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09 Dec 2020

2021 BMW M440i xDrive review

Our independent 2021 BMW M440i xDrive review in Australia, including price, specs, interior, ride and handling, safety and score. Brooding storm clouds hover overhead and, despite being early afternoon, light is fading. Soft mist begins to coat the tarmac, just enough to make the surface slippery, but not wet. Strewn

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06 Dec 2020

2020 Toyota GR Yaris review

It has been a year full of unlikely and hugely unwelcome events. Into all of this has been thrust a few shining lights – a hilarious US election, the new iPhone, and a rally car for the road from Toyota. Wait, what? Yep. Toyota’s all-new, excellent-but-expensive Yaris has an evil twin,

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02 Dec 2020

2020 Porsche Macan Video Review

At look at Porsche’s updated Macan GTS and what it offers. Today we’re looking at the 2020 Porsche Macan GTS. It’s a great sports SUV, minus a few impracticalities you find in a larger SUV and some slightly older design carry overs inside. We also forgot to mention in this

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20 Nov 2020

2021 Genesis G80 review

Our independent 2020 Genesis G80 review in Australia, including price, specs, interior, ride and handling, safety and score. When you start a new business it’s important to do the basics well. So, for example, if you open a bakery you need to get proficient at baking a good chocolate cake

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18 Nov 2020

2021 MG ZS EV review

Our independent 2021 MG ZS EV review in Australia, including price, specs, interior, ride and handling, safety and score. One of the great joys of being in this job is laughing at people who say they really want to buy an EV but just can’t justify spending eighty-odd grand on

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13 Nov 2020

2020 Ford Escape review

Our independent 2020 Ford Escape review in Australia, including price, specs, interior, ride and handling, safety and score. If I ran Ford Australia, my patience would be sorely tested. While the Ranger and Mustang continue to be bright lights in the sales race, I put it to you that they

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06 Nov 2020

2020 Genesis GV80 review

Our independent 2020 Genesis GV80 review in Australia, including price, specs, interior, ride and handling, safety and score. Genesis means beginning and the while the car company with the same name has been on our roads for several years now, the launch of its latest model feels like a new

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28 Oct 2020

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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26 Oct 2020

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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26 Oct 2020

2021 Lexus LC500 Convertible review

The Lexus LC is without doubt one of the most striking looking – and strikingly beautiful – cars on the road. Straight from science fiction, it’s a car that is always a welcome if rare sight on our roads. Released in 2017 and offered in both V8 and hybrid form,

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23 Oct 2020

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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16 Oct 2020

2021 Audi RS Q8 review

Our independent 2020 Audi RS Q8 review in Australia, including price, specs, interior, ride and handling, safety and score. Meet the new king of Audi Sport. Up until now the hero of the four-ring brand’s performance range was arguably the RS6 Avant. The go-fast wagon has taken on a cult

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09 Oct 2020

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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08 Oct 2020

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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02 Oct 2020

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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