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2018 Subaru WRX Review

The soundscape emanating from Australian roads just wouldn’t be the same without the familiar grunty burble left behind by Subaru’s infamous boxer engines. The most recognisable and prominent being the heart of multiple generations of WRX, initially starting off as a hotted up Impreza and ultimately parting ways. The WRX …

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2017 Honda CR-V VTi-L Review

The introduction and subsequent domination of SUVs into the family car market arose from families who desired more than their 5 seater wagon or sedan could provide. The natural upgrade available came in the form of four-wheel-drive where its extra row of seats and higher driving position proved to be …

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2017 Hyundai i30 Review – SR Premium vs Premium, Petrol vs Diesel

To the untrained eye both these top spec Hyundai i30’s come across as nigh on identical. Priced identically at $33,950 excluding on-road costs, both the diesel-powered Premium and petrol-motivated SR Premium have 1.6-litre four cylinder turbocharged engines, the exact same body and even the names are practically similar. So why is it worth …

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Meet the Top 5 Best Sounding Engines [video]

Throughout the development process of any engine, engineers focus their talents on extracting all the power possible from the liquefied dinosaur remains we now call petrol and use as fuel. They’ve tried all manner of engine configurations over the years and in some cases the end result is a technological …

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2017 Mazda CX-3 Neo Automatic Review

The CX-3 is Mazda’s baby SUV from their CX designated SUV lineup sitting alongside the CX-5 and CX-9. It’s an easy mistake to assume each model is the same albeit in a larger or smaller size but that’s not the case at all. They all come with their own charming …

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2017 Kia Sportage GT-Line Diesel Review

The mid sized SUV market is getting jam packed with more viable choices than ever before and it’s the Sportage GT-Line from Kia that we’ll be taking a closer look at. The GT moniker implies the Sportage has the ability to cover vast distances in comfort, with Australia’s less than …

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2017 Mazda CX-5 Maxx Sport AWD 2.5-litre Petrol Review

Mazda’s CX-5 has been king of the mid sized SUV’s for some time now, which has presented them with the dilemma of how to update the crowd favourite without departing from a working formula. The solution comes in the form of minor improvements everywhere with no drastic alterations to the …

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Next Generation Commodore tuned for Australian roads

Holden’s engineering team are wrapping up their steering and suspension tuning in order to ensure the next generation Commodore is capable of tackling the rougher tougher Australian roads it’ll call home. It was through the Victorian Alps that the engineering team managed to collectively clock up over 100,000 kilometers of …

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Nissan introduces Navara N-Sport Black Edition

The N-SPORT Black Edition sits at the peak of Nissan’s Navara lineup, only available on the top spec Navara ST-X Dual Cab 4×4, the N-SPORT Black Edition combines black styled elements in a limited run of 500 units. Settings the N-SPORT Black Edition apart from the ST-X is the inclusion …

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