Buying guide

Using reviews to find the right car

Our car reviews and advice section has lots of new and used car reviews to make your car buying journey easier.

Are you struggling to find the right car? Our car reviews and advice section has lots of new and used car reviews to help make your choice easier. All reviews are written by car experts, so you can feel secure about the info you read. With a comprehensive description and all key vehicle information covered, you’ll have all the details you need to buy with confidence.


All of our reviewed cars are given a rating between 0-5 and we give you a simple breakdown of the ‘good’ and ‘not so good’ points of the car – this helps you gain a quick understanding of the car's good and bad features.

Aspects taken into consideration when rating a car:

  • exterior style
  • driveability
  • safety rating
  • value for money
  • interior look and feel

These ratings help to empower you in the decision-making process whilst considering your next car.

Inside and out

You’ll learn everything you need to know about the interior and exterior condition of the car. It’ll tell you everything from vehicle technology and flashier aspects to the more practical features of the car – from leather seats and infotainment units to steering wheel type and boot space.

On the road

Find out how your next car drives – speed, power, handling – and its engine size, visibility and towing capacity. It’ll help you decide if it’s the right car for you.


You should always go for the safest car your budget can stretch to, so you can protect yourself and your passengers. Our reviews break down the car's safety, lets you know all safety features and ways it'll help you avoid a crash, plus any areas where there’s room for improvement.


Get all the info on common issues that affect a certain car make or model. It’s good to know the risk of potentially major costs, so you can decide if it’s worth it. Some things are an easy fix, others will cost a lot of time and money if something goes wrong.

Cost of ownership

The cost of ownership varies from car to car and owner history. The types of ongoing costs also vary – some cars may need a cambelt replacement every 100,000 km and others may have a big engine that’ll cause high fuel expense. Some ongoing costs to keep in mind:

    • servicing
    • insurance
    • WoF and rego replacements

    Buyers guide

    Some car models have heaps of variants and specifications. You may want to check out a variant, as it might better suit your needs. Some variety types include 5-door versions, a more powerful engine or a sports model. This section will tell you them all and what year any major facelifts/changes were made.

    The details

    Get a general overview of the car from its price range, engine and fuel type, plus the vehicle measurements.

    If you have an idea of what you might want, it’s time to start searching! Don’t worry, we’ll walk you through it. Or you can jump right in and read some used car reviews.