Joel Helmes, Author at Asian Car Guide
November 12, 2019

2018 Peugeot 308 Wagon Review

June 4, 2018 Joel Helmes

Small station wagons are quickly disappearing, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t consider the Peugeot 308. One of the impressive new breed of cars/SUVs from Peugeot/Citroen, the 308 is a nicely sized and enjoyable vehicle […]

2018 Citroen C3 Review

May 24, 2018 Joel Helmes

French cars might not be on the top of many small car buyers lists, that’s a shame given how good this new Citroen C3 is. There’s no doubt the French designed and built cars offered […]

2018 HAVAL H2 Review

May 15, 2018 Joel Helmes

This wasn’t my first time in the Haval H2, last year I had a jaunt in the small SUV through dense NT scrub! Check out the details on that unintended adventure here. This time around […]

2018 Subaru Liberty 3.6R Review

April 22, 2018 Joel Helmes

The mid-size passenger car market is chock full of good cars and the Subaru Liberty is among the best of them. There’s a huge amount of competition in this segment and while the Toyota Camry […]

2018 Skoda Superb 162TSI Review

March 29, 2018 Joel Helmes

The Skoda Superb is a large wagon that is well worth investigating should you require plenty of space but have an aversion to jumping into an SUV. The five-seat wagon boasts excellent leg room front […]

2018 Toyota Camry SL V6 Review

March 22, 2018 Joel Helmes

There’s a lot to like about the new-generation Toyota Camry, however I have to say straight off the bat that the V6 wouldn’t be my pick. A respected colleague of mine has raved about the […]

2018 Volkswagen Arteon Review

March 19, 2018 Joel Helmes

The new Volkswagen Arteon lands into a mid-size passenger car market that is red-hot with competition and that means it’s up against some really accomplished rivals. Think cars like the Toyota Camry (the dominant player […]

2018 Volkswagen Polo Launch Review

March 13, 2018 Joel Helmes

Volkswagen has a new-generation Polo available to Australian small hatch buyers with the arrival of the 2018 Volkswagen Polo into dealerships. I got along to the Australian launch of the now sixth-generation Polo and came […]

2018 Kia Sportage GT-Line Review

March 6, 2018 Joel Helmes

Kia launched the all new Sportage early in 2016 with a fresh design in a market that is becoming increasingly popular with consumers, competitive from manufacturers and homogenised by designers. The all new fourth generation […]

2018 BMW 740i Review

February 21, 2018 Joel Helmes

I always feel like I should be wearing a chauffeurs cap when driving the BMW 7 Series. The ‘Daddy’ of the BMW passenger car range is certainly focused on delivering a great experience to those […]

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