up the caravan to head north. and based on recent sales figures, many of them,...

POSTED MON, 20 JUN, 2016

2016 Volkswagen Passat Wagon 132TSI REVIEW – Stylish, Practical And Swift

in europe, top-class mid-size wagons like the volkswagen passat are everywhere. there, they are seen as both sporty and practical, and private buyers and commercial fleets snap them up with equal enth...

POSTED FRI, 17 JUN, 2016

2016 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport GLX REVIEW | Mitsubishi Back From The Stone Age

for mitsubishi dealers, the arrival of the all-new pajero sport – sprung from the bones of the strong-selling triton ute – has provided a red bull/double espresso sort of jolt. it joins...

POSTED FRI, 10 JUN, 2016

2016 Holden Captiva LTZ Diesel REVIEW | The Budget Seven Seat Solution

it may not be considered cutting-edge, but for sheer value and smart technologies, the 2016 holden captiva still makes a case for family buyers. the captiva is now celebrating 10 years on sale...

POSTED THU, 9 JUN, 2016

2016 Kia Sportage Platinum Diesel REVIEW | Impressive Build, Impressive Refinement, Long, Long Feature List

kia's sportage has evolved from a humdrum softroader'to the far more polished - and far more desirable - fourth generation model you see before you. and it’s at its most impressive w...

POSTED SAT, 4 JUN, 2016

Holden Commodore SS REVIEW: Driving The Green Dream

when euthanising animals, vets sometimes rather sadly call the fluid they inject the "green dream". i couldn’t help but reflect on that when behind the wheel of a brand new &...

POSTED FRI, 3 JUN, 2016

2016 Citroen Grand C4 Picasso LONG TERM REVIEW – Pssst...Best In Class (But It's A Secret)

along with a mortgage and school fees, family life requires a new direction in cars and citroen has an answer for you – it’s the stylish and great value grand c4 picasso. although categ...

POSTED FRI, 27 MAY, 2016

2016 BMW X5 M REVIEW | ing M Division's Jekyll And Hyde SUV

it’s crazy to think that a 'hulk-sized' family suv can deliver almost supercar levels of performance, but the 2016 bmw x5 m does just that. externally, there are some subtle...

POSTED THU, 26 MAY, 2016

2016 Kia Cerato REVIEW | Low Key Changes To A Good Value Buy

when it came to updating the 2016 kia cerato, the idea was to simply tweak the car to keep it fresh, not re-invent it and start again. and why would kia need to re-invent it? before the current cer...

POSTED TUE, 24 MAY, 2016

2016 Honda Civic Sedan REVIEW | How Honda Got Its Groove Back

the 2016 honda civic arrives in australia as a clean-sheet design, ready to surprise and delight buyers where its predecessor merely underwhelmed. the new civic features a bolder new design, with s...

POSTED WED, 18 MAY, 2016

2016 Hyundai Elantra Elite REVIEW | All-Round Value In A Smart Small Sedan

anyone snubbing the 2016 hyundai elantra as "just another small appliance" is doing themselves a disservice. assertive styling, impressive interior, loads of features, decent dynamics, al...

POSTED MON, 16 MAY, 2016

2016 Peugeot 208 Access Automatic REVIEW - Champagne Tastes, Beer Budget?

hey children of the 1990s, remember pogs? how fun were they?! and tamagotchis, they were pretty ace too. sea monkeys, the spice girls, backstreet boys, the relative straightforwardness of the...

POSTED FRI, 13 MAY, 2016

2016 Renault Megane REVIEW | Snappy Handling And Improved Everywhere

the 2016 renault megane hatch range is still a few months away from australian showrooms. but four pre-production meganes - all left-hand-drive, and all european specification - have ar...

POSTED FRI, 13 MAY, 2016

2016 Hyundai Santa Fe Highlander REVIEW | Neither Brilliant, Nor Lacking, But 'Just Right'

hyundai's santa fe highlander - the flagship model in the range - hogs almost half of the large suv model's sales.  priced from $55,990 (plus on-road costs), the diesel-engined au...

POSTED WED, 11 MAY, 2016

2016 Toyota Fortuner Crusade vs. Mitsubishi Pajero Sport Exceed Comparison REVIEW

anyone interested in getting off-road with the brood, but not by climbing the mountainous pricing peak of the ford everest, fear not. there are other solutions for getting off the bitumen wit...

POSTED SUN, 8 MAY, 2016

2016 Audi A4 Avant REVIEW, Price, Features - Premium Practicality

how do you make an audi a4 more appealing? simple: supersize its rump. it’s been a long time since wagons were the go-to family car in australia, and even then it was large wagons t...

POSTED FRI, 6 MAY, 2016

Mazda CX-3 REVIEW, Price, Features - 2016 Akari AWD | Nipping At The Heels Of Prestige Compacts

mazda's spunky cx-3 range offers no shortage of options. as well as four model grades, there’s also a choice of petrol, diesel, all-wheel-drive, front-wheel-drive, manual, and automatic vari...

POSTED TUE, 3 MAY, 2016