The BMW 116i is a quality package but it's priced a little high
09 Feb 2014

BMW 116i Review

The BMW 116i may be an entry-level model as far as BMW is concerned but it doesn’t have an entry-level price. Tony Bosworth asks if the five-door hatchback represents good value for money, and does it really deliver the goods?

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Mazda introduces capped price servicing to coincide with release of new Mazda3
24 Jan 2014

Mazda rolls out capped price servicing

Mazda has finally succumbed to the push for capped priced servicing and reconsiders its mandatory six-month service demands. The company hasn’t made it clear how this impacts existing owners.

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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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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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Frankfurt Motor Show
10 Nov 2013

The A-Z of the Frankfurt Motor Show

It’s reckoned to be the world’s biggest and glitziest car show, and Frankfurt certainly didn’t disappoint this time round as the wraps were taken off a host of new and exciting cars, many of which are headed this way, reports Tony Bosworth.

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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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The Nissan Almera is a sensible small car with the space of a medium car.
11 Oct 2013

Nissan Almera First Drive

If you’re in the market for a highly sensible new car with all the attributes of a small car but the space and practicality of a mid-size car, the Nissan Almera almost stands alone. You’ll miss out on a few of life’s little luxuries, but you shouldn’t get too many complaints from the back seat.

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Kia Sorento offers refinement and standard-fit seven seats.
10 Sep 2013

Kia Sorento First Drive

Overall, the Sorento 3.5 Si 2WD is a nice competent seven-seater that rides and handles well, has a grunty and refined drivetrain, and a decent amount of standard features. It’s the perfect alternative to some of the pricier seven-seaters on the market, but for families that like to get their feet dirty, you’ll need to pay more for the 4WD variant.

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New Honda CR-V is more practical but a little more grunt wouldn't go astray.
10 Sep 2013

Honda CR-V First Drive

The new Honda CR-V may not exactly get the blood pumping, but by every measure it offers more of what you want and need, and less of what you don’t. It’s a conjuring trick that Honda’s designers and engineers can be proud of.

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