Kia Cerato vs Hyundai Elantra

Kia Cerato SLi: from $29,990 plus on-road costs; 2.0-litre 4cyl; 129kw/209Nm; six-speed automatic; FWD; 7.4L/100km and 177g/km CO2. Hyundai Elantra Premium: from $28,990 plus on-road costs; 1.8-litre 4cyl; 110kW/178Nm; six-speed automatic; FWD; 7.1L/100km and 169g/km CO2. Value Kia: The Kia Cerato and Hyundai Elantra are twins separated at birth. The Cerato is a newer model, … [Read more…]

Volvo V40 v Audi A3

Volvo V40 T4 Luxury: from $45,990 plus on-road costs. 2.0-litre turbocharged 5-cyl petrol; 132kW and 300Nm; 6-sp auto; 7.6L/100km and 177g/km CO2 combined; FWD. Audi A3 1.8TFSI Ambition: from $42,500 plus on-road costs. 1.8-litre turbocharged 4-cyl petrol; 7-sp auto; 132kW and 250Nm; 7-sp auto; 5.6L/100km and 129g/km CO2 combined; FWD. Value Volvo The V40 is $3490 more … [Read more…]

Mini Cooper and Alfa Romeo MiTo

The new Mini Cooper takes on Alfa Romeo’s small hatch. Mini Cooper: From $29,000 plus on-road costs; 1.5-litre three-cylinder turbo petrol; 100kW/230Nm, 6-sp automatic; FWD; 4.7L/100km. Alfa Romeo Mito Progression: From $24,500 plus on-road costs; 1.4-litre four-cylinder turbo petrol; 99kW/206Nm; 5-sp manual; FWD; 5.5L/100km. Value Mini The reborn Mini was never an earth-shattering value proposition, … [Read more…]

Subaru BRZ could be axed

The Subaru BRZ might be a one-hit wonder. The long-term future of the Toyota 86 twin has been placed under a cloud because Toyota is evaluating a potential change in partnership for its next-generation sports coupe. The Japanese car maker is currently collaborating with BMW on the development of a high-performance sports car to sit … [Read more…]

Yellow Cars Depreciate Least, Study Finds

Contrary to common held belief, yellow and orange vehicles have lower depreciation rates than black, silver or white ones. After analyzing over 20 million cars from the 1981 to 2010 model years, iSeeCars found out that a $20k car is worth $1,500 more after 5 years compared to a similar model painted in a more … [Read more…]

Moto Sumisura BMW R80GS, the Second Coming

There definitely is something magic about the old BMWs, as these bikes often turn into breathtaking pieces of modern engineering art, in the shape of head-turning custom rides which look tenfold better than any modern-day Beemer. This ’81 R80GS is yet another magic machine, proudly bearing the signature of Moto Sumisura, one of Milan‘s top-drawer … [Read more…]

Aston Martin Vantage N430 Coupe (2014) CAR review

The ‘N’ stands for Nurburgring, and the 430 for the power output. The Aston Martin Vantage N430 signifies the next top-level version of the V8-powered coupe and Volante, taking over from the N420 and before that, N400 series of Nurburgring-inspired models. Read on for our full Aston Martin Vantage N430 review. Why does Aston name its Vantage N430 after a … [Read more…]

2014 Honda Odyssey

In retrospect, it was crystal clear. When Honda released an image of the Odyssey Logo created entirely from Cheerios to tease the debut of this refreshed 2014 model, every single family man in the office should have made the obvious connection. Curiously, it was one of young bucks in the office that realized what Honda … [Read more…]