If you have a limit of R100 000 for wheels, these contenders don’t skimp on safety and offer low cost of ownership.
In the May 2012 issue of CAR we outline the steps that locally-based automotive enthusiasts need to take to import their dream cars to South Africa – one particular success story is Martin Kotze and his BMW 850 CSi.
There are still a few cars on offer for under R100 000. Some are old and some rubbish but, as you’ll find out, cheap doesn’t always mean nasty.
South Africa may yet host a grand prix again if a bid to host a Monaco-style street race through the roads to and around Cape Town Stadium curries finds with F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone.
Nissan’s most powerful bakkie is
fully loaded, but is it worth
the hefty price tag?
September 1 was not only the official first day of Spring, but marked the entry list for the second annual Knysna Hillclimb reaching the 100 mark… the list is already well overdrawn with yet another month to go before the deadline!
As the new Chevrolet Spark gets set to launch in South Africa within the next few weeks, the current model rebadges as the Chevrolet Spark Lite.
When it comes to the matter of wine preference, I’m most certainly in the red corner. And it’s not only about vastly superior taste. White wine gives me an almost instant headache. And somehow, for some reason, I’ve always perceived white wine to be the lady’s drink… As a result I can say with almost absolute certainty that the few instances that I’ve bought a bottle of white wine was because I was asked/forced to do so.
Now that the likes of the Corsa Lite, VW CitiGolf and Toyota Tazz have departed the scene, car shopping in the budget segment is no longer the equivalent of automotive antiquing. Despite its recent arrival, Volkswagen’s latest offering, the Polo Vivo, has already stamped its authority on the segment thanks to a combination of affordability and brand cachet. Can the upcoming Ford Figo break the Polo Vivo’s vice-like grip on the wallet-friendly end of the market?
The annual George Old Car Show – one of the biggest classic automotive events in the country – stepped up its act a little this year, the organising Southern Cape Old Car Club offering the public a bit more comfort for viewing the 800-odd vehicles and attracting quite a number of models not seen in recent years.