Kia Picanto 1.2 EX

If you’ve ever rented a car in South Africa, you’ve no doubt driven the last generation Kia Picanto, and no doubt wept a little whilst driving it. Thankfully, the new Picanto is here, which means less tears, and more happiness.…
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BMW 1 Series 116i Urban Line

The first time I laid eyes on the BMW 1 series I really didn’t like the looks. No, I guess that’s an understatement…kind of like saying Lady Gaga’s meat dress was wasn’t really featured in the media. Thankfully it is…
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Ford Focus 2litre GDI Sport

Those old boys in Michigan in the US got a big wake up call in 2008, and they’ve had to do some rethinking…not only because of pressures in their local market…but more recently on a global level. Ford is now…
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Nissan Qashqai – 2litre n-tec

Let’s get this straight, there’s a couple of pretty average, tasteless and bland models from Nissan - see the NP300 (Hardbody), Pathfinder and Tiida. Thankfully of late, Nissan has been bringing out some pretty awesome models such as the GT-R,…
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Nissan Juke 1.6T Tekna

Juke's in a row
I haven’t seen a car draw such drastically differing opinion in some time. That’s actually a very good thing. Nobody like’s a “meh” reaction to something, take for example the recently released…
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Suzuki Kizashi 2.4 Manual – 2011

Chrome Paint. Optional
Kizashi, not quite the sound you make when sneezing, but rather the Japanese word for “Something great is coming”, “sign” or “omen”. Well they got it spot on. I’d wrap the bloody Japs…
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*Side Eyes* What’s this Twitter Speak?

If you’re on twitter you have no doubt seen some pretty strange and colourful “language” being used by some tweeps. Staying on the cusp of what’s cool and what could land you in SMH territory can put strain on the…
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Toyota Prius 2011

Hybrids. Green.
Many many years ago the Diesel engine spent quite a bit of time working its way into every-day motoring. Diesel engines had a terrible perception of being oil burning smoke puffing slow engines. NO…
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Johannesburg International Motorshow ’11 highlights

It’s been quite a while since the last Johannesburg Motor Show, and it’s been well worth the wait! You’d expect the show to improve year on year but the jump in the quality of the show from the last is…
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Jaguar XF 2.2 Diesel

Jaguars. Detailed
Jaguar’s are old people’s cars. If I had 5cents for every time I’ve heard that line this last week I’d be close on R18 richer. This is something Jaguar wants to banish…and fast. The…
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Jeep Patriot 2.4 Limited CVT – 2011

I spent two weeks with 'a' Dodge Caliber in the US. It was, and still is, my worst car of all time. During the period, I had 3 of them from Hertz as one after the other had to go…
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Lexus RX450h

Effects not included.
Until not so long ago the RX450h was the worlds first and only hybrid SUV. As you may or may not know, Lexus does very well in the United States, and for quite…
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