Car Reviews

Test drives and in-depth reviews of some of the most popular new cars currently on the market today.

2020 Toyota GR Supra GTS Review

I grew up with cars in the 90’s, an era widely regarded as the golden era of fun cars. Think BMW E36 M3, Ford Sierra RS Cosworth, Alfa Romeo GTV, Dodge Viper, Mitsubishi Lancer Evo… the list is endless. That era was particularly interesting in Japan, for it’s the decade …

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2020 BMW X1 LCI sDrive18d Review

Driving a premium car is always quite special. It doesn’t matter if it performs the same basic function as a mainstream model, or that it’s no more powerful than its much cheaper equivalent, because it has that coveted badge – and in this case a BMW badge – you immediately …

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2020 Renault Megane R.S. Trophy Review

How hot do you like your fried chicken? Mild, medium, hot, really freaking hot? What if we could also choose the intensity of our hot hatches? Well, with the new Renault Megane R.S., we can. You choose from Sport, Cup, Trophy and Trophy-R, with incremental hotness from Sport to Trophy-R. …

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2020 Lexus RC F Track Edition Review

Slapping a Track Edition badge on a car is no easy task. Usually this involves extracting more power, reducing weight, strengthening the chassis, firming up the suspension and improving aerodynamics. If done right, the end product should be a couple of notches quicker, louder and sharper. And if the company’s …

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2020 Lexus RX 300 F Sport Review

When we first drove the current fourth-generation Lexus RX back in 2016, we liked its bold design, ride comfort and luxurious features. For 2020, Lexus has given the mid-size SUV a top-to-bottom refresh, with the aim of further boosting its appeal in this increasingly competitive passenger car segment. The 2020 …

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2020 Toyota Granvia VX Review – the 8-seater Luxury Bus

While seven-seater SUVs are great for hauling the family plus the neighbour’s kids around town, for the ultimate people transport, nothing beats the minivan, or people mover as it’s most appropriately known. There are a few options available in Australia, with varying sizes to suit families’ needs. But if you …

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2020 BMW 118i M Sport Review – entry-level goodness

What we have here, the all-new 2020 BMW 118i, is one of the most controversial BMWs to hit the market in a while, not because of its oversized grille or price increase but the 1 Series move from a unique-to-its-class rear-drive layout to the MINI derived front-drive UKL platform. Purists …

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2020 Volvo S60 T5 Review – 5 reasons to buy

It was a brave move for Volvo to introduce the S60 sedan when the highly competitive mid-sized luxury sedan segment is being squeezed almost into oblivion by luxury SUVs. But while the numbers are down, there are still a significant number of anti-SUV buyers that prefer the good old fashion …

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2020 Mazda CX-5 Touring AWD Review

The Mazda CX-5 mid-size SUV has been consistently picking out the top spot in its segment. In one of the most competitive categories with no fewer than 10 players, the CX-5’s popularity among SUV buyers begs the question – what’s the CX-5’s magic? That’s what we are here to explore. …

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2020 Jaguar E-Pace P250 R-Dynamic S Review

It’s been two years since Jaguar introduced its baby SUV, the E-Pace locally and in the intervening years, we’ve had plenty of new metals coming into arena, including the new BMW X1, Audi Q2, as well as Jaguar Land Rover’s own second-generation Evoque. As a refresh, the E-Pace is the …

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2020 Tesla Model 3 Performance Review

The Model 3 is Tesla’s electrical vehicle for the masses. Priced from ‘just’ $66,000 plus on-road costs it is the least expensive Tesla currently on sale in Australia and plays in the one of the most important and largest premium passenger car segments, the compact luxury sedan. This means the …

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2020 Toyota RAV4 GX Hybrid AWD Review – 5 reasons to buy

It is the SUV that started it all back in 1994. Yes, you have the Toyota RAV4 to thank for the proliferation of what is now the most popular genre in the automotive world. Sixteen years on, the SUV line up from all manufacturers are stronger than ever, with some …

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2020 Peugeot 308 GT Review

With no fewer than 10 players, the hatchback market is one of the hottest segments in Australia. Buyers can choose from one of the safer (or less exciting) options such as the dominant Toyota Corolla and Hyundai i30, or the more stylish but still common models like the Mazda 3 …

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2020 Nissan Leaf Review – EV for the masses

The Nissan Leaf is the Corolla of the electric vehicle (EV) world. It gets you from point A to point B in the most practical, sensible way. It’s not very interesting to look at. And it’s cheap to own and run. Yes, Tesla’s are cool. Yes, the Hyundai Ioniq does …

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