What were you, the loyal CARmag.co.za readers, most interested in reading in 2016? Well, we delved through the figures to unearth the most-read road tests we published in 2016.
So, here are the five most popular pieces of the year…
1. Ford Ranger vs. Toyota Hilux
These two bakkies have been battling it out at the top of the sales charts for some time now. But which double-cab took the win in our no-holds-barred comparative test? It sure was close… Read the road test
2. Audi A4 vs. BMW 320i vs. Mercedes-Benz C200
We pit three German executive sedans against one another, with the test coming perilously close to having a "horses-for-courses" outcome. Thankfully, we managed to select a winner… Read the road test
3. Audi RS3 vs. Ford Focus RS vs. Mercedes-AMG A45
The Focus RS is internationally lauded for being one of the performance bargains of the year, but does that hold sway in the SA market? We add two Germans to the mix to find out… Read the road test
4. Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport Edition 40
It may be one of the most powerful GTIs ever, but the Clubsport retains the rounded character that makes the hot Golf so great. Here's our full verdict… Read the road test
5. Toyota Fortuner 2,4 GD-6 4x2
Only slightly less powerful but more affordable than the 2,8-litre derivative, could the 2,4 be the sleeper model in the Fortuner range? Read our full verdict to find out… Read the road test
Ryan has spent most of his career in online media, writing about everything from sport to politics and other forms of crime. But his true passion – reignited by a 1971 Austin Mini Mk3 still tucked lifeless in a dark corner of his garage – is of the automotive variety.