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Smallest Volkswagen steps up!

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 market in 2015.
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All-new Mitsubishi Triton steps up its game

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 are in the world of lifestyle LCVs and I have to say, with Mitsubishi delaying the launch of the Triton by over a year, I was quite keen to sample the newcomer myself.
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Audi's 228kW subtle punch

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 will fit your family and all of their luggage.
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VW Passat TDI a smooth sensation

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 unsung hero
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A-to-B with Super Carry

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 of what basic transportation means. The Super Carry has been available since mid-2016 and since its arrival, I’ve been quite intrigued by this small bakkie.
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Well, this is Aw-Kwid

10.02.2017 by Sean Nurse

Well, this is Aw-Kwid

Can you remember the car(s) in which you first learned to drive? I can; it was an R53 Mini Cooper S and an E46 BMW 320i. But as for my actual driving test, well, that was done in a mint green Toyota Tazz that smelt like someone had left their lunch in for a few weeks.
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Kia Sportage: Pricey but worth it

10.02.2017 by James Siddall

Kia Sportage: Pricey but worth it

There has been quite a lot of Colonel Blimp-like sucking in of collective breaths over the fact that the top-range Kia Sportage costs five rand under R600 000. "For a Kia? You must be joking!"
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Is the Ford Ranger 2.2 TDCI auto the all-in-one bakkie?

03.02.2017 by Charl Bosch

Is the Ford Ranger 2.2 TDCI auto the all-in-one bakkie?

It would be fair to say that Ford has not exactly started 2017 off in the quiet the way it had hoped for as outrage continues to mount over its handling of the Kuga engine fire saga.
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Bold new Kia Sportage worth considering

03.02.2017 by Justin Jacobs

Bold new Kia Sportage worth considering

Last year, Kia Motors South Africa introduced us to their radically revamped Sportage. I remember seeing pictures of it floating around on the internet and being really impressed. The Sportage is an important car for the brand as many South Africans have taken ownership of the previous model, which it understandable.
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Chevrolet TrailBlazer is loaded to the max

03.02.2017 by James Siddall

Chevrolet TrailBlazer is loaded to the max

The Chevrolet TraiBlazer is just loaded - especially when it comes to the upper-echelon 2.8 LTZ models, of which there are three.
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