CHOICE - Transport http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/transport.aspxIndependent and trusted tests, reviews and investigations of cars bikes and airlines by CHOICE Australia. Copyright 2014 www.choice.com.auen-au http://www.choice.com.au/img/logo_choice.gif www.choice.com.au http://www.choice.com.auFri, 28 Nov 2014 07:38:10 GMTTransportCar hire and your rights http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/transport/cars/car-hire/car-hire-and-your-rights.aspx

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

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CarsTue, 11 Nov 2014 16:37:00 GMT
Car security http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/transport/cars/safety-and-advice/Car-security-scores.aspx

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.

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CarsThu, 16 Oct 2014 11:53:00 GMT
Modern car keys http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/transport/cars/accessories/modern-car-keys.aspx

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

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CarsWed, 01 Oct 2014 10:48:00 GMT
Honda Odyssey VTi-L review http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/transport/cars/buying/honda-odyssey-vti-l-review.aspx

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?

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CarsTue, 09 Sep 2014 15:24:00 GMT
ANCAP new car safety ratings http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/transport/cars/safety-and-advice/ancap-update.aspx

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

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CarsThu, 04 Sep 2014 11:23:00 GMT
Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Aspire family car review http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/transport/cars/buying/Mitsubishi-Outlander-PHEV-family-car-review.aspx

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.

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CarsMon, 21 Jul 2014 13:41:00 GMT
Taxi alternatives & booking apps http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/transport/cars/car-hire/taxi-alternatives-and-apps.aspx

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

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CarsFri, 20 Jun 2014 12:07:00 GMT
Smartphone car GPS app reviews http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/transport/cars/gps/car-gps-mobile-phone-apps.aspx

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

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CarsThu, 19 Jun 2014 17:32:00 GMT
Hyundai ix35 family car review http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/transport/cars/buying/Hyundai-ix35-family-car-review.aspx

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

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CarsTue, 18 Feb 2014 12:10:00 GMT
Electric bike reviews http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/transport/bikes/bikes-and-cycling/electric-bicycles-review.aspx

Electric bikes are gaining traction in the bike market and there are many reasons why you may prefer some assistance with your pedal power.

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BikesTue, 14 Jan 2014 12:09:00 GMT
Dog car harness test http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/transport/cars/safety-and-advice/Dog-car-harness-testing.aspx

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

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CarsWed, 18 Dec 2013 13:31:00 GMT
Kia Rondo first look http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/transport/cars/buying/Kia-Rondo-First-Look.aspx

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

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CarsTue, 17 Dec 2013 11:58:00 GMT
Ford Kuga first look http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/transport/cars/buying/Ford-Kuga-First-Look.aspx

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

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CarsThu, 21 Nov 2013 14:33:00 GMT
Car GPS review http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/transport/cars/gps/gps-car-navigation-review-and-compare.aspx

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

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CarsThu, 21 Nov 2013 11:32:00 GMT
How to buy a bike http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/transport/bikes/bikes-and-cycling/buying-a-bike.aspx

If you’re in the market for a new bike, your options can be overwhelming. We look at what you really need to know when buying a commuter bike.

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BikesFri, 08 Nov 2013 14:59:00 GMT
Mazda CX5 first look http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/transport/cars/buying/Mazda-CX5-First-Look.aspx

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?

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CarsThu, 24 Oct 2013 14:55:00 GMT
Hire car excess http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/transport/cars/car-hire/hire-car-excess.aspx

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

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CarsFri, 06 Sep 2013 10:22:00 GMT
Used car safety ratings http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/transport/cars/safety-and-advice/used-car-safety-rating-database.aspx

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.

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CarsFri, 30 Aug 2013 13:57:00 GMT
Toyota RAV4 test drive http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/transport/cars/buying/toyota-rav4-first-look.aspx

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

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CarsThu, 06 Jun 2013 10:19:00 GMT
Honda CR-V first look http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/transport/cars/buying/honda-cr-v-first-look.aspx

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?

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CarsMon, 06 May 2013 10:46:00 GMT
Nissan X-Trail first look http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/transport/cars/buying/Nissan-X-Trail-First-Look.aspx

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?

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CarsThu, 04 Apr 2013 17:41:00 GMT
Subaru Forester First Look http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/transport/cars/buying/Subaru-Forester-First-Look.aspx

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?

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CarsMon, 11 Mar 2013 13:46:00 GMT
Mitsubishi ASX first look http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/transport/cars/buying/Mitsubishi-ASX-First-Look.aspx

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.

