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One Car, Two Reviewers



Published for NewsCorp Newspapers &

We give you the rundown on what it's like to live with all these different vehicles over the course of a week.


Humorous and entertaining, these articles are great even if you're not that into cars, so please check them out!


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Iain Curry is a motoring writer for NewsCorp Australia. 

@iainfoto //

Jules Lucht is a car reviewer, among many other talents. 


2023 Peugeot 308 GT Premium 

This stylish new European car appears to have it all but one vital thing is letting it down and stopping it from being a sales success.

Published May 2023 // View article here


2023 Porsche Cayman GT4 RS 

This is one of the world’s best new cars that is overflowing with brutal performance, but there is a surprising reason you shouldn’t drive it on the road.

Published February 2023 // View article here

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2023 Haval H6 GT 

This emerging carmaker has ventured into new territory with a bold new look that mimics top-line softroaders from BMW and Mercedes.

Published January 2023 // View article here


2022 Hyundai i20N 

Small, turbocharged performance cars are becoming an endangered species but this pocket rocket provides enthusiasts with a relatively cheap option.

Published December 2022 // View article here


2022 Haval Jolion Hybrid

This new petrol-electric family car from an emerging brand promises to cut your fuel bill dramatically and throws in plenty of desirable features, too.

Published November 2022 // View article here


2022 Kia Sportage GT-Line 

You’ll either love or hate the sharp-edged styling, but this family-sized SUV brims with the kind of technology you’d expect from a luxury brand.

Published August 2022 // View article here


2022 Skoda Kodiaq Sportline

The previous generation of this family-hauler was one of the best value buys on the market, we find out if the new one follows in its footsteps.

Published July 2022 // View article here


2022 Toyota Kluger Grande AWD Hybrid

The Japanese brand’s big family SUV has plenty of things going for it, but there was one aspect that left our testers blown away.

Published May 2022 // View article here


2022 Honda Civic VTi LX

This small car hatchback has been a favourite with Aussies for decades, but a massive change to the new one could turn off long-time fans.

Published June 2022 // View article here


2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 AWD

Hyundai’s new zero-emissions vehicles shows the future is bright for car lovers, but there is one drawback for wannabe buyers.

Published May 2022 // View article here


2022 Haval H6 Lux

Families on a budget looking for a new car now have an affordable, safe and well equipped new SUV to consider.

Published April 2022 // View article here


2022 Citroen C4 

The latest arrival from Europe brings a new level of comfort to the small SUV class, but it has its drawbacks too.

Published March 2022 // View article here


2022 Mitsubishi Outlander Exceed 

The Japanese brand has brought its answer to the Toyota RAV4 and Mazda CX-5 to Australia, and it has one feature that trumps them.

Published Feb 2022 // View article here


2022 Jeep Compass

The American brand’s latest machine certainly looks the part but can it live up to its tough guy looks? We find out.

Published Jan 2022 // View article here


2022 Hyundai Staria Highlander

Big families on the hunt for a new car that’ll stand out in traffic should look no further than this new machine with head-turning looks.

Published Feb 2022 // View article here


2021 Mazda

This big seven-seat SUV is good looking inside and out, but it faces some stiff competition from some excellent machines.

Published Nov 2021 // View article here


2021 Mazda
BT-50 XT

There is a secret hiding underneath Mazda’s tough work ute that it shares with one of the most popular and capable dual-cabs on the market.

Published Oct 2021 // View article here


2021 Toyota Yaris GR

The Japanese maker is the most popular brand in Australia and its latest hatchback will completely change what you thought about it.

Published Oct 2021 // View article here


2021 Subaru Outback

This vehicle has been a favourite of families with a sense of adventure and the latest version doesn’t disappoint.

Published Sept 2021 // View article here


2021 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross LS AWD 

The Japanese brand sells a lot of SUV, but does its newly updated stylish small SUV have what it takes to match it with the best? We find out.

Published Sept 2021 // View article here


2021 Kia Carnival

Big Aussie families looking to travel in style and on a budget should look past SUVs and at this very tempting alternative.

