2014 VW Amarok TDI420 4Motion review 85%
14 Nov 2013

2014 VW Amarok TDI420 4Motion review

The Volkswagen Amarok has a massive tray (the biggest in the class) and yet inside, and to drive, offers the quality and feel of a family SUV, says Isaac Bober.

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Kia Koup Turbo Opener
13 Nov 2013

Kia Cerato Koup First Drive Review

The new Kia Cerato Koup marks a number of firsts for the company: the first Kia with a turbocharged engine, and the first Kia you may just buy because it looks so good.

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The front and back of the Suzuki SX4
13 Nov 2013

Suzuki SX4 First Drive

Suzuki has always tended to fly under the radar. The big seller, of course, is the Swift, but over the years any car with the big S on the grille has always delivered good value for money and bullet-proof reliability. Small changes to the Suzuki SX4 make it even more appealing than ever.

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New Subaru BRZ S offers a more aggressive stance and better handling.
13 Nov 2013

Subaru BRZ First Drive

Developed in conjunction with Toyota, the Subaru BRZ offers an intoxicating blend of aggressive looks and razor-sharp handling at a price that won’t bust the budget. Indeed, we’ve been waiting a long time for a car like this: a low weight, low price, compact sports car.

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The Nissan Juke is bound to polarise opinion with its quirky looks. Will it age well? Only time will tell.
12 Nov 2013

Nissan Juke Review

Nissan’s range is undergoing a long-awaited refresh. The range of SUVs is possibly the broadest on the market and the funky-looking new Nissan Juke is already turning heads and bringing people into showrooms, reports Paul Murrell.

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Kia Rondo offers seven-seats yet isn't much bigger than a Toyota Corolla
12 Nov 2013

Kia Rondo First Drive

People movers are miracles of clever packaging, says Paul Murrell and the Kia Rondo is a seven-up wagon no bigger than a Corolla.

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Good looks, great price and efficient motoring make the Prius c a standout.
11 Nov 2013

Toyota Prius c First Drive

It’s the cheapest Toyota hybrid and the best to drive, and that makes the Toyota Prius c the first Toyota hybrid you’d actually want to buy. Green really is good, says Isaac Bober.

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New Volkswagen Golf GTI driven by Practical Motoring
11 Nov 2013

Volkswagen Golf GTI First Drive

The Volkswagen Golf GTI sets the standard for all other hot hatches and is probably more usable than any of them. Paul Murrell tries the latest version to see if it’s still leader of the pack.

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Audi A3 Sportback
10 Nov 2013

Audi A3 Sportback First Drive (2013)

Audi claims it created the premium compact segment. But does the Audi badge have sufficient clout to defeat the new Mercedes-Benz A-Class and BMW 1 Series?

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08 Nov 2013

Lexus IS First Drive

The new Lexus IS, old engines apart, is a clear improvement over the old model and there is no doubt it will attract a younger demographic to the brand. But it still just fails to stir the soul the way some of its competitors do. Maybe the new engines, when they finally arrive, will fix that.

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19 Oct 2013

Nissan Pulsar First Drive

Hands up if you remember the Nissan Pulsar? Born in 1978 and sold all around the world (various generations were even built in Australia) until it disappeared in 2007, replaced by the Nissan Tiida, the Nissan Pulsar became an icon. And now it’s back. And at exactly the same price it listed for back in 1996 – $19,990 (+ORC). Clever.

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A price cut has made the Fiat 500 a real player in the city car segment.
18 Oct 2013

Fiat 500 First Drive

The Fiat 500 has never really been a serious choice for Australian motorists, but with a price cut and cute looks that might be about to change. It also makes a strong case for itself against the other “retro” contenders such as the VW Beetle and Mini, which are bought more for image than any compelling practical reasons.

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18 Oct 2013

MINI Cooper S Paceman First Drive

Despite the high ride height, the Mini Paceman lacks AWD. And while the extra length pays dividends in rear seat space, there’s still only room for two back there and intending occupants have to find their way in and out using the front doors. That said, the Paceman looks hot. And perhaps that’s the only justification it needs.

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17 Oct 2013

Fiat Punto Pop Manual First Drive

At $16,000 driveway for the base model, the Fiat Punto is well worth a look on price and equipment alone. It’s a decent-looking car and the fit and finish is impressive, as are the standard five doors, nice manual gearbox and roomy, airy interior.

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The Subaru Forester XT has lost its trademark bonnet scoop and gained a whole lot of refinement
16 Oct 2013

Subaru Forester XT First Drive

With the exception of the rear-drive BR-Z, Subaru has made a name for itself as an all-wheel drive SUV specialist. And this fourth-generation Subaru Forester XT builds on the success of its predecessor by being bigger and roomier, better on fuel and with a much more premium look.

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