Toyota Avensis Tourer 2012 Review

Posted on August 25th, 2012

Quite possibly the wettest two weeks ever on the Coromandel thwarted my attempts to use a nice little beachside spot for photographing the Avensis. Upon taking advice from my friend (and Coromandel native), I proceeded Read More

Toyota Aurion Sportivo SX6 2012 Review

Posted on August 7th, 2012

When I picked up the Aurion after having Toyota’s Camry i-Tech for a week my first thought was why would anyone purchase an Aurion when the Camry is more comfortable and better specified? But a Read More

Toyota Camry i-Tech Hybrid 2012 Review

Posted on August 1st, 2012

The top-of-the-line Toyota Camry i-Tech is a hybrid with no performance compromise. There’s not a whole lot of price difference between the Camry i-Tech and the Prius i-Tech (only a couple of grand), but while Read More

Toyota Prius i-Tech 2012 Review

Posted on July 23rd, 2012

There’s an interesting exercise in brand pricing going on with the Prius i-Tech. You can get into the Prius range with the Prius c for around thirty-one to thirty-five thousand, but then there’s a big Read More

Toyota Prius c 2012 Review

Posted on July 20th, 2012

Today I read a scathing dissertation on global warming in Rolling Stone magazine. The main thrust of the article was that the globe simply can’t tolerate a 2% rise in CO2, but the oil companies Read More

Toyota Camry Atara SX vs Toyota Camry GL 2012 Review

Posted on June 27th, 2012

Should you go for the hotter-looking Camry Atara SX over the Camry GL and forget about the roughly seven grand more you’ll have to pony up, or is the base level GL so awesome that Read More

Toyota Hilux 2WD Dual Cab 2012 Review

Posted on March 15th, 2012

Aimed squarely at the urban tradesman, the Hilux was almost immediately pressed into service helping me move a large number of items from one storage place to another, including things like a ladder and garden Read More

Toyota Yaris YRS 2012 Review

Posted on December 16th, 2011

In the 1959 edition of The Observer’s Book of Automobiles, Stirling Moss, O.B.E wrote in the foreward, “In this compact little volume, the editor has contrived to present the more prominent and interesting of the Read More