Isuzu D-MAX is a B-UTE

The Isuzu D-MAX is probably the underdog of the ute world, and I don’t think that’s right. It’s not the biggest, flashest, most blingy ute on the market, and that’s okay. It’s a tool, a machine, and a pretty impressive...... Read More

Escape to the city

First things first, this car has an impressive amount of stars for everything. 5-star ANCAP safety rating, 5-star CANSTAR award for most satisfied customers (third year in a row, no less) and a 5-star smile on the driver’s dial. There’s...... Read More

Don’t see double - C3

The new Citroen C3 is an unforgettable drive, but such a pleasure you completely forget about driving and simply enjoy the drive. I’ve driven a lot of cars in my time, from premium to shopping trollies. In all that time, I don’t recall...... Read More

Loaded inside, capable outside

Who better to scope out the latest Nissan Pathfinder 4WD than a real-life Kiwi pathfinder? Tim Taylor is our own local, iconic New Zealand adventurer. World record holder for the greatest distance paddled in 24 hours; circumnavigated New Zealand in...... Read More

French flair and fun

Peugeot 5008 GT – you had me from the moment I sat in your driver’s seat. I was yours from the first eye-to-eye contact with your tilted cockpit LCD screen. You could do no wrong from the moment I saw your beautiful stitched leather seats....... Read More

All that Jazz

There’s something about the name that suggests this car has got something extra going for it. Who wouldn’t want to drop into conversation that their  car is a ‘Jazz’?Honda’s name choice is evocative, and suggests it’s...... Read More

New Mitsubishi Triton (2018)

One of the things I enjoy about being part of the Driveline team is the opportunity to test drive the latest models to help my clients with their decision-making process. As independent advisers, we can be completely unbiased across the makes but like...... Read More

Mazda CX-3 review

  The Mazda CX-3 has become a popular sub-compact SUV on New Zealand roads since launching to market in 2015.  This year (2017) an updated CX-3 arrived – and what a warm welcome it received. Fusing stylish looks with modern technology...... Read More

Swift by name - swift by nature

I declare a driver’s bias here. I love the Suzuki Swift. It is my family car and hundreds of hours at the wheel later, I still enjoy what I think is one of the great cars of modern auto design. It’s light and perky, easy to drive, easy to...... Read More

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