Opinion

02 Oct 2015

Opinion: Big Three Still Doing Battle

The German trio that is the Audi A4, BMW 3 Series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class continue to garner popularity in the…

21 Sep 2015

Opinion: Don’t Get Caught As A Second-hand Sucker

I’ve got a thing for quirky cars, machines that polarise opinion. Like the limited edition Daihatsu Materia Turbo that was…

14 Sep 2015

Driverless Cars To Hit The Roads Soon

Production cars could be driving themselves on motorways before the end of the year, according to a prediction by an…

30 Aug 2015

Opinion: Sometimes We Get It Wrong

I’ll let you in on a little secret. Motoring scribes get things horribly wrong sometimes. Take me, for example. I…

24 Aug 2015

It’s Time To Upgrade Drivers

So I fly a lot — like 52 return flights a year — and I am still amazed at how…

05 Aug 2015

Business: New Dawn For Volvo

Greg Maruszewski is used to challenges — but even he must have been surprised at the speed at which he…

29 Jul 2015

Opinion: The Golden Days Of Perfection

“They don’t make them like they used to.” I hear this old saying rehashed every other day — especially by…

16 Jul 2015

Opinion: Goodbye Sedan, Hello Crossover

The humble three-box design vehicle, better known as the sedan, has been the safe choice for family buyers for several…

30 Jun 2015

Opinion: SA Motor Sector’s Future On Track

Worriers about the future of the South African motor industry will have been reassured recently by Mercedes-Benz South Africa CEO…

28 Jun 2015

Driverless Cars: The Ethical Debate

The gearheads in Detroit, Tokyo and Stuttgart have mostly figured out how to build driverless vehicles. Even the Google guys…

15 Jun 2015

Opinion: Driverless Dreams

As autonomous cars gain traction, I find myself ambivalent towards a driverless future. For starters, it would mean that I…

09 Jun 2015

Opinion: Top Gear Needs A Woman

When Jeremy Clarkson was fired from Top Gear back in March, it dominated the news agenda. There were weeks of…

06 May 2015

Opinion: Bring Back Old School Boost

Back when I was a lad, the turbocharger was something of a novelty. In fact, I can still remember the…

20 Apr 2015

Marius Roberts: ‘My Motoring Dreams’

I really wish I was still a child — life was so innocent then. We believed in a man in…

22 Mar 2015

Gymkhana: The Budget Motorsport Thrill

How do you make a small fortune in motorsport? The answer is pretty easy, actually — start with a big…

15 Mar 2015

Clarkson: Oafish Or Astute?

Jeremy Clarkson, star presenter of the madly popular car programme Top Gear, is the biggest name on television, and he…

03 Mar 2015

Opinion: Do You Need Electronic Nannies?

‘Pah! I don’t need any of those electronic riding aids, everything I need is in the connection between my right…

23 Feb 2015

Hijack Avoidance Tips

Hijackings are still a serious issue in South Africa and Les McMaster, chairman of the Motor Industry Workshop Association (Miwa),…