Thomas Falkiner Motoring writer

Thomas Falkiner has been driving and writing about cars since 2008. He serves TimesLIVE Motoring, Sunday Times Lifestyle, Edit Man and S-Mag.

Motoring

LONG-TERM UPDATE 3 | The Toyota Prius is big on comfort

I've been driving the Toyota Prius for nearly four weeks, and in this time I've been really impressed at how ...

Entertainment

The future of cars is going to suck

The other night I was lounging on my sofa watching Two-Lane Blacktop, an existential road movie starring musicians ...

Motoring

REVIEW | 2021 Porsche 718 Boxster Spyder brings the drama

Two things weigh heavy in the back of my mind whenever I get a high-powered sports car to drive. The first is the ...

Motoring

OPINION | Why the Toyota Prius is the ultimate car for car people who dislike car people

Toyota gets a bad rap. Especially in the fickle Land of Petrolhead. Mention at the next cars and coffee that you are a ...

Motoring

The Citroën Ami is a much-needed toast to cheap joules

The Citroën 2CV is to France what the VW Beetle is to Germany: a cheerful budget banger that was designed to mobilise ...

Motoring

REVIEW | Why the Toyota Agya is not a recipe for complete disaster

I had been experimenting with my homemade pasta sauce in the week this bright yellow 2021 Toyota Agya rolled into my ...

Entertainment

REVIEW | Opel returns to form with the 2021 Corsa Elegance 1.2T

It took awhile but the sixth-generation PSA-engineered Opel Corsa is finally on sale in SA. Thomas Falkiner took one ...

Motoring

REVIEW | The Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 is back and better than ever

Flat out in fourth through the gnarly Dunlop Curve? In the GT4 nothing felt more natural. Suffice to say I wanted one. ...

Motoring

New 2020 Datsun Go Five proves that a pig in lipstick is still a pig

It's been five years and a couple of months since the insipid and unsafe Datsun Go has been tempting first-time car ...

Motoring

PODCAST | Iconic cars that don't live up to the hype

Thomas Falkiner, Denis Droppa and Brenwin Naidu chat about meeting their heroes: cars that they long held in high ...