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Latest News

28.03.2017 by Autodealer

AA warns over Finance Department developments despite April fuel price drop

The Automobile Association (AA) has warned that while the price of fuel will drop for April, the recent unexpected recall of Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan cou...
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28.03.2017 by Autodealer

Next Mercedes-Benz CLS spied, will delete V8 option

To be replaced by the AMG-GT concept as the new flagship four-door performance sedan in due course, spy shots of the new Mercedes-Benz CLS have emerged online.
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28.03.2017 by Autodealer

REPORT: Land Rover planning off-road focused Discovery

Land Rover is mulling a possible extreme off-road version of the recently launched Discovery, claimed to somewhere "between the Camel Trophy and Paris-Dakar Ral...
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28.03.2017 by Autodealer

Latest Audi A8 render paints a sleek picture

Confirmed last week to make its long-awaited debut in Barcelona on July 11th before premiering at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September, Pelsert Design has rele...
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28.03.2017 by Autodealer

SsangYong Rexton dons a sharper suit

Available in its current guise since 2012 but fundamentally the same model launched back in 2001, resurgent SsangYong has unveiled the second generation version...
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28.03.2017 by Autodealer

Hardcore Mercedes-AMG C63 R on the cards

Claimed to be a performance car for pursuits, US publication Car and Driver has alleged that a track focused R version of the Mercedes-AMG C63 could possibly de...
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27.03.2017 by Autodealer

Government splurges R41m on new vehicles over three years

The Democratic Alliance (DA) has expressed outrage after it emerged that a total of R41 960 075 was spend on the purchase of luxury vehicles for Ministers and t...
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27.03.2017 by Autodealer

Upcoming new Opel Corsa spied again

Spied towards the end of last year, Britain’s Auto Express has now published fresh images of the new Opel Corsa undergoing testing in Germany.
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27.03.2017 by Autodealer

New Mercedes-Benz GLE emerges in spy shots

Only expected to make landfall next year, spy shots of the next generation Mercedes-Benz GLE undergoing testing have leaked online.
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New Models

24.03.2017 by Charl Bosch

Toyota Etios gets the Sprint touch

A staple of the local market with 90 551 units sold since its debut back in 2012, Toyota South Africa has given its popular Etios range as mid-life revision wit...
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24.03.2017 by Justin Jacobs

New Audi A5 gracefully arrives in South Africa

In 2007 Audi gave the world the A5 Coupe, which went on to spawn a Cabriolet and coupe-like Sportback. Now the German car maker has introduced their latest rend...
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17.03.2017 by Justin Jacobs

Volkswagen expands Polo and Tiguan ranges

Volkswagen South Africa has added some new engines to its Polo and Tiguan ranges. The Polo gets a three-cylinder 1.0-litre TSI and the Tiguan a brace of 2.0-lit...
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17.03.2017 by Autodealer

Fit-for-business Ford Transit Connect now with a smaller more powerful heart

The recipient of the 2014 International Van of the Year accolade, Ford South Africa has given its Transit Connect a mild spec revision and, most importantly, a ...
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17.03.2017 by Justin Jacobs

New Nissan Navara lands in South Africa

The long awaited Nissan Navara has finally reached our shores. Unfortunately, it joins a fierce battle within the bakkie segment as manufactures like Toyota, Fo...
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15.03.2017 by Autodealer

Upgraded Honda Ballade now available

Released in India last month as the City, Honda South Africa has now announced pricing details of the facelifted Ballade.
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13.03.2017 by Autodealer

Long awaited new Nissan Navara (finally) priced

Easily one of the most highly awaited new models to touch down on local shores, Nissan South Africa has finally announced pricing details of its brand-new Navar...
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13.03.2017 by Autodealer

Volkswagen grows Polo and Tiguan ranges

Following the recent launch of the limited run Citi Vivo paying tribute to the iconic CitiGolf, Volkswagen has further boosted its product offerings with additi...
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13.03.2017 by Autodealer

Updated Peugeot 2008 now with more spec and boosted engines

Originally launched back in 2013 with a minimal degree of local success despite sales of 760 000 globally, Peugeot South Africa has now unveiled the facelifted ...
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Road Tests

24.03.2017 by Justin Jacobs

New BMW 440i packs a velvet punch

I'm a sucker for a two door car which means I quite fancy the BMW 4-Series coupe. I’m not the only one because if you just look around you will notice quite a f...
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17.03.2017 by Charl Bosch

Ford Everest XLS a back-to-basics 4x4

Its initial decision to enter the premium end of the body-on-frame SUV segment two years ago with only one engine option split between two trim levels with driv...
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17.03.2017 by Sean Nurse

Toyota Corolla keeps soldiering on

The Toyota Corolla is one of the most iconic vehicles on the planet. There is hardly a country on earth that hasn’t found this mid-size sedan appealing at one p...
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27.02.2017 by Charl Bosch

Revised Mitsubishi Outlander needs one important thing...

