Plain sailing in style

Have you have ever wondered what the ‘RS’ means in the Honda range? Well, it means ‘road sailing’ and is applied to the company’s sportier looking vehicles. It’s about adding the glitz and glamour and some cool,...... Read More

Little green monster

  You might be forgiven for not knowing that there’s such a thing as a Suzuki Jimny. But this is about to change, and probably quite dramatically.   Suzuki’s understated workhorse has been reinvented, and their baby SUV has...... Read More

A wolf in wolf’s clothing

By the look of things, 2019 is shaping up to be a great year for Kia. This year’s models are the most mature I’ve driven, and there’s no question that Kia is now a fierce competitor in its market segments. The MY19 Cerato confirms...... Read More

Cross over to an Aircross

It’s not just fashion, food and wine that the French do well. In recent times they’ve made pretty good cars, and lately they’ve made an exceptional one. Not only has Citroen’s new C3 Aircross got all the style and flair we’ve...... Read More

Bold, bronzed and blissful

I remember the days when a base model car meant the bare bones.  In most base model cars, you were lucky to get a steering wheel. How times have changed. I also remember when growing up my friend’s father owning a late 80s/early 90s Kia...... Read More

Brochure-beating Ford Endura

You know how you look at a brochure for a new car; how it usually makes a car look like the most amazing car ever? Then, you go to a dealership, and the car rarely lives up to the brochure?  Somehow, Ford have managed to get this completely the...... Read More

Isuzu D-MAX is a B-UTE

The Isuzu D-MAX is probably the underdog of the ute world, and I don’t think that’s right. It’s not the biggest, flashest, most blingy ute on the market, and that’s okay. It’s a tool, a machine, and a pretty impressive...... Read More

Escape to the city

First things first, this car has an impressive amount of stars for everything. 5-star ANCAP safety rating, 5-star CANSTAR award for most satisfied customers (third year in a row, no less) and a 5-star smile on the driver’s dial. There’s...... Read More

Don’t see double - C3

The new Citroen C3 is an unforgettable drive, but such a pleasure you completely forget about driving and simply enjoy the drive. I’ve driven a lot of cars in my time, from premium to shopping trollies. In all that time, I don’t recall...... Read More

Loaded inside, capable outside

Who better to scope out the latest Nissan Pathfinder 4WD than a real-life Kiwi pathfinder? Tim Taylor is our own local, iconic New Zealand adventurer. World record holder for the greatest distance paddled in 24 hours; circumnavigated New Zealand in...... Read More