Chris Bowen

Chris works at Australia's leading radio station 2GB. He's worked on three radio Olympic games broadcasts, attending Beijing 2008 & London 2012. Deep down Chris harbours ambitions to one day sit behind the microphone himself. Aside from radio his other great passion is the motor car. Strangely he owns a Toyota Camry Hybrid, he defiantly rejects the knockers. Chris is married to Gillian and resides in Sydney's North West. They have Sam the English Springer Spaniel and Felix the Burmese cat to keep them company.
  • EFTM REVIEW: VF Commodore – Calais V Sportswagon V8

    Introduced in 2006 the VE Commodore replaced an imported platform the Aussie icon for years was built around. The massive investment back then allowed for a world-class and truly homemade design. The VE was inherently a good car. We here at EFTM spent thousands of kilometres in them as...
  • EFTM Review: The Nissan Pulsar is back

    Remember when Nissan Pulsar’s plagued our roads like mosquitoes in the tropics? In particular the famous SSS hatch was a huge hit with red P platers in the late 90’s. The accompanying repulsive after-market exhaust was a prerequisite. Then suddenly one day Nissan produced the motoring equivalent of Mortein...
  • EFTM Review: Hyundai Veloster, breathtaking design that won’t hammer the bottom line

    If you’re after near perfect handling, brisk and willing acceleration wrapped up in an in your face breathtaking design that won’t hammer the bottom line – Look no further than the Hyundai Veloster range....
  • EFTM Review: Phillps AquaTouch wet and dry electric shaver

    Believe it not today’s modern man is  seeking  tools that help look their best, unless you’ve decided to completely let yourself go (look no further than EFTM’s Trevor Long.) To the rescue come the good people at Phillips who’ve launched the AquaTouch range of electric shavers with the added benefit of wet or...
  • EFTM Test Drive: Hyundai i30 – Australia’s best small car?

    Brand snobs wake up. Not only is Hyundai producing cars on par with far more expensive and fancied rivals, it’s also lighting up the sales charts – In March they outsold Holden in Australia for the first time ever.  We’ve driven the top of the line Santa Fe already...
  • EFTM Review: The Holden Colorado 7

    Can Holden take the Colorado LX ute and turn it into a seven-seater for the family market? EFTM finds out....
  • EFTM Review: Infiniti M35h

    Car manufacturers across the world are undertaking a slow but steady march towards alternate fuel solutions. The Infiniti M35h and the technology it deploys is a step in the right direction....
  • EFTM Review: Is the Mazda BT-50 XTR manly enough?

    Boys love their toys and to be honest I’m no different. Consequently there’s something plaguing my DNA that induces a significant kick out of driving life sized adults only Tonka trucks like the Mazda BT-50 XTR....
  • EFTM Review: Holden Captiva 5 vs Holden Captiva 7

    EFTM was recently given a two week opportunity to jump behind the wheel of Holden’s SUV siblings the Captiva 5 and the Captiva 7. For several years now Holden has done well with this particular crossover SUV, which in international markets is sold as the Opel Antara and the...
  • EFTM Road Trip: Holden Colorado LX

    Sometimes a few days behind the wheel of a car isn’t enough to put it to a genuine test. At EFTM we decided that was the case for the all new Holden Colorado, so we sent Chris Bowen to outback NSW on a several thousand kilometre road trip....
  • EFTM Review: Opel Insignia Select Sports Tourer

    You’ll recognise the Astra name that’s returning to Australia with Opel’s entry into the market, but what of their other vehicles? EFTM sent Chris Bowen out to test drive the Insignia wagon, a new name for Australia with a great drive and handling response....
  • EFTM Review: Opel Astra

    The last time the Astra name plate occupied Australian roads it was widely regarded as a creation of our very own Holden. Of course to the rest of world and in particular Europe it’s always been an Opel....
  • A Toyota Hybrid driver’s impressions of the Holden Volt

    Friend of EFTM Chris Bowen loves cars: He’s owned a few in his time and has driven thousands of kilometres reviewing them with Trev. As the owner of a Toyota Hybrid Camry, we thought we’d get Chris behind the wheel of the Holden Volt and see how it compares....
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