Home / Aaron Brendel

Aaron Brendel

2019 Mini Cooper Clubman Review

Cars brimming with character are far and few in between making them somewhat of a rarity. This makes the ones that unabashedly flaunt their style stand out all that much more. The latest 2019 Mini Cooper Clubman starts off at an accessible $37,900 plus on-road costs which becomes all that …

Read More »

2019 Suzuki Vitara Review – Series II Turbo AllGrip

When it comes to picking a decent name for their models Suzuki have come through with the goods for the Vitara Turbo AllGrip, with a name like that you’d expect it to be some sort of Group B rally monster rather than a civilized urban SUV. The Vitara is a …

Read More »

2019 Suzuki Jimny GLX Manual Review

It’s refreshing to come across a car that’s focused and knows exactly what it was built to do rather than a jack of all trades that lacks identity. The 2019 Suzuki Jimny, like all of its predecessors, is built to get down and dirty off-road where it can take advantage …

Read More »

2019 Holden Acadia LT AWD Review

When it comes to 7 seater SUVs there’s two different types commonly found. The first and more prevalent is the adapted 5 seater SUV that’s sacrificed some luggage space for a third row. These may have 7 seats but that third row is sized for children which strips capability away …

Read More »

2019 Holden Colorado LTZ DualCab 4×4 Review

First impressions are important, mess up you’ll have your work cut out for you to set things right. It’s been over twenty years since I was first introduced a dual cab ute, it was my father’s company work car that we used for a holiday up to the Gold Coast …

Read More »

2019 Kia Rio Sport Automatic Review

Manufacturers used to be ruthless when it came to their entry level models, stripping out everything but the bare necessities to keep prices approachable. Thankfully the passage of time has marched on and the dark days of wind up windows and zero air-conditioning are well and truly behind us, budget …

Read More »

McLaren 720S Spider makes Australian debut

The lead up to the Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix saw McLaren officially launch their latest supercar in the form of the 720S Spider. The 720S Spider features a patented Retractable Hard Top (RHT) that’s operated electronically delivering a more refined experience as it’s quieter than hydraulic alternatives and can …

Read More »

2019 BMW 1 Series 125i M Sport Review

Already confirmed to be going front-wheel drive for the next-generation model, the 2019 BMW 1 Series is officially on the endangered species list as the last rear-wheel drive hatch available. The automotive industry will praise the move to a front-wheel drive platform as bringing improved fuel economy and more interior …

Read More »

1416 kW Pininfarina Battista World Premiere

It’s not often that a new manufacturer emerges in the automotive world yet today Pininfarina have made that jump from a design studio with their incredible Pininfarina Battista. Set for launch in 2020 the Battista is billed to be a luxury hypercar that draws its performance from the absolute latest …

Read More »

Event: Fitted Festival VI – Passion Never Fades

The 9th of February saw a different breed of machine fill up the Melbourne Airport Long Stay Car Park for Fitted Festival’s 6th incarnation. If you’re a connoisseur of variety then this was the event for you as the range of heavily modified machines on show encompassed some of the …

Read More »

2019 Lexus RX 450hL Review

The task of designing a single car to accommodate the unique and often country specific desires is no doubt a serious challenge, one which Lexus took seriously with the RX line of luxury SUVs that continued to evolve throughout their lifespan. The European demand for ever cleaner and greener motoring …

Read More »

2019 Kia Sportage Si Premium Diesel AWD Review

The Kia Sportage has proven to be one of the more popular options for Australian families looking for a 5-seater SUV and for 2019 Kia is doubling down on the well received formula only making minor changes to the refreshed model throughout. Petrol and Diesel powerplants are available as well …

Read More »