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2019 Isuzu D-Max SX Cab Chassis Review – hi-vis not included

While dual-cab utes were once something you’d only ever see on farms or worksites, perceptions of these once-humble workhorses have shifted in recent years, with them now more of a status symbol used to tow boats and carry dirt bikes than a mere tradesman’s tool. Now, even utes positioned as …

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2019 Subaru Forester 2.5i Premium Review

If you are struggling to distinguish the 5th-generation Subaru Forester from its 4th-generation predecessor, that’s OK because this is the best Forester thus far from Subaru. Like the Impreza on which it is based, Subaru has spent the development money wisely, making big improvements where it counts. The new Forester …

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2019 Kia Sportage Si Premium Diesel AWD Review

The Kia Sportage has proven to be one of the more popular options for Australian families looking for a 5-seater SUV and for 2019 Kia is doubling down on the well received formula only making minor changes to the refreshed model throughout. Petrol and Diesel powerplants are available as well …

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2019 BMW X2 sDrive2.0i Review

The popularity of the SUV has seen all manufacturers expand their line ups to cater to the growing demand of buyers and BMW is aiming to grab the attention of those after a smaller sized premium SUV with the X2. Following BMW’s SUV nomenclature, the X2 is the sportier, coupe-like …

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2019 Kia Sorento Sport V6 Review – worth the step up?

It’s been about a year since the Kia Sorento received a major overhaul, and the heavily revised model has been doing well since the new version hit showrooms. The South Australian Police have taken on a fleet of them as general-duty cars, and exposure such as that seems to have …

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2019 Mazda CX-9 Azami FWD Review

Since its launch in late 2016, the second-generation Mazda CX-9 has thoroughly impressed with the performance and luxury it offers, and has laid the blueprint out for the design language and technology of Mazda’s wider range. But with the CX-9’s fabulous turbocharged engine now poached for the Mazda6 and CX-5, …

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2019 Honda HR-V RS Review – when sportiness meets practicality

We first got acquainted with the 2nd-generation Honda HR-V three years ago and as is customary at this stage of its life, the popular small SUV has been refreshed for 2019. Though as far as a facelift goes, the changes aren’t dramatic. However, look closely and you’ll notice a few …

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2019 Honda HR-V VTi-LX Review

For small sized SUVs to stand out from their peers they need to strike the right balance of design flair and well thought out features while keeping the accountants happy. Sure you could throw every single piece of available tech into a car like the Honda HR-V but you’d also …

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2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross ES Sport Edition Review

It’s only been a year since the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross first landed, but the range has already been given a re-jig for 2019, with the notable addition of an all-new model grade – the ES, now positioned below the LS as the new tip-in point to the range. To help …

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2019 Mazda MX-5 1.5L Roadster Review

This will be the third time I’ve jumped into Mazda’s MX-5 for a week of thrashing to decipher its secrets, only now I’ve finally managed to nab the one I was most excited for. It’s the base spec 1.5L Roadster with none of the bells and whistles and more importantly, …

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2019 Toyota Corolla Ascent Sport Hybrid Review

The Toyota Corolla is a bit like a set of jump leads – almost everyone has one in the garage, and if they don’t, they’ll know someone who does. I myself might not have ever owned a Corolla, but both my parents owned Corollas from the days of them being …

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