CHOICE - Cars and trusted tests, reviews and investigations of purchasing and maintenance, car accessories, sustainability and safety from CHOICE Australia. Copyright 2015, 01 Mar 2015 13:54:50 GMTTransportBMW X3 xDrive28i review

CHOICE and voting members Nicole and Lynette and their son (Charlie, 6) and daughter (Ginger, 9) drove the BMW X3 around for a weekend of errands such as shopping and a Sunday family outing.

CarsThu, 12 Feb 2015 17:11:00 GMT
Tesla Model S P85+ review

With more charging stations planned for Australia, the innovative Tesla is making inroads into the local electric car market.

CarsTue, 10 Feb 2015 06:10:00 GMT
Hire car excess and hidden fees

We take a look at the top problems people experience when renting a car and warn you of the traps to watch out for.

CarsThu, 08 Jan 2015 06:30:00 GMT
Modern car keys

Ever had to replace an electronic car key? The cost of a new one can come as a shock.

CarsThu, 11 Dec 2014 15:59:00 GMT
Car hire and your rights

What to do if your car rental turns bad - your rights under Australian Consumer Law.

CarsTue, 11 Nov 2014 16:37:00 GMT
Car security

We've teamed up with NRMA Insurance to present data on which vehicles from leading manufacturers, including Volkswagen, Audi, Hyundai and Holden, have better security.

CarsThu, 16 Oct 2014 11:53:00 GMT
Honda Odyssey VTi-L review

The Adkins family took the new Honda Odyssey VTi-L for a test drive. Was it an epic experience, or nothing out of the ordinary?

CarsTue, 09 Sep 2014 15:24:00 GMT
ANCAP new car safety ratings

ANCAP aims to provide safety ratings for popular vehicle makes and models, so consumers can make informed decisions before they buy their next car.

CarsThu, 04 Sep 2014 11:23:00 GMT
Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Aspire family car review

The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Aspire Electric SUV is the first plug-in hybrid introduced commercially in Australia. Find out whether it wowed our test drivers.

CarsMon, 21 Jul 2014 13:41:00 GMT
Taxi alternatives & booking apps

CHOICE gives you the lowdown on the fastest-growing taxi apps before you tap the 'book' button.

CarsFri, 20 Jun 2014 12:07:00 GMT
Smartphone car GPS app reviews

We've tested 19 apps for iPhone, Android and Windows, priced from $0-70 to guide your decision.

CarsThu, 19 Jun 2014 17:32:00 GMT
Hyundai ix35 family car review

CHOICE members Johanne Rossi and Tobias Dunn and their family took the Hyundai ix35 Highlander AWD 2.0L Diesel for a drive.

CarsTue, 18 Feb 2014 12:10:00 GMT
Dog car harness test

Test results from the NRMA Insurance's Research Centre show which dog car harnesses can offer the best protection for your four-legged companion.

CarsWed, 18 Dec 2013 13:31:00 GMT
Kia Rondo first look

A CHOICE member family takes the Kia Rondo Platinum GDI 2.0L for a spin. Find out how they rate its features.

CarsTue, 17 Dec 2013 11:58:00 GMT
Ford Kuga first look

A CHOICE member family takes the Ford Kuga Titanium TDCi AWD for a spin. How do they rate its features and space?

CarsThu, 21 Nov 2013 14:33:00 GMT
Car GPS review

We've tested 18 of the latest car GPS units, priced from $99 to $349, including models from Garmin, Navman and TomTom.

CarsThu, 21 Nov 2013 11:32:00 GMT
Mazda CX5 first look

A CHOICE member family took the five-seater Mazda CX-5 Maxx Sport 2.2L Diesel AWD for a spin. What did they think of its performance and space?

CarsThu, 24 Oct 2013 14:55:00 GMT
Hire car excess

Hire car companies can take you for a ride with rental car insurance, so CHOICE checks out some alternatives.

CarsFri, 06 Sep 2013 10:22:00 GMT
Used car safety ratings

If you're in the market for an older model used car you'll need to do your research and the 2013 Used Car Safety Ratings is a good place to start. This year 216 vehicle models have been rated.

CarsFri, 30 Aug 2013 13:57:00 GMT
Toyota RAV4 test drive

How did the Patersons find the handling of the mid-level Toyota SUV, the RAV4 GX AWD?

CarsThu, 06 Jun 2013 10:19:00 GMT
Honda CR-V first look

Did the Webster family think the five-seater Honda CR-V 4WD VTi, a luxury variant of the Honda CR-V, was a hit or miss after test driving it?

CarsMon, 06 May 2013 10:46:00 GMT
Nissan X-Trail first look

The five-seater X-Trail TL dCi 4WD packs in the features, but does it also pack in the passengers a little too tightly for comfort?

CarsThu, 04 Apr 2013 17:41:00 GMT
Subaru Forester First Look

CHOICE members the Eleftheriou family took the five-seater Subaru Forester 2.5i-S for a spin. What did they think of its fancy features - and high price tag?

