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2018 Mazda6 GT vs Holden Commodore Calais-V Comparison Review

It’s a sign of how much times have changed, the fact we’re here comparing a Holden Commodore with a Mazda6, but here we are doing just that. While this is a comparison that would have been inconceivable just a few years ago, the two models are now surprisingly comparable, even …

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Sedan slugout: Subaru Impreza 2.0i Premium vs Honda Civic RS Review

Honda’s tenth-generation Civic has already stepped up to the plate to take on both Hyundai’s i30 and the Mazda 3 in our previous comparison reviews, now it’s time for the Civic RS sedan to go head to head with the 2018 Subaru Impreza 2.0i Premium sedan. With both cars being …

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2018 Toyota Camry SX V6 Review – A Family Car, A Sports Sedan

You can stop squinting your eyes. It’s the new Camry, I’m not joking. Yup, it looks good. Damn good. The librarian of the car world has drop its thick glasses for some party hats. How great is that? A quiet revolution is going on at Toyota. After decades of churning …

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2018 Kia Carnival Review – the Stylish People Mover

There are times when even a mammoth sized SUV sporting 7 seats won’t cut the mustard. Yes, you do get a total of 7 seats but that’s in a car originally designed to have 5 leaving the rear cramped for passengers and stripping away any storage space for cargo. Against …

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2018 Subaru Liberty 2.5i Premium vs Mazda6 Touring Comparison

Let’s say you’re after a somewhat sporty, somewhat premium sedan that’s nice to drive, nice to look at, is brimming with kit, won’t break the bank to keep it on the road, and costs under $37,000. If that’s your situation, there’s not really a lot out there to choose from. …

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2018 Jaguar XF Sportbrake S 30d Review

Despite station wagons being on the losing end of the battle with SUVs and the fact that us Aussies aren’t nearly as fond of diesel-powered passenger cars as the Europeans are, Jaguar has decided to launch a wagon variant of the XF, known in Jaguar speak as the Sportbrake, with …

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Hatchback battle – Honda Civic VTi-LX vs Hyundai i30 SR Premium

They don’t come closer matched than these two, they’re both top spec turbocharged petrol hatchbacks separated by a mere $900. The 20 minute around the block test drive the dealers provide isn’t going to be enough to split the hairs and make a solid decision, which is why we have …

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2018 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid Review

  What is it? Launched globally in 2016, the Ioniq is Hyundai’s first mainstream hybrid model and part of the brand’s push to introduce up to 15 eco-friendly cars to the market by 2020, consisting of a range of hybrids, plug-in hybrids, fully electric vehicles and even fuel cell vehicles. …

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2018 Subaru Liberty 2.5i and 3.6R Review

The Subaru Liberty has long established itself as a safe, sensible and dependable family sedan. Introduced in the 1980s, it became a household nameplate for many Australian families before the SUV boom came in and shifted things around. Nevertheless, the Liberty has retained the same formula through the generations, one …

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2018 Honda Odyssey VTi-L Review

Honda has taken the tried and tested approach of quality over quantity and applied it to their flagship people mover, the Honda Odyssey. Where the lower spec VTi can swallow up 8 people in total, the top spec Odyssey VTi-L will max out at 7. For those that want the …

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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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