|Mazda MX-5: The automatic choice|
opportunities that arose.
(Mazda, Mazda MX-5 Roadster Coupe Auto, Roadster Coupe Auto, 1998, 6-Speed ... the Mazda MX-5 gain more than it loses when fitted with a folding metal roof and automatic transmission ... with a folding metal roof, and - even more so - with an automatic gearbox.
I certainly sympathise with those ...
Vehicle Roadtest - David Thomson - 5 Dec 2009 - 7:00am - 0 comments
|Peugeot diesels an automatic choice|
, Sedan, 2006, 1501 - 2000cc, 4 doors, 6-Speed Manual, Otago Daily Times) ... for diesel sales: the absence of diesel automatics from its best-selling 307 range.
That has just changed with the introduction of six-speed diesel automatic variants across the 307 range. The new automatic arrives ...
Vehicle Roadtest - David Thomson - 30 Sep 2006 - 6:47pm - 0 comments
|Best foot Ford|
, 2015, 1999cc, 6-Speed Automatic) ...
Vehicle Review - Richard Bosselman - 18 Apr 2015 - 5:35am - 0 comments
|BMW goes front-wheel-drive in new 218i |
as a thoroughly practical machine.
(BMW, 218i Active Tourer, 1500, 6-Speed Automatic) ... and six-speed automatic gearbox. There's also a diesel variant, the 110kW/330Nm 218d available, for $62 ... of services. These include - at no cost - an automatic emergency call to BMW in the event of an accident ...
Vehicle Roadtest - David Thomson - 28 Mar 2015 - 4:14am - 0 comments
|Plenty of appeal in new Holden Trax|
(Holden, 4x4 / SUV, Ltz, Trax, 1400, 6-Speed Automatic) ... , even when mated to a contemporary six-speed automatic transmission, a 1.8-litre non-turbo petrol engine ... for negotiating tricky downhill streets in the depths of an Otago winter. Automatic lights and wipers, a reversing ...
Vehicle Roadtest - David Thomson - 29 Nov 2014 - 4:16am - 0 comments
|Holden crossover right back on Trax|
(Holden, Liftback, Trax, 1400, 6-Speed Automatic) ... more comfortably with the six-speed automatic, with more meaningful urge over a broader performance ...
Vehicle Review - Richard Bosselman - 30 Aug 2014 - 5:03am - 0 comments
|Manual Mazda hatch maintains high standard|
, and the SP25 manual hatch adds up to an awful lot of car for its $38,395 price tag. Its automatic equivalent, incidentally, lists at $1500 more.
(Mazda, Hatchback, Mazda 3 SP25, 2500, 6-Speed Manual) ... impressed Drivesouth this year, when tested in both 2.0-litre and 2.5-litre automatic four-door guise. Now ...
Vehicle Roadtest - David Thomson - 6 Dec 2014 - 4:16am - 0 comments
|Much to admire in new Mazda3 |
impressive mainstream new models to have been launched this year.
(Sedan, 2500, 6-Speed Automatic) ... headlights, a lane departure warning system, and automatic braking that activates if the on-board computer ... compression ratio than is the norm, as well as an automatic stop-start system. In each case they deliver power ...
Vehicle Roadtest - David Thomson - 23 Aug 2014 - 5:08am - 0 comments
|Comfort, class in new Kia Koup |
, KOUP, 1600, 6-Speed Automatic) ... the new Koup only as an automatic will disappoint a few enthusiasts, but it meets market choice ... of this ilk.
One imagines this dynamic, like the use of an automatic rather than manual transmission ...
Vehicle Roadtest - David Thomson - 26 Jul 2014 - 5:07am - 0 comments
|Much to like in Kia's spruced-up Sportage |
, 2000, 6-Speed Automatic) ... .0-litre diesel continues unsullied. Every model here has a six-speed automatic.
The upgrade also ...
Vehicle Review - Richard Bosselman - 31 May 2014 - 5:07am - 0 comments
|Kia rediscovers its Soul|
-seeker air suggest the Soul isn't just for park-up posing.
(Kia, Hatchback, Soul, 1600, 6-Speed Automatic) ...
Vehicle Review - Richard Bosselman - 26 Apr 2014 - 5:16am - 0 comments
|Ford Fiesta Ecoboost an excellent addition|
-leather seat trims all included.
(Ford, Fiesta, Hatchback, 1000, 5 doors, 6-Speed Automatic) ... , but the version served up by Ford for appraisal was the $28,840 six-speed Powershift double-clutch automatic ...
Vehicle Roadtest - David Thomson - 26 Apr 2014 - 5:49am - 0 comments
|Holden Barina a whole lot of fun |
of fun for a vehicle of such humble origins.
(Holden, Barina, Hatchback, 1400, 6-Speed Automatic) ... or six-speed automatic transmissions, all-round disc brakes, lowered suspension, sport-tuned dampers ... GTI and VW Polo GTI) being far more expensive, too.
Taking delivery of an automatic Barina RS ...
Vehicle Roadtest - David Thomson - 5 Apr 2014 - 4:08am - 0 comments
|Kia's new Pro_cee'd GT a soul-stirrer|
_cee'd GT, 1600, 6-Speed Manual) ... connect to the road is also available in five-door and automatic guise in Europe, but with the similar ...
Vehicle Roadtest - David Thomson - 6 Dec 2014 - 4:15am - 0 comments
|Brasher Highlander keeps US roots|
changes and the stability control is keen to join in.
(Toyota, 4x4 / SUV, Highlander, 3500, 6-Speed Automatic) ... -speed automatic and a bodyweight reduction, more noticeable in the cheaper editions, and the change to an all ...
Vehicle Roadtest - Richard Bosselman - 1 Mar 2014 - 4:04am - 0 comments
|Holden on the mark with updated Cruze |
(Holden, Cruze, Hatchback, 1600, 6-Speed Automatic) ... in the previous SRi-V. The engine relies on a six-speed automatic transmission to get power to the front wheels ... its predecessor, but a little raspy when revved hard. The automatic transmission lacks paddle ...
Vehicle Roadtest - David Thomson - 14 Dec 2013 - 4:11am - 0 comments
|Targeted market for new Kia Koup|
in automatic form is that this choice lessens potential for a clash with the Pro'ceed GT, a manual-only five-door hot hatch from Kia's Slovakia factory, set to land around June.
(Kia, Coupe, 1600, 6-Speed ... the Toyota's rear-drive and a six-speed automatic make a difference, yet basically it's about resolve. Even ...
Vehicle Review - Richard Bosselman - 14 Dec 2013 - 4:10am - 0 comments
|Confident Audi adds to A3 line|
the Benz engine.
(Audi, A3, Sedan, 2000, 6-Speed Automatic) ... , while the diesel has a six-speed automatic.
The new A3 sedan still stands comfortable scrutiny ...
Vehicle Review - Richard Bosselman - 15 Feb 2014 - 4:14am - 0 comments