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Audi S3 Review: Audi Aims for 60 Models with S3 Cabriolet
In their relentless pursuit to make more models, Audi have extended their range in some interesting directions. I suppose you have to do that if you hope to have 60 different models on the floor.
Mercedes-Benz A-Class Review: A45 AMG - The Most Powerful 4-Cylinder Engine Hot Hatch
Hot hatches have started to become a thing. Every manufacturer is pushing for a bit of the lime light, and there is no shortage of hot hatches (and small sedans) that deliver north of 200kW.
Audi RS7 Review: The Most Versatile Performance Car
One of Audi’s goals for 2020 is to have 60+ car variations on the market. 60+ models would be a stretch but by tacking on S and RS badges the variation count climbs quite quickly.
So it is wit...
Renault Sandero Review: Renault's Terrific Little Car
Renault, that French automaker that makes small cheap cars, has a quirky side, and oh yeah, makes championship winning F1 engines for Red Bull.
That’s quite a CV, and one would think, a largely...
BMW 4 Series Review: BMW Raises the Bar with 435i Coupe
BMW have made some bold moves of late, and one of the biggest and boldest has been to split it’s range of cars. We now have a lot of ranges in the BMW family. Traditionally we had odd numbers, 1...
Renault Duster Review: Renault's Big Hatch, Small SUV
Renault has been known for some time for making slightly quirky cars. The French flair pulls through solidly once you get behind the wheel of one of them. Surprisingly, as we drive different variation...
Volkswagen Golf Review: Golf R Takes Things Up a Notch
I sat recently reminiscing about the Golf. A staggering amount of them have been built, over 30 million in fact. That’s a lot of the same car. And through the years, we’ve seen some really...
Volvo V40 Review: V40 Cross Country: Value for Money Hatchback
Following on the success of the V70 Cross Country in the late 90’s, there have been a few manufacturers to offer a more rugged version of their cars. One of the more memorable ones would be the ...
Audi RSQ3 Review: Audi Extends RS Range
Audi are gunning for the big time; they want to make sure they’re in every single corner of the market, and they plan on having 60+ different models over the next couple of years.
Audi S3 Review: Test Driving the Audi S3 in Cape Town's Urban Roads
This segment of the market is fast becoming one of the most crowded. Everyone wants a slice of the action when it comes to hot hatches, and we’re being spoilt for choice. The best part of all th...
Volkswagen Tiguan Review: VW's Tiguan SUV is No Tiger Cub
The world seems obsessed with SUVs! Everyone wants one, but sadly not everyone can afford one. Some of us work office jobs, raise kids and pay taxes, so we’re relegated to take what we can get w...
Mini Paceman Review: There's Nothing Mini about the Paceman
So MINI are onto their 7th variant, the MINI Paceman JCW compact, and this comes with a fair amount of controversy. One thing is for sure, petrol heads can be a hot headed bunch of people.
The die h...
Toyota Rav 4 Review: Toyota Revs Up Compact SUV Market
It’s a little known fact, but Toyota pioneered the compact SUV market when they initially launched the RAV 4 back in 1994. Now in it’s 4th generation, the RAV 4 finds itself competing in a...
Hyundai Veloster Review: The Top Notch Korean Hatchback
Korean cars have came a long way very quickly. And right now, they’re making some of the best looking cars on the road, and they’ve got quality to boot.
So if you’re looking for a s...
GWM C20R Review: Crossover a Great Wall
GWM are fast and furious with their new cars, and their release schedule. Not so long ago, we knew nothing about them, and now they’re competing in just about every segment, and when I say compe...
Isuzu KB Review: KB300 Double Cab - Bakkie Made for the Urban Driver
Let’s face it, bakkies in South Africa are a big deal. If you like beer, biltong and the Springboks, chances are you’ve got a double cab of sorts in the driveway.
So as you’d imagi...
Volkswagen Golf Review: The Stuff Legends are Made of
The Golf GTi is the stuff legends are made of. Boys dream of them until they can afford one, and never in the history of a performance hatch-back has a car become this iConic.
So now in its 7th gene...
