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From The Archives: Opel Astra OPC

In the past, Opel’s performance machines were always distinguishable by the GSi badge mounted on the bootlid or front seats or on the front bumper. But in the late ’90s, with ...
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Classic Comparative Test: C63 vs RS4 vs M3

When the Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG arrived in South Africa just in time for CAR's June 2008 issue, we set up a comparative test against the four-wheel driven Audi RS4 and the ...
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From The Archives: Honda Prelude EX

South Africa did not get the first generation Honda Prelude, but its successor rolled out worldwide in 1983. CAR tested the range-topping EX model for the July 1984 issue. The Prelude, ...
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From The Archives: Porsche 911 GT2 (996)

Porsche’s 911 Turbo was (and still is) widely regarded as the ultimate supercar with everyday comfort and cruising ability. But for those wanting just a little bit more from their Porsche ...
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From the Archives: SsangYong Musso 620EL TDi

Back in 1997, Korean manufacturer SssangYong wasn’t a well-known entity in South Africa. We got our first proper look at the Musso SUV when it arrived in time for testing ahead ...
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From The Archives: Maserati 3200 GT

Nearly a decade before we got to test the absolutely brilliant and drop-dead-gorgeous GranTurismo, the 3200 GT was the vehicle that brought the Modena-based manufacturer out of its chequered past and ...
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From The Archives: Volkswagen Scirocco GLi

Volkswagen’s Scirocco is actually older than the Golf, having been introduced six months before its best-selling sibling. Built on the same platform, but designed to be appreciably sportier, the Scirocco eventually ...
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From The Archives: TVR Tamora

CAR’s first test of a TVR brought about a sense of occasion. The legendary British automaker’s cars had a fantastic reputation thanks to their low kerb weights and powerful engines. When ...
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From The Archives: Saab 900 SE Turbo

CAR’s first taste of a modern Saab came in time for the December 1995 issue (our very first experience of any Saab was away back in 1959, the 93 B). After ...
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From The Archives: Mazda MX-5

Mazda’s reputation for building proper driver’s cars was enhanced when it introduced the MX-5 roadster in the late 1980s. The lightweight sportster was tested for CAR’s December 1990 issue. Although it ...
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From The Archives: Ford Falcon XR6

Thirteen years after CAR tested the legendary Cortina XR-6, Ford returned to the XR6 formula with the Falcon – tested for the June 1996 issue. The XR6 was set apart from ...
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From The Archives: Honda CRX

Honda’s sleek little Civic-based CRX made its CAR Magazine debut for the June 1991 issue. With the first generation model not officially brought to South Africa, we had to make do ...
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