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  • 2014 Toyota Corolla Sedan : Ascent Petrol Auto

    TOYOTA COROLLA SEDAN REVIEW What’s Hot: Refined and with surprising roominess for passengers and luggage. What’s Not: Over-enthusiastic stability control; no digital speedo. X-FACTOR:...


    POSTED FRI, 7 MAR, 2014

  • 2014 Hyundai Elantra : Premium Auto Petrol Sedan

    2014 HYUNDAI ELANTRA REVIEW Vehicle Style: Small sedan Price: $30,190  (plus on-roads) Engine/trans: 110kw/178Nm 4cyl petrol | 6spd auto Fuel Economy claimed: 7.1 l/100km | tested: 8.0 l/...


    POSTED WED, 5 MAR, 2014

  • 2014 Citroen DS5 : Dsport HDi Diesel Auto

    2014 CITROEN DS5 REVIEW  What’s Hot: Edgy styling inside and out, sharp steering and handling. What’s Not: Ride a bit firm, cupholders are missplaced, rear headroom lacking.


    POSTED MON, 3 MAR, 2014

  • 2014 Volkswagen Golf Wagon : 90TSI Comfortline

    2014 VOLKSWAGEN GOLF WAGON REVIEW What’s Hot: Golf handling in a super-practical wagon. What’s Not: No electric adjustment for front seats. X-FACTOR: Offering both practicality and st...


    POSTED SAT, 1 MAR, 2014

  • 2014 BMW M235i : Track Test At Baskerville

    BMW 2 SERIES REVIEW What’s Hot: RWD done right, outstanding chassis and engine. What’s Not: As far as performance is concerned, nothing. X-FACTOR: For grip, power and pricetag, the BM...


    POSTED SAT, 1 MAR, 2014

  • 2014 Citroen Picasso

    2014 CITROEN PICASSO REVIEW What’s hot: Big inside, low NVH, more glass than an aquarium and the best warranty this side of a Papal blessing. What’s not: A bit ‘exxy’,...


    POSTED THU, 27 FEB, 2014

  • 2014 Volkswagen Golf Wagon : 90TSI, 103TSI, 110TDI

    2014 VOLKSWAGEN GOLF REVIEW   What’s Hot: Well-constructed interior, great handling, lots of room What’s Not: Not the cheapest small wagon out there... X-FACTOR: ...but it's...


    POSTED TUE, 25 FEB, 2014

  • 2014 Nissan Altima : Ti-S Auto Petrol Sedan

    2014 NISSAN ALTIMA REVIEW Vehicle Style: Medium sedan Price: $45,490  (plus on-roads) Engine/trans: 183kW/312Nm petrol 6cyl | CVT auto Fuel Economy claimed: 9.3 l/100km | tested: 11.0 l/1...


    POSTED SUN, 23 FEB, 2014

  • 2014 Audi RS7 Sportback : First Drive

    2014 AUDI RS 7 SPORTBACK REVIEW   What’s Hot: Huge straight-line performance, all-paw grip, stunning looks. What’s Not: Gearbox not as crisp as a twin-clutch. X-FACTOR: What&rsqu...


    POSTED FRI, 21 FEB, 2014

  • 2014 Range Rover Sport : 5.0 V8 Supercharged HSE Dynamic

    2014 RANGE ROVER SPORT REVIEW  Vehicle Style: Premium SUV Engine/Trans: 375kW/625Nm 5.0 8cyl petrol | 8spd auto Price (plus on-roads): $161,600 | $171,960 (as tested) Fuel Economy...


    POSTED THU, 20 FEB, 2014

  • 2014 Toyota Corolla Sedan : Ascent, SX And ZR Auto

    2014 COROLLA REVIEW What’s Hot: Quiet, comfortable and balanced, and a very good 7-spd CVT What’s Not: Digital speed read-out omitted, traction control over-zealous X-FACTOR: Room for...


    POSTED WED, 19 FEB, 2014

  • 2014 Mazda3 : Neo Automatic Petrol Sedan

    2014 MAZDA3 SEDAN REVIEW Vehicle Style: small sedan Price: $22,490 (plus on-roads), $23,990 as-tested. Engine/trans: 114kW/200Nm 2.0 4cyl petrol | 6sp automatic Fuel Economy claimed: 5.7 l/100...


    POSTED WED, 19 FEB, 2014

  • 2014 Honda Odyssey : VTi People Mover

    2014 HONDA ODYSSEY REVIEW What’s hot: Remarkable interior space, improved access, smart CVT What’s not: No longer looks cool, petrol only, harsh ride X-FACTOR: Improved and spacious,...


    POSTED TUE, 18 FEB, 2014

  • 2014 BMW 535i : Touring M Sport Wagon

    2014 BMW 5 SERIES REVIEW   Vehicle Style: Large luxury wagon Price: $122,900  (plus on-roads), $129,600 as tested Engine/trans: 225kW/400Nm 3.0 6cyl petrol turbo | 8sp auto F...


    POSTED SUN, 16 FEB, 2014

  • 2014 Honda Odyssey : VTi And VTi-L

    2014 HONDA ODYSSEY REVIEW What’s hot: LOTS of room, easy access, well-featured, quiet and comfortable. What’s not: Ponderous front styling, works hard at higher revs. X-FACTOR: It&rsq...


    POSTED WED, 12 FEB, 2014

  • 2014 Mazda3 SP25 GT Automatic

    MAZDA3 REVIEW: 2014 SP25 GT AUTOMATIC  What’s hot: Great all-round driving dynamics; better car, better-value 3 What’s not: Head-up display can be obscured, 18-inch wheels a tad h...


    POSTED SUN, 9 FEB, 2014

  • 2014 Infiniti Q50 : 2.2d GT, 3.5 Hybrid S, AWD Hybrid S Premium

    INFINITI Q50 REVIEW What’s Hot: Potent V6 hybrid, lean thirst, crisp handling and beautiful ride What’s Not: Heavy-handed interior styling, uninvolving ‘sound’, overac...


    POSTED WED, 5 FEB, 2014

  • 2014 BMW 550i : 5 Series M Sport Sedan

    2014 BMW 5 SERIES REVIEW  Vehicle Style: Luxury sedan Price: $159,900  (plus on-roads), $167,200 as-tested. Engine/trans: 330kW/650Nm 4.4 turbo petrol V8 | 8sp automatic Fuel Economy c...


    POSTED SUN, 2 FEB, 2014

  • 2014 Audi A3 Sedan : 1.4 TFSI Petrol Auto

    AUDI A3 SEDAN REVIEW What’s Hot: Priced to blitz its main rival, the Benz CLA 200. What’s Not: No sunglasses holder, sat-nav a costly option. X FACTOR: Premium quality, a miserly...


    POSTED THU, 30 JAN, 2014

  • 2014 Mazda3 : Australian Launch

    2014 MAZDA3 REVIEW What’s Hot: Look out Golf, you’ve got serious competition. What’s Not: No rear air-vents, firmish ride on 18-inch alloys. X-FACTOR: Best yet: the new Mazda3 t...


    POSTED WED, 29 JAN, 2014



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