6 11, 2019

2020 Nissan Navara N-Trek is Big Butch and Sexy

By |2019-11-13T11:34:05+10:00November 6th, 2019|Car Reviews by Brand|0 Comments

Is Nissan Navara N-TREK a sexy pick-up truck? You bet it is. Based off the range-topping Nissan Navara Dual Cab 4X4 ST-X, N Trek is intended to be something a bit different for those with a bit of spare cash. Last year, SL-based “Silverline” and ST “Black Edition” – both quickly sold out. This permanent ST-X alternative is also [...]

4 11, 2019

Is Mazda CX-9 Azami Worth the Money?

By |2019-11-04T00:21:17+10:00November 4th, 2019|4 Cylinder, AWD, Car Reviews by Brand, Drive Wheels, Engine Type Search, Mazda Reviews, SUV Large, Turbo|0 Comments

Is Mazda CX-9 Azami Worth the Money? Some say Mazda CX-9 is ugly and over-priced, I say they’re wrong. Here’s why. Other Mazda Stories Mazda CX-3 Mazda CX-5 Mazda CX-8 First, Mazda CX-9’s looks. Kodo design means svelte, sexy, exteriors that flow [...]

28 05, 2019

Honda CR-V: Comfortable with TARDIS-like space inside

By |2019-06-29T16:19:03+10:00May 28th, 2019|AAA, Car Reviews by Brand, Car Type Search, Honda Reviews, SUV, SUV Large, Video Reviews, Videos|0 Comments

Honda CR-V VTi-S AWD, $36,490 Honda found 10,000 homes for the mid-size CR-V in 2018. 10,000 buyers can’t be wrong. Our VTi-S AWD sits in  the middle of the scrum. Grade Seats Drivetrain MLP Vi 5 2WD $28,290 VTi 5 2WD $30,690 VTi-S 5 2WD $33,290 AWD $35,490 VTi-L 7 2WD $38,990 VTi-LX 5 AWD $44,290 Here are a few [...]

13 04, 2018

2018 Range Rover Velar P380 First Edition Review

By |2019-06-29T23:40:07+10:00April 13th, 2018|AAA, AWD, Car Type Search, Gay Cars, Land Rover Range Rover Reviews, SUV Large, Video Reviews|0 Comments

Some say Range Rover’s Velar is the “Fabio” of the car world. Well OK, I’m the only one to have said that, but beautiful it is, and it is smart too. The special edition model is crammed full of useful goodies which are either smart or pretty, or both. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHIGF-LzB1A Exterior Flux Silver is the $13,120 satin-finish covering the [...]

29 08, 2017

2017 Range Rover SV Autobiography Dynamic Review

By |2019-06-30T14:24:49+10:00August 29th, 2017|4WD, AAA, AWD, Car Reviews by Brand, Gay cars fit for a queen?, Land Rover Range Rover Reviews, Supercharged, SUV Large, V8|0 Comments

The hottest of the big Rangies, the SV autobiography Dynamic has 22” wheels, and a 405kw/680Nm V8 that is supercharged. It has a hatch back, and a hot engine. That makes it the ultimate hot hatch. A Ranger Rover is the humble hot hatch the queen would buy. The royal family have used Range Rover since the brand began. [...]

26 04, 2017

Fun QX 30: the AWD baby Infiniti

By |2017-04-26T13:24:23+10:00April 26th, 2017|4 Cylinder, AWD, Car Reviews by Brand, Car Type Search, Drive Wheels, Engine Type Search, Fastback, Gay cars fit for a queen?, Hot Hatch, Infiniti Reviews, Nissan Reviews, Royal National Park, SUV, Turbo, Wagon|0 Comments

A product of a platform sharing partnership with Mercedes Benz, a keen eye might spot a more than a few similarities with a Mercedes GLA when it, and the QX30, park side-by-side. There is a vague likeness of roofline and size, but the Infiniti has injected personality with gratuitous surface sculpting and chrome detailing. What looks like glass at first [...]

24 03, 2017

Brilliant Hyundai Tucson Elite: how do they do it for the price?

By |2017-03-24T11:40:15+10:00March 24th, 2017|4 Cylinder, AWD, Car Reviews by Brand, Car Type Search, Drive Wheels, Hyundai Reviews, SUV, Turbo|0 Comments

Yes we like: zippy engines, excellent equipment level, great ride and handling No we don’t: no car play in top models, no auto braking on bottom models I’m puzzled by the continued growth of SUVs which now outnumber passenger cars. The buyer profile is: anyone who wants lots of space. Most of you probably won’t need 7 seats but if [...]

20 07, 2016

Lexus bangs out a new RX SUV and it’s a cracker, with batteries

By |2019-06-29T16:43:22+10:00July 20th, 2016|AAA, Car Reviews by Brand, Lexus Reviews, SUV, SUV Large|0 Comments

  Yes, yes, yes, oh YES: looks, space, quietness, economy Oh dear me no: fiddly infotainment interface, cost, no CarPlay/Android Auto It feels like a very long time since Toyota started flogging cars with batteries in Australia. I was a doubter. Back then, replacement batteries cost princely $7,500 to replace. Lack of government backing meant most buyers continued to prefer [...]

12 08, 2013

Ford’s Kuga: A Focus in a butcher frock

By |2019-06-29T16:51:39+10:00August 12th, 2013|AAA, Car Reviews by Brand, Ford Reviews, Gay cars fit for a queen?, SUV, SUV Small|3 Comments

  What’s going on? What’s with the veritable flood AWD’s, 4WD’s and 2WD SUV’s? Why are almost a third of all vehicles sold in Australia of this ilk? Australia seems amidst a love affair that is only going one way, up. In this vein, a substantial numbers of cars we’ve driven in the last few years have been SUV-like but [...]

7 10, 2011

If Nissan X-trail is good enough for the dishy Bear Grylls then it’s good enough for me

By |2019-06-29T16:56:16+10:00October 7th, 2011|AAA, Car Reviews by Brand, Gay cars fit for a queen?, Nissan Reviews, SUV, SUV Medium, UTE|2 Comments

  Nissan 2WD SUV. SUV are breeding like rabbits and new models roll out of the factories in ever increasing numbers. Unlike the Johnny-cum-latelies, Nissan was among the first to have a proper hairy chested off-roader on offer. Do you remember the Nissan Patrol? Although the X-trail is much smaller, it has proved itself popular and capable. The whole point [...]