Tested: 2018 Ford Figo hatch 1.5 Trend Auto

The good automatic

Acronyms are everywhere, especially in cars. Besides A.B.S., E.S.P. & Co., I’d like to introduce you to K.I.S.S. While the word is usually reserved for loved ones and that amorous aunty at Christmas, the abbreviation “Keep it simple, stupid” applies to my latest test car, the new Ford Figo.

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Bekendstelling: Toyota Etios Sprint

Bekostigbare vervoer en ‘n naam wat mens kan vertrou.

Die Etios was nog altyd ‘n baie belangrike model in die stal van Toyota Suid Afrika en dié model is redelik gewild in ‘n baie kompiterende segment. Dit bied bekostigbare vervoer in ‘n tyd wat motors baie duur geword het. Toyota se Etios word in Indië vervaardig vir die Indiese mark, asook vir Suidelike Afrika, Brasilië en Indonesië.

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Tested: Renault Kwid 1.0 Dynamique

The cool price

Should you buy a cheap car? In a market where the predominant buying power is in the lower ranks, it’s a question I’ve heard many times. My immediate answer usually involves a demo or second-hand example of a better car because they offer more value than something cheap and cheerful straight out of the box.

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Sprint Review: Ford Figo sedan 1.5 Titanium

A new car, lots of information in short paragraphs.

What you need to know: We somehow haven’t had much exposure to the Ford Figo except for a tired specimen picked up from a rental company. This here was our first proper, week-long test of this budget car and presented itself in the new-generation sedan with 1.5-litre petrol engine and range-topping Titanium trim.

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Top List: best non-4×4 ground clearance

Do you bang the middle man?

(is jy bang vir die middelmannetjie?) So you live on a plaas but don’t have / want a 4×4. Here’s a list of affordable cars with high ground clearance that are not 4×4, SUV’s, AWD, Crossovers, Bakkies, LCV’s, etc. 

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Tested: Hyundai Grand i10 Fluid

The big fun

Today, the Hyundai Grand i10 and I would like to teach you a lesson. Don’t worry; it’s not the hurting kind but rather the opposite – small cars can be fun. The harsh reality is that practicality and price rule when your budget is tighter than two coats of paint but you shouldn’t settle for something cheap ‘n nasty.

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Bekendstelling: Hyundai Grand i10

Hyundai se Grand i10 vervang die Getz

Hyundai het onlangs sy nuweling, die Hyundai Grand i10, by die indrukwekkende Waterkloof wynkelder en restaurant, wat op ‘n heuwel soos ‘n glaskasteel oor die Hottentots-Holland vallei en Valsbaai troon, bekend gestel. Die naam Grand i10 vir hierdie nuweling in die Hyundai stal kan misleidend vir die oningeligte wees omdat dit maklik gesien kan word as ‘n opgegradeerde variant van die bestaande i10 model.

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Bekendstelling: Renault Sandero [2014]

Nuwe Renault Sandero verras met klein petrol turbo

Toe die eerste Sandero ‘n paar jaar gelede op die mark gekom  het dit gou heelwat aanhangers tot gevolg gehad – die prys was reg, voldoende krag (tog effe flou) en spasie, maar nie so lig op brandstof soos sommige van sy mededingers nie. Nou het Renault die Sandero heeltemal verfris met ‘n nuwe voorkoms en ‘n nuwe enjin – ‘n klein 900cc turbo.

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Bekendstelling: Nuwe Chery J2 TX 1.5

Waarde vir geld uit China

Sedert Chery se eerste modelle in 2008op die plaaslike mark vrygestel is, het hierdie staatsbeheerde motorvervaardiger van China nog nie rasende sukses hier ter plaatse gevind nie.  Een van die die redes was die gebrek aan nuwe modelle wat kan kers vashou by die bougehalte en afwerking vanuit Europa, Japan en Korea.

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