Long term test: 2018 Honda Amaze 1.2 Comfort

The new wave

Good news, dear reader. Everything is back to normal in one part of my automotive imagination. After years of turbo-diesel automatics, yodeling CVT’s and GreenDream gobbledygook, my overall impression of Honda has been yanked perilously close to its original state by this new 2018 Amaze 1.2 Comfort.

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Top List: Boot Space

Ag no man. Your mother-in-law is coming along on holiday and the kids want to take ALL their toys and sports equipment along. Where are you going to fit all of this?

Perhaps you have already invested in a sizable trailer and decent roof-top box but your car simply can’t handle more luggage. Well, we at NamWheels love to help and have compiled a list of cars with at least 400L of luggage space. Big enough to put your skoonma in the boot.

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Bekendstelling: Nuwe Honda Jazz

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.

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Launched: Honda Civic sedan

The important progression

Do you still remember the pop-up headlight Honda Ballade? What about the square one before that? These dependable and practical cars were uniquely named for South Africa and were actually called Honda Civic everywhere else – of which the ninth generation was just launched.

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Padtoets: Honda Ballade

Vir ‘n Baldadige rit

Daar kon beswaarlik onlangs op ‘n beter  roete vir ‘n toetsrit met die nuwe Honda Ballade besluit word as die R62 wat mens deur die Klein Karoo vat.  Die hoofpad is soos gewoonlik in ‘n goeie toestand  en so ook van die grondpaaie waar die Ballade werklik uitstekend op ‘n onlangse toetsrit presteer en hanteer het.

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Comparison: Honda Ballade vs Renault Fluence

The foolish newbies

Please excuse my nonsensical ramblings this week; I’ve just had two of my wisdom teeth extracted. Despite being twice as stupid as before, I finally decided to compose a comparative test between two cars I drove back-to-back: the new Honda Ballade and Renault Fluence.

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Tested: 2011 Honda Civic i-CTDi VXi

The future classic

My records allege that I already tested the 5-door Turbo-diesel Honda Civic over two years ago but that didn’t stop me from grabbing the key and taking it home for a week. Nothing much seems to have changed and the four-year-old still looks like an extraterrestrial Mom’s taxi.

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