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Family Car Reviews

  • 2013 Lexus IS350 F Sport

    2013 LEXUS IS350 REVIEW   Vehicle Style: Medium luxury sedan Price: $73,000 (plus on-roads) Engine/trans: 233kW/378Nm V6 petrol | 8spd auto Fuel Economy claimed: 9.7l/100km | tested: 1...

     

    POSTED MON, 2 DEC, 2013

     
  • 2014 Ford EcoSport

    2014 FORD ECOSPORT REVIEW What’s Hot: Fantastic 1.0 litre Ecoboost engine, spacious cabin, appealing price. What’s Not: No auto for Ecoboost, 1.5 lacks lustre, no sat-nav. X-FACTOR: A...

     

    POSTED THU, 28 NOV, 2013

     
  • Skoda Octavia : Ambition 103TSI, Elegance 132TSI and Diesel 110TDI

    2014 SKODA OCTAVIA REVIEW What’s hot: Superior handling and comfort, very sharply priced. What’s not: No manual diesel, and no diesel below top-spec Elegance. X-FACTOR: The ‘med...

     

    POSTED WED, 27 NOV, 2013

     
  • Kia Cerato Si Hatch Features And Specs

    What’s hot: Powerful engine, interior fit and finish. What’s not: Inconsistent steering feel. X-FACTOR: A capable all-rounder, and one of the best small cars around right now. Ve...

     

    POSTED TUE, 26 NOV, 2013

     
  • 2014 Nissan Altima

    2014 NISSAN ALTIMA REVIEW What’s Hot: Sweet V6, plenty of rear legroom, value for money What’s Not: Coarse-sounding inline four, average dynamics X-FACTOR: It’s the largest non-...

     

    POSTED FRI, 22 NOV, 2013

     
  • 2013 Lexus IS300h Luxury Hybrid

    2013 LEXUS IS300H REVIEW Vehicle Style: Medium luxury sedan Price: $58,900 (plus on-roads) Engine/trans: 164kW/221Nm 2.5 petrol-electric 4cyl | CVT  Fuel Economy claimed: 4.9 l/100km |...

     

    POSTED MON, 18 NOV, 2013

     
  • 2014 BMW X5

    BMW X5 REVIEW What’s Hot: Performance, equipment, refinement, and that M50d. What’s Not: Dead steering, squeezy third row. X-FACTOR: Dynamic, stylish and capable, the choice for the s...

     

    POSTED MON, 18 NOV, 2013

     
  • 2014 Toyota Prado : GX, GXL, VX And Kakadu

    TOYOTA PRADO REVIEW What’s hot: Proven performance, comfortable on-road, brilliant off it. What’s not: There is too much moulded interior plastic for a car in this class. X-FACTOR: It...

     

    POSTED SAT, 16 NOV, 2013

     
  • 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

     
 

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