Category Archives: Auto Reviews

Most captivating cars on the road

Most captivating cars on the road

20 of the most eye-catching vehicles available today.Read entire story

Ford Mustang GT Fastback v Ford Mustang GT Performance Parts comparison

Ford Mustang GT Fastback v Ford Mustang GT Performance Parts comparison

You love the new Ford Mustang. You love it so much, you get permission from your other half and you go out and buy one. It’s great. You love it even more now that you have it. But then Ford announces a locally available – and warrantied – range of performance upgrades for your shiny new Pony car. What do you do next? Spend up or leave it stock? Great question… The cars Life may not always go your way, but sometimes things have a way of working out in your favour. This is one of those times. With our long-term 2017 Ford Mustang GT Fastback nearing the end of its extended time in the…Read entire story

2017 Kia Cadenza

2017 Kia Cadenza

The new 2017 Kia Cadenza takes aim at two of the outgoing full-size sedan’s big sore spots: Its conservative styling and its lack of driving polish. And, by and large, the automaker has succeeded with a new big sedan that looks and feels a class above its predecessor. The Cadenza is available in just three flavors—Premium, Technology, and…Read entire story

Throwback Thursday: Servicing Cosworth DFV Formula 1 engines, 1975

Throwback Thursday: Servicing Cosworth DFV Formula 1 engines, 1975

Kiwi racing driver and engine preparer John Nicholson worked with McLaren to service and rebuild DFVs The then-ubiquitous DFV was a brilliantly effective design, finding success over nearly two decades. We found out how often it needed attention Never before had there been, and in all likelihood never again will there be, an engine like the DFV. Designed in 1965 by the youthful Cosworth company, its birth was down to Lotus’s Colin Chapman, who both commissioned the project and brought in the crucial backing from Ford. The DFV made a winning debut at the 1967 Dutch Grand Prix and, continually evolving, took 12 Formula 1 drivers’ championships and 10 constructors’ championships, taking…Read entire story

Top 10 Worst Automakers in Initial Quality: 2017

Top 10 Worst Automakers in Initial Quality: 2017

Top 10 Worst Automakers in Initial Quality: 2017The J.D. Power 2017 U.S. Initial Quality Study has been released. moreRead entire story

Jaguar E-Pace

Jaguar E-Pace

Back in May of 2015, Jaguar went on record saying it wanted a baby crossover to slot in just below the F-pace. It took almost a year, but by February of 2016, we had caught Jaguars new E-pace out in prototype form. We’ve seen it stretching its wheels since then, but it’s now set to debut on July 13, 2017, and Jaguar has released a couple of teaser images. As of the time of this writing, few specifics are known, but it will be offered with a range of gasoline engines and will have the latest technology and driver assistance features available, which is very promising considering the E-Pace will sit at the bottom of the Jaguar’s “Pace” lineup and will start out at …Read entire story

2018 Toyota Camry First Drive Review: Boldly Going…

You have to applaud Toyota’s derring-do. The company CEO, whose name just happens to be on the headquarters building, has ordered his lieutenants to shake up the franchise midsize sedan. Leaden with a (deserved) sand-beige image, the Camry needed some invigoration and sex appeal, especially as more families were seen migrating from sedans to SUVs. For 15 years, Toyota engineers have taken incremental, calculated risks while maintaining the core values that have kept the Camry atop the sales heap. Why change when the best-selling flavor of ice cream is vanilla, executives would parrot. But for 2018, those risk-averse days are gone. Example one is the…Read entire story

New Ferrari 812 Superfast review

New Ferrari 812 Superfast review

Road tests 20 Jun, 2017 The Ferrari 812 Superfast is the replacement for legendary F12, and it certainly lives up to its name. Watch the video…Read entire story

8 best SUV deals in June

8 best SUV deals in June

<p>The Best SUV Financing and Cash Back Deals</p>Read entire story

Panoz Unveils Wild All-Electric GT-EV Le Mans Concept

Panoz Unveils Wild All-Electric GT-EV Le Mans Concept

Panoz Unveils Wild All-Electric GT-EV Le Mans ConceptPanoz hopes to field an electric race car at Le Mans. moreRead entire story

Toyota Australia profit slashed due to end-of-manufacturing costs

Toyota Australia profit slashed due to end-of-manufacturing costs

Toyota Australia has posted an after tax profit of $99 million during the 2016/2017 Japanese financial year, with the company taking a big hit due to restructuring costs. The local arm’s after tax profit is down from $236 million in the previous financial year. The Australian operation attributes a large chunk of this to rising costs due to the end of local manufacturing, including consolidating most of its corporate facilities to Melbourne, and reducing its employee count from around 3900 to 1300 by 2018. Above: Current-generation made-in-Australia Camry. In 2016/2017, the company took a restructuring hit of $131 million, compared to $81 million the year before. Toyota Australia also blames “adverse foreign exchange in export markets” for its lower profit in the past financial …Read entire story

Insight: where luxury cars go to die

Insight: where luxury cars go to die

A large chunk of Flying Spares’ business used to come from supplying old Rollers for banger racing, when this was fashionable. When Rolls-Royces and Bentleys come to their natural ends, their parts can keep other models running. We explored the UK’s poshest breaker’s yard You will know, of course, about elephant graveyards: the sites on the Savannah to which these great beasts are instinctively drawn in their final hours, a place to lie down, die and decompose. There is but one problem with these graveyards: they don’t exist. The automotive equivalent, however, does. On an industrial estate outside Nuneaton you will find Flying Spares, where for the past 22 years…Read entire story

2016 Toyota Mirai Update 5: Fast Facts

After relatively little deliberation, I have concluded that the Mirai fits neither my lifestyle nor my budget. But hold the long faces because this conclusion has no bearing on the Mirai’s ability to serve its purpose on the market. Before we make a final judgment on the Mirai in our upcoming Verdict, we decided to take a look at the average Mirai customer to get a better idea of how the vehicle fits into the larger automotive landscape. Nathan Kokes, Toyota Mirai marketing manager, gave us some fast facts: Gender: 70% male Household income: $175,000 Other vehicles in garage: 1 Miles driven …Read entire story