Nissan Almera Review: Bringing Back the Almera
Remember the Nissan Alemra? From the 90’s? Yup, Nissan are making one again, this time targeting at the entry level sedan market that’s seeing a whole lot of growth at the moment.
Opel Corsa Review: OPC Brings it on for Hot Hatchbacks
More and more we’re seeing hot hatches become the go-to car for the middle class seeking performance. They’re cheaper to buy, cheaper to insure and maintain, yet traditionally have deliver...
Audi S4 Review: Avant - Audi's Impressive Performance Car
Audi have a long history of making sporty cars. They’ve been indelibly etched into our rally memories with ‘Quattro’. We’ve longed for performance cars that hold onto the road ...
BMW 3 Series Review: BMW 330d Gives New Meaning to Diesel Cars
I saw an interesting statistic a few years back. Someone had done a survey on ice-cream. Apparently vanilla is the top selling ice-cream flavour world wide (no surprise there). Second is chocolate, an...
BMW 3 Series Review: 316i Packs A Lot for a Lower-End 3 Series
BMW have a winner on their hands with the 3 Series. It’s a good looking stylish car, well rounded, excellent value, blah blah blah. You get the drift. You get the 3 Series in a range of flavors,...
BMW 3 Series Review: BMW 335i Gran Turismo
Just in case you thought there weren’t enough models in the BMW range, BMW thought they’d add another one. The 3 Series line up now has the regular 3 Series Sedan, the 3 Series Touring (wh...
Renault Clio Review: Turbo! The 4th Generation Clio
Va Va Voom, Renault's slogan in a bunch of ads a few years back. Small, nippy, and great fun to drive is what they’d have us believe about their cars, but they’re French, and you can&r...
Volkswagen Polo Vivo Review: The Maxxed Out Vivo
VW sells a lot of Polo Vivos. Since the end of the Citi Golf, the Polo Vivo has become their entry level product, and they sell a lot of them.
In 2012, VW sold 34,873 Polo Vivos which happens to be ...
Hyundai Santa FE Review: The Hyundai SUV that Rivals its German Competition
10 years ago I wouldn’t have touched a Hyundai with a barge pole. But the Koreans have been hard at work, and what they’ve managed to give us now is quite brilliant.
We spent some time w...
Honda Brio Review: Honda's Entry Level Car
Honda have a new car on the market that's small and nippy, and it’s aimed at the increasing important entry level segment in the market. You can get one for below R120k, and it’s calle...
Nissan Qashqai +2 Review: The Qashqai with 2 Extra Seats
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 do are to move the car i...
Volkswagen Polo Review: Polo GTi - Volkswagen's Hottest Hatch
Hot hatches have become more and more popular. People want smaller more affordable cars that are fun to drive, but there is also a class of car, smaller than a hot hatch: the superminis, and this is w...
Chevrolet Trailblazer Review: Space for a small Army
SUV’s have been gaining popularity over the last couple of years, and for good reason. They provide spaciousness and practicality, making them a versatile option for families and soccer moms aro...
BMW X5 Review: M50d delivers power and economy
Unlike the BMW 3 series, BMW have chosen not to update the X5 every time there is a new moon. Which means the X5 we got to test wasn’t the new X5 we’re expecting next year. Rather, it was ...
Lexus GS Review: Legendary Midrange Luxury
Lexus have some reputation building luxurious quality sedans. Lexus is the luxury division of Toyota, so combined with the luxury in their sedans, you get the legendary Toyota reliability standard.
Suzuki Grand Vitara Review: The Dune Delivers
The Suzuki Grand Vitara Dune. The names gives it away just a little. You’re not likely to tag a sports car ‘Dune’ now are you? The Grand Vitara is a compact SUV with low range capabi...
GWM H5 Review: A whole lot of SUV for less
GWM South Africa are fighting hard to gain ground in the local market, and recently I tested the Steed 5, which is their double cab offering, and competes directly with the likes of Isuzu’s KB, ...
Isuzu KB Review: KB300 Extended Cab - Bigger than a Single Cab
A bakkie is a bakkie is a bakkie. Right? Or maybe not. I’ve driven quite a few bakkies over the last year or so, starting with the Amarok, and it’s amazing how different each one can be.