Given the booming rise in the sales of SUVs and ongoing decline in popularity of the traditional big-family sedan and MPV’s, it is perhaps surprising to note th...
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17.02.2017 by Charl Bosch

Smallest Volkswagen steps up!

Cheerful, modern and funky rather than cheap perhaps best describes many South African’s thoughts when Volkswagen introduced the up! city car to the local marke...
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17.02.2017 by Sean Nurse

All-new Mitsubishi Triton steps up its game

There is no denying the importance of a new bakkie launch in South Africa. The media and public alike are usually excited to see what the latest developments ar...
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10.02.2017 by Justin Jacobs

Audi's 228kW subtle punch

Hot hatches are taking over. There is a very good reason for this; I mean they are, under all the performance goodies, everyday hatchbacks which means that they...
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10.02.2017 by Charl Bosch

VW Passat TDI a smooth sensation

It is defined as “a person whose contribution often goes unrecognised or un-credited” irrespective of how much effort or passion they put into something i.e. an...
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10.02.2017 by Sean Nurse

A-to-B with Super Carry

Recently, I had a stint with a small LCV, the Suzuki Super Carry to be more specific, and after four days or so with this micro machine, I had a new definition ...
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Features

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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02.11.2016 by Autodealer

Top tips to get your car through the heat

It’s that time of the year again where the mercury rises and we experience a traditional African summer. Only this year it has been particularly dry and hot.
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27.10.2016 by Autodealer

Car of The Year finalist: Mazda CX-3

We have been focusing on the South African Car of The Year finalist over the past few weeks, and this week we are going to take a closer look at the Mazda CX-3,...
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19.10.2016 by Autodealer

Jaguar’s F-Pace in the COTY mix

It was only a matter of time before the world was introduced to an SUV from Jaguar. We say this because the brand’s sister company, Land Rover, has a fair bit o...
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13.10.2016 by Autodealer

A hijacking recap

When the latest crime stats were released in September 2016, the news was not encouraging. Most crime categories saw increases yet the hijacking of cars saw the...
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12.10.2016 by Autodealer

Hyundai Tucson: Car of The Year finalist

The Hyundai Tucson has experienced huge success over the past few years, especially when it carried the iX35 badge.
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09.03.2016 by Autodealer

Volvo XC90 WINS the 2016 WesBank / SAGMJ Car of the Year

The annual Car of the Year competition has received some flack in previous years after Porsche claimed the title three years in a row with two sportscars and on...
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16.10.2015 by Autodealer

FEATURE: Car of the Year 2016

The South African Guild of Motoring Journalists (SAGMJ) announced on the 30th of September its finalists for the 2016 WesBank / SAGMJ Car of the Year (COTY) com...
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02.02.2015 by Autodealer

And the winners are...

ROAD safety has always been high on the Autodealer team’s agenda as we believe that making a difference on our roads begins with every one of us.
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Motorsport

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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08.02.2017 by Autodealer

Third Toyota added for Le Mans and Spa

In a reversal compared to previous years, Toyota Gazoo Racing will field a three car team in this year's Le Mans 24 hours and Six Hours of Spa-Francorchamps as ...
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03.02.2017 by Gavin Foster

Binder dilutes the P-factor

Last year was a great one for South African motorsport in general and Brad Binder in particular. In 2016, the youngster from Potchefstroom won his first world c...
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31.01.2017 by Gavin Foster

KZN motorsport roars into 2017 at Dezzi Raceway

This coming Saturday (4 February) sees the first KwaZulu-Natal Road Racing Club’s regional and club championship meeting of 2017 at Dezzi Raceway just south of ...
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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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25.10.2016 by Sean Nurse

Diary of an amateur racer

My alarm goes off at 6:00 AM on Saturday, but I’ve been awake for twenty minutes. I sit up in bed and run two fingers across the back of my neck which reveals ...
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25.10.2016 by Autodealer

Engen Volkswagen Cup championship delivers exciting race at Kyalami

You know it is Engen Volkswagen Cup racing when, at the penultimate round of the season, the championship leader finishes the day in fifth overall, second in th...
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10.10.2016 by Autodealer

Record entry and sponsor announced for Kyalami Motorsport Festival

The Motorsport Festival, which will be held at the refurbished Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit from the 21st to the 23rd October, has drawn a record entry of over 40...
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Leisure & 4x4

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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17.12.2015 by Autodealer

Five 4X4 fun destinations to check out

WE ALL enjoy a bit of off-roading now and again however, the term is used quite loosely and often, when we say off-roading, many people think of a dirt road en ...
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Featured Dealers

21.03.2017 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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21.03.2017 by Autodealer

Wp Motors Bellville

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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21.03.2017 by Autodealer

