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2016 Skoda Octavia 110TSI Style review
Rating: 8.510 /10
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2016 Skoda Octavia 110TSI Style review

We had previously owned a Golf Highline with the R Line package. I really loved the car but our circumstances changed and we needed something with significantly more cabin and boot space. I looked at the Subaru Liberty and Mazda 6, but they didn't quite fit the bill for me. Both are good, solid cars but I was not quite convinced...


2017 Holden Colorado Z71 (4x4) review
Rating: 810 /10
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2017 Holden Colorado Z71 (4x4) review

I looked around at a new car to replace my Nissan Patrol ST 2010 model, which I have owned since brand new. I looked at the Holden Colorado, Ford Ranger and the Nissan Patrol. I took all three cars for a test drive. At the end of the day I was so impressed with the Holden Colorado Z71. The car has so much power for being a 2.8-litre...


2015 Volvo XC60 T5 Luxury review
Rating: 8.510 /10
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2015 Volvo XC60 T5 Luxury review

This is a follow up to my first review of the 2015 Volvo XC60 T5, published in late 2015 when I had owned the car for just 10 days. This model is actually an MY15.5. If anything, I like the car even better. After almost 33,000km, nothing has gone wrong. I change oil every 7500km, which is a bit pricey. Fuel consumption is okay...


2013 Kia Grand Carnival S review
Rating: 7.210 /10
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2013 Kia Grand Carnival S review

I bought my Kia Grand Carnival about six months ago after some careful research. I had read many reviews about the Grand Carnival, some of which were very negative but I was determined to give it a fair chance. My main prerequisite was it had to have a lot of useful cargo space without being too van-like...


2016 BMW 125i Sportline review
Rating: 8.810 /10
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2016 BMW 125i Sportline review

  When looking for a new car last year, the last place I expected to end up was at a BMW dealership. Having always been an Audi fan, my first stop was to test drive an S3, followed by a Golf R. While both cars are good, they were both extremely fast and more expensive than what cash I was prepared to part with...


2017 Suzuki Ignis GLX review
Rating: 8.310 /10
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2017 Suzuki Ignis GLX review

Having been in the market for a car that is as minimal fuss as possible after having been a long-suffering VW owner, my demands were pretty simple – I was looking for the ultimate urban daily – simple to service, easy to park, fun to drive and with as many mod-cons as my budget could stretch to. The Ignis stood out as quite the Jack-of-all-trades...

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$18,990

2016 Holden Astra RS review
Rating: 910 /10
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2016 Holden Astra RS review

I traded-in my much loved VE SS Commodore and bought the RS Astra. While there is a huge difference in power output, I absolutely love the Astra, especially in Sports mode. Power-to-weight ratio certainly makes up for the difference. We bought the SS for the long trips from north Queensland to NSW. And now the Astra is more than capable of handling these long trips...


2016 Mazda CX-9 GT (FWD) Review
Rating: 8.310 /10
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2016 Mazda CX-9 GT (FWD) Review

I purchased this car to support our growing family, having had 5 years of good service from our Ford Territory TS Diesel. The ability to 50:50 split the third row seats, over the Ford, seems a small feature, but a necessity for our family of 4 children. When looking for a replacement SUV we had the Mazda, Ford Everest (RWD), Kia Sorento and Mitsubishi Pajero Sports on our list...


2010 Land Rover Freelander 2 SE TD4 (4x4) review
Rating: 6.110 /10
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2010 Land Rover Freelander 2 SE TD4 (4x4) review

I bought this car new in 2010 and at the time it was the only vehicle that ticked all my criteria. I was after a small to medium-sized SUV, diesel auto with some decent off-road and towing ability. Plenty more choices today if I were to go through the same exercise. On the bright, side the Freelander has been a fairly reliable and comfortable ride...


2015 Skoda Octavia Scout 132TSI Premium review
Rating: 8.510 /10
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2015 Skoda Octavia Scout 132TSI Premium review

I have always wanted to do a review on my car as I have been following online reviews for years in both written and video format. Now that I have 15 minutes free time before my day starts kicking in. I thought I'd give it a go. My car is a 2015 Skoda Octavia Scout 132TSI. Honestly speaking, I have not yet seen another identical Scout on the street here in Adelaide...


2012 Ford Focus SPORT Review
Rating: 7.810 /10
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2012 Ford Focus SPORT Review

Originally I was looking for a 4WD SUV, when I spotted a red sport at the Ford dealer I was walking through. The colour definitely caught my eye as did the low interest finance on offer. My trade in offer was higher than expected which sealed the deal for me. I had traded in my VY Commodore which had only done 105,000kms and was in excellent shape...


2016 Volvo XC90 T8 R-Design Hybrid review
Rating: 9.110 /10
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2016 Volvo XC90 T8 R-Design Hybrid review

Let me start by getting my bias out on the table. I love Volvos. I grew up on Sydney's North Shore where Volvos are the family car of choice. I also learnt to drive in a 2002 Volvo V70XC and have since owned three Volvos before this one. This Volvo however, is different. Very different. It's the first of the new direction for Volvo as a genuine rival to the German luxury brands...


2008 Ford Focus XR5 Turbo Review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2008 Ford Focus XR5 Turbo Review

The hot hatch market has no shortage of contenders vying for consumers’ hard-earned dollars, but even a decade on, the Ford Focus XR5 Turbo remains a unique offering with a number of welcome quirks...


2009 Volvo V70 T6 review
Rating: 8.410 /10
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2009 Volvo V70 T6 review

Back in 2012 I specifically ordered an XC70 D5 after having had an XC90 D5 for 5 years. For me, the XC70 has just been a real marvel of a travel companion – I cover quite vast distances at times as I live in Tasmania but have a lot of rural clients all across our great country...


2015 Volkswagen Passat 132TSI review
Rating: 8.910 /10
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2015 Volkswagen Passat 132TSI review

After owning a 2009 TDI Golf and then the slightly larger 2013 TDI 2.0 Jetta I decided to upgrade yet again in April 2016 and purchased an ex-demo 132TSI Passat (2015 build) with a little over 400km on the clock. With just over 14,000km now travelled locally plus, three interstate trips, we're both absolutely thrilled with the comfort, quietness, feel and the economy...