Hyundai Accent Elite 2014 Review

Posted on January 6th, 2014

I had a friend staying with me just before Christmas. She’s a research scientist at a large aquarium in America and gets around the globe studying whales, turtles and seabirds. We wound up talking about Read More

Hyundai ix35 2.4 Elite AWD Series II 2014 Review

Posted on December 28th, 2013

The time to update the ix35 arrived a little before this new model. We last had an ix35 back in 2010 and since then the crossover challengers upped their game and the ix35 slipped down Read More

Holden Trax LTZ 2013 Review

Posted on December 17th, 2013

Recently we had the base model Trax LS and we’ve now sampled the premium model LTZ. It’s $2500 more, and it’s mostly in the bling. In fact, it rides so similarly, you can head over Read More

Volvo V60 D4 Luxury 2013 Review

Posted on December 11th, 2013

Buy a Volvo with City Safety and in some countries you get a discount off your car insurance because insurance companies know that it has reduced crashes in XC60s by 22%. Insurers in New Zealand Read More

Mitsubishi ASX Sport 2.2D diesel 4WD Review

Posted on December 5th, 2013

We had an ASX Sport almost two years ago now, albeit a petrol one (read the review here). On the face of it, there’s not a huge amount of difference, except that it doesn’t seem Read More

Subaru Legacy GT Spec B Premium Wagon 2013 Review

Posted on December 2nd, 2013

Mention a Legacy GT Spec B to anyone of my generation (born in the ‘70s) who had an interest in cars when they were in their 20s and you’ll be regaled usually with fond memories Read More

Subaru Impreza 2.0i X 2013 Review

Posted on November 29th, 2013

With almost all the current Impreza X stock snapped up, you’ll be hunting around the dealerships if you want to get one without waiting a few months for the next shipment. Subaru only brought 250 Read More

Mini Cooper S Paceman 2013 Review

Posted on November 22nd, 2013

With seven Mini model lines available there’s plenty of choice, whether you want classic, small and nimble, or something with more space, like this new Paceman. Despite the Mini’s oxymoronic proportions (it’s not exactly ‘mini’ Read More