Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Kia launches $60k Stinger GT in Australia

Kia is set to launch their new Stinger GT in Australia - a car which they say has the attributes which will endear it to Australian drivers across a wide demographic. But while it all sounds good on paper, the real question here is does the Stinger have what it takes to win over this new demographic, and more...

Volkswagen California Ocean 2.0TDi 4Motion 204PS DSG

I was recently loaned a Volkswagen California ‘Ocean’ for a family summer holiday a few weeks ago - and whilst I had it, I took the opportunity to test it by taking the whole family on a ‘real’ camping trip - as this would allow us to use the ‘Ocean’ to cook for the family - and test out...

Skoda Fabia Monte Carlo 1.0 TSi 95PS

There has been a lot of talk recently about the possibility of someone hacking into our cars electronic brains the moment we connect to the mobile internet. To be honest if somebody wants to hack into my car to listen to my Bros MP3 collection, then they are more than welcome - plus if this actually did happen while I...

Ford Mustang 2.3 EcoBoost 6 Speed Auto Cabriolet

Towards the end of last year, I tested the V8 Mustang – a car that for me has it all. It’s a car that makes you smile, it’s a car that makes you happy and it’s a car that will pretty much make anyone who comes into contact with it go all giddy with excitement. So, with the Mustang 2.3...

Honda Jazz 1.3 i-VTEC EX Navi CVT Review

The Honda Jazz has been around for some time now and has been subjected to quite a few upgrades since it was first introduced back in 2001 – and I still remember its introduction, even back then I remember thinking at the time that I hoped it turned out to be an important turning point for Honda in the...

Suzuki Vitara S 1.4 Boosterjet

The so-called Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) or Crossover has been selling particularly well for a while now, thanks to buyers looking for a car that can tick all the boxes such as; space, practicability, economy and performance. So, this week I have the rather good looking Suzuki Vitara S on test and I have to say, it’s putting on a...

SEAT Ateca SE Technology 1.6 TDI Ecomotive 115 PS 6-speed manual

If you are looking for a great car that has everything thrown in for a decent price – then look no further than the Seat Ateca. What Seat have done here is made the perfect car that has a minimum of 510 litres of cargo space (seats up) and 1,604 litres with rear seats folded, loaded to the roof...

Mazda MX-5 RF 160ps SE-L Nav – A real two-seater

The Mazda MX-5 now comes with a retractable fastback (RF) which if I am honest, looks stylish, practical and features a unique power retractable hardtop that fits in well with the award-winning shape and stunningly balanced proportions of the new generation MX-5. Of course I am a big fan of the MX-5 – I always have been, because for me...

Subaru BRZ 2.0i SE Lux Auto – the nimble little minx

If you talk to anyone about buying a Subaru – they will automatically think you are a ‘yobbo’ and cast you aside thinking the only possible reason you had for buying one in the first place - was because you wanted to annoy every other road user. And I have to admit - in a way, they do have...

Jaguar F-Pace ‘S’ – 3.0L 300PS AWD

Power and Efficiency: The F-Pace I had on test was powered by a 3.0 litre V6 turbocharged Diesel engine that had 300PS on tap - and boasts a mind blowing top speed of 150mph, plus a 0-60 time of 5.8 seconds. Fuel consumption is also very good with a combined figure of 47.1 mpg. Jaguar really has made big strides...

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