• Review: 2014 Toyota Corolla

    Posted 23 October 2014 12:00 AM by Daniel Backhaus

    With over 40 million sold since 1966, Toyota’s iconic hatch holds the title of best selling car of all time. Since landing on our shores last year, the MY14 Corolla has been flying out of dealerships – topping the small car segment in sales for six months this year.

    I jumped in the Corolla Ascent Sport, the sleek brother of the base model Ascent, to test out what makes this sports hatch the king of the road (and the sales charts.)

  • Review: 2014 Holden Captiva 7

    Posted 23 October 2014 12:00 AM by Ashley Perkins

    In 2014, there are wide number of 7 seater vehicles available for families that need a little more space and flexibility for their day to day duties.

    The 2014 Holden Captiva 7, that is larger all round compared to the Captiva 5, is available in a wide range of petrol and diesel engines, as well as in 2WD and AWD drive types.

    This means that there’s bound to be a Captiva that matches the budget constraints and flexibility needed by families.

  • Review 2014 Holden Barina Spark

    Posted 23 October 2014 12:00 AM by Ashley Perkins

    If you want to shift from the sameness of other small cars, it could very well be the Barina Spark that stands out for all of the right reasons.

    It has a hint of sportiness, bright colours in and out, and a host of standard safety features.   Features like Bluetooth, CD/MP3 and USB input with iPod compatibility are sure to keep the show going on the road.

    Priced from $13,990 for the manual model, let’s see how this fun little hatch goes.

  • Review: 2014 Kia Rio

    Posted 23 October 2014 12:00 AM by Ashley Perkins

    The Kia Rio is all about style on a budget – think Target teaming up with Roberto Cavalli. Priced from $14,490 drive away, the entry-level Rio S 3 Door hatch offers a great starting point with air-conditioning, 6 airbags, Bluetooth and more.

    Kia’s always have the power to surprise (pardon the pun), and with a range of awards from Carsales, Carsguide and New Car Buyer from 2006 through to 2013, there must be something special about this car.

  • Review 2014 Kia Sorento

    Posted 23 October 2014 12:00 AM by Ashley Perkins

    Budget, features and style aren’t normally put together when describing something like a 7 Seat SUV, however Kia have been able to deliver something like this in the Kia Sorento.

    Even though the 2014 Kia Sorento is due to be replaced by an all new model in 2015, we wanted to see what our customers loved about the Sorento for ourselves. 

    Especially since this SUV has won Drive’s ‘Best SUV over $40,000’ for the last four years straight - definitely nothing the sneeze at.

  • Review: 2014 Holden Ute

    Posted 23 October 2014 12:00 AM by Ashley Perkins

    There isn’t much time left before V8’s become a thing of the past with smaller engines with forced induction. Time is also running out for the Australian Ute.

    When production finally stops for the locally built Commodore, the Holden Ute will also cease to exist moving forward. So in this review, we want to review what is a true Australian icon and to see, touch and feel what Holden have developed as the last hurrah.

  • Review 2014 Toyota Yaris

    Posted 13 October 2014 12:00 AM by Ashley Perkins

    There are compact cars driven by price, and there are compact cars driven by delivering a great driving experience. The 2014 Toyota Yaris is the latest generation for the Japanese manufacturer that looks to deliver something more than just a price point.

    Starting around the $18,000 drive away, the new Yaris has a look that has been updated, providing a totally different personality. On the inside, there’s a flurry of new features and technology making the driver enjoy the trip that little bit more.

  • Review: 2015 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid

    Posted 10 October 2014 12:00 AM by Ashley Perkins

    If you have the desire to have a practical 7 seat SUV with the smaller vehicle, the 2015 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid has launched to fill that gap.

    The hybrid is available across the entire Pathfinder range, meaning there is a wide number of configurations and drive types to choose from, so you can best match your needs.

    Compared to its regular petrol Pathfinder models, the purchase price is higher for the Hybrid, but can it be justified on the road? That’s the purpose of our review; let’s check it out.

  • Review 2014 Toyota Prius V

    Posted 2 October 2014 12:00 AM by Ashley Perkins

    It’s designed for families, and what families do everyday plus being an economical and environmentally friendly alternative to traditional 7 seat SUV’s and 4WD’s. Even though the Prius V isn’t ready to go off-road, it has the ability to do everything else extremely well.

    See why the Prius V is loved by Taxi drivers and why you will love it too.

  • Review: 2014 Kia Cerato S Premium

    Posted 23 September 2014 12:00 AM by Ashley Perkins

    In the world of small sedans and hatches the competition has been heating up with the addition of more technology than ever before. It has also meant that prices have never been better and that’s fantastic news for those in the market.

    The 2014 Kia Cerato S Premium is the newest addition to the Cerato range and brings a couple of great new features that are not normally seen in a car under $25k. Available both in a 4-door sedan and a 5-door hatch, the S Premium sits just above the entry-level S model. 

    On paper, the S Premium looks to have all of the goods. Perfect for a small family or even for a small business wanting to expand their fleet of reps. Let’s see how it performs.

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