Car Reviews

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 Skoda Fabia RS Wagon review (video)

Sep 17, 2012

Looking a little bit like it was sneezed into life, the 2012 Skoda Fabia RS Wagon is probably not going to win any awards from a design perspective. However – and it’s a full-bodied, bold,...

2012 Lexus GS 450h F Sport review (video)

Sep 12, 2012

Have you ever wondered what the quickest hybrid vehicle currently on the market is? Wonder no more, you’re looking at it. It’s the 2012 Lexus GS 450h F Sport. It comes with a factory 0-100km/h...

2012 Toyota 86 GTS review (video)

Sep 09, 2012

As we’ve seen with the Toyota 86 GT, the new base model coupe is the perfect platform for building up a track car, or even a tuned street car project. So how does the top-of-the-range...

2012 BMW X6 xDrive30d review (video)

Sep 04, 2012

It might be an unconventional combination blending coupe styling with SUV functionality, but the 2012 BMW X6 xDrive30d goes further than that; you also get true sports car handling and decent performance from an efficient...

2012 Toyota 86 GT review (video)

Aug 28, 2012

It’s finally here. After several years of eager anticipation, the 2012 Toyota 86 GT and GTS is available in Australia. Does it live up to the hype? Can it be labelled as a modern-day interpretation...

2012 BMW M5 review (video)

Aug 25, 2012

Welcome to the 2012 BMW M5; the most powerful BMW currently on sale, and, arguably, the greatest BMW currently on sale. It features an intensely powerful twin-turbo V8 engine under the bonnet, while the cabin...

2012 Volvo V60 T6 R-Design Polestar review

Aug 22, 2012

The 2012 Volvo V60 T6 Polestar has to be one of the best sleepers on the market. Can you believe this rather innocent wagon pumps out 242kW of power? It’s the ultimate traffic-light humiliator. 2012...

2012 MINI John Cooper Works Roadster review (video)

Aug 18, 2012

If you’re after a compact, stylish and very quick convertible, the 2012 MINI John Cooper Works Roadster (JCW) is your perfect car. Its extremely punchy JCW-tuned turbo engine provides proper adrenalin-inducing thrills, while the suspension,...

2012 Honda CR-Z Sport review (video)

Aug 17, 2012

Drawing inspiration from the iconic 1980s CR-X, Honda has built the 2012 Honda CR-Z Sport; a sporty city car that touts green and mean as its credentials. Is the CR-Z a worthy heir to the...

2012 Peugeot 4008 Allure review

Aug 14, 2012

This is the 2012 Peugeot 4008 Allure. It’s Peugeot’s answer to the more premium compact sports off-roader market segment, taking on the likes of the Volkswagen Tiguan. 2012 PEUGEOT 4008 ALLURE – PROS AND CONS...

2012 FPV GS Ute FG MKII review (video)

Aug 09, 2012

If you’re in the market for a balls-out performance utility, the 2012 FPV GS Ute FG MKII is about as kick-ass as they come. With 315kW and 545Nm from its 5.0-litre supercharged V8, you just...

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