Fiat: Fiat Panda 0.9-litre Twin Air 2014 review

Posted on May 7th, 2014

Pandas are a breeding-averse bear found in China, and zoos around the world. Without help from humans they would probably have died out decades ago. Or that may be our fault. I am not really Read More

Quick Drive: Holden Captiva 7 Active 2014

Posted on May 5th, 2014

Keeping a model fresh and interesting is always a challenge for a manufacturer and even though the Captiva 7 SUV has been a great ( and very successful) sales weapon in the Holden arsenal, it Read More

Hyundai 2-litre ix35 Elite versus i30 2-litre Elite 2014 review

Posted on May 4th, 2014

Never a company to be caught on the back foot, Hyundai New Zealand launched a plethora of 2014 model year cars last November, and two of the most interesting were the new versions of the Read More

Toyota Hilux 3.0TD 4×4 Double Cab 2014 review

Posted on April 30th, 2014

From humble beginnings as the robust, reliable, farmer’s friend, the Toyota’s double-cab Hilux is now a bona fide 5-ANCAP star sophisticate, as much at home in the suburbs as it is ‘on the range!’

Lexus GS300 F Sport 2014 Review

Posted on April 28th, 2014

Lexus is consistently turning out vehicles that are setting the bar for comfortable cruising. The majority of the range doesn’t set the world on fire in terms of outright sprinting and high-speed manoeuvring capability, but Read More

Skoda Rapid 1.4 TSI 2014 review

Posted on April 24th, 2014

One of my first press drives more than a decade ago was a first generation Skoda Octavia hatchback and I was impressed by the overall quality of the car, as much as the generous space Read More

Kia Cerato Koup Turbo 2014 review

Posted on April 23rd, 2014

As Kia’s first truly sporty car (the Sportage most definitely is not sporty), the Cerato Koup Turbo straddles the line between performance coupe and hot hatch(of which it has just released one in New Zealand Read More

Road Tests / Car Reviews: BMW X5 M50d 2014

Posted on April 21st, 2014

For those people who wanted to buy a large luxury SUV (or SAV in BMW parlance), the biggest conundrum was did they plump for the diesel version or the petrol version. Obviously at this end Read More