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2012 Volkswagen Scirocco R review (video)

May 12, 2012

Volkswagen is renowned for its efficiency, build quality, and somewhat conservative and sure-footed approach to vehicles. The 2012 Volkswagen Scirocco R is the company’s spiciest new model, spiking the showroom punchbowl with flamboyant styling, serious...

2012 Holden Cruze SRi-V Hatch Series II review

May 05, 2012

The 2012 Holden Cruze SRi-V Hatch Series II is as Australian as a meat pie with sauce. It’s locally designed, and locally assembled at Holden Vehicle Operations in South Australia. With its stylish appearance, sporty...

2012 MINI Cooper S Coupe review

Apr 26, 2012

You might be thinking, ‘what is that cute little thing?’ Well, this is the new 2012 MINI Cooper S Coupe. It’s the latest model to join the ever-expanding showroom range, and it’s the smallest, most...

2012 Suzuki Swift Sport review (video)

Apr 02, 2012

Welcome to the best-value, bang-for-your-buck hot hatch on the market today. It’s the new 2012 Suzuki Swift Sport. And like the predecessor, it offers one of the funnest-handling platforms this side of $25,000. 2012 SUZUKI...

2012 Mitsubishi Lancer VRX Sportback review – quick spin

Mar 08, 2012

The 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer VRX Sportback is the sportiest and most expensive offering in the Lancer stable this side of the turbocharged, all-wheel drive Evolution and Ralliart icons. If practicality, a fun driving character, and trendy...

2012 Hyundai Veloster review – Australian launch (video)

Feb 12, 2012

Welcome to the all-new 2012 Hyundai Veloster, Australia’s new entry-level sports car. It isn’t a coupe, nor is it a hatch. Instead, it’s a one-door on one side and two on the other contraption. And...

2012 Ford Focus Sport TDCi review – quick spin

Feb 09, 2012

The 2012 Ford Focus Sport TDCi diesel is, well, sporty. Forget diesel clatter and black smoke, think roaring 2.0-litre turbocharged engine, and very keen handling. The diesel variant sifts through gears faster than most performance...

2012 Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart Sportback review (video)

Jan 24, 2012

Always been a fan of the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution but could never persuade the wife that it was ‘practical’? Meet the 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart Sportback. It has all the sensibleness you could ever need...

2011 MINI Cooper S review

Jul 27, 2011

If you thought the MINI Cooper S was a little bit girly, perhaps a little on the soft side, you can think again. The latest 2011 MINI Cooper S is definitely capable of scaring the...

2011 Renault Megane R.S. 250 Cup Trophee review

Jul 04, 2011

In Australia, we often miss out on some very cool European performance cars, however, one that’s been a regular here in Oz over the last 10 or so years has been the Renualt Megane, first...

2010 Ford Focus RS review

Jul 02, 2011

Hot hatches such as the 2010 Ford Focus RS waken the fire within every petrol head. It has rivals such as the Renault Megane Sport Cup 250 and Golf R shaking in their boots. Forget...

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