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New crash fund could add 75% to fuel levy, lawyer warns
2018/08/14 10:04:36 AM
 
Just to get the proposed new Road Accident Benefit Scheme up and running will take a 75 percent increase in the current Road Accident Fund levy that we all pay on every litre of fuel we buy.
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Ford raises the stakes in the compact car segment
2018/08/13 10:38:14 AM
 
The all-new Ford Fiesta is set to raise the stakes in the compact car segment by building on the proud heritage of the very successful outgoing model, while lifting the benchmark significantly in terms of quality, refinement, technology and safety.
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This calculator tells you how much you can afford to spend on a car
2018/08/10 10:10:51 AM
 
With more vehicle finance options than ever before, car buyers are often faced with a long list of confusing terminology and cryptic numbers before they can even think about driving away in their new wheels.
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DRIVEN: 2018 Suzuki Swift 1.2 GL
2018/08/07 10:47:41 AM
 
They say you`ve bought (or in my case just drove) the right car when you take a second look as you`re walking away.
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Toyota enhances radical C-HR: More luxury, design tweaks
2018/08/06 09:58:10 AM
 
Toyota`s radical C-HR crossover is enhanced for 2018 with the addition of a new range-topping Luxury grade.
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Toyota Aygo receives a makeover in SA: Dashing design, improved kit
2018/08/03 09:53:41 AM
 
The second-generation Toyota Aygo debuted in 2015 with a highly-expressive design incorporating a strong “X”-motif across the front grille section and ‘X-inspired’ design themes throughout.
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Another good month for new car sales in SA, vehicle exports remain disappointing - Naamsa
2018/08/02 11:03:35 AM
 
It`s been another good month for South African car sales with 47 881 new vehicles sold in July 2018, an improvement of 1210 vehicles (+2.6%) compared to the 46 671 vehicles sold in July 2017, reports Naamsa.
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SA launch drive: Ford`s freshened up EcoSport
2018/08/01 10:02:55 AM
 
Ford’s EcoSport has pretty much owned the baby SUV segment since the day it first landed in 2013. Five years later and it’s still selling up a storm, despite having a whole lot more competition to worry about.
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Mercedes details SA prices, line-up for new C-Class
2018/07/31 10:55:47 AM
 
It sounds a bit odd, but the locally built new-look Mercedes-Benz W206 C-Class has now officially arrived in South Africa with the local introduction this week of sedan, coupé and convertible variants, all with new styling, new S-Class electronics and a range of new engines.
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Women beware! Smash-and-grab attacks on the rise
2018/07/30 09:55:45 AM
 
Smash-and-grab criminals are becoming more brazen. Usually they would target drivers, especially female drivers with handbags or valuables in the front seats.
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Fuel price breather as prices stay stable - AA
2018/07/27 10:47:15 AM
 
Better exchange rate performance and retreats in international oil prices will mean virtually unchanged fuel prices in August. This is according to the Automobile Association (AA), which was commenting on unaudited month-end fuel price data.
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Mid-Year Report: Best-selling new vehicles in SA
2018/07/26 09:00:37 AM
 
Which car brands topped the South African sales charts in the first 6 months of the year? Are locals sticking to tried-and-tested names or willing to explore alternatives? Let`s have a look!
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Why you might just buy your next car in a shopping centre
2018/07/25 11:25:36 AM
 
Don`t be surprised to see a vehicle dealership popping up in your neighbourhood shopping centre, right next to your favourite fashion store in the near future.
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VW releases new premium Touareg SUV in SA: We have details, pricing and images
2018/07/24 11:31:32 AM
 
Volkswagen is launching its third generation Touareg in the Eastern Cape this week and the automaker says the new flagship takes a top position in the premium class SUV segment with its expressive design, its innovative operating, convenience, and safety systems, as well as the high quality of its materials and craftsmanship.
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Why the Rush? Toyota`s new compact SUV sets itself apart from the rest
2018/07/20 10:54:56 AM
 
Around R300 000 there are a host of very good compact crossovers. But none of them can do quite what Toyota’s new Rush can.
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WATCH: 10 things to know about the new Ford Focus set to arrive in SA next year
2018/07/19 10:56:57 AM
 
The all-new Ford Focus will be available on SA roads early next year. Here are 10 things you should know about the new mid-size family car.
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Built-in service and maintenance plans need more transparency
2018/07/18 10:46:27 AM
 
With the imminent publishing of the second draft to the Code of Conduct for Competition in the South African automotive industry, vehicle repair and servicing and parts supply, the National Automobile Dealers` Association (Nada) says the association supports the concept of customers having a choice of where to maintain their vehicle.
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SEE: Should you buy a colourful car in SA?
2018/07/16 10:38:40 AM
 
It’s so easy to get carried away with aesthetics when choosing a new car but purchasing a new vehicle in your favourite colour could leave you with buyer’s remorse.
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Tested: Mercedes-AMG`s absolutely manic GT R
2018/07/13 11:01:23 AM
 
The Mercedes-AMG GT R is the type of car we used to draw when we were at school. Those flamboyant lines look like the work of a starry-eyed teenager doodling exotic sportscars in a notebook at the back of the classroom.
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Historic Alfa Romeo GP car has SA connection
2018/07/12 09:53:44 AM
 
Goodwood, West Sussex - The second South African Grand Prix in 1936 attracted an outstanding international entry, including a Bugatti Type 35, two Bugatti Type 59s, a Maserati 8CM, an Alfa Romeo 8C Monza and this car, Richard Shuttleworth’s one-year old Alfa Romeo P3 Tipo B Monoposto.
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A nasty surprise: This is what you pay when your service plan expires
2018/07/11 09:53:59 AM
 
Many brands offer Maintenance or Service Plans and most consumers have little idea what the Retail Labour Rate charged by their dealer is – that is until the maintenance or service plan runs out.
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Land Rover Evoque leads the line-up in top 15 list of second hand SUVs
2018/07/10 02:01:10 PM
 
We list some of the more heavier and luxurious models available in the SUV segment that still retain a high value as used vehicles.
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Top 10 best-selling SUVs and crossovers in South Africa
2018/07/09 10:45:45 AM
 
The Toyota Fortuner remains the runaway success story when it comes to SUVs in South Africa, again topping the sales charts mid way through the year.
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