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2020 Toyota RAV4 GXLl (AWD) Hybrid review

I never thought I'd see the day. Being a total car nut the thought of owning an SUV, let alone one made by the blandest of bland Toyota, made me shudder. My previous expedition for a family car in 2015 saw me buy a Mazda 6 wagon, with not a single SUV considered. Now it was time to replace my faithful Astra SRi Turbo with another family car...

2020 Toyota GR Yaris review

There have been many truly outstanding car names over the years. Who can forget the Mighty Boy from Suzuki, the Lettuce from Mitsubishi and Great Wall's Wingle, whatever that means. My personal favourite is the Ford Probe. You just know that the car was named after whoever Ford's “Vice President in Charge Of Car Names” was at the time returned from his annual medical, saw the long nose on that Ford/ Mazda creation and immediately knew it had to be called the Probe...

1988 Toyota Landcruiser (4x4) review

Well, 33 years ago at 21 years old I decided I wanted a 4x4 ute. I started looking around, but back then just about everyone in the rural areas was driving a Cruiser, so after a couple of conversations with the car yard fella I drove out with my new HJ 75 Series ute. I honestly felt pretty good driving home until I hit my first hill and cars just started going around me...

2020 Toyota Camry Ascent Sport Hybrid review

Although the CVT noise is a bit intrusive at times, the car is remarkably quiet when cruising. Performance is as brisk as say a VW Jetta but the way the car gathers speed just seems linear rather than stepped. The handling is very good and I guess the weight of the battery pack over the rear wheels helps. Fuel economy in the city is outstanding at 4...

1964 Toyota Crown ute review

A car so rare that I couldn't even select the correct variant in the drop down boxes. The 1964 Toyota Crown ute is a magnet. A magnet for just about every old bloke at every shopping centre or servo. They all seem to know someone that had the sedan or the wagon but didn't know they even made a ute...

2020 Toyota HiLux SR5 Hi-rider review: The Thailand driver

The Toyota HiLux is becoming ever more popular in Australia, with a long list of variants and gaining critical acclaim in Australia and other countries. The introduction of the new model will only cement its reputation in the highly competitive pick-up segment of the market...

2015 Toyota RAV4 GXL (4x4) review

The "Part Road Closed" sign was quite ambiguous. What exactly does "Part Road Closed" mean? Does it mean that half the road is unusable somewhere up ahead? Am I to expect roadworks along the way? I mean - "Road Closed" is an easy concept to understand isn't it? It means, "Do not proceed any further and turn around...

2019 Toyota HiLux SR (4x4) review

I bought my 2019 Hilux SR in January 2020 due to its excellent resale and solid Toyota build quality. I prefer the front look of the SR compared to the SR5, especially with the bull bar. Everything is functional and does the job, and the interior is really comfortable when travelling for extended periods of time...

1993 Toyota Corolla RV Seca review

We bought this awful green-coloured 1993 RV Toyota Corolla from Brian Hilton Toyota in Gosford back in February 1994. It was an ex-demo car with 3000km on the clock at the time. It was first registered on the 30th of December 1993, perhaps to boost sales figures for the month? They certainly were not a cheap car when new - $28,000 and this was not the top of the range 'Ultima' model...

2009 Toyota Aurion Touring SE review

CarAdvice continues to be the most informative automotive website in Australia. (Stop it, we're blushing! - Stevo) I always look forward to reading the Owner Reviews and I’ve decided to give it a go and submit my own. My previous car was a 1995 manual Nissan Maxima, which was flawless for almost 20 years (bar the embarrassing faded paint)...

2009 Toyota Prius review

I didn't see many owner reviews for the Prius and thought I'd talk about my experience with my blue egg. This was definitely not a car I thought I was going to enjoy, but let's start from the start. I was looking for an upgrade last year as my work situation had changed and I'd now be driving about two and a half hours a day to and from work in partial peak hour traffic...