Published July 2021 // View article here


2021 Hyundai Santa Fe Highlander

A lot has changed in the automotive world, Hyundais are no longer cheap and cheerful and this big SUV is a prime example why.

Published June 2021 // View article here


2021 Tesla Model 3

Within just a few years the Tesla Model 3 has become the best selling electric car in the world. We find out why it’s such a hit.

Published April 2021 // View article here


2021 Volkswagen

Sales of small SUVs are skyrocketing with nearly every car maker now selling one, and VW’s latest model brings style and flair to the little family car segment.

Published March 2021 // View article here


2021 Kia Stonic

Kia’s been a shining sales star in recent years, but a city SUV has been a glaring omission from its line-up. The new Stonic plugs the hole.

Published February 2021 // View article here


2021 SsangYong Korando

SsangYong has been responsible for some of the ghastliest car designs of recent times but the new Korando looks good. The medium SUV is also well-equipped, has a seven-year warranty and looks decent value.

Published January 2021 // View article here


2021 Suzuki Swift

2021 Suzuki Swift Sport road test: fun on a budget

Published January 2021 // View article here


2020 Isuzu

Isuzu D-Max review: All-new ute takes the fight to Toyota HiLux, Ford Ranger

Published November 2020 // View article here


2020 Nissan Juke

Nissan Juke review: SUV is well equipped and has head-turning looks

Published November 2020 // View article here


2020 Renault Kadjar

The small SUV market is one of the most crowded in the country, so are good looks enough to set this little family car apart? 

Published October 2020 // View article here


2020 Kia Seltos

Kia’s new SUV could be considered the Goldilocks of SUVs, and there are several good reasons why it should be at the top of your shopping list.

Published August 2020 // View article here


2020 Honda Civic RS

The Honda Civic is one of the most popular small cars in the world, but there is one surprising feature on its new version.

Published August 2020 // View article here


Mazda CX-30

The small SUV market is one of the most competitive in the country, so can Mazda’s new compact family car trump the competition? We find out.

Published July 2020 // View article here


New all-electric website

Iain Curry and 4 other motoring journalists have just launched the only all-electric-vehicle review website for Australia!

Check out here

Launch date: June 2020


Toyota Camry V6

Toyota is known for making sensible family cars that can be a tad bland, but this Camry has broken the mould with some old-world grunt and class.

Published June 2020 // View article here




Most small hatches are generally aimed at budget-conscious drivers, but now even luxury brands are building them.

Published May 2020 // View article here


Hyundai Santa Fe Highlander

Hyundai’s big seven-seat SUV combines all the essential gear to keep the whole family happy. And there is one safety feature that could turn out to be a lifesaver.

Published May 2020 // View article here


Nissan Navara N-Trek Warrior

The two best selling vehicles in the country for the past several years have been the Toyota HiLux and Ford Ranger. And now Nissan hopes its new weapon can surge up the charts.

View article here


Lexus RX 450h

Lexus keeps topping customer satisfaction surveys and this top-shelf SUV shows exactly why owners keep coming back.

View article here


Nissan Patrol

Outside of Australia’s big cities the Toyota LandCruiser reigns supreme, but Nissan’s big, tough four-wheel drive is always hot on its heels.

View article here


Kia Sportage


The South Korean brand’s family SUV is just the right size, slotting in between small and large SUVs and comes crammed with luxury and safety gear.

View article here


Mercedes-Benz GLC

Mercedes sells more of its mid-size SUV than any other competitor, we test the cheapest version to find out why it is so popular.

View article here


Mitsubishi Pajero Sport

Mitsubishi’s upgraded SUV brings tough looks and go-anywhere ability. But this ute-based machine is best suited to life off the beaten track.

View article here

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Hyundai Kona Electric

Electric cars are starting to become more and more mainstream, and Hyundai’s new zero-emissions SUV ticks a lot more boxes than some.

Published Feb 2020 // View article here

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Suzuki Baleno

The Baleno is the more practical version of the Suzuki Swift, and one element is a big advantage. But a serious lack of safety equipment are a big worry.

