Car Reviews

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...

2011 MINI Cooper S review

Jul 27, 2011

If you thought the MINI Cooper S was a little bit girly, perhaps a little on the soft side, you can think again. The latest 2011 MINI Cooper S is definitely capable of scaring the...

2011 Lexus IS F review

Jul 14, 2011

If you’re reading this 2011 Lexus IS F review because you’re in the market for a luxury sports sedan, or are just thinking about swapping over from a luxury vehicle into a high performance luxury...

2011 Renault Megane R.S. 250 Cup Trophee review

Jul 04, 2011

In Australia, we often miss out on some very cool European performance cars, however, one that’s been a regular here in Oz over the last 10 or so years has been the Renualt Megane, first...

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