Tested: 2018 Renault Sandero Stepway Plus

The strange union

Renault is a strange old brand. It started just a few months shy of the year 1900 and has always danced to its own tune. They’re reasonably big on motorsport but never bothered much with luxury cars. At some point they aced all EuroNCAP crash tests but still focused on affordable transport for the masses; like this Sandero Stepway. 

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Padtoets: 2017 Renault Duster dCi (Outomaties)

Renault Duster vir stof en sand ……… en dan outomaties daarby!

Hoe méér ons Namibiers verstedelik, hoe groter word die behoefte om plekke te besoek waar daar stilte en rus is. Dit is dan ook so dat sulke rusplekke vir die gees juis die afgeleë plekke is wat nie met gewone motors bereik kan word nie; ‘n volwaardige 4×4 is hiervoor noodsaaklik.

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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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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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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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Tested: 2012 Renault Sandero SONY Xplod

The mobile disco

Like most people, I remember my first car well. And like most guys, I happily recall how it was fitted with more loudspeakers than is generally recommended. Renault must’ve identified this niche with their entry-level Sandero and teamed up with Sony to create a mobile disco in the shape of a car.

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Tested: 2011 Renault Sandero 1.4

The cheeky cheapy

Like many South Africans, I don’t always agree with new car pricing strategies and as a result, all cars I’ve ever bought were pre-owned. Thus it’s a refreshing change to test one of S.A.’s cheapest (and locally built) vehicles in the Dacia-flavoured shape of Renault’s Sandero.

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Tested: 2010 Renault Sandero Stepway

The inexpensive playmate

Something tells me the year is drawing to a close. The temperature has breached tolerable levels, the beach I frequent for irregular walks looks like the mall usually does on a Saturday and the jingle-laden mall itself looks like it’s about to burst at the seams.

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Padtoets: GWM Florid 1,5i VVT Super Lux

GWM se Florid gaan sy stem dik maak in die motormark

‘n Wyse eerder as ‘n aggressiewe benadering om ‘n punt te bewys was nog altyd deur die eeue ‘n kenmerk van die Chinese samelewing.  Anders as in die Weste, waar elke individu gewoonlik ten alle koste sy mening en opinie op die wyer samelewing wil laat geld, sal daar altyd in die Chinese kultuur ‘n oplossing probeer vind word wat die groter saak tot almal se bevrediging sal probeer oplos.

Read morePadtoets: GWM Florid 1,5i VVT Super Lux