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2017 Mercedes-AMG C 43 Coupe REVIEW | The C63's Little Brother Still Packs A Powerful Punch

while the mercedes-benz c-class range has been a volume seller for the german prestige brand, the amg flagship variant has been either out of reach for most budgets or a no-go zone for the feint-heart...

POSTED MON, 31 OCT, 2016

Toyota LandCruiser 70 Series REVIEW | 2016 LandCruiser Ute - Upgraded Safety Highlights Updated Country Workhorse

toyota’s new landcruiser 70 series has a fine spirit animal in the crocodile. neither are pretty, they’re not particularly clever and their evolution has progressed slower than queensla...

POSTED THU, 27 OCT, 2016

2017 BMW 1 Series & 2 Series First Drive REVIEW – More Power, More M Models…This Is Sounding Great

any time bmw announces a new model range with more power and extra m performance models…well we’re off to a flying start. and this is precisely the story on the updated 1 series hatchback...

POSTED FRI, 21 OCT, 2016

2016 Suzuki Jimny Sierra REVIEW | Suzuki’s Little 4x4 Toiler; Old But Irresistible

it would be harsh to call the 2016 suzuki jimny sierra ‘ancient’, even though it launched in 1998 and has barely changed since. that word has too many negative connotations that the won...

POSTED SUN, 7 AUG, 2016

2016 Porsche 718 Boxster REVIEW - For The Singular Purpose Of "Going Fast"

yep, the porsche boxter is turbocharged and has just four cylinders now. but no, neither of these things are new for porsche. granted, it’s been a while since we’ve seen a tur...

POSTED TUE, 14 JUN, 2016

MINI Cooper JCW Manual REVIEW - All The 'Snap, Crackle, and Pop' For The True Enthusiast

there is no shortage of editorials lamenting the demise of the manual transmission. and no shortage of driving enthusiasts singing from the same song sheet.  but i’m not about to ad...

POSTED SUN, 12 JUN, 2016

Mini Cooper Convertible - 2016 Mini Ragtop Grows Up

just in time for winter, mini australia has launched the first two members of its all-new mini convertible family. available in three-cylinder cooper and four-cylinder cooper s form,...

POSTED WED, 20 APR, 2016

Mazda Ice Academy: Trial By Ice And Snow - CX-5, CX-3 And MX-5

crested butte, colorado, usa, high in the rockies; blizzard conditions, and with one of the most severe winter storms in recent years blanketing the us mid-west.  at ground level, a near total...

POSTED FRI, 5 FEB, 2016

2016 Mazda MX-5 Club REVIEW - Forbidden Fruit Is The Tastiest Of All

how would we change the mazda mx-5 if we were given free rein? surprisingly, wild turbo conversions and lairy bodykits aren’t at the top of our list. nope, instead we take a more restrai...

POSTED SUN, 20 DEC, 2015

2015 Audi TT Sport quattro S Tronic – Quality, Pace and Grace: The Trifecta.

audi's curvy sports car - the 2015 tt - has lost its 'bubble' look. it is now more angular and aggressive, taking in design cues from the stonking r8. it also has more...

POSTED SUN, 15 NOV, 2015

2016 Honda S660 Preview Drive - Cutely Cool, Unabashed Fun

the fact that we, as australians, are such a big, handsome and powerfully proportioned people doesn’t normally seem like a disadvantage, until you drive a car like the honda s660, a vehicle so c...

POSTED THU, 29 OCT, 2015

2016 Jeep Renegade : Junior Jeep Takes On The Small SUV Establishment

looking something like a shrunken wrangler but built on a fiat platform, the renegade ventures into new territory for the jeep brand.  compact crossovers are rapidly becoming the car of choice...

POSTED FRI, 16 OCT, 2015

2016 Porsche Cayman GT4 – Mid-Engined Marvel

 porsche’s fiercely talented motorsport division has – for the first time – applied its magic hands to porsche’s cayman. the result is the gorgeous and grunt-tastic cayman...

POSTED FRI, 9 OCT, 2015

2015 Volkswagen Polo GTI Manual - Hot Hatch In A ‘White Bread’ Wrapper

when the new polo gti arrived in 2011 it lacked one vital element that purists long for - a manual transmission. with the 2015 update, not only is there a slick six-speed box, but a bigger, gruntier 1...

POSTED THU, 17 SEP, 2015

2015 Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 - A Weapons-Grade Supercar

there are plenty of rational reasons why you should (or maybe should not) buy a particular car. none of those apply to the lamborghini aventador - rational reasoning goes out the door, this is a...

POSTED TUE, 8 SEP, 2015

Mercedes Benz AMG GT S REVIEW: Heart Of Darkness

a long, long bonnet, 4.0 litre bi-turbo v8 and crushing performance, the new amg gt s is the baddest boy in town. few cars drive as well, as brutally fast, and with such chassis balance and nailed-dow...

POSTED SAT, 15 AUG, 2015

2016 Mazda MX-5 : This Gorgeous Toy, A Classic Reborn…

 to drive the new mazda mx-5 is to love it. it is as simple as that. and if you can get any time at the wheel – five minutes or five hours – you will find every second of it just...

POSTED FRI, 7 AUG, 2015

2015 Audi TT Roadster : Carving Corners Like A Switchblade

what’s hot: beautiful handling balance, sticky awd grip, potent jewel-like 2.0 litre turbo, wonderful interior what’s not: intrusive road-roar on bigger 19-inch rims, expensive (relativel...

POSTED FRI, 10 JUL, 2015

2015 Nissan Juke ST Manual - Dare To Be Different

what’s hot: refined and perky engine, out-there looks (love ‘em or hate ‘em), neat handling. what’s not: rear seat is tight, poor rear visibility, requires premium fuel. x-fa...

POSTED TUE, 7 JUL, 2015

2015 Bentley Continental GTC V8 S Convertible

what’s hot: fabulous powertrain and sound, excellent ride, dripping with sumptuous quality. what’s not: back seats a bit tight for adults, not exactly affordable luxury. x-factor: a...

POSTED FRI, 26 JUN, 2015