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2008 Skoda Octavia RS review

2008 Skoda Octavia RS review

2008 Skoda Octavia RS review CarAdvice rating: Model tested: Octavia RS Sedan Recommended Retail Price: $37,490 Roomy, excellent handling, quality, lag-free turbo punch Subdued design, steering lacks feel - by Karl Peskett I'm really grateful for pharmacies. Especially the ones you can go to late at night...


2008 Mitsubishi Colt Ralliart review

2008 Mitsubishi Colt Ralliart review

2008 Mitsubishi Colt Ralliart review Model tested: Colt Ralliart turbo Recommended Retail Price: $29,990 Options fitted: None Roomy, brilliant handling, strong engine Turbo lag, base model shows through CarAdvice rating: - by Karl Peskett Waitresses are the original balance masters. It's staggering how well they do it...


2008 Hyundai Elantra Review

2008 Hyundai Elantra Review

2008 Hyundai Elantra SLX Review "What sets Elantra apart is value for money" Model Tested: 2008 Hyundai Elantra SLX Sedan 2.0 litre Auto - $24490 (Metallic Paint $300) Spacious, Stylish, Comfortable Optional ESP, Soft Suspension CarAdvice rating: - by Matt Brogan Australia’s current small sedan range is a veritable mire of metal that seemingly offers little difference from one model to the next...


2008 Mitsubishi Triton review

2008 Mitsubishi Triton review

2008 Mitsubishi Triton review Model tested: Triton GLX-R diesel automatic Recommended Retail Price: $46,990 Options fitted: None Strong engine, smooth auto for a four-speed, roomy, economy Horrible ride, steering hopelessly undergeared CarAdvice rating: (3.5) - by Karl Peskett The amount of handyman businesses around these days is amazing...


2008 Suzuki Grand Vitara diesel first steer

2008 Suzuki Grand Vitara diesel first steer

2008 Suzuki Grand Vitara diesel first steer - by Alborz Fallah The Suzuki brand might be synonymous with the cute Swift, but long before 17 year old girls had began sticking frangipani stickers on the back of their Suzuki, the Japanese company was building compact 4x4s. Starting back in 1974, the Suzuki LJ10 was the first of many Suzuki 4x4s that have made it here over the years...

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2007 Peugeot 307 review

2007 Peugeot 307 review

2007 Peugeot 307 review Model tested: 307 XSE HDi Auto Recommended Retail Price: $34,790 Roomy, excellent handling, economy, different looks Hard ride, cheap interior, nearly superseded, different looks CarAdvice rating: - by Karl Peskett When you hear a name, you automatically have a image come into your mind...


Mitsubishi Pajero Review

Mitsubishi Pajero Review

2008 Mitsubishi Pajero Review Noisy and slow, but still a great package. Models tested: 2008 Mitsubishi Pajero NS R Hardtop 2-door 5-speed auto 4x4 3.2DT - $42,990 2008 Mitsubishi Pajero NS Exceed Wagon 7 seat 4-door 5-speed auto 4x4 3...


2008 Skoda Roomster review

2008 Skoda Roomster review

2008 Skoda Roomster review CarAdvice rating: Model Tested: 1.9 TDI manual Recommended Retail Price: $26,990 (1.6 FSI), $28,990 (1.9 TDI) Options Fitted: None - by Karl Peskett What's the definition of cute? Ugly, but interesting. Certainly by definition then, the new Skoda Roomster is cute...


2008 Audi S8 review

2008 Audi S8 review

2008 Audi S8 Road Test CarAdvice rating: Recommended Retail Price: $259,900. As tested $269,500. Options Fitted: Adaptive Cruise Control ($6,400), Reversing Camera ($1,200), Four zone climate control ($2,000). - by Paul Maric "One sneeze on the throttle and this bellowing Lamborghini V10 propels 2-tonnes of mass from naught to one-hundred in the time it takes to read this sentence...


2008 Nissan X-Trail review

2008 Nissan X-Trail review

2008 Nissan X-Trail review CarAdvice rating: (4.5) Model Tested: X-Trail ST-L Recommended Retail Price: (Manual models) $31,990 - ST, $35,990 - ST-L, $38,990 - Ti Options Fitted: None - by Karl Peskett Several years ago, at school, there was a young guy named Bradley. Now Bradley was about 6-feet tall, was fairly lanky, and was as white as photocopy paper...


2008 Nissan Patrol Cab Chassis review

2008 Nissan Patrol Cab Chassis review

2008 Nissan Patrol Cab Chassis review CarAdvice rating: Model Tested: DX Coil suspension Recommended Retail Price: $49,790 (DX Leaf), $50,180 (DX Coil), $52,890 (ST Coil) Options Fitted: Alloy Bull Bar - $1620, Underbody Tyre Hanger Chequerplate tray - $1997 - by Karl Peskett As we walked in to Nissan's head office to pick up this week's car, the affable lady behind the desk, Tara, got up with the keys and said, "I'll just be two seconds; it's around the back...


2008 HSV Maloo Review

2008 HSV Maloo Review

2008 HSV Maloo Road Test CarAdvice rating: Recommended Retail Price: $59,990 (6sp Manual), $61,990 (6sp Auto). Options Fitted: Performance Pack ($3,750). - by Paul Maric Dinner with a lady friend and then back to my place for...drinks. That was the plan anyway. As simple as it had seemed at the time, I wasn’t prepared for the Maloo intervention...


2008 Audi S3 Review

2008 Audi S3 Review

2008 Audi S3 Review “Only those lucky enough to have driven the current generation S3 will know just how capable it really is” Test model: 2008 Audi S3 in Imola Yellow CarAdvice rating: Recommended retail price: $65,500 By: Anthony Crawford Options fitted: Multifunction steering wheel with flat bottom, in 3-spoke design with S badge - $700 (it would have been nice to see this as standard kit but that aside – it’s a piece of automotive art and a must-have item in a tuned up car like the S3)...


2008 Mitsubishi Lancer VR review

2008 Mitsubishi Lancer VR review

2008 Mitsubishi Lancer VR review CarAdvice rating: Model tested: CJ MY08 VR Sedan 4dr CVT 6sp 2.0i Priced from: $20,990 to $31,490 ($27,590 as tested) Options: Metallic Paint $300, Park Assist $500, 18” Alloys $2000. - by Matt Brogan Taking first place in our Big Small Car Comparison, Mitsubishi's all new Lancer fared well when stacked against a handful of its competitors...


2008 Subaru Impreza Review

2008 Subaru Impreza Review

2008 Subaru Impreza RS Review CarAdvice rating: Test Model: 2008 Subaru Impreza RS (MY08) Recommended Retail Price: $29,490. Options Fitted: Satellite navigation - $2990, not worth the asking price, but still a great system. - by Alborz Fallah Being a motoring journalist is like being the prime minister's wife, it's fun and the perks are great, but sometimes you think your line of work is not all that essential to the advancement of humanity...