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Driven: McLaren 650S

Some people are cynical about McLaren’s new 650S. CAR Editor Steve Smith travelled to Malaga, Spain to investigate the merits of the Woking-based firm's newcomer for himself. ...
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DRIVEN: Citroën C4 Aircross HDi 115 2WD Seduction

A glance at the voting sheets for the category of compact SUV/crossover in CAR’s Top 12 Best Buys programme highlights just how popular this genre has become. This segment had one ...
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DRIVEN: Hyundai Accent hatch

While Hyundai continues to attract value-for-money-craving South African customers to its more than one hundred showrooms around the country it makes sense that they would, in turn, want to be able ...
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DRIVEN: Jaguar F-Type Coupe

LLEIDA, SPAIN: Jaguar Cars has been on a roll of late. The fabled British brand which once produced some of the most desirable cars on sale was found wallowing at the ...
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DRIVEN: Audi A8 3,0 TDI Quattro

ALWAYS the bridesmaid and never the bride, the Audi A8, for all of its virtues as a solid if not spectacular member of the grand saloon brigade, has perennially been marginalised ...
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CLASSIC DRIVE: Mercedes-Benz 170S

In today’s technologically driven world, it is difficult to imagine what driving a car felt like during the first half of the 20th century. Roads were rudimentary and automotive development was ...
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DRIVEN: Suzuki SX4 1,6 GL manual

What a busy few weeks it has been. I can’t remember the last time such a variety of SUVs/crossovers were launched and updated in such a short space of time. In ...
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DRIVEN: Peugeot 2008 Allure 1,6 petrol

The Peugeot 2008 is what the company describes as a compact urban crossover, and it’s now available in South Africa. I understand the need for a vehicle like this – it’s ...
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DRIVEN: Volkswagen Golf GTE

A change to drive the Volkswagen Golf GTE, a GTI-inspired plug-in hybrid that was first shown at the Geneva Show, was just too good to decline. ...
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If you’re old enough, you may recall the BMW 2002 of the 1970s. That car could be credited with BMW’s foray into the small coupe market. And now, several decades later, ...
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DRIVEN: Kia Sportage 2,0 CRDi AWD AT

It’s been nearly four years since Kia’s third-generation Sportage first made its way to South African shores. While the Korean compact SUV has remained very popular, Kia hopes the updates to ...
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DRIVEN: Hyundai ix35 Elite CRDi 4×2

After four years on the market, the hugely popular ix35 has received its facelift, and a useful one it is. With designer Peter Schreyer now in charge of both Hyundai and ...
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