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2014 Toyota 86 GTS review

This is my first sports car. Coming from a Subaru Forester, it is a significant difference, so this is my reference point, okay, not other sports cars. The 86 is a joy to drive every day. The ride is on the stiff side and the handling makes this car so much fun to drive. The driving position is very low and gives you a sensation of been protected, although I can now see under some SUVs...

2013 Toyota Aurion Sportivo SX6 Review

Having Toyota V6’s as part of our work program for many years I hope the following can provide a sound overview of my current vehicle, 2013 Aurion Sportivo SX6. Yes, the Aurion does get mistaken for a Camry regularly but having driven the 4 cylinder Camry,it is not within a bull’s roar of the Aurion...

2016 Toyota HiLux SR (4x4) Review

With the new crop of dual cab utes around, it is hard to decide which ones suits you better. Do I go for engine power, features, size or name? Mid-2016 I picked up my 2016 HiLux in hope that it would satisfy everything that I need. I loved the standard rear-view camera and the cool box that comes standard with the SR as well as the 7-inch touch screen...

2016 Toyota LandCruiser GXL (4x4) Review

The 2016 turbo-diesel GXL is the only TD in the range with eight seats, which is what our large family requires. The GXL allows us to enjoy getting out and enjoying inaccessible areas such as National Parks and sandy beaches, as a family. In addition to steep descents when using low 4D in some tricky National Parks roads, the crawl control also works effectively on very soft sand...

2014 Toyota LandCruiser Prado GXL (4x4) review

My Prado is a great all rounder and while it doesn't set the world on fire in any one area, it can do almost anything. I bought a runout 3.0-litre one after the great run we got out of my wife's 120 series (seven years,never missed a beat). I tow a 5.5 metre boat and do a 130km commute to work and it still averages 9.5 L/100km...

2016 Toyota RAV4 GXL (4x4) review

I travelled recently to New Zealand for a road trip with my partner. We were after something economical, powerful and spacious. Not always three things that come hand-in-hand. I took my chances and hired a brand new (few thousand km) RAV4 GXL petrol AWD. We racked up 6000km in four weeks driving all through New Zealand from snow to rain to fog and being that it was a hire car, it got tested well...

2012 Toyota Camry Altise review

Since acquiring my Camry in January 2013, I have been most pleased with the consistent reliability (battery and tyres included). The service intervals carried out at the price set by Toyota and the local dealer services have been carried out to high standard. The transmission has just had an independent service and the health there is fantastic...

2016 Toyota Kluger Grande (4x4) Review

We have just upgraded from our old 2004 Kluger CVX to a new Kluger 4x4 Grande, so in comparison there is a huge difference. The Grande handles well around town and eats up the country miles in comfort even on dirt roads. As with all Toyotas, the Kluger is well known for its reliability. Our 2004 Kluger never missed a beat in 12 years and around 220,000km...

2016 Toyota Landcruiser Prado GXL (4x4) Review

I bought this vehicle after reading every review I could find on these kinds of cars; the Everest, Disco4, Pajero Exceed (former owner 2009), Trailblazer and Isuzu. The Prado is a good car, and I am very happy with it so I thought I'd write more about the perceived merits/ demerits in this car compared to the others that I have seen on countless reviews...

2006 Toyota HiLux SR5 Review

The high-spec SR5 looks staunch with big roll bars and chrome trim. Mine's in silver. It's a big truck, and handles like a truck! I love the simplicity of my 2006 model. There are no chimes or annoying bells, and the quiet engine is very easy to work on and maintain. I don't like the plastic headlights, but I'll upgrade these to LED soon...

2004 Toyota Corolla Ascent Review

Corollas are not fun cars. Gone are the days of the free-revving twin cam SX Seca and Sportivo. The average buyer are either fleet companies or the elderly. So why did I buy a Corolla wagon? I'm not a fleet company, I'm not elderly and I'm not one of those Tradie's who loads little wagons to the bump stops...