Simone Video Presenter

I studied Biomedical Science at University and a Diploma of Languages in French. You could say I am a bit of a nerd and love discovering how things work! I have an analytical mind and always like to delve deeper. But I also know how to let loose and have FUN! I also moonlight as a singer and write and perform my own music. Ever since I was a kid I shared a love of cars with my dad, especially big SUVs and luxury cars. One of my favourite past-times is going camping and 4-wheel driving in beautiful secluded spots in South Australia.

My First Car

My first car was a white 1987 Mazda 626 hatchback that my beautiful Nan gave me. It was such an ugly-ass car but I thought I was so cool driving around in it, cruising with my friends down to the beach blasting hip-hop music full blast. We had some good times in that car… until the engine blew up. Then it was onto a VY Commodore.

What do you drive now?

I now drive a 2012 Renault Fluence. I got a great deal on this car and thought it was a sophisticated match for me. It drives beautifully and I love the leather seats and sun-roof. Plus, it is French – and I love all things French!

What car did you go on your first date in?

The guy pulled up in a 1994 Lexus Soarer… I was very impressed. It had a sun-roof and a great sound system which were the most important things in a car to me back then. That car was awesome…. The guy, however, was not.

Your dream car?

I’ve always been a huge fan of the Lamborghini. I can see myself driving that one day. I had a photoshoot with one years ago. And the Audi R8s are hotttt!!! I’d like one in black, white or gun-metal grey. I love powerful, animalistic cars that give you a thrill.

Recent Video Reviews Featuring Simone

2017 Nissan X-Trail TI

Nissan is milking the last drops of the current X-Trail and the buyers are getting the best of it. The latest and probably one of the last model years for this version gets new tweaks based on experience, new perks regarding safety, comfort and infotainment and a whole new diesel option. And the best thing is that all these improvements can come for less money.

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2017 Volvo V60 Polestar

Simone reviewed the Jaguar F-Type recently and loved the sporty machine. So can an estate satisfy her after the F-Type? Of course it can and the 2017 Volvo V60 Polestar is a great example or a sporty car that packs heaps of practicality as well.

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2017 Jaguar F-Type V6

The 2017 Jaguar F-Pace is – well, a sporty Jaguar. It is simply awesome. Surely, this one is not the most powerful version of this car, that being the V8 with 400+ kW, but it is damn fun and absolutely enchanting.

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2017 Toyota Kluger Grande AWD

Safe, roomy, revered and practical, the 2017 Toyota Kluger seems to justify the price. What does Simone think about that?

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2017 Ford Escape Ambiente FWD

Simone reviews the 2017 Ford Escape Ambiente FWD. The Ford Escape has had to up its game regarding features, design, and performance to keep up with other heavy hitters in the market like the Toyota Rav 4, Mazda CX-5, Hyundai Tucson and the Kia Sportage.

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