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Car Reviews

2012 Holden Calais V VE Series II V6 review – quick spin

Jan 18, 2012

The Holden Calais has been an Aussie icon for almost three decades now, since being introduced in 1984. Does the 2012 Holden Calais V VE Series II V6 live up to the nameplate and the...

2012 Honda Accord Euro vs 2012 Suzuki Kizashi Sport AWD: comparison

Jan 08, 2012

If you’re in the market for a sporty, mid-sized family car, these two propositions from Japan should be considered; the 2012 Honda Accord Euro Luxury and the 2012 Suzuki Kizashi Sport AWD. They both promise...

2012 Honda CR-Z Luxury review – quick spin

Jan 03, 2012

Like the Honda CR-X of yesteryear, the 2012 Honda CR-Z Luxury is a compact, front-wheel drive sports coupe. It’s not out to smash quarter mile times or set blistering laps at the local track, it’s...

2012 Kia Optima Platinum review – quick spin

Dec 25, 2011

Here at PerformanceDrive, we like to pride ourselves on giving honest, straightforward reviews. So to kick off this quick spin of the 2012 Kia Optima, let’s get one thing straight: we all know Kia hasn’t...

2012 Mitsubishi Triton GLX-R review – quick spin

Dec 13, 2011

For some, having ute space and four-wheel drive capabilities is vital. The 2012 Mitsubishi Triton GLX-R, representing the third best-selling 4×4 ute in November behind the HiLux and Navara, seems to do a good job...

2011 Peugeot RCZ review (video)

Dec 11, 2011

Australia often misses out on the quirky, niche Euro coupes and hot-hatches, but thankfully the Peugeot RCZ made it here. The 2011 Peugeot RCZ manual 1.6-litre turbo is a real buzz to drive, and like...

2012 Kia Cerato Koup SLS review – quick spin

Dec 01, 2011

On looks alone, the 2012 Kia Cerato Koup SLS will win you over. Step inside, and you think, ‘hmm, not bad for a relatively inexpensive sporty two-door’. In our short time with the Kia Koup,...

2012 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X MR review (video)

Nov 24, 2011

The 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X MR might be based on a four year-old car, but it’s still at the top of its game, kicking just about every road car that dares to challenge it...

2012 Holden Commodore VE Series II SS V review (video)

Nov 10, 2011

The new 2012 Holden Commodore VE Series II SS V in Peter Brock-inspired Perfect Blue is about as good as Aussie cars get; loads of grunt from its American-derived Generation IV 6.0-litre V8; enough room...

2011 Nissan 370Z Coupe review (video)

Oct 19, 2011

In a segment where most rivals are above $100k, the 2011 Nissan 370Z Coupe should be placed in a class of its own. It might not have space for a family or two sets of...

2011 Volvo S60 T6 R-Design review

Sep 01, 2011

Volvo has come a long way in terms of personality and design in the past decade, and as this 2011 Volvo S60 T6 R-Design review proves, Volvo should be treated as a performance car brand...

2011 Ford FPV GS Ute review

Jul 30, 2011

The new 315kW 2011 Ford FPV GS Ute is about as tough as they come. And like the previous model, you can thank the Americans for the engine… but this time around you can thank...

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