Kia Cerato SX GDi Sedan 2013 – Review

Posted on July 20th, 2013

Kia’s website instructed me to expect the unexpected regarding the Cerato, and I certainly didn’t expect the driver’s seat to be both heated and cooled in a car that costs a paltry $38,490. The passenger’s Read More

Ford Kuga Titanium diesel and Kuga Titanium EcoBoost Petrol 2013 – Review

Posted on July 13th, 2013

This is quite possibly the most complex and fully-featured car for the money. As well as having bells and whistles, there’s the full ensemble of wind instruments and a strings section, and you, the driver, Read More

Lexus LS600hL 2013 – Review

Posted on July 9th, 2013

Lexus has set out to build a world-class luxury saloon car, and it has succeeded. Should you add one to your already luxurious life? Back in 1989, I was still too young to drive, but Read More

Holden Captiva 5 LTZ 2013 – Review

Posted on June 28th, 2013

Taking the Captiva 5 immediately after the Holden Cruze I was surprised at the difference in interior trim. The Captiva’s screens and controls look like they’re a few years older than the Cruze’s; does the Read More

Holden Cruze SRi Hatchback 2013 – Review

Posted on June 25th, 2013

The only way to arrive at Fieldays is via jet boat or helicopter. It avoids the 20-minute queue into the car park and the resulting walk from several leagues away. We opted for the jet Read More

Hyundai Santa Fe 3.3 V6 Elite – Review

Posted on June 16th, 2013

Comfort in our vehicles is an incrementally improving thing. Every year the bar that measures what equipment should come as standard is raised, and that leads to heavier and heavier vehicles that are more and Read More

Suzuki Swift Sport 3-door 2013 Review

Posted on June 2nd, 2013

Nothing says “I love driving enthusiastically by myself” like a car that makes it difficult to get passengers in. Of course, just having one door would be the perfect statement, but the impracticality would ensure Read More

Hyundai i40 CRDi Elite 2013 vs Hyundai i45 Elite Ltd 2013 – Review

Posted on May 29th, 2013

As New Zealand is the only country in the world still selling the i45 (which is a rebadged Sonata), let’s have a look at whether you’d get one of those or the i40. We took Read More