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2012 Toyota Camry Altise review
Rating: 8.610 /10
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2012 Toyota Camry Altise review

Since acquiring my Camry in January 2013, I have been most pleased with the consistent reliability (battery and tyres included). The service intervals carried out at the price set by Toyota and the local dealer services have been carried out to high standard. The transmission has just had an independent service and the health there is fantastic...


2012 Renault Megane Rs 265 Trophy Review
Rating: 8.110 /10
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2012 Renault Megane Rs 265 Trophy Review

If an engaging, smile-inducing, hard edged hot hatch is your thing, the Renault Sport Megane RS265 has you covered. Around town and as a daily driver, the RS has its drawbacks. The ride is firm with a capital F. Although composed and not crashy, it can be pretty tough commuting on our rugged roads...


2016 Audi Q7 3.0 TDI Quattro Review
Rating: 7.710 /10
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2016 Audi Q7 3.0 TDI Quattro Review

This vehicle type is seemingly just what the buying public desires... With a change in circumstances we traded our beloved 2013 Disco on the Q7. There were some unhappy campers who tried to block the move, but the Q7 won in the end thanks to some awesome assistance from the Audi dealer involved. Also, the Disco is due for its new gen and the current shape suffers badly in terms of std features...

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$104,855

2016 Holden Commodore SS Black Edition review
Rating: 8.610 /10
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2016 Holden Commodore SS Black Edition review

I purchased a 2016 manual SS Black edition commodore in September 2016, and have owned it for just 6 weeks. With Holden shutting the doors for manufacturing in Australia soon, I couldn't help but feel like I would be missing out one of the best cars Australia has ever made had I decided against purchasing the Commodore...

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$45,990

2012 Subaru Liberty EXIGA Premium Review
Rating: 8.110 /10
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2012 Subaru Liberty EXIGA Premium Review

This car was bought for utility not pleasure. At $33,000 it was a heavily discounted dealer demo. It has averaged 10L/100km. The seats are comfortable and can be configured to carry many different load types. For example 3 kids in the back plus surfboards. How split fold the second seat for two kids to sit in and put the third kid in the third row behind them...


2011 Jeep Wrangler Sport (4x4) review
Rating: 7.610 /10
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2011 Jeep Wrangler Sport (4x4) review

Have had this car since new and it now has 170,000 kilometres on it. It is the most reliable car I have ever owned – not one single issue. Starts first time – every time. On sealed roads, it is average at best and reversing can be a challenge (that spare!) but get on a dirt road and nothing will stop it or keep up with it...


2010 Skoda Octavia Scout 2.0 TDI review
Rating: 810 /10
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2010 Skoda Octavia Scout 2.0 TDI review

Had our white Skoda Octavia Scout for six years. Why would you not buy a diesel? Great performance from the 2.0 litre TD. I have averaged 87km/h over 420km to average 4.7L/100km. That's hard to beat in anyone's book. This is a six-speed manual with plenty of overtaking capabilities, more than we expected from a 2.0-litre motor...


2016 Volkswagen Golf 92 TSI Comfortline review
Rating: 910 /10
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2016 Volkswagen Golf 92 TSI Comfortline review

Before I purchased my new Golf TSI Comfortline in March this year, I spent many hours searching various motoring websites for car reviews, and Forum sites for a list of cars that might suit me (e.g.; Mazda3, Kia Cerato, Hyundai i30 and Elantra, Toyota Corolla – and I even test-drove a Kia Si Sportage Diesel)...


2000 Suzuki Jimny JX (4x4) review
Rating: 710 /10
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2000 Suzuki Jimny JX (4x4) review

Most reliable car/'Beep' (too small to call it a Jeep) I have ever driven! I have had it 15 years and this is the first time I have had any trouble. It's old now and I dread parting with it. The Jimny has got me through snow, mud, floods and mountains. The body has remained without rust even though I live within 3km of the sea...


2001 Hyundai Grandeur XG review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2001 Hyundai Grandeur XG review

Bought this car for NZD$2000 two years ago instead of the taxi fare from Auckland to my home. It had 180K on the clock and I've added another 30K. I had intended selling it but hey, sold my old Mercedes S Class instead. Great features on the Hyundai – memory driver's seat, electric seat adjustment, fantastic sounding stereo, dual zone climate control works as well as any can, auto dipping mirror...


2016 Nissan Pathfinder ST (4x2) review
Rating: 8.310 /10
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2016 Nissan Pathfinder ST (4x2) review

Having been a Nissan family over the years, owning a Pulsar, X-Trail and most recently a Murano, it was difficult entering the market looking for something that could compare. We test drove several other competitor vehicles but it was the fuel efficiency and the size of the boot that ultimately drew us to the Pathfinder...


2011 Mitsubishi Pajero Gl LWB (4x4) review
Rating: 7.910 /10
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2011 Mitsubishi Pajero Gl LWB (4x4) review

My Pajero is a very reliable 4WD. Purchased second-hand two years ago at 60,000km. I've since taken it out 118,000 km and it's never missed a beat. The manual gearbox is so economical and I love driving it as it's so solid. Tackled the Flinders Ranges for a month back in 2015 including tackling some service roads and it was amazing...


2015 BMW 528i Luxury Line Review
Rating: 8.210 /10
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2015 BMW 528i Luxury Line Review

Two weeks ago, BMW revealed its new 5 Series, the G30 to replace their current F10 generation. While we are waiting for the new 5 series to arrive in Australia next year, I thought I should write an owner review for my F10, 2015 528i with M Sport package. I hope this review can be useful for people who are considering purchasing an F10 for a bargain when the G30 arrives...


2016 Kia Sportage GT-line (AWD) Review
Rating: 8.910 /10
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2016 Kia Sportage GT-line (AWD) Review

Having had the Sportage for a few weeks I am, so far, very impressed with the value for money it offers. The long list of features on the Platinum series has impressed everybody who has seen the vehicle. The safety features are particularly impressive and the quality of the finish is a testament to Kia's commitment to bringing good value to buyers...

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$43,490

2016 Toyota Kluger Grande (4x4) Review
Rating: 8.610 /10
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2016 Toyota Kluger Grande (4x4) Review

We have just upgraded from our old 2004 Kluger CVX to a new Kluger 4x4 Grande, so in comparison there is a huge difference. The Grande handles well around town and eats up the country miles in comfort even on dirt roads. As with all Toyotas, the Kluger is well known for its reliability. Our 2004 Kluger never missed a beat in 12 years and around 220,000km...