The new Beetle looks more aggressive than its predecessor
19 Dec 2013

Volkswagen Beetle First Drive Car Review

Isaac Bober reviews the Volkswagen Beetle with pricing, specs, ride and handling, safety and verdict. IN A NUTSHELL: Volkswagen toughens up the Beetle with masculine styling and an interior that’s literally swimming in retro appeal. PRACTICAL MOTORING SAYS: Despite being based on the previous generation Golf (Golf VI), the new

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Holden has finally announced it will close in 2017.
17 Dec 2013

Gone. Holden back the tears

Ending months, and perhaps years of speculation about its future, Holden, has announced it would cease production operations in Australia from late-2017.

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Recent revisions have given the Chrysler 300C some much needed sophistication
17 Dec 2013

Chrysler 300C Luxury First Drive Car Review

The brutish looking Chrysler’s 300C has had its rough edges knocked off in its recent revision, but has lost none of its street appeal. A shed load of kit and tweaks to the ride and handling mean the American lump gives the locals a run for their money.

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The Jeep Grand Cherokee has been revised to look more sophisticated inside and out.
17 Dec 2013

Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland First Drive

The new Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland is the shining light in the Chrysler arsenal. The Jeep Grand Cherokee offers ability and sophistication, an impressive standard features list and pricing that must make its competitor brands scratch their heads in wonder.

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The Fiat 500C by Gucci takes the already cute Fiat 500 and makes it even cuter.
16 Dec 2013

Fiat 500C by Gucci First Drive Car Review

The limited-edition Fiat 500C by Gucci takes the already cute-as-a-button Fiat 500 and it makes it even cuter looking. That it’s a decent drive is the icing on the cake.

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The Hyundai Accent looks like a smaller Hyundai i30. It's priced right, good to drive and roomy enough for a family of four.
15 Dec 2013

Hyundai Accent First Drive Car Review

At a drive-away price of less than $20,000, Hyundai’s Accent Active certainly looks to be good value. Tony Bosworth puts the keenly-priced Korean car through its paces to see if it really does provide value-for-money motoring.

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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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