March 2016

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Editor's note

Steve Smith

I need to thank. We’re bucking the general decline in print and the CAR team deeply appreciates your on- going loyalty and interest. There’s also an almighty automotive batt...

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Top 12

The best new & used cars in SA Categorised, debated and voted

Exclusive 1st TEST Hilux vs Ranger

After an uncomfortable period of conceding all-conquering segment share to Ford, does the new Hilux have what it takes to reclaim the throne?

Driven: Porsche 911Turbo

As the rest of the 911 range gains turbo tech, Porsche is determined to ensure its top-of-the-range model feels as special – and fast – as ever

Driven: Ford Focus RS

Antisocial brilliance... The Blue Oval joins the fray of AWD über hot hatches, but throws in a manual gearbox and drift mode

ADVICE: The ABCs of tuning Bought a lemon? What to do...

Before you tweak your prized possession, it’s wise to know the theory behind engine tuning

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INSIGHT: Cool stuff: Porsche RS Collection

These RS Collection items pay homage to Porsche’s rich heritage

FEATURE: Private collection: the Far East of Free State

The Free State town of Bothaville is home to a remarkable Datsun and Nissan collection. We convinced its owner to pull off the covers

TEST: Mini Cooper S Clubman AT

By cutting out superfluous quirks, the Clubman has gone from impractical oddball to the most rounded member of the Mini family

BUY: Upgrades,facelifts&newderivatives

Upgrades, facelifts and new derivatives – we keep tabs on the ever-changing SA product line-up

SPEED: F1:5 crucial questions for 2016

As the 2016 season kicks off, these are the key questions every F1 fan wants answered

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