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

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

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

Citroen C3 review

  I’ve got a very strange passion for Citroens – not sure whether it stems from my late mom’s best friend’s Citroen or whether it was the French accent of the chap who handed over my very first Citroen test car. All I know is I love driving a Citroën and the C3 was no Read More

Help for helmet hair

  Biking brings with it the freedom of the open road – but it also raises the question of what to do about helmet hair! A British website,, designed specifically for the biking community, has seen a number of female bikers try to come up with a solution for flat, shapeless hair, as a Read More

The all-new Jaguar XJ

Being picked up at the George Airport in a brand new Jaguar XJ and chauffeur-driven to the launch venue certainly made me feel ever so grand. The last time such luxury was bestowed on me was in London at the beginning of this year after the Women’s World Car of the Year function as a Read More

Review – the new Kia Picanto: girls just wanna have fun!

I am positive our male colleagues felt a wee bit left out at the launch of the 2008 Kia Picanto. The presentation was all about a young girl sending an email to her boyfriend about the new Kia Picanto she is driving whilst on holiday in Cape Town… and the background music …….Cyndi Lauper’s ‘Girls just Read More

We review the much anticipated BMW 1 Series Coupé

  BMW 1 Series Coupé makes its local debut Question. What is compact, powerful, handles like a dream, has looks to die for and simply begs to be driven? Answer: BMW’s new 1 Series Coupé. The BMW 120d is for the fuel conscious The BMW Coupé line-up features three engine derivatives. For those who, amidst Read More

We review favourites from the Chrysler stable

Liana Reiners focuses on Chrysler cars – the brand with bling – and tests various models from this motor manufacturer available at local dealerships. Whether your focus is on family, image-building or performance, I’m willing to bet that Chrysler will have something that tickles your fancy. How could it not, considering that its line-up includes Read More