Kia Cerato 1.8 SX Hatchback 2014 Review

Posted on January 28th, 2014

We drove the Cerato sedan a while back, and now the Cerato is back with a hatch version and some new tricks, most notably a sat nav sitting in the middle of the dash. Kia Read More

Nissan Pathfinder Ti AWD 2014 Review

Posted on January 21st, 2014

Nissan’s seven-seat Pathfinder Ti comes with all-wheel drive to get the 190kW and 325Nm of power from the 3.5-litre V6 petrol engine via the CVT gearbox to the ground. It’s a big beast, and you Read More

Mitsubishi Lancer GSR 2013 Review

Posted on January 15th, 2014

Back in 1997 if you wanted a fast but cheap road car you had a huge number of choices. Subaru Legacy RS, GT, and WRX; Nissan Skyline GTS-t and GT-Four; Nissan Pulsar GTi-R; Honda Integra Read More

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