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2012 Opel Astra Sport review (video)

Jan 21, 2013

It’s sexy, practical, and zippy thanks to its turbo engine, but is it enough to win over Australian small car buyers? The 2012 Opel Astra Sport is the newest kid on the ever-competitive small car...

2013 Toyota Corolla Levin ZR review (video)

Jan 15, 2013

The world’s most popular small car is about to become a whole lot more popular. Toyota has just reinvented its unbeatable Corolla hatch with improvements in every aspect important in a small car. So how...

2012 Hyundai i30 Premium CRDi review

Jan 14, 2013

The 2012 Hyundai i30 Premium CRDi offers exceptional value for money thanks to excellent fuel economy, loads of interior delights, fresh styling, and inviting driving dynamics. 2012 HYUNDAI i30 PREMIUM CRDi – PROS AND CONS...

2013 Ford Focus ST review (video)

Jan 08, 2013

This is the new 2013 Ford Focus ST. It’s the replacement to the very popular XR5. For the new model, Ford decided to relegate the howling XR5 2.5-litre five-cylinder turbo engine – potentially upsetting enthusiasts...

2012 BMW 118d M Sport review (video)

Dec 31, 2012

The 2012 BMW 118d M Sport is the perfect car for those who simply love driving. Why? The 1 Series is the only rear-wheel drive hatch on the market for starters, so you get proper...

2012 Opel Astra GTC Sport review (video)

Dec 24, 2012

The conditions in the hot hatch segment are harsh and unforgiving at the moment, especially with desirable newcomers popping up from all parts of the world. One of the newest arrivals is the 2012 Opel...

2012 Hyundai Veloster Plus review

Nov 22, 2012

Although the 2012 Hyundai Veloster Plus does come with plenty of kit, is it worth the extra $4000 over the $23,990 entry-level Veloster? Let’s find out. 2012 HYUNDAI VELOSTER PLUS – PROS AND CONS PROS:...

2012 Honda Civic VTi-S Hatch review (video)

Nov 16, 2012

After being consistently more expensive than the rivals for the last three generations, Honda Australia has finally cut down the price of the Civic hatch with the new 2012 Honda Civic VTi-S. Prices start at...

2012 Volkswagen Golf GTD review (video)

Sep 24, 2012

You are looking at one of the best small all-rounders currently on the market. The 2012 Volkswagen Golf GTD offers quality, performance, equipment, practicality, economy, and a hint of prestige. What more could you need?...

2012 Hyundai Veloster SR Turbo review – Australian launch

Aug 07, 2012

It’s here. The 2012 Hyundai Veloster SR Turbo has landed in Australia. And for just $31,990, it presents a real bargain in the sports/performance car market. It stares down the barrel of quite a few...

2012 Opel Astra GTC review – Australian launch

Aug 04, 2012

Let’s get something clear right from the start, the 2012 Opel Astra GTC is not your typical Astra, nor is it a typical hatchback in the Australian market. It’s a brand-new stand-alone model from Opel...

2012 Volvo C30 T5 Polestar review

Jul 05, 2012

Volvo has stepped into the super hot hatch segment with the 2012 Volvo C30 T5 Polestar. The C30 has been around since 2006, but will this performance special reinvigorate the model? 2012 VOLVO C30 T5...

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