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Mark is a contributing junior 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 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?...

2016 Toyota LandCruiser GX review (video)

Feb 09, 2016

Toyota’s dominance in the flooded SUV market continues to thrive. At the top of the food-chain, the new 2016 LandCruiser also continues to be spared from any legitimate contenders. Since its inauguration 65 years ago,...

2015 Subaru Outback review (video) – 2.0D & 2.5i

Aug 29, 2015

The Subaru Outback has firmly placed itself into our minds when we picture an adventurous family wagon suitable for the bush. In fact, it is one of the pioneers of this very segment. With the...

2015 Toyota Corolla hatch review (video) – ZR & Ascent Sport

Aug 10, 2015

It’s what we all know as the world’s most popular small car. Here in Australia, the household name, Toyota Corolla, is no different as it heads for the third year in a row as Australia’s...

2015 Volkswagen Touareg V6 TDI review (video)

Jul 08, 2015

The large SUV market has undergone a tricky overhaul in the last few years; it’s a segment where buyers demand size but also fuel efficiency. This is where the 2015 Volkswagen Touareg steps in. It...

2015 Volvo V60 Polestar review (video)

May 25, 2015

There’s something different about the way the Scandinavians do things; punctual, precise, meticulous, and efficient. They put exactitude in everything they do, just like with the 2015 Volvo V60 Polestar. The trouble for Volvo is...

2014 Jaguar XF S Luxury 3.0DTT review (video)

Oct 01, 2014

Sometimes, we all fall into a mood where we just want to spoil ourselves with something special; something that makes us feel royal; something that, by far, differentiates itself from the norm. Well, among the...

2014 Jeep Cherokee Limited review (video)

Aug 28, 2014

It’s fair to say Jeep is well established in everyone’s mind when it comes to off-road experience. If it’s not the fact the company has been around for over seventy years, originally serving in the...

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