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Holden Trailblazer 2017: It’s big and roomy, practical but a bit truck like

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Kia Rondo 2017 – No longer nerdy; not the latest technology but still practical

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Holden Trax 2017 – Mainly a turbo engine – good features for a little car – but they come at a price

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Range Rover Sport SVR 2017 – Its big and great technology for off-road. But it goes like a racer

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Overdrive: Road taxes; Fiat fumbles; Ford’s Future; Jaguar goes electric; Bus stops of the future

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Nissan Pathfinder 2017: Overlooked in a busy market. Best for a lovely country drive with the family

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