Car Reviews

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

2017 Subaru BRZ Review

Back in 2012 motoring enthusiasts the world over were overjoyed with the release of both the Subaru BRZ and Toyota 86. Finally, an affordable rear-wheel drive two door coupe had hit the market and it sold like hotcakes. Now 5 years later the facelifted models have hit showrooms loaded with …

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2017 Mazda CX-9 GT AWD Review

Up until the arrival of the second generation Mazda CX-9, there wasn’t a car in the mainstream seven seater SUV segment that I would describe as beautiful. The 2017 Mazda CX-9 though, deserves that praise in every single way. I mean just look at it. The curves, the lines and …

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2017 Jaguar XF Review – XF Portfolio 25t

The Jaguar XF is arguably one of the most important models in the company’s passenger car portfolio as it was the XF that revitalised the struggling brand from oblivion in 2007, after years of producing ho-hum products under Ford’s ownership. It was the trailblazer model that shaked off Jaguars ‘old fashion’ …

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2017 Lexus RX 450h Review

The Lexus RX started life in 1997 as a mid-size crossover offering car-like comfort and driving attributes in a roomy high-riding body. It’s the first compact SUV in the luxury space, says Lexus. And they might be right. Excluding the Range Rover, which is much larger, there really was nothing …

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2017 Volvo S90 Review – T6 Inscription AWD

With the Volvo XC90 SUV a runaway success, Volvo’s march to greater heights continues unabated with the closely related S90 luxury sedan; the company’s best attempt yet at cracking the premium executive sedan market dominated by the Germans. Essentially a successor to the S80 (yes, remember that one?), the 2017 …

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2017 Kia Cerato Sedan S Premium Review

Kia is well known for producing practical and capable cars for those on a budget while offering an extensive feature list without the price for their top end models. Their new euro inspired styling is really helping to bring the whole package together and raise the brand’s profile overall. We’re taking …

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2017 Infiniti QX30 GT Premium Review

Some relationships are doomed to end in heartbreak and tears; like the one between a shiny new 20-inch alloy wheel and the kerb, while others are more amicable; like the one between Nissan – Infiniti’s parent company – and Mercedes-Benz. Since jumping into bed together in 2010, the partnership has …

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2017 Hyundai Santa Fe ’30’ Special Edition Review

How do you keep a five-year-old model fresh with minimal spending? Make a special edition. That’s what Hyundai has done to its Santa Fe seven-seat SUV. But the Korean carmaker has one more reason to rejuvenate its flagship crossover – the brand is commemorating its 30 years in Australia. Limited to just …

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2017 Holden Trailblazer LTZ Review

Holden’s latest SUV and replacement for the Colorado 7 arrives with a new name, Trailblazer. Utilising the same underlying platform as the outgoing model and the current Colorado ute, we check out the Trailblazer to see if Holden has adapted the Colorado platform to suit the more refined SUV marketplace. …

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2017 Mazda 6 Sedan Review – Atenza Diesel

Premium looks without premium price. That’s the best way to describe the third-generation Mazda 6 midsize sedan. To us, it is NOT one of, but THE best looking sedan in its class. Already on the market since 2012, the four-year-old design is everything but dated, a testament to the company’s solid …

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