Car Reviews

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

2016 Suzuki Baleno Review

The Suzuki Baleno is Back! The last time the Baleno was in Suzuki’s showroom, John Howard was our prime minister and ‘Can’t Fight the Moonlight’ by LeAnn Rimes was the chart topper. That was 2001, in case you are wondering. In between, the Japanese brand has been trying to convince …

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2016 Audi A4 Avant Review

There is something about the Audi A4 Avant. Unlike the BMW 3 Series Touring and Mercedes-Benz C Class Estate, in the Audi you don’t feel like you’re driving a boot, neither do you feel like you’re announcing domestication to the world. Instead, you drive the A4 wagon with pride, for …

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2016 Subaru Levorg Review

According to Subaru, the Mark 4 Liberty GT wagon is much missed, so much so that the firm has dusted off the Liberty’s old template and remolded it into the oddly named Levorg. First previewed as a concept at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show, the car’s name comes from a …

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2016 Honda Accord Review

Honda has given its mid-size Accord sedan a much needed facelift for 2016, and it couldn’t have come soon enough. The current generation Accord hasn’t had much success in a class it once rule, with sales figures trailing the Mazda 6, Subaru Liberty, Toyota Camry and Ford Mondeo. By all …

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2016 Toyota Corolla Hybrid Review

The new Toyota Corolla Hybrid must seem like the answer to a closeted greenie’s diligent prayers, marrying Toyota’s proven hybrid technology with a conventional hatchback that is as distinct as a bathroom tap. It is the fifth hybrid model in Toyota’s local green brigade, joining the Camry, Prius, Prius C …

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2016 Land Rover Discovery Sport Si4 SE Review

When we drove the diesel Land Rover Discovery Sport earlier this year, we liked its on and off road versatility, handsome styling and smart packaging. We were, however, not that impressed by the aging diesel powertrain. And while we wait to try out the new much improved “Ingenium” range of …

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2016 Audi Q7 TDI 160 Review

When Audi launched its second generation Q7 SUV late last year, it nudged the $100k mark with a sticker of $103,900. And that’s before you add in all the options that should’ve been standard items. With entry to the BMW X5 and Range Rover Sport at just over $80k and …

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2016 Kia Picanto Si Review

The micro-car segment is a micro segment in Australia, with less than a handful of players – chief amongst them, the Mitsubishi Mirage and Suzuki Celerio. Nissan quietly dropped the Micra from its lineup earlier this year. According to Kia, the segment represents less than 1 per cent of the …

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2016 Skoda Superb Review – 162TSI and 140TDI

Amongst the broad mix of mid-sized passenger cars, the Skoda Superb is often overlooked. Its awkward design isn’t always everyone’s cup of tea and the Skoda brand – one of the world’s oldest car company – just doesn’t spring up in people’s mind when they are thinking of their next car. But that might change …

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