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2000 Honda Civic CXi review
Rating: 6.310 /10
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2000 Honda Civic CXi review

I purchased this little beast as my first car. I got the car with 167,000km on the odo and I am the second female owner. This car has served me well since I bought it in 2014. Learning to drive it in accordance with how the acceleration and handling worked was a long journey, especially after learning in a Mazda 3 SP23. Two doors is often a struggle...


2016 BMW 330i Touring M-Sport review
Rating: 9.110 /10
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2016 BMW 330i Touring M-Sport review

First impressions. So, I've picked up my November, 2016, 8000km, ex-BMW Australia, 330i Touring M-Sport and in our first week together we have covered about 1000km...


2016 Skoda Superb 162TSI review
Rating: 710 /10
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2016 Skoda Superb 162TSI review

The new Skoda Superb has been getting… superb reviews (sorry, first and last one) from everyone, including journalists on this site. It should be a given then, that I would absolutely rave about it especially since it is my second Skoda Superb after owning a previous generation 118TSI Elegance for over four years...


2017 Ford Mustang Fastback GT review
Rating: 8.210 /10
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2017 Ford Mustang Fastback GT review

The automotive world is largely, like most consumer products, defined by numbers. When choosing a new car, buyers will decide how much to spend then consider a range of different factors that will ultimately lead to a final decision. Numbers like price, vehicle size, warranty length, servicing costs, fuel economy, airbag count, infotainment screen size, the number of seats, and resale values play a large part in of the decision making process for most car shoppers...

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$57,490

2017 Skoda Octavia RS 162TSI review
Rating: 8.910 /10
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2017 Skoda Octavia RS 162TSI review

If Aldi ever made a car, the Skoda Octavia would be it. Sitting in its market segment as an outsider, the brand has been slowly working its way into the consciousness of the buying public. Slowly is accurate too. The Mazda 3 outsold Skoda’s entire range by 3000 for the month of June. Happily, due to the ever-improving products, you feel like you’re ahead of the curve somehow...


2009 Toyota RAV4 CV6 review
Rating: 9.510 /10
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2009 Toyota RAV4 CV6 review

I purchased my 2009 Toyota RAV4 some four years ago. It was a car I test drove on a whim while looking around car yards. It is one of those cars that you agree to buy in your head on the test drive because you just don't want to give it back. The 2009 was, for me, a big step up from the previous generation. It's where the RAV4 crossed from fun runabout to something more serious...


2017 Ford Ranger FX4 Special Edition review
Rating: 8.210 /10
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2017 Ford Ranger FX4 Special Edition review

I picked up my brand new Ford Ranger FX4 a little over three weeks ago. Before forking out for the car, I test drove a number of dual-cab utes in the same class as the Ranger including the Volkswagen Amarok, Holden Colorado and Toyota HiLux. I drove the Ranger first. I test drove an FX4 automatic and instantly loved it...

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$61,115

2016 Mini Cooper JCW All4 Countryman review
Rating: 6.710 /10
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2016 Mini Cooper JCW All4 Countryman review

When I first got allocated this Mini Cooper JCW Countryman (as a company car), I was apprehensive. Although I'm a big fan of the Mini brand, the Countryman is an oddball shape. Compared to the Mini hatch, the proportions looked bloated, and dare I say it, ugly. But the JCW version looks so tough that I've came to love its aggressive body kit, blacked-out headlights and machined 19-inch alloys...


2016 Mazda 6 GT Safety review
Rating: 8.710 /10
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2016 Mazda 6 GT Safety review

I bought this good-looking Mazda 6 GT Wagon diesel last July 2016. I have had this car for just over a year now and thought I’d share my experience. Why the GT and Diesel? Well, glad you asked! Personally, I believe the GT is worth every penny with its head-up display, blind-spot monitoring, moonroof, nice comfortable leather seats, the beautiful 19-inch wheels and other extras you get when compared to the Touring variant...


2000 Toyota HiAce review
Rating: 6.210 /10
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2000 Toyota HiAce review

The Toyota HiAce, stalwart van of choice when it comes to tradies, couriers and the self employed for decades. That's not to say that there are not better offerings out there right now, but for the year model we're reviewing (2000 so to say), the Toyota HiAce would be the top pick...


2005 Toyota Corolla Sportivo review
Rating: 710 /10
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2005 Toyota Corolla Sportivo review

The facelifted 2005 Corolla Sportivo was the final hurrah of not only the Sportivo badge in the Corolla range, but also the 2ZZ-GE engine in the Australian market. I bought the Corolla not long after driving a friend's pre-facelift model where my interest began in these little pocket rockets...


2012 BMW X3 xDrive 30d review
Rating: 8.610 /10
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2012 BMW X3 xDrive 30d review

I've always wanted a BMW, ever since visiting the BMW outlet in Munich, Germany... it was just a matter of what model. And when. I have always hunkered for an M3 – but the practicalities versus cost equation did not add up. When the F25 X3 model was released, I grabbed a brochure and stuck a few photos on the fridge... this was in 2012...


2017 Holden Commodore SV6 review
Rating: 810 /10
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2017 Holden Commodore SV6 review

I’ll admit, I’m slightly disappointed. You see, this review was originally intended to feature another car. None other than the Holden Commodore SS-V Redline VF Series II. It was to be my first, and potentially my last, blast in one of Aussie motoring’s V8 icons. (I’ve always been more of a Ford man)...

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$40,490

2015 Volkswagen Polo 81 TSI Comfortline Review
Rating: 7.910 /10
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2015 Volkswagen Polo 81 TSI Comfortline Review

The light car segment is fiercely competitive, and at eight years old, the current Volkswagen Polo is one of the oldest in its class. Despite an extensive facelift in 2014 it is still the same car underneath, so the question remains: should it still be on your shopping list? As you will read, that answer is, yes...


2003 BMW 525i Sport review
Rating: 910 /10
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2003 BMW 525i Sport review

Depreciation is both a gift and a curse, depending on who you speak to. For the first owner of this 2003 BMW 525i Sport (series E39), I think she might be the latter. For a car approaching 15 years old, it has lost over 90 per cent of its value, or over $90,000! I would be pretty upset myself. But I am not, as I am on the other side of this capitalist construct...