Ford: 2014 Focus Sport hatch review

Posted on August 15th, 2014

Yet another five-door hatch you say to yourself as you saunter towards the test car that’s fully fuelled with petroleum. The bronze metallic effect of the paintwork enhances the shape and form of the Focus Read More

Suzuki: 2014 Swift Sport automatic

Posted on August 14th, 2014

I’m really getting fed up with how excellent the Suzuki Swift Sport is. Every time I get one it’s pretty much exactly the same; just a few minor tweaks, and that’s it. It’s like having Read More

Mercedes-Benz: 2014 CLS 250 CDI Shooting Brake

Posted on August 13th, 2014

What is a shooting brake you ask? Thats a very good question. According to the all-knowing Wikipedia, the term shooting-brake originated in the 19th century, and was used to describe a particular style of motor-vehicle Read More

Lexus: 2014 CT200h Limited vs F Sport review

Posted on August 12th, 2014

The road from Whatipu to Titirangi is narrow, bumpy and changes direction like a gazelle trying to outrun a cheetah. We were in the CT200h F Sport and my partner said to me that she Read More

Jeep: 2014 Cherokee Limited V6 review

Posted on July 31st, 2014

When the first pictures of the new Jeep Cherokee leaked out of America, many people including myself looked at it and wondered what the design team had been smoking on their tea break. The square Read More

Volkswagen: 2014 Passat R-Line wagon review

Posted on July 28th, 2014

For a while there it looked like the days of that most practical and stoic of motoring beasts, the station wagon, were numbered. Yet to paraphrase a famous Mark Twain quote; ‘reports of (their) death (would Read More

Volkswagen: 2014 Polo 1.4 R-Line

Posted on July 24th, 2014

Volkswagen is celebrating its 60th year of operation in New Zealand and the Polo is now run out as a new model is due shortly. The current pricing will further stick a wounding knife into Read More

Toyota: 2014 Corolla GX and ZR sedan review

Posted on July 22nd, 2014

Buying a Corolla is a bit like buying Cadbury’s chocolate: it’s not flash, but it’s dependable. And you know that it’s going to make you fat if use it too much. It achieves its purpose Read More