Falcon. Kingswood. Corolla. Pulsar. Nameplates stay with people, they’re recognisable, they become part of the family and become part of legend. Nissan’s Pulsar is in this group, thanks largely to longevity and the almost mythical SSS hatchback. After an extended and ill-fated flirtation with the dingo that was Tiida, Nissan has (sensibly??) revived the Pulsar […]Read More Nissan’s Reborn Pulsar: A Different Beat.
A Wheel Thing is amongst the first independent review sites to spend time with the new VF Commodores; the VF Calais V and LPG Evoke specifically. There’s already been a lot written in the bigger publications however this review is special, as it’s one of the first that’s non-aligned with a major media partner. Of […]Read More Calais V Evoke’s Change For Commodore.
Rounds 3 and 4 of the Audi R8 LMS series resulted in two entertaining and controversial races. They were held at Ordos in Inner Mongolia where the world’s fastest one make series continued to impress. Audi’s support of the series has assisted in making China the biggest market in the world for their brand. Audi […]Read More Audi’s R8 LMS series revs up Mongolia.
It’s been not uncommon for car makers to utilise other companies products in order to help penetrate a market or save on development/manufacturing costs. Peugeot and, in A Wheel Thing’s review car’s case, the Citroen C4 Aircross, use the Mitsubishi ASX. The car is wrapped around the 2.0L petrol engine and CVT gearbox, with flappy […]Read More Crossed Over: Citroen C4 Aircross
Some years ago, to say Kia and their countrymate, Hyundai, had quality cars, was stretching the truth just a tad. A succession of pretty average cars such as the Spectra and Mentor barely troubled the tallyboard and Kia was in danger of being seen as an also ran Korean supplier. Come 2008 and a stylish, […]Read More Cerato Si/Sli: Kia’s quality double up
The Holden Caprice V, in its new 2014 guise, is a combination of street savvy, world champion boxer melded with the smarts of a technical genius. Think Sylvester Stallone’s Rocky sitting down and talking quantum mechanics or relativity with the bushy headed wunderkind that was Alfred Einstein. Chevy’s ballsy 6.0L V8 with Holden’s US sourced […]Read More Holden Caprice V: Brawn or Brains?
It’s big, it’s boofy, it’s as subtle as a flouro pink sledgehammer, it’s Holden’s outgoing VE SS-Z V8 ute. 6.0L of Chevrolet’s alloy donk, mated with a solid six speed manual in what is effectively a two door sports car with a huge cargo space make for a whole lot of thunderous, bellowing fun, farting […]Read More No SSnooZing Here; Holden’s SS Z V8 ute.