Second-hand Vivo or Figo. That’s usually my answer when someone asks what they should buy for their graduating child or retiring parent. When they counter with affordable new cars, I often have the devil’s own job explaining why they shouldn’t buy a cheapy for Junior or Ouma. That is, until now…
How many generations of the Volkswagen Polo have there been? What’s a Polo Classic and where does the Polo Vivo fit in? Find out here in our handy lineage of this highly popular German hatchback:
“I am the best driver in the world”
Whether you have just finished your K53 training, have been driving for 50 years, or aspire to become a racing driver, most of us like to be reassured that we are competent and well-rounded drivers. However, truth be told, everyone makes mistakes, even if you manage to win a Formula 1 race every other weekend.
Vivo ready to continue as best-seller
Since its inception in 2010, the Polo Vivo has been the best-selling car on the market. With the discontinuing of the “Citi” (MKI Golf) models, the Vivo became known as one of the best “value-for-money” packages. It sold 193,343 units since 2010. We were recently invited by Volkswagen South Africa to attend the launch of the all-new Polo Vivo in Port Elizabeth.
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.
A new car, lots of information in short paragraphs.
What you need to know: Like most local cars – especially cool ones – the Volkswagen up! had been around for a while before it landed here. It’s what the Golf used to be – affordable hatchback transport for the Volk. It’s also what the Polo used to be – smaller and more affordable than a Golf.
14 December 2015 – 1 January 2016
In a previous edition, we told you about an amazing local initiative to clean up beaches around the Henties Bay area. NamWheels recently chatted to the main man behind the clean-up and he shared the following with us:
The tiny quality
Have you ever been stung by a bee, charged by a Yorkie or kept awake all night thanks to a mosquito? There are many other examples that dynamite often comes in small packages; first you laughed, then you may have regretted it. This scenario happened a few times during my test of a Volkswagen up!
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.
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.