The joint venture between Subaru and Toyota to produce a low slung, two door, coupe has been a raging success in the form of the Toyota 86 and the Subaru BRZ. On Subaru’s side, with the car being the sole entry in an otherwise all wheel drive family, it’s been a standout. 2017 saw the […]Read More 2017 Subaru BRZ: A Wheel Thing Car Review.
2015 saw Lexus and A Wheel Thing join forces for the first time, with the new to Australia (in late ’15) IS 200t finding its way to the garage for two weeks and including a return trip to the nation’s capital. How does it cope with highway and suburban driving? Let’s take a look, with […]Read More Car Review: 2016 Lexus IS F Sport 200t
Some car brands evoke emotional responses in people. That brand will say that’s exactly what they’re looking for as it’s a major consideration in the purchase of a car. There’s also a loyalty factor to consider and then there’s the sheer want or lust… Jaguar’s F-Type, released two years ago in Australia, in convertible and […]Read More Car Review: 2016 Jaguar F-Type S Manual Coupe
Once upon a time, Australia was home to Holden and Ford and some assorted imported brands that made small cars. Toyota sold Corolla, Corona, Land Cruiser and that was pretty much it. Then a car called Camry came along, with a four cylinder engine. It changed shape but didn’t really grow much, even with the […]Read More Car Review: 2015 Toyota Aurion Sportivo.
It’s a rare occasion for A Wheel Thing to be in the seat of a proper sports car; with a huge nod of thanks to Audi, A Wheel Thing went one on one with the Audi TT Quattro. Powersource. Turbo technology for consumer level petrol powered cars has come a long, long way since the […]Read More Car Review: 2015 Audi TT Quattro S-Line.
The Ford Focus has been lauded for its looks and sharp handling since its release over fifteen years ago; A Wheel Thing checks out the 2015 ST with six speed manual and 2.0L turbo four. Powersource. Two litres. Turbo. Slick shifting six speed manual. Is it a goer? Oh, yes, very much. These numbers tell […]Read More Car Review: 2015 Ford Focus ST.
A Wheel Thing was penciled in to drive the petrol version however a slight scheduling rearrangement had us in the diesel instead. A long country drive to the mid south coast of NSW proved an ideal test. Powersource. There’s a range of engines available for the small midsizer SUV, including 1.5L EcoBoost engines. The diesel […]Read More 2015 Ford Kuga Titanium Diesel: Car Review.
Australia has had a long love affair with the V8 engine; be it homegrown or imported, it’s been a big part of our automotive history. In 2014, Ford Australia’s FPV division was shut down and the popular XR8 name resurrected. A Wheel Thing spent a week with a living dinosaur. Powersource. The 5.0L V8 was […]Read More A Wheel Thing: 2015 Ford Falcon XR8 Car Review
Small cars divide opinion; are they safe, are they slow with people in them, are they really that economical? Volkswagen offers drivers a choice of two small cars, being the up! and the Polo. A Wheel Thing trundled around in the Polo 81TSI Comfortline with these questions being asked. And answered. Powersource. It’s a miniscule […]Read More Volkswagen Polo 81TSI Comfortline: Car Review
A Wheel Thing is wrapping up a month of Volvo with the XC60 T5; the upper mid sizer is a great way to travel, comfortable and roomy and a fantastic long distance traveller. Powersource. It’s the now familiar 2.0L turbo petrol engine, with that 350Nm of torque from 1500 to 4500 revs. Performance is slightly […]Read More Volvo XC 60 T5: The Review.