Padtoets: 2018 BMW X3 3L Turbodiesel

Ons kamp met die nuwe BMW X3

Om te gaan kamp is vir vele ‘n heerlike naweek aktiwiteit. Kombineer dit met een van die Wes-Kaapse areas wat die meeste reënval per jaar kry en ‘n uitstekende Sportsnuts voertuig en die naweek word skielik ‘n fees. Ons het immers toevallig besluit om juis die naweek te gaan kamp, wat die Wes-Kaapse damme vir die eerste keer in ‘n drie jaar periode, ‘n positiewe rekordsyfer behaal.

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Tested: Mercedes-Benz GLC300

The right ingredients

Mercedes-Benz has been a pioneering brand from day one of the car and it’s not often that this German outfit is caught napping. Perhaps they were dozing slightly when sales figures of medium-sized luxury SUV’s shot skywards; led by the BMW X3 and Audi’s Q5. Mercedes’ answer, the GLC, only arrived last year.

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0-100km/h times [2012]

The trump cards

Many people will argue that naught to a hundred times are childish and irrelevant, an automotive statistic only useful at the bar counter or in a pack of trump cards. Others will defend this benchmark test as a measure of a car’s performance, perhaps even reasoning that it’s important to know how quickly a car accelerate away from potential harm, or onto a motorway. 

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Tested: 2010 Subaru Outback 2.0 Diesel

The bloated estate

I’m assuming that some of you have just returned from a long, hot and tiresome holiday trip ready to trade in the spouse’s ageing wheels. In your absence, most dealerships have steam-cleaned the driveway, topped up the coffee machine and are waiting (some, anxiously) for your visit.

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Dakar 2010

Dakar 2010: Volkswagen doen dit weer!

Ná veertien dae en 9 000 km in Suid-Amerika het Volkswagen met sy renweergawe-Touaregs dit weereens gedoen; hulle het die eerste drie plekke in die wêreld se taaiste tydren gewen!

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