Subaru XV 2.0i-S long term review
09 Sep 2014

Subaru XV 2.0i-S – Long-Term – Week 8

Okay, so the Subaru XV has a reversing camera but no reversing sensors and thus, no audible warning for when you’re about to bump the car behind. Bugger. Welcome to Week 8.

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Toyota 86 long-term
03 Sep 2014

Toyota 86 review long-term – update 2

My 2012 Toyota 86 has just rolled past 40,000 glorious kilometers so it’s time for a bit of an update, and that starts with the maintenance…

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Subaru XV long-termer : interior
29 Aug 2014

Subaru XV 2.0i-S – Long-Term – Week 7

This week I discovered the XV offers a two-speed rear windscreen wiper. Wow. And have been left wondering if the leather interior is tough enough.

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subaru xv long-term test
22 Aug 2014

Subaru XV 2.0i-S – Long-Term – Week 6

After driving the Subaru XV off-road last week I’ve been left wondering whether I should get some vinyl wrap to keep it safe from scratches. Welcome to week 6.

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Subaru XV Long-Term - Week 5
15 Aug 2014

2014 Subaru XV 2.0i-S – Long-Term – Week 5

This week we took our 2014 Subaru XV 2.0i-S out into the bush and the cheeky thing cocked its wheel – that must make it a proper off-roader? Welcome to week 5.

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Practicalmotoring.com.au off-road with their long-term Subaru XV
08 Aug 2014

2014 Subaru XV 2.0i-S – long-term – Week 4

This week we took our 2014 Subaru XV 2.0i-S out into the bush and got it properly muddy – and it’s left us wanting to push it even harder off road. Welcome to week 4.

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Long-Term Toyota 86 - Welcome
06 Aug 2014

Toyota 86 long-term review – Welcome

Our Robert Pepper has owned his Toyota 86 for more than 12 months – so he knows what he likes and doesn’t like. Read his Toyota 86 long-term review.

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2014 Subaru XV 2.0i-S – week 3
01 Aug 2014

2014 Subaru XV 2.0i-S – week 3

Meet our rugged looking, all-wheel driving and very green, 2014 Subaru XV 2.0i-S – week 3.

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subaru xv long-term - week 2
25 Jul 2014

2014 Subaru XV 2.0i-S – Week 2

Meet our new team member, the rugged looking, all-wheel driving and very green, 2014 Subaru XV 2.0i-S – week 2.

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2014 Subaru XV long-term test
18 Jul 2014

2014 Subaru XV 2.0i-S long-term – week 1

Meet our new team member, the rugged looking, all-wheel driving and very green, 2014 Subaru XV 2.0i-S.

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Tony's getting frustrated about the headlights on his Hyundai i30 SR
12 May 2014

May 12: Hyundai i30 SR Long Term Review

Tony Bosworth is struggling with the headlights on his Hyundai i30 SR long termer. He says they’re not bright enough and he’s not the only one.

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Long-term Hyundai i30 SR
06 May 2014

May: Hyundai i30 SR long term review

It’s taken just six months for Tony Bosworth to clock-up 15,000km in the long term Hyundai i30SR and that’s led to its first full service at a miserly $219.

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The i30SR doesn't seem to be particularly efficient, and the lights aren't much chop either
04 Mar 2014

Week 6: Long-term Hyundai i30SR

Having to fill the SR up with fuel more than once a week is getting a bit wearing, says Tony Bosworth, who also returns to the issue of the weak headlights.

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Our Jeep Grand Cherokee's Forward Collision Warning seems a little too sensitive
04 Feb 2014

Week 2: Jeep Grand Cherokee long-term update

This report should have been all about the Jeep Grand Cherokee’s ability off-road, but Facebook and a niggle with one of the Jeep’s active safety measures got in the way, writes Isaac Bober.

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The Hyundai i30 SR's sat-nav is giving us some grief
02 Feb 2014

Week 5: Hyundai i30 SR long-term update

Week 5: Tony Bosworth wonders why our long-term Hyundai SR’s delivered him to an industrial estate when he was trying to get home.

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