One Car, Two Reviewers

WHERE IAIN CURRY & JULES LUCHT REVIEW ONE CAR, TOGETHER​

 

Published for NewsCorp Newspapers & news.com.au

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!

 

And if you love them, please share them with your friends...

Iain Curry is a motoring writer for NewsCorp Australia. 

@iainfoto // iaincurry.com

Jules Lucht is a car enthusiast, among many other things. 

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

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 evcentral.com.au 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

Audi

A1

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

GT-Line

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Stay Tuned: I'll be adding more here as and when I can...
Email: julie@smartcoconut.com.au
Castaways Beach, QLD 4567, Australia 
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