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Latest News

11.12.2017 by Autodealer

McLaren P15 becomes 588 kW Senna hypercar

Known internally as the P15 until now, McLaren has officially revealed its new limited run hypercar named after late former three times Formula 1 world champion...
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07.12.2017 by Autodealer

Conventionally styled facelifted Jeep Cherokee spotted

Set to arrive sometime next year, first images and indeed engine details have surfaced of the facelifted Jeep Cherokee.
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06.12.2017 by Autodealer

November new vehicle sales: How South Africa compares

New vehicle sales posted a sixth straight increase in November with the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (NAAMSA) recording a 7....
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06.12.2017 by Autodealer

Petrol Mahindra XUV500 launched in India

Until now only available with a diesel engine, Mahindra has launched a petrol powered version of the XUV500 in India, following similar unveilings in the Middle...
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05.12.2017 by Autodealer

Opel prices Insignia GSI in Europe

Having made their official world debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September, Opel has divulged pricing details of the Insignia GSI and its Sports Tourer est...
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05.12.2017 by Autodealer

Lamborghini's Urus "super SUV" touches down

After a series of renderings, teasers and spy shots, Lamborghini has taken the covers off its second only ever off-roader, the sharply styled Urus.
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05.12.2017 by Autodealer

Department confirms slightly lower but still hefty December fuel price hike

The Department of Energy has revised the Automobile Association's (AA) estimated fuel price increases for December, with a slight decline for both and diesel.
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04.12.2017 by Autodealer

Plusher, diesel Opel Grandland X added in Europe

With its alleged Monza / Omega X flagship SUV put on hold due to its sale to the PSA Group, Opel has instead introduced a new version of the Grandland X in Euro...
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01.12.2017 by Autodealer

November new vehicle sales hike the sixth in a row

New vehicle sales continued its upwards momentum in November with yet another increase, the sixth in a row this year, while exports again posted a significant l...
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New Models

11.12.2017 by Justin Jacobs

Lexus NX gains new look and name

Last week, we uploaded an article to the Autodealer website about the revised Lexus NX. The updates may be subtle but I got the opportunity to drive the car in ...
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07.12.2017 by Sean Nurse

Nissan Patrol finally touches down

South Africa, as a market, has been deprived of certain models over the years and often if the model in question arrives, it’s relatively late into its global l...
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07.12.2017 by Autodealer

Upgraded Range Rover and Range Rover Sport priced

Some two months after making their respective world debuts, Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) South Africa has released pricing details of the facelifted Range Rover and ...
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05.12.2017 by Autodealer

Ford branches FX4 out to Ranger 2.2

Ford has introduced a number of revisions to the Ranger line-up for 2018, mostly centring around the FX4 launched locally back in April.
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05.12.2017 by Autodealer

Long overdue Nissan Patrol (finally) arrives

On sale in a number of markets since 2010 but only in South Africa as the upmarket yet polarising Infiniti QX80, Nissan has finally announced pricing details fo...
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04.12.2017 by Autodealer

Lightly enhanced Lexus NX priced

Unveiled at the Shanghai Motor Show back in April, Lexus has now officially released local pricing and spec details of the updated NX.
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04.12.2017 by Justin Jacobs

Volvo’s new XC40 driven

Is the XC40 the Volvo that South Africans have been waiting for? I flew to Barcelona, Spain to sample this new compact SUV from the Swedish car maker. It is pac...
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29.11.2017 by Autodealer

Mitsubishi takes Triton to a new Xtreme

Mitsubishi Motors South Africa has revived the Xtreme moniker last used on the Colt for a limited edition version of the new Triton, with production limited to ...
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24.11.2017 by Sean Nurse

Crossland X expands Opel's SUV range

The Opel brand, along with its former parent company General Motors (GM), have been making local headlines for all the wrong reasons in 2017, with GM announcing...
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Road Tests

11.12.2017 by Justin Jacobs

Mini Countryman JCW a proper tar muncher

My dad owned a Mini many years ago. I remember playing in it as a child until one day when I lowered the sun visor, only to find the biggest spider I had ever s...
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28.11.2017 by Charl Bosch

Haval H2 another stride forward

The influx of Chinese manufactures into South Africa over a decade ago was initially met with scepticism in a show of attitude not dissimilar to what Korean aut...
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27.11.2017 by Sean Nurse

Audi RS3 Sedan is performance bliss

There are one or two cars that arrive at the Autodealer office each year that I would genuinely consider buying, if I could afford them in an ideal world that i...
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22.11.2017 by Charl Bosch

