Tested: Audi A3 Cabrio

The basic suspect

Sometimes it feels that the collective car makers are building a car for every person. New models, filling niches, updating a range, they just keep on coming. Obviously this is quite enjoyable when you’re a motoring journalist but it also means that you have to get your head around cars like the Audi A3 Cabriolet.

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Padtoets: BMW 316i

Beiere se trotse intree-sedan

BMW is al jare lank gevestig in Suid-Afrika, reeds vóór die Tweede Wêreldoorlog het daar al van die legendariese 328 sportmotors op die gruispaaie van destyds stof opgeskop. Daarna is daar enkele BMW 501 in die vyftigerjare deur ‘n trekkermaatskappy ingevoer maar die verouderde bakwerk van die motors het nie juis byval gevind nie, al was hulle met V8 enjins toegerus!

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Tested: Mercedes-Benz A220 CDI

The thrilling drive

Very few vehicles generate so much excitement BEFORE they’re launched. Mercedes-Benz’s new A-Class seems to have been leaked out to all and sundry before many of us even received our invitation to the launch, but that doesn’t make it any less innovative and fresh once you get to see and drive it for yourself.

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Launched: Audi A3 Sportback 

The sophisticated choice

Good news. If you’re in the market for a premium hatchback, your extremely tasty choices have just been supplemented with a rejuvenated version of an old favourite – the Audi A3 Sportback. Ingolstadt’s regular 3-door A3 arrived late last year, the Sportback 5-door version took a little longer to gestate.

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Tested: BMW 125i Coupe Sport

The tangerine thing

This January, a lot of people will be stomping out cigarettes, power-walking past bottle stores and straight to their nearest gym. I’m not sure what your new year’s resolutions are but one of mine was to be more accepting of change; and what better way to do so than with BMW’s new 1-Series Coupe.

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Tested: 2012 Mercedes-Benz B200 BE

The joyful concept

For today’s review I’m delighted to tell you that our test subject was one of my least favourite automobiles ever and managed to swing that opinion almost 180 degrees within a week. I don’t like hate, it comes with so much guilt and anger, thus I’m eager to share my joyful experiences with you.

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Tested: 2012 BMW 320i

The striking progress

I’m a petrol head. While most people fondly remember their first kiss, first bike or first dog, I like to think back to the first car I took sideways, the first car I managed to chirp into third gear and the first car I inevitably spun. These honours belong to just one automobile… a BMW Three Series.

Read moreTested: 2012 BMW 320i