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2018 Alfa Romeo Giulia Review

I must admit I have never been so excited about a new car coming on to market since the Subaru Impreza WRX STi Coupe 22B of the late 90s. Until now. It’s been a long wait, but it’s finally here. The Alfa Romeo Giulia heralds the return of a much-missed …

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2018 Holden Commodore Calais-V V6 AWD Review

  Badge engineering is fraud with danger especially for a model as iconic as the Holden Commodore. History is littered with examples of this failed undertaking including the Nissan Bluebird-based Ford Pintara and Saab’s version of the Subaru Impreza wagon, the 9-2X. Holden of course, is no stranger to this …

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2018 Hyundai Sonata Premium 2.0T Review

  It seems like only yesterday when the new Hyundai Sonata was released but here it is again in 2018, receiving its first major facelift. With traditional sedans fast becoming as fashionable as a blancmange these days as consumer tastes shift to SUVs, there are still a significant number of …

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2018 Honda Jazz VTi-L Review

The challenge of designing and building a small hatchback certainly is no easy task. To start with, you’ve only a shoebox sized interior to stuff some measure of practicality into, then you have to sculpt what little panel work you have to work with into an appealing design and finally, …

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2018 Lexus CT 200h Review

The Lexus CT hybrid hatch has undergone its most extensive update yet since its debut in 2011. It ought to as the eight-year old model soldiers on as Lexus’ most affordable offering without a new-generation model anywhere in sight. Against a backdrop of booming compact premium car sales, with models …

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2018 Toyota Camry Ascent Review – Boring No More

The eighth-generation Camry represents a new era for Toyota in Australia in more ways than one. For a start, it doesn’t look like your grandmother’s favourite cardigan anymore and is the first fully imported (from Japan) Camry in Australia for nearly 30 years. With the thorough reinvention, the Camry has …

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2018 Renault Megane Wagon GT-Line Review

  You can count with one hand the number of wagons that are on offer from the more than sixty brands in Australia. And if you eliminated the less affordable premium marques, you are left with just the Renault Megane Wagon, Holden Astra Wagon, Volkswagen Golf Wagon and its twin-under-the-skin, …

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2018 Honda Civic Hatch VTi-L Orange Edition Review

The humble hatchback has become the jack of all trades in the car world. Once upon a time there used to be just three variations to choose from. The cheap one that only driving instructors bought, the sporty one that was no faster than the cheap one and finally the …

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2018 Renault Clio Review – French for fun

Not too long ago all that was required for a successful city car was an efficient zippy engine, the bare minimum of features and a turning circle tighter than your budget. Now with the rise of digital technology and its subsequent integration into all things automotive, the bar for a …

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2018 Renault Megane Sedan Review

The Megane is the most versatile model in Renault’s current line up, available in hatch, wagon and sedan form there’s a model for everyone. What we’ve got our hands on is the Megane Sedan in range-topping Intens guise. Tackling the small sedan market where there’s already healthy competition from rivals, …

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2018 Suzuki Swift Review

The Suzuki Swift is one of those cars that pops up all over the place, in the city, in the suburbs and out in country towns, the Swift calls all of these locations home and it’s little wonder why with a total of over 5 million Swifts roaming worldwide. That …

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2018 Suzuki Ignis Review

Suzuki knows what they’re good at and they stick to it, the Japanese company is comfortably at home in the small car market and their line up reflects this. In Australia we only get our hands on a small selection of what’s available and today we’re going to be putting …

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2018 Subaru Levorg GT-S Review

Within the Subaru line-up there’s no shortage of overlap between the models and no where is this more evident than with the Levorg. Silly name aside, the Levorg takes the performance DNA from the WRX and splices it with the practicality of the Liberty into a package that will have …

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2017 Renault Megane Wagon Review

There is a common misconception that if you need space, you buy an SUV. The truth is, quite often you will find more space in the back of a wagon than an SUV. If you don’t need the ground clearance and all-wheel drive (though wagon like the Subaru Levorg is …

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