Are you thinking of buying a new double-cab bakkie? Well, you have my sincere and undivided sympathy.
I detest click-bait. And blatantly fluffed-up, agonisingly drawn-out, mostly American pieces that waste a substantial part of your life to eventually impart no more than a few seconds of valuable information. So, in order to not string you along any further: this Peugeot bakkie is not that great.
One of the easiest jobs in the world is that of an armchair critic. Especially in today’s egocentric society, it’s so convenient to sit behind the safety of your keyboard and spread hatred to whatever takes your fancy. I kept that in mind while reviewing this new Mazda bakkie…
What are the most complicated things on the planet? Easy. Rocket Science, Quantum Physics, Nuclear Fission, Ford Ranger model line-up. In that order.
It had to be done. A list of the fastest locally-available Bakkies (Afrikaans for pick-up trucks) we’ve ever tested, ranked by the best 0-100km/h acceleration time achieved out of a minimum of three runs.
Please note: this list only contains Double-Cab Turbo-diesel Bakkies!
The Mazda BT-50 was never an obvious choice for bakkie buyers, mostly because the Japanese brand went for bizarre designs to distinguish their product. So, did they learn their lesson with this all-new 2021 model?
The gift horse
I’m sure you’ve heard of the adage that one shouldn’t criticise a gift. Well, I shall try to be as diplomatic as possible while still giving you an objective opinion of this double-cab bakkie which Mahindra graciously lent us over the Festive Season.
Oor die afgelope paar jaar het Mahindra as ‘n redelike onlangse vervaardiger dit goed reg gekry om ons, die joernaliste by NamWheels, te beïndruk. Natuurlik is elke vervaardiger nie volmaak nie en sal nuwe vervaardigers wat die mark betree meer swart skape hê as ander. Met Mahindra het hierdie hoeveelheid aansienlik verander.