Is it a GOOAT? Ross Kiddie checks out the new Subaru Outback.

The GOOAT – Greatest Outback Of All Time is Subaru’s slogan for its latest generation station wagon. It’s a kind of corny catchphrase but there’s no disputing the claim, the new Outback is surely worthy of high praise. I see it as competin; Read More

The new GR Yaris is an 'absolute blast'

Toyota is no stranger to rally success. I remember well the heady days during the early 90s when the amazing Celica GT-Four dominated the World Rally Championship. Toyota distanced itself from rallying for many years, it dabbled in formula; Read More

Ross Kiddie discovers new hybrid technology in the Mazda3 Skyactiv-X Takami

It was only a matter of time before Mazda developed hybrid technology. I’m not surprised it has taken some time for that to happen, because as a company it has been concentrating on building fuel-efficient and low emission internal combust; Read More

The new Hyundai Santa Fe Ltd is a class act

My son recently purchased a new television, a giant 65in model. The key question I asked the salesperson at the time of purchase was: “Would I be able to transport it home in a sport utility vehicle?’’ He answered yes, if it was a big wagon. ; Read More

Suzuki Jimny - One of the best off-road vehicles in the market

There have been plenty of cars over the years that have developed a cult following – some that are simply alluring through their design or shape. Suzuki’s Jimny is one of those cars, I’ve seen a lot on our roads and, judging by the tidy lo; Read More

It's all that you could expect from a state-of-the-art ute. Ross Kiddie puts the Mazda BT-50 though its paces.

I have the council to thank for completion of a landscaping project on my front lawn. Even though I still can’t work out why, our footpaths were replaced and I was left with ; Read More

Mitsubishi's new generation Eclipse Cross VRX is bursting with usability and driveability

I was picking up Mitsubishi’s new Eclipse Cross from the dealership and entered into conversation with one of the members from the friendly sales team. After being shown arou; Read More

Something Special, check out Ross Kiddie's Review of the Kia Sorento

There’s not a lot in an automobile that fazes me. As technology has advanced, I’ve usually embraced it. However, I was very reluctant to use the remote control function in K; Read More

Still a sure fire kiwi favourite, Ross Kiddie gets out and about in the Toyota Hilux SR5 Cruiser

During the summer months, my weekends start quite busy. You see, I’m the coach of a team of young cricketers, and watching the 11 and 12-year-olds playing sport and enjoying ; Read More

Ross Kiddie tries out the state-of-the-art Honda CRV

Honda isn’t going to be left out of the main game. The mid-size sport utility vehicle market is crowded and tempting models just keep getting added into the mix, Mazda’s new ; Read More