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October 28, 2010
POISED PERFORMANCE: Subaru worked hard to produce a better handling and satisfying car.
Photo: SGT Andrew Hetherington
2010-2011 Subaru WRX
Engine: 2.5l boxer four cylinder pro-
ducing 195kW power and 343Nm of
RRP before on roads: $39,990.
WIDER, fatter, meaner
looking and better
handling would best
describe the new
2010-2011 WRX sedan.
The 2.5l engine has the same
power and torque as the 2010 model
(195kW and 343Nm) and is more
than enough to exploit an excellent-
ly balanced, sure-footed and enter-
During a short 90km drive on
u rban, highway and undulating
sealed and unsealed country roads,
I could push to the upper limits
of grip and still feel confident my
steering, throttle and braking inputs
could help me out when things got
The AWD system, with five-star
passive and active safety features,
instils a confidence boost not often
felt from the driver's seat.
After finding your comfort zone,
you can cut loose and be as daring
as the speed limit will allow. To call
it a road-registered rally car would
not be far off the mark.
The only negative from the drive
was during travel through potholes
and sharp bumps, occasionally sus-
pension thumps and vibration could
be heard sometimes loudly in the
cabin, being transferred to the dash.
In other vehicles you often expe-
rience a hands-off wheel experi-
ence or a possible off, but the WRX
stayed straight and true and very lit-
tle interference could be felt through
the steering wheel.
Flared wheel arches, an STI four-
pipe exhaust system, wider front and
rear track, wider tyres and upgraded
rear suspension have produced a
refreshed and more desirable WRX.
The feature of the car, which
hasn't changed since the first WRX
was released in 1994; the price
$39,990 (before on road costs), will
be welcome to all buyers, making
it one of the fastest, best value, best
looking and handling vehicles on the
-- SGT Andrew Hetherington
New rex delivers wilder ride
Holden Calais V V8
Engine: 6.01 V8 producing 260kW and
517Nm of torque.
RRP before on roads: $61,990 as tested.
LARGE sedans packing a V8
are usually perfect transport for
younger drivers with a heavy
penchant for speed or for fami-
lies needing to cart around three chil-
dren or less.
When the block of metal under the
bonnet of the Calais V is a 6.0l gener-
ating 260kW of power and 517Nm of
torque, packing in passengers and lug-
gage is an easy task, enabling your right
foot to do all the talking during cruising
and overtaking duties.
The six-speed automatic transmission
has a triptronic function better left in
full automatic due to a half second or so
delay in gear changes when used.
The Calais V is also a comfortable
steer and is packed with technology
to make life easier. The car tested had
two DVD screens, with the front unit
also containing a colour GPS display,
Bluetooth, rear and front parking sensors,
a rear view camera, leather seats, dual
zone climate control and ample leg and
head room for rear passengers.
The boot was large enough, but the
opening was quite narrow and could
make the stowage of wider items dif-
Being a V Calais it has a body kit, 19
inch alloys, dual exhaust with chrome
tips, front fog lamps and a discreet boot
lid spoiler which all set it apart from a
The 6.0l in this car was an Active
Fuel Management (AFM) engine, which
professes to only use all eight cylinders
when it needs to and saves fuel.
A small digital readout at the bottom
of the speedo tells the driver when the
vehicle is using four or eight cylinders.
Four cylinder mode was only seen
during throttle off, down-hill travel and
relatively flat, easy coasting. If fuel con-
sumption was lowered it wasn't noticea-
ble, but owners might notice a difference
if they've driven a vehicle not fitted with
a V8 AFM engine.
Whichever way you look at the Calais
V V8, it's a big car with a big engine, on
sale at a price not affordable to everyone.
But if you want more than basic transport
with more power and luxury than most
people will ever need, then seriously con-
-- SGT Andrew Hetherington
LUXURY: The new
Holden Calais is big on
power and luxury.
Photo courtesty Holden
The Other Guys
Director: Adam McKay
Running Time: 107 minutes
Stars: Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg,
Dwayne Johnson, Samuel Jackson and
Rating: 4 stars
ACTION, laughs, babes and,
yes, even a Lethal Weapon-
inspired saxophone sound-
track is what you can expect
from Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg's
latest cop parody, The Other Guys,
released Australia-wide last month.
Tough guy Detective Terry Hoitz
(Mark Wahlberg) is forced to team up
with forensic accountant Detective Allen
Gamble (Will Ferrell).
These two mismatched partners
attempt to demonstrate to their action-
hero status colleagues, Danson (Dwayne
Johnson aka The Rock) and Highsmith
(Samuel Jackson), that they too can con-
Park your brain at the door
quer crime on the streets of New York
In short, the plot revolves around
Hoitz and Gamble, who get themselves
into numerous ridiculous scenarios.
If you plan to watch this movie, make
sure you check your brain in at the door
and prepare to convulse in hysterics
because although this film doesn't offer
much in the way of story line, it's an
-- ABCIS Melanie Schinkel
HYSTERICAL: Will Ferrell and Mark
Wahlberg make a hilarious couple in
cop comedy, The Other Guys.
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