Category Archives: First Drives

FIRST DRIVE: Audi TT

FIRST DRIVE: Audi TT
The original Audi TT is indeed a timeless classic of design. The Bauhaus-inspired design was clean, simple and geometric, yet staggeringly fresh and original when it shocked the automotive world in 1995 at the Frankfurt motor show. The ...

FIRST DRIVE: Jeep Renegade

FIRST DRIVE: Jeep Renegade
Tiny A-segment SUVs are the thing every manufacturer wants to have right now, with the explosion in interest in SUV generally, but the smaller end in particular. So it makes sense that the most SUV-ish car maker on the planet would want to get in on that action. We head over to ...

FIRST DRIVE: Citroen C4 Cactus

FIRST DRIVE: Citroen C4 Cactus
Now, we here at OVERSTEER love it when car manufacturers come over all silly and adventurous and release a production car that looks like it should be a concept. It doesn’t always work (think Pontiac Aztek, although Walter White briefly made it cool...), but when it does, it is brilliant (Fiat Multipla, or more recently, the Nissan Juke). And the Citroen C4 Cactus is one of those cars. Right down to the memorably silly ...

FIRST DRIVE: Hyundai Sonata

FIRST DRIVE: Hyundai Sonata
Mid-size cars are starting to suffer the same fate as their larger cousins at the moment – they are not selling in anywhere the numbers they used to. Why? Three letters – SUV. People are deserting traditional family-sized sedans in favour of the more practical SUV segment. But there is still a decent amount of life left in the mid-size sedan segment, and some utterly brilliant ...

FIRST DRIVE: Subaru Outback

FIRST DRIVE: Subaru Outback
Much like the Skoda Octavia Scout that was launched only a short while before it, the Subaru Outback could always easily have been mistaken for a Legacy wagon with a jacked up ride and added plastic. Except now two things make that not the case – firstly, there will no longer be a Legacy wagon and, secondly, Subaru ...

FIRST DRIVE: Skoda Octavia Scout

FIRST DRIVE: Skoda Octavia Scout
On the surface the Skoda Octavia Scout could be just an Octavia wagon with added plastic bits, but in reality it is more than that. But even if it wasn’t, the Octavia is one of our favourite cars here at OVERSTEER (see here, here and here for proof of that…), so that would still make the Scout ...

VIDEO FIRST DRIVE: Holden Colorado

The Holden Colorado wasn’t quite up to what we now expect from a new ute when it first came out, so not even a year and a half later the first update came out which improved things vastly. Now there is a new 2015 model that gains a few more tweaks. We ...

FIRST LOOK: Citroen C4 Picasso

FIRST LOOK: Citroen C4 Picasso
Citroen is doing things a bit differently with the launch of the C4 Picasso in New Zealand – rather than having a traditional media launch where journalists drive the car and get all the relevant information, the company has simply sent the info to us and booked in test drives in the New Year. So we have ...