AT A GLANCE

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favourite com­pact SUV — that’s the Hyundai ix35 or, if I were cashed-up and keen, the ex­cel­lent Mercedes-Benz GLA. On its mer­its, though, it’s more than good enough for The Tick.

WE’VE come to ex­pect the un­ex­pected from Skoda, and not just the styling. The likes of the short-lived Room­ster and the lat­est Yeti def­i­nitely stick out from the crowd but a Skoda badge in­vari­ably means some­thing even more un­ex­pected. As an ex­am­ple,...

$23,490 — is def­i­nitely worth a look. It’s flex­i­ble, prac­ti­cal and drives well. The cabin has ev­ery­thing you need, seat­ing is flex­i­ble and the boot pro­vides the usual Skoda sur­prise with ex­cel­lent stor­age choices in­clud­ing hooks and net­ting. My time...

Q3 to the Tiguan, which now starts from $28,490. The Yeti scores on its start­ing price but it’s up against the cheapie Ford EcoS­port and lat­est Holden Trax, and at the top end there is also the Tiguan in the $30,000-ish run­ners. I like the Yeti,...

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