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Mazda3 2,0 Astina AT vs. Volkswagen Golf 1,4 TSI Comfortline DSG

VOLKSWAGEN has been doing it for 40 years and seven generations, and doing it consistently well. Each successive Golf improves on the one before just at that moment when the rest ...
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Suzuki Splash 1,2 GL MT

GIVEN the continued success of the Swift range, the charming appeal of the Alto hatch and the Mighty Mouse rugged character of the Jimny 4×4 (offset by stifled sales of the ...
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Nissan X-Trail 2,0 XE

AS there in recent times been as large a shift in character from one vehicle generation to the next than between the new X-Trail and its predecessor? We doubt it. Gone ...
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ROAD TEST: Toyota Yaris 1,3

ALTHOUGH previous generations of the Yaris sold extremely well in a number of countries – including South Africa – the current iteration failed to attract the same fiscal attention. The Japanese ...
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Citroën C4 Picasso E-DHI 115 Intensive & Honda Civic Tourer 1,8 Executive AT

It takes one look at the monthly sales charts to realise South Africans love their SUVs. The rationale behind the purchase of such a vehicle is obvious – they offer space and practicality for the whole family (and a ...
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ROAD TEST: Volvo V40 Cross Country D3 Elite AT

After the recent launches of the Mercedes-Benz A-Class and Audi A3 Sportback, and the still-fresh BMW 1 Series, the market for premium C-segment hatchbacks is the domain of the German trio. ...
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Cross wars: C20R vs. Sandero Stepway vs. Etios Cross

It’s been barely three months since we first tested the latest Renault Sandero Stepway and proclaimed its value-for-money proposition “unbeatable”. Then along came a brand-new contender determined to give the Frenchie a bloody nose. In its arsenal? A feisty 1,5-litre ...
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BMW 330d Sports Steptronic

As the dust settles on the local launch of the new BMW F80 M3 (and F82 M4), it’s worth noting the existence of a current-generation 3 Series with even more torque on offer than the new ...
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ROAD TEST: Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8

Thanks to a recent update, the Grand Cherokee now features restyled front and rear lights, a bolder grille, a larger touch infotainment screen and new gear lever. Underneath, the transmission features two more ratios, from six to ...
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You have to feel for MG. Once the embodiment of the sporty British runabout in the Fifties and Sixties, it has since been involved in a game of automotive hot potato that has seen its iconic octagonal badge welded ...
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Indian Chief Vintage

Indian, one of the most revered names in classic American motorcycling, has finally been properly revived. We say properly because this time, the brand’s owner is Polaris, which manufactures snowmobiles, quads and Victory bikes. It’s somewhat expected that Indian would utilise ...
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ROAD TEST: Mercedes-Benz S400 Hybrid

There are few cars that have to bear an equal weight of expectation than the one that hangs over each new iteration of Mercedes-Benz’s S-Class. Fresh versions of the quintessential large German saloon have to be more ...
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