Holden’s move to bring in its range of vehicles from Europe has already paid off with the fully European sourced Astra. With an all turbocharged engine range, the 2017 Astra family, which starts at $23990 driveaway, offers power, performance, and plenty of tech, as A Wheel Thing drives the 2017 Holden Astra 1.6L RS manual.It’s […]Read More Car Review: 2017 Holden Astra RS.
Big, boofy, simple. Kinda like Lenny from “Of Mice and Men” or the Warner Bros. cartoon equivalent. That’s an easy way to think of Mitsubishi‘s revamped Triton range, especially with a manual in the GLS. This is not damning with faint praise, however. Steinbeck’s classic novel has Lenny as one of the twentieth century’s iconic […]Read More Car Review: 2016 Mitsubishi Triton GLS Manual.
It’s not uncommon for car makers to model share but it is less common for companies to actively seek cooperation on developing a new car. Toyota and Subaru, the Goliath and David of Japanese car makers, sat down one day over a cup of sake and walked out together as proud parents of twins, the […]Read More Car Review: 2015 Toyota 86 GTS
A certain car magazine recently bemoaned what drivers will miss out on in coming years, with the change to more technological features in our chosen chariots. Ripping up a handbrake lever to drop a skid on the tarmac or dirt, for example, or fiddling around with cassettes whilst hanging onto the steering wheel with one […]Read More Powering Into History: HSV’s ClubSport R8 Enhanced.
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.
With the release of Holden’s VF Commodore imminent, it’s been easy to forget that Holden’s other investment, the Cruze, has also had a bit of an upgrade. Although exterior and interior remains virtually unchanged, it’s the addition of a new engine and some tech that has the Cruze in the news. A Wheel Thing had […]Read More HatchBack to Back: Cruze SRiV vs CD
Hot hatch versus hot sedan. Front wheel drive versus all wheel drive. Two litre turboed engine versus tw litre turboed engine. Wrap around seats versus wrap around seats. Euro style versus hard edged Japanese heritage. This was the situation presented to A Wheel Thing unexpectedly with the Ford Focus ST up against the Mitsubishi Evolution […]Read More The Focus is on Evolution: Ford vs Mitsubishi.