Long Term Tests

BMW 335i Steptronic

I now understand the glazed look in Wayne’s eyes whenever discussing the Red Baron’s attributes

Toyota Hilux 3.0 D-4D

This month we greet our new Hilux diesel double cab, join the drift crew in the Impreza WRX and tackle a few corners in the 335i

Subaru Impreza WRX

The penny has finally dropped: the WRX is seriously lacking in street cred

Subaru WRX – a soft cell

Hooning around on a mountain pass – like Frisbee and, er, table tennis – is more fun when you’re not doing alone.

Toyota Verso 1.8 TX

The Verso goes in for its 15 000km service. Does Toyota come up smelling like roses, or are we peeved?


Welcome to my corner of the automotive world! I'm Mandy Lawson, better known as mandla85, and I'm absolutely obsessed with everything related to cars and motorsports. You bet I'm interested if it has four wheels (or sometimes two!) and an engine. For me, cars aren't just a means of transportation; they're a passion, a lifestyle, and an endless source of fascination. I love diving into the world of automotive engineering and design, exploring the latest trends, and uncovering the stories behind the machines. Email / Facebook