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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Tested: Toyota FJ Cruiser

The thumping brute

Some of my earliest childhood memories take place on gran’s farm near Dordabis. The smell of furniture polish in the gigantic house, a thriving herb garden out front, the monotonous beat of a Lister engine and a powder blue Toyota Land-Cruiser FJ40 pick-up parked next to the second barn.

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Bekendstelling: Toyota FJ Cruiser [2013]

Nou nog beter in die veld

Met die onlangse bekendstelling van sy nuwe en verbeterde veldvoertuie, die V8 Diesel Land Cruiser en die FJ Cruiser, het Toyota weereens die doelpale van die speelveld in hierdie uiters mededingende segment verskuif en ‘n duidelike uitdaging aan sy mededingers gerig om saam te speel.

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Tested: 2012 Toyota 86 (Auto)

The emperor’s coat

Once or twice a week my computer pings at me and announces the imminent arrival of a new test car. Should the electronic reminder include the word “Toyota”, my heart usually sinks in expectation of drab plastics, blunt sheet metal and, with the FJ-flavoured exception, a week of lacklustre driving.

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Tested: 2011 Toyota FJ Cruiser

The retro sponge

Retro is irrefutably trendy and whereas some may dismiss it as a passing fad, old school remains cool. Exhibit A through C in the automotive world would be the new Mini, Fiat 500 and Beetle. The not-so latest retro attempt is the cool FJ Cruiser made by, sharp intake of breath, Toyota.

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