• Balance of performance- We drive the 911 GTS

    In a range that continually progresses, this remains the pick The Porsche GTS family is now nearly a full house. The 911 GTS has checked in as the latest member to join the ranks of Boxster GTS, Cayman GTS, Macan GTS, Cayenne GTS. A Panamera GTS is not far...
  • Nissan’s 370Z is still available new, but should it be?

    Nissan’s 370Z has been around in pretty much the same guise since 2004. Yes, it was called the 350Z back then but essentially it’s the same car. Similar chassis, familiar interior, and much the same drivetrain, albeit with much more power. So how does Nissan justify selling this car...
  • Road Test: Mini Countryman JCW Auto

    It’s been 17 years since John Cooper passed, but the Cooper name lives on, thankfully, and although some of the essence has been diluted, when you get behind the wheel of a John Cooper Works, the feeling is still rather quite special. We drive the 2018 Mini Countryman JCW...
  • Road Test: Hyundai Tucson Turbo Executive Sport

    Hyundai’s Tucson Turbo Sport is the most powerful Hyundai available locally. Sporting 150kW and 295Nm of torque, the kitted out van isn’t what we’d expect from Hyundai, at least not until recently. With N Versions popping up in Hyundai brochures,  and Hyundai challenging GTi for the hot hatch crown,...
  • Bite the back of your hand…the S90 R-Design is here.

    After a road trip in a 2 seater sports car, I would immediately be swapping that out for the much more sedate S90 R-Design.  A let down some would say but after a cross-country cruise in what is effectively a 2 seater jetpack, it was nice to settle into...
  • Renault Duster 1.5dCi Automatic Road test

    Last week the Duster EDC arrived on test and although no serious road trips were taken this week the main aim of the week was to see what the dependable Dusters new gearbox was like to live with. EDC Automatic gearbox The 6 speed EDC gearbox, sporting dual clutches...
  • Road Test: Mazda CX-3 2.0 SkyActiv Automatic

    The Mazda CX-3 ticks almost all the boxes. We have a closer look and see if the stylish newcomer can compete against the turbos with it’s normally aspirated engine. Plush Interior The infotainment system in Mazda’s CX-3 is similar to the Mazda 6.  The touch-screen dash display is clear...
  • Mazda BT-50 3.2 Diesel D/C 4X4 Road Test

      Mazda BT-50, just like its cousin, the Ford Ranger received a make over this year.  We take a brand new BT-50 over some dirt roads, a  little off roading and use it for our daily commute. On the outside, the Mazda BT-50 has been updated to look more...
  • The Golf 7.5 GTI; what are the differences?

    The Golf 8 is around the corner, but VW has treated us with a revised Golf 7.5 GTI. I say treated, because that’s what it feels like from behind the wheel. I spend some time with the 7.5 GTI noting the key differences, and report on whether or not...