2016 Suzuki Baleno GLX Turbo long-term car review, part one

It may seem somewhat illogical for someone who works as a motoring journalist, but I don’t own a car. A shocking and possibly damning admission, I know, but before I get thrown to the wolves, let me explain.

As a cash-strapped uni student my beloved first car (a faithful 1993 Toyota Corolla) had to be sold. But my aversion to any form of public transport meant I needed another means of getting around, and I sure as hell wasn’t about to go slip on the lycra. So I ended up cutting through traffic on a motorcycle. Starting full-time work might have meant rejoining the four-wheeled community, but the extreme cost of living in Sydney (or too much smashed avocado if one of Murdoch’s papers is to be believed) meant that didn’t happen – although I did purchase another motorbike…

Now that I feed my smashed-avo habit by writing about road cars (as opposed to motorsport), it’s only right and proper I have four wheels permanently placed in my garage. Read more...

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14 Feb 2017

By Cameron Kirby