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2017 BMW M2 Review

The BMW M2 is the entry point into the high performance M-badged BMW ownership. As the M3 coupe, now called the M4, has grown so much in size over the years, BMW saw the opportunity to slot in a smaller M coupe under the M4. To put it into perspective, the supposedly …

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2017 Toyota 86 Review – GTS 6-speed manual

Five years after Toyota’s 86 made its acclaimed debut, the popular rear-wheel drive sports coupe has been given a mid-life update that not only brings subtle revision to its styling, but also improved dynamics that will surely resonate with enthusiasts. Prices have increased marginally across the board, with the biggest …

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2017 Audi S4 Sedan Review

Audi’s S sub-brand has always impressed on delivering strong and accessible performance. Unlike full-blown RS models which can often be overwhelming on anywhere but a track, S-badged Audis can be fully enjoyed on the road without compromises on refinement and road manners. The new S4 is the latest member of the family …

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2017 Hyundai Elantra SR Turbo Manual Review

Reliability – Tick. Build quality – Tick. Design – Tick. Safety – Tick. Having ticked all those essential boxes, Hyundai is now working on ticking the final and hardest box yet – fun to drive. Dominated by the Europeans and Japanese, the affordable sports or performance car segment has never …

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2017 Jaguar XE S Review

There are three main reasons you would buy the new Jaguar XE. It’s not a BMW, it’s not a Mercedes and it’s not an Audi. Have a look around next time you’re on the road and count the number of Teutonic express you see. Countless. Exclusivity is what you get …

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2017 Subaru BRZ Review

Back in 2012 motoring enthusiasts the world over were overjoyed with the release of both the Subaru BRZ and Toyota 86. Finally, an affordable rear-wheel drive two door coupe had hit the market and it sold like hotcakes. Now 5 years later the facelifted models have hit showrooms loaded with …

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2017 Ford Focus RS Review

There’s a lot weighing down on the new Ford Focus RS. Not because its predecessor was hard to improve on, but because it’s such a late comer to the slew of new generation all-paw rockets. If it was to avoid come out second or third best, the Focus RS needs …

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2017 Ford Mustang GT Review – Is Build Quality Still an Issue?

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The sixth-generation Ford Mustang arrived with a bang last year. It started with over 1,200 confirmed orders and 15,000 registered keen buyers before the car even arrived in Australia. When it finally made it to our shores after almost two years since its debut, the queue was so long that …

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2017 Tesla Model S P90D Review

When a car maker calls its driving mode “Ludicrous” it must be dead serious about it. Found in the Tesla Model S P90D, Ludicrous mode transforms the electric car into the world’s quickest accelerating four-door sedan. We are talking zero to 100km/h in 3.0 seconds flat! And no, it’s not a wishful …

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2016 Mazda MX-5 1.5-litre Review

We are living in a world where we are spoilt for choice when it comes to fun driving machines. For those stepping up from game console into the real world, there are cars like the Peugeot 208 GTi and Ford Fiesta ST. At the other end of the spectrum there …

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2016 Peugeot 308 GTi 270 Review

After a 15-year absence, the GTi badge returns to the Peugeot 308 range with the launch of two 308 GTi models in Australia. Extensively developed by Peugeot Sport, the French car maker’s in-house motorsport division, the 308 GTi is the fourth road car project in three years following the RCZ …

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2016 Ford Mustang GT Convertible Review

The all-new 2016 Ford Mustang GT Convertible is currently the cheapest V8-powered open-top sports car you can buy in Australia. At $63,990 plus on-roads, the pony car costs almost $100k less than the next nearest V8 cabriolet. To step up from the Mustang without losing cylinders, you’ll be looking at …

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