TMR Lifestyle Cars

Lifestyle Car Reviews

  • 2014 Range Rover Evoque : Pure TD4 Auto

    August 26, 2014 | Photos: Jan Glovac. Vehicle Style: Five-door small SUV Price: $57,895 (plus on-roads), $66,935 (as tested, plus on-roads) Engine/Trans: 110kW/400Nm 4cyl diesel | 9spd aut...

     

    POSTED TUE, 26 AUG, 2014

     
  • 2014 Volkswagen Polo : 66TSI and 81TSI First Drive

    2015 VOLKSWAGEN POLO REVIEW What’s Hot: Great value for money, miserly yet feisty drivetrain, great handling. What’s Not: Stop/start shudders slightly, no sat-nav on Tre...

     

    POSTED WED, 20 AUG, 2014

     
  • 2015 Mazda2 : The Japan Drive

    August 20, 2014 What’s Hot: Premium look and classy cabin, advanced driver aids, efficient engines. What’s Not: Reduced interior space. (Yep, that's all.) X-FACTOR: A new lev...

     

    POSTED WED, 20 AUG, 2014

     
  • Honda City : 2014 VTi-L Automatic

    August 16, 2014 Vehicle Style: Light Sedan Price: $21,390 (plus on-roads) Engine/trans: 88kW/145Nm 4cyl petrol | CVT auto Fuel Economy claimed: 5.7 l/100km | tested: 7.6 l/100km OVERVIEW...

     

    POSTED SUN, 17 AUG, 2014

     
  • 2015 Holden Trax : LTZ 1.4 iTi Turbo

    August 14, 2014 What’s Hot: Improved driveability, more equipment, quality ride What’s Not: Price, 1.4 turbo not available in LS grade. X-FACTOR: At last, the Trax gets the engine it...

     

    POSTED THU, 14 AUG, 2014

     
  • Fiat 500 : 2014 Pop, S, Lounge And Abarth

    August 7, 2014 What’s hot: Great style, inexpensive entry models, all fun to drive, the Abarth is a pearler What’s not: Upper-spec models are pricey, interior a tad underdone X-FACTOR...

     

    POSTED THU, 7 AUG, 2014

     
  • 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage ES Sedan CVT

    July 31, 2014 What’s Hot: Tight turning circle, good ride comfort, rear seat space. What’s Not: Lacks a little refinement, plain interior. X-FACTOR: A big rear seat and lofty driving...

     

    POSTED THU, 31 JUL, 2014

     
  • 2014 Honda Jazz : VTi, VTi-S, VTi-L

    July 30, 2014 What’s Hot: Sharp new design (inside and out), versatile 'magic seat' interior. What’s Not: No fully-integrated sat-nav, front seat travel lacking. X-FACTOR:&nbs...

     

    POSTED WED, 30 JUL, 2014

     
  • BMW X4 : xDrive30d And xDrive35i

    What’s hot: Brilliant performance and handling, unique style. What’s not: Unique look has its detractors, some practicality compromises. X-FACTOR: In-your-face muscled lines, huge grunt...

     

    POSTED FRI, 25 JUL, 2014

     
  • Jaguar F-TYPE : 2014 Coupe R

    What’s Hot: Dripping in style, brilliant suspension, sharp steering, punchy drivetrain. What’s Not: Quite heavy for a coupe, some options should be standard. X-FACTOR: It's like a si...

     

    POSTED FRI, 18 JUL, 2014

     
  • 2014 MINI Cooper : Manual 3-Door Hatch

    July 18, 2014 Vehicle Style: Light premium hatch Price: $26,650  (plus on-roads), $31,470 as-tested Engine/trans: 100kW/220Nm 1.5 turbo petrol 3cyl | 6sp manual Fuel Economy claimed: 4.7 l/...

     

    POSTED FRI, 18 JUL, 2014

     
  • Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 Sport

    What’s hot: Brilliant handling and grip, great sound, beautiful build. What’s not: Tight rear headroom; long supply delays. X-FACTOR: Guilt-free premium family buying:  a sporting s...

     

    POSTED SAT, 12 JUL, 2014

     
  • Peugeot RCZ-R

    July 4, 2014 What’s Hot: Playful chassis, gutsy engine, individual style. What’s Not: Killer road noise, looks too much like a standard RCZ. X-FACTOR: Race-derived engine and handling...

     

    POSTED FRI, 4 JUL, 2014

     
  • 2014 Audi A3 Cabriolet

    July 4, 2014 What’s Hot: Sexy style, crisp handling and typical Audi quality feel. What’s Not: No standard sat-nav or seat heaters. X-FACTOR: It's in a small niche, but...

     

    POSTED FRI, 4 JUL, 2014

     
  • 2014 Skoda Yeti : 103TDI 4x4 Outdoor

    2014 SKODA YETI 103TDI REVIEW Vehicle style: Compact SUV Price: $33,590 (plus on-roads) Engine/trans: 103kW/350Nm 2.0litre 103TDI | 6spd dual-clutch DSG Fuel economy claimed: 6.7 l/1...

     

    POSTED SUN, 22 JUN, 2014

     
  • Ford FPV GTF 351

    FPV GTF 351 REVIEW What’s hot: Rip-snorting performance, great handling and wailing supercharger. What’s not: Looks similar to other GTs (no unique body parts), dated interior, limited...

     

    POSTED SAT, 21 JUN, 2014

     
  • 2014 BMW 4 Series Convertible : 428i Petrol Auto

    2014 BMW 4 SERIES REVIEW Vehicle Style: midsized prestige convertible Price: $97,500  (plus on-roads), $101,040 as-tested. Engine/trans: 180kW/350Nm 2.0 turbo petrol 4cyl | 8sp automatic...

     

    POSTED SUN, 15 JUN, 2014

     
  • 2014 Mercedes GLA : 200 CDI Diesel Auto

    2014 MERCEDES-BENZ GLA REVIEW   Vehicle Style: Compact luxury SUV Price: $47,900 (plus on-roads), $56,550 as-tested Engine/trans: 100kW/300Nm 2.2 turbo diesel 4cyl | 7sp twin-clutch a...

     

    POSTED FRI, 13 JUN, 2014

     
  • FPV GTF 351 : Ford Proving Ground Launch

    FPV GT F 351 REVIEW What's hot: Balance, power and finesse; gorgeous blended Boss V8 howl and supercharged whine - a performance bargain. What's not: Too bad, they’re mostly sold; vi...

     

    POSTED WED, 11 JUN, 2014

     
  • 2014 BMW 2 Series : 220i Sport Line

    2014 BMW 2 SERIES REVIEW Vehicle Style: 2-door sports coupe Price: $50,500  (plus on-roads) Engine/trans: 135kW/270Nm 2.0 turbo petrol 4cyl | 8sp auto Fuel Economy claimed: 6.0 l/100km |...

     

    POSTED SAT, 7 JUN, 2014

     
 

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