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2008 Ford Mondeo TDCi review

2008 Ford Mondeo TDCi review

2008 Ford Mondeo TDCi Review "TDCi looks the goods, is cheap to run and offers plenty" Model tested: 2008 Ford Mondeo TDCi Automatic Sedan - $37,990 Metallic $350, Sunroof $1900, Leather $2000, Bluetooth $450 Drives well, Looks fantastic, Rides quietly, Safe & well appointed Auto easily confused, Small boot opening, Climate Control weak CarAdvice rating:   - by Matt Brogan Last month I was lucky enough to review the brilliant Mondeo XR5 Turbo which you might recall I was quite fond of...


2008 Nissan Maxima ST-L review

2008 Nissan Maxima ST-L review

2008 Nissan Maxima ST-L review “You’d be hard pressed to beat the combination of space, options, and price” Model tested: 2008 Nissan J31 Maxima ST-L Sedan - $34,990 Options available: Metallic Paint $395, Sunroof $2,585. Gutsy V6, Smooth CVT, Quiet, Affordable Dated Design, Soft Handling, Weak Stereo CarAdvice rating: - by Matt Brogan The large sedan segment is not quite what it once was...


2008 Mazda6 Review

2008 Mazda6 Review

2008 Mazda 6 Luxury Sports Hatch Review "Sharp, sorted, willing - brilliant" Model tested: 2008 Mazda 6 Luxury Sports Hatch 2.5l Petrol Automatic - $46,910 Stunning Looks, Drives Brilliantly, Superb Fit & Finish Too Few Interior Changes, Needs More Punch CarAdvice rating: - by Matt Brogan If it’s not broken, don’t fix it...


2008 Jaguar XJ6 D Review

2008 Jaguar XJ6 D Review

2008 Jaguar XJ6 D – Road Test “This is Jaguar’s version of diesel luxury – beautiful isn’t it? Models tested: 2008 Jaguar XJ6 D - $154,900 Looks, refinement and absurdly good fuel economy Not much to dislike here – rear seat legroom could be more generous CarAdvice rating: Model range: $154,900 to $234,900 Options: None By - Anthony Crawford When Jaguar released their famous E-Type in 1961 Enzo Ferrari called it “The most beautiful car ever made”...


2008 Smart fortwo review

2008 Smart fortwo review

2008 Smart fortwo first steer A touch of "blasphemy" ensures Smart's second coming Say what you like about Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code. But the book and later movie did have one good effect. By introducing the world's largest car market, the US, to the Smart car it did its bit to keep Smart, DaimlerChrysler's bold experiment in alternative urban motoring alive at a time when the pressures to wind the whole thing down were strong...


2008 Ford Mondeo XR5 review

2008 Ford Mondeo XR5 review

2008 Ford Mondeo XR5 review “I’d almost go so far as to say the Mondeo XR5 drives as well as a 3 Series.” Model Tested: 2008 Ford MA Mondeo XR5 Model Range: $29,990 to $41,990 RRP (as tested): $41,990 ($42,790 incl...


2008 Mitsubishi Pajero Exceed (petrol) review

2008 Mitsubishi Pajero Exceed (petrol) review

2008 Mitsubishi Pajero Exceed review Recommended Retail Price: $68,590 Options Fitted: Metallic Paint: $400 Model tested: 2008 Mitsubishi Pajero Exceed Wagon 7 seat 4-door 5-speed auto 4×4 3.8-V6 Great looking and practical 4WD, smooth, quiet, capable offroad Still underpowered, cheap fit and finish, how long will it last? CarAdvice rating: By: Karl Peskett What a difference spark plugs make...


2008 Mitsubishi Lancer review

2008 Mitsubishi Lancer review

Mitsubishi Lancer Review Model tested: Mitsubishi Lancer VRX Recommended Retail Price: $28,990 Options fitted: Rockford Fosgate Stereo - $750, Metallic Paint - $350 Styling, good handling, interior room ABS not great, steering loads up unexpectedly, quality not quite there CarAdvice rating: (3...


2008 Volvo C30 D5 first steer

2008 Volvo C30 D5 first steer

2008 Volvo C30 D5 first steer “Volvo’s new diesel powered C30 drives like a hot hatch – and that’s with a five speed auto!” Test car: Volvo C30 D5 with 5-speed adaptive Geartronic Recommended retail price: $42,450 for the 6-speed manual, $43,950 for the 5-speed Geartronic...

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2008 Volkswagen Passat review

2008 Volkswagen Passat review

2008 Volkswagen Passat 2.0TDI Sedan & Estate Review Models tested: 2008 Volkswagen Passat 2.0TDI Sedan & Estate, 5-door, 6-speed DSG, 2.0-litre diesel, $44,990 - $46,990 Handling, Performance, Quality Fit & Feel, Quiet Reverse Gear, Basic Stereo, Torque Steer...


2008 Peugeot 308 Review

2008 Peugeot 308 Review

2008 Peugeot 308 first steer “Peugeot’s new 308 means that buyers of small, affordable Euro hatchbacks, now have a choice other than Volkswagen’s Golf” By – Anthony Crawford Peugeot’s newest car, the 308 has just been launched to Australia's motoring media and Car Advice was there to cover it...


2008 Audi S5 Review

2008 Audi S5 Review

2008 Audi S5 Road Test Model tested: Audi S5 Recommended Retail Price: $131,900; as tested $140,050. Options fitted: Bang & Olufsen sound system ($1,550), Silk Nappa red leather interior ($1,100), 19" alloy wheels in 5-parallel spoke star design ($2,600), Metallic paint ($1,600), Electric seats with memory function ($1,300)...


2008 Suzuki Grand Vitara diesel review (video)

2008 Suzuki Grand Vitara diesel review (video)

Alborz takes the new Suzuki Grand Vitara diesel for a quick test. Click through to read the Suzuki Grand Vitara diesel first steer and check back in a few weeks for a full review.


2008 Nissan Micra review

2008 Nissan Micra review

2008 Nissan Micra review Model tested: 2008 Nissan Micra City Collection, 5-door, 4-speed automatic, 1.4-litre, $16,690 Distinctive styling. Keenly priced. Good fuel consumption Turgid open road performance. Small boot. Too cutesy for some...


2008 Saab 9-3 SportCombi review

2008 Saab 9-3 SportCombi review

2008 Saab 9-3 SportCombi Vector Wagon review Swedish looks with awesome performance... Model tested: MY2008 SportCombi Vector Wagon 4dr SA 5sp 2.0T (154kW) - $58,400 Looks brilliant, Swedish practicality. Interior looks a little dated, a tad too expensive, evident torque-steer when pushed...