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

2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit Diesel Review

The Jeep Grand Cherokee is one of Australia’s most popular SUVs, and it’s not hard to see why. When we drove the 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland, we loved its driveability, off-road abilities and the long list of standard equipment. With the range starting at just $43,000, this soundly engineered SUV hits …

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2014 Lexus IS 300h Review

The Lexus IS 300h completes the last piece of the jigsaw in the Japanese premium marque’s hybrid offerings. Every model in the Lexus’ line up now has a petrol-electric variant, as the brand hopes for hybrid models to make up half of its total sales. The IS 300h is the …

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2014 Holden Barina RS Review

The Holden Barina RS is the latest addition to the company’s city hatchback. Joining the lineup as the sports model, the RS’ extra punch comes from a 1.4-litre turbocharged 4-cylinder petrol engine pinched from the locally made Holden Cruze. It produces 103 kW of power at 4,300 rpm and 200 …

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2014 Nissan Pathfinder Review

The last-generation Nissan Pathfinder was an unapologetically rugged SUV, with genuine rock climbing and mud crawling abilities. Built on a tough ladder-frame chassis shared with the Nissan Navara work horse, it came with a full set of low range gears and lockable diff. Its off-road abilities meant refinement and comfort …

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2014 Kia Optima Review

When it was first launched in 2011, the Kia Optima was a game changing model not only for the once cheap, and well…. not much else really, Korean brand, but for the segment it competes in. It brought style to the affordable mass market mid-size sedans and with it, confidence …

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2014 Ford Focus ST Review

The Ford Focus ST is one of the household names when it comes to hot hatches. Along with the Volkswagen Golf GTI they define the best recipe to inject performance into a mainstream hatchback. Now in its third generation, the new ST – for Sports Technologies – is set to …

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2014 Fiat Panda Easy and Trekking Review

Panda – a large, adorable bear-like animal from the forests of China, high on the endangered species list. Fiat Panda – a five door, compact minivan-like automobile built in a Polish factory with a range of two- and four-cylinder petrol and diesel engines, potentially high on the endangered species list. …

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2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 Review

Pulling off the perfect crime requires not only the right men for the job, but also some serious getaway power. As important as the heist itself, a clean getaway ensures all those hard work is not wasted. But if it all goes to hell, how fast you flee would determine …

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2013 Alfa Romeo Giulietta QV Review

Back in the old days, Alfa Romeos could be sold on looks alone. But those days are long gone. Now the Italian company wants their cars to be known for their sophistication, technology and driving fun. And, the new Giulietta is sent off for this mission. From the outset, the five-door …

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