MINI: 2014 Cooper Hatch review

Posted on August 19th, 2014

The Mini is 55 years old, being first produced in 1959. 55 years is the same amount of time as the longest serving UK prisoner, serial killer John Straffen, had served when he died in Read More

Kia: 2014 Sportage Urban Limited review

Posted on August 18th, 2014

More and more private and fleet buyers are beginning to cotton on to the fact that they don’t need to have an all-wheel-drive SUV. What they can have now is a front-wheel-drive version with all Read More

Ford: 2014 Focus Sport hatch review

Posted on August 15th, 2014

Yet another five-door hatch you say to yourself as you saunter towards the test car that’s fully fuelled with petroleum. The bronze metallic effect of the paintwork enhances the shape and form of the Focus Read More

Suzuki: 2014 Swift Sport automatic

Posted on August 14th, 2014

I’m really getting fed up with how excellent the Suzuki Swift Sport is. Every time I get one it’s pretty much exactly the same; just a few minor tweaks, and that’s it. It’s like having Read More

Mercedes-Benz: 2014 CLS 250 CDI Shooting Brake

Posted on August 13th, 2014

What is a shooting brake you ask? Thats a very good question. According to the all-knowing Wikipedia, the term shooting-brake originated in the 19th century, and was used to describe a particular style of motor-vehicle Read More

Lexus: 2014 CT200h Limited vs F Sport review

Posted on August 12th, 2014

The road from Whatipu to Titirangi is narrow, bumpy and changes direction like a gazelle trying to outrun a cheetah. We were in the CT200h F Sport and my partner said to me that she Read More

Jeep: 2014 Cherokee Limited V6 review

Posted on July 31st, 2014

When the first pictures of the new Jeep Cherokee leaked out of America, many people including myself looked at it and wondered what the design team had been smoking on their tea break. The square Read More

Volkswagen: 2014 Passat R-Line wagon review

Posted on July 28th, 2014

For a while there it looked like the days of that most practical and stoic of motoring beasts, the station wagon, were numbered. Yet to paraphrase a famous Mark Twain quote; ‘reports of (their) death (would Read More

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