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Toyota Corolla – The Open Road – Review

Hey team So, its fun to make films about fast cars and big trucks, but when we got the chance to review the new Toyota Corolla, it triggered my old memories of learning to drive, going on missions in my friends mums Corolla, doing silly things like handbrake turns in …

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Holden Acadia Review – The Open Road

Hey team, Since we’re not serious motoring journalists, we thought we’d take this review even less seriously and have a bit of a laugh with it, Enjoy! Motor: 3.6L V6 Trans: 9-Speed Auto Fuel consumption: Claimed 8.9l/100km – as tested 12l/100km ( mix town and country driving) ANCAP: 5 star …

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The Open Road – Chevrolet Camaro By HSV – Review

In this Episode of The Open Road, Nick reviews the Chevrolet Camaro being brought into the Australian and New Zealand market by HSV ** amendment ** where stated the cars are built in the USA – we have since been informed and confirmed that the Silverado and Camaro RHD cars …

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Sur-Ron E-Bike – Review

We were invited down to the Franklin Farm in Tokoroa to check out ” the most mental E-bikes ever made” We were not disappointed. Specs 6 kW motor 32 Amp/hour Battery 200Nm Torque max 50 kg operational weight Price $7000 NZD – top spec Now the film itself was intended …

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Chevrolet Silverado – By HSV – New Zealand Review – The Open Road

In this episode of The Open Road Nick’s driving the Chevrolet Silverado Z71 Custom Sport Unfortunately the first pass of this film was over 40 minutes long, no one wants to sit through me blabbering on about anything for that long. Here’s some stats and additional thoughts 2500HD LTZ “Custom …

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Healtech Quickshifter Review

  A few months ago I had the idea to look into Quickshifters for my motorbike, and upon further investigation I narrowed my decision down to the unit made by Healtech, in Hungary. Being that my bike is carburetted, I was limited in options, but I think I’ve made the …

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Husqvarna Vitpilen 401 Review

  Two Wheels Tuesday this week brings you the brand spanking new 2018 Husqvarna Vitpilen 401, it has now officially landed in New Zealand, and we have been lucky enough to get one in person to have a close look and snap some photos for you guys!     The …

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Haval H9 – Review

In this episode of The Open Road, Nick Drives the Haval H9 – just landed from China. Engine – Turbo 4 cyclinder 16 valve double VVT direct injection Max power – 180kw @ 5500rpm Max Torque – 350 Nm @ 1800-4500rpm Transmission – ZF – 8AT w/ paddle shift Weight …

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2018 Holden Commodore – First Impression and Review – The Open Road

Nick was sent on an Adventure by Holden New Zealand to drive the new Commodore to Queenstown from Dunedin Here’s the findings Pricing LT 2.0l Turbo Petrol – 2WD – Liftback $45,990 RS-V 3.6l V6 AWD $58,990 VXR 3.6l V6 AWD $67,990 More pricing options available via Holden A post …

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Lexus LC500 – The Open Road – Review and Test Drive

On this episode of The Open Road Nick drive the Lexus LC500 from Matakana to Auckland. Tech Specs Engine: 5.0l V8 Power: 471 HP L/100km: avg 10.4 ( average varies through modes) Price as tested: $220,000 ( with glass roof) A few after thoughts. There is only so much we …

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