TMR Family Cars

Family Car Reviews

  • 2014 Hyundai ix35 Series II

    2014 HYUNDAI IX35 REVIEW What’s Hot: Suspension dramatically improved, wonderful diesel. What’s Not: Base 2.0 petrol feels sluggish, still too many hard plastics X-FACTOR:  At la...

     

    POSTED WED, 13 NOV, 2013

     
  • 2013 Lexus ES 350 Sports Luxury

    LEXUS ES350 REVIEW What’s hot: Luxurious and spacious cabin; eerily quiet on-road What’s not: The foot parking-brake is old hat X-FACTOR: Gold-medal motoring refinement and cosseting...

     

    POSTED WED, 13 NOV, 2013

     
  • 2014 Isuzu MU-X

    ISUZU MU-X REVIEW What’s hot: Robust build, proven drivetrain, spacious seven-seater. What’s not: Perhaps a tad too-softly sprung, hollow plastics. X-FACTOR: Gutsy 4X4 capability...

     

    POSTED FRI, 8 NOV, 2013

     
  • 2014 Volvo XC60

    VOLVO XC60 REVIEW What’s Hot: Good value, solid engineering, T5's six-speed twin-clutch trans. What’s Not: Auto 'slushbox' is antiquated, firm ride on R-Design. X-FACTOR:...

     

    POSTED MON, 4 NOV, 2013

     
  • 2013 Land Rover Freelander 2 Si4 SE : On- And Off-Road

    2013 LAND ROVER FREELANDER 2 REVIEW  Vehicle Style: Five-door medium SUV Price: $55,600 (plus on-roads)  $61,800 (as tested, plus on-roads) Engine/trans: 177kW/340Nm 4cyl petrol turbo |...

     

    POSTED MON, 4 NOV, 2013

     
  • 2013 Holden Trax LTZ

    2013 HOLDEN TRAX REVIEW   Vehicle Style: Small SUV Price: $27,990 (plus on-roads) Engine/trans: 103kW/175Nm 4cyl petrol | 6spd auto. Fuel Economy claimed: 7.6 l/100km | tested: 9.8 l/1...

     

    POSTED MON, 4 NOV, 2013

     
  • 2014 Nissan Pathfinder

    2014 NISSAN PATHFINDER REVIEW What's Hot: Superb powertrain, excellent interior space, generous spec. What's Not: No diesel, hard dash-plastics. X-FACTOR: More family-...

     

    POSTED THU, 31 OCT, 2013

     
  • 2014 Mercedes Benz C63 AMG Edition 507 Sedan

    MERCEDES-BENZ C63 AMG REVIEW Vehicle style: Premium performance large sedan Price: $169,407 (plus on-road costs and charges) Engine/trans: 6.2 litre V8 | 7spd AMG ‘Speedshi...

     

    POSTED THU, 31 OCT, 2013

     
  • 2013 Ford Focus Sport Hatch Automatic

    2013 FORD FOCUS REVIEW  Vehicle Style: Five door hatchback Price: $28,190 (plus on-roads) | $28,575 as tested Engine/trans: 125kW/202Nm 4cyl petrol | 6 speed twin-clutch auto Fuel Economy c...

     

    POSTED SUN, 27 OCT, 2013

     
  • 2014 Fiat Panda : Pop, Easy, Lounge and Trekking

    2014 FIAT PANDA REVIEW What’s Hot: Funky styling, drives well, TwinAir is a gem What’s Not: It’s a bit of a pricey Panda X-FACTOR: Fun to drive, endearingly cute and Italia...

     

    POSTED FRI, 25 OCT, 2013

     
  • Nissan Juke : ST, ST-S Turbo And Ti-S AWD Turbo

    NISSAN JUKE REVIEW What’s hot: ‘Out there’ styling, appealing prices, potent turbo models. What’s not: For some, that ‘out there’ styling, interior plastics sub...

     

    POSTED THU, 24 OCT, 2013

     
  • 2014 Holden Colorado : Colorado Pickup And Colorado 7 SUV

    2014 HOLDEN COLORADO REVIEW What’s hot: Very strong diesel engine, new improved gearbox and handling tweaks. What’s not: Still the same dodgy plastic interior. X-FACTOR: Excellen...

     

    POSTED THU, 24 OCT, 2013

     
  • 2013 Hyundai i30 SR Auto

    2013 HYUNDAI I30 SR REVIEW  Vehicle style: Five-door small hatch Price: $30,190  Engine/transmission: 129kW/209Nm 2.0 4cyl petrol | 6spd auto Fuel economy listed: 7...

     

    POSTED TUE, 22 OCT, 2013

     
  • 2013 Holden Malibu CD Diesel Auto

    2013 HOLDEN MALIBU REVIEW  Vehicle Style: Midsized family sedan Engine/Trans: 117kW/350Nm 2.0 4cyl diesel | 6spd auto Price: $32,490 (plus on-roads) Fuel Economy claimed: 6.4l/100km | teste...

     

    POSTED SUN, 20 OCT, 2013

     
  • 2013 Audi SQ5

    2013 AUDI SQ5 REVIEW   Vehicle Style: Performance luxury SUV Price: $89,400 (plus on-roads) Engine/trans: 230kW/650Nm 3.0 litre twin turbo diesel V6 | 8spd auto Fuel Economy claimed: 6.8 l/...

     

    POSTED FRI, 18 OCT, 2013

     
  • 2014 Mazda3 : Australian Preview Drive

    2014 MAZDA3 REVIEW What’s hot: Interior quality, improved infotainment, outstanding body control What’s not: No rear air outlets. X-FACTOR: Thinking of making your next small car a Eu...

     

    POSTED WED, 16 OCT, 2013

     
  • 2013 Holden VF Commodore Evoke LPG

    2013 HOLDEN COMMODORE LPG REVIEW Vehicle Style: Large Sedan Price: $37,490 (plus on-roads) Engine/trans: 180kW/320Nm V6 LPG | 6spd auto Fuel Economy claimed: 11.5 l/100km | tested: 12.1 l/100km...

     

    POSTED TUE, 15 OCT, 2013

     
  • 2013 Mitsubishi Lancer VRX Sedan CVT

    2013 MITSUBISHI LANCER REVIEW  Vehicle Style: Four-door small sedan Price: $32,240 (plus on-roads) Engine/trans: 125kW/226Nm 2.4-litre 4cyl petrol | CVT auto Fuel Economy claimed: 8.5 l/100...

     

    POSTED FRI, 11 OCT, 2013

     
  • New Mazda3 First Drive

    MAZDA3 REVIEW What’s hot: Great lines, on-road zest and classy interior. What’s not: It looks bigger… like it’s encroaching on the 6. X-FACTOR: It’s still got it: M...

     

    POSTED THU, 10 OCT, 2013

     
  • Mercedes Benz CLA 200 Launch

    MERCEDES CLA REVIEW What’s hot: Mercedes quality, but affordable, and a super drive What’s not: The length of the waiting list might be a killer… X-FACTOR: Not just an affordab...

     

    POSTED WED, 9 OCT, 2013

     
 

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