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2015 Audi RS Q3 2.5 TFSI quattro review
Rating: 810 /10
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2015 Audi RS Q3 2.5 TFSI quattro review

I was looking to upgrade my eight-year-old Volkswagen Golf GTI and was impressed by the look and finish of the new Audi models. I was also interested in buying another performance car and also considered the Audi SQ5 and RS3 before deciding on the RS Q3...


2001 BMW 325i review
Rating: 7.310 /10
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2001 BMW 325i review

I knew that I wanted something decently powerful (while being within P-plate power-to-weight constraints) and fun to drive, while still being fairly practical. And preferably a manual, with RWD. So, naturally, as soon as I found that an old BMW was within reach, I pursued it...


2012 Skoda Superb 191 FSI V6 Elegance review
Rating: 910 /10
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2012 Skoda Superb 191 FSI V6 Elegance review

I have never appreciated a car more than this after 50 years of 4WDs, sedans, wagons – the lot. Four years on and the name says it all. The Suberb is an excellent touring car which this country-based owner needs. Our needs were for a powerful, reliable wagon with possible 4WD for improved road holding in variable weather...


2016 Mazda CX-3 S Touring (AWD) review
Rating: 810 /10
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2016 Mazda CX-3 S Touring (AWD) review

I love the look of my white Mazda CX-3. I find it economical and a pleasure to drive. I travel approximately 60kms a day, and it costs me about $40 to $50 a week to fill it it up, depending on the price of unleaded fuel and I alway put in 95 RON and above. I do find it disappointing however, in that there is no middle console and only a single CD player, my previous Mazda had a 6 stacker and I do miss this feature...


2017 Lexus IS300h Luxury Hybrid review
Rating: 7.810 /10
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2017 Lexus IS300h Luxury Hybrid review

Many people absolutely despise the new 2017 IS range due to its extremely aggressive front-end, as it look like it wants to eat someone, but I however, love the look of the 2017 IS300h Luxury. It's bold, courageous and absolutely stunning (almost literally). The pricing of this vehicle is $67k AUD drive-away (we got it for less though), which is more than the base Audi A4, BMW 3 series and inline with Mercedes-Benz C-Class...


2016 Subaru XV 2.0i-S review
Rating: 810 /10
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2016 Subaru XV 2.0i-S review

  The Subaru XV is just one of many offerings in the small SUV under-$40k segment. However, it is often overlooked for the more fancied, at least per sales figures, Mitsubishi ASX, Mazda CX-3, Honda HR-V and the absurdly named Nissan Qashqai. This is a mistake. I’ve just ticked over 15,000kms in my 2016 Subaru XV 2.0I-S...


2010 Ford Mondeo Titanium review
Rating: 7.910 /10
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2010 Ford Mondeo Titanium review

I am the proud owner of a 2010 Ford Mondeo Titanium 2.3L petrol hatch. Looks: When new it was ahead of the game. Sharp yet subtle, curves and seams that not only met but accentuated the modern professional style the Titanium offers. Drive: At low speeds (sub 50km/h) the steering is bland and does not offer much feedback for a driver...


2016 Jaguar F-Type V6 S review
Rating: 8.210 /10
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2016 Jaguar F-Type V6 S review

In early 2016 I replaced my XKR supercharged 5.0 V8 with the F-Type supercharged 3.0 V6 S. I had expected to keep the XKR for a long time but ultimately a combination of a roving eye and outdated media defeated that. I won't say that I went out and checked all of the different GT cars on offer before settling on the F-Type...


2016 Ford Ranger XLT 3.2 (4x4) review
Rating: 910 /10
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2016 Ford Ranger XLT 3.2 (4x4) review

I have been a Holden man all my life, and when the business grew to a point where I needed a truck, I went shopping. I tested all the new utes on the market, all bar the HiLux because of its crummy new engine, dull interior and disgusting exterior – bias aside and ignoring the badge on the grille, the Ranger was my pick by a country mile...


2015 HSV Clubsport R8 LSA Review
Rating: 9.310 /10
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2015 HSV Clubsport R8 LSA Review

This year we purchased a 2015 Clubsport LSA for our small family and found it to be perfect for us. Comfortable and spacious enough for the kids and an absolute hoot to drive for dad. Easy steering with the selectable modes on the electrically-assisted steering at the shops, head turning looks and jealous stares all around...


2016 Toyota RAV4 GXL (4x4) review
Rating: 8.310 /10
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2016 Toyota RAV4 GXL (4x4) review

I travelled recently to New Zealand for a road trip with my partner. We were after something economical, powerful and spacious. Not always three things that come hand-in-hand. I took my chances and hired a brand new (few thousand km) RAV4 GXL petrol AWD. We racked up 6000km in four weeks driving all through New Zealand from snow to rain to fog and being that it was a hire car, it got tested well...


2016 Ford Focus RS review
Rating: 9.310 /10
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2016 Ford Focus RS review

  What I hate The Sync2 infotainment unit is a joke. Slow, laggy and not really a touch screen, it feels like Ford ripped it out of the first generation touch phones that you really need to apply quite a bit of pressure for it to actually do anything. The clutch! I gotta be honest here, I've never stalled a car as many times as I've stalled the RS in the first week as a daily...


2015 Honda Odyssey VTi review
Rating: 7.410 /10
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2015 Honda Odyssey VTi review

I have now owned this vehicle (my fourth Odyssey since 2002) since April 2015 and have driven 33,000km. Fuel consumption has been excellent, averaging 8.3L/100km over a mix of city and highway driving. Reliability has been very good with no major issues encountered which is what I expect from a Honda. However I have some minor niggles which are annoying...


2014 Peugeot 208 GTi Review
Rating: 8.810 /10
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2014 Peugeot 208 GTi Review

Coming to the end of a three year stint with my 2014 Peugeot 208GTi now, so a good excuse for a self-indulgent review. For context, this was my 34th car and I like to think I'm pretty honest about the relative merits of the cars I've owned. So hopefully this helps anyone considering one for themselves...


2015 Holden Colorado Z71 (4x4) Review
Rating: 9.810 /10
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2015 Holden Colorado Z71 (4x4) Review

My 2015 Z71 blows my traded in VE Thunder ute out of the water as both my daily driver and as a weekend toy tower. With fuel use at around 8.4l/100km unladen and 10.5/100km towing my racecar. I am regularly complimented on colour choice (Orange Rock). I never saw myself as a 4x4 ute owner, now after 10 months and 40,000 kms, I wonder why I never bought one before...