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2016 Honda Civic VTi-LX REVIEW | A Desirable Civic (At Last), But Not Convinced By "Honda Sensing" Technology

the revitalised 2016 honda civic winds the clock back; this car restores 'character' and 'quality' to the civic badge, and even, dare we say it, 'desirability'. un...

POSTED MON, 22 AUG, 2016

2016 Mazda CX-9 Touring AWD REVIEW | Mazda's CX-9 Gets Things Very, Very Right

mazda has never been afraid to do things differently. that's why the 2016 mazda cx-9 comes with a turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine instead of the diesel or v6 petrol engines favoured by co...

POSTED THU, 18 AUG, 2016

2016 Subaru Forester 2.5i-S REVIEW | The Best Value Medium SUV Of The Moment

who would ever have expected the 2016 subaru forester 2.5i-s would become the best-value medium suv on the market? the subaru forester has become many things over the past 20 years and fo...

POSTED SAT, 13 AUG, 2016

2016 Porsche Macan GTS REVIEW | Where Utility And Luxury Meet 'Sporting Intent'

you might call to mind porsche’s sports car range before its family of suvs. but, the link between the two isn’t as tenuous as you might first think. this 2016 macan gts, for instance,...

POSTED FRI, 12 AUG, 2016

2016 Honda Odyssey VTi-L REVIEW – Roomy As, And The Kids Will Love it... (So Will 'The Pooch')

if space and practicality are important, and you've got a lot of bodies and 'stuff' to transport, you're likely facing a toss-up between an enormous suv a...

POSTED FRI, 12 AUG, 2016

2016 BMW X5 xDrive 40e REVIEW - ‘PPHEVSUV’ (Premium Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle) Might Test Your Spell-Checker But Put This One On Your Shopping List

in the car business, if you’re standing still you’re going backwards. not bmw. it's given its full-size x5 suv a petrol-electric plug-in hybrid version - the bmw x5 xdrive&nbs...

POSTED THU, 11 AUG, 2016

2016 Hyundai iMax Series II REVIEW | Built Like A Brick, And A Bit Ancient

commercial van-based people movers are a fading breed but the 2016 hyundai imax series ii clings to the concept. it remains a relatively affordable way of shifting eight people.  and, while co...

POSTED MON, 1 AUG, 2016

2016 Suzuki Vitara RT-X Diesel REVIEW | Suzy's Missing (Diesel) Link

the 2016 suzuki vitara rt-x diesel arrives as the final piece in suzuki's compact suv range. joining the petrol and turbo petrol vitara variants, the rt-x diesel has an answer for buyers w...

POSTED MON, 25 JUL, 2016

2016 Kia Optima Si REVIEW | Well Configured And Quietly Capable

there’s no mystery behind kia’s growing global sales success - it is being driven by smart capable products, good pricing and long feature lists. want proof? we refer you to the 20...

POSTED SAT, 23 JUL, 2016

Small Car Showdown – 2016 Honda Civic RS v Volkswagen Golf Highline Comparison Test

with the new honda civic, one of the most recognisable small cars in the market suddenly leaps generations ahead. it’s so good, it heads straight to a comparison with the european class leader &...

POSTED FRI, 22 JUL, 2016

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 limited edition ts is one for the fans. based on the forester xt premium, the...

POSTED WED, 20 JUL, 2016

2016 Kia Cerato Si Sedan REVIEW | Just As Good As The Hatch... But...

australia is a bit ‘odd’ when it comes to cars like the 2016 kia cerato si sedan. it's that sedan word; when it comes to small cars, we just don't warm to the notion of t...

POSTED MON, 18 JUL, 2016

2016 Jaguar F-Pace REVIEW - You're Looking At The F-Type of SUVs

when it unveiled the f-pace in september last year, jaguar was reluctant to refer to its high-riding wagon as an suv. who could blame them? suvs aren’t exactly sexy, unless you...

POSTED MON, 18 JUL, 2016

2016 Audi SQ5 Plus | Audi's Steppenwolf (In Sheep's Clothing...)

subtle and unassuming, unless you know where to look, the 2016 audi sq5 plus is an absolute powerhouse... but in a plain wrapper. it first arrived as one of the first medium per...

POSTED FRI, 15 JUL, 2016

2016 Kia Cerato S Premium Hatch REVIEW | Solid Value And Easy On The Eye

the 2016 kia cerato s premium isn’t what you’d call "groundbreaking". and it's certainly not 'shouty', bold or wildly innovative. for plenty of buyers, that&r...

POSTED FRI, 8 JUL, 2016

2016 Mazda CX-9 REVIEW - Simply The Best In Class

after what seems like an eternity since the first generation model launched (2007, for those playing at home), the all-new large 2016 mazda cx-9 suv has arrived. and if anything...

POSTED FRI, 8 JUL, 2016

2016 Subaru Outback Diesel REVIEW | 2.0D Premium CVT – Wagon Style, SUV Ruggedness

long before boxy suvs ruled the roads, subaru started the crossover trend with the leone in the 1980s, and followed with the outback. essentially a beefed up liberty wagon, the outback adds off-road c...

POSTED THU, 7 JUL, 2016

HSV Clubsport R8 SV Black Edition REVIEW | HSV's Best Grand Touring Sedan Yet

break out the tissues, it’s time to say goodbye to hsv’s naturally aspirated ls3 v8 engine. that’s sad news, for sure; hsv forged its reputation on eight naturally-breathing cylin...

POSTED MON, 4 JUL, 2016

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