John Beale believes all cars should come in correct wheel drive (rear wheel drive), and prefers old fashioned manual gears. He’s been writing about cars for over four years, and you can read some of his past writing on his blog, www.JTBeale.com. Beale spent a year on SA’s only car Podcast, the ZACarShow, leading the conversation with many of South Africa's top motoring journalists. John is the Motoring Editor for Fitness He Edition Magazine, and moonlights as the head of strategy at Cerebra.
You’ve decided on the car, you’re in the dealership and the salesman lays down the “options list” in front of you. We’re past air-conditioning, remote central locking and electric windows, some of which are... Read More
An executive saloon needs to do a few things. Firstly, badge cred is a big deal; you need to show you’re part of the crew when you park down in the basement. Secondly, a quality, luxury interior is essential. Fuel... Read More
During a final sendoff off, there’s usually fireworks, a multi-gun salute and possibly a speech. The folks at BMW have let the firepower for their tri-turbo X5 M50d do the talking. With over 1million X5’s sold by... Read More
The 4x4 SUV market in South Africa is huge and the Nissan Pathfinder is a well-known contender. With the market-leading Fortuner still carrying the “best-selling privately-owned vehicle in SA” badge and the recent... Read More
Mercedes-Benz has been rather late to the party when it comes to an actual competitor in the C-segment. I’m not talking about the wedge of cheese that was the first A-Class, but rather a real driving competitor in the... Read More
What do you need out of a hot hatch? Unique stand out looks, stiff suspension, uprated engine and exhaust tone, but with the practicality of that model’s everyday functionality. Step in John Cooper Works motorsport... Read More
With the average car buyers budget arguably tighter than ever before, getting the most out of your first, or any car purchase for that matter, is vital. I’ve had a look at the sub R200 000 mark passenger vehicles, and... Read More
If you’re looking for a SUV for under R350K, you cannot ignore the performance and value from the Ford Kuga EcoBoost.
Ford Kuga EcoBoost review by John Beale
After giving us the Kuga 2 years after international... Read More
Improved from the previous model, tough as nails, but still off the mark in terms of comfort and spec from the competition, meet the Isuzu KB 3.0 D TEQ 4x4.
Isuzu KB 3.0 D-TEQ 4x4 reviewed by John Beale
March finally... Read More
Very little to fault in the new supercharged flagship Audi Q5… except for the price
Audi Q5 3.0T Quattro Sportline review by John Beale
The streets of Johannesburg are no stranger to the Audi’s Q5 SUV. Its to the... Read More