Published Jan 2020 // View article here


Holden Colorado Z71

This is the car Holden hopes will pull it out of its sales spiral. But does the Lion brand’s top-shelf workhorse dual-cab have what it takes to compete with the nation’s favourite vehicles.

View article here

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Ford Endura

Ford’s new large SUV was hyped as the replacement for the locally built Territory. But one missing feature will turn off a lot of buyers of big SUVs.

Published Jan 2020 // View article here

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Toyota Prius

The Toyota Prius has been the champion of green motoring for two decades but newer hybrid models are putting pressure on the petrol-electric pioneer.

Published Jan 2020 // View article here

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Mazda CX-5

Aussies love mid-size SUVs, buying more of them than any other vehicle and this one has been on the top of shopping lists for a long time and for good reason.

Published Dec 2019 // View article here

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Hyundai Venue

Hyundai’s new baby SUV, the Venue, is set to be the brand’s cheapest model, starting from $20K for the base manual version.

Published Dec 2019 // View article here

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Peugeot 308 GT

Car makers are always working out new ways to bring in new buyers. And a new trend sweeping the automotive landscape tries to find a middle ground. But will it work?

Published Nov 2019 // View article here

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Lexus NX

The Japanese brand doesn’t make the most desirable cars on the market but there are several areas where it leaves its German rivals in the dust.

Published Dec 2019 // View article here

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Honda CR-V

This mid-size SUV drive smoothly, looks great and is ideal for families that need to occasionally fit seven. But there is one big oversight that lets its down.

Published Dec 2019 // View article here

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Mazda Model 3 Pure

This is one of the most popular cars in the country and has been the bestseller to private buyers for years, and these are the reasons why.

Published Dec 2019 // View article here


Nissan Leaf

More and more electric cars are arriving in Australia, but can they handle the daily chores and punishment of an Aussie family?

Published Nov 2019 // View article here

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Kia Carnival

There is no other car in Australia that monopolises its sales segment quiet like this family vehicle. But it is still overlooked by most buyers.

Published Oct 2019 // View article here


Porsche Macan

Porsche is known for its high-priced sports car, but its best seller is also the cheapest and it isn’t what you’d expect from the German brand.

Published Oct 2019 // View article here


Mercedes-Benz B180

More and more customers are willing to sacrifice size for a premium driving experience and the big German brands are happy to oblige.

Published Oct 2019 // View article here

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Genesis G70

Leather-lined opulence, cutting edge tech and brisk performance. If you guessed BMW, Audi or Mercedes-Benz, you’d be wrong.

Published Sept 2019 // View article here


Ford Focus Active

Car makers are looking for new ways to entice buyers, and Ford’s latest addition combines two of Australia’s most popular vehicles into one.

Published Sept 2019 // View article here

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Kia Rio GT-Line

The South Korean brand’s little hatchback looks the part but doesn’t have the bite to match its bark, making it perfect for first time drivers.

Published Sept 2019 // View article here


Hyundai i30N Fastback

This stylish four-door performance hero undercuts all its rivals on price while bringing great performance and handling. And it has one feature no other car in Australia does.

Published Sept 2019 // View article here


Citroen C3 Aircross

Citroen’s C3 Aircross city SUV is zippy, drives well and turns heads — but the funky Shine version comes at a steep price.

Published August 2019 // View article here


Isuzu MU-X

This big four-wheel drive isn’t the first car you think of for you family, but this underrated seven-seater is perfect for adventurous families.

Published July 2019 // View article here


VW Touareg

Mainstream brand is pushing into premium territory with its new top-of-the-range five-seat SUV but it does come with some showstopping features.

Published August 2019 // View article here


Toyota 86 GTS

Simple and affordable, the Toyota 86 GTS sports coupe has driving joy at its core, even with automatic and premium price.

Published July 2019 // View article here

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Hyundai Elantra

You might not pick it from looking at this car but it is on for those who love driving. Just find a nice twisty back road and the humble small car takes off.

Published June 2019 // View article here

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Toyota RAV4

Toyota outsells every other car maker in Australia by some margin, and its newest model shows just why we can’t get enough of the Japanese brand.

Published July 2019 // View article here

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