The brand new Ford Ikon reviewed here

Hailey Philander was super glad to get the chance to review the 1.4 Duratorq TDCI – one of three powertrains that have been made available for South Africa. A well performing little diesel Using an all-aluminium construction and common rail injection, the little turbodiesel is a real livewire. It is a bit rough at idle Read More

Rising cost of diesel as demand increases

  Recent fuel price increases have seen diesel overtake the price of petrol by more than a rand per litre. Demand for diesel, as more motorists switch to the fuel that gives you more kilometers for you money, is the reason for escalating diesel prices… Reasons for diesel price increases Just when you decided to Read More

London to Cape Town on a 1982 Honda CG 125

We started our epic journey in Boston UK in April of this year, and arrived in Johannesburg on the 13th of September. We will continue on to Cape Town in the next week or two. Our route was: England, Spain, France, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Syria, Jordan, Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania, Zambia, Read More

Ford Figo is launched

  Every time I think of the Ford Figo, I want to burst into song: ‘Figaro! Figaro!” Now that that’s going to be in your head for the rest of the day, let’s move on to the inspiration for the song… We had a fine time driving the new Figo in and around Johannesburg, trying Read More

The Nissan Livina review – a versatile family hatch

  Nissan South Africa have just introduced the motoring media to their Livina, a 5-door hatch, and the Grand Livina, a 7-seater, that are built on the same platform at their Rosslyn plant, just outside Pretoria ….. and as they say ‘local is lekker’. A smart option for a young family In my opinion this Read More

Review: McCarthy launch Chery – the lowest priced car in SA

  Helene Griffiths attended the recent launch of the new Chery range, the QQ3, J5 and Tiggo, and was most impressed with the quality of these affordable vehicles. Chery range offers quality and affordability I am one hundred percent behind anyone trying to introduce affordable cars to South Africa, as long as these cars are Read More

Repossessed car bargains – if you have the money

  If you have been wanting to buy a car – a bigger, better, fancier, tougher, sportier car – repossessed cars on auction offer great buying opportunities. But ‘buyer beware’! Bargains available in the repossessed car market Now is the time for such bargains, provided, of course, you are one of the lucky ones who Read More

Toyota Corolla launch

Toyota South Africa has refined its most popular passenger car, the Corolla, even more. The new headlamp design is thinner and sharper and the bumper with integrated trapezoidal grille and longer fog light bezels, gives the Corolla a strong, purposeful stance.Other modifications include the changed alloy wheel design and new side mirrors with  integrated turn Read More

Review – Chevy Spark wins “Best Value” vote from the ladies

The Chevrolet Spark, a firm favourite around the world since it was introduced in 1998, recently won the Best Value for Money category of the Associated Magazines’ Women Car of the Year competition. The Women’s Car of the Year competition was launched in July by Associated Magazines, via their popular Women on Wheels (WOW) supplement Read More

How dirty are you?

  Women are worse than men when it comes to caring for their cars. Well over half (56%) of women leave their car unwashed for six months or more, as opposed to 44% of men. Women are also more likely to get someone else to clean their car than men: 7% pay for car cleaning Read More