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Mark is a contributing road tester at PerformanceDrive, and is an expert in technology and efficiency. He has had a passion for cars since before he can remember. With the soul and background of an IT nerd, Mark especially appreciates technology advances, safety, and attention to detail. His first car was a rusty powder blue 1972 Volvo 144 sedan. When he's not road testing vehicles, his daily drive is still a Volvo only now it's able to steer and brake all by itself.

2017 Isuzu MU-X LS-U review (video)

Nov 08, 2017

If you’re in the market for a competent seven-seat off-road SUV but don’t have the budget for the segment-favourite Toyota Prado, there are other options. The 2017 Isuzu MU-X is not an addition to the...

2017 Honda Civic VTi-LX hatch review

Oct 19, 2017

The world of Honda holds a number of big-name legacies. One of its biggest is the Civic, arriving in Australia with its tenth generation. With it comes a new and very quirky design, improved engine...

2018 Hyundai i30 SR manual review (video)

Sep 13, 2017

It was not too long ago that there was a stigma of inferiority associated with any vehicle built in Asia. Through time, it was the Japanese brands like Toyota and Honda that were first to...

2017 Honda Jazz VTi review (video)

Jul 04, 2017

In wake of some recent dire years, Honda is finally shaping up for a better year with the release of some major overhauls in 2017. One nameplate etched in our minds is the Honda Jazz....

2017 Infiniti Q50 3.0t Silver Sport review (video)

Feb 08, 2017

The Infiniti brand has so far struggled to make an imprint as a household name in Australia, particularly in the mid-size luxury sedan market. But there is one surefire way to get everyone’s attention; use...

2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport HSE TD4 180 review

Feb 01, 2017

Land Rover has kicked off 2017 with a bang with its latest rendition of the Discovery Sport. It brings with it the newly developed all-aluminium ‘Ingenium’ engine, state-of-the-art convenience technologies, and a revised model lineup....

2017 Lexus IS 200t Sports Luxury review (video)

Jan 27, 2017

In some ways, Lexus seems to be the underdog when it comes to luxury motoring. Even though the ‘rich man’s Toyota’ consistently produces brilliant cars, it doesn’t have the prestige image of being European-made. This...

2017 Subaru XV 2.0i-S review (video)

Jan 19, 2017

When it comes to small soft roaders, Subaru knows what it feels like to sit comfortably on top of the market. In 2012, the XV was the second most popular small SUV. Now, struggling to...

2017 Volvo V40 D4 Polestar review (video)

Jan 02, 2017

Its revival time for the Scandinavian car maker’s offering in the small luxury hatch segment. First hitting Australian shores in 2013, the mid-life Volvo V40 update has been tweaked with some needed touch ups, and...

2016 Toyota Corolla Hybrid review (video)

Nov 04, 2016

The world famous Toyota Corolla has been Australia’s number one selling car for the last three years. It can be argued that Toyota’s popularity in the small car market can be put down to its...

10 things to know about the 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander

Aug 27, 2016

As PerformanceDrive has reported here, Mitsubishi Motors is the latest manufacturer to find itself embroiled in fuel economy-related woes and financial trouble. As a result, the Japanese company has started to skew and streamline its...

2016 Mazda3 SP25 Astina review (video)

May 28, 2016

Is it that time again to upgrade the ol’ girl in the garage yet? Maybe you’re one of the many buyers who stick to what they are familiar with and you’re due for an update?...

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