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2018 ŠKODA RS24 review

2018 ŠKODA RS24 review

With its strong lines, and a slightly odd name, Octavia provides a more spacious alternative to a hot hatch. The RS245 is the hottest of the Octavias and has the 180kw drive train of the Golf GTI, my favourite hot hatch. Despite being on sale here for several years, ŠKODA continues to a brand that … Continue reading 2018 ŠKODA RS24 review

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Jaguar E-Pace Launch Review

Jaguar E-Pace Launch Review

The Big Bear, Rob, joins Jaguar Australia at the E-Pace launch Jaguar is a brand that is better known for stunning sports cars like the classic E-Type or long distance tourers like the XJ. Enter into the equation the E-PACE. A smaller slightly heavier SUV that will compete with the likes of the Audi Q2 … Continue reading Jaguar E-Pace Launch Review

Mercedes Benz E400 Video Road test and review

Mercedes Benz E400 Video Road test and review

Mercedes Benz E400 Video Road test and review The parking system in the E400 is fully automated. Simply press the button, allow the car to find a spot, then select which way you want to enter. The E400 takes over once the driver selects reverse. The process is then has no driver input. You sill … Continue reading Mercedes Benz E400 Video Road test and review

Lewis Hamilton and Petronas Syntium Motor Oil Melbourne

Lewis Hamilton and Petronas Syntium Motor Oil Melbourne

March 22, 2018 Alan Zurvas 21 3 2018 F1 drivers are a unique bunch. There is an aura of talent that pervades the room. The diminutive Hamilton sported a triple gold and diamond necklace and bracelet, and an earring with a diamond that could blind onlookers with carelessly placed lighting. But the afternoon had a … Continue reading Lewis Hamilton and Petronas Syntium Motor Oil Melbourne

Navman Dashcam & Satellite Navigation Drive Duo review including crash footage

Navman Dashcam & Satellite Navigation Drive Duo review including crash footage

  Why are dashcams becoming so popular? Quite simply, you can’t argue with video proof. NavMan gave us their drive duo to take for a test drive, and it was mostly good news. We had a little trouble with power cord so ran it on batteries only. We put this down to user error. It … Continue reading Navman Dashcam & Satellite Navigation Drive Duo review including crash footage

2018 CITROËN C3 Australian Launch Video Review

2018 CITROËN C3 Australian Launch Video Review

CITROËN put the cute new C3 on sale before the official launch. Buyers have had a few weeks to cast a eye over the French city car. https://youtu.be/Zl96lZTuaSU Here is what they found: Exterior Design echoes the slightly larger Cactus. Dimples on the doors shield it from nasty bollard bumps and wayward shopping trollies. There … Continue reading 2018 CITROËN C3 Australian Launch Video Review

2018 VW Golf GTI Original MK 7.5 video car review

2018 VW Golf GTI Original MK 7.5 video car review

VW Australia sent its product managers to work creating a special “entry level” GTI. Whilst 3 doors have been available in other markets, they haven’t been seen here in a very long time. Many of the driver aids have been left out, but the 169kw engine, selectable drive modes, and the latest Volkswagen infotainment system … Continue reading 2018 VW Golf GTI Original MK 7.5 video car review

Mercedes Benz E400 Cabriolet 2018 HOW TO videos here

Mercedes Benz E400 Cabriolet 2018 HOW TO videos here

  There is nothing subtle about the Mercedes Benz E400 Cabriolet. It screams “look at me, please”. There are lashings of shiny bits, along with 20” AMG alloys, and the ability to match or contrast your body and roof. It adds a touch of verisimilitude to a road experience from the halcyon days of motoring … Continue reading Mercedes Benz E400 Cabriolet 2018 HOW TO videos here

2018 VW Arteon Review and Video

2018 VW Arteon Review and Video

VW Arteon is the latest German carmaker’s offering in the medium car segment. It sold only 79 last month, and 131 for the first 2 months of the year. The low volume halo car is bigger than the CC it replaced, and far more luxurious than any other VW sold here. Car makers the world … Continue reading 2018 VW Arteon Review and Video

2018 BMW M140i performance manual Video Review

2018 BMW M140i performance manual Video Review

2018 BMW M140i performance manual Video Review The BMW M140iis a handsome hot hatch for those looking for something just a bit different. It is pricey, but with that outstanding price comes outstanding performance. The 8 speed auto gets to 100 in just 4.6 seconds, but this is the manual, and it is better just … Continue reading 2018 BMW M140i performance manual Video Review