David Taylor

Having contributed to multiple motoring titles as well helping run the public relations machine of the Johannesburg International Motor Show, Cars.co.za editor Dave has experience in both sides of the motoring industry. He's based in the Cape and has driven & photographed over 350 cars. You can read more of his car stuff when you fly Kulula.


Citroen DS5 THP200 review

Citroen Ds5 Citroen is an eccentric car manufacturer and thanks to the relaunch of the revolutionary DS brand, has really elbowed its way into the modern markets. I take a look at the latest in the DS lineup – the jaw-dropping Citroen DS5. Citroen DS5 THP200 review by David Taylor French car meets modern funk [...]

BMW 320i Steptronic review

Bmw 320 BMW’s all-new 3-Series sets the bar in terms of attention to detail and build quality. Here’s why the new BMW 320i Steptronic is worth your attention if you’re looking for an executive sedan. The BMW 320i Steptronic review by David Taylor BMW 3 Series is the breadwinner? There are around 1 000 [...]

Subaru WRX Review in South Africa

Subaru Wrx When you think of Subaru, you think of the gold-wheel rally monster that is the Impreza WRX STI. Despite it being the flagship of the range and being very desirable, I think that the sibling Subaru WRX is actually the one to own. Subaru WRX Review by David Taylor Subtle, yet sporty looks In com [...]

Hyundai Elantra 1.8 GLS Review

8 Gls After winning the 2011 South African Car of the Year title, the Hyundai Elantra is expected to be a rather impressive and complete package. How good is it really? Hyundai Elantra 1.8 GLS review by David Taylor Hyundai Elantra is an attractive sedan As far as passenger sedans go, they’re not the [...]

Opel Astra GTC 1.4 Enjoy Review

Opel Astra Gtc 1 While most petrolheads drool over the hugely-popular OPC hot hatch, the sad fact is that the fiery flagship of the Astra lineup may be out of budget for many of its fans. The good news is that there is a solution if you’re after a fun, attractive Opel Astra GTC. Opel Astra GTC 1.4 Enjoy review by D [...]

Suzuki Swift Sport Review in South Africa

Suzuki Swift Sport1 The Suzuki Swift Sport is the flagship in the Swift range and is a completely different animal when compared to its lesser siblings. The base model Swift is an excellent city car as it offers value-for-money, decent specification as well as excellent reliability. However, as great as the Swift is, t [...]

Suzuki Grand Vitara 2.4 Summit Review

Suzuki Grand Vitara1 Suzuki is a brand better known for its range of bikes and small city cars like the Swift. Recently, the Japanese company face-lifted its Suzuki Grand Vitara. Suzuki Grand Vitara 2.4 Summit Review by David Taylor Despite the big name, the Suzuki Grand Vitara when compared to its rivals is a medium [...]

Chevrolet Trailblazer 4x4 Review

Chevrolet Trailblazer Ltz In terms of size, the Chevrolet Trailblazer is one of the biggest vehicles on sale today. Read the review to see how this newcomer fared after an extended test period. Chevrolet Trailblazer 4x4 review by David Taylor Breaking into the Toyota-dominated market The large family-orientated seven se [...]

Hyundai Santa Fe 2.2 Elite Review

Hyundai Sante Fe1 Now in its third generation, the flagship Hyundai Santa Fe recreational vehicle has landed on South African shores and I spent a few days getting to grips with the vehicle. Hyundai Santa Fe 2.2 Elite review by David Taylor Hyundai’s striking looks Hyundai has come a long way both in terms of [...]

Honda Brio 1.2 Review

Honda Brio 1 Honda’s all-new city car takes the fight to the entry level market with an exceptional offering. Everyone, meet the Honda Brio. People all give me the same reaction when I tell them what I do. “What’s the fastest/most expensive/rarest car you’ve driven?” is the question I get asked the most. Whil [...]