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Tanks For Everything – 2024 GWM Tank 300 Ultra Petrol Review

Sometime it’s great to really wind people up. For example, recently I was asked what car I was testing and I was able to respond with, “yeah I have a Tank at the moment.” The responses to this statement ranged from disbelief to genuine surprise. However, these are quickly scuppered when the penny drops that […]

In Da Club – 2022 Mini Clubman JCW Review

You can’t think of Mini without thinking of John Cooper. His aptitude turned the Mini from an automotive shopping basket to a rally and track racing legend almost overnight. Probably even more famous than Cooper’s back-to-back F1 World Championships with Jack Brabham, the Mini and the Cooper brand are inseparable.   This brings us jointly […]

High-Brid: 2022 Toyota Highlander Limited Hybrid Review

When Toyota announced their Highlander would incorporate some hybrid power into the line-up, it came as no surprise to those of us in the specialist motoring press. While the petrol models will still continue, the hybrids, which are part of Toyota’s spearhead into bringing down emissions and increasing the fuel efficiency of their SUV family, […]

Outlander Excels: 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander XLS Review

You know those family reunions where you haven’t seen your older cousins for a while but when you do, so much has changed that they seem to be completely different people? Well, you could say that is what has happened with the Mitsubishi Outlander. The latest incarnation of Mitsubishi’s most popular mid-sized SUV could almost […]

Hybrid Middle Child :Toyota Camry SX Hybrid Review

When Toyota let it be known the Camry would now only be offered only as a hybrid, I couldn’t help but think of a certain iconic line of dialogue from that classic Mitre 10 DIY DNA advert with the kids on the playground, “no surprises there.” Making the Camry hybrid only is part of Toyota’s […]

A New Era: Toyota Camry ZR Hybrid Review

If Toyota ever made a greatest hits album from throughout the decades, you can bet your bottom dollar the Camry will be on the track list. For 2022, the Camry has been refreshed with the biggest change being the move to an all-Hybrid model range. Yep, that’s right, there is to be no more V6 […]

BMW X3 M-Phwoarty-d – BMW X3 M40d Review

BMW M40d review New Zealand

BMW X3 M40d Review New Zealand Although it cannot be assigned to just one person (apparently it’s a bit of a mish-mash of several engineers over a period of time), since the Diesel engine bears the name of Rudolf  Diesel (the man that first came up with the concept of ‘ignition by compression’ in 1892), we’ll use […]

A taste of Italy – Alfa Romeo Giulietta review

Alfa Romeo Giulietta Review New Zealand

Alfa Romeo Giulietta review New Zealand When I picture Italy, I am consumed with images of endless summer days. An arid dusty countryside that extends out to the bright blue waters of the Mediterranean that surrounds it. Quaint little towns with narrow cobblestoned streets. Close-knit families sharing bottles of Chianti and dipping warm fragrant garlic […]