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Car Auctions: Opportunity and Risk

20image Vehicle auctions have been a part of the car buying experience for over 50 years and it’s one of a handful of routes that you can take to get yourself a set of wheels. But, with each passing year the vehicle sales industry evolves into a more dynamic beast and with new and creative ways to a [...]

7 Car Technology Features We Hardly (If Ever) Use

Volvotech Manufacturers constantly introduce new technologies to improve the user experiences of their products. However, some in-car features seem of little use to consumers and, therefore, they're hardly ever put to use (outside of vehicle showrooms, anyway). Here are just 7 examples...  [...]

The Sorry State of Speed

Porsche911R How has it come that the faster we drive, the less we enjoy it? So, Evo magazine and Autocar ­– benchmark publications, as well as TopGear (you can make up your own mind on that one), voted the Porsche 911 R as their über-most (not Uber) car of 2016. Undeniably, the past 12 mont [...]

Volvo Sweetens Deal on S90 & Other Ranges

S90a For South African consumers, the phrase: “Another impressive new Volvo” has as much surprise value as that old chestnut: “buyers will probably choose one of its German-made competitors instead...” However, the S90 sedan is a product that has more going for it than just [...]

Vehicle Sales: Stormy 2016 bodes well for sunny 2017

CarWarehouse Increased consumer confidence and a period of political stability, allied with a gradual strengthening of the rand, should see the vehicle retail market improve in 2017, but the news won't be good for everyone... Expect more OEMs to bite the dust and the rising cost of crude oil to impact o [...]

How to: Choose a Suitable Off-roader

IMG 6806 Choosing the best off-road vehicle for your needs is not easy. However, if you are realistic about the regularity and severity of the off-road activities you are likely to pursue, it's a much simpler task to choose the right recreational vehicle — one that will suit your budget.   [...]

5 Most Memorable Drives of 2016

IMG 8622 In creating a series of memorable track and review videos in conjunction with Cars.co.za's video editor and production team in 2016, Ciro de Siena got to grips with a melange of exotic automotive machinery. In this list, he nominates just 5 of a host of memorable driving experiences...   [...]

5 Most Memorable Drives of 2016

IMG 8354 2016 has been a bumper year and we've been treated to many car launches over the past 365 days. Here are David Taylor's five memorable sets of wheels of 2016. Being a photographer as well as a writer for Cars.co.za means I get to drive virtually every vehicle availed to the Cars.co.z [...]

5 Most Memorable Drives of 2016

DSC 4804 There is a multitude of accomplished products on our market, but some vehicles make more of a lasting impression than others. We've driven quite a few cars in 2016, but these 5 memorable drives shone the brightest. Hell, hey! It’s been a busy year. I won’t even bother to count [...]

5 Most Memorable Drives of 2016

M2c With over 100 cars driven in 2016, choosing 5 of the best is a tough task. These are Ashley Oldfield's most memorable drives of 2016. As the resident ‘go-to-guy’ for performance machinery in the office, my top drives are probably going to revolve around cars that go fast. It may [...]