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New car review: 2015 Volkswagen Passat

Last year was a tough one for Volkswagen. In fact, the company simply won’t be the same again following the diesel emissions scandal.

Before that, there were DSG gearbox problems and other engine issues. Now, there is little doubt Volkswagen has more motivation than ever to keep its name out the negative press.

New Car Review: 2016 Mazda MX-5 2.0-litre

In 2016, it’s little surprise that so many of life’s pleasures come from activities where technology and convenience have been stripped away.

Stomping on grapes for their juice would be one, as would walking over to someone to talk to them face-to-face. Even using a telephone for actual voice-talking would be a novelty for some. The same applies to driving.

New car review: 2015 Audi TTS

More than 16 years ago, when the very first Audi TT hit Perth streets, this curvy little coupe caused an absolute sensation.

The Volkswagen New Beetle had been introduced only a year earlier, and the TT looked like a chopped and shortened version of that. So iconic has the original TT shape now become, it’s already being referred to as a modern classic.

New car review: 2015 Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium

It’s been 20 years since the Subaru Outback was first launched in Australia, and to mark the occasion Subaru had a surprise for us when the latest one was launched last December.

The surprise had nothing to do with the car’s equipment, performance or appearance. It was the price.

New car review: 2015 BMW X3 xDrive 30d

It’s no coincidence we’ve decided to look at the BMW X3 immediately after our road test of the Volvo XC60.

Both these models compete for the dollars of punters with similar profiles, although the Volvo is slightly cheaper.