Tested: Jeep Renegade

The recoiling joy

Remember that nasty recession in 2009? Car makers certainly do; especially the big American trio of General Motors, Ford and Chrysler. Despite budget cuts and government bailouts, the automotive ménage à trois could not save all their brands and GM had to cull Oldsmobile, Hummer, Pontiac and others.

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Tested: Chrysler 300C V6

The gigantic American

The other day I met a fabulously wealthy man. Casually dressed and very interesting to chat to, it didn’t take long before I steered our conversation to the topic of cars. Although this investment mogul could buy any car he wanted to – no really, any car – his preferred mode of transport is a Chrysler 300C.

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The hidden gems

Despite fluctuating sales the motoring industry has never offered more diversity and consumers are absolutely spoilt rotten for choice when it comes to selecting their next set of wheels. We at NamWheels have compiled a wee list of cars which we believe to be hidden gems.

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Tested: 2011 Nissan JUKE 1.6 DIG-T Tekna

The mutant blend

For today’s review I’d like to you sit back and consider your verdict on the following: liquorice, Tequila, sushi, Kurt Darren, Marmite, Jägermeister and dark chocolate. I’d bet half my pay slip that half of you hated half the list and loved the rest; and vice versa.

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Tested: 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland

The brash bargain

Mere minutes ago I realised that I have an unnerving affection for American cars. Despite my personal preferences, I quite like most Dodge efforts, secretly lust after an old Corvette and regard Jeep as one of the most esteemed badges in the business.

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Tested: 2010 Chevrolet Lumina SS

The cruel temptation

Certain cars raise the eyelids and saliva levels of petrol heads and guarantee their owners, even temporary ones, a crowd of inquisitive onlookers. The escalating-pitch one-word “And?” is a favourite question you’ll have to endure when you hold the key to a Chevrolet Lumina SS.

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Geskiedenis: Peugeot 404

Peugeot 404: ‘n Staatmaker word Vyftig

Peugeot van Suid-Afrika het vergeet om ons te nooi na die bekendstelling van hulle jongste model in Suid-Afrika. Maar dis nie die ergste nie; sover het ek nog nie van hulle gehoor dat hulle vir die kanniedood Peugeot 404 vanjaar ‘n 50-jarige partytjie gaan geen nie. Hierdie model, wat in 1960 bekendgestel is, het in Suid-Afrika (en Oos-Afrika) baie diep spore getrap.

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