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CarsTue, 12 Feb 2013 15:49:00 GMT
Holden Captiva 5 first look http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/transport/cars/buying/Holden-Captiva-5-First-Look.aspx

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

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CarsMon, 11 Feb 2013 16:46:00 GMT
Small vehicle repair costs http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/transport/cars/safety-and-advice/small-vehicle-repair-costs.aspx

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

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CarsWed, 28 Nov 2012 15:44:00 GMT
Small SUV tyre reviews http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/transport/cars/tyres/car-tyres-225-60R17-review-and-compare.aspx

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

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CarsThu, 15 Nov 2012 11:59:00 GMT
Hyundai iMax first look http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/transport/cars/buying/Hyundai-iMax-First-Look.aspx

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

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CarsMon, 12 Nov 2012 11:55:00 GMT
Honda Odyssey first look http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/transport/cars/buying/Honda-Odyssey-First-Look.aspx

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

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CarsWed, 07 Nov 2012 11:58:00 GMT
Toyota Prius V first look http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/transport/cars/green-car/Toyota-Prius-V-First-Look.aspx

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

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CarsSun, 07 Oct 2012 08:24:00 GMT
Steering clear of car repair scams http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/transport/cars/maintenance/mechanics-and-car-servicing-centres.aspx

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

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CarsTue, 14 Aug 2012 10:43:00 GMT
Toyota Prius C first look http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/transport/cars/green-car/Toyota-Prius-C-First-Look.aspx

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

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CarsThu, 05 Jul 2012 09:30:00 GMT
Honda CR-Z Sport first look http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/transport/cars/green-car/honda-crz-first-look.aspx

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

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CarsFri, 29 Jun 2012 11:28:00 GMT
Car reversing camera kit reviews http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/transport/cars/safety-and-advice/Car-reversing-cameras.aspx

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.

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CarsTue, 12 Jun 2012 09:46:00 GMT
Toyota Camry Hybrid first look http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/transport/cars/green-car/Toyota 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.

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CarsFri, 27 Apr 2012 14:44:00 GMT
Toyota Prius i-Tech first look http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/transport/cars/green-car/Toyota-Prius-first-look.aspx

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

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CarsWed, 18 Apr 2012 12:45:00 GMT
Mazda 3 SKYACTIV first look http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/transport/cars/green-car/mazda-3-skyactiv-first-look.aspx

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.

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CarsWed, 04 Apr 2012 10:53:00 GMT
VW BlueMotion first look http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/transport/cars/green-car/vw-bluemotion-first-look.aspx

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

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CarsMon, 12 Mar 2012 16:29:00 GMT
Mitsubishi i-MiEV first look http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/transport/cars/green-car/mitsubishi-i-miev-first-look.aspx

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

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CarsFri, 20 Jan 2012 14:01:00 GMT
Aldi Go Cruise 1602 first look http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/transport/cars/gps/aldi-gocruise-1602.aspx

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

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CarsMon, 05 Dec 2011 15:47:00 GMT
Bicycle GPS first look http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/transport/bikes/bikes-and-cycling/bicycle-gps-first-look.aspx

We put two GPS devices designed for bicycles through their paces to see what's on offer at the expensive and inexpensive ends of the market.

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BikesTue, 01 Nov 2011 13:35:00 GMT
Tyre pressure gauge reviews http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/transport/cars/tyres/tyre-pressure-gauges-review-and-compare.aspx

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.

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CarsThu, 19 May 2011 13:53:00 GMT
Car reliability survey http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/transport/cars/buying/car-reliability-survey.aspx

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

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CarsThu, 12 May 2011 15:45:00 GMT
Rental car companies http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/transport/cars/safety-and-advice/rental-car-companies-reviewed.aspx

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

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CarsMon, 18 Apr 2011 17:35:00 GMT
Used car buying guide http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/transport/cars/buying/how-to-buy-a-used-car.aspx

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

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CarsThu, 03 Mar 2011 16:58:00 GMT
Tyrecheckers LED Alert caps review http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/transport/cars/tyres/tyrecheckers-led-alert-caps-review.aspx

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

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CarsFri, 29 Oct 2010 16:51:00 GMT
E10 state of play http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/transport/cars/fuel/biofuels-and-e10.aspx

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

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CarsMon, 18 Oct 2010 16:57:00 GMT
Bike accessory reviews http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/transport/bikes/bikes-and-cycling/bike-accessories-review.aspx

CHOICE joins forces with our friends at Bicycle Victoria to give you the bike riding essentials.

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BikesSat, 07 Aug 2010 11:32:00 GMT
How to buy a new car http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/transport/cars/buying/how-to-buy-a-new-car.aspx

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

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CarsMon, 31 May 2010 15:48:00 GMT