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Latest News

14.12.2018 by Autodealer

Trademark filing could see Mazda reviving the MX-6

In spite of ruling out a return to the sports car segment with anything bigger than the MX-5, the recent filing of a trademark application seems to suggest that...
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14.12.2018 by Autodealer

Next Land Rover Defender re-appears in 90 and 110 bodystyles

After making its long awaited first prototype showing two months ago, the all-new Land Rover Defender has once again turned up in the United Kingdom, albeit thi...
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14.12.2018 by Autodealer

US Volkswagen Passat teased as updated European spec chills

The on-going decline in the popularity of sedans has done seemingly little from deterring Volkswagen in releasing first sketches of new the Passat bound for the...
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13.12.2018 by Autodealer

REPORT: Subaru and Toyota teaming up for mid-engine sports car

Although rumours that Toyota could be working on successor for the long since discontinued MR2 have been in circulation for a number of years now, a new report ...
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13.12.2018 by Autodealer

SAGMJ names list of inaugural category finalists

The South African Guild of Motoring Journalists (SAGMJ) has released the list of finalists that will take part in its inaugural categories awards for 2019.
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13.12.2018 by Autodealer

Prototype next Audi S3 spied partially exposing its inside

Reportedly due for unveiling towards the end of next year or in early 2020, the new Audi S3 has made its inaugural spy shot appearance of December, with the big...
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13.12.2018 by Autodealer

Next Mercedes-Benz C-class heads for the cold

With its world debut at least still three years ago, Mercedes-Benz appears to be taking its easy with the all-new C-class spied in the latest batch of images.
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13.12.2018 by Autodealer

New half-ton Ford pick-up rendered as revived Ranchero

Although Ford has continued to rebuke speculation that it will re-enter the half-ton pick-up segment, a fresh report from the United States has alleged that the...
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12.12.2018 by Autodealer

Mercedes-Benz GLS spied getting the freeze treatment

Very much still not ready to completely reveal itself, the next generation Mercedes-Benz GLS has once again been spied testing, albeit this time in the frigged ...
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New Models

13.12.2018 by Autodealer

Opel outlines 2019 new model assault highlighted by Corsa GSI

Opel South Africa has shed more light on its model plans for 2019, by the announcing that a total of seven new models and a host of upgrades would be introduced...
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11.12.2018 by Autodealer

Tweaked Ford Transit Custom arrives for duty

Less than a day after revealing the updated Tourneo Custom, Ford has announced pricing and spec details for the load-lugging Transit Custom.
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11.12.2018 by Autodealer

Kia ups Rio auto ‘box count to six

Originally launched in June last year, Kia Motors South Africa has finally outfitted the Rio with a new six-speed automatic gearbox in place of the outdated fou...
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11.12.2018 by Justin Jacobs

South Africa’s priciest bakkie driven

The pick-up, or bakkie as we South Africans call them, is a segment that is as highly competitive here as it is in other parts of the world.
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10.12.2018 by Autodealer

Refreshed Ford Tourneo Custom makes large entry

Unveiled in July last year, Ford Motor Company Southern Africa has officially announced pricing and spec details for the updated Tourneo Custom.
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10.12.2018 by Autodealer

Jeep (finally) directs its latest Compass to South Africa

With its local introduction having been delayed for over two years, the local arm of Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has finally divulged pricing of the new Jee...
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10.12.2018 by Sean Nurse

Lexus IS now with a green conscious

As the premium wing of Toyota since establishment in 1989, Lexus has benefitted hugely from its parent company’s investing in hybrid vehicle technology.
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10.12.2018 by Autodealer

Ford restores Titanium to head of refreshed Figo range

Having initially cut the top-spec Titanium trim level at launch some six months ago, Ford Motor South Africa has now reinstated the moniker at the sharp-end of ...
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10.12.2018 by Sean Nurse

Fourth generation BMW X5 now in South Africa

At the turn of the century, BMW decided to enter the then rather unpopulated luxury SUV or, as it calls it, the Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) segment with the X...
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Road Tests

13.12.2018 by Sean Nurse

Mazda3 still appealing

The Mazda3 is due to be replaced in 2019, but recently, I was given a brief stint in a current-generation top-spec 2.0 Astina Plus after quite an extended stint...
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12.12.2018 by Justin Jacobs

Jaguar’s not so baby E-Pace

Jaguar has recently entered the SUV segment and rightfully so. Their partnership with Land Rover has given the brand a good base to start from.
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11.12.2018 by Sean Nurse

Diesel Mazda CX-5 is oil-burning goodness

A segment stalwart and a consistently impressive performer for the Mazda brand over the past five years, the CX-5 exemplifies the rapid shift from traditional s...
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10.12.2018 by Sean Nurse

