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.

As Deputy Editor, James manages everything from sub-editing to back-end content, while creating written and video product reviews, as well as the weekly 'Tools in the Shed' podcast.'

The 2.0-litre, four-cylinder turbo-diesel 118d ($43,990) is offered as...Read more
The four-cylinder, turbo-petrol 120i ($45,990) features LED headlights,...Read more
The middle rung on the 2 Series ladder is the 230i M Sport in Coupe ($63,...Read more
If one is good, two must be better, right? Or twice as good. The question...Read more
The new iPhone 8 boasts a host of features device nerds are falling over...Read more
Sitting above the ‘base’ model, and below the mid-spec SE, the Range Rover...Read more
Sitting above the S model, and below the top-spec HSE, the Range Rover...Read more
Sitting above the SE, and underneath the limited-run First Edition, the...Read more
Land Rover must have a giant reservoir of coolness just sitting in a tank...Read more
It might look like a regular Volkswagen Golf. Even one with the flavour of...Read more

Your next car may double as a mobile drop box for everything from...Read more

Jürgen Stackmann, Volkswagen’s global head of sales, marketing and...Read more

While Australia’s passionate SUV love affair continues unabated, Europeans...Read more
Merc-AMG can keep its megabuck Project One, and Bugatti can stick its 0-400-0 in 42 seconds Chiron where the sun don’t shine. The star of this year’s Frankfurt motor show is Honda’s Urban EV Concept, a perfectly...Read more
You might have thought Australia’s love affair with the SUV was a passing...Read more
Range Rover was once a vehicle, suitable for transporting Golden...Read more
Yesterday's story on the Toyota WiLL, fired up an office conversation on Japanese car names. Ponder them too long, and your brain explodes. What does a word like Celica even mean? Google reckons it was derived from the...Read more
Hyundai claims its Ulsan car production plant is the world’s largest...Read more

Richard Woolley is Land Rover's design studio director, SVO and...Read more

Pages