Although the icons of Australia’s automotive industry, Ford and Holden, went backwards in sales in 2015, overall sales hit the million mark for the fourth year in a row, with preliminary figures tipping 1.156 million. Holden went backwards by 2.9% and was within reach of Hyundai, with less than 1000 sales between the two. The […]Read More Australian Car Icons Slide Back Whilst Sales Overall Hit The Million Again.
The Volkswagen Jetta has long been regarded as a Golf with a boot. That may very well be the case, but there are a few other cars around that had or have sedan and hatch versions. It’s certainly no less of a vehicle for having a boot, so how does it really stack up? A […]Read More Car Review: 2015 Volkswagen Jetta Trendline 118 TSi.
Some years ago, here in Australia, we could buy an icecream called a Yeti. The catchphrase in the advertising was “Did you get a Yeti yet?”. Sure, it’s an odd way to introduce the Skoda Yeti but appropriate. Why? Barring a couple of things, it’s a pretty decent car for what it is. Powersource. The […]Read More 2015 Skoda Yeti Active: 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
There’s something to be said for being the “little” brother or sister, in that unused and brand nwe stuff comes your way. With Skoda becoming part of the VW Group in 2000, the door was opened to taking advantage of the family lineage and sourcing from the parts bin, both brand new and “hand me […]Read More 2015 Skoda Octavia RS Wagon review.
Short but sweet; A Wheel Thing has reached a milestone as an independent car reviewer. Fully independent, with no funding and sponsorship, twenty brands (21 if we count HSV being under the Holden banner) have provided cars for the garage. To each and every one of you, thank you.Read More A Wheel Thing Ticks Boxes
Octavia: younger sister of the first Roman Emperor, Augustus. Skoda: younger sister of the automotive giant, Volkswagen. Together they’ve come up with a surprisingly capable vehicle with a definite Ambition to be seen. A Wheel Thing says hello to the Czech based manufacturer for the first time and likes the first impressions of the Ambition […]Read More Czech Mate: Skoda’s Octavia Ambition Plus.