Special Subaru WRX STI an analogue experience

The Subaru WRX STI is celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2018 and to commemorate this, Subaru Southern Africa has produced 30 special edition models, called th...
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06.12.2018 by Sean Nurse

Updated Mitsubishi Pajero Sport impresses

The large, seven-seat SUV segment is an important one in South Africa with the likes of Ford and Toyota securing the bulk of the volume with their Everest and F...
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29.11.2018 by Sean Nurse

Honda Amaze a solid new budget entrant

Honda gained its reputation for dependability and durability as a result of the brand’s small car division.
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29.11.2018 by Sean Nurse

Suzuki Celerio ticks the budget car boxes

The budget car segment is, of course, the most price-sensitive corner of the new vehicle market with many major manufacturers vying for a slice of the ever-expa...
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29.11.2018 by Justin Jacobs

Hyundai Kona shouts in the face of conservative crossover-dom

Small crossovers have been quite popular lately as they offer the perfect blend between a functional city car and more adventurous lifestyle focused vehicle. Hy...
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28.11.2018 by Charl Bosch

Five-door Mini Cooper S plays the deception game

When it comes to the motto “don’t stray too far from heritage”, few brands have had to face the challenge of adapting without going astray like Mini.
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Features

11.07.2018 by Autodealer

Get your classic engines revving for a good cause

With breakfast runs rapidly growing in popularity, the Rotary Hartbeespoort Club will stage its inaugural Classic Car Meander on July 22th, in order to raise fu...
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01.06.2018 by Sean Nurse

Driving the BMW legends of Rosslyn

It's not every day that BMW South Africa invites you to drive a few of its most precious local models, so when the invitation came through, I pounced on the opp...
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14.02.2018 by Autodealer

50 Shades of Red: The best red cars this Valentine’s Day

It’s that time of the year again where love is in the air on Valentine’s Day. The shops are awash with red regalia and gifts that allow you to express your love...
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19.01.2018

Single cab vs. Double cab: Which is more popular?

The choice between a single or double cab is based solely on the potential owner’s need and the purpose for the vehicle.
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21.12.2017 by Autodealer

Autodealer to tackle your distracted driving pet peevs

Distracted driving is the blanket term used to describe the actions of a person “in control” of a motor vehicle who attempts to perform other tasks while drivin...
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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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Motorsport

30.07.2018 by Autodealer

Kyalami 9 hour revived for season ending 2019 IGTC series

Top-flight endurance racing is set to turn to South Africa next year with the announcement this past weekend that Kyalami will play host to the season finale of...
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18.05.2018 by Autodealer

ACO releases entry-list for Le Mans 2018

The Automobile Club de l'Ouest (ACO) has officially revealed the complete entry-list of the 60 cars and 180 drivers taking part in the 86th edition of the 24 Ho...
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11.01.2018 by Justin Jacobs

#Teamhilux at the Dakar

The Dakar Rally is known to be not only one of the most challenging motorsport events of the year, but one of the toughest events period.
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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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Leisure & 4x4

20.07.2018 by Sean Nurse

Land Rover Gear aimed at avid cyclists

The Land Rover brand has always been associated with a variety of lifestyle activities. Whether it’s off-roading, golf, kayaking or cycling, the British marque ...
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02.05.2018 by Justin Jacobs

Jeep Wrangler vs. Mozambique

The Jeep Wrangler is a vehicle that needs very little in terms of an introduction. It is, in basic terms, an American version of the Land Rover Defender and has...
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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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Featured Dealers

05.06.2018 by Autodealer

Jaguar Cape Town - F-Pace Pure Performance

Part of the CMH group , we strive to follow the spirit and outstanding heritage offered by Jaguar themselves. Through our committed approach to delivering exc...
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04.06.2018 by Autodealer

Land Rover Cape Town - Book a test Drive in the Range Rover Velar

Welcome to Land Rover Cape Town. Your specialist in the heart of the mother city. We take pride in offering you the chance to explore the Land Rover model range...
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11.05.2018 by Autodealer

Kia/Hyundai Fourways has Midrand covered

As one of the Korean duo’s flagship dealerships within the South African market, Kia/Hyundai Fourways is here to assure customers in the Fourways and indeed, th...
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02.05.2018 by Autodealer

Cash Cars . Good, Cheap Cars for Sale

Welcome to Cash Cars
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19.04.2018 by Autodealer

Imperial Ford Cape Town, Your No'1 dealership for November special offers

For Ford and other selected approved cars in the heart of Cape Town, and the surrounds, visit us for your next car. We strive to be number 1 in your opinion. Ou...
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14.03.2018 by Autodealer

