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11 reasons Australians are among the worst drivers in the world

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11 reasons Australians are among the worst drivers in the world

If you haven’t driven in Europe yet, don’t bother. You’ll only come back home to be even more frustrated at the standards of driving in Australia. Before we delve into the worst driving habits witnessed in the (Not So) Lucky Country, mitigating circumstances should be presented for the defence...

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2020 Hyundai i30 N Line Premium v Peugeot 308 GT
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2020 Hyundai i30 N Line Premium v Peugeot 308 GT

For keen drivers who want a full-sized small car but can’t stretch to a full-tilt hot hatch, Hyundai and Peugeot offer ‘warm’ hatches for less than $40,000. We find out whether the i30 N Line Premium or 308 GT is the pick.


2020 Hyundai Venue Active v Kia Rio GT-Line comparison
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2020 Hyundai Venue Active v Kia Rio GT-Line comparison

The traditional city car is potentially under threat of extinction from pint-sized SUVs. We pitch Hyundai’s new, Accent-replacing Venue against Kia’s established Rio to see whether the sports utility vehicle or hatchback is best equipped for a life of urban motoring.


2020 BMW X1 sDrive18d review
Rating: 7.910 /10
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2020 BMW X1 sDrive18d review

BMW has updated its popular compact luxury SUV for 2020. We find out if the lone diesel variant makes sense.


2019 Lexus UX200 Sports Luxury review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2019 Lexus UX200 Sports Luxury review

UX stands for ‘urban crossover’, but as a user experience the baby Lexus SUV is hit-and-miss.


2020 Peugeot 508 GT v Mazda 6 Atenza comparison
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2020 Peugeot 508 GT v Mazda 6 Atenza comparison

Peugeot’s back in the big-car game with its striking new 508 GT. But can the wagon version beat one of the best load-luggers in the mainstream segment, the Mazda 6 Atenza?


2020 Volkswagen Polo review: Style 85TSI
Rating: 8.310 /10
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2020 Volkswagen Polo review: Style 85TSI

A new, tech-laden variant of Volkswagen’s city car will make you think twice about buying an entry-level Golf.


2020 Mercedes-AMG A35 review
Rating: 8.410 /10
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2020 Mercedes-AMG A35 review

There’s a difference between a faster A-Class and a proper AMG hatchback, but which one is the A35? We get our first chance to find out on local roads.


2020 Hyundai Venue Go review
Rating: 7.810 /10
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2020 Hyundai Venue Go review

There’s a new entry point to the Hyundai showroom line-up and it’s an SUV, not a city car. But is the Venue Go cheerful as well as cheap?


2020 Range Rover Evoque review: P200 R-Dynamic S
Rating: 810 /10
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2020 Range Rover Evoque review: P200 R-Dynamic S

Land Rover’s fashionable 2020 Range Rover Evoque carries a designer price tag even in entry-level form, but it’s posher, roomier and more refined in second-generation form.


2019 Genesis G70 3.3T Sport review
Rating: 8.110 /10
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2019 Genesis G70 3.3T Sport review

We find out if the 3.3T version of the G70 offers more than just V6 power to tempt luxury-car buyers away from German turbo-four rivals.


2019 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider review
Rating: 7.410 /10
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2019 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider review

Giulia and Stelvio are the vital models for the Italian brand, though its 4C Spider is still around for those who reminisce about open-top Alfas – or want to own a scaled-down, budget-priced carbon-fibre supercar.


2019 Land Rover Discovery Sport SD4 HSE review
Rating: 7.810 /10
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2019 Land Rover Discovery Sport SD4 HSE review

Ahead of the MY20 Discovery Sport’s arrival in late 2019, we find out if it’s worth taking up a deal on the outgoing model with a trip to the snow.


2020 McLaren GT review
Rating: 7.810 /10
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2020 McLaren GT review

McLaren takes a break from battling Ferraris and Lamborghinis to enter the grand-touring arena.

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McLaren: “We will not build an SUV”
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McLaren: “We will not build an SUV”

McLaren will not follow its sports car rivals by adding an SUV to its stable. The British supercar maker has just released its most practical model yet, the GT. It’s a McLaren aimed at the grand touring segment and, despite its mid-engine layout, offers a luggage capacity of 570L via a specially created cargo bay above the lowered V8 that combines with the front compartment familiar from the company’s other models...