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

2013 Volkswagen Golf 7 Review

How do you improve on a car that already sets the benchmark for others to follow? Load it with even more features and enhance its dynamics, safety and fuel efficiency without costing any more. Welcome to the all-new 2013 Volkswagen Golf 7. As more and more Australians are deserting large …

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2013 Holden VF Commodore Evoke Review

I approached the Holden VF Commodore Evoke with slight melancholy, because I know this gleaming new car will be the last of its line – the last truly indigenous Commodore. Like the Sumatran Tiger which has fewer than 400 in the wild, the Commodore is high on the automotive endangered …

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2013 Holden Colorado 7 Review

The highly competitive urban SUV segment in Australia is getting increasingly crowded, especially with the launch of yet another newcomer – the 2013 Holden Colorado 7. But wait, the Colorado 7 is, more appropriately, a full size SUV aimed at competing with it, not in it. That’s because, unlike other SUVs …

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2013 Volkswagen Beetle Review

Photos by: Dario Duno The Volkswagen Beetle is one of the brand’s oldest models. The original was launched in 1938 and has since sold more than 22 million units worldwide. It was “the people’s car” – simple, affordable and dynamically robust. Unlike its humble forebear, the latest generation Volkswagen Beetle …

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2013 Mitsubishi ASX 2.2 Diesel Automatic Review

The Mitsubishi ASX 1.8 Diesel Manual we tested last year was a competent little number that comes with a sprightly engine mated to a smooth shifting six-speed manual. There is technically nothing wrong with the drivetrain, except the Australian motoring public’s affinity with automatic transmission. Available only as a manual, …

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2013 Holden Barina Review

Sometimes as car testers, we seemed to forget that not everyone is as critical as we are when it comes to cars, just like food critics forget that not everyone gets annoyed if the skin on the roast potatoes isn’t the right shade of brown, or the spring onions are …

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2013 Holden Cruze CD and CDX Review

The small car segment is arguably one of the most hotly contested markets in the car industry and not without good reasons. With almost every major car maker in the game, some offering models starting at just below the $20k mark, buyers are spoilt for choice. The expectations are high …

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2013 Holden Volt Review

Electric cars aren’t new. In fact, the first electric vehicle was created around 1890, when an American with the name of William Morrison installed an electric motor into a six-passenger wagon. It had a top speed of 23km/h. But with cheap oil in abundance, the electric vehicle didn’t get much …

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2013 Volkswagen Touareg 150TDI Review

Since the first Volkswagen Touareg was introduced in 2003, it has built up a reputation as an all-rounded SUV with proper off-road capability while retaining good road manners. It does all this without the boxy shape so common of other full size offroaders at this price range. Building on this …

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Opel Astra Review: 2013 Astra OPC

Photos by: Dario Duno Australians are spoiled for choice when it comes to affordable performance. There are no less than 10 models to choose from, all costing less than fifty big ones, from the Toyota 86 to the benchmark of the current hot-hatch crop, the Renault Mégane RS265. It also …

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2013 Kia Cerato Sedan Review

The Kia Cerato is one of the Korean brand’s most successful models, selling in excess of 2.5 million worldwide since its debut in 2004. Locally, although the Kia Cerato rarely appears on the top ten sales podium, it is a significant model for the company in the booming C-segment dominated …

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