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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

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