Subaru Levorg 1.6 GT Review We’ve driven the brawnier sister of the 1.6, and loved it. READ IT HERE. It is a WRX wagon effectively. Some people want the convenience of a wagon but don’t need the power and expense muscle brings. Enter the 1.6 for $35,990. Outside, the 1.6 is all but indistinguishable from … Continue reading Levorg’s cheaper sister
Today Skoda Australia launched its fabulous RS245, which is an upgraded and retuned version of the Octavia RS. The 245 adds a host of features, as well as a retuned engine offering an extra 11kw of power, and 20 Nm of torque. Tech and Luxury packs are still available, however some of the features are … Continue reading Skoda RS245 drive with Steve Owen and Alan Zurvas
Skoda has sold 5,000 cars this year so far. They’re proud of it too, and so they should be. It is a brand that flies under the radar, but is one that motoring journalists love. It is pure, value-packed, fun. It has all the quality and innovation of VW, and perhaps even Audi, at … Continue reading 2018 Skoda Octavia VRS 245 launch review
Nissan Qashqai midlife update: New MD, Stephen Lester, erstwhile Canadian, has been brought in to deliver improved results for the Japanese car maker. Mr. Lester is charting a longer-term plan focusing on customer needs. His aim is to make Nissan relevant “again” in the face of stiff competition. One assumes this means Nissan thinks its … Continue reading
VIDEO REVIEW Please note: Torque incorrectly given as 135Nm. Should be 190Nm Renault Clio Intens and Zen https://youtu.be/b_6Wi4eVVVw What we like: fabulous looks, comfort, loads of tech, walk away locking Not so much: jerky DCT, manual only in base model, no CarPlay Silly names, but great cars, Renault’s Zen and Intens are brilliant city car … Continue reading We Drive Clio Intens and Zen and love it.
11,000,000 Camrys have been sold since the model went on sale 23 years ago. The car is not only all new, but demonstrates an all new ethos. There are 4 models: Ascent, Ascent Sport, SX, and the range topping SL. The latter two have a delightfully 70’s retro feel to the name. The looks are … Continue reading Toyota launches it’s brand new Camry.
November 22, 2017 Search for: 2017 Toyota Camry SXWe drove the Camry at its local launch and liked it. It tends to a bit of understeer when pushed, but the electronic nannies all keep things tidy. We liked the looks and the equipment level. There is a raft of electronics to keep you safe, … Continue reading
Subaru can justifiably lay claim to the fact that they started the AWD SUV revolution way back in the last century. It was in the 70’s with the Subaru Leone AWD wagon. This has now seen, in Australia, the SUV segment account for some 45% of all passenger vehicle sales and Subaru has maintained its … Continue reading Our favourite Bear, Rob, drives a Subaru Outback, outback
https://youtu.be/pzKlNXgk6pg Holden has appealed to the adventurous lifestyle drivers with their Colorado Z71 special edition. The Holden Colorado Z71 is based on the Colorado LTZ 4x4 Crew-Cab pick-up, but adds a long list of cosmetic features. The Colorado is already jam packed with features and presents a capable 4WD Ute and the Z71 adds to … Continue reading Our Favourite Bear, Rob, drives Holden’s Colorado
We've been waiting a long time to see Land Rover's new Disco. It didn't disappoint. It is smooth, and takes off-roading to a new high, in the lap of luxury. With adjustable air suspension, leather trim, and a thrifty V6 under the bonnet, the Disco can go anywhere. Now on the same platform as a … Continue reading Land Rover Discovery driven in the Balangalo National Park