Car makers can be their own worst enemy
12 May 2017

Car makers can be their own worst enemy

You won’t give a car maker your business if you don’t trust it. The first job of a car is to start in the morning and get you there reliably. All the systems must just work.

Paul Horrell 8 Read More
Honda Civic Type R
25 Apr 2017

Honda Civic Type R sets lap record around the Nurburging… and I don’t much care

The all-new Honda Civic Type R has become the fastest front-wheel drive car around the Nürburgring Nordschleife, and I almost wish it wasn’t.

Paul Horrell 6 Read More
17 Apr 2017

Heritage listing for vintage cars

Heritage listing rules have saved many admired original houses from being neglected, modified or lost… but what about for cars?

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26 Mar 2017

ROUGH STUFF: Movie review

When I heard about an off-road action comedy feature film set in Australia. I had to see it…

Robert Pepper 12 Read More
Top Gear Season 24
21 Mar 2017

Why I like the new Top Gear – Season 24…

Different is not necessarily bad… and I reckon the new Season 24 of Top Gear is good.

Robert Pepper 2 Read More
14 Mar 2017

Breakdown: You don’t have to get a tow truck

Stuck in the middle of nowhere and with a car that won’t start a tow truck seems the only way out, but there’s another option.

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The best and worst of the 2017 Geneva Motor Show
13 Mar 2017

The Geneva Motor Show 2017 – The best and worst cars of the show

The covers have been whipped off and the car company executives returned home… here are the best and worst of the 2017 Geneva Motor Show.

Paul Horrell 1 Read More
13 Mar 2017

Exploring Australia with a Jaguar F-Pace

Sometimes a new car road test is just a day on a press launch, and other times it’s a road trip like the one we took the Jaguar F-Pace on…

Robert Pepper 3 Read More
Top Gear Season 24 trailer released
13 Mar 2017

Why Top Gear needs to be turned off… and Fifth Gear turned back on

Forget the back-story and the atrocious return to the screen last year, there’s a new Top Gear on TV, but I’m not so sure it should be.

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20 Feb 2017

Live axled or manual transmission 4X4s on sale in Australia: February 2017

You want a ‘traditional’ 4X4? Then buy now… Here’s a guide to the only live-axled, manual transmission 4x4s on sale in Australia.

Robert Pepper 27 Read More
Australia ranks ninth in global road rage survey
20 Feb 2017

Road Rage… Why?

Just yesterday I watched a man metaphorically explode behind the wheel of his car… and his anger (I guess we call it road rage now) was directed at me.

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20 Feb 2017

We need Jeep to come back to glory

You could swap the badges on many cars below $50,000 and you’d not know the difference… and that’s why I want a Wrangler…

Robert Pepper 3 Read More
2017 Kia Rio SLi review
20 Feb 2017

Are Hyundai and Kia too similar?

Kia and Hyundai are growing, and fast, but the platforms are shared and now even the designs are converging, Paul Horrell wonders if they’re just too similar.

Paul Horrell 1 Read More
2017 BMW Range Day. Duneira Estate, Mount Macedon, Victoria, Australia. Thursday 9th February 2017. World Copyright: BMW Ref: Digital Image DSC_1021.NEF
14 Feb 2017

2017 Mini JCW Clubman… A very quick spin

Last week, Mini sneakily snuck a Mini JCW Clubman Down Under and added it to the range… I got just 15 minutes behind the wheel.

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13 Feb 2017

The Accidental Offroader

I heard it with the Jaguar F-Pace, and again with the Maserati Levante…

Robert Pepper 4 Read More