2012 Holden Colorado Review
Rating: 610 /10
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2012 Holden Colorado Review

CarAdvice heads to Thailand to find out if the new Chevrolet ute that will become the Holden Colorado mid-year can mix refinement with toughness.

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$26,990 - $51,990

Ssangyong Actyon Sports Review
Rating: 610 /10
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Ssangyong Actyon Sports Review

The new Ssangyong Actyon Sports is a big improvement over the previous model and represents a value for money proposition in the ute segment for those on a budget.

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$24,990 - $39,990

Mitsubishi Triton Review
Rating: 610 /10
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Mitsubishi Triton Review

With a raft of new-generation dual-cab utes impressing with newfound road manners and safety levels, how does the former segment benchmark now fare?

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$25,490 - $44,490

Holden: New Cars 2012
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Holden: New Cars 2012

The locally built Cruze was Holden's big story in 2011, but this year it's Chevrolet models that are imported - the Colorado ute, Malibu medium car and Volt electric car. There's also a sedan version of the Barina city car and a dedicated-LPG variant of the Commodore that Holden will be hoping can help take the fight back against the Mazda3 that last year stole its crown as Australia's best-selling car...


Isuzu: New Cars 2012
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Isuzu: New Cars 2012

2011 saw Isuzu Ute Australia grow its D-Max marketshare to over five per cent in the 4x4 segment and a reasonable 2.2 percent in the 4x2 category. The Japanese company, which is wholly owned by Mitsubishi, is planning big things next year with the launch of an all-new D-Max, but the much-anticipated Isuzu SUV is not looking likely yet, with Isuzu Australia still in discussion with the flood-affected factory...


Mazda BT-50 Review
Rating: 810 /10
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Mazda BT-50 Review

The Mazda BT-50 is a tough as nails utility that is more car-like than most of its competitors in driveability and comfort.

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$32,590 - $52,710

Ford Ranger Review
Rating: 810 /10
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Ford Ranger Review

There is really no other way to put it; the new Ford Ranger is an absolute winner...

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$19,740 - $57,390

Volkswagen Amarok Review
Rating: 810 /10
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Volkswagen Amarok Review

The Volkswagen Amarok is the first German-branded, Argentinian-built ute to be sold in Australia, and it's one hell of a thing.

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$24,490

Ford Falcon Ute Video Review
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Ford Falcon Ute Video Review

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HSV Maloo R8 Review
Rating: 710 /10
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HSV Maloo R8 Review

HSV has produced what must surely be the world’s best Ute in their 20 Years of Maloo R8.

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$58,990

2011 Holden Commodore SV6 Ute Review
Rating: 710 /10
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2011 Holden Commodore SV6 Ute Review

More showpony than workhorse...


2010 HSV Maloo GXP & Holden Commodore SS V-Series Ute Review
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2010 HSV Maloo GXP & Holden Commodore SS V-Series Ute Review

Special editions are always fun and these two are no exception. Model Tested: 2010 HSV Maloo GXP; 6.2-litre V8 LS3; six-speed automatic $53,990 2010 Holden Commodore SS V-Series Ute Special Edition; 6.0-litre V8; six-speed automatic $49,490 Options: None fitted. Different styling, Maloo now more functional, value for money...


2010 Holden Commodore SS Ute Review
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2010 Holden Commodore SS Ute Review

Works best at play Model Tested: 2009 Holden Commodore SS Ute; 6.0-litre V8 AFM petrol; six-speed automatic; utility - $44,490* Options (as fitted): Metallic Paint $500 (Voodoo); Hard Tonneau $3,030; 20-inch Alloy Wheels $2,369; Matching Spare Wheel $350 Torquey engine; assertive appearance; sporty handling; cabin space and comfort Dull transmission; poor visibility; dated interior; fuel consumption; weak FM reception CarAdvice Rating: As a trade-tough work ute, the Holden Commodore SS is an awesome Commodore Coupe...


Isuzu D-Max Ute Review & Road Test
Rating: 510 /10
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Isuzu D-Max Ute Review & Road Test

The word Isuzu is familiar to those of us that know our trucks, as the world's biggest manufacturer of medium to heavy duty trucks the Isuzu brand is held in high regard around the world. The actual Japanese word "Isuzu", however, literally means "fifty bells". The brand is named after the Isuzu River in the city of Ise, Mie Prefecture, Japan...

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$27,200

Ford Ranger Review & Road Test
Rating: 610 /10
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Ford Ranger Review & Road Test

With a 3000kg towing capacity, you could even tow Amanda Vanstone. Model Tested: 2009 Ford Ranger XLT 4x2 Crew Cab; 3.0-litre, four-cylinder, turbocharged diesel; five-speed manual - $40,590 CarAdvice Rating: It’s big, it’s brash and it’s the latest iteration of Ford’s ‘built Ford tough’ commercial utes...

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$19,740

Ford Falcon XR6 Turbo Ute Review & Road Test
Rating: 810 /10
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Ford Falcon XR6 Turbo Ute Review & Road Test

The Paris Hilton of Utes: so wrong, but oh so right. Model Tested: 2009 Ford Falcon XR6 Turbo Ute; 4.0-litre, six-cylinder, turbo petrol; six-speed automatic; utility - $43,490* Options Available: Prestige Paint $400 (Dash); Safety Enhancement Pack $600; XR Sports Pack $1000; Satellite Navigation $2290 CarAdvice Rating: What started life as a necessary utility for a tradesman has evolved into something of an Aussie icon and status symbol...


Proton Jumbuck - Long Term Conclusion
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Proton Jumbuck - Long Term Conclusion

After four months here at the CarAdvice office it's time to say goodbye to our long term bargain basement ute, the Proton Jumbuck. Following a raft of duties, and in excess of 7000kms of driving, the little lugger returned trouble free motoring with a couple of plastic rattles the only issues of any note...