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2014 BMW 435i REVIEW Vehicle Style: 2 door sports coupe Price: $108,500 (plus on-roads) | $117,910 as tested Engine/trans: 220kW/400Nm 6cyl turbo petrol | 8spd auto Fuel Economy claimed: 7.4 l/1...
POSTED SAT, 8 MAR, 2014
BMW 2 SERIES REVIEW What’s Hot: Fantastic performance from M235i, value-buying across the range, super chassis balance. What’s Not: 220d suspension is too soft. X-FACTOR: The 2 Series...
POSTED FRI, 28 FEB, 2014
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 KIA SOUL REVIEW What’s Hot: That funky look has matured, cabin is vastly improved. What’s Not: 2.0 litre engine not as punchy as the old. X-FACTOR: There could be ...
POSTED SAT, 15 FEB, 2014
2014 CITROEN C3 REVIEW Vehicle Style: Five door hatchback Price: $25,990 (plus on-roads) Engine/trans: 88kW/160Nm 4 cyl petrol | 4spd auto Fuel Economy claimed: 7.0 l/100km | tested: 8.6 l/100km...
POSTED MON, 10 FEB, 2014
2014 JAGUAR F-TYPE REVIEW Vehicle Style: Performance convertible Price: $171,045 (plus on-roads), $207,675 as-tested Engine/trans: 280kW/460Nm; 3.0 supercharged petrol V6 | 8sp automa...
POSTED FRI, 7 FEB, 2014
2013 RENAULT CLIO REVIEW Vehicle Style: 5-door light hatch Price: $23,290 (plus on-roads) Engine/trans: 88kw/190Nm 4cyl petrol | 6spd dual-clutch auto Fuel Economy claimed: 5.2 l/100km | t...
POSTED SUN, 2 FEB, 2014
2014 FIAT PANDA REVIEW Vehicle Style: Light hatch Engine/Trans: 51kW/102Nm 1.2-litre 4cyl petrol | 5spd manual Price: $16,500 (driveaway) Fuel Economy claimed: 5.2l/100km | tested: 7.9l/10...
POSTED SAT, 1 FEB, 2014
2014 NISSAN JUKE REVIEW Vehicle Style: Small SUV Price: $24,390 Engine/trans: 86kW/158Nm 4cyl petrol | CVT automatic Fuel Economy: (listed) 6.0 l/100km | (tested) 6.8 l/100km OVERVIE...
POSTED FRI, 31 JAN, 2014
2014 MASERATI QUATTROPORTE REVIEW What’s Hot: Fabulous powertrain, competent handling, interior space What’s Not: Suspension lacks body control in 'Normal' mode. X-FACTO...
POSTED MON, 27 JAN, 2014
FORD ECOSPORT REVIEW Vehicle style: Compact front-wheel-drive SUV Price: $25,790 (plus on-road costs) Engine/trans: 92kW/170Nm 1.0 turbo petrol 3cyl / 5sp manual Fuel economy listed: 5.7 l...
POSTED MON, 20 JAN, 2014
2014 NISSAN JUKE REVIEW Vehicle Style: Small SUV Price: $32,190 (plus on-roads) Engine/trans: 140kW/240Nm 1.6 turbo petrol 4cyl | CVT automatic Fuel Economy claimed: 7.4 l/100km...
POSTED FRI, 10 JAN, 2014
2014 BMW 4 SERIES REVIEW Vehicle Style: Luxury coupe Price: $80,500 (plus on-roads) | $87,760 (as-tested) Engine/trans: 180kW/350Nm 2.0 4cyl turbo petrol | 8sp automatic Fuel Economy...
POSTED WED, 8 JAN, 2014
2013 RENAULT CLIO REVIEW Vehicle Style: Light five-door hatch Price: $17,790 (plus on-roads) Engine/trans: 66kW/135Nm 3cyl turbo petrol | 5spd manual Fuel Economy claimed: 4.5 l/100km | tested:...
POSTED TUE, 7 JAN, 2014
2013 VOLKSWAGEN GOLF REVIEW [Photography note: thanks to Paddy's Bricks for the backdrop] Vehicle Style: 5-door small hot hatch Price: $43,990 (plus on-roads) Engine/trans: 162kW/350Nm...
POSTED TUE, 31 DEC, 2013
2013 BENTLEY FLYING SPUR REVIEW Vehicle Style: Prestige four-door sedan Price: $461,315 (driveaway) Engine/trans: 460kW/800Nm 6.0-litre twin-turbo Fuel Economy claimed: 14.7 l/100km | test...
POSTED MON, 30 DEC, 2013
2013 FIAT PANDA REVIEW Vehicle Style: light five-door hatch Price: $24,000 (plus on-roads) Engine/trans: 55kW/190Nm 4cyl diesel | 5spd manual Fuel Economy claimed: 4.2 l/100km | tested: 4.
POSTED MON, 16 DEC, 2013
2014 AUDI S3 REVIEW What's hot: Exceptional interior quality, broad torque band. What's not: Quattro AWD not as clever as other performance Audi drivetrains. X-FACTOR: Fast and desir...
POSTED FRI, 13 DEC, 2013
What’s hot: Very well-priced, fun handling, lots of equipment. What’s not: Poor interior plastics, seats a bit limp. X-FACTOR: Thrills at the wheel don't get much cheaper,...
POSTED THU, 14 NOV, 2013
FIAT PANDA TWINAIR TURBO REVIEW DAY 1 | DAY 2 | DAY 3 Three days, the Panda TwinAir is fitting like a glove. Just now stopped walking to the wrong door in search of the steering wheel. ...
POSTED TUE, 22 OCT, 2013
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