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

2013 Peugeot 208 Active Review

The official press release for the Peugeot 208 reads: Re-Generation. It is an apt description, as the previous two-generations of the little Peugeot had been rather forgettable efforts, with each generation getting heavier while at the same time, losing the driveability of their fondly remembered predecessor, the 205. So, like …

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2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Review

There is nothing more quintessentially American than a Jeep, with a heritage that stretches back to 1941 when the first Willys MB Jeep was produced for the US Army. It played a significant role in mobilising the troops during World World II. In 1945, it evolved into the civilian version, …

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2012 Chrysler 300 3.6L V6 Review

When the first generation Chrysler 300C was introduced in 2004, its unorthodox ‘gangster-car’ styling won over a few fans in the luxury car segment, especially those who frequent the notorious party strip of King’s Cross in Sydney. With high shoulder line and small glass house, it cuts a menacing figure …

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2013 Volkswagen Passat Alltrack Review

The Volkswagen Passat is one of the most popular models in the German brand’s line-up. Well over 15 million Passats have found homes in the last four decades. Its enduring quality and wide range of variants has no doubt been the main contributing factor. To increase its appeal further, Volkswagen …

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2013 Mitsubishi Mirage Review

The Mitsubishi Mirage is back in Australia to replace the Colt, and compete in the city car segment with the likes of Nissan Micra, Suzuki Alto and the Volkswagen up! . It is a nameplate that should be familiar with Australians, as the last Mirage that sold here in 2004 …

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2012 Kia Sorento Review

Riding on the burgeoning wave of mid-sized SUVs, Kia recently updated its popular Sorento that first hit the market in 2009 – an update that is needed to see off fresh threats that have emerged onto the field. Segment favourites like the Ford Territory and Toyota Kluger, have all been face-lifted …

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2013 Opel Astra GTC Sport Review

The Astra has been a familiar nameplate in Australia, at least when it was sold under the Holden brand up until 2009 when the Cruze replaced the Astra as Holden’s new small car. So for 2013, Holden’s sister brand under the General Motors umbrella, Opel, returns to Australia with big …

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2012 Mitsubishi Challenger Review

New Year’s resolution – we make one almost every year, and just like every other years, they turned into dissolution. Nevertheless, that doesn’t stop us from making yet a new one year after year, even if we promised ourselves never to make another that we know we won’t be able …

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2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Review

The Mitsubishi Outlander has always been a car high on the list for anyone looking to purchase a midsize SUV. It is car liked for its tough, go anywhere attributes and space for the whole family. Now in its third iteration, the 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander is not just an all-new …

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2012 Volkswagen up! Review

The city car is a relatively new concept in traditionally large car loving Australia. But with increasing pressure from sky-rocketing petrol prices and ever tightening emissions control, the sub-light segment is gradually gaining traction in the local automotive landscape. Design & Comfort The Volkswagen up! is the German brand’s first …

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2012 Honda Insight Review

The move to greener and more fuel efficient cars in the last decade has seen almost every car manufacturer now offering at least some sort of hybrid model in its line-up. Toyota was among the first to jump into this bandwagon with the Prius in 1997. Since then, the word …

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2012 Volkswagen CC Review

A family sedan used to be a box with four doors and a large boot, and it largely still is…. for most. But for those who refuse to join the sea of bland on our roads and want a stylish and sophisticated package, there’s the latest Volkswagen CC. There are …

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2012 Hyundai Santa Fe Review

The previous generation Hyundai Santa Fe was an ordinary SUV that does the job for most things it was designed to do. It’s big, it tows well, it goes okay as long as you keep it on-road, and it’s well priced. Now there is an all-new model and unlike the …

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