Road Tests

2005 Honda CR-V

2005 Honda CR-V

The Good:
– Reliable and solidly built
– Roomy interior
– Easy to park
The Bad:
– Some cheap cabin plastics
– Needs more power
– Not a true offroader

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2005 Honda Civic

2005 Honda Civic

The Good:
– Reliable and solidly built
– Low petrol consumption
– Nice interior materials
The Bad:
– Not very fast
– Top models are pricey
– Skinny tyres

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2005 Ford Mondeo

2005 Ford Mondeo

The Good:
– Manageable size
– Pleasing looks
– Excellent handling
The Bad:
– Basic automatic gearbox
– Weak base engines
– Might be mistaken for a taxi

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2001 Nissan Sunny

2001 Nissan Sunny

The Good:
– Cheap to maintain
– Good luggage space
– Japanese reliability
The Bad:
– Dashboard feels cheap
– Rear seat not so spacious
– Bigger engines not offered here

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2005 Nissan Sunny

2005 Nissan Sunny

The Good:
– Competitive pricing
– Large luggage space
– Japanese reliability
The Bad:
– Dashboard feels cheap
– Rear seat not so spacious
– Bigger engines not offered here

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2002 Nissan Patrol

2002 Nissan Patrol

The Good:
– Tough image
– Huge interior
– True off-road ability
The Bad:
– Tipsy on-road handling
– Aging platform
– Big as a house

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2005 Nissan Patrol

2005 Nissan Patrol

The Good:
– Tough image
– Huge interior
– True off-road ability
The Bad:
– Tipsy on-road handling
– Aging platform
– Big as a house

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2005 Nissan Maxima

2005 Nissan Maxima

The Good:
– Great acceleration
– Spacious interior
– Handsome looks
The Bad:
– Somewhat hard seats
– V6 not the most fuel-efiicient
– Control under full throttle

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