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

Toyota Ist 2008 Review

Posted on November 9th, 2011

The Toyota Ist is based on the Yaris, but feels roomier. It’s a subcompact that comes with a 1.3 or 1.5-litre VVTi engine producing 65 and 81bhp respectively that drives the wheels through a 4-speed Read More

Toyota Hilux 3-litre diesel 4×4 2011 Review

Posted on November 8th, 2011

Always check if something doesn’t feel right. It’s a lesson I had a gentle reminder of when I took the new Hilux to the in-laws’ farm on the Coromandel Peninsula. I’ve driven various models of Read More

Toyota Land Cruiser Prado VX Ltd 2011 Review

Posted on October 3rd, 2011

For 2011, Toyota’s Land Cruiser is celebrating 60 years of production in various rugged forms. This anniversary year has seen the introduction of the brawny FJ Cruiser, it’s seen special events and even journeys across Read More

Toyota FJ Cruiser 2011 Review

Posted on July 1st, 2011

It’s rare that any vehicle triggers a confused response from the average kiwi but the Toyota FJ Cruiser is one machine that can. With retro-inspired styling and unconventional angles the FJ Cruiser body has a Read More

Toyota Hilux SR5 2011 Review

Posted on May 24th, 2011

Toyota’s long-serving Hilux ute is a bit of a legend really. Not just for its ongoing sales success but also for the stories of ridiculous robustness and unlikely war zone application. Crossing the Sahara desert Read More

Toyota HiAce ZX 2011 Review

Posted on May 6th, 2011

While a dog might be a man’s best friend and diamonds a girl’s for any tradesman it’s a good van that plays the role of best buddy. Interior space, comfort, practicality and most importantly reliability Read More

Toyota Blade Master-G 2007 Review

Posted on February 4th, 2011

What’s in a name? Often there isn’t much to a name really, it’s a handle or a tagline used simply so we have a term for referring to something or someone. But there are other Read More