TMR Lifestyle Cars

Lifestyle Car Reviews

  • 2014 MINI Cooper And Cooper S

    2014 MINI COOPER REVIEW What’s hot: Brilliant new engines, great handling, and new low prices. What’s not: Interior plastics are awful, noisy on-road. X-FACTOR: It has still got it: s...

     

    POSTED WED, 16 APR, 2014

     
  • 2014 Audi RS7 Sportback

    2014 AUDI RS7 REVIEW What’s Hot: Incredible thrust, intoxicating sound, all-weather grip. What’s Not: Heavy and thirsty (but will any buyer with this budget care?) X-FACTOR: Audi&rsqu...

     

    POSTED SUN, 13 APR, 2014

     
  • 2014 Lexus CT200h

    2014 LEXUS CT 200H REVIEW   What’s Hot: Thrifty powerplant, improved handling. What’s Not: Far from quick, entry price higher than competitors. X-FACTOR: Looking for something sm...

     

    POSTED TUE, 8 APR, 2014

     
  • 2014 Jaguar F-TYPE V6

    2014 JAGUAR F-TYPE REVIEW Vehicle Style: Performance convertible Price: $138,645 (plus on-roads) $159,715 as tested Engine/trans: 250kW/450Nm 3.0 supercharged petrol V6 | 8sp auto Fuel Ec...

     

    POSTED FRI, 21 MAR, 2014

     
  • BMW 4 Series Convertible : 420d Diesel, 428i And 435i Petrol

    BMW 4 SERIES CONVERTIBLE REVIEW What’s Hot: Delectable drivetrains, great steering, suspension tune 'right' for Aussie roads What’s Not: Extra weight blunts performance, crampe...

     

    POSTED THU, 20 MAR, 2014

     
  • Kia Pro_Cee’d GT : First Drive

    2014 KIA PROCEED GT REVIEW What’s Hot: Zippier than you’d think, superb handling, value for money. What’s Not: Silly name, poor brake-pedal feel. X-FACTOR: At last, a Kia that a...

     

    POSTED WED, 19 MAR, 2014

     
  • 2014 Renault Clio RS 200 Cup

    CLIO RS 200 REVIEW Vehicle style:  Light-segment five-door hot hatch Price: $31,290 (plus on-roads) Engine/trans: 147kW/240Nm 4cyl petrol turbo | 6sp twin-clutch EDC automatic F...

     

    POSTED SUN, 16 MAR, 2014

     
  • 2014 Holden Barina RS Automatic

    BARINA RS REVIEW Vehicle style:  Light-segment five-door hatch Price: $23,190 (plus on-roads)  Engine/trans: 103kW/200Nm 1.4 litre turbo petrol | 6-spd sports automatic Fuel eco...

     

    POSTED FRI, 14 MAR, 2014

     
  • 2014 BMW 4 Series : 435i M Sport Coupe

    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

     
  • 2014 BMW 2 Series : 220i, 220d and M235i

    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 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 Kia Soul : 2.0 Petrol Automatic First Drive

    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 Exclusive Auto

    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

     
  • Jaguar F-TYPE : 2014 Supercharged V6 S

    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

     
  • 2014 Renault Clio : Dynamique EDC Auto

    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 : Pop Manual

    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 ST CVT

    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 GTS V8

    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

     
  • 2014 Ford EcoSport Titanium : 1.0 Litre Manual

    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

     
  • Nissan Juke Ti-S

    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

     
 

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