A southerly gale was buffeting the media evaluation car and the roads were drenched with rain, not ideal conditions to be out driving. However, I was relaxed because I was dr; Read More
It’s always refreshing to get behind the wheel of a car with manual transmission, I like being involved in the gearshift process, I guess that's why I own one. The latest eva; Read More
Simply makes you feel special when you inside or driving. Find out why Ross Kiddie loves the Mazda CX-30
Mazda's CX-30 didn’t win the New Zealand Motoring Writers’ Car of the Year Award for 2020. That title went to Mercedes-Benz’s plug-in, fully electric EQC 400 sport utility ve; Read More
Relaxed yet forceful and a constant source of amazement, Ross Kiddie puts the BMW 340i through its paces.
When I look back at my first real car I wonder how much influence that model has in the way I view cars today. That car was an early F-series Holden, and up until the time w; Read More
The showroom and forecourt was jam-packed with cars when I went to pick up Kia’s small sport utility vehicle – the Seltos – the Limited all-wheel-drive version, to be exact. ; Read More
The lengthy name lends itself to all manner of vehicle types. The car I’m referring to is BMW’s M235i xDrive Gran Coupe, also described by BMW as a fastback sedan.; Read More
Second to none when it's time to leave the seal - Ross Kiddie tries the Jeep Gladiator Rubicon on for size.
Kiwi new car buyers have connected well with the concept of four-wheel-drive double-cab utes. That’s no surprise, there’s a global trend towards the traditional pick-up; take; Read More
I was trying to describe to an acquaintance the concept of Mercedes-Benz’s AMG A 45 S. After explaining some of the technical aspects which make that car so special, I simply said “think Impreza STi.’’ ; Read More
Sales of the traditional four-wheel-drive double cab ute in New Zealand are showing no sign of slowing. There are a multitude of pick-ups in today’s market, and competition b; Read More