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2008 Hyundai i30 CRDi Auto First Steer

2008 Hyundai i30 CRDi Auto First Steer

2008 Hyundai i30 CRDi Auto First Steer “For my money, Hyundai’s i30 is one of the most exciting small cars on the market today. With the introduction of the CRDi automatic, global sales of the i30 will skyrocket” - words and photography by Anthony Crawford  It’s been a while since l attended the Australian launch of Hyundai’s (pronounced – hee-unday) own smart car – the i30, and I had forgotten just how good this car really is...

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$20,990

Economy driving: Peugeot 308

Economy driving: Peugeot 308

Economy driving: Peugeot 308 "How do you solve the fuel crisis? Drive smarter!" By Karl Peskett With fuel prices the way they are going, people's budgets are being constrained. To keep our present car-dependent lifestyle, we have several alternatives. We can buy more fuel efficient cars, we can budget better, or we can drive smarter...

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$22,990

2008 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Review

2008 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Review

2008 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Review and Road Test One of life's little luxuries. Model Tested: 2008 Volkswagen Jetta TDI sedan 2...


2008 Skoda Octavia 1.8 TFSI review

2008 Skoda Octavia 1.8 TFSI review

2008 Skoda Octavia 1.8 TFSI Road Test Model tested: Skoda Octavia 1.8 TFSI Recommended Retail Price: $30,990. Options fitted: None fitted. Impressive performance, spacious interior, price. Bland appearance, understeer at the limits. CarAdvice rating: (3.75) - Review by Paul Maric. Don’t close the window just yet...


SUV Comparison Volkswagen Tiguan vs. Honda CR-V vs. Subaru Forester

SUV Comparison Volkswagen Tiguan vs. Honda CR-V vs. Subaru Forester

SUV Comparison - Volkswagen Tiguan 103 TDI vs. Subaru Forester X vs. Honda CR-V Introduction Subaru Forester Honda CR-V Volkswagen Tiguan She Says Conclusion Model tested: 2008 Volkswagen Tiguan 103TDI Recommended Retail Price: $35,990...

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$28,490

2009 BMW X6 Review

2009 BMW X6 Review

2009 BMW X6 Review & Road Test Model Tested: 2009 BMW X6 xDrive35i - $AUD price not yet available Impressive, unique, fantastically quick and aesthetically brilliant. Not available in Australia...yet. CarAdvice Rating: - by Bob Hume (UK) Has the BMW summoned demand from the ether? It would seem so – in Europe at least, orders for these cars have been placed well into 2009...


2008 TRD HiLux 4000SL Review

2008 TRD HiLux 4000SL Review

2008 TRD HiLux 4000SL Review & Road Test The all new TRD HiLux... a performance utility it ain't... Model Tested: 2008 TRD HiLux 4000SL - $64,990 (RRP) Appeal, desirability, practicality. Performance, handling, noise, interior refinement, stereo...


2008 Volvo V70 T6 review

2008 Volvo V70 T6 review

2008 Volvo V70 T6 review & road test Model Tested: 2008 Volvo V70 T6 - $67,950 (RRP) Options fitted: Metallic Paint - $1,350; SatNav - $3950; Bluetooth - $445; BLIS - $1200 Engine, Transmission, Comfort, Economy, Space, Quality Suspension can be confused, steering artificial, satnav CarAdvice Rating: Review and photography by - Karl Peskett Some pernicious comments about looks were thrown my way recently...


2008 Honda Accord Euro Review

2008 Honda Accord Euro Review

Honda’s all-new Accord Euro has sharp looks and a classy interior that go with the Euro part of it moniker but a price tag that’s more closely allied to the bargain end of the market. -David Twomey Honda has made no bones about the fact that this car is meant to maintain its strong sales position for the company and also take on rivals Mazda6, Subaru Liberty and Volkswagen Jetta head-on...


2008 Aston Martin DBS Review

2008 Aston Martin DBS Review

2008 Aston Martin DBS Review & Road Test Power, poise, beauty and soul the DBS truly wants for nothing. Model Tested: 2008 Aston Martin DBS Coupe 6...


TRD Hilux 4000SL vs. LS3 HSV Maloo R8 Review

TRD Hilux 4000SL vs. LS3 HSV Maloo R8 Review

2008 TRD Hilux 4000SL vs. LS3 HSV Maloo R8 Review & Road Test Models tested: 2008 TRD Hilux 4000SL 4.0 litre Supercharged V6 petrol auto - $64,990 (RRP) 2008 HSV Maloo R8 6.2 litre LS3 V8 petrol six speed manual - $61,550 (RRP) - Review by Matt Brogan & Paul Maric. Photographs by Matt Brogan...


2008 Volkswagen Tiguan 103TDI Review

2008 Volkswagen Tiguan 103TDI Review

2008 Volkswagen Tiguan 103TDI Review & Road Test Ready to tackle the concrete jungle Model Tested: Volkswagen Tiguan 103TDI 4MOTION Wagon 6 Speed Manual - $35,990 (RRP) Performance, Economy, European Styling, Build Quality Waiting List, Tall First Gear, Bluetooth Availability CarAdvice Rating: - by Matt Brogan Until now there was one glaring omission from Volkswagen's model lineup, the compact SUV...


2008 Renault Laguna First Steer

2008 Renault Laguna First Steer

Like all things French the all-new Renault Laguna is a little idiosyncratic – but also like all things European these days it’s being launched on the Australian market with diesel power first – petrol will come later. - David Twomey The initial offerings on the Australian market will be the 2...

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$2,500

2008 Volkswagen New Beetle Anniversary Edition Review

2008 Volkswagen New Beetle Anniversary Edition Review

2008 VW New Beetle Anniversary Edition Review & Road Test Who said black and white was boring? Model Tested: 2008 Volkswagen New Beetle Anniversary Edition 1...


2008 Subaru Impreza WRX STi review

2008 Subaru Impreza WRX STi review

2008 Subaru Impreza WRX STi spec. R review & road test   “I’m not that interested in what the WRX/STi purists think about the new WRX STI. They as a group do not like change. The 2008 weapons grade STi Spec.R is probably the most complete performance package for under $65,000 bar none” Model Tested: 2008 Subaru Impreza WRX STi spec...