Car Reviews

2018 Lexus RC F 10th Anniversary Edition review (video)

Oct 30, 2018

In a world of turbochargers, smaller-capacity engines, hybrid-electric, and fully electric cars, it’s actually refreshing – especially for those who appreciate the finer things in life – to see at least one mainstream carmaker is...

2018 Mazda BT-50 GT review (video)

Oct 28, 2018

Welcome to the top-of-the-range Mazda BT-50 GT. When it comes to diesel dual-cab utes, the BT-50 is one of the strongest competitors in terms of engine size and power. You’re looking at the likes of...

2018 Isuzu MU-X LS-U review

Oct 25, 2018

If you’re after a practical, go-anywhere 7-seat SUV, the 2018 Isuzu MU-X is definitely a product that should be on your shortlist. We’ve just spent a week with the mid-level LS-U variant, and we can’t...

2018 Infiniti Q50 Red Sport 3.0t review (video)

Oct 15, 2018

Mid-size premium sedans can get very expensive, especially the flagship models. Infiniti Australia recently slashed $5000 from its contender, the Infiniti Q50 Red Sport. So now it is, potentially, one of the best bargains of...

2018 BMW X3 M40i review (video)

Oct 08, 2018

Finally, BMW is offering a proper performance version of its medium-size premium SUV. Most of the Euro competitors have been in this space for a few years now. Do good things come to those who...

2018 Jaguar F-Type 2.0 turbo review (video)

Oct 03, 2018

It wasn’t all that long ago when sports cars featured small-capacity engines and relied on lightness and agility for performance. Nowadays though, as modern cars become safer, more refined and comfortable, and filled with more...

2019 Hyundai Santa Fe Elite review (video)

Sep 26, 2018

Hyundai continues to buck the trend for Korean-built cars with 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe. It is the latest to hit the busy large SUV market, and brings with it attractive European styling, luxury and quality...

2018 Lexus LX 450d review: Sydney to Daintree – part 3 of 3 (video)

Sep 20, 2018

We’ve finally made it. Driving from Sydney to Daintree isn’t something we’d recommend you do very often, but in the new Lexus LX 450d it has been as comfortable and trouble-free as it gets. And...

2018 Mazda CX-8 review (video)

Sep 14, 2018

Mazda dominates SUV sales in Australia, with its CX-5 longstanding as the best-selling new SUV in the country. And it isn’t even offered in 7-seat form like some of its rivals. So that’s where the...

2018 Lexus LX 450d review: Sydney to Daintree – part 2 of 3

Sep 11, 2018

After an 11-hour drive from Sydney to Gold Coast, with a stop-over at Port Macquarie during part 1, it was then up to Airlie Beach for our epic Sydney-to-Daintree trek in the new Lexus LX...

2018 Range Rover Sport TDV6 SE review (video)

Sep 08, 2018

So, you’re thinking about buying a Range Rover Sport? Fair enough. It’s an excellent choice. But there are so many different variants to choose from, it’s difficult to know which one to go for. Prices for...

2018 Jeep Compass Limited 2.4 review (video)

Sep 04, 2018

Slotted between the Jeep Renegade and the Jeep Cherokee, the 2018 Jeep Compass is a five-seat SUV that faces fierce rivals such as the Hyundai Tuscon, Honda CR-V and best-selling-of-them-all Mazda CX-5. The 2018 Compass...

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