Car Reviews

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 Toyota Camry Atara SX review

Mar 26, 2012

This is the new 2012 Toyota Camry Atara SX. It’s not technically an all-new model, as the platform is mostly the same as the predecessor’s, however, the sharp styling is a complete update. It also...

2012 FPV F6 FG MKII review (video)

Mar 17, 2012

Whether you like Holden or Ford, there is no denying the Aussie-built 2012 FPV F6 FG MKII is a very, very fast and intimidating piece of work. Once you get it going (and get traction),...

2012 Toyota HiLux SR5 review

Mar 15, 2012

The ‘indestructible’ HiLux was Australia’s best-selling 4×4 ute last year, totalling 23,725 sales. Welcome to the 2012 Toyota HiLux SR5 fitted with the 4.0-litre V6 petrol. Although the 3.0-litre turbo-diesel is the most popular, we...

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 Holden Commodore SS V Redline VE Series II review – quick spin

Mar 03, 2012

Like the name suggests, the 2012 Holden Commodore SS V Redline VE Series II has the instant ability to turn from your typical Commodore grocery go-getter, into a rev-happy performance car. Essentially what the Redline...

2012 Ford Falcon G6 EcoLPi economy test: Brisbane to Wollongong

Feb 27, 2012

PerformanceDrive is about driving, and for those who enjoy driving, no matter what the car. With petrol prices climbing higher and higher, there comes a point in all our lives when we become intrigued by...

2012 Peugeot 508 GT review (video)

Feb 25, 2012

Among the popular mid-sized premium sedans, the 2012 Peugeot 508 GT is a hidden gem. It may not be the first in the segment that you think of, but if you’re after something fresh, fuel-efficient,...

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 Hyundai i40 Premium review – quick spin

Feb 04, 2012

It’s not European. It looks like it though, doesn’t it? The 2012 Hyundai i40 Premium is one of the first vehicles to come from the South Korean company to be built specifically targeting the European...

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...

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