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2015 Audi A6 1.8 TFSI : Fresher Face, Stronger Heart

what’s hot: new engine and gearbox, sublime cabin comfort. what’s not: fwd-only, it's not as sharp as its quattro siblings, wheelspin in the wet. x-factor: more than just a face...

POSTED SUN, 31 MAY, 2015

2015 Mazda6 Touring Diesel Sedan : Still A Great Drive, Even Nicer Inside

what’s hot: still a great drive, interior makeover looks great. what’s not: the only model to not get a price reduction for 2015. x-factor: no mid-life crisis for this midsizer. the upda...

POSTED THU, 28 MAY, 2015

2015 Citroen C4 Picasso : Glasshouse Views And Niche Appeal

what’s hot: visibility for days, acres of space, modern interior, genuine comfort. what’s not: dimwitted transmission, too pricey, dicey reverse camera. x-factor: neither a hatch, nor an...

POSTED TUE, 26 MAY, 2015

2015 BMW 320i Sport Line : Still The Consummate Driver's Car

what’s hot: behaves like a 'sport sedan' should, balanced looks, sharp handling. what’s not: interior storage is scarce, we’d love more steering feel. x-factor: a small adj...

POSTED FRI, 22 MAY, 2015

2015 Audi RS6 Avant and RS7 : Comfort, Grunt, And Timeless Style

what’s hot: glorious exhaust noise, torque-laden rush, immense road presence. what’s not: these are heavy beasts - but hide their heft behind mountains of torque. x-factor: if...

POSTED THU, 14 MAY, 2015

2015 Toyota Camry : Australia's Favourite Midsizer, Now Better

what’s hot: solid value for money, fresh new look, well-sorted sx suspension. what’s not: no nav on anything but the flagship atara sl, some interior quality qualms. x-factor: the new ca...

POSTED WED, 13 MAY, 2015

Kia Carnival : 2015 Platinum Diesel - Behold, The King Of Family Buses

what’s hot: cavernous interior, generous storage options, quality interior. what’s not: narrow torque band, average infotainment system, roof-mounted centre seatbelts. x-factor: whe...

POSTED SUN, 10 MAY, 2015

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