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2021 Isuzu D-Max SX 4×4 dual cab-chassis review

2020 Isuzu D-Max SX Dual Cab-Chassis review in Australia, including price, specs, interior, ride and handling, safety and score. Following on from our review in the new top-spec Isuzu D-max X-Terrain, we’re in the entry-level SX. Now despite a sub-$30k entry point to the range (4×2 single cab manual), the

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Testing Bluesteele’s 1000Nm Toyota LandCruiser 70 Series

Bluesteele’s 70 Series isn’t any ordinary LandCruiser wagon, it packs over 1000Nm underneath the bonnet and houses one of the best aftermarket clutch kits available for heavy-duty on and off-road performance. Produced with Bluesteele Clutch Hugely popular and a survivor against contemporary counterparts, Toyota’s LandCruiser 70 Series is a classic

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2021 Lexus LC500 Convertible review

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2020 Hyundai i30 Sedan review

Our independent 2020 Hyundai i30 Sedan review in Australia, including price, specs, interior, ride and handling, safety and score. What’s in a name? Well, for Hyundai it could be the difference between having the best-selling small car or not. The South Korean brand’s i30 hatchback has been one of the

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2021 Audi RS Q8 review

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2021 Mazda BT-50 XT Review

Our 2021 Mazda BT-50 XT ute review in Australia, including price, specs, interior, ride and handling, safety and score. The ute market is fascinating. The number of people curious about utes boggles my mind. My wife, who I call The Reluctant Influencer, will sometimes snap a pic of her latest

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2020 Audi S8 review

Our 2020 Audi S8 luxury sedan review in Australia, including price, specs, interior, ride and handling, safety and score. Effortless. It’s the perfect descriptor for the new Audi S8. Powered by a twin-turbocharged V8 displacing 4.0 litres, the S8 is endowed with 420kW at 6000rpm and 800Nm from 2000-4500rpm, and

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2021 MG ZST review

Our independent 2020 MG ZST Excite and Essence review in Australia, including price, specs, interior, ride and handling, safety and score. If you think long and hard about it, the MG brand has had almost as many lives as the luckiest moggie in existence. From a sporting offshoot of long-dead

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Living with the Nissan Leaf – three months in

What’s it like to live with the second-generation Nissan Leaf? Part Three – Leaf me alone It’s amazing what a microscopic virus can do, locking down the entire city of Melbourne and the cause of micro-living for humans too, with a 5km radius to travel in and limited means to

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2021 Ford Puma review

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2021 Mercedes-AMG GLE 53 4Matic+ review

Our 2020 Mercedes-AMG GLE 53 review in Australia, including price, specs, interior, ride and handling, safety and score. Across the entire Mercedes-Benz portfolio, just under 20 per cent of all models sold wear an AMG badge. In the GLE Coupe range, however, the figure is a staggering 65 percent. Of

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2021 Kia Sorento review

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2020 Toyota Yaris review

Our independent 2020 Toyota Yaris review in Australia, including price, specs, interior, ride and handling, safety and score. Let’s not muck around. The new Yaris is expensive. Not “not cheap” – expensive. Starting at $22,130 for the SX manual, Toyota has tossed a hand grenade at Yaris fans who are

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2021 Isuzu D-Max review

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2020 Land Rover Defender Review

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