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Rob Margeit

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2019 Audi RS5 Sportback review
  • Phenomenal performance from the twin-turbo V6; Quattro underpinnings inspire confidence; Superb dynamics; Resolved interior; Second-row practicality
  • Steering a bit anodyne; Lacks the visual aggression of the coupe

OUR RATING
8.3 / 10

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2019 Audi RS5 Sportback review

The Audi RS5 Sportback is the latest addition to the German brand's line-up of performance cars.

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The surprising inspiration for the iconic McLaren F1

The surprising inspiration for the iconic McLaren F1

Remember the funky Toyota Sera? No? Unsurprising, really, as the sporty little coupe was built exclusively for the Japanese market, with a total of 15,941 cars produced from 1990-96. Of those, 15,852 cars were registered in Japan, emphasising its local market credentials. The 2+2 seater was powered by Toyota’s 1...


2018 BMW X2 sDrive20i review
Rating: 7.910 /10
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2018 BMW X2 sDrive20i review

The BMW X2 is a triumph of modern automotive design, but is the German brand's stylish take on the burgeoning crossover market enough to make up for some of its shortcomings in other areas?


Holiday road trip in the Peugeot 5008

Holiday road trip in the Peugeot 5008

I have a fondness for French cars. There, I’ve said it. My infatuation probably stems from the Citroen 2CV my mum owned back in the late 1960s. Yes, it was slow. No, it wasn’t comfortable and yes, it ended its all too short life on its side (with me inside). But I loved that car. I loved its quirky styling, it’s pale blue paint, and the black canvas roof that folded back like an old sardine tin...

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$48,490

2019 Porsche 911 review
Rating: 8.810 /10
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2019 Porsche 911 review

While the new 2019 Porsche 911 might not look all that different from the car it replaces, it is, in almost every way, a completely new car.

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$265,000 - $281,100

2018 Audi A4 2.0 TFSI Black Edition review
Rating: 7.710 /10
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2018 Audi A4 2.0 TFSI Black Edition review

Black is the new, um, black, in the automotive world. And now Audi has joined the party with the A4 Black Edition. But does the addition of some styling elements and a beefier suspension come with a commensurate lift in performance?


The Winners Circle 2018, Rob Margeit: Alpine A110

The Winners Circle 2018, Rob Margeit: Alpine A110

This is an unashamed love letter. From the moment I first laid eyes on the Alpine A110, I was smitten. It was December 2017 and I was in France for the international launch of the reborn Alpine brand. My first glimpse of it in the metal evinced all kinds of physiological reactions. Weak-kneed, sweaty-palmed and heart racing, it was like the moment you know you fell in love for the first time...


2019 Mercedes-AMG A35 review
Rating: 8.510 /10
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2019 Mercedes-AMG A35 review

The 2019 Mercedes-AMG A35 is the cheapest ticket into the AMG club. But is it worthy of that famous automotive acronym?


2019 Jaguar I-Pace review
Rating: 8.810 /10
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2019 Jaguar I-Pace review

Not only has Jaguar beaten its Euro rivals to the punch in launching the all-electric I-Pace, it's almost certainly bloodied Tesla's nose in the process.

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$119,000 - $159,700

2019 Mercedes-Benz B-Class review
Rating: 7.910 /10
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2019 Mercedes-Benz B-Class review

The all-new third-generation Mercedes-Benz B-Class has lost some of the previous gen's frumpiness and gained tech, refinement and plushness.


2018 Holden Commodore RS long-term review 3: Around town

2018 Holden Commodore RS long-term review 3: Around town

Our long-term Commodore drew plenty of attention when it lobbed in the CarAdvice garage for its extended stay. The wider CA team flocked to pore over its lines, critique its interior, and generally get a feel for Rüsselsheim’s finest export to Australia...


2018 Kia Cerato Sport automatic review
Rating: 7.710 /10
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2018 Kia Cerato Sport automatic review

The all-new Kia Cerato Sport is a value-for-money proposition, but how much sportiness is really infused into the 'Sport'?


Skoda to double sales within five years
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Skoda to double sales within five years

Skoda is pushing an ambitious plan to double its Australian sales within the next five years. The niche Czech brand is currently recording a 12 per cent increase year-on-year, with sales to the end of October in excess of 5000 cars compared to just under 4500 for the same period last year...


Four-door TT is off the table, Audi says
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Four-door TT is off the table, Audi says

Audi has scrapped plans for a four-door derivative of its TT coupe, suggesting it would be tricky to deliver a practical 'family' car that does justice to the badge's heritage. The idea for a TT Sportback was first mooted by Audi technical chief, Ulrich Hackenberg, as part of a push to expand its model line-up...


Audi S1: Second-generation model looking unlikely
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Audi S1: Second-generation model looking unlikely

Audi has hinted there will be no S1 hot hatch derivative of the second-generation A1 launched globally last week. Speaking with CarAdvice in Spain, head of communication at Audi, Peter Oberndorfer, while not pouring cold water on the idea completely, did state another S1 is “not foreseen on this platform”...