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When I was planning my winter adventure with my daughter I didn’t want to take our car down and have to deal with the dramas of fitting snow chains, as it was not a 4WD. I wanted something that could handle itself in the snow, yet still be comfortable and have all the mod cons […] Read More

Kia Sorento exterior NZ Dads

Kia Sorento has always been a well-equipped SUV and in the latest model, launched last year in New Zealand, there are even more bells and whistles, as demonstrated by the mid-range EX model we tested recently. The first thing you notice getting into the Sorento EX is the full leather interior. The seven seats are […] Read More

Volvo XC902 2

The Volvo D5 AWD XC90 is the diesel model in the XC90 range. The range comes with a ton of great features, that you can see in the T6 petrol model we reviewed previously. This time we were lucky enough to test out the D5 AWD, and it too is jam packed with most of […] Read More

Volvo XC90 (7 of 21)

When people think of Volvo, the first thing that comes to mind is often safety. Volvo has always set the standard when it comes to premium safety within their vehicle range and when it comes to my family, safety is paramount when picking a car. The new Volvo XC90 has an amazing array of safety […] Read More

Learner front | NZ Dads

If you have a son or daughter about to start driving, or one that already has their learner licence, upcoming changes to the driver licence system will affect them. Currently all licences for drivers under 75 years old are issued for 10 years, but after December 1 2014 all learner and restricted licences will be […] Read More