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2006 Toyota Landcruiser LC100 Sahara V8 Road Test

2006 Toyota Landcruiser LC100 Sahara V8 Road Test

The Landcruiser Sahara isn’t big as much as it is massive. The Sahara takes tasks such as parallel parking and turning corners to a whole new wayward level. But, you don’t buy a large road hog like the Landcruiser Sahara for zipping around the city and picking up the kids from school – well normal people don’t...

Priced At
$100,990

2006 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX Road Test

2006 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX Road Test

I don’t even know where to begin with the new Mitsubishi Evolution IX. It’s a car that takes the laws of Physics and simply throws them out the window. With every corner you take, it simply mocks the hard work of Sir Isaac Newton and proves that even cars that look like taxis can turn more heads than John Howard rallying at an ‘Against War Protest’...

Priced At
$19,990

2006 Hyundai Tucson City Review

2006 Hyundai Tucson City Review

The Tucson City, yet another addition to the ‘softroader’ market… But hold on, is it? It certainly looks like one; however this car is only Front Wheel Drive. I guess that explains the name. But what is the point of having a car that looks like an offroader but only making it a Two Wheel Drive? Well I suppose with the current culture of Four Wheel Drives in the city (that never leave the city), it is valid, yet ridiculous...


2006 Mazda 6 Sports Luxury Road Test

2006 Mazda 6 Sports Luxury Road Test

The Mazda6 Sports Luxury is a car that I could simply stare at for days on end. It just oozes style, poise and substance. The Gun Metal Grey colour, along with the styled front end and 17” alloy wheels tease other drivers, in a bid to make them envy you. The styling is discreet, yet manages to grab your attention...


2006 Mitsubishi Lancer VR-X Road Test

2006 Mitsubishi Lancer VR-X Road Test

I stepped out of a Canary Yellow Mitsubishi Evo IX and straight into a Bright Red Mitsubishi Lancer VR-X. At first, I barely even noticed that I changed vehicles. The VR-X carried the same pedals, interior look and doors as the Evo IX. I soon found out that this was why the VR-X was so appealing to people. You get the chance to drive an Evo look-a-like for half the price...

Priced At
$19,990

2006 Mitsubishi 380 GT Road Test

2006 Mitsubishi 380 GT Road Test

Last year I drove the Mitsubishi 380 LX. Although I was impressed by the new Mitsubishi offering, it really didn’t offer any ground-breaking features or anything that really set it apart from its competitors. Unfortunately the Mitsubishi 380 GT is much the same. Apart from being Dark Blue in colour and sporting a black leather interior, Bluetooth phone capability and darker interior accents it was identical to the 380 LX...

Priced At
$4,400

2006 Volkswagen Touareg R5 TDI Luxury Road Test

2006 Volkswagen Touareg R5 TDI Luxury Road Test

Getting into the Touareg R5 TDI Luxury is like boarding your own private jet. There are so many buttons for so many things and there is enough wood to fill a good portion of the Amazon forest. You also get a big, meaty wheel that is serrated with buttons, along with a very cool flip out starter key. Once you are done gazing in total awe at the beautiful interior, you go to start the machine...

Priced At
$112,990

2006 Peugeot 307 XSE Road Test

2006 Peugeot 307 XSE Road Test

The new Peugeot 307 XSE, where do I start? The second you open the door and plant your back side you quickly start to notice why the $28,990 Peugeot is quickly set apart from its competitors. Everything is styled and laid out neatly, the steering wheel has a very solid and robust feel to it, the controls and other gadgetry are well placed, easy to find and best of all, easy to use...

Priced At
$3,300

2006 Hyundai Sonata V6 Road Test

2006 Hyundai Sonata V6 Road Test

Hyundai as a brand has become synonymous with things like average build quality, poor vehicle dynamics and things of the sort. Well, not any more. You see, for the past few years Hyundai have been at the top of the reliability surveys, up with the likes of Lexus, Nissan, Honda, Mazda and Toyota. In fact, the Sonata as a model was rated as reliable as the Lexus IS300 and the Lexus LS430...

Priced At
$1,750

2006 BMW 116i Road Test

2006 BMW 116i Road Test

When I initially approached the BMW 1 Series with the thought of reviewing it, I was a little apprehensive. Because just about every review I have read of this car was not a good one. Yet, they didn’t seem to comment on the car itself, it wasn’t liked because it was not a “real” BMW. So, I decided to focus on what it’s actually like as a car and not whether I believe it is a “real” BMW or not...


2006 Mitsubishi 380 LX Road Test

2006 Mitsubishi 380 LX Road Test

Have you ever driven a car worth $600 million? I have… Well, not really. But, that’s the amount of money Mitsubishi Motors Australia Limited has invested into their new model, the 380. As we all know, Mitsubishi really needed a new model. The late model Magna looked awful; it didn’t stand a chance against its direct competitors, the Falcon and the Commodore...

Priced At
$4,400

2005 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VIII Road Test

2005 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VIII Road Test

Do you ever get that feeling of excitement when you know something good is going to happen? I had butterflies in my stomach and could barely sleep the night before I picked up the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution 8 from the Press Depot. I didn’t know what to expect, from what I heard it was an awesome drive and something to yearn for...

Priced At
$19,990

2006 Mitsubishi Pajero GLS V6 Road Test

2006 Mitsubishi Pajero GLS V6 Road Test

Approaching the Mitsubishi Pajero GLS at the press car pickup location in Melbourne had me wondering what in God’s name people do with these monstrous creations. Just half an hour earlier I had one of these giants cut me off on the Princess Highway. So to say that I had prior perceptions of 4WD drivers would be an understatement...

Priced At
$50,990

2006 Ford Escape XLT V6 Road Test

2006 Ford Escape XLT V6 Road Test

Prior to even setting foot in the car, it became clear where a large amount of the Ford Territory’s outside bits were derived. Things such as the dual-release boot, door handles, alloy wheels, mirrors and to some extent, exterior styling, all seem to have come from the Ford Escape in some way. I’m not saying this is a bad thing; it’s just great to see where some of the ideas were formed...