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Hyundai i20 Cross Review – Crossing the i’s

Attending a car launch within a hair’s breath of Christmas is always going to be a tough call but Hyundai wanted to get us behind the wheel of their new i20 Cross as soon as it landed and although the timing wasn’t the best, it did give us all an excuse to combine a launch […]

Toyota GT86 launch – Tune Changer

Toyota GT86 launch New Zealand A couple of years ago I got behind the wheel of the Toyota GT86. I had it for a week and used it to commute and basically domesticated it. I enjoyed the car, liked its simplicity and although I understood that Toyota designed the 86 to be a ‘Driver’s Car’, […]

Mercedes AMG GLS 63 – High and Mighty

The phrase ‘high and mighty’ often has a negative connotation, it can be used to describe people as arrogant or self-important, grandiose or just haughty but I think there is a simpler and more positive way to utilise this phrase and the Mercedes-AMG GLS 63 will help me explain. You see to me, most epithets […]

Ferrari showroom – Galleria d’arte

Auckland city opened a new Art Gallery last week and it promises to hold some of the world’s finest and most desired treasures – namely Ferrari’s. Positioned up high at the start of Newmarket’s prestigious vehicle dealership collection, this hand-picked location was undoubtedly selected for both its visibility and dominance. This 450m2 of state of […]

The Bucket list/Bucket seat

I feel that the term ‘bucket list’ is overused and overrated. Sure you should have some goals and ideals, things that make you smile and things you should aspire to do; but listing them? On the whole people say they have a bucket list and don’t in fact have one – I say this mainly […]

Ford SUV experience – Clark Stable

Ford SUV

You may be fully aware that Ford have been in the business of making cars since 1908 but what you may not know is that they have been making SUV’s for over a half a century too. When they introduced the original Ford Bronco in 1965 with a press release touting a “completely new line […]

Mercedes-AMG CLA 45 Coupe review – Is this a Typo?

Most of the time I like to know as little as possible on the vehicle I am to review. I consider it a type of blind date where I get to have that initial meet and greet (with all that wonder, speculation and assumption that comes with it), followed by spending time getting to know […]

Mazda MX-5 review – A Holiday Romance

Several years ago (okay many years ago), I was young and single and used to holiday in the Mediterranean Islands every summer. Ibiza (before it was the rave capital of the World) Kos, Majorca etc all featured on my hot hit list of places to go to relax, rejuvenate and (all going well) find romance. […]

Alfa Romeo 4C Review – A real workout

Although Armwrestling dates back to Egyptian times (apparently there are depictions on a tomb dated back 2,000 years), the modern ‘sport’ as we know it is based on a Native American game (Indian Wrestling) of the 19th Century. It’s a simple enough challenge, with their elbows on a flat surface, two people go arm to […]

New Maserati Quattroporte Review – Bigger mouth and more to shout about

Most people, when they think of Bathurst think of Mt Panorama, V8s and motorsport. However, this regional city that lies 200km North West of Sydney is way more than a racetrack, it is the oldest inland settlement in Australia and this ‘Gold Country’ was home to the first Aussie Gold Rush. Maserati took us to […]