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Highway driving tips from the AA

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 parts of South Africa, some drivers become anxious and seem to forget the basics of highway driving. According to the Automobile Association (AA) drivers who are anx ...
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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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Six ways to navigate the rainy season on our roads

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 the same period in 2015.
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Tips when buying a new car

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, Mike Whitfield, pulls over to share some tips on what to consider.
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Beating rising fuel prices

19.01.2017

Beating rising fuel prices

Economists have predicted fuel prices will increase by 44c for petrol and 37c for diesel in February. This does not bode well for motorists as it follows a fuel increase in January and increased mileage as many return to work and school. The Managing Director from MasterDrive, Eugene Herbert, recommends his top three ways i ...
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Autodealer's Top 10 drives of 2016

20.12.2016 by Autodealer

Autodealer's Top 10 drives of 2016

As the year draws to a close we asked the boys behind the words, Sean Nurse, Justin Jacobs and Charl Bosch to make a list of their top drives of 2016.
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Keep yourself safe this festive period

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 depressing thing for me. I find myself writing this thinking about all se the senseless lives lost in years past and unfortunately, the lives that will likely be los ...
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Celebrating 100 years of BMW Part 2: Driving the 333i

02.12.2016 by Charl Bosch

Celebrating 100 years of BMW Part 2: Driving the 333i

It might well be a tired old cliché today but the saying “too much of a good thing is ultimately bad” probably didn’t extend to driving a BMW M1 and 333i back-to-back.
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Bavarian two-wheeled persuasion

25.11.2016 by Sean Nurse

Bavarian two-wheeled persuasion

It’s always good to know the history behind the things that we ride and drive on a daily basis. So I decided to have a look at the illustrious history of BMW Motorrad since I’ve been using the trusty F 800 R to complete my daily commute for the past month or so.
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Celebrating 100 years of BMW Part 1: Driving the M1

18.11.2016 by Charl Bosch

Celebrating 100 years of BMW Part 1: Driving the M1

It seldom happens that many automakers allow members of the media behind the wheel of some of their most significant and historical models. After all, not only are these in limited supply and extremely valuable, but the thought of being damaged or completely written off makes for further reasoning as to why they should stay ...
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