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

2021 Hyundai i30 Hatch review

It’s the new 2021 Hyundai i30 hatch in review by Simone. The latest i30 hatch PD4 also comes with a fresher design, new tech, 5 trim levels, 2 engines, and both manual and automatic gearboxes.

2021 Hyundai Tucson first look

The latest Hyundai Tucson has been revealed to Australia and in this video, Simone gives us a quick review of its main features and what we should keep an eye out for.

2021 Subaru Impreza Sedan review

Simone checks out the latest 2021. Let’s face it, when someone says Impreza, the first thing that comes to mind is the WRX or the WRX STI.

2021 Subaru Forester Hybrid review

Simone reviews the latest 2021 Subaru Forester Hybrid. The Forester has been one of the most revered SUVs of its kind for a long time. There has never been anything too flashy about its design or features. It was value for money, the perfect mix between spaciousness/dimensions and outright capability.

2020 Hyundai IONIQ Plug-in hybrid PHEV review

Simone reviews the 2020 Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid which has had a smallish update from last years model. But along with the IONIQ’s Hybrid and EV variants, it still represents a very comprehensive electrified offer on the market for a price that makes each respective version a viable offer in their segment.