24 Nov 2013

Peugeot Partner HDi Road Test Review

It’s long been a tradition amongst car manufacturers to take a crowbar to a car, ease the windows out, pull the rear seats up, slap a few big doors on, and then sell it as a light van version. Sometimes this worked rather well, and sometimes it clearly didn’t. The

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It's tough and popular but the Navara ST-X 550 is short on performance.
21 Nov 2013

Nissan Navara ST-X 550 First Drive Review

With its sharp looking design, inside and out, and its off-road ability, the D40 Navara appealed to those looking for a dual-cab that could serve the, and pardon the pun, dual purpose of being a weekday workhorse and weekend warrior. Bigger, more comfortable, and a lot more refined than its D22 sibling, and plenty of its competitors too, the D40 Navara has built up a legion of followers.

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The new WRX has been revealed at the LA Motor Show
21 Nov 2013

New WRX breaks cover at LA Motor Show

After a week or two of pictures and information being leaked on the internet, the new generation WRX has broken cover today at the Los Angeles Auto Show, featuring a new engine, technology and styling.

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New MINI launches at Oxford, UK production plant
19 Nov 2013

New MINI launched

The new MINI made its worldwide debut yesterday at MINI’s UK production plant in Oxford and features all-new vehicle architecture, refreshed design and a range of new engines.

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New Honda Accord is smaller than before, but is it as good as a Mazda6?
15 Nov 2013

Honda Accord First Drive

In the past, Honda put the Accord up against the Falcon, Commodore and Aurion, but now they say it’s fighting in the category below. In any event, it makes a viable alternative to the full-sized cars, says Paul Murrell.

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Vintage Adventurer sets off on Ocean2Ocean Challenge
14 Nov 2013

Vintage Adventurer to set new driving record

Australia’s ‘Vintage Adventurer’ Rod Wade is making a second attempt at setting a new world record for driving a pre-war car from New York to California next week.

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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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Is Hyundai's current finance offering worth the bother?
12 Nov 2013

Hyundai Finance by the numbers

We’ve all heard of buying a TV or fridge and not having to pay a cent until next year, but Hyundai has taken it a step further this month with a no-deposit-no-payment-until-2015 deal on any new Hyundai. The question is, do the figures stack up, and is there a catch? Tony Bosworth investigates.

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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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11 Nov 2013

Jacky Ickx: ‘winning Bathurst for me was important’

Jacky Ickx is one of the all time great racing drivers with 25 podium finishes in F1, six wins at Le Mans, a win in the Dakar Rally in 1983 and, unforgettably, winner in 1977 of Bathurst with Allan Moffat. Paul Murrell caught up with him on his flying visit to Australia for the launch of the new VW Golf GTI.

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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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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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17 Oct 2013

Holden’s future hangs in the balance

The future of Holden hangs in the balance. According to some pundits, the recent job and production cuts mark the beginning of the end for the iconic Australian manufacturer. On the other hand, it isn’t the first time forecasters have predicted oblivion for the company.

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08 Oct 2013

2014 Subaru XV review

The Subaru XV combines impressive rough-road ability with decent on-road manners, says Isaac Bober.

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