Green versus dream – which one would you choose?

Global market research firm, Synovate surveyed more than 13 500 people across 18 markets about ‘green’ versus ‘dream’ cars, vehicle ownership, intent to buy in the next year and attitudes towards cars, traffic, public transport and their need-for-speed. Dream, green or in between? Is green mainstream? Can the lure of the environmentally friendly vehicle outweigh Read More

Road Test – The Mazda Drifter BT-50

We’ve brought you news of the Mazda Drifter – now Peta Lee takes the BT-50 3.0-litre diesel version on the road in her latest review. Not just another bakkie There’s nothing like a big beefy bakkie to make a girl feel small and petite! And despite my thinking that this was just another bakkie, the Mazda Read More

MINI takes up rallying

  MINI is making a comeback on the international rally circuit. From 2011, the brand will compete at selected rounds of the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) and will go on to contest the entire season from 2012 onwards. This involvement is planned for several years. The car charged with this task is the MINI Read More

Nip and tuck for the 2010 Fiat Bravo

  I still find it amusing that men can refer to a motorcar as a ‘she’ and when there are modifications made to a model it is referred to as a face lift! How can something with a turbo-charged engine be construed as feminine? And for the life of me, I had no idea men Read More

The new Toyota Fortuner reviewed – Fortune(r) for all!

We review Toyota’s Fortuner sport-utility vehicle (SUV) – a name derived from the adverb fortunate – quite apt as one of Toyota’s main objectives was to make it possible for many to own the SUV of their dreams. A no compromise vehicle And all indications are that they have succeeded. Although the Fortuner opens up the fun and enjoyment of Read More

OPEL ASTRA OPC review – fast AND beautiful

  If I had to draw up my own list for a car of the year competition, they would all be ‘fast’ cars and, believe me, the Opel Astra OPC would certainly be in one of the top positions. Opel Astra OPC is a winner Price: R270 390   The Opel Astra OPC is a Read More

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