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FIRST DRIVE: Jaguar XE

FIRST DRIVE: Jaguar XE
Once upon a time Jaguar made a mid-size car. It was called the X-Type and it was crap. It wasn’t crap because it was based on the Ford Mondeo – which it was – and neither was it crap because it was FWD – which it also was, although 4WD models were available ...

ROAD TEST: Mazda6 Limited

ROAD TEST: Mazda6 Limited
The Mazda6 is one damn fine looking automobile. That is a fact It has always been a good-looking car, but just lately it had started to look a bit dated – not on the outside, mind you, but on the inside, where its interior didn’t quite stand up to the new generation of Mazda’s like the CX-3 and Mazda2. But now the 6 has ...

ROAD TEST: Subaru Forester 2.0 TD

ROAD TEST: Subaru Forester 2.0 TD
The current generation of Subaru Forester has become a familiar sight on New Zealand roads, but the one thing that was missing from it was a diesel-powered automatic option. But now that has changed with the release of a diesel-powered automatic ...

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: 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 ...