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

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 the long road, light on fuel and it offers some decent torque.
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Trailblazing to Magoebaskloof

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 some room for scepticism when conducting these tests.
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Mazda’s BT-50 revamped for 2017

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. Therefore, if a manufacturer produces a bakkie then it simply makes good business sense to have it competing in our bustling LCV segment.
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A taste of the Dakar

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 I’ve always stayed clear of that place.
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Mercedes-Benz bakkie to be called X-Class

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 concept for now, but with underpinnings from the Nissan Navara and a South African launch date pinned for early 2018, it is really not far away from production.
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Don't miss X-Track Racing Series

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, Cato Ridge.
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Mitsubishi launches Pajero Legend II

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 Pajero Sport in 2017. Until then, the brand has taken to what its customers tend to like quite a bit by taking an existing model and adding some off-road garnishing, s ...
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SA's largest Subaru event is coming up

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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Five 4X4 fun destinations to check out

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 route to their destinations.
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How to tow like a pro

08.12.2015 by Autodealer

How to tow like a pro

IT'S that time you fear again where many of us hook up our trailers, caravans and boats and head off to our long awaited holiday destinations. Now as simple as it might sound, towing a trailer does carry some risks. Many accidents happen on our roads due to the fact that the trailer was not secured properly or even a loss o ...
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