The Proton Exora is priced right and as word gets around it should start to sell. It needs a five-star ANCAP rating for us to be totally happy, though.
15 Dec 2013

Proton Exora First Drive Car Review

The Proton Exora is touted as Australia’s cheapest (sorry, “least expensive”) seven-seater. Does it have more to offer than a price advantage?

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Performance aplenty and a world-record, the VF SSV Redline Ute is the world's fastest ute
11 Dec 2013

Holden VF SSV Redline Ute Review

There isn’t another ute on the planet that will touch the Holden VF SSV Redline ute for performance and overall price as it proved at the Nürburgring Nordschleife.

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The new Proton Preve is priced right and looks good but is a disappointment to drive.
11 Dec 2013

Proton Preve First Drive Review

Proton’s target of becoming a “globally recognised player” in the automotive world is ambitious and the Prevé probably isn’t the car to get them there. But it may be a good start.

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The new Proton Suprima S ticks a lot of boxes
11 Dec 2013

Proton Suprima S First Drive Review

Proton insists the Suprima S is not just a hatchback version of the Prevé. Regardless, it faces a tough fight in what is arguably the toughest market segment.

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The new Mustang looks stunning
10 Dec 2013

Ford Mustang launched in Australia

Ford is hoping to take our minds off the impending demise of local Falcon production by introducing the new Ford Mustang, the first factory right-hand drive model ever.

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Holden to close by 2016.
06 Dec 2013

Gone in 2016: Holden back the tears

A newspaper report this morning claims General Motors will wind-up Holden’s factory in 2016… are media reports doing more harm than good? Former Holden factory worker, James Middleton says yes. IN LIGHT OF media-driven rumours overnight that Holden will close the doors of its Adelaide-based factory (Elizabeth) in 2016, I’d like

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The Toyota RAV4 is Australia's best-selling compact SUV
05 Dec 2013

Toyota RAV4 Cruiser Review

The Toyota RAV4 pioneered the compact SUV segment and it’s been the best-selling model in the segment since its debut in 1994, having notched up almost 200,000 sales since then.

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Toyota Corolla is Australia's best selling car in 2013
04 Dec 2013

Australia’s best-selling car for 2013: Toyota Corolla

Toyota’s Corolla and Camry are on track for major sales triumphs in 2013 with just weeks to run until year’s end, with the Corolla likely to become Australia’s best-selling car.

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Tony Bosworth bought a Peugeot 206 XT despite the best intentions of the dealer.
03 Dec 2013

How we almost didn’t buy a Peugeot 206 XT

Back in London we’d had an old 205 Junior, a car that asked you to spend 20 minutes starting it on a cold day. The speedo didn’t work, nor the indicators and there was something dodgy about the steering which made it feel like a boat…

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Actress Michelle Yeoh is the Global Ambassador for the Make Roads Safer campaign
28 Nov 2013

Michelle Yeoh on Road Safety

When ex-Bond girl, Michelle Yeoh, heard how many people died each year on our roads she was spurred into action. Tony Bosworth caught up with the actress and model turned safety evangelist when she visited Australia to hand out awards at the Australian Road Safety Foundation.

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The Audi Q3 looks great
27 Nov 2013

Audi Q3 First Drive Review

the Audi Q3 is a very impressive entrant into the premium small SUV segment, and one that makes the BMW X1 look awkward. Not quite as cool or capable as the Range Rover Evoque, the Q3 is cheaper and pretty good on a dirt road.

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The Skoda Fabia RS Wagon is the practical super mini.
26 Nov 2013

Skoda Fabia RS Wagon First Drive Review

The hot hatches of yore were usually nothing more than a great big engine stuffed between the chassis rails of a tiny car. Not so, the current crop of angry little super-minis which rely on small engines and turbocharging for maximum grunt and go. Enter the Skoda Fabia RS Wagon.

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24 Nov 2013

Peugeot Partner HDi Road Test Review

It’s long been a tradition amongst car manufacturers to take a crowbar to a car, ease the windows out, pull the rear seats up, slap a few big doors on, and then sell it as a light van version. Sometimes this worked rather well, and sometimes it clearly didn’t. The

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The Ford Falcon EcoBoost is a class act with plenty of room and impressive fuel efficiency.
24 Nov 2013

Ford Falcon EcoBoost First Drive Review

The Falcon might well be on its way out, but the four-cylinder engine in the Ford Falcon EcoBoost G6E is easily the Falcon’s best engine ever. And it’s not just in fuel saving where it scores – the EcoBoost Falcon offers an improved drive, too, says Isaac Bober.

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24 Nov 2013

2014 Ssangyong Actyon Sports Ute review

Sadly, with its three-star ANCAP rating, Practical Motoring can’t recommend the Ssangyong Actyon Sports Ute and that’s a shame, because it’s not too bad to drive.

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