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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The Audi S3 will appeal to a broad range of hot hatch buyers
24 Jan 2014

Audi S3 Sportback review

The Audi S3 Sportback will find its way onto shopping lists of European buyers, but the real surprise is that it is also competitive with the Subaru WRX STi and Mitsubishi Evo X.

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The new Alfa Romeo MiTo Series 2 is the cheapest new Alfa you can buy.
14 Jan 2014

Alfa Romeo MiTo Series 2 First Drive Car Review

Some people will never accept an Alfa Romeo with front wheel drive, but for many, the MiTo will be their first introduction to the brand. Paul Murrell assesses how successful the refreshed MiTo will be.

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The BMW 320i M Sport is an absolute ripper of a car
08 Jan 2014

BMW 320i First Drive Car Review

BMW say it builds the ultimate driving machine. Tony Bosworth reckons it might well have hit the nail on the head with the 320i (M Sport Package).

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The Abarth 695 Edizione Maserati is a little pricey at $60k but it's a whole lot of fun to drive
02 Jan 2014

Abarth 695 Edizione Maserati First Drive Car Review

There’s only 40 of these Abarth 695 Edizione Maseratis available for Australia and that’s a shame because this is one of the stand-out hotties of the last few years.

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If you squint you might see hints of the Hyundai Veloster in the look of the ix35
24 Dec 2013

Hyundai ix35 First Drive Car Review

The Hyundai ix35 has always been great value, and most buyers were willing to overlook its shortcomings. With the Series II Hyundai has addressed these and made it an even better buy for families.

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The new Beetle looks more aggressive than its predecessor
19 Dec 2013

Volkswagen Beetle First Drive Car Review

Isaac Bober reviews the Volkswagen Beetle with pricing, specs, ride and handling, safety and verdict. IN A NUTSHELL: Volkswagen toughens up the Beetle with masculine styling and an interior that’s literally swimming in retro appeal. PRACTICAL MOTORING SAYS: Despite being based on the previous generation Golf (Golf VI), the new

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Recent revisions have given the Chrysler 300C some much needed sophistication
17 Dec 2013

Chrysler 300C Luxury First Drive Car Review

The brutish looking Chrysler’s 300C has had its rough edges knocked off in its recent revision, but has lost none of its street appeal. A shed load of kit and tweaks to the ride and handling mean the American lump gives the locals a run for their money.

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The Jeep Grand Cherokee has been revised to look more sophisticated inside and out.
17 Dec 2013

Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland First Drive

The new Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland is the shining light in the Chrysler arsenal. The Jeep Grand Cherokee offers ability and sophistication, an impressive standard features list and pricing that must make its competitor brands scratch their heads in wonder.

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The Fiat 500C by Gucci takes the already cute Fiat 500 and makes it even cuter.
16 Dec 2013

Fiat 500C by Gucci First Drive Car Review

The limited-edition Fiat 500C by Gucci takes the already cute-as-a-button Fiat 500 and it makes it even cuter looking. That it’s a decent drive is the icing on the cake.

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The Hyundai Accent looks like a smaller Hyundai i30. It's priced right, good to drive and roomy enough for a family of four.
15 Dec 2013

Hyundai Accent First Drive Car Review

At a drive-away price of less than $20,000, Hyundai’s Accent Active certainly looks to be good value. Tony Bosworth puts the keenly-priced Korean car through its paces to see if it really does provide value-for-money motoring.

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The Proton Exora is priced right and as word gets around it should start to sell. It needs a five-star ANCAP rating for us to be totally happy, though.
15 Dec 2013

Proton Exora First Drive Car Review

The Proton Exora is touted as Australia’s cheapest (sorry, “least expensive”) seven-seater. Does it have more to offer than a price advantage?

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Performance aplenty and a world-record, the VF SSV Redline Ute is the world's fastest ute
11 Dec 2013

Holden VF SSV Redline Ute Review

There isn’t another ute on the planet that will touch the Holden VF SSV Redline ute for performance and overall price as it proved at the Nürburgring Nordschleife.

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The new Proton Preve is priced right and looks good but is a disappointment to drive.
11 Dec 2013

Proton Preve First Drive Review

Proton’s target of becoming a “globally recognised player” in the automotive world is ambitious and the Prevé probably isn’t the car to get them there. But it may be a good start.

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The new Proton Suprima S ticks a lot of boxes
11 Dec 2013

Proton Suprima S First Drive Review

Proton insists the Suprima S is not just a hatchback version of the Prevé. Regardless, it faces a tough fight in what is arguably the toughest market segment.

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