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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: Skoda Fabia

ROAD TEST: Skoda Fabia
The new Skoda Fabia landed in New Zealand a month or so back and instantly impressed us with its looks, quality and eager engines. Now we get to spend a week in the top-of-the-range 81kW DSG car. At $24,990 the top Fabia gets uncomfortably close to the VW Polo (the GTi ...

ROAD TEST: VW Polo GTi

ROAD TEST: VW Polo GTi
Anyone who truly loves driving can appreciate a good Hot Hatch – a small car with big power (relatively speaking, of course) that is built with “enjoyment” being its sole purpose in life. So, of course, we here at OVERSTEER love them… While the current breed of traditional Hot Hatches have all grown in size, power and price (Golf, Focus, Megane, etc), happily their smaller siblings have ...

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 ...

ROAD TEST: Mazda CX-3 GSX

ROAD TEST: Mazda CX-3 GSX
The recent explosion in popularity of the baby SUV has seen a number of manufacturers caught short and now lacking what has quickly become an important part of the range. But not Mazda. The Japanese manufacturer has been on a blinding roll recently, with remarkably good product pouring from its factories; the Mazda6, Mazda3 and Mazda2 are all brilliant ...

QUICK DRIVE: FORD FIESTA ST

QUICK DRIVE: FORD FIESTA ST
The Ford Fiesta ST is simply one of our favourite cars ever here at OVERSTEER. Its happy puppy-like enthusiasm is infectious and its ability to simply rip corners to shreds is utterly addictive. Very little has changed since we last tested the ST, in ...

ROAD TEST: Lexus RC-F

ROAD TEST: Lexus RC-F
The Lexus RC F takes over from the IS F as the performance flagship in the Lexus line up (not counting the limited LF A, that is) and as such packs a revised version of the 5.0-litre naturally aspirated V8 that featured in the IS, but in an all-new two door coupe body that takes the Japanese manufacturer’s new styling language to its most aggressive extreme so far. We spend a week with one to see if we fall in love with it. Outside Likes: Incredibly aggressive and elegant at the same ...

Navman MiVue Drive LM review

Navman MiVue Drive LM review
It is no secret that dedicated portable satellite navigation unit manufacturers have been floundering around for direction over the last few years as GPS and navigation has become commonplace in smartphones. How do they present a compelling USP when a device most of us carry in ...