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2013 Peugeot 208 GTi Review

The Peugeot 208 GTi has a lot on its shoulders. Not only does it have to face stiff competition from the Ford Fiesta ST and Renault Clio RS, it is also charged with reenacting the brilliance of the iconic 205 GTI in the 80s, which was tarnished by the 206 …

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2013 BMW Z4 Review

The last BMW Z4 wasn’t quite sporty enough to challenge the Porsche Boxter, nor comfortable enough to cruise ahead of the Mercedes SLK. It was confused with what it wanted to be. And the controversial ‘flame surfacing’ design philosophy courtesy of Mr.Bangle didn’t help either. Meet the new Z4. The …

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2013 Chrysler 300 STR8 Core Review

Imagine a duffle bag stuffed full of fire crackers. Now, imagine throwing the bag into a cave and lighting it up. That’s what you get when you jab the Start button on the Chyrsler 300 SRT8 Core. The 6.4-litre HEMI V8 awakens with a thunderous roar that’s enough to set …

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2013 Holden Commodore SSV Redline Review

Back in September, we drove the 2013 Holden VF Commodore SSV and were impressed by its sharp handling, quality and unbeatable value for money. It didn’t take too long before we find ourselves getting behind the wheel of its high performance cousin, the SSV Redline, to find out just how …

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2013 Honda CR-Z Review

The Honda CR-Z is one of those cars with a ‘world first’ claim by its maker under its belt – the world’s first hybrid sports car. When we tested the 2012 model, we were impressed with the car’s handling and fuel economy. Since then, Honda has given the car a …

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2013 Holden Commodore SSV Review

Car makers these days pay a great deal of attention on lower emissions, better fuel efficiency, reduced weight and smaller displacement engines. Of course at the top of the crop there are still big powered V8 saloons but they don’t change hands for anything under six figures. Fortunately, that’s not …

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2014 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X Twin-clutch SST Review

Photos by: Dario Duno This is the 2014MY Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X MR. Yes, I know. I wish I could say it’s all-new too, but it isn’t. Besides the “new” mildly revised front bumper…. And the “new” coloured multi-information display…. And the “new” chunkier side skirts…. And the “new” body …

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2013 Peugeot RCZ Review

The Peugeot RCZ coupé was released in 2009 and helped replenish the brand with some much needed sportiness since the days of the Peugeot 205 GTi back in the 80s. It was designed to be the company’s halo model, a car that is not aimed at selling in volumes but …

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2012 Renault Sport Megane R.S. 265 Review

Renault has always pushed the boundaries when it comes to hot hatches. In 2009 the striped-out Megane R26R set the fastest lap time for a front-wheel-drive car around the famous Nurburgring. Now they have done it again with the new Megane RS265 with a lap record of 8 minutes and 8 …

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2012 Hyundai Veloster SR Turbo Manual Review

A few months ago, I reviewed the naturally aspirated Veloster + and came out mightily impressed. Its seductive lines won me, and many others, over at first sight. It was a competent handler as well, that wasn’t shy of corners. However, the car’s visual exhilaration was let down by its …

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2012 Honda CR-Z Sport Manual Review

Honda CR-Z Review – 2012 Manual Sport

Sport and Hybrid, two words that have never gone together, until the arrival of Honda’s latest environmentally friendly car, the Honda CR-Z. It’s a car designed to prove two things: Hybrid can be sporty, and Sporty can be fuel efficient. Honda calls this new category created by the CR-Z, sport …

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2012 Volkswagen Mk6 Golf GTI Long Term Review – Month 2

Car reviewed is based on Australian Specified model and may differ to that available in your country of residence. The Easter long weekend afforded an opportunity to take Golf GTI out on a country sprint through some twisty South Australian back roads to the picturesque seaside village of Port Elliot. …

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