Road test

Wed 23 Oct 2019

The compact hatch that gets better the more you drive it

The compact hatch that gets better the more you drive it

The 2019 model Mazda3 may be more expensive than its predecessors, but it's a big step up in class.

Tue 15 Oct 2019

Old SUV favourite becomes sensible, suave and savvy

Old SUV favourite becomes sensible, suave and savvy

First launched as a genuine little off-roader 25 years ago, the Toyota RAV4 has got bigger and less agile. That happens to the best of us as we get older.

Mon 7 Oct 2019

Affordable seven-seater which isn't hard to drive

Affordable seven-seater which isn't hard to drive

When family duties call for two-up, Honda has one of the most affordable seven-seaters on the market in CR-V.

Sat 28 Sep 2019

Basement is where the price is right for Nissan Qashqai

Basement is where the price is right for Nissan Qashqai

Base variant of Nissan's compact SUV range shapes as the most savvy buy.

Tue 24 Sep 2019

Badge snob: How to save $5000 on a ute

Badge snob: How to save $5000 on a ute

A Toyota HiLux and Ford Ranger cost about $5000 more than rivals, and these are the three best Aussies buyers should look at if they want to save big cash.

Sat 21 Sep 2019

The 'old' electric car that showcases timeless fashion

The 'old' electric car that showcases timeless fashion

More mainstream players have entered the market yet The BMW i3 still stands tall.

Fri 20 Sep 2019

Cheap SUV could spell end of hatchbacks

Cheap SUV could spell end of hatchbacks

With a price tag guaranteed to turn buyers’ heads, this funky looking baby SUV could be the beginning of the end for the hatchback as we know it.

Sun 8 Sep 2019

Driving what could be the last of a rare breed

Driving what could be the last of a rare breed

With acres of room and a long list of luxuries, this off-roader's drivetrain will soon go the way of the Atari gaming system.

Sat 7 Sep 2019

ROAD TEST: The four-door that is more class than RS

ROAD TEST: The four-door that is more class than RS

From the outside it looks like a manicured four-door tourer. Unleash the power and it's a rabid dog.

Fri 6 Sep 2019

Tested: Toyota banishes boredom with sports car hero

Tested: Toyota banishes boredom with sports car hero

The Japanese giant is better known for its range of dependable and family and work vehicles, but its newest arrival dominated at the Phillip Island racetrack.

Mon 2 Sep 2019

No need to sink the boot into family wagons

No need to sink the boot into family wagons

The Skoda Octavia RS245 wagon is one of the most underrated cars on the market.

Sat 24 Aug 2019

Nissan Leaf electric car is a powerful mover

Nissan Leaf electric car is a powerful mover

The price tag sounds expensive from the outset, but the dual purpose battery could be the game-changer.

Mon 12 Aug 2019

Tested: The unlikely muscle car

Tested: The unlikely muscle car

Underneath this hulking exterior of the British brand’s latest family SUV lies the heart of an animal that will leap into action at the touch of a pedal.

The best SUV you'll drive ... but it's not perfect

The best SUV you'll drive ... but it's not perfect

Porsche has developed an SUV that possesses the traits of a sports car and the functionality of a wagon.

Mon 5 Aug 2019

The forgotten vehicles deserving of new car shopping lists

The forgotten vehicles deserving of new car shopping lists

When you need to haul gear, it's worth not discounting the old station wagon.

Fri 2 Aug 2019

New BMW coupe combines power, luxury and excitement

New BMW coupe combines power, luxury and excitement

Brute of a V8 engine combines with the latest technology and opulent features for a refined tour de force

This could be the Tesla which shapes our automotive future

This could be the Tesla which shapes our automotive future

The wait is finally over for long suffering Tesla fans who put down a $1500 deposit on the more “affordable” electric more than three years ago.

Sun 28 Jul 2019

Plush premium challenger could be the bargain buy of 2019

Plush premium challenger could be the bargain buy of 2019

Heard of Infiniti? Chances are most haven't. It's the luxury offshoot from Nissan.

Sat 27 Jul 2019

ROAD TEST: Meet the workhorse that moisturises

ROAD TEST: Meet the workhorse that moisturises

Extra kit makes it off-road ready, but life's luxuries are not left behind in Toyota's top-shelf dual-cab ute.

Thu 25 Jul 2019

Tested: Could this be Australia’s coolest car?

Tested: Could this be Australia’s coolest car?

If you want a car that will get you almost anywhere, or just want to fit in down at Bondi Beach this is the car for you. But it has one huge flaw that you need to...

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