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Mini Countryman JCW a proper tar muncher

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 seen. It was also the last time I sat foot in that car again.
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Haval H2 another stride forward

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 automakers had experienced at the turn of the century
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Audi RS3 Sedan is performance bliss

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 is. One such car is the Audi RS3 Sedan, which become a “love at first drive "affair” after a few hundred metres.
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New Honda CR-V more capable but pricey

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 years.
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Haval H6 C provides the SUV goods

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, been asked to review a few Chinese products.
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Renault's sweet spot Captur(ed)

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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Sport Turismo pick of Panamera pack

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 lot going for it. I am no stranger to the virtues of the latest Panamera, having driven a few since its local introduction earlier this year.
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Revised Subaru XV worth a look

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 snicker and a dose of flat-four noise from enthusiasts.
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New Mitsubishi Pajero Sport(ing) for a fight

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 well over 1500 units sales being registered monthly amongst these large SUVs.
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Nissan Micra Active a great budget car

06.11.2017 by Sean Nurse

Nissan Micra Active a great budget car

Just a few weeks after attending the launch of the updated Nissan Micra, now called the Micra Active, I received one to drive for a week. My sentiments surrounding just how good a package this little car is have remained intact after its weeklong stay.
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