Reviews

11 Nov 2016

Review: 2016 Opel Astra 1.4T Enjoy

This week Opel announced it is on a mission. It needs to be and it plans to launch seven new…

11 Nov 2016

Classic Review: 1978 BMW M1 (E26)

I hate to bemoan progress and sound like some of the media industry dinosaurs out there. But sometimes the internet…

04 Nov 2016

Shoutout: BMW M4 Coupé CP vs. Mercedes-AMG C63 Coupé

When BMW first launched the M3, it may have underestimated the reverberation the model would have three decades later. The E30…

04 Nov 2016

Review: 2016 Honda Civic 1.5T Sport

If you were to ask me which traditional car maker has lost out the most to more recent rivals such…

01 Nov 2016

Classic Review: 1992 Lancia Delta HF Integrale Evoluzione

Suddenly there were men everywhere. A few minutes earlier the parking lot outside the Brauhaus am Damm brewery in Magaliesburg had…

25 Oct 2016

Classic Review: 1994 Lamborghini Diablo VT

Back in the late ’80s something was afoot in Sant’Agata Bolognese, northern Italy. Behind closed doors and around boardroom tables,…

20 Oct 2016

Review: 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan 1.4 TSI Comfortline R-Line

We have followed the journey of the new Volkswagen Tiguan extensively this year around the world. We first drove the…

20 Oct 2016

Review: 2016 BMW M4 Coupé Competition Package

Even as eco-friendly mobility gains traction, the evolution of the performance vehicle in recent times has captured the imagination. This…

19 Oct 2016

First Ride: 2016 Ducati X-Diavel S

Ducati, purveyors of fine sporting motorcycles, has had a crack at making a cruiser. And I am happy to report…

18 Oct 2016

Classic Review: 1981 Ferrari 308 GTS

What was your favourite TV show back in the ’80s? Air Wolf? MacGyver? The Cosby Show? In truth, there was…

12 Oct 2016

Review: 2016 Toyota Prius

Sometimes the impossible happens. My shambolic five-piece rock band, The Near Misses, somehow got onto the bill at what is…

10 Oct 2016

Review: 2016 Ford Focus RS

The previous Ford Focus RS looked like it had crawled out of the woods surrounding Chernobyl. Well at least the…

07 Oct 2016

Review: 2016 Volkswagen Cross Up!

The problem with being a car guy is that you inevitably end up buying more vehicles than you know what…

06 Oct 2016

Review: 2016 Smart ForTwo Prime

Eight years. That’s how long it has been since I drove a Smart ForTwo: the infamous city car born in…

06 Oct 2016

Review: 2016 Subaru Legacy 3.6R-S

My first encounter with the Subaru Legacy was with the fourth generation model back in 2005, which seemed to have the…

03 Oct 2016

First Drive: 2016 McLaren 570GT Coupé

14000 kilometres. Three flights. 21 hours in transit. It’s one hell of a trek to get to Tenerife, a small…

03 Oct 2016

Review: Vespa Primavera 150 3V

Are you a Rocker or a Mod? Do you prefer chugging beer to Bo Diddley, dressed rough in black leather,…

30 Sep 2016

Review: 2016 Ford Mustang 5.0 GT Auto Coupé

The new Ford Mustang 5.0 GT. On paper it’s an automobile, an assemblage of metal and mechanical parts, but in…