How to drive on the wrong side of the road
05 Dec 2014

How to drive on the wrong side of the road : Part 1

Going on an overseas holiday? Planning on driving? Here’s our two-part guide on how to drive on the wrong side of the road…

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six car driving videos that are better than Gymkhana 7
21 Nov 2014

Six driving videos that are better than Gymkhana 7

Ken Block, Ken Block, Ken Block… I’m over him. Sure, the videos are good… and at least the first two were exciting. But now, Gymkhana 7, it’s just same-old, same-old.

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toyota 86 damage
17 Oct 2014

Toyota 86 review long-term – update 3

Tragedy – the 86 has been damaged, twice. Once my fault, and once my wife’s. Except mine was forgivable, of course…

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cars and coffee
16 Oct 2014

Cars and Coffee – A perfect match

Cars breed rivalry, friendly rivalry, mostly, and there’s a raft of social clubs springing up devoted to car fans and coffee – enter cars and coffee.

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paddle shifter are a waste of time
14 Oct 2014

Paddle shifters are a waste of time…

These days automatics can change gear for you better than ever before, so D is no longer for Dunce. So, are paddle shifters a waste of time?

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Continuously Variable Transmissions Explained
07 Oct 2014

2015 Subaru WRX – an enthusiast’s view…

Looking to get involved in track day activities? Considering the giant-killing 2015 Subaru WRX? Here’s what you need to know…

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Robert Pepper learns to drive a truck
19 Sep 2014

Blog : Turning Truckie, Part 1

Imagine having to double-declutch your car’s manual gearbox every single time you changed gear … we’ve sent Robert Pepper off to become a truckie.

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Continuously Variable Transmissions explained
15 Sep 2014

Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) Explained

CVTs are praised for being able to deliver a smooth driving experience and improve fuel efficiency, but how do they work? Welcome to Continuously Variable Transmissions Explained.

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12 Sep 2014

For fun : Subaru WRX vs Toyota 86

Robert Pepper gets a bunch of mates together to see whether all-wheel drive or rear-wheel drive produces the most fun… Subaru WRX Vs Toyota 86.

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Toyota 86 long-term
03 Sep 2014

Toyota 86 review long-term – update 2

My 2012 Toyota 86 has just rolled past 40,000 glorious kilometers so it’s time for a bit of an update, and that starts with the maintenance…

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BMW Alpine X-Drive Experience
30 Aug 2014

BMW’s New Zealand Alpine xDrive Experience

Driving sideways. In the snow. How can something so hoonish just seem so right? Welcome to the BMW Alpine xDrive Experience in New Zealand.

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Tech Talk - Jaguar F-Type
14 Aug 2014

Tech Talk – Jaguar F-Type

When he’s not lapping a new car around a race track, or driving over boulders, our Robert Pepper can be found delving into the technical specifications of the latest releases. Here’s what he’s gleaned about the Jaguar F-Type.

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Subaru updates the BRZ
06 Aug 2014

Toyota updates the 86, Subaru tweaks the BRZ

A week after Toyota announced an update for its 86 sportscar, Subaru has announced similar changes to its BRZ – a twin of the Toyota 86.

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Long-Term Toyota 86 - Welcome
06 Aug 2014

Toyota 86 long-term review – Welcome

Our Robert Pepper has owned his Toyota 86 for more than 12 months – so he knows what he likes and doesn’t like. Read his Toyota 86 long-term review.

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Jaguar F-Type at Sandown
31 Jul 2014

Track testing the Jaguar F-Type Coupe R

Surrounded by marvelous machinery at Sandown Raceway, our track dynamo, Robert Pepper, only has eyes for the Jaguar F-Type, and who could blame him.

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