Nissan was onto something long before the car-making crowd realised that most of the planet suddenly craved a soft-roader SUV. Although we sometimes wonder why they complicated things with the name…
Sometimes, just sometimes, I actually enjoy the taste of humble pie. Mercedes-Benz just dished up a delicious slice for me when they gave us this silver GLB250 to test for a week…
The Renault Duster isn’t a particularly interesting or exciting vehicle but – at least with an automatic box of cogs – it gets the unanimous approval of our team at NamWheels.
It’s not an impossible task: getting from one side of Africa to the other in just one filling of your fuel tank. Especially if your route is longitudinal, near the thinner southern bits, and your chosen vehicle is a highly refined and efficient Hyundai…
The great mix
Here it is, ladies and gentlemen… the new Honda HR-V. Well, actually it’s not completely new. My neighbour got one half a year ago. Walter. Nice guy. You should also take note that this is not the CR-V, Honda’s slightly bigger and more famous SUV.
A new car, plenty of information in random paragraphs.
Some facts on the CR-V: The Honda CR-V has been around for almost 20 years and happily it’s a car that our market carried almost from the start. With inoffensive looks, no-nonsense tech and clever interiors, the CR-V not only sold well but also commands some pretty impressive resale values.
The placid value
Is there still such a thing as a bad car? I’ve been asked the question before and the best answer would be “not really”. Some Asian cars aren’t that nice but neither are their prices so it’s all relative at the end of the review. Some cars are just “ok” though, and Chevrolet’s Captiva is one of them.
The refined baby
Honda veered off in a new direction a few years ago which saw the demise of Formula One, NSX and other high-revving monsters in favour of smooth, friendly, green products. Yawn. Like many people I miss the old VTEC screamers but have to admit that their new cars are incredibly refined, especially the CR-V.