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ROAD TEST: Citroen C4 Cactus vs Renault Captur

ROAD TEST: Citroen C4 Cactus vs Renault Captur
Are you the sort of person who loves loud-shirt days at work and other wacky, fun-loving things? Do you like to be the centre of attention? Do you stand out as much as a moment of subtly and thoughtfulness in a Michael Bay movie? Then something like a Toyota Corolla probably isn’t for you. Luckily, a country called “France” builds cars that will suit your extrovert ...

ROAD TEST: Mazda MX-5

ROAD TEST: Mazda MX-5
Colin Chapman is famous for a number of things. There’s the Lotus marque, and the spinoff Formula One team that won seven drivers’ championships and six constructors’ championships. On the downside, though he may have been an engineering genius, he was not the best businessman. Remember the tie-up with John Z. DeLorean that cost the UK taxpayer almost NZ$25 million? One of the things for which he is best remembered is his principle involving speed; notably, ...

REVIEW: Forza Motorsport 6 (Xbox One)

REVIEW: Forza Motorsport 6 (Xbox One)
As an avid car nut and gamer, nothing lights my wick as much as a brand new Gran Turismo or Forza Motorsport title. One of those franchises has been relatively quiet over the last while, the other forked into a behemoth that not only covers pure vehicle simulation, but arcade racing action and even off-roading, in the form of the Horizon series. That franchise is, of course, ...

ROAD TEST: Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 AMG Shooting Brake

ROAD TEST: Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 AMG Shooting Brake
Quite how AMG manages to get a blistering 265kW out of a 2.0-litre, four-cylinder petrol engine without it exploding into shrapnel after about ten minutes is staggering. How the also get it to be not only useable, but also relatively docile and tractable around town has, quite frankly, got us buggered. Needless to say, however, it is one of our favourite engines around ...

ROAD TEST: BMW 125i

ROAD TEST: BMW 125i
The BMW 1 Series has always been a fantastic little car. Okay, so the first generation was a bit crook looking, but facelifts (or “Life Cycle Impulses” in BMW-speak) and an all-new second generation car have taken care of the worst visual offences. But if you want a small five-door hatch with fantastic ...

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 ...