WELCOME TO GAUTENG MOTOR CENTRE

Our reputation is only as good as our relationship with our customers. Which is why we are committed to professional management standards and outstanding perso...
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06.03.2018 by Autodealer

Droomers Nissan - New Almera from R189 900

Check out our latest special offers like The Nissan Micra Active, or the all new X-Trial - brimming with new safety technological adavnces
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22.02.2018 by Autodealer

Motorstop Pristine Pre-Owned Vehicle Outlet - Pretoria Gauteng

Get the best used car buying experience when you purchase from Motorstop who is dedicated to great service, and saving you time and money. At Motorstop we offe...
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02.02.2018 by Autodealer

Autocity Datsun - Datsun GO from R1999pm*

Autocity Datsun stocks the full range of Datsun models for sale in South Africa. We are conveniently located in Gauteng and Western Cape and can deliver nationw...
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Bikes

29.10.2018 by Gavin Foster

Katana!

Suzuki’s Katana 1100, launched in 1981, was one of the landmark motorcycles in what was arguably motorcycling’s greatest decade.
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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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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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Opinions

27.11.2018 by Autodealer

Ruled-out Volkswagen T-Cross GTI comes alive in new render

Heading to South Africa next year as Volkswagen’s smallest crossover/SUV in place of the European specific, and bigger, T-Roc, reports have swirled that the tin...
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25.10.2018 by Autodealer

Is this BMW M5 hiding a potential CS version underneath?

Although production of the limited run M3 and M4 CS ended earlier this year, BMW has seemingly decided that the haloed performance moniker will not solely be re...
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22.10.2018 by Autodealer

Coachbuild Dacia Duster pick-up a sign of things to come?

With the first generation Duster-based Oroch being exclusive to South America for now, a Romanian coachbuilder has put a pick-up spin on the second generation D...
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18.10.2018 by Autodealer

Could Renault Sport’s first SUV look like this?

While Renault Sport has remained open on introducing a performance SUV, the French automaker has cited various challenges, including the incorporating of tradit...
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14.08.2018 by Autodealer

Could the next Ford Fusion look like this?

Having made the shock announcement in April that it will phase out all sedans in the coming months bar the new Focus Active and Mustang, Ford has since eluded t...
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09.04.2018 by Autodealer

Touareg styled Volkswagen Amarok render a sign of things to come?

Showed at the recent New York Auto Show alongside the Atlas Cross Sport as the second concept model based on the Atlas, the Atlas Tanoak provided a glimpse of w...
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26.03.2018 by Charl Bosch

Motorsport’s deciding moments

It stands to reason that few sporting genres can pack the same level of tension, drama and excitement as motorsport.
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14.03.2018 by Sean Nurse

Porsche claims controversial SA COTY title

The 33rd edition of the oldest and most prestigious automotive awards ceremony in South Africa has again been surrounded by controversy as Porsche claimed its f...
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27.02.2018 by Charl Bosch

Suzuki making the most of 4WD

I must admit that a sense of “Why am I doing this again?” cropped up when an invitation from Suzuki to attend an off-road experience at Bass Lake near Vereenigi...
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Safety

27.07.2018 by Autodealer

Peugeot 208 offers the right stuff

Here at Autodealer, we hold safety in high regard and this is what lead us to embark on our Autodealer Cares Safety Campaign
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17.07.2018 by Autodealer

Win with Autodealer and MasterDrive

We’re crazy about road safety here at Autodealer and to demonstrate this we’re giving away some amazing prizes in your local area. To stand a chance of winning ...
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17.07.2018 by Autodealer

Don’t eat and drive!

South Africa’s expansive geography and long distances between major cities result in there being a few stops along the way when undertaking a road trip during t...
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17.07.2018 by Autodealer

Don’t be silly, strap your children in

If you are a mother, a father, an aunt, an uncle, or just anyone who transports children in their car frequently, then we urge you to read on. Whether it’s the ...
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17.07.2018 by Autodealer

Distraction and driving don’t mix

Here at Autodealer we’re very concerned with road safety and have embarked upon an awareness campaign as part of the Caxton Cares initiative. We hope to raise a...
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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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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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08.12.2016 by Sean Nurse

Keep yourself safe this festive period

I have to say, writing an article about the festive period and the potential dangers that the use of our nation’s roads poses to drivers each year is quite a de...
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19.10.2016 by Autodealer

Driving safely with cyclists

As one of South Africa’s biggest cycle races draws near, many drivers may have noticed an increase in the number of cyclists on the roads.
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