Miscellaneous

PCOTY 2016: Mazda MX-5 #8

YEAH, sure, look, all right. Showing up for a PCOTY packing less than 100kW in 2015 is like admitting you voted for Rudd and Abbott at the same time. Hell, the BMW i8’s second motor is almost more powerful than

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PCOTY 2016: BMW i8 #9

DO you remember that TV show Towards 2000? I think it had to change its name to Beyond 2000 once the date ticked over… anyway, it was a telly show that previewed clever, expensive items that we were likely to

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Porsche 911 GT3: PCOTY '16 The Winner

Sebastien Loeb didn’t win nine straight WRC titles by chance. Nor is it luck that has secured Audi victory in 13 of the last 16 Le Mans 24 Hour races. Such dominance is the by-product of hard work, determination and

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PCOTY 2016: Mercedes-AMG C63 S #2

We knew from the moment the C63 rammed down the front straight at DECA that this would be a mighty hard year to pick a top three, let alone a winner. Of course, the two Mercs (or AMGs, if you

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PCOTY 2016: Mercedes-AMG GT S #3

Third place on the podium in any 11-car comparison is a pretty stout effort. But when it’s PCOTY we’re talking about and simply making the field is confirmation of legend status, then the bronze medal is an even bigger deal.

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$0-50K | Ford Fiesta ST #1

Ford’s junior hot-hatch overcame finishing second in the $0-50K division to take the overall 2014 BFYB title. With the cheapies champion Clio RS also returning, how did the Fiesta ST turn things around for 2015? Simple: for whatever reasons it

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$0-50K | Citroen DS3 | #7

The DS3’s shark fin-shaped B-pillar is one of its most striking design elements, though there was nothing predatory about the baby Citroen’s performance on the track. Slowest to lap Winton of all in the $0-50K group, it was also chewed

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$0-50K | Peugeot 208 GTi 30th #2

We all had one of those friends who went slightly off the rails during their teenage years. One minute they’re quiet, demure and studious, next thing you know they’ve got multiple piercings and are skipping classes to steal CDs from

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$0-50K | Volkswagen Polo GTI #3

Big things were expected of VW’s new Polo GTI at this year’s Bang for your Bucks. After all, this is the updated version of the car that turned the BFYB formula on its head so comprehensively it called the future

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$0-50K | Holden Astra VXR #5

Jump straight form the Astra GTC to this car, the VXR, and you can immediately see, smell and feel where some of the extra money has gone. Okay, so 13-large is a fair old chunk of wedge, but even so,

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