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2008 Ford Falcon XR6 Turbo Review

2008 Ford Falcon XR6 Turbo Review

2008 Ford Falcon XR6 Turbo Review & Road Test Weapon of mass production Model Tested: 2008 Ford FG Falcon XR6 Turbo 4.0 litre auto - $46,990 (RRP) Options Fitted: Prestige Paint $400; XR Luxury Pack $5000 Power & Torque; Predictable Handling; Sweet Exhaust Note Brake Pedal Feel; Road Noise; No Seat Heaters on Leather CarAdvice Rating: - by Matt Brogan It's not often when road testing a car that you're confronted with "nice car mate" at the lights...


2008 Honda Civic Type R review

2008 Honda Civic Type R review

2008 Honda Civic Type R review & road test "It's wise to forget about the lack of torque, and concentrate on the whole drive experience. It's only then that the Civic Type R makes sense." Model Tested: 2008 Honda Civic Type-R - $39,990 (RRP) Options fitted: None Sound, Dynamics, Gearshift, Driving position, Practicality Lack of torque, Confused marketing messages CarAdvice Rating: Review by - Karl Peskett Photography by - www...


2008 Nissan Navara King-Cab Review

2008 Nissan Navara King-Cab Review

Nissan is now in a position to take the sales game to its major competitors in the strong selling light truck market, having added a single cab-chassis and a versatile King-Cab version of its strong selling Navara range.   -David Twomey Since its launch back in 2005 the Spanish-built Navara Dual Cab has been the only weapon in Nissan’s armoury in the strong light truck, or utility, market...


2008 Ford Falcon XT Wagon Review

2008 Ford Falcon XT Wagon Review

Ford Falcon XT Wagon Review & Road Test Is this beast of burden a dying breed? Model Tested: 2008 Ford BF MkIII Falcon XT Wagon 4...


2008 Nissan X-Trail diesel Review

2008 Nissan X-Trail diesel Review

Nissan considers it a bold move, some might consider it foolhardy given the escalation in the price of diesel fuel, but the addition of a willing 2.0-litre diesel engine to the Nissan X-Trail compact SUV is mostly just a good thing. - David Twomey The X-Trail is a strong part of Nissan’s sales success, accounting for nearly 12,500 sales last year, and currently posting about 800 sales a month for the company...


2008 Suzuki Jimny Sierra Review

2008 Suzuki Jimny Sierra Review

2008 Suzuki Jimny Sierra Review   Yes, it's a Suzuki, no, it's not a Swift.  Model Tested: 2008 Suzuki Jimny Sierra 1.3-litre manual - $19,990 Great little car, fun off-road, lots of character. No side airbags, can be a little cramped inside...


2008 Holden VE Commodore SS V Ute Review

2008 Holden VE Commodore SS V Ute Review

2008 Holden VE SS V Ute Review & Road test Model tested: SS V Ute 6.0-litre V8 Automatic 6-speed Recommended retail price: $46,990 Options fitted: None big performance, lots of useable load space, auxiliary jack. a little pricey, fuel consumption-if you drive it like it should be driven...


Large Car Comparison (Ford-Holden-Honda-Toyota)

Large Car Comparison (Ford-Holden-Honda-Toyota)

6-cylinder Luxury Large Car Showdown - Ford vs. Holden vs. Honda vs. Toyota 2008 FG Ford Falcon G6E vs. Holden Calais V6 vs. Honda Accord V6 Luxury vs. Toyota Aurion Presara Introduction Ford Falcon G6E Holden Commodore Calais V6 Honda Accord V6 Luxury Toyota Aurion Presara She Says Performance Figures Conclusion Model tested: 2008 Ford Falcon G6E Recommended Retail Price: $46,990...


2008 Honda Accord Euro Luxury Review

2008 Honda Accord Euro Luxury Review

  2008 Honda Accord Euro Luxury Navi Review & Road Test New Euro really strikes a chord. Model Tested: 2008 Honda Accord Euro Luxury Navi 2.4 litre auto - $44,990 Options: Metallic Paint - $300 Suitable Performance & Economy; Sporty Looks; Well Equipped Tyre Noise; Short Service Intervals; Premium Unleaded Costs CarAdvice Rating: - by Matt Brogan Bettering the original Euro was always going to be a challenge, after all it's still a very contemporary looking and highly relevant car...


2008 Renault Laguna Privilège dCi Hatch Review

2008 Renault Laguna Privilège dCi Hatch Review

2008 Renault Laguna Privilège dCi Hatch Review & Road Test Touchè or Too Staid? Model Tested: 2008 Renault Laguna Privilège dCi Hatch 2...


2008 Honda Accord review

2008 Honda Accord review

2008 Honda Accord review & road test Model Tested: 2008 Honda Accord Luxury V6 - $46,990 (RRP) Options fitted: None Engine, Comfort, Economy, Space, Quality Unusual suspension, complex interior CarAdvice Rating: Review and photography by - Karl Peskett We all know the story about the ugly duckling...


2008 Holden Commodore Sportwagon Review

2008 Holden Commodore Sportwagon Review

2008 Holden Sportwagon Review & Road Test - Review by Paul Maric. GM Holden has taken a pretty bold move with the introduction of its new VE Commodore based Sportwagon. The previous VZ’s target market of commercial users saw the wagon stereotyped as a bland, boring ‘rep-mobile’. Enter 2008 and the successful VE Commodore...


2008 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X Review

2008 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X Review

2008 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X first steer   - David Twomey A supercar for the masses – well with Mitsubishi’s Lancer Evolution X it comes about as close to that as you are ever likely to get – this is one brilliant motor car that we believe excites from the moment you clap eyes on it...


2008 Land Rover Defender 110 review

2008 Land Rover Defender 110 review

2008 Land Rover Defender 110 Road Test   Model tested: Land Rover Defender 110 Recommended Retail Price: $48,990; $51,890 as tested. Options fitted: Metallic paint ($900), 3rd row seating ($2,000). Off-road ability, durability, rugged. Reverse gear location, 3rd row seat access. CarAdvice rating: (4...


2008 KIA Sportage Review

2008 KIA Sportage Review

2008 KIA Sportage EX CRDi Review & Road Test Functional, fun and financially feasible. Model Tested: 2008 KIA Sportage EX CRDi 2...