TMR Family Cars

Family Car Reviews

  • 2014 Nissan X-Trail : ST, ST-L And Ti Models

    NISSAN X-TRAIL REVIEW What’s hot: On road comfort and refinement, roomy and well-finished. What’s not: Third row seats for garden gnomes only; Ti is ‘exxy’. X-FACTOR: The...


    POSTED FRI, 4 APR, 2014

  • 2014 Skoda Octavia : 103TSI Ambition Plus DSG Wagon

    2014 SKODA OCTAVIA REVIEW Vehicle Style: Medium wagon Price: $28,140 (plus on-roads), $32,040 (as-tested) Engine/trans: 103kW/250Nm 1.4 turbo petrol 4cyl | 7sp auto Fuel Economy claimed: 5.


    POSTED TUE, 1 APR, 2014

  • 2014 BMW X5 : sDrive25d, xDrive25d

    2014 BMW X5 REVIEW What’s Hot: RWD cheaper yet drives almost identical to AWD, plenty of features, space galore. What’s Not: Smaller wheels look awkward, steering feel still lacking.


    POSTED MON, 31 MAR, 2014

  • 2014 Subaru WRX : Premium Lineartronic CVT Auto

    SUBARU WRX REVIEW What’s Hot: Prodigious grip, more power and torque yet greater fuel efficiency. What’s Not: Space-saver spare; small information screen. X-FACTOR: The most liveable...


    POSTED MON, 31 MAR, 2014

  • 2014 Subaru WRX : Manual And CVT Auto Models

    2014 SUBARU WRX REVIEW What’s hot: Fabulous balance and grip, sensational front-end, fast and comfortable. What’s not: ‘Tame’ rear styling, and more exhaust noise needed.


    POSTED THU, 27 MAR, 2014

  • 2014 Mazda3 : Maxx Hatch Automatic

    2014 MAZDA3 REVIEW Vehicle Style: 5-door small hatch Price: $24,990 (plus on-roads) Engine/trans: 114kW/200Nm 2.0 4cyl petrol | 6 spd auto Fuel Economy claimed: 5.8 l/100km | tested: 6.8 l/100...


    POSTED THU, 27 MAR, 2014

  • 2014 BMW 5 Series : 520i Luxury Line Sedan

    2014 BMW 520I REVIEW Vehicle Style: Four door luxury sedan Price: $79,900  (plus on-roads) | $85,100 (as tested) Engine/trans: 135kW/270Nm 2.0 litre turbo 4cyl | 8spd auto Fuel Economy clai...


    POSTED TUE, 25 MAR, 2014

  • 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

    What’s Hot: Remarkable user-friendly technology. What’s Not: Pricey, and there's no spare: only an all-but-useless inflator kit with a bottle of ‘goo’. X-FACTOR: The abil...


    POSTED MON, 24 MAR, 2014

  • 2014 Skoda Octavia RS : 162TSI Manual Sedan, 135TDI DSG Wagon

    SKODA OCTAVIA RS REVIEW What’s hot: Brilliant handling, smart interior, potent TSI and TDI engines. What’s not: Still the orphan brand here, despite good products. X-FACTOR: It’...


    POSTED SAT, 22 MAR, 2014

  • 2014 Toyota Kluger : GX, GX-L And Grande

    2014 TOYOTA KLUGER REVIEW What’s Hot: Big, practical cabin and dependable V6. What’s Not: No nav or split tailgate on GX or GXL, even as an option. X-FACTOR: For the family buyer, s...


    POSTED WED, 12 MAR, 2014

  • 2014 Lexus ES : Hybrid ES300h Sport Luxury

    2014 LEXUS ES300H REVIEW  Vehicle Style: Premium medium sedan Engine/Trans: 151kW/320Nm 2.5-litre 4cyl hybrid | CVT auto Price: $72,000 (plus on-roads) Fuel Economy claimed: 5.5 l/100km | t...


    POSTED TUE, 11 MAR, 2014

  • 2014 Nissan Pulsar : ST Auto Hatch

    2014 NISSAN PULSAR REVIEW Vehicle Style: 5-door small hatch Price: $21,290  (plus on-roads) Engine/trans: 96kW/174Nm 1.8 petrol 4cyl | CVT automatic Fuel Economy claimed: 6.7 l/100km | test...


    POSTED MON, 10 MAR, 2014

  • 2014 Proton Exora GX

    2014 PROTON EXORA REVIEW   Vehicle Style: People mover Price: $25,990 (plus on-roads) Engine/trans: 103kW/205Nm 1.6 turbo petrol 4cyl Fuel Economy claimed: 8.3 l/100km | tested: 8.5 l/100km...


    POSTED MON, 10 MAR, 2014

  • 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



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