New Honda CR-V more capable but pricey

It stands to reason that you don’t make major changes to a recipe that has netted you with sales of nine-million units worldwide in over 150 countries over 22 y...
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21.11.2017 by Sean Nurse

Haval H6 C provides the SUV goods

Allow me to start off this road test with an anecdote. You see, over my six years of evaluating the motoring industry and its products, I have, on occasion, bee...
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20.11.2017 by Charl Bosch

Renault's sweet spot Captur(ed)

It comes as no secret that the Captur has been a winner for Renault South Africa ever since it came to market in May 2015.
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15.11.2017 by Sean Nurse

Sport Turismo pick of Panamera pack

Having already secured itself a spot as a finalist in the 2018 edition of the Wesbank SAGMJ Car of the Year competition, the Porsche Panamera certainly has a lo...
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08.11.2017 by Charl Bosch

Revised Subaru XV worth a look

Up until very recently, the thought of Subaru departing from its turbocharged, all-wheel drive roots to crack the mainstream market would have been met by a sni...
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07.11.2017 by Sean Nurse

New Mitsubishi Pajero Sport(ing) for a fight

The segment in which the Toyota Fortuner, Ford’s Everest and soon-to-be-discontinued Chevrolet TrailBlazer compete is an important one for South Africans, with ...
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Features

23.10.2017

Safety features still lacking on entry-level vehicles - AA

The Automobile Association (AA) today released its second annual Entry-Level Vehicle Safety Report that assess the safety features on entry-level vehicles.
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19.10.2017

Another successful day for the Cheetah with Nissan South Africa

This year’s Nissan Charity Cheetah Karting, hosted by the Zwartkops International Karting Circuit and the MCP Rental karts, raised a whopping R70 000, the most ...
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31.08.2017 by Autodealer

What to expect at the 2017 South African Motoring Experience

It’s that time of year again where Kyalami comes alive to the sound of new and exciting cars. Yes, it is the South African Motoring Experience and it’s happenin...
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31.08.2017

Tyre maintenance: Do it until it becomes automatic

If you do anything for long enough it becomes automatic. Driving can be like that, although of course it shouldn’t.
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22.06.2017

Holiday travel tips to consider before you load your car

For many people, the holiday excitement starts months before they hit the road. Planning accommodation, routes and stopovers is part of the fun, but everything ...
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06.06.2017 by Autodealer

Rare Ford Mustang Mach 1 shines at auction

Announced as the world's best selling sports car of 2016 earlier this year with a total of 395 000 units produced at its Flat Rock, Michigan plant since 2015, 9...
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02.06.2017 by Autodealer

The ultimate list of footballers and their cars

United Kingdom online used car dealership, carspring.co.uk, have researched the vehicles driven by more than 250 of the world’s leading football players.
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07.04.2017 by Sean Nurse

Tyre tips from Michelin

Autodealer was recently invited to the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit for the launch of the Michelin Pilot Sport 4 tyre range.
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24.11.2016 by Sean Nurse

Commuting on Black Friday: Top Tips

From what started in the United States as a Friday that marked the start of the festive period and subsequently an exponential increase in the number of shopper...
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Motorsport

16.10.2017 by Sean Nurse

Toyota prepare for Dakar 2018

It's hard to believe that the 2018 instalment of the Dakar Rally is just a few months away. With this in mind, the guys from Toyota Gazoo Racing South Africa de...
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06.10.2017 by Gavin Foster

Frantic 50cc shenanigans

It looks like South African motorcycle racers are suddenly flavour of the month in international racing, with Mathew Scholtz cleaning up in MotoAmerica Stock 1...
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15.06.2017 by Autodealer

Toyota on provisional for Le Mans

Toyota has taken provisional pole position for this weekend's (17-18 June) 85th running of the Le Mans 24 hours, with Aston Martin locking out both the GTE Pro ...
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16.05.2017 by Autodealer

Entry list for 24 hours of Le Mans revealed

The Automobile Club de l'Ouest (ACO) has officially released the complete entry-list of cars and drivers for next month's 85th running of the 24 hours of Le Man...
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16.05.2017 by Sean Nurse

Overcoming the Jaguar Simola Hillclimb hurdles

It’s not every day that you get a call from Jaguar asking if you’d like to participate in its annual Simola Hillclimb event.
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18.04.2017 by Gavin Foster

