Browse over 9,000 car reviews

Sorry, there are no cars that match your search

Articles by James Cleary

James Cleary

James Cleary

Deputy Editor

As a small boy James often sat on a lounge with three shoes in front of him, a ruler between the cushions, and a circular drinks tray in his hands. He would then play ‘drivings’, happily heading to destinations unknown for hours on end. He’s since owned many cars, raced a few, and driven (literally) thousands of them at all points of the globe.

He’s steered around and across Australia multiple times, spent time as an advanced driving instructor, and had the opportunity to experience rare and valuable classics here and overseas.

His time in motoring journalism has included stints at national and international titles including Motor, Wheels and TopGear, and when asked to nominate a career highlight, James says interviewing industry legend Gordon Murray, in the paddock at the 1989 Australian Formula One Grand Prix was amazing, especially as Murray waived away a hovering Ayrton Senna to complete the conversation.

Jaguar raised more than a few eyebrows in 2016 when it entered the rapidly...Read more
You’re after a premium SUV with size for five, without exceeding the ideal metropolitan footprint. It should have adequate oomph for occasional forays into wider open spaces, but offer enough comfort and luxury to keep you cool and relaxed in the city. And you’d rather look at something outside the...Read more
In the 21st century Jaguar has finally mastered the art of recognising it’...Read more
Just as Toyota, Nissan, and Honda (and nearly Mazda) did in the ‘80s and ‘...Read more
According to MIT, the sun is constantly hitting us with 173,000 terawatts...Read more
Ford’s growling Mustang GT isn’t the only rear-wheel drive performance...Read more
Santa Fe, the capital of New Mexico, the 47th US state, and according to...Read more
Close to five metres long, seven seats inside, four-wheel drive, and...Read more
It’s easy to forget BMW was paddling into the growing electric vehicle wave when it was only a gentle swell. It took off early with the i3 city car, which believe it or not has been in the Aussie new car market for six years. While the German maker has long been developing the concept of...Read more

BMW has confirmed that its long-awaited introduction of Android Auto...Read more

BMW Australia says it’s confident sales of the new 2 Series Gran Coupe...Read more

At $69,990, before on-road costs, the M235i xDrive lines up price-wise...Read more
The two-model 2 Series Gran Coupe line-up kicks off with the 218i at $47,...Read more
There’s occasional wringing of hands and gnashing of teeth over the...Read more
Land Rover’s Discovery Sport occupies a close to unique position in...Read more
You might think you're looking at an SUV, but in fluent marketing double-...Read more
The Sorento is Kia’s family-size, seven seat SUV, and there’s no hiding...Read more
In 2019, from a range boasting more than a dozen different models, the mid...Read more
If you’re in the market for a full-size, seven-seat, luxury SUV you’re...Read more

Pages