Get behind the wheel of the sprightly Subaru Forester Hybrid

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

A ute that will stand the test of time, get to know the Isuzu D-Max.

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

Ross Kiddie puts the Toyota Hilux to Good Use

We've been busy at the Kiddie household. There’s new timber on the house, new windows are going in, there’s fresh paint, and in readiness for the painters to give the fences; Read More

Smooth and Fluid, Ross Kiddie tries out the Kia Seltos

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

A lot of excitement under the bonnet - The BMW M235i

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

Sit yourself in something special. Ross Kiddie checks out the impressive Mercedes-Benz AMG A 45 S.

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

Bold, Brash and Downright Aggresive - The Nissan Navara N-Trek Warrior

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