KZNRRC delivers a dose of adrenalin

The highlights of the KZN Road Racing Club's April meeting at the Dezzi Raceway near Port Shepstone, were definitely the combined Retro, Open Wheels and Super G...
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03.04.2017 by Autodealer

Defending World RX champion Ekström opens season with victory

Reigning FIA World Rallycross (RX) champion and two-time DTM title holder, Mattias Ekström, started the defence of his title in the best possible way by taking ...
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13.02.2017 by Gavin Foster

KZNRRC kicks off with full grids

The KZN Road Racing Club's first road racing meeting of 2017 has come and gone without a hitch, and a mighty fine affair it was too.
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09.02.2017 by Autodealer

Prodrive unveils 2018 World RX contender

Renowned for its longstanding partnership with the erstwhile Subaru World Rally Team, the BAR Formula One team and most recently, Aston Martin in the FIA World ...
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Leisure & 4x4

07.12.2017 by Justin Jacobs

Why the Renault Duster is near perfect

I get to drive many different cars in my line of work; some are purely performance oriented, others are more luxury focused, while some are budget cars, and the...
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17.02.2017 by Justin Jacobs

Nissan X-Trail long term update: Powering all four wheels explained

For the last few months I have been spending quite a bit of time with our long term Nissan X-Trail. It has a 1.6-litre turbodiesel engine which is fantastic on ...
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17.02.2017 by Sean Nurse

Trailblazing to Magoebaskloof

As someone who reviews cars for a living, I like to consider what those who are shopping for new wheels might be interested in, while simultaneously leaving som...
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10.02.2017 by Sean Nurse

Mazda’s BT-50 revamped for 2017

The bakkie segment is heating and up at a rather alarming rate, and why wouldn’t it? I mean it is the biggest sector within the local automotive sphere. Therefo...
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11.11.2016 by Justin Jacobs

A taste of the Dakar

I’ve never been to Upington before, mostly because I have heard is one of the hottest places in our country and the heat and I just don’t like each other, hence...
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26.10.2016 by Autodealer

Mercedes-Benz bakkie to be called X-Class

Recently Mercedes-Benz Vans provided a select media contingent an opportunity to see its new bakkie concept in Sweden. The aptly named X-Class may only be a con...
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15.07.2016 by Autodealer

Don't miss X-Track Racing Series

Saturday is the ideal time to get the family out of the house to have some fun at the KZN leg of the 4x4 X-Track Racing Series 2016 being held at Highstakes, Ca...
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15.06.2016 by Sean Nurse

Mitsubishi launches Pajero Legend II

It's been a while since Mitsubishi SA gave local consumers something new to look at. However, there is promise of an updated ASX, an all-new Triton and a new Pa...
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07.04.2016 by Autodealer

SA's largest Subaru event is coming up

Every year the largest gathering of Subaru enthusiasts takes place; it's known as Scooby Fest and is organised by the Subaru Owners Club of South Africa (SOCSA)...
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Featured Dealers

06.12.2017 by Autodealer

Imperial Nissan Tyger Valley - New X-Trail Is here - Book your test drive

From executive sedans, to run around and eco-friendly vehicles, Nissan Tygervalley has a variety of vehicles to cater for a wide range of motoring needs.
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06.12.2017 by Autodealer

Imperial Nissan Parow - New offers avialable Click to view

Welcome to Imperial Nissan & Datsun Parow We are part of the oldest and largest Nissan dealer in the Western Cape and have been servicing many happy clients...
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05.12.2017 by Autodealer

Hatfield Volkswagen Northcliff - Rated No'1 in service

At the Hatfield Motor Group, we strive to be the best of the best. Creating an enduring business in the future means building the highest levels of customer sat...
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05.12.2017 by Autodealer

Imperial Ford Diep River - Ford Everest Promotion

Our Dealership is in the heart of the Southern Suburbs. We offer that honest to goodness old style service to all our customers. Come and visit us and experienc...
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01.12.2017 by Autodealer

Cash Cars . Good, Cheap Cars for Sale

Welcome to Cash Cars
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30.11.2017 by Autodealer

Wp Motors Bellville - No Deposit No Problem

Home of the No deposit car deal We even do cashback offers - Up to R50 000. WP Motors is a family owned business that was established in 2001. We were previo...
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29.11.2017 by Autodealer

362cars - Where cars and people meet

362cars was started to source the best quality and priced cars in the Western Cape. We go that extra mile to ensure your satisfaction from when you first step i...
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28.11.2017 by Autodealer

Wynberg Used Cars

For top quality used cars give us a visit at Wynberg Used Cars in Wynberg from 9am to 5:30pm.
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24.11.2017 by Autodealer

Hatfield Volkswagen Rivonia - Rated Number One in Service!

