Is beauty a valid argument for buying a car? In our rugged Namibian environment with its even more rugged vehicles and drivers, we think that it certainly can be. A quick test of this Alfa Romeo Giulia proves that…
Bellissima! We drive Alfa’s gorgeous new Giulia.
South Africans and Namibians have both had a long-lasting love affair with Alfa Romeo’s delectable Giulia. The passionate relationship (for Alfisti, at least) started 55 years ago when the original Giulia, the Tipo 105 Berlina, and its subsequent sub-types became the first Alfa model range to be built in South Africa in substantial numbers.
GT staan vir “ge-tune”
Die “ge-tune” is apokrief en kom uit die jare sewentig in die Kalahari waar Engels min gehoor word en Afrikaans sy eie en mooi uitdrukkings het. Soos die leerling wat vir my ‘n opstel geskryf het waarin sy gesê het dat die man “skroutaaier” om die draai gekom het!
Today we are counting down the list of thee most impressive sound systems we’ve ever heard in a car. Please note that this excludes any aftermarket SPL monster installs because our friend Jonas with his speaker-drenched Citi Golf Designa would knock everyone off this page and make you deaf.
Honda Jazz – en ander mooi musiek ook!
Met die bekendstelling van die nuutse Jazz het van ons ouer joernaliste die glorie van Honda se eerste toetrede tot die Suider-Afrikaanse mark weer herleef. Dit was vroeg in die sestigerjare toe ek nog op skool was en my eerste besoek aan die renbaan in Oos-Londen gebring het.
The individual look
In a perfect world, we’d all drive the same car. Wait, did I just type perfect? I meant imperfect. One of the greatest luxuries we have is choice, the ability to indulge our individual tastes. You drive a Golf, he drives a Focus, she drives a Hyundai and I’ve got a Civic.
The fantastic five
A gruff, off-beat sound usually accompanied by a whistling turbo charger can only mean one thing: five cylinders. With even numbers being the preferred stencil for engine manufacturing, the five-pot is just as quirky and potentially unbalanced as those little three-cylinders.