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MOTORNET: Jaguar's 'Character Building' S-Type

Thursday, 25 November 2004, 4:00 pm | Karl Ferguson

It's a Saturday night, and town is heaving. Courtenay Place is alive with people and cars of all shapes and descriptions cause a bottleneck in Wellington's party central locale. The Carnival red Jaguar S-Type looks oddly at home amongst the neon ... More >>

MOTORNET: BMW Z4 - Roadster Wrangles

Monday, 18 October 2004, 12:51 am | Karl Ferguson

The open road, the wind in your hair, great music blaring and the sun glinting off your cooler than cool sunnies...it sounds like the makings of a Hollywood movie, the kind that starts with a long sweeping shot across the Nevada desert as the hero ... More >>

MOTORNET: Smooth Operator - Jaguar XJ8

Monday, 21 June 2004, 11:55 am | Karl Ferguson

The midnight black Jaguar XJ8 gleamed in the late afternoon sunlight, its pristine paintwork accentuating its sleek lines. Lost in a reverie, as I moved stealthily through the traffic, I never saw it coming - that winged prey of doom and destruction ... More >>

MOTORNET: Pushing The Envelope - BMW5

Thursday, 27 May 2004, 11:02 am | Karl Ferguson

The corner was long and sweeping, nicely cambered with a slight rise as it turned into a long narrow straight. Nothing special - typical even of the many roads I had been driving all afternoon in and around the South Wairarapa Coast and in my mind, ... More >>

MOTORNET: Smarter Than Some

Tuesday, 20 April 2004, 11:37 am | Karl Ferguson

It takes a bit of getting used to driving a Smart car. People smile at you, sometimes even laugh and it's quite common for small children to point while pulling on their parent’s jumpers to get their attention. More >>

MOTORNET: Saab Drop-Top An Eye Opener

Tuesday, 23 March 2004, 9:47 am | Karl Ferguson

I have to confess to a certain scepticism when it comes to convertibles, and by extension, to the types of people who drive them. Call me old fashioned, but they rarely strike me as serious and in some regards, could even be dismissed as being frivolous. The ... More >>

MOTORNET: Subaru Comes To The Party

Thursday, 4 March 2004, 12:37 am | Karl Ferguson

We're travelling fast. It's late and we're overdue at our expected destination. The excellent bi-xenon headlights cast large shadows on the surrounding trees and countryside as they cleave a path for us through the night. More >>

MOTORNET: Honda's Accord Euro Is That Good!

Friday, 13 February 2004, 11:53 am | Karl Ferguson

As a motoring writer, I have a problem with Honda's new Accord Euro. I knew I had a problem a mere five minutes after getting behind the wheel. You see, it’s so impressive that my overwhelming tendency - rather than to write a considered, well researched ... More >>

MOTORNET: VW Touareg, Fine Off & On The Road

Wednesday, 28 January 2004, 11:38 am | Karl Ferguson

For a split second, the rear tyres scrabble for traction and there's the slightest hint that the Touareg might not make it up the muddy incline in high gear. But then we're over the hump and the big VW is off - no hassle, no fuss. More >>

MOTORNET: Volvo XC90 vs Landrover Discovery

Monday, 17 November 2003, 1:53 pm | Karl Ferguson

Sports Utility Vehicles, or SUVs as they are more commonly known, are taking over. Gone are the days when a simple station wagon or large sedan provided adequate family transportation, an SUV is now a must have. And this craze is reflected in the choice ... More >>

MOTORNET: WRX revisited

Thursday, 27 February 2003, 12:54 am | Karl Ferguson

Move, move, move I screamed silently at the little mid-eighties Barina, flat out at 50 km/h and hugging the right hand passing lane about half-way up Wellington's notorious Rimutaka Hill. Clearly, the Barina didn't have the guts to pass the even ... More >>

Motornet: Audi And The Power Of Four

Tuesday, 26 February 2002, 11:17 am | Karl Ferguson

Audi expect big things from their new A4 and it’s landed with a bang. But have they done enough to keep up with the shifting goal posts of the mid-sized sports sedan market? More >>

Motornet: Earth to planet Subaru

Monday, 11 February 2002, 11:16 am | Karl Ferguson

It's almost a case of 'beam me up, Scotty' with the Subaru 'rocket ship' Legacy GTB wagon. Though the standard two-litre Legacy wagon does a good job of keeping your feet on the ground.... More >>

Motornet: Citroen Takes The Path Less Travelled

Wednesday, 23 January 2002, 11:30 am | Karl Ferguson

Citroen have always marched to the beat of a different drum when it comes to manufacturing cars, with some notable successes... but have they lost the beat with the new C5? More >>

Motornet: Saab's country Estate

Friday, 21 December 2001, 10:48 am | Karl Ferguson

People tend to buy wagons for lifestyle reasons, not because they look better than their sedan cousins... but in the case of the Saab 9-5, many would argue the wagon wins the style war. More >>

Motornet: Stylish, Sporty And Stacked

Monday, 10 December 2001, 10:56 am | Karl Ferguson

Multi Purpose Vehicles, or MPVs are usually seen as worthy, but a little dull - certainly not the drivers' choice. But apparently, dull is not a word in VW's vocabulary... More >>

Motornet: Honda's A for effort Accord

Tuesday, 20 November 2001, 10:07 am | Karl Ferguson

While not exactly the newest kid on the block in the on-going medium sized sedan stakes, Honda's ever green Accord continues to achieve a consistently good report card... More >>

Motornet: S Is For Jag's New S-Type V8

Thursday, 1 November 2001, 10:48 am | Karl Ferguson

What do you get when you take a standard S-Type Jag, lower the ride, add flash new wheels and hit the delete button on the chrome? One stylish ride, that's what... More >>

Motornet: Pulse of the City

Monday, 15 October 2001, 2:32 pm | Karl Ferguson

Finally, Nissan have hatched a hatchback to follow in the footsteps of the new Pulsar sedan. Its looks could raise a few eyebrows, but styling aside, it may well set hearts afire... More >>

Motornet: Mustang Alley

Tuesday, 28 August 2001, 11:03 am | Karl Ferguson

Stonking V8s are not the kind of cars I grew up dreaming about. But you're never too old for new addictions I say.... More >>