At the Hatfield Motor Group, we strive to be the best of the best. Creating an enduring business in the future means building the highest levels of customer sat...
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Bikes

06.10.2017 by Gavin Foster

Frantic 50cc shenanigans

It looks like South African motorcycle racers are suddenly flavour of the month in international racing, with Mathew Scholtz cleaning up in MotoAmerica Stock 1...
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31.08.2017 by Laykin Rudolph

Future of MotoGP: Is there enough talent to carry the sport?

With reports of Valentino Rossi’s retirement ongoing, many have been speculating on who will be taking the empty seat at Movistar Yamaha once the nine-time worl...
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10.08.2017 by Laykin Rudolph

Dashboard messages in MotoGP: Will there be team interference like in F1?

Before this year’s German MotoGP, the go-ahead was given for teams to send messages to the dashboards of riders while on track. Called ‘virtual pit boards’, the...
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08.08.2017 by Autodealer

Motorcycle legend Angel Nieto dies

As the MotoGP circus regrouped in the Czech Republic this past weekend after the European summer break, the paddock was rocked by the death of 13-time champion,...
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03.07.2017 by Sean Nurse

BMW G 310 R affordable Motorrad fun

In an economy that finds itself in a technical recession, consumers are always looking for ways to save money, with the lure of personal mobility instead of a l...
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23.05.2017 by Autodealer

Former MotoGP champion Nicky Hayden dies

The hospital treating 2006 MotoGP World Champion Nicky Hayden has confirmed that the 35-year old passed away late Monday (May 22nd) evening following a car acci...
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31.03.2017 by Gavin Foster

Classic parade kicks off South Coast Bike Fest

A selection of the country’s most impressive classic bikes will participate in the opening parade of the new South Coast Bike Fest at Margate Beach from 27 to 3...
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17.03.2017 by Gavin Foster

DJ 2017 done and dusted

That's the 2017 Durban-Johannesburg Rally done and dusted, and although first place was taken by a "foreigner" local riders scooped a fair number of the silverw...
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03.03.2017 by Gavin Foster

It’s DJ time

This weekend sees the start of the 2017 Durban-Johannesburg Rally (DJ). From 06h01 on Friday the first of 95 competitors will set forth from the Oxford Market C...
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Opinions

06.12.2017 by Sean Nurse

Road tripping, Golf style

I’ll be honest, when Volkswagen invited me to take part in a road trip involving its three performance-oriented Golf models, I felt that at this busy time of th...
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29.11.2017 by Sean Nurse

AA launches #SaferCarsforAfrica

I remember the exact moment when I realised that there needed to be something said about the general lack of safety standards imposed upon manufacturers when it...
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13.11.2017 by Sean Nurse

Audi sheds light on future

It's always refreshing to sit down with the local head of a manufacturer and talk shop for a few hours.
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30.10.2017 by Autodealer

Suzuki Vitara long term update

It's the second month with our long term Suzuki Vitara which the Autodealer editorial team use on a weekly basis for activities that range from the daily commut...
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24.10.2017 by Sean Nurse

An M-powering experience at Kyalami

There's no denying the fact that South Africans love the BMW M brand. Taking into consideration that South Africa has a relatively small population and a high u...
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04.10.2017 by Justin Jacobs

Mercedes-AMG GT R thrill at Bilster Berg

As you may have read on autodealer.co.za, I was in Germany a few weeks ago attending the Frankfurt International Motor Show with Mercedes-Benz.
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29.09.2017 by Charl Bosch

Opel’s South African future: Doom or boom?

Sighs of relief from current owners and fans were no doubt expressed when Opel announced some three months ago that it had partnered up with long time backer, W...
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31.08.2017 by Laykin Rudolph

Future of MotoGP: Is there enough talent to carry the sport?

With reports of Valentino Rossi’s retirement ongoing, many have been speculating on who will be taking the empty seat at Movistar Yamaha once the nine-time worl...
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29.08.2017 by Laykin Rudolph

Women can’t drive stereotype: is a cartoon to blame?

The main priority in a woman’s life is to get married and have children. We don’t like watching sport, but only watch it for the hot athletes. We don’t care muc...
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