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About Simon Lai

Simon’s interest in cars stems from hours in a misspent youth playing racing computer games.

His love of being at the wheel and of tech has translated into the real world as a member of our road test team providing an everyday-man perspective on the affordable range of vehicles.

When he’s not being a geek, Simon also has a hand in our product reviews, video production and is a regular contributor on the podcast.

He lives in Sydney with his wife and newborn son.

2017 Kia Stinger 200S Review

November 16, 2017 Simon Lai

Sometimes there’s a car you’re just itching to get your hands on and the Kia Stinger fits that bill. Following rave reviews from my colleagues and its highly anticipated arrival in September, I had to […]

2017 Ford Transit Custom Review

November 13, 2017 Simon Lai

Earlier this year Ford added a six-speed automatic transmission option to the Ford Transit range providing more convenience for drivers and businesses. Priced from $42,440, the new auto Transit, a first for the model, comes […]

2017 Mazda BT-50 XTR Dual Cab Review

November 10, 2017 Simon Lai

Mazda has a great reputation when it comes to their passenger car range with outstanding offerings like the Mazda3, CX-9 and MX-5. So it was reasonable to expect the same from the light commercial Mazda […]

2017 Renault Clio Intens Review

November 8, 2017 Simon Lai

Following up from the review of the Zen is another look at the Clio range with the Renault Clio Intens. It possesses the same awesome eye-catching look (very appealing the red and black) and adequate […]

2017 Renault Clio Zen Review

November 4, 2017 Simon Lai

The Renault Clio – a sporty-looking hatchback with a name that that sounds chic to me. And it appears that way too. Right from the base model, through to the top spec, the Clio is […]

2017 Honda Odyssey VTi Review

November 2, 2017 Simon Lai

I love a good people mover and while they’ve waned in popularity with the growth of SUVs, they’re still practical and versatile. The Honda Odyssey VTi a pretty good car – easy to drive and […]

The Honda Foundation helps out carers

November 1, 2017 Simon Lai

As we recently mentioned, The Honda Foundation has donated a Honda Odyssey to the Sutherland Shire Carer Support Service. The people mover was provided with the help of Tynan Honda and will help the not-for-profit […]

VW Golf GTI Original on sale in 2018

October 31, 2017 Simon Lai

The Volkswagen Golf is an iconic car and to honour that heritage, VW is releasing the Volkswagen Golf GTI Original which exemplifies all that the original 3-door Golf hatch possessed. Available for sale in January […]

2018 Hyundai Sonata Pricing and Specs released

October 28, 2017 Simon Lai

Ahead of its Australian launch, Hyundai has released specifications and pricing details for the updated 2018 Hyundai Sonata. Satellite navigation now comes standard across the range which has been abbreviated to only two variants; Active […]

Citroën launches 2018 C4 Cactus

October 27, 2017 Simon Lai

The Citroën C4 Cactus created quite a bit of buzz when it first came out with its unique design and signature bubble wrapping – Airbumps. But now it’s time for an upgrade in the new […]

Specs announced for Jaguar XJR575

October 27, 2017 Simon Lai

Features and specifications have been announced for the 2018 Jaguar XJR575. The fastest XJ luxury sports saloon will be presented in two body colours of blue or grey with interior combos of jet and jet […]

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