Category Archives: First Drives

A nice day for it!

A nice day for it!
We are currently up north driving a very special little car. Look for a full First Drive of the fantastic little Audi S1 very shortly…

FIRST DRIVE: Holden Trax

FIRST DRIVE: Holden Trax
We rather liked the Holden Trax when it was launched late last year, but we weren’t exactly in love with the venerable 1.8-litre petrol engine that did reluctant, noisy duty under the stubby bonnet. But now Holden has stuck a modern engine in the cutesy Trax – the 103kW/200Nm 1.4-litre iTi turbo four-cylinder petrol that transformed the Cruze sedan. We head across to Melbourne to try it out. What is it? Holden’s entrant into ...

FIRST DRIVE: Nissan Qashqai

FIRST DRIVE: Nissan Qashqai
The Nissan Qashqai was subject to a lot of ridicule for its silly name when it was first released, but the jokes stopped when we all got used to it and everyone realised that it was a thoroughly excellent car. Now there is an all-new version of the car that has been a big success for Nissan globally, ...