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Civic Pride and justly so

23.01.2017 by James Siddall

Civic Pride and justly so

This is a hard one. Hard because the Honda Civic is a car that left me just a little undecided after a week with one. Something that's rare these days when virtually all new cars vary from good to great, with just a few exceptions. But - and you can capitalise that "but" - this indecision didn't last long.
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Nissan’s icy NP200 less vanilla

19.01.2017 by Sean Nurse

Nissan’s icy NP200 less vanilla

I have to admit, when my colleague Charl Bosch attended the launch of the Nissan NP200 ICE in Durban last year, I thought it looked like an East Rand resident had got hold of some stickers and a set of alloy wheels and gone to town with the regular NP200.
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Revised Opel Mokka gets eXpressive

13.01.2017 by Charl Bosch

Revised Opel Mokka gets eXpressive

You could say that South Africans have taken to the crossover SUV trend like the proverbial duck to water if the monthly NAAMSA sales figures are anything to go by.
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VW Tiguan is all round excellence

13.01.2017 by Sean Nurse

VW Tiguan is all round excellence

When I look back on 2016, I think of some of the exotic machinery I was privileged to have driven as well as some of my experiences within the automotive sphere.
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Oil burner Hyundai Tucson best bet

13.01.2017 by Sean Nurse

Oil burner Hyundai Tucson best bet

During the December period, I did an incredible amount of driving; from 3 500km in an impressive Volkswagen SUV to over 3 000km in the latest automatic diesel version of another 2017 Car of the Year contender, the Hyundai Tucson.
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Bakkie life a bliss with the Toyota Hilux SRX

13.01.2017 by Justin Jacobs

Bakkie life a bliss with the Toyota Hilux SRX

In December 2016, a total of 3074 Toyota Hiluxes were sold in South Africa. It out-performed its main rival, the Ford Ranger by around 400 units.
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Renault Mégane GT-Line an impressive Frenchie

05.01.2017 by Sean Nurse

Renault Mégane GT-Line an impressive Frenchie

My colleague Charl Bosch recently spent some time with the range-topping fourth generation Renault Mégane GT; he really enjoyed his time with the car, which had me keen to sample the newcomer.
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Mahindra KUV100 surpasses expectations

15.12.2016 by Gavin Foster

Mahindra KUV100 surpasses expectations

Every now and again a car pops up that surprises the bejabbers out of me because it delivers the unexpected. One such case was the recently-launched Mahindra KUV100.
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Honda puts spin on MPV / SUV with BR-V

13.12.2016 by Charl Bosch

Honda puts spin on MPV / SUV with BR-V

Once a thriving segment within the local market, the multi-purpose vehicle (MPV) has seen its presence slowly diminish over the last few years as consumers continue the shift towards crossovers and SUVs as their preferred methods of family transport.
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Ferrari sharpens California T

08.12.2016 by Sean Nurse

Ferrari sharpens California T

Is it okay that the California T was perhaps not the most driver-centric car from the makers of the prancing horse? This is a question I asked myself when I drove the car originally a year or so ago.
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