Reaching new heights

Boy it's nice to be sitting in a sporty hatch back. It's the first time for a wee while after a tour around some of the SUV's and compact cars on offer.... read more

Kia with the trimmings

  Everyone knows there is no such thing as a free lunch so when you get a really good feed for just a few bucks, it feels like you've won the lottery.... read more

A car for the people

It is not often the base model of any particular brand that gets all the attention. But that's exactly what's going on with the Kia Seltos. The jaw dropper... read more

Little car, big attitude

The new Mazda 2 is a little car looking to make a big impression. Personally, I have had a few relationships with little Mazdas, including a memorable... read more

All that Jazz

It's the over-performing, big little car with a magic trick up its sleeve. The team at Bay of Plenty Honda threw me the keys to the Honda Jazz RS this... read more

Travelling in Škoda style

Caitlin and Emma aren't regular Bay Driver contributors but this week, on a rainy Friday afternoon, they took a new Škoda out for a test drive.... read more

One for the whole family

Having done plenty of epic family road trips – Mum, Dad and two children – I've been pretty lucky that most of the time a medium sized sedan... read more

Tough on two wheels

The Hilux has managed to etch itself into folklore here in the land of the long white cloud. It's as Kiwi as kiwifruit. And it's not just us who love... read more