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Land Rover 60th anniversary - cross Australia journey

Land Rover 60th anniversary - cross Australia journey

Land Rover crosses Australia for its 60th Anniversary. - Story by Paul Maric, photographs by Paul Maric and Land Rover. The 1948 creation of the Land Rover Series 1 came to fruition courtesy of Maurice Wilks, who was the head designer at Rover during the late ‘40’s. Throughout the company’s 60 year history, there have been a raft of ownership changes, ranging from Rover, BMW, more recently Ford and now Tata...


2008 Lexus LS460 Review

2008 Lexus LS460 Review

2008 Lexus LS460 Review & Road Test L•S |ˈɛl ˈɛs | (abbr.) - Lederhosen Shakedown Model Tested: 2008 Lexus LS460 sedan 4.6-litre automatic - $194,891 (RRP) Spacious & Comfortable, Simple Functionality, Well Appointed Diminished Boot Space, Soft and Heavy Handling Attributes CarAdvice Rating: - by Matt Brogan As flagship of the Lexus range this fourth generation LS should have the German big boys shaking in their lederhosen...


2008 SsangYong Stavic Review

2008 SsangYong Stavic Review

2008 SsangYong Stavic SV270 SPR Review & Road Test If you're more of a features person, Stavic may suit you down to the ground Model Tested: 2008 SsangYong Stavic SV270 SPR 2...

Priced At
$39,990

2008 Peugeot Partner and Expert LCVs – First Steer

2008 Peugeot Partner and Expert LCVs – First Steer

2008 Peugeot Partner and Expert LCVs  First Steer French carmaker Peugeot’s entry into the booming Australian Light Commercial Vehicle market could be seen as opportunistic, but it is certainly a case of better late than never. -David Twomey Peugeot has hit the LCV market, which has been one of the sales standouts of the Australian automotive market in recent years, with a couple of well placed, if oddly named, debutantes in the Expert and the Partner...

Priced At
$21,990

2008 Peugeot 308 Touring Review

2008 Peugeot 308 Touring Review

Versatility, emphasised by the availability of seven seats is the hallmark of the new Peugeot 308 Touring, the wagon version of the French company’s popular 308 Hatch range. -David Twomey While it shares the familiar look of the 308 Hatch up front, it’s all change at the rear, thanks to a distinctive window profile and longer bodywork...


2008 Holden Sportwagon Review

2008 Holden Sportwagon Review

2008 Holden Calais Sportwagon Review & Road Test Has Holden re-invented the wagon as we know it? Model Tested: 2008 Holden VE Calais Sportwagon 3...


Land Rover Freelander 2 crosses the Simpson Desert

Land Rover Freelander 2 crosses the Simpson Desert

CarAdvice is helping celebrate Land Rover’s 60th Anniversary by participating in a trek across Australia – from Birdsville (Queensland) to Broome (Western Australia) to be precise. I took the task of covering the first leg – from Birdsville to Alice Springs, crossing the Simpson Desert along the way...

Priced At
$42,300

2008 Lotus Elise S Review

2008 Lotus Elise S Review

2008 Lotus Elise S Review & Road Test “It’s got a 1.8-litre engine lifted from a Toyota Corolla and yet there are precious few supercars which can out corner the Elise when you hit the ‘S’ bends” Model Tested: 2008 Lotus Elise S - $69,990 (RRP) Options fitted: Touring pack $8,000 Pure driving bliss, unbelievable handling, great looks, well priced...


2008 Holden Epica First Steer

2008 Holden Epica First Steer

2008 Holden Epica – First Steer “From the rear, it looks positively Saab-ish. Holden has got its act together with this revised Epica, the 2.0 litre turbo diesel being an especially sweet drive” - Anthony Crawford Just over a year ago, General Motors Holden launched the Epica nameplate as a mid-size family sedan providing a value for money option in a growing category...

Priced At
$5,700

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...