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Rob Margeit

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2018 Peugeot 308 Touring review
  • Beautifully minimalist interior; Loads of practical space; Perky little turbo-diesel; Compliant and comfortable ride around town; Standard inclusions aplenty
  • Second row on the tight side; No rear air vents or rear anything; Expensive servicing costs

OUR RATING
7.9 / 10

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2018 Peugeot 308 Touring review

The 2018 Peugeot 308 Touring presents as an attractive and viable alternative to a flood of SUVs on the roads.

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2018 BMW M5 review
Rating: 9.210 /10
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2018 BMW M5 review

The all-new sixth-generation BMW M5 is the fastest M car ever built by the German skunkworks. And it's also, arguably, the greatest BMW ever.

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$199,900

Today, more pedestrians were killed by human drivers than autonomous cars
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Today, more pedestrians were killed by human drivers than autonomous cars

Bridget Driscoll isn’t exactly a household name. But thanks to being in the wrong place at the wrong time on 17 August, 1896, Ms Driscoll entered the annals of automotive history by becoming the first pedestrian killed by a car, according to Guinness World Records...


2018 Subaru BRZ tS review
Rating: 8.210 /10
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2018 Subaru BRZ tS review

The Subaru BRZ has always been an impressive – and affordable – driver's car. Now with some clever STI fettling both inside and out, meet the top-of-the-range Subaru BRZ tS.

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$39,894

2018 Citroen C3 review
Rating: 7.110 /10
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2018 Citroen C3 review

The all-new third-generation Citroen C3 has landed in Australia, adding a stylish and funky alternative to an already crowded light car segment. But are its edgy looks alone enough to lure buyers?

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$23,490

2018 MG ZS Essence review
Rating: 7.110 /10
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2018 MG ZS Essence review

The MG ZS lobbed locally late last year to stake a claim on the highly competitive small SUV segment. But has the second SUV from the now Chinese-owned brand done enough to shift public perception?

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$23,990

2018 Lexus RX L review
Rating: 7.110 /10
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2018 Lexus RX L review

Lexus has entered the fray for the hearts and wallets of seven-seater SUV buyers with a stretched version of its popular RX range. But does the 2018 Lexus RX L seven-seater offer the right blend of practicality and comfort to justify its place in the segment?

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$84,700 - $110,240

The dance of the machines: Inside Mercedes-Benz's Düsseldorf factory
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The dance of the machines: Inside Mercedes-Benz's Düsseldorf factory

Ever wondered what goes on inside an automotive assembly plant? We did too, so when Mercedes-Benz offered CarAdvice the chance to tour its Düsseldorf factory where it builds its popular Sprinter vans, we jumped at the chance. There’s an eerie beauty in the dance of the machines. Huge orange arms loom large, a menacing presence dancing to an accompaniment of an industrial orchestra, metallic and sonorous...


The Cars of Düsseldorf

The Cars of Düsseldorf

How do you capture the essence of a city? What makes a particular place hum and sing and buzz? Is it the people? The culture? The architecture? Food? It is, of course, all of these things. And more. For us at CarAdvice, it is, unsurprisingly, also the cars. We are privileged to travel around the world for our job, visiting cities, countries and far-flung corners we might otherwise never see in our lives...


2018 Peugeot 5008 review
Rating: 8.110 /10
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2018 Peugeot 5008 review

The new Peugeot 5008 represents an oh-so-Gallic salvo in the fight for buyers in the medium-to-large SUV segment. With its sharp design, sharper pricing and extensive equipment list, is it enough to lure buyers away from more mainstream models?


2019 Mercedes-Benz eSprinter confirmed
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2019 Mercedes-Benz eSprinter confirmed

An electric variant of the third-generation Mercedes-Benz Sprinter is set for production, and Mercedes-Benz Australia is hopeful the eco-friendly load lugger will make it Down Under. While technical details are yet to be revealed, Mercedes-Benz confirmed at the launch of the new Sprinter in Germany last night the eSprinter would go on sale in Europe later in 2019, following the smaller eVito, revealed last year and on sale in Europe in 2018...


Mercedes-Benz X-Class: Australian interest high
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Mercedes-Benz X-Class: Australian interest high

Mercedes-Benz Australia is hoping local interest in its all-new 2018 X-Class translates to sales when the high-end ute goes on sale locally in April. A Mercedes-Benz Australia spokesperson confirmed the company had already received 8000 expressions of interest for the premium-badged dual-cab, the German marque’s first foray into the highly lucrative segment...


2018 Skoda Octavia RS245 wagon review
Rating: 8.210 /10
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2018 Skoda Octavia RS245 wagon review

The Czech Republic's favourite family hauler-cum-corner brawler has undergone a transformation, adding more power, more torque and even more fun. Introducing the Skoda Octavia RS245 wagon.


Citroen here to stay, despite poor sales
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Citroen here to stay, despite poor sales

French automotive giant PSA has no intention of withdrawing Citroen from Australia, despite the marque struggling to gain traction in our hotly-contested market. Last year, Citroen sold just 735 cars in Australia, a 23.8 per cent drop over the previous year...


Peugeot boss: 'We want to do better'
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Peugeot boss: 'We want to do better'

The boss of Peugeot Citroen Australia (PCA) admits the company is facing challenging times, as it seeks to relaunch after a change of distributorship and management in 2017. Speaking to CarAdvice at the launch of the all-new Peugeot 5008 mid-sized SUV last week, PCA’s managing director Anouk Poelmann was forthright in her assessment of the brand’s place in the Australian automotive landscape, despite recording an eight per cent year-on-year growth in 2017...