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Toyota FJ Cruiser Off-Road Review
  • On-road comfort; bump absorption; off road ability, retro styling and design
  • Rear doors don't open wide enough; audio interface is a little old; interior plastics can be a little harsh

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7 / 10

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Toyota FJ Cruiser Off-Road Review

The Toyota FJ Cruiser might be winding up in the States, but it's very much alive in Australia.

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2014 Maserati Ghibli Review
Rating: 810 /10
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2014 Maserati Ghibli Review

The Ghibli sedan takes Maserati into more affordable territory and places some premium Germans on watch


2015 Toyota 86 GTS Review
Rating: 910 /10
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2015 Toyota 86 GTS Review

The 86 has been ever so subtly tweaked for 2015 with minor improvements to an already impressive resume.


2014 Jeep Cherokee Sport Review
Rating: 6.510 /10
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2014 Jeep Cherokee Sport Review

Base model of new Cherokee isn't the sweetspot of this new Jeep range


Sports car comparison : Subaru WRX STI v Audi S3 v Volkswagen Golf R
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Sports car comparison : Subaru WRX STI v Audi S3 v Volkswagen Golf R

The new Subaru WRX STI has a lot to live up to, especially now that we know the garden variety WRX is a significantly better car than the old model in every way. The early signs are good, because the STI in Premium guise, as tested here, immediately ramps up the bang-for-your-buck factor. At $54,990 (or $49,990 if you forgo luxury kit), it’s a massive $10,000 cheaper than the model it replaces...


Toyota coy about Corolla sales targets
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Toyota coy about Corolla sales targets

The Toyota Corolla is fast gaining ground on the leading Mazda 3 in the battle to be Australia’s top-selling car in 2014, but the company’s Australian arm says it is not particularly concerned with ending the year on top of the charts. The carry-over champ currently sits fewer than 400 units behind the newer Mazda3, which launched earlier this year...


Toyota FJ Cruiser safe in Australia
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Toyota FJ Cruiser safe in Australia

The Toyota FJ Cruiser may be approaching the end of the line in the United States, but the future of the cult vehicle is safe in Australia for the next few years at least.  As reported, Toyota USA announced in November last year that the retro off-roader would get the chop from 2014 in that market...


2014 Range Rover Sport SDV8 Review
Rating: 910 /10
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2014 Range Rover Sport SDV8 Review

Range Rover's Sport is all new for 2014. Can it more deserved wear the Range Rover badge?


Ford Kuga Review : Trend
Rating: 710 /10
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Ford Kuga Review : Trend

The Ford Kuga offers an intriguing option in the burgeoning mid-size SUV segment. Trent Nikolic explains.

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$36,240

2014 Mitsubishi Mirage Sedan Review
Rating: 710 /10
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2014 Mitsubishi Mirage Sedan Review

Mitsubishi's Mirage hatch has been a runaway success in the city car sector. Now, there's a bigger sedan available in the competitive segment.

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$14,490 - $17,490

CarAdvice Q&A : Umberto Maria Cini, Maserati’s managing director of General Overseas Markets
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CarAdvice Q&A : Umberto Maria Cini, Maserati’s managing director of General Overseas Markets

It has been an extremely busy 12 months for Maserati both globally and in Australia, and it looks like being even busier over the next few years as a range of new models enter showrooms. Australia is an important market for the brand, a fact indicated by the recent visit of Umberto Maria Cini, managing director for Maserati General Overseas Markets, based in Dubai...


Renault Megane RS265 Sport Review
Rating: 810 /10
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Renault Megane RS265 Sport Review

The most recent in a line of performance variants, the Megane RS265 Sport LE could be the sweet spot in the Megane range.


2014 BMW X5 sDrive 25d Review
Rating: 810 /10
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2014 BMW X5 sDrive 25d Review

The first four-cylinder BMW X5 is also the first 2WD model. It's also the most affordable. Will a small engine dull X5's broad appeal?

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$82,900

Honda Odyssey Review : Long-term report one
Rating: 710 /10
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Honda Odyssey Review : Long-term report one

CarAdvice has taken delivery of a new long-term loan car - the top-spec Honda Odyssey VTi-L. Trent Nikolic gets into people-moving mode.

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$47,620

2014 Maserati Quattroporte Diesel Review
Rating: 810 /10
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2014 Maserati Quattroporte Diesel Review

For the first time, buyers can opt for a turbo diesel Maserati Quattroporte. But does it make sense in this segment?

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$198,800