Renault Tygerberg

Renault Tygerberg is located in the Northern Suburbs of Cape Town and trades in a dynamic range of New and Pre-Owned Renault Motor Vehicles. Come say hello. We’...
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21.03.2017 by Autodealer

Imperial Nissan & Datsun Parow - Now open in Tygervalley too

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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20.03.2017 by Autodealer

Imperial Ford Diep River

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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23.01.2017 by Autodealer

Jaguar Cape Town

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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23.01.2017 by Autodealer

Land Rover Cape Town

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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02.12.2016 by Autodealer

County Ford Goodwood

Welcome to County Ford Goodwood County Ford Goodwood is the newest Ford dealership in Cape Town based at 14-20 Voortrekker Road, Goodwood. Previously Novel F...
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30.11.2016 by Autodealer

Protea Toyota Bellville

Welcome to Protea Toyota We offer a comprehensive range of Toyota products and services, from new and used vehicles, to professional and competitively price...
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Bikes

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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03.03.2017 by Autodealer

BMW S 1000 RR and S 1000 R updated for 2017

BMW Motorrad has announced the updates made to its rather violent pair of 4-cylinder models. For the model year 2017 the ballistic S 1000 RR and the naked S 1...
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03.02.2017 by Gavin Foster

Binder dilutes the P-factor

Last year was a great one for South African motorsport in general and Brad Binder in particular. In 2016, the youngster from Potchefstroom won his first world c...
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02.12.2016 by Autodealer

Harley rides, stunts at Carnival City

Gauteng motorcyclists who always wanted to ride a Harley-Davidson can get to do just that at the Carnival City Casino complex this Saturday for free.
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02.11.2016 by Sean Nurse

Buying a motorcycle: Things to consider

Recently, I reignited my passion for modes of transportation of the two-wheeled persuasion. I tested a few BMW motorcycles and realised what I have been missing...
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18.10.2016 by Sean Nurse

BMW R nine T: The inner hipster

Artisanally crafted food and drink, electronic cigarettes, retro clothing, immaculately manicured facial hair and expensive items that are made to look cheap an...
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05.10.2016 by Autodealer

New Honda Fireblade revealed in Cologne

After trying it out for himself at Valencia’s Circuito Ricardo Tormo last month, Honda WorldSBK Team’s Nicky Hayden – joined by Freddy Foray of the Honda Endura...
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05.10.2016 by Autodealer

Ducati unveil new motorcycle in Germany

Italian motorcycle manufacturer Ducati, who are now owned by the Volkswagen Group, recently unveiled what is to be a new range of sport bikes at the INTERMOT sh...
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Opinions

27.03.2017 by Charl Bosch

Off-road 101: Part 2

It really was a case of “surely it cannot get any worse” as we departed for the second and final leg of what had so far been a disastrous first five stages of t...
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20.03.2017 by Charl Bosch

Off-road 101: Part 1

A sad but true fact is that while South Africa continues to be awash with sports-utility-vehicles equipped with the very best off-road gear, very little to none...
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14.03.2017 by Justin Jacobs

The beginning of the end

Many of us are of the belief that all good things must come to an end at some point. For drivers that might be sooner rather than later as I discovered after dr...
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13.03.2017 by Sean Nurse

Avoid workshop scams and save money

I receive an abnormal amount of emails from our readers on a monthly basis complaining about the service they have received or price asked when taking their veh...
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02.03.2017

Driving lessons in school curriculum welcomed

The initiative planned by The Road Traffic Infringement Agency (RTIA) and the Department of Basic Education to include driving lessons into the high school curr...
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22.02.2017

Highway driving tips from the AA

Driving on a highway, even in the best weather, is a daunting undertaking, especially for novice drivers. When the weather is bad, as it currently is over many ...
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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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13.02.2017

Six ways to navigate the rainy season on our roads

It’s become an unfortunate reality that South African roads are a hazardous place to be. In December, road accidents increased by a staggering 17% compared to t...
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20.01.2017

Tips when buying a new car

You’re in the market for a new car and you’re spoilt for choice.You don’t know quite where to start or what to be looking out for. MD for Nissan Group of Africa...
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Car owner feedback


