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Family Car Reviews

Audi A4 And A6 Allroad

what's hot: sublime build quality, updated technology and simply superb engines. what's not: not as capable as an suv, a4 starting to date inside. x-factor: when most of your...

POSTED TUE, 5 MAY, 2015

2015 Subaru Outback 3.6R Premium : Classy Crossover A Ripe Alternative To Soggy SUVs

vehicle style: large suv price: $47,990  (plus on-road costs engine/trans: 191kw/350nm 3.6 petrol 6cyl | cvt auto fuel economy claimed: 9.9 l/100km | tested: 12.1 l/100km (man...

POSTED SUN, 19 APR, 2015

Mitsubishi Outlander : 2015 XLS Seven-seat 4WD CVT Petrol

what's hot: much improved cvt auto, quiet and comfy on-road, standout styling. what's not: inadequate front-passenger legroom, fuel consumption not the best. x-factor: family friendly seven-...

POSTED SUN, 19 APR, 2015

BMW X5M And X6M 2015: Something Wicked This Way Comes

what’s hot: totally awesome power and performance, race-car grip, a technological tour-de-force. what’s not: tight rear seat in x6 m, drinks like a sailor if driven hard, no ‘city-s...

POSTED WED, 15 APR, 2015

Land Rover Discovery Sport : 2015 SD4 - Impressive On-Road, Class Leading Off It

what’s hot: real on-road presence, flexible interior, drives exceptionally well. what’s not: some interior trims cheapen the feel; inadequate outward adjustment for the driver’s ext...

POSTED SAT, 11 APR, 2015

2015 Hyundai i30 Series 2 : Better Than Before, But Just...

what’s hot: diesel engine and twin-clutch auto, enhanced spec. what’s not: fidgety ride, 1.8 petrol is a little dull. x-factor: with feature lists and styling sharpened up for 2015,...

POSTED FRI, 10 APR, 2015

Ford Mondeo : 2015 Ambiente, Trend And Titanium - Is This Australia’s Safest Family Car?

what's hot: swift sure-footed handling, smart style, huge boot, four-cylinder thirst. what's not: rear styling barely changed, no reversing camera in ambiente, no manual option x-factor: as...

POSTED FRI, 10 APR, 2015

2015 Lexus NX 200t Sports Luxury - A Turbo-Driven Transformation

what’s hot: highly specced, engine hits the mark, premium value.buying  what’s not: six-speed auto not especially sharp, smaller boot than some. x-factor: transformed by its turbo e...

POSTED THU, 9 APR, 2015

2015 Skoda Octavia Scout

what’s hot: well-rounded engine range, drives great on and off road, value for money. what’s not: no auto for base model, too many hard cabin plastics. x-factor: skoda’s scout...

POSTED THU, 26 MAR, 2015

Audi A6, Audi A7: 2015 - A Sharper, Slicker, Set Of Suits

what’s hot: clean styling, more technology and features, 3.0 tdi is a pearler. what’s not: not terribly much, if we’re honest. x-factor: audi’s classy big four-doors have bec...

POSTED SUN, 22 MAR, 2015

Peugeot 508 : 2015 Active And Allure Sedans

what’s hot: smooth, quiet, economical sedan with sharp new looks what’s not: big price gap to the diesel variants, cramped back seats x-factor: the ‘forgotten’ large car, but...

POSTED FRI, 20 MAR, 2015

Subaru Forester : 2015 2.0D Diesel Automatic

what’s hot: smooth, quiet diesel, cvt auto hard to fault, sorted infotainment system, . what’s not: leisurely away from stop, no 'eyesight' safety tech available. x-factor:&...

POSTED THU, 19 MAR, 2015

BMW X6 M Sport : 2015 xDrive50i - Brawn, With More Brawn

what’s hot: exceptional performance, v8 engine is a pearler, not all that that impractical. what’s not: price gap between x5 and x6, choppy ride. x-factor: as brawny as a heavyweight box...

POSTED THU, 12 MAR, 2015

Mazda6 : 2015 Atenza Diesel - Smooth As Silk

mazda6 atenza what’s hot: new-found refinement, slick auto, swift and silky on-road what’s not: rear-seat roominess more limited than some of the competitors. x-factor: slinky style s...

POSTED SUN, 8 MAR, 2015

Lexus NX : 2015 NX300h F Sport

vehicle style: medium luxury suv price: $66,000 (plus on-roads) engine/trans: 114kw/210nm petrol; 105kw/270nm electric | cvt automatic system output: 147kw  fuel economy claimed: 5...

POSTED FRI, 6 MAR, 2015

Kia Carnival 2015: S V6 Petrol & SLi Diesel People Movers

what's hot: genuine all-new people-mover with a stylish, functional interior. what's not: thirsty petrol engine, limited features in base model. x-factor: the new segment leader? dollar for...

POSTED FRI, 27 FEB, 2015

Honda HR-V : 2015 VTi-L, A Magic Little Honda

what's hot: super-flexible ‘magic seats' system; attention-grabbing styling. what's not: no air-vents for rear-passengers; no electric seat-adjustment. x factor: car-like driving d...

POSTED FRI, 27 FEB, 2015

Peugeot 308 GT : 2015 Sweet And Warm, Not So Hot

what’s hot: high level of equipment, good balance of handling/comfort and performance. what’s not: not really a hot-hatch (but more than 'warm'), despite the price. x-factor...

POSTED WED, 25 FEB, 2015

Mercedes-AMG C63 S : Take No Prisoners

what's hot:  a serious track-spec q car with big back seats and a boot (and an immense sound). what's not: as firm as bronwyn bishop and unsettled - even offended - by bumps. x-factor:...

POSTED TUE, 24 FEB, 2015

Hyundai Sonata 2015: Hyundai Hits New Heights In Midsizer Market

what’s hot: sweet turbo engine, handles well, generous interior space. what’s not: dull cabin design, front parking sensors only on high-grade model. x-factor: an appealing sed...

POSTED FRI, 13 FEB, 2015