Mercedes-Benz CLA 200 Review – CL-Yay!

Mercedes-Benz CLA 200 Coupe Review

I’m sure it comes as very little surprise when I say that engines have progressed a lot since I first got behind the wheel of a car, BUT, aside from the new Mercedes-Benz CLA200’s design, technology, handling and mammoth bootspace, the thing that really had me flummoxed (in a good way) was its 1.3L motor. […]

A Dynamic Decade – Lexus RC-F 10th Anniversary review

Lexus RC-F 10th Anniversary review New Zealand

Lexus RC-F 10th Anniversary review New Zealand To celebrate a decade of their luxurious sport division ‘F Performance’, Lexus has released special 10th Anniversary versions of the GS and RC. Both come in matte finish Nebula Grey coats, both have striking blue leather interiors and both have a 5L, V8 Quad Cam, 32 valve heart, […]

Up-a Class – Mercedes-AMG C 43 review

Mercedes-AMG C43 Coupe Review New Zealand

Mercedes-AMG C 43 review New Zealand Ok, so bitter/sweet phone calls are part of life but when Mercedes NZ called to say that they had to cancel the new C200 they had me booked in to review I have to say I felt a little deflated, however, this dismay was short lived as they quickly […]

Mercedes-Benz E 400 Review – A Pearl in two shells

(Well ok, three if you add in the Cabriolet) Mercedes-Benz E 400 Review New Zealand Apparently, there are Saloon people and there are those that have a penchant for the styling of a Coupe, Mercedes-Benz New Zealand figured they’d let me decide what MY preference was by letting me review two E400 models, back to […]

Rolls-Royce Wraith Review – Starry Starry Night

Rolls-Royce NZ

In 1971, Don McLean penned the lyrics to Vincent. Inspired by a book he read, it is a haunting melody that is a tribute to the life of Dutch Post-Impressionist painter Vincent Van Gogh. The opening line ‘Starry Starry Night’ (the relevance of this I’ll get to soon) refers to the oil on canvas Van […]

Mercedes-Benz GLC 250 Coupe review – Blue Steel

Have you ever wondered how there are some people that never have a bad photo taken of them? Their social media feeds or even family pics for that matter always seem to catch these people at their best. Well rest assured, like everything else; for most of them it takes work. From Models and wannabee […]

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 […]

Mercedes-AMG S63 Coupe – Lean on me

Construction of the Bell Tower in the town of Pisa Italy started in 1173 and (due to wars) took 199 years to build – completed in 1372. The tower’s ‘lean’ was essentially there from the start due to genius builders deciding that soft ground was far easier to dig through and build on. But as […]

The Mercedes-AMG C 63 S Coupe – Hard 8

The game Hazard was invented in Britain around 2000 years ago. It’s a game where gamblers bet on the outcome of the ‘Dice’ (one of its other names) roll. It’s a simple enough game and as it requires very little in terms of equipment, it can be played virtually anywhere. It is believed that when […]

Lexus RC 200 F Sport is Lexus to a T – a 200t

Lexus’s (or is it Lexi) vehicles seem to be more ‘Sculpted’ than manufactured. Their lines and curves have more of artistry about them than pure automotive design. Yes they have been formed with ‘aerodynamics’ in mind but you get the sense that their image is more spawned from a group of creative types on a […]