2017 Mahindra Thar

Mahindra Thar Review By Al Smyth (AKA Al Your Pal) So I am no critic or motor journalist but I was given the opportunity to drive the new Mahindra Thar as part of a sponsorship deal made by Mix 93.8fm and Mahindra Fourways. I felt it not a duty, but a pleasure to share my experience. I am going to take you back to my teenage years where the A-Team and every Vietnam movie I watched had the old Willys jeep in it. I remember the thoughts of one day finding one to restore as it was one of my favourite classics after the Ford mustang. Little did I know that the day would come where I could drive a new version of that yesterday classic in the form of the Mahindra Thar, yes I did just compare the old Jeep with the Mahindra Thar! You will be astounded as I was to learn that Mahindra was building the old Jeep we all know for Jeep (Under Licence) that was used back in the II world war. That will answer all the questions you may have regarding the similarities of the two vehicles. Mahindra still use some of the same tooling they used back in the day for the original Jeep back in the 1940’s My journey in the New Thar started about 6 months ago where I had requested a test drive after seeing one on the road. It took me back to my early teens and I wanted to give this car a go. It was the closest thing I was going to get to that Willys Jeep I always wanted to own. I found out how cost effective it was, Just over R200 000 for a 4x4 with a 2.5l diesel engine. I was immediately interested in finding out more! I am about to let you know what I had found in the Mahindra Thar If you looking for a fast sporty type of 4x4 keep looking, the Thar is a strong rugged 4x4 that does just that. It is true to what it is! It has a 2.5l turbodiesel motor that develops 78kw with a 5 speed manual gearbox. It has a separate gear lever next to the primary gear lever which allows you to engage either the 2wd or 4wd and also gives you the option of low range which you would expect in a 4x4 I took the little Thar on its first 4x4 trip to my local 4x4 swamp. It was this after the torrential rains we had at the end of last year. There were a few 4x4s there that day. The Thar was the attention of all 4x4 enthusiasts. No one had really seen one yet, cameras came out and people were asking a lot of questions. Some I could not yet answer as it was the day I was to test the Thar and put it thru its paces. I had a lot to prove on the track as I was under the scrutiny of all watching. In the pond (or that’s what it looked like) was a topless 4x4 doing its thing. It was my turn to take this Thar to a place it had never been before, a slippery mud pit filled about 1m and in others 1.3m of a brownish soup. I set off hoping not to embarrass myself or the reputation of the Thar. Put it into 4x4 and went down the same line I had seen the other 4x4s go. The Thar took to the mud without any effort, no need for me to have over revved the motor up and down the slippery embankments. It took to the wet muddy rocks with even less effort. The short wheel base made climbing easy. The height on the Thar cleared all the obstacles and she was as dirty as a kid that had spent the day playing in mud. Its appearance had gone from a shiny Greenish camo colour to a Brown mat colour. Due to my window being open at the time that colour was inside and out. Everyone there had that look of disbelief when I exited the pond and a lot of interest was expressed by the onlookers in to acquiring this new little bull of a vehicle. It took me a good two days to get all the grit off every hook and cranny. I have since been commuting 140km a day with the Thar to the Mixfm studios and back. It has your basics one would need during a commute. The Thar has aircon, power steering, manual windows, comfortable (way more than I was expecting) leather seats, a soft top and what I can only explain as an electric heater. It has two seats in the front and two bench type seats at the back. Big enough for two big guys. (yes I did test it) In December we took it out on a camping adventure, I towed our 4x4 trailer that weighs in the region of 1.6 tons. The Thar towed it with ease and the vehicle felt stable and safe on the trip. I even had to tow it across a distance of beach sand. It was no challenge at all for the Thar. There are a few drawbacks, but can be expected! There is a lot of road noise due to the soft top, It does not come standard with a radio and there are no electric windows, central locking or other electronics we are spoilt with like cruise control. But I ask myself after experiencing the vehicle, would these be a deal breaker for me? The answer my friends is a BIG NO!!! You get what you pay for. It is a toy I think many 4x4 enthusiast would love to own, it is a rugged strong 4x4 that looks good, drives well and wont let you down or embarrass you on your next 4x4 adventure. The only thing that I am a little disappointed about was not taking the Thar on a trip to Mozambique. I would have loved playing with it on the dunes as I head off to Punto Du Ore. If at all this has inspired you to give this little Beast a go, make your way to Mahindra in Fourways and have a chat to their dealer principle Lance Ritchie who had made my experience with this what I can only call Fabulous little 4x4 an experience to remember. My time with MY beloved Thar is coming to an end and I will have to say my goodbyes soon. It has been 20 000km of absolute joy. What was a test drive has become a memory! I have not only tested one of the most (who would have believed id say this) awesome little 4x4s in its class but have also made a few friends along the way. I am going to own this: “The best little 4x4 by Thar” Al Smyth (AKA Al your Pal) Mix 93.8fm Drive Presenter

2012 CMC steed 3 2.2 mpi

very reliable and strong

2012 Toyota Aygo

Entry level car. No long distance driving recommended. No bootspace.

2000 Mazda Car

Nothing muchm

2011 Zotye NOMAD 1.3i

Soos enige kar het die Zoyte maar sy probleme, maar ek is meer as tevrede met die kar. Bietjie moeilik om parte in die hande te kry. Werk baie goed vir in die dorp en is lig op petrol. Die hoogte van die kar is perfek vir plaas paaie, maar is baie los op grondpad.