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2020 Toyota RAV4 GXL Hybrid AWD Review

The Hybrid’s are becoming the norm and nowhere is this more apparent than with Toyota’s latest RAV4 where all grades except the top of the range Edge can be had with hybrid power. It’s the mid-spec GXL Hybrid All-Wheel Drive that we’ll be focusing on to see if the additional cost …

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2020 Holden Equinox LTZ AWD Review

The humble 5 seater SUV is the bread and butter of any major manufacturer which is why it’s so important to get the formula right. The competition is fierce and Holden has the Equinox representing them in this segment. We’ve got our hands on the upper spec LTZ with the …

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2019 Hyundai Elantra Sport Premium Review

Time and effort can reap amazing results when applied diligently and Hyundai has taken that exact approach with the Elantra. Starting off life in the 90’s as the sporting sedan in Hyundai’s line up, the latest version hasn’t strayed too far from the original formula. It’s the 2019 Elantra Sport …

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Ute Comparison: 2019 Holden Colorado vs Mitsubishi Triton Review

On the surface you’d be hard pressed to initially distinguish these two from one another as they each tick all the boxes needed for a capable dual cab 4×4 ute. Spend some time and dig a little deeper below the surface and you’ll see that even though they’re both built …

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2019 Hyundai Kona Electric Review – has petrol had its time?

Hyundai seem to have really committed to an all electric future by offering both the Kona and Ioniq with completely electric powertrains and it’s the Kona that’s the company’s flagship in this space. They’re marketing the Kona Electric as a long term cost saving green machine that could save you …

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2019 Nissan Qashqai Ti Review

It was almost 6 years ago that we saw the Qashqai hit our shores and roll onto the roads of Australia, the oddly named compact SUV from Nissan went on to sell well thanks to its well thought out overall package and handsome appearance. Now in 2019 we need to …

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2019 Mitsubishi Triton GLS Automatic Review

Upper spec dual cab utes these days need to strike the right balance between being the capable and reliable workhorse throughout the week while still providing the comfort and safety expected of a family car for the weekend. Often the end result feels thrown together as an afterthought. Well Mitsubishi …

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2019 Nissan Pathfinder ST+ 4WD Review

Aging it may be, the Nissan Pathfinder is not out of touch, yet. Big seven seater SUVs bring a lot to the party for today’s active family, mix in 4WD and you end up with a jack of all trades machine that’s as comfortable on the school run as it …

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2019 Mini Cooper Clubman Review

Cars brimming with character are far and few in between making them somewhat of a rarity. This makes the ones that unabashedly flaunt their style stand out all that much more. The latest 2019 Mini Cooper Clubman starts off at an accessible $37,900 plus on-road costs which becomes all that …

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2019 Suzuki Vitara Review – Series II Turbo AllGrip

When it comes to picking a decent name for their models Suzuki have come through with the goods for the Vitara Turbo AllGrip, with a name like that you’d expect it to be some sort of Group B rally monster rather than a civilized urban SUV. The Vitara is a …

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2019 Suzuki Jimny GLX Manual Review

It’s refreshing to come across a car that’s focused and knows exactly what it was built to do rather than a jack of all trades that lacks identity. The 2019 Suzuki Jimny, like all of its predecessors, is built to get down and dirty off-road where it can take advantage …

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2019 Holden Acadia LT AWD Review

When it comes to 7 seater SUVs there’s two different types commonly found. The first and more prevalent is the adapted 5 seater SUV that’s sacrificed some luggage space for a third row. These may have 7 seats but that third row is sized for children which strips capability away …

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2019 Holden Colorado LTZ DualCab 4×4 Review

First impressions are important, mess up you’ll have your work cut out for you to set things right. It’s been over twenty years since I was first introduced a dual cab ute, it was my father’s company work car that we used for a holiday up to the Gold Coast …

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