Car Reviews

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

2023 Toyota Corolla Cross Atmos Hybrid AWD Review

Aren’t there enough SUVs on the market already? Not if you ask Toyota. It appears to be on a quest to fill every niche in a segment it kicked started with its own RAV4 in 1998. Designed to sit between the pint size Yaris Cross and highly popular RAV4, and …

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2023 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Veloce Review

The first thing that stroke me when I first set sight on the Alfa Romeo Stelvio was how pretty it looked. Like how David is a masterpiece of Italian Renaissance sculpture, the Stelvio is a paragon of automotive design in the SUV space. Both David and Stelvio have one thing …

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2023 Toyota GR86 GTS Manual Review

With interest rates biting harder than a deranged Pitbull, we are all trying to stretch our dollar further than ever before. But if you’re on a quest for some fun on a budget and don’t mind contributing to the country’s runaway inflation, then the Toyota GR86 should be high on …

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2023 Jeep Wrangler vs Jeep Gladiator: which is the one for you?

If you’re in the market for an iconic off-roader, the Jeep Wrangler is about as iconic as an off-roader can get. But there’s now a derivative of the Wrangler that may appeal to keener drivers – and adventurers. The Wrangler has grown a tub to become a pick-up truck, better …

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2023 Cupra Formentor VZe PHEV review

Meet Cupra. The latest automotive brand to hit the crowded Australian car market. The name is derived from the words ‘Cup Racing’ and is a nod at the brand’s glorious past in rallying. It also means copper in Latin, a trademark of the brand’s liberal use of copper highlights. Created …

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2023 Honda Civic VTi-LX vs Kia Cerato GT Comparison Review

Buyers are literally spoilt for choice in the small car segment, with almost every major brand having an entry in this popular category. There’re models geared toward practicality and space, and there’re also models that are a bit sportier. The latter is represented by cars like the Honda Civic hatch …

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2023 Nissan Navara PRO-4X Warrior Review

The ute segment is arguably the most progressive of all vehicle markets. What started out as a workhorse has evolved to become a lifestyle machine. During the week it gets work done, and on weekends it goes out of town seeking for the best camping ground or fishing spot. Owners …

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2023 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Review

The super sedan playground has always been a German establishment. For decades, the BMW M3, Mercedes-AMG C 63 and Audi RS 4 rule the space with their iron fists. Penetration is impossible, seemingly. Then in 2017 came a visitor from a relatively small company. The Germans took notice, the world …

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2023 Volkswagen Touareg 210TDI V6 R-Line Review

Cut price Audi Q7 or premium Volkswagen Touareg. That’s what we endeavour to find out with the 2023 Volkswagen Touareg 210TDI R-Line. Sitting at the top of the range, for now (until the arrival of the fire-breathing Touareg R), the luxury VW is priced from $117,540 before on-road costs, making …

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2023 Subaru WRX Sedan and Sportswagon Review

WRX – three letters synonymous with high performance all-wheel drive motoring, burst out of Subaru’s assault on the world of rallying in the early 90s. An acronym for World Rally Experimental, WRX and the rally vehicles which bore the name stirred up a cult following after consecutive championship victories by …

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2023 Peugeot 3008 GT Sport Review

Peugeot has given their second-generation 3008 five-seat SUV a facelift and it’s off to a flying start. The podgy predecessor has been left in the dust with the new frameless grille and aggressive lights both front and rear dialling up the styling stakes. And if you are a fan of …

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2023 Haval H6 GT Ultra AWD Review

There was a time when coupe-inspired SUVs were accessible only to those with deep pockets. Think of cars like the Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe, BMW X4, Audi Q5 Sportback and Porsche Macan, all of which cost nearly a hundred grand. But now, for half of the price you could get into …

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2023 Skoda Kodiaq RS turbo petrol review

Let’s face it, the Skoda Kodiaq RS is a fringe player when it comes to performance SUV, paling against its newer stablemate, the Volkswagen Tiguan R. But don’t let that stop you from putting it on your shopping list, because the 2023 Skoda Kodiaq RS is a car that oozes …

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2023 Lexus LX500d and LX600 Review

The 2023 Lexus LX is a majestic beast of a vehicle, bold and commanding on the road. It’s the kind of car that makes you feel like royalty as you cruise down the café strips of Toorak or Point Piper. But don’t let its regal exterior fool you – this …

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