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Rob Margeit

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2020 Lexus IS300 Luxury review
  • Supremely comfortable in the front; Well appointed with equipment; Decent enough powertrain; Superb ride and damping
  • Cramped second row; Infotainment (sigh); No smartphone mirroring; Super thirsty

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7.5 / 10

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2020 Lexus IS300 Luxury review

This current-gen of Lexus IS300 might be getting a bit long in the tooth, but it's still a capable and value-packed luxury sedan.

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Cars you didn’t know you want: Lancia Montecarlo

Cars you didn’t know you want: Lancia Montecarlo

An Italian mid-engined coupe designed and built in-house by Pininfarina? What’s not to love? Originally designed by the famed Italian styling house as a replacement for the Fiat 124, the project became a Lancia when Fiat pulled the pin on the project in 1974, opting instead for the Bertone-designed wedge on wheels, the X1/9...


2020 Hyundai Santa Fe Highlander petrol V6 review
Rating: 8.610 /10
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2020 Hyundai Santa Fe Highlander petrol V6 review

The return of V6 petrol power to the Hyundai Santa Fe has lifted what was already an accomplished SUV to another level.

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$57,500

Ford GTs are selling for eye-watering amounts
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Ford GTs are selling for eye-watering amounts

A handful of Ford GTs have started appearing on the used-car market, shortly after their two-year exclusion period ended. And they’re fetching big money. Ford originally sold the GT in 2017 with a US$450,000 price tag and a waiver stating the new owners would not sell their Blue Oval-badged supercars for two years...


2020 Audi TTS coupe review
Rating: 7.910 /10
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2020 Audi TTS coupe review

Refreshed for the 2020 model year, does the Audi TTS still stack up as a genuine sports car?

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$101,855

Fake Ferrari sells for $396,000 in the US
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Fake Ferrari sells for $396,000 in the US

A fake Ferrari famously used in iconic 1980s movie Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, has sold for a staggering US$396,000 (A$577,000) at auction last weekend. The replica Ferrari 250 GT California Spyder SWB is one of three cars built by Modena Design and Development for the 1986 movie, that starred a young Matthew Broderick as the eponymous hero enjoying an illicit day off from school...


How Audi broke the Nürburgring lap record

How Audi broke the Nürburgring lap record

You’d think attempting a Nürburgring Nordschleife production lap record would be a pretty straightforward affair. Book the track, turn up with your vehicle and driver, and have at it until you either set a time that sees your in-car video go viral on the internet, or head back to the workshop to try and figure out what can be improved for the next attempt...


BMW plans to ethically source the raw materials that make its cars
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BMW plans to ethically source the raw materials that make its cars

The automotive world might be jumping on the "eco car" bandwagon, but Germay's BMW aims go a step further by signing an agreement to source raw manufacturing materials from environmentally ethical suppliers and mining companies. BMW claims it is the the first car company to join the Initiative for Responsible Mining Assurance (IRMA)...


2019 Audi A3 review: 40 TFSI Sedan S line plus
Rating: 7.910 /10
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2019 Audi A3 review: 40 TFSI Sedan S line plus

Audi has applied the black pen to its options list to create the Audi A3 40 TFSI S line plus. But do the extra goodies add up to a compelling proposition?


2019 Volvo XC40 T4 Momentum review
Rating: 8.610 /10
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2019 Volvo XC40 T4 Momentum review

A triumph of form and function, the Volvo XC40 Momentum ticks a helluva lot of boxes in the small, luxury SUV segment.


Western Australian drivers to be left in the dark on speed camera locations
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Western Australian drivers to be left in the dark on speed camera locations

Watch out West Australians, the chances of getting pinged at one of the state’s 1800 speed camera locations just increased exponentially. From the start of 2020, the West Australian Government will scrap the regular updates it provides to the public on exactly where the police have installed mobile speed cameras on any given day...


2020 Audi RS Q8 review
Rating: 9.110 /10
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2020 Audi RS Q8 review

For those needing the performance of a supercar and the space and comfort of a family SUV, the Audi RS Q8 is quite possibly the perfect solution.


Nurburgring Nordschleife gets the Monopoly treatment
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Nurburgring Nordschleife gets the Monopoly treatment

Ever wanted to own the Nurburgring Nordschleife? Now you can, and it won’t cost the €77 million ($124.6 million) when it last changed hands in 2014. Instead, for around €45 ($70) you can now play capitalist race-track owner with the Nurburgring edition of Monopoly...


2020 Jaguar F-Type SVR AWD review
Rating: 8.210 /10
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2020 Jaguar F-Type SVR AWD review

With a stonking supercharged V8 under the bonnet, the Jaguar F-Type SVR is the apex predator of the brand's stable.


Road Trip: Tokyo to Mount Fuji via the Hakone Skyline

Road Trip: Tokyo to Mount Fuji via the Hakone Skyline

The Land Rover Discovery sticks out like a sore thumb in the traffic jam I’m currently stuck in, its hulking white presence in stark contrast to the conglomeration of kei cars all patiently inching forward on Tokyo’s complicated, and currently clogged, motorway system. Back home in Australia, traffic tends to bring out the worst in people...