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GWM Steed 5 Review: More 'Chi' from the Chinese?

07 June 2013

Made in China. That looks familiar doesn't it? We see it on everything, everywhere, and it’s been there for so long we hardly notice anymore. But somehow, Chinese cars just haven’t seemed to cracked the nod. We’re quite proud that our cars are made locally, or in Germ...Read More

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Nissan Qashqai Acenta Review: More than just extra seats

06 June 2013

The Nissan Qashqai +2 is like, well the Nissan Qashqai with 2 extra seats. No bonus points for guessing that one. But what the 2 extra seats in the back of the Qashqai +2 does is move the car into a d...Read More

Honda CR-V Review: A Smooth and Reliable Ride

28 May 2013

The growth of the SUV/MPV market over the last decade or so has been interesting to watch. Manufacturers have scrambled to find their place in the SUV market, and we’ve had SUV’s fall into...Read More

Volkswagen Amarok Review: Double the comfort

21 May 2013

The Amarok was a relative newcomer to the Bakkie market a couple of years ago, with the introduction of the Single Cab Amarok. Since then VW have seemed intent on making their Bakkie a fierce competit...Read More

Nissan NP200 Review: Lekker little bakkie

09 May 2013

Small bakkies have been the backbone of the South African small business for many years. Plumbers, Electricians, Couriers and every Handyman relies very heavily on the usage of their bakkie. And as su...Read More

Honda Brio Review: Small car, big design

03 May 2013

Honda SA have a new car on the market, small and nippy it’s aimed at the increasing important entry level segment in the market. You can get one for below R120k, and it’s called the Honda ...Read More

Chevrolet Spark Review: More value from the LT

26 April 2013

You’re in the market for a small car. Something that’s affordable, something that’s easy to drive, something that looks fun, and drives well. Lucky for you you’re spoilt for ch...Read More

Volkswagen Amarok Review: Buy a better bakkie!

22 April 2013

Volkswagen have made a foray into the bakkie market with the Amarok, aiming their sights on the likes of the Toyota Hilux. Volkswagen’s previous attempt at a bakkie, came in the form of a VW Cad...Read More

BMW X1 Review: A more practical 1 Series

05 April 2013

BMW don’t lack for models, they’ve pretty much got the entire spectrum covered and then some. This means they don’t need to enter the premium compact crossover SUV market, but they h...Read More

Audi RS4 Avant Review: Not an ordinary stationwagon!

27 March 2013

Can combining a high performance car, with every day practicality really work? For close on 20 years now Audi have been making cars that cover both categories, the latest iteration of that, the RS4 Av...Read More

Subaru Impreza Review: Impressive WRX

19 March 2013

Fast, rápido, snel, schnell, rask, vinnig. It doesn’t really matter in which language you choose to say it, fast is fast. And that’s exactly what you get with the Subaru Impreza WRX...Read More

Mini Roadster Review: JCW Convertible

18 March 2013

Mini South Africa (BMW) seem to have ventured into a market where others have failed. Fortunately they have more models than just the Roadster, but it’s still an interesting car. They’ve r...Read More

Volkswagen Golf Review: The Golf 7

28 February 2013

The 7th installation of the Golf marks the wild success that VW have had with this car. From the original Golf (Citi Golf shape) the VW Golf has come a long way, not only in it’s design, but in ...Read More

BMW 3 Series Review: The 320i

19 February 2013

BMW SA have been selling the 3 Series like hot cakes for a long time now. In fact, the BMW 3 Series has been so successful that they’re into the 6th generation of this vehicle. The sales figures...Read More

Suzuki Swift Review: Sport 1.6

14 February 2013

In a world of hot hatches largely dominated by Germans it’s nice to see some Japanese competition. The regular Suzuki Swift is in it’s second generation, and the Swift Sport is the top of ...Read More

Audi A3 Review: The 1.4T FSI

07 February 2013

It’s hard to believe that the Audi A3 was only launched into the South African market in 1996, it feels like a car that’s been with us for much much longer, and judging by the sheer number...Read More