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James Ward

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2017 Toyota RAV4 GXL long-term review six and farewell
  • Great room in the cabin, the back seats are a standout; well equipped in the mid-level GXL trim; looks cool!
  • Thirstier than we expected, even when touring; Flex Tone pack not worth the extra spend; not much personality, a bit like its lookalike Storm Trooper

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7 / 10

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2017 Toyota RAV4 GXL long-term review six and farewell

Five months and 8000km on, we say goodbye to our 2017 Toyota RAV4 GXL.

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2017 Geneva motor show gallery
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2017 Geneva motor show gallery

The 2017 Geneva motor show is done and dusted, leaving us with only fond memories and heightened anticipation for the arrival of newly revealed cars to Australian shores. On the ground in Geneva, our own David Zalstein ran about with the camera to help tell the story of the show for us back home...


Tuner cars of the 2017 Geneva motor show
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Tuner cars of the 2017 Geneva motor show

Geneva may be one of the world's biggest and most anticipated motor shows, but it isn't just about normal production cars and concepts. The world's most eccentric tuners and boutique brands use the annual show to display their latest creations. Money, power and outlandishness are no object. And in many cases, neither is taste..


2017 Audi SQ7 review
Rating: 8.510 /10
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2017 Audi SQ7 review

It is a rolling exercise in science and engineering, but is the range-topping 320kW/900Nm Audi SQ7 the total package it looks like on paper?

Priced At
$153,616

2017 Toyota RAV4 GXL review: Long-term report five
Rating: 710 /10
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2017 Toyota RAV4 GXL review: Long-term report five

Part five of our 2017 Toyota RAV4 long-term report sees the little SUV stepping out of its comfort zone and into the bush.

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$38,450

2017 Volvo XC90 T8 R-Design review: Long-term report three
Rating: 810 /10
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2017 Volvo XC90 T8 R-Design review: Long-term report three

We swap blue for white and upgrade to the 300kW Volvo XC90 T8 plug-in hybrid. But is the extra power worth the extra cost?

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$122,900

2017 Holden Colorado Z71 review: Long-term report one

2017 Holden Colorado Z71 review: Long-term report one

Call Mr Plow, that’s my name. That name again is Mr Plow. The 2017 Holden Colorado Z71 joins the long-term fleet.

Priced At
$57,190

2017 Ford Ranger XLT v Volkswagen Amarok V6 Highline comparison
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2017 Ford Ranger XLT v Volkswagen Amarok V6 Highline comparison

The space between working ute and family SUV is getting greyer. Quite literally, when you consider our test cars here. The hugely popular 4x4 double-cab is getting smarter, safer and more comfortable, but until now, one key area has remained somewhat elusive: power...


2017 Morgan 3 Wheeler review
Rating: 810 /10
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2017 Morgan 3 Wheeler review

Now for something different...James goes full Biggles and hits the road in the crazy Morgan 3 Wheeler.

Priced At
$92,300

2017 Mitsubishi ASX XLS review
Rating: 6.510 /10
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2017 Mitsubishi ASX XLS review

It's been on sale for seven years, but that hasn't slowed down the popularity of Mitsubishi's smallest SUV, the ASX. We take a look at the range-topping XLS variant in 2017 guise.

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$31,500

2017 Toyota RAV4 GXL long-term review four
Rating: 710 /10
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2017 Toyota RAV4 GXL long-term review four

Our long-term 2017 Toyota RAV4 GXL leaves the city behind for some longer distance touring.

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$41,950

2017 Porsche Panamera review
Rating: 910 /10
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2017 Porsche Panamera review

The Porsche Panamera has finally come of age. The liftback grand tourer brings new tech, new power and new style – but is it a true four-door 911?

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$210,000 - $376,900

Cayman GT4 RS: Did a Porsche dealer just leak the brand's next big thing?
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Cayman GT4 RS: Did a Porsche dealer just leak the brand's next big thing?

Oh social media, you can be such a fickle mistress. Once again the line between customer information and spoiled surprises has been blurred, this time by Porsche Centre Brisbane asking on Instagram for expressions of interest for the 2018 Porsche Cayman GT4 RS 4.0 - though the post has since been removed...


2017 Ford Ranger XLS Special Edition review
Rating: 810 /10
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2017 Ford Ranger XLS Special Edition review

The same basic underpinnings with handy accessories and bundle value, what's not to like about the 2017 Ford Ranger XLS Special Edition?

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$48,990 - $51,190

Be first, go big: Range-topper makes up half of new Porsche Panamera orders
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Be first, go big: Range-topper makes up half of new Porsche Panamera orders

The all-new second-generation 2017 Porsche Panamera sedan has arrived in Australia, the first two of a five-model line-up landing locally this week. The 324kW/550Nm 2.9-litre twin-turbo V6 Panamera 4S, and range-topping 404kW/770Nm 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 Panamera Turbo will be the first to grace showrooms...