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.
  • Wireless charging for your electric car – that’s Ford’s plan

    Hybrids, plug-in hybrids or fully electric cars are nothing new these days. But today Ford has announced plans to introduce a combination of all across some of its most iconic brands. Of most interest to us Aussies is news of a potential Mustang Hybrid. But the real headline is...
  • BMW 330i Gran Turismo: A car you can have a stack of fun with

    As one of the world’s foremost luxury mid-sized sedans there’s obviously no doubt the BMW 3 Series has a lot to offer. But does the added coupe, Gran Turismo type look really add to the already iconic model line up? Chris Bowen has just spent a week in the...
  • Jaguar F-Pace review – Jaguar has absolutely nailed it

    I just love the fact that even Jaguar has dared to jump onto the SUV band wagon. The iconic British nameplate has always stuck to lavish, prestigious sedans and performance coupes. There would be many a traditionalist who has scoffed at the idea but after a week driving one,...
  • Life with the Nissan Navara ST-X – Week 1 Long-term review

    At EFTM you’ll find a stack of car reviews that are designed to let you know what it’s like to drive the latest and sometimes greatest cars around. But a one week test drive doesn’t always allow for some deeper insights when it actually comes to living with the...
  • “Unique Design” is an understatement : Driving the Toyota Prius i-Tech – Our Review

    The Toyota Prius has long been the butt of jokes for anyone with even the slightest hint of motoring enthusiasm. There are plenty of very unkind insults you can throw in any hybrid’s direction, but the fact remains they have a cult following and have done since arriving on...
  • Honda Civic RS – vastly improved and worth a look and test drive

    Let’s be honest, driving a Civic isn’t something many would desire, or expect much of – but after sampling a couple of models – there’s a simple summary – this is a very polished effort from Honda. They’ve produced a vastly improved version of the long-standing Civic nameplate. A car...
  • On and off the road – driving the Mitsubishi Pajero Sport GLS

    The Mitsubishi Pajero Sport is the latest in a relatively long line of rugged 4×4’s based on their respective ute counterparts. Examples include Ford’s Everest, Toyota’s Fortuner and Holden’s Colorado 7. Of course the nameplate “Pajero” conjures up images of Mitsubishi’s long standing 4X4 icon, but as Chris Bowen...
  • Citroen C4 Cactus – EFTM Quick Fix

    Not since ever have I felt so awkward driving a car, especially when it happens to be a yellow Cactus on wheels. (Sorry ‘Hello Yellow’). Strange, bizarre and potentially alienating this curious little offering from Citroen turns heads for good and bad. But how does this departure from the norm...
  • Driving the Jaguar XJR – Our Review: Boy oh boy it makes you feel good

    It’s always a great pleasure to experience a European full-size flagship sedan. You know it’s the pinnacle of what that particular manufacturer has on offer and often the vehicle itself sets benchmarks that eventually filter down to not just its own range but motoring in general. But life becomes...
  • FORD EVEREST Review – goes the distance when the bitumen turns to dirt

    A ute with a roof and a couple extra seats if you’re lucky. It’s an easy way to simplify what vehicles such as the 2016 Ford Everest are at the very core. But in this instance Ford has managed to turn what was already the best driving, but still...
  • Range Rover Evoque HSE Dynamic TD4 180 – EFTM Quick Fix

    The last time we sampled the mid-sized luxury SUV Range Rover Evoque was in 2014. What impressed most at the time was the combination of luxury, radical design and a more than wannabe penchant for capable off-road work. Since then the concept turned reality vehicle has received a new...
  • Rolls Royce Wraith (2016) Review – Epic

    Ok, so I’ve driven two Rolls Royce vehicles during the course of a year. Not just for a tentative loop around some squillionaire’s roundabout driveway fountain but on actual roads in real world situations, far removed from the pretentious coastal or upper North Shore areas of Sydney. For my...
  • It’s a luxury treat with a spring in its step – our review of the BMW 740i

    Sheer driving pleasure – it’s the boastful motto that BMW has banked on for years. But can a car normally reserved for heads of state, oil tycoons, banking CEOs or an indulgent Uber experience really deliver the alleged sheer pleasure from behind the wheel. Chris Bowen was lucky enough...
  • Honda Accord Sport Hybrid – EFTM Quick Fix

    “Sport” – An athletic activity requiring skill or physical prowess and often of a competitive nature, such as racing. So how did such a word slip into Honda’s description of its newest Accord and hybrid powertrain? To be honest, buggered if I know. Words such as “luxury”, “premium’ or...
  • Audi Allroad A6 Quattro Quick Fix

    An all-wheel drive European station wagon, how can this be in what is an SUV crazy land? Well it certainly is and what’s more it has earned quite the reputation, now a permanent part of the A6 stable of vehicles after once being a limited run vehicle. It looks...
At #CES2017 the team
from @EFTM stay
connected #RoamingOn
Vodafone