2010 Subaru Forester XT Premium Review
Rating: 810 /10
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2010 Subaru Forester XT Premium Review

Just managed to trade-in my beloved Forester XT after 5 fantastic years of ownership. It was hard to part with her but that mostly had to do with the blind adoration I held for this ever-so-practical family hauler. In manual form, it seemed to combine the duties of carting the family and our cargo around as well as provide a little fun and frivolity with it's 2...


2010 Ford Fiesta Lx Review
Rating: 8.510 /10
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2010 Ford Fiesta Lx Review

After 12 months of driving an FG XR6 Falcon I was ready for a change. Had just moved to the city and was after a runabout that was economical but still fun to drive. Test drove the Toyota Yaris. So boring it nearly put me to sleep. The Mazda 2. Even then it was starting to get dated. Then tried the Ford Fiesta Diesel Sedan...


2014 Volkswagen Golf 90 TSI Comfortline Review
Rating: 910 /10
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2014 Volkswagen Golf 90 TSI Comfortline Review

Last year, I was thrashing out the differences between an Octavia and the Golf. In the final count back, the Golf won over with its price ($24,990 on the road, where the Skoda was shaping up for high twenties), smoother ride and interior. The price is long gone, but I appreciate the latter two every time I drive...


2014 Range Rover Evoque Td4 Pure Review
Rating: 8.510 /10
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2014 Range Rover Evoque Td4 Pure Review

Range Rover Evoque TD4 2014 Review Unlike other Range Rovers on the market the Evoque puts style and form ahead of practicality, but that isn’t necessarily a bad thing and with its brash exterior the Evoque arrives with a unique presence wherever it goes...


2011 Toyota Camry Altise Review
Rating: 8.510 /10
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2011 Toyota Camry Altise Review

Ride and handling is very good. Fuel economy is nothing like toyota claims unless its driven long distance without using breaks to slow down. In real life its not possible. 10.1L for 100KM is a realistic fuel economy. Cabin space is very good. No complaints. The interior is quite stylish, but has a cheap plastic feel...


2013 Mitsubishi Lancer Es Review
Rating: 910 /10
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2013 Mitsubishi Lancer Es Review

I love my 2013 manual ES Lancer sedan. I wanted a car with 4 or 5 doors and enough back seat legroom for teenage kids. At less than $16K driveaway, price was a big part of my decision. I am really happy with my Lancer - it is comfortable and quiet. The 2.0L engine means I don't have to change gears for all hills. It is relaxing to drive - almost lazy...


2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo Review
Rating: 910 /10
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2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo Review

We bought this to replace our elderly Patrol, mostly for towing. The Jeep Grand Cherokee is a joy to drive, and performance and economy are fabulous. Whilst I'm not a huge fan of the "different" gear shift, I LOVE the ZF 8 speed auto. It's in a class of its own. I also don't particularly like the park brake- but with time, one gets used to both...


2009 Volkswagen Tiguan 147 TSI Review
Rating: 710 /10
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2009 Volkswagen Tiguan 147 TSI Review

Since purchasing a Tiguan 147 TSI I have had mixed experiences with it. It is a relatively comfortable highway cruiser (a main reason for its purchase), has quite a luxurious interior, but once its warranty period expired it has cost over $3,000...


2014 Kia Cerato Sli Nav Review
Rating: 910 /10
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2014 Kia Cerato Sli Nav Review

I've just completed a trip from Perth to Adelaide & return with a cargo of; driver, adult passenger/co-driver, teenager, & one large Staffordshire Bull Terrier. I left with a still stiff 1,500 km on the clock, and now have 8,000 & she's to be serviced tomorrow - a run-in and much looser vehicle. I achieved as good as 6.7 l per 100km, and averaged 7...


2010 Ford Fiesta Econetic Review
Rating: 810 /10
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2010 Ford Fiesta Econetic Review

I purchased my ECOneti two months ago as I travel over 100km most days and fuel economy was my main concern . The specs say 3.2lt per 100km hwy and 3.7lt combined . The best I can get is between 4 and 4.4 lt per 100km combined and most of my commutes are country hwy roads . The fuel economy specs are misleading unless you don't go over 80kmh...


2014 Mazda 3 Sp25 Review
Rating: 8.510 /10
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2014 Mazda 3 Sp25 Review

I have a 2014 sp25 manual in white, I upgraded from a 2011 neo manual. In comparison between the 2, The sp 25 is nicer to drive, a more refined and enjoyable driving experience, the power delivery suits my driving, it cruises around in the daily traffic with ease, not putting a foot wrong & so smooth...


2004 Mazda 6 Classic Review
Rating: 8.510 /10
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2004 Mazda 6 Classic Review

Puchased new in Sept 2004 Mileage 136000 kms Ultra reliable - serviced every 6 months since new by Australian Motors - rear tailgate struts had to be regassed at 128200 kms and front lower control arm bushes needed attention - apart from that general maintenance costs Quiet smooth comfortable good handling ride on Bridgestone Ecopia EP100 - quieter than wifes 2012 Mazda 3 Maxx Sport but they have original Toyos Good performance but runs on Premium Unleaded Practical good size boot and will take fully assembled adult bike with back seat down, Looking at market now but new Mazda 6 seems too large, VW Passat Wagon but worried about reliability, Audi A5 Hatch again reliability issues, seems too big and vision problems...


2014 Skoda Octavia Rs 162 TSI Review
Rating: 910 /10
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2014 Skoda Octavia Rs 162 TSI Review

An early review of my 2014 Skoda Octavia RS, I will submit another review later regarding servicing experiences, reliability, and ownership. I have owned the vehicle for about a month, optioned with the DSG gearbox, Leather appointed interior and the Black Pack' which includes 18" Gemini Anthracite alloys, black side mirrors , and a black grill...


2010 Mitsubishi Lancer Vr-x Review
Rating: 510 /10
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2010 Mitsubishi Lancer Vr-x Review

The Lancer at the time was the best looking small car on the market. Great value too, not compared to today's prices though. Sporty looks for a bloke, bigger engine option surely must be punchy, additional leather for appeal, and no-one in the price bracket could be the quality of the audio. Biggest mistake - not test driving on the highway...


2014 Foton Tunland (4x4) Review
Rating: 8.510 /10
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2014 Foton Tunland (4x4) Review

I purchased my tunland 4x4 single cab in October and have traveled just over 4 thousand kilometers in it.it has a big roomy cab and comfortable driving position with standard features on par with utes worth thousands more. I did have some problems with the electronic accelerator having flat spots and hesitation until the service department got it sorted...