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Isuzu MU-X Upgrade: We Check it Out

The SUV from Isuzu builds on a winning formula 8.0/10Score SCORE BREAKDOWN Things we like Comfortable and quiet . Huge safety package . Heaps of interior space Not so much Engine noisy when cold . Slow steering can be tiring in town . Forward camera would be handy The Isuzu MU-X is a large SUV that is spacious and […]

Nissan Patrol Warrior: There’s a Lot to Like

Aussie developed large 4X4 adds more appeal Snapshot Extensive Australian-driven modifications come to V8-powered 4×4 $100K-plus price tag before on-road costs looks good next to LC300 Based on Patrol Ti grade inside Premcar has finally finished its Warrior transformation of the V8-powered Nissan Patrol off-roader. Anticipated since the Australian outlet first announced the Warrior version of Nissan’s […]

BMW X3 M40i xDrive: A Terrific Drive

This straight-six X3 is superb 8.5/10Score SCORE BREAKDOWN Things we like Great ride and handling balance Full-bodied straight-six punch Spacious and fully-featured cabin Lots of trim and colour choice Not so much Lofty purchase price Getting close to replacement Oversensitive reverse AEB First unveiled in 2017, the ‘G01’ X3 emerged as a much larger vehicle than its […]

Volkswagen Tiguan in Stock

A number of five-seat Tiguan AWDs are available. Snapshot All-wheel-drive VW Tiguans back in stock Updated 2024 models announced All-new Tiguan due in late 2024 or early 2025 The 2023 Volkswagen Tiguan mid-size SUV is in stock for all-wheel drive grades following previous delays earlier this year. Volkswagen Australia said 1400 five-seat, standard-wheelbase Tiguans are arriving now at dealerships, split between 300 132TSIs, 450 […]

Latest BMW X1 sDrive18i has Nailed the Brief

BMW’s small SUV surpasses the competition 7.8/10Score SCORE BREAKDOWN Things we like Generous standard kit Impressive cabin tech and design Lots of space Improved ride and handling Not so much No spare wheel Increased price Electric will have to wait In typically controversial BMW style, the introduction of the X1 in 2009 caused a bit of a splash. Some […]

New Porsche Cayenne – All the Details

The latest from Porsche regarding the new Cayenne for Australia UPDATE: Turbo E-Hybrid added as most powerful Cayenne ever Added as the new Cayenne approaches its Australian release, the 2024 Cayenne Turbo E-Hybrid becomes Porsche’s most powerful large SUV ever. It’s also rather expensive at $288,400 in wagon form, and $297,200 in coupe trim (both before on-road costs). Under […]

Porsche 718 Spyder RS – Sheer Drivability

9.0/10Score SCORE BREAKDOWN Things we like A genuine 911 GT3 engine in a drop-top 718 Sensibly road-biased suspension tune Still sounds utterly apocalyptic Wider and lower stance gives real presence Not so much It doesn’t come cheap No manual transmission availability The manual hood won’t appeal to all No carbon ceramic brakes or front lifter […]

M3 Touring (Wagon) – Thumbs Up

Is this all things to all people – with a large budget? 9.0/10Score SCORE BREAKDOWN Things we like Arguably the ultimate all-round, all-weather family car Excellent dynamics on road and track Impressively comfortable and refined for a focused performance car Better to drive and more efficient than any fast SUV Not so much Approaching $200K […]

VW Amarok – We Drive It

These may be entry-level 4×4 utes but the least-expensive Amaroks don’t feel like base models vehicles Things we like Don’t feel like entry-level models Full list of safety features Performance of bi-turbo engine Not so much No rear cross traffic monitor on Core model High price for entry model Fiddly e-shifter on Life Volkswagen Australia has […]

Ford Ranger XL – How about off-road?

This could surprise you…. 8.0/10Score Things we like Doesn’t feel like a base model car Bi-turbo engine performance Off-road ability Not so much High price for entry level model No TPMS No LED headlights While we’ve now driven plenty of new Ford Rangers since the launch a year ago, most of them have been higher […]

2023 Triton

Mitsubishi produces a popular light commercial vehicle in this competitive segment .. Here is all the information you need on the new model. Things we like Value Handier in town than key alternatives Not so much Not as big or as powerful as some, lower towing capacity than rivals The Mitsubishi Triton is a smartly priced vehicle […]

Subaru Crosstrek XV has Landed

Subaru have rebadged their popular XV small SUV Snapshot January 2023: Crosstrek pricing & features 2023 Subaru Crosstrek priced: $34,990 to $45,090 plus on-roads Updated small SUV set to launch in April Carry-over engines; new technology; hefty price rises The new Subaru Crosstrek, formerly the XV, has finally touched down in Australia. Pricing for the […]