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2013 Australia’s Best Cars – Best Small Car over $35k – Audi A3 Sportback 1.4 TFSI COD – review

The Audi A3 Sportback has introduced a newcylinder on demand (COD) model to its ever-expanding range, COD has the car operating on four cylindersin most driving conditions, but drops it to two when only minimum power is required.

So,when cruising along on flat, straight highways or country roads, it does just that, cruises.

Then there is Audi's attention to build andfinish, and this model is no exception.

But it's not just the way it is screwed togetherthat had it finish above the pack in Australia's Best Cars, it was also top in class for ergonomics.

Allinstruments are legible, easy to use and well positioned.

The comfort extends to the supportive seatsand, despite its small-car nature, the A3 also has useful cabin space.

The Audi scores well in safety, too, withsignificant credentials boosted by its strong little body.

At the final comparison, the Australia's BestCars judges were impressed by A3's ride and handling.

All in all it has good small car power, usesjust a nip of fuel and is of a quality expected for its price tag.

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2013 Australia’s Best Cars – Best Large Car over $60k – Lexus GS 350 F Sport – test and review

The GS350 F Sport has two very different dimensions.

Around town the F Sport displays impeccable road manners as you would expect from a luxurycar.

Cocooned from the hustle and bustle of theoutside world you feel instantly at home.

Class-leading ergonomics that has everythingfalling nicely to hand.

Leaving the boardroom and the city behind,this once mild mannered city dweller turns into a bend-loving beast.

Powered by a 233kW 3.

5L direct injection V6that delivers a racy induction snarl when provoked, the GS350 tempts you to explorethe dynamic abilities of the chassis and will satisfy all but the most hard-core sportscar drivers.

In a category where the standard featureslists can be short and the options list longer than your arm, often adding considerably tothe sticker price of the car, the Lexus shines through with most of the desirable optionsalready ticked.

Back-to-back wins in the face of new and upgradedmodels from the premium European brands proves Lexus has what it takes to get on shoppinglist of the most demanding buyers.

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2013 Australia’s Best Cars – Best Medium Car over $50k – BMW 320i – test and review

BMW has always positioned itself as a carfor the driver and it was in the 'on road performance' area that the 320i had the edgeon the other contenders.

Its overall balanced handling, albeit witha slightly firmer ride than some of the others, through the wide ranges of driving conditionsthat had the 320i with its rear drive, up with the best in class.

The quality of materials and finish is worldclass and, although it is priced competitively.

The 320i's frugal 6.

0 L/100km fuel consumptionis again best in class but it also manages to pull off the real hard trick which is alsoto be up the front of the pack on engine performance.

Safety is, of course, as you might expectfrom a German manufacturer.

Some people will buy a BMW for the badge andbragging rights but with the 320i the space, power, handling and fuel economy will winthem over in its own right.

So, as this year's Medium size car over $50,000winner, the 320i has continued what is becoming a tradition of being best of the best.

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Australia’s Best Cars 2014 – Best Medium Car over $50,000 – Mercedes-Benz C Class C200

The winner of 2014's Australia's Best Cars Medium Sized Car over $50,000 is the Mercedes C200.

This is a car thatproves that you can have luxury at an affordableprice.

This new C200 is the car we've all been wanting to drive and the best thing about it is it didn't disappoint.

It's a stylish qualitycar that carries loads of safety gear that you might expect to find in a car $100,000 more It's smooth performance comes from a twolitre turbo engine and seven-speed transmission.

A car that can give you performance when you need it but the amazing thing is it runs on only sixlitres per 100 kilometers The fuel economy is surprising given thatyou've got a relatively large car with plenty ofspace inside.

You sit behind the wheel of this car and you're surrounded byunderstated luxury.

When you're driving there little road roar, no wind sound and it is as though you are in an S Class.

Mercedes have managed to get that feel inside a C200.

The boot space is not surprisingly large for back-seatpassengers who often neglected the back seats are really comfortable, there's plenty of leg room they can drive as comfortably as you are in the front It gives motorists accessibility, at thesame time they're getting exclusivity.

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Australia’s Best Cars 2014 – Best Small Car Over $35,000 – Audi A3 Sportback TFSI COD

The winner of Australia's Best Cars small car over thirty five thousanddollars is the Audi A3 One of it's top scores was for the fuel consumption at 4.

7 litres with cylinder on demandtechnology it really outperformed all others in theclass.

It was also the top performer in terms of the environment so on all those indicators it performed really well.

In build and design it really really worked well in terms of its finish and its spectacular which is what people are looking for in that category.

You don't expect asmall car to have so many features but also the features of so well-placed the simple design nature allows thedriver to navigate with ease.

On the road Audi A3 performed verywell it was good in terms of its ride and itshandling and also very agile.

In this categorythe competition was very strong.

the two things that really made Audi outin front was really those top scores in the environment and the fuelconsumption.

The Audi and its competitors in this field all makeyou feel very very comfortable very safe.

They all really have that extra sensethat you need to feel like you're in a quality car and that's what you're looking for in asmall car over $35,000.

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