CarsMon, 11 Mar 2013 13:46:00 GMT
Mitsubishi ASX first look

This small SUV packs in the features, but could it also do with a little more grunt? CHOICE members the Shepherdsons take a test drive.

CarsTue, 12 Feb 2013 15:49:00 GMT
Holden Captiva 5 first look

The Holden Captiva 5 may have plenty of room for luggage, but what else did our home testers have to say about it?

CarsMon, 11 Feb 2013 16:46:00 GMT
Small vehicle repair costs

NRMA Insurance put the spotlight on nine top selling small vehicles in Australia to see how their bumpers performed when involved in a collision.

CarsWed, 28 Nov 2012 15:44:00 GMT
Small SUV tyre reviews

We review 225 60R17 car tyres, which are suitable for many small SUVs on the Australian market.

CarsThu, 15 Nov 2012 11:59:00 GMT
Hyundai iMax first look

The Hyundai iMax is an eight-person carrier and one of the larger people-movers on the Australian market that we’ve looked at.

CarsMon, 12 Nov 2012 11:55:00 GMT
Honda Odyssey first look

The Webster family took the Honda Odyssey over a weekend for the morning sports run, domestic duties and a picnic.

CarsWed, 07 Nov 2012 11:58:00 GMT
Toyota Prius V first look

Our tester and a CHOICE family take the new hybrid people-mover for a ride to see if it measures up.

CarsSun, 07 Oct 2012 08:24:00 GMT
Steering clear of car repair scams

Car repair shops are coming under greater scrutiny in NSW and WA, but consumer awareness is still the first line of defence.

CarsTue, 14 Aug 2012 10:43:00 GMT
Toyota Prius C first look

The latest Prius is designed for city travel and the base model is roughly half the price of the larger Prius i-tech.

CarsThu, 05 Jul 2012 09:30:00 GMT
Honda CR-Z Sport first look

We find out whether the Honda CR-Z Sport, dubbed Car of the Year 2012 by Wheels magazine, lives up to expectations.

CarsFri, 29 Jun 2012 11:28:00 GMT
Car reversing camera kit reviews

A car reversing camera kit supplies you with a camera that you attach to the rear of the car, along with a monitor for viewing.

CarsTue, 12 Jun 2012 09:46:00 GMT
Toyota Camry Hybrid first look Camry Hybrid First Look.aspx

We took the latest iteration of the Toyota Camry Hybrid Luxury for a ride and found it was pretty good for one of the larger cars in the hybrid family.

CarsFri, 27 Apr 2012 14:44:00 GMT
Toyota Prius i-Tech first look

CHOICE takes a look at the most recent Prius on the market, with the optional i-Tech add on.

CarsWed, 18 Apr 2012 12:45:00 GMT
Mazda 3 SKYACTIV first look

We've driven the Mazda 3 SKYACTIV for 3000km, to find out how it performs, how fuel efficient it is, and what makes it green.

CarsWed, 04 Apr 2012 10:53:00 GMT
VW BlueMotion first look

We take the VW BlueMotion for a spin to find out how it feels to drive, comfort of driving and other first impressions.

CarsMon, 12 Mar 2012 16:29:00 GMT
Mitsubishi i-MiEV first look

We take the Mitsubishi i-MIEV for a spin and reveal how it feels to drive, and other first impressions.

CarsFri, 20 Jan 2012 14:01:00 GMT
Aldi Go Cruise 1602 first look

Despite its low price, the Go Cruise includes all the features and functions you’d expect to see on a modern car GPS.

CarsMon, 05 Dec 2011 15:47:00 GMT
Tyre pressure gauge reviews

Gauges at petrol stations are not always well maintained which may affect accuracy. You may want to think about getting your own. We tested 18 models, from $5 to $80.

CarsThu, 19 May 2011 13:53:00 GMT
Car reliability survey

Advanced technologies used by car manufacturers aim to make your ride as smooth and safe as possible, how do they fare for reliability?

CarsThu, 12 May 2011 15:45:00 GMT
Rental car companies

CHOICE scrutinised the contracts of some of Australia's largest car rental companies - and found plenty to be concerned about.

CarsMon, 18 Apr 2011 17:35:00 GMT
Used car buying guide

"Buyer beware" never applies more than when shopping for a used car.

CarsThu, 03 Mar 2011 16:58:00 GMT
Tyrecheckers LED Alert caps review

These LED Alert caps for car tyres are a step towards safer and more economical motoring.

CarsFri, 29 Oct 2010 16:51:00 GMT
E10 state of play

Biofuels such as E10 are meant to have environmental benefits, but are there hidden costs?

CarsMon, 18 Oct 2010 16:57:00 GMT
How to buy a new car

Save thousands on your next new car – and steer clear of the traps and pitfalls – by following the CHOICE buying guide.

CarsMon, 31 May 2010 15:48:00 GMT