02 Oct 2020

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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29 Sep 2020

2021 Ford Puma review

Our independent 2020 Ford Puma ST-Line and ST-Line V review in Australia, including price, specs, interior, ride and handling, safety and score. Hey, remember the Ford EcoSport? No, of course you didn’t unless you’re one of the very small handful of people who bought one. Ford’s first attempt at the

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24 Sep 2020

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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10 Sep 2020

2021 Kia Sorento review

Our independent 2020 Kia Sorento review in Australia, including price, specs, interior, ride and handling, safety and score. I used to think of the Kia Sorento as a bit of an oddball choice. A decade ago the nameplate was still unproven as a long-term prospect, but the big SUV had

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04 Sep 2020

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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01 Sep 2020

2021 Isuzu D-Max review

2020 Isuzu D-Max review in Australia, including price, specs, interior, ride and handling, safety and score. Isuzu has a loyal following because it builds solid, reliable utes and 4×4 wagons that are often seen in some of the most remote areas of Australia. True, it hasn’t gone anywhere near selling

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28 Aug 2020

2020 Land Rover Defender Review

2020 Land Rover Defender review in Australia, including price, specs, interior, ride and handling, safety and score. While the old Defender did the rough and tumble better than most, it only did the rough and tumble, even if the road was smooth. The new Defender, however, is extremely accomplished off-road

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18 Aug 2020

2020 Audi A5 review

2020 Audi A4 and A4 Allroad review in Australia, including price, specs, interior, ride and handling, safety and score. Because of all the pandemic-generated free time, you’re sure to have built a system for communicating with your past self. An app, say. They’re always telling us to learn to code,

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14 Aug 2020

2020 Audi A4 and A4 Allroad review

2020 Audi A4 and A4 Allroad review in Australia, including price, specs, interior, ride and handling, safety and score. The Audi A4 has been the core of Audi’s brand in this country for nearly twenty years. The company is at great pains to remind us that even in this SUV-mad

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30 Jul 2020

2020 Mazda 3 Skyactiv-X X20 Astina review

Our full review and technical breakdown on the all-new 2020 Mazda3 Skyactiv-X. Mazda’s world-first Skyactiv-X engine has finally arrived in Australia, bringing a second 2.0-litre petrol option into the Mazda 3 lineup (and soon the CX-30 SUV). As far as excitement factor goes for car nerds and the mechanically interested,

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20 Jul 2020

2020 Lexus RX 350L Sports Luxury review

2020 Lexus RX 350L Sports Luxury review in Australia, including price, specs, interior, ride and handling, safety and score. Lexus’ popular prestige family SUV has received key updates this year to safety and technology, and on test we have the stretched RX 350L Sports Luxury. Based on the Toyota Kluger

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17 Jul 2020

2020 MINI Electric review

The Mini Electric First Edition has arrived in Australia, here’s our first-drive review. Not only is Australia beginning to see a proliferation of electric cars land on its shores, but there are also now quite a few priced in the ‘affordable EV’ price point around $50,000. That’s cars like the

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07 Jul 2020

2020 Mitsubishi Express SWB and LWB review

2020 Mitsubishi Express SWB and LWB review in Australia, including price, specs, interior, ride and handling, safety and score. We were excited on hearing news that Mitsubishi’s Express van nameplate was re-entering the market after a seven-year hiatus. But it’s not quite the Japanese load mover we envision. Rather, it’s

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02 Jul 2020

2020 MG HS review

2020 MG HS Essence review in Australia, including price, specs, interior, ride and handling, safety and score. MG, a British car maker once famed for sports cars and now a Chinese-owned brand making SUVs. It’s obvious the times have changed and volume sales in the SUV class are key to

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25 Jun 2020

Volkswagen’s modern Kombi sells out in Australia

Cashed up boomer hippies buy up the full allocation of modern Kombi’s. VW’s modern Kombi inspired campervan has sold out in Australia the same day it went on sale. Undeterred by the online-only buying system, customers digitally lined up to exhaust the full allocation of 30 VW California Beach limited

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