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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...

2001 Subaru Liberty Heritage (AWD) Review

Early in the year, it became apparent that we needed a 3rd car within our family, as we had four drivers that would share between two cars, which became quite a hassle as we'd all need to figure out when and who could use a car, and next year we'll be having a 5th driver come into play...

2003 Subaru Forester XS Luxury Review

Our 2003 Forester was purchased brand new as a downsizing option from a Ford Falcon - we wanted something comfortable, safe and reliable with a bit of flexibility when it comes to load and cabin space. We decided on the top trim XS Luxury model as it came with leather, sunroof and side impact airbags - when we first got the car we did experience some quality niggles that in all honesty were expected due to the fact that this iteration of Forester had only just started to be produced...

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...

2006 Subaru Forester XS Review

The 2006 MY07 Subaru Forester is the second Forester in our family, with the previous one being a 1998 model. I love the smoothness of the 2.5L naturally aspirated Boxer 4-cylinder, which produces 121kW (162 hp) with the 5-speed manual transmission. The XS includes a 6-disc CD changer with factory subwoofer on the left hand side in the boot...

2016 Subaru WRX STI Review

I bought the base WRX STI MY17 two weeks ago and have one word to sum it up - Exhilarating!! After test driving both the standard WRX and the STI, I felt that the regular WRX was much easier to drive and felt more like a better daily driver - a great car and a brilliant performance bargain for the price. However, after driving the STI, I felt absolutely engaged on the road...

2015 Subaru Brz Premium Review

"FUN CAR" sums up this great little runaround. Fuel economy is excellent - Still averaging 6.7 litres per 100 kms ( av. fuel usage recorder has never been reset from factory ) and better on long trips and I am not easy on the right foot. It has the auto box but always have it in sports mode. No reliability issues to date and servicing costs as per original quotation...

2016 Subaru Outback 3.6r Review

The Subaru Outback 3.6R is one of the best cars I have driven. It has a lot of power, nice ride hight with very car like handling. The amount of features on offer here is extensive. The amount of buttons on the steering wheel and dash are confronting but I had no issue using them when needed. The EyeSight system works extremely well...

2012 Subaru Liberty 2.5i Review

I had my Liberty for just over 3 years and averaged 7.4 lt/100 which I thought was great fuel economy. Best I have seen was 6.2 lt/100 on a trip to Kiama. While no ball of fire it certainly had decent performance and would effortlessly hold the speed limit of the 113kmh GPS measured speed I would set it to...

2016 Subaru Forester 2.0xt Premium Review

I bought my Forester XT Premium in March and love it. It has Travelled 5000km now and is averaging 9.2lt per 100km (note it only runs on 98). The turbo engine makes really good power and you rarely have to do more than breathe on the accelerator to keep up with traffic. I find the CVT in the Subies really good and a superior experience to the traditional stepped autos...

2016 Subaru XV 2.0i-S Review

This is a perfect car for singles or couples as it is stylish and fun to drive. The technology provides tons of information at your fingertips and the main multi functional screen is easy to use. The bluetooth has great connectivity and the ability to stream music from your iPhone or device is also a joy. Fuel economy is great averaging around 7...