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The Mercedes Benz CLA

It looks as though Mercedes-Benz is targeting the younger driver with plenty of money with their South African car models. Following on from the A-class hatchback and the CLS four-door coupé, the new CLA class combines elements of both.   The …

On fuel consumption

Have you noticed that your new car uses up more fuel than the manufacturer said it would? That does not mean that you are a bad driver. Motorists around the world know that the fuel consumption figures quoted by manufacturers usually (but not always) bear …

2013 Jozi motor show

The show is held from 18 to 27 October, and the visitors have a chance to see almost three hundred passenger vehicles.   Every other year, Johannesburg becomes the centre of the motoring world, showcasing the cars of today and the cars of …

Which van?

Do you have a small business? A big family? Or are you just a devoted leisure-pleasures seeker? If you answered yes to any of these, it’s time you looked into acquiring a van.   The light commercial vehicle (LCV) sector of the South African …

What South Africans drive

When buying a new car, South Africans are mist likely to buy a Polo Vivo. That’s according to the data collected by the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (NAAMSA) for the period from January to November 2012. During …

The silence of the cars

Having spent about three decades trying to make cars quieter, manufacturers are now turning to recording studios in a bid to bring back the noise to the electric and hybrid breed of vehicles. Research done in the USA established that hybrids and …

Sporty meets family

From the Lamborghini, Ferrari and Tesla stables, with the warning: for the very wealthy only. Don’t get excited. As far as we know, it’s not available in South Africa yet. Actually, it’s not available yet, period. The Lamborghini Urus is a SUV …

Driving you mad?

The rise in the price of petrol, the etolling, the pot holes…  It’s tough being a driver in South Africa these days. There was once a motorist who envied pedestrians as he drove past them. That was because his was an old, fourth or fifth-hand vehicle …

Getting good and dirty in your 4×4

Did you know that in some countries there are whole movements that want to make driving a big 4x4 in a city as socially unacceptable as – gasp! - wearing real fur? Those big things on four wheels (4x4 opponents say) consume loads of petrol, emit oodles …

Geely LC Hatchback on R1 auction

The new Geely LC Hatchback has arrived at your favourite online shopping platform, bidorbuy.co.za. Geely LC Hatchback has everything that a hip urban dweller is looking for in a car. It has a modern, quirky design. It boasts a high-performance engine, …