Car Reviews

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...

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 BMW 328i Luxury Line review (video)

Aug 07, 2012

The 2012 BMW 328i (F30) is the replacement to the old E90 330i. It doesn’t get a 3.0-litre naturally aspirated inline six, instead, it gets a cracking 2.0-litre turbo that loves to rev. It’s more...

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 Ford Ranger XLT Double Cab review

Aug 03, 2012

Is the 2012 Ford Ranger XLT Double Cab ‘built Ford tough’? To find out, we set out on a 10-day long road test covering more than 2700kms, travelling through rural NSW and VIC, carting four...

2012 Opel Insignia review – Australian launch

Aug 02, 2012

The 2012 Opel Insignia sedan and Insignia Sports Tourer wagon have just been launched in Australia. With rave reviews coming from overseas, and multiple awards under its belt since its introduction in Germany in 2008,...

2012 Holden Commodore Berlina LPG VE Series II review

Jul 28, 2012

It’s hotter than the Omega, but it won’t make your wallet go cold like the Calais. The 2012 Holden Commodore Berlina LPG VE Series II is Holden’s answer to ever-increasing petrol prices, potentially saving you...

2012 BMW 320i Sport Line review (video)

Jul 23, 2012

You may think the base model 3 Series is a bit of a slouch when it comes to engine power and acceleration, however, the new 2012 BMW 320i (F30) aims to change all that with...