It had to be done. I’m sure it’s already been done a couple of times but when two near-identical cars pitched up in my driveway, and less than a month apart, I simply had to compose this comparative review.
Die bakkie oorlog: meer prominent as ooit vantevore
Die Suider-Afrikaanse mark is sterk besig om te neig na twee spesifieke voertuig-segmente, waarvan die Sportsnutsvoertuig een is. Die beeld en doel van ‘n bakkie (oftewel “Pickup”) het egter oor die afgelope paar jaar aansienlik verander. Die ‘bakkie’ soos ons dit ken word deesdae al meer gebruik as ‘n stedelike voertuig vir die avontuurlustiges. Dus het die rol van die bakkie verander om meer van ‘n stedelike “SUV” te wees, eerder as ‘n werks voertuig. Hierdie maak die taak vir vervaardigers geweldig moeilik.
Why is it always the poor Volvos we compare to other vehicles? We at NamWheels believe that they offer such refreshing alternatives to those regular market dominators that direct comparisons are absolutely necessary.
There you are, standing outside your local Volvo dealership after close of business and that stunning blue XC60 you had your heart set on is parked next to a cool grey V90 Cross Country. Dang it, which dotted line do you sign on?
An alternative to a failing transport sector: The city slicker duel
Since the start of the new decade, we’ve been fortunate to test a range of small hatchbacks, made for the ever-increasing demand of compact, affordable cars for the expanding urban jungle. Some would agree that our public transport systems are becoming a potential headache, with safety being the main concern. Should a new car be the only option to leave this problem behind, we may be able to help.
Continually Variable Transmission. That’s what CVT stands for, although in the mind of the car-buying public – especially South Africans and Namibians – it also stands for irritating noises and dragged-out power delivery. NamWheels compares identical cars with vastly different gearboxes…