Passenger Cars

2016 Lexus GS 200t F Sport Review

Japanese luxury carmaker, Lexus has expanded their mid-sized sports sedan range with the all new GS 200t. Boasting a more refined interior, plethora of technological upgrades and impressive dynamics, the all-new GS competes head-to-head with the best in the luxury car sector. The GS 200t made its entrance late in 2015 and replaces the …

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2016 Ford Mondeo Review

With the locally made Ford Falcon’s imminent departure, the latest Ford Mondeo is expected to take over the baton from its bigger brother, and the news is encouraging. The fourth-generation Mondeo arrived in Australia mid last year, but only in wagon and hatch body style. The sedan, which is available …

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2016 Lexus ES 300h Review

If you’re shopping for a mid-size luxury sedan around the $60-70k mark, you’ll be overwhelmed with options considering the sheer number of cars available in this popular segment. But if comfort and spaciousness are at the top of your priority then there is only one obvious choice – the Lexus …

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2016 Kia Optima Review – Optima GT

The third-generation Kia Optima that made its debut five years ago was a game changer for Kia. It proved the Korean company has come of age and is capable of producing world-class, not to mention stylish vehicles, at a reasonable price. It had good refinement, plenty of standard equipment and …

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2016 Audi A6 Review – A6 1.8 TFSI

The current Audi A6 mid-size sedan has been on sale since 2012, and in a car’s life cycle, it’s time for a refresh to keep sales going until the next-generation model comes along. 2016 sees the A6 updated with a facelift, extra features and new powertrains. Kicking off the three-tier …

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2016 Lexus IS 200t Review

Lexus has finally cast away its long serving 2.5-litre V6 like a pair of worn out shoes, replacing it with the company’s first turbocharged petrol unit. First made its debut under the chiseled body of the popular NX 200t SUV, the 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine in the IS 200t has …

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2015 Ford Focus Review

The Ford Focus is a car worthy of its accolades. Its 2015 debut brought all the best loved features to the table, while being wrapped up in a stylish new frame. Our Focus hatch came setup with the Sport package, this is Ford’s mid-level offering starting at a price of …

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2015 Audi A3 Sportback e-tron Review

The Audi A3 Sportback e-tron is Audi’s first plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV), and only the second premium brand after BMW (with its i3) to introduce a PHEV model locally. Unlike the distinctive i3, the A3 e-tron is virtually indistinguishable from any other A3 – a deliberate attempt, according to …

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2015 Chrysler 300 Review

When the Chrysler 300 first hit the market in 2005, there’s nothing quite like it in the segment. It’s big, brash and bold, with loads of space on offer and a powerful engine to boot. Its mix of gangster-inspired looks and splashes of chrome made it stood out from the …

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2015 Honda Accord Sport Hybrid Review

Honda has introduced its first hybrid Accord in Australia, featuring the company’s all-new hybrid powertrain from Honda’s Earth Dreams Technology series, which is set to be rolled out across the majority of the company’s alternative fuel models. Available solely as a highly specified variant, the Accord Sport Hybrid is – …

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2015 Toyota Camry Review

Toyota Camry, we have all heard about it. Some say it’s the ultimate “white good on wheels”, others think it’s soulless and boring. If excitement and fun-to-drive is what you are looking for, Camry would be the last word in your dictionary. But yet, Toyota has managed to move over …

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2015 Peugeot 308 GT Diesel Review

The resurgence of the hot hatch continues in earnest with a bewildering of models to choose from. Segment favourites include the Volkswagen Golf GTI, Renaultsport Megane R.S. and our current top pick – the Ford Focus ST. Amongst others, all of the above are petrol powered, which means that if …

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2015 Holden Cascada Convertible Review

After a short hiatus, Holden has returned to the land of drop-top motoring with the new mid-sized Holden Cascada convertible. Priced from $41,990 plus on-road costs, the European sourced, four-seater is well-equipped, affordable and quietly handsome. But in the typically fashion-conscious convertible segment, brand allure counts for a lot, much …

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2015 Hyundai i40 Series II Review

Hyundai’s recent push to go upmarket saw the launch of the i40 sedan and wagon range in 2012. Designed for European markets, the well-built and classy i40 is the Korean car maker’s ambitious take on the midsize segment, which is brimmed full of accomplished rivals. Going against the Mazda6, Ford …

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