Discontinued Cars

The quiet exits

So you’re on your way to buy a new Chevy Sonic or finally order that big Honda Accord. Bad news – you’ll only find those on crunchy gravel forecourts laced with colourful bunting and misspelled slogans. For your entertainment (or misery) we’ve made a small list of cars that are no more.

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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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Geskiedenis: 50 jaar Bokser enjin!

Goliath en die berg Fuji – Subaru vier 50 jaar van die waterverkoelde bokserenjin.

Hierdie is nie ‘n Bybelse storie met ‘n snaakse nadraai nie; dis ‘n doodgewone mouterstorie. Dit kom uit die dae toe motors in Duitsland nog buitengewone name gehad het en die berg Fuji in Japan ook die naam geword het van ‘n maatskappy wat skepe, vliegtuie en later motors begin maak het.

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Sprint Review: Opel Adam Rocks

A new car, lots of information in short paragraphs.

What you need to know: The Opel Adam is a modern, stylish and compact city car in the mould of Audi’s A1 and the desirable Mini. Arriving rather late to this party of trendy runabouts, Opel even named it after its founding father and gave it plenty of style and proper technology to stand a fighting chance.

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Top 5: Tow Vehicles

So it’s finally holiday time and you’re off to the coast with your boat to visit the in-laws. Or perhaps your daughter got a new horse for Christmas? In both cases you have our sympathy.

Jokes aside though, here’s our little list of cars that can tow big loads, arranged by number of models and total weight. Please note that we based this list on manufacturer’s figures and advise that you confirm any data with your local retailer.

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Padtoets: Subaru Outback 2.0D Premium

Ons eie Kalahari Ferrari

Die eerste keer wat ek ‘n Subaru gesien het was dit nie een wat uit die Australiese agterveld hier beland het nie; dit was ‘n Angolese tweedeur-motor in Windhoek in die vroeë sewentigs. Hierdie Subaru het baie soos die eerste generasie Toyota Corolla’s gelyk – behalwe dat daar in duidelike letters geskryf was dat dit ‘n voorwielaangedrewe motor was. Boonop het hy ook aan die goedkoop kant gelyk.

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Tested: Subaru Legacy 3.6R-S

The lonely swing

If you’re in the market for a luxury petrol sedan, you’ve probably made up your mind already. A grey Audi A4 TFSi with S-Line trim and fancy lights. Or that white C-Class which has stunning AMG wheels. And what about the silver BMW? Well, what if I told you about another contender from Subaru?

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Sprint Review: Subaru Outback 3.6

Subaru Outback 3.6 CVT Lineartronic

What did we like? Subaru seem to be on a winning ticket with their Outback. It’s a spacious SUV type that offers impressive handling with superb road holding. The 3.6l CVT Lineartronic offers sublime acceleration through a super-smooth gearbox without the accompanying whine so prevalent in most CVT ‘boxes.

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Sprint Review: Subaru WRX

One new car, lots of information in random paragraphs.

What you need to know: The artist previously known as Impreza Sedan WRX is now just the WRX, thanks to Subaru’s culling of the hatchback version. Heavily infused with World Rally genes, this car has a turbo-charged flat-four (Boxer) petrol engine which sends up to 197kW or 350Nm to all four wheels.

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