Reviews

21 Feb 2017

Review: 2016 Renault Kwid Dynamique

The Renault Kwid may be cheap but it’s very, very nasty. By Thomas Falkiner I once learnt a good life lesson.…

17 Feb 2017

Review: 2017 Jaguar F-Pace 35T S

There are sport utility vehicles (SUVs) and there are sport utility vehicles. I say this because utility is one thing,…

16 Feb 2017

First Drive: 2017 Maserati Levante Diesel

The sports utility vehicle (SUV) is taking over and it’s taking no prisoners. The days when the traditional three-box sedan…

06 Feb 2017

Review: 2016 Honda Civic 1.5T Executive

Hunter S Thompson once drove a car he called the ‘Great Red Shark’ through the desert. And over the December…

02 Feb 2017

Review: 2017 Audi A3 Sedan 2.0 TDI S-Tronic

The Audi A3 range was given a midlife surgical sculpturing at the end of 2016 to bring it much closer…

25 Jan 2017

Review: 2016 Renault Kadjar Dynamique 1.5 dCi

Johannesburg over the festive period is never a bad place to be. With every man and his dog taking part in…

25 Jan 2017

Review: 2016 Honda Civic Type-R

Driving a car hard and fast — in a controlled environment — can be cathartic. Winding up the tachometer, rowing that…

24 Jan 2017

Classic Review: 1991 Nissan Figaro

Like many great musicians, Eric Clapton has a thing for cars. Especially fast red ones with little black horses prancing…

19 Jan 2017

Review: 2016 Subaru Forester 2.5 XS Premium

Subaru has been constantly improving its products, polishing them to a high sheen that can truly be felt when you…

17 Jan 2017

Classic Review: 1980 DeLorean DMC-12

It’s a blazing hot summer’s day here in Cape Town and I am wearing stonewashed jeans, white sneakers and a…

16 Dec 2016

First Drive: 2017 Bentley Bentayga Diesel

When Bentley announced that it would enter the super-premium luxury segment of the sport utility vehicle (SUV) market a few…

15 Dec 2016

Review: 2016 Suzuki Baleno 1.4 GLX

Many years ago, before becoming a motoring journo, I attended a training course on customer service. The main message was…

09 Dec 2016

First Drive: 2017 Lexus LC500

With the exception of the LF-A, Lexus coupes have mostly been rather mundane – until now, writes Mark Smyth What…

09 Dec 2016

Road Test: 2016 Kia Sportage 1.6 TGDI GT-Line

When the Kia Sportage arrived on the market, it heralded a new chapter for the brand, but the newcomer shared…

08 Dec 2016

Review: 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.2 Elite

Diehard Springbok supporters are not the only ones distraught at the performance of the national rugby team. So is Korean…

05 Dec 2016

Review: 2016 Renault Mégane GT Turbo EDC

Outdated. Irrelevant. The words flashed through a thick hangover fog blown in from a night out at Hell’s Kitchen. After…

03 Dec 2016

Review: 2016 Ferrari California T Handling Speciale

When Ferrari launched the California it was clear that the Maranello outfit wanted to produce a car to entice people…

30 Nov 2016

Review: A non-petrolhead’s opinion of the 2016 Nissan Leaf

When the Nissan Leaf blew into my life for a week, it was a whirlwind romance — fun, fast and lustful.…