The Proton Suprima S Super Premium is slated for release in Australia later this year
11 Feb 2014

Proton unveils new Suprima S Variant

Only weeks after it announced the release of the Suprima S, Proton has announced the release of a Suprima S variant. Called the Suprima S Super Premium, it’s intended to appeal to buyers “who give priority to specifications”.

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New Toyota Kluger will be here in March
09 Feb 2014

New cars for 2014

We bought a record 1.14 million new vehicles in 2013, Now the manufacturers are hoping we’ll buy even more in 2014. Paul Murrell lists what new cars are on the way.

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The BMW 116i is a quality package but it's priced a little high
09 Feb 2014

BMW 116i Review

The BMW 116i may be an entry-level model as far as BMW is concerned but it doesn’t have an entry-level price. Tony Bosworth asks if the five-door hatchback represents good value for money, and does it really deliver the goods?

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The Tesla Model s will arrive in Australia later this year
07 Feb 2014

Electric Dreams

Tony Bosworth has a dream… an electric Tesla S dream. But he wonders why, when electric  cars make so much sense do Australians continue to buy gas guzzlers. THIS IS MY AVERAGE DAY… I get up, have breakfast, do all the usual stuff, and then go down to my garage.

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Our Jeep Grand Cherokee's Forward Collision Warning seems a little too sensitive
04 Feb 2014

Week 2: Jeep Grand Cherokee long-term update

This report should have been all about the Jeep Grand Cherokee’s ability off-road, but Facebook and a niggle with one of the Jeep’s active safety measures got in the way, writes Isaac Bober.

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The Commodore SS-V adheres to the European school of performance sedans with conservative styling
04 Feb 2014

Holden Commodore SS-V Review

Tony Bosworth reckons we’re looking at a future classic in the shape of this latest and greatest Holden Commodore SS-V sedan.

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The BMW 520d rides and handles beautifully
03 Feb 2014

BMW 520d Review

It’s one of the best-looking BMWs and when a twin-turbo diesel beats under the bonnet, Tony Bosworth reckons the 520d is also one of the most efficient luxury cars you can buy.

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The Maserati Quattroporte S V6 is better value than the V8
30 Jan 2014

Maserati Quattroporte Review

Paul Murrell reckons there’s no practical reason why you’d spend the extra dollars to buy the V8 when the Maserati Quattroporte S V6 is such a capable and enticing engine. But what’s $80,000 between friends?

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The CLA 200 is a great step up into the Mercedes sedan range
29 Jan 2014

Mercedes-Benz CLA 200 Review

Despite being the cheapest Mercedes-Benz sedan (it comes in a full $10,000 under the already-good-value C-Class), the CLA 200 will sell on its appearance, as much as the three-pointed star in the grille.

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The new Peugeot 2008 stands out from the compact-SUV crowd
28 Jan 2014

Peugeot 2008 review

The compact-SUV segment is becoming very crowded, and it just got even squashier with the arrival of the new Peugeot 2008. Paul Murrell takes it for a drive to work out if beauty is only skin deep.

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The BMW Z4 is a good looker, fun to drive and is priced to undercut its key rivals
26 Jan 2014

BMW Z4 Review

The BMW Z4 is a two-seater sports car so it can’t be judged by the standards of ‘sensible’ cars, but you’ll need to decide just how many compromises you are willing to live with.

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Fashions change so be careful when choosing the colour of your new car
26 Jan 2014

Australians choose dull car colours

Australian car buyers are among the most conservative when it comes to choosing a colour. Sampling more than 9000 new car purchases in 2013, an online car buying service found that 21% of new cars sold were white.

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Are police just trying to raise revenue through speeding fines?
25 Jan 2014

Speeding fines won’t stop dangerous drivers

The authorities persist in road rule enforcement and penalty application that patently isn’t doing much to reduce the road toll or make our roads safer. That’s why people get so angry about being pinged for relatively minor offences while the really dangerous drivers carry on regardless.

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The Jeep Grand Cherokee offers plenty of room for a family and go-anywhere ability
24 Jan 2014

Week 1 – Jeep Grand Cherokee Long-Term Test

A Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland has joined the Practical Motoring garage and it’s already notched up more than 1200km. Priced from $71,000 and loaded with creature comforts Isaac Bober wants to know how well it fits the average family. Well, his family, at least.

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Mazda introduces capped price servicing to coincide with release of new Mazda3
24 Jan 2014

Mazda rolls out capped price servicing

Mazda has finally succumbed to the push for capped priced servicing and reconsiders its mandatory six-month service demands. The company hasn’t made it clear how this impacts existing owners.

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