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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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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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2017 Honda Civic Hatch Review

No, it’s not the Type R. But the new Honda Civic Hatch certainly does look like a hot hatch. It’s been far too long we needed a boldly styled, unrestrained and youthful Honda that the average Joe could buy, a Honda that harks back to its glory days of the …

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2017 Holden Astra Sedan LTZ Review

Almost a decade has passed since we last saw the Holden Astra Sedan name in Australia. Now, the name returns and replaces the locally built Holden Cruze which production ended in October 2016. With such well built and optioned rivals as the Toyota Corolla, Mazda 3, Honda Civic and Hyundai Elantra, …

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2017 Hyundai i30 SR Manual Review

Despite the meteoric rise and our love affair with high-riding SUVs, the humble hatchback is still a significant player in our market with the Toyota Corolla, Mazda3 and Hyundai i30 regularly making up the top three models on the overall monthly sales chart. But like almost all other segments, it …

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