Aaron Borrill is the former associate editor of TopCar magazine. Having driven, tested and reviewed over 1500 cars, Aaron’s extensive experience makes him a valuable contributor to the Cars.co.za. panel. When he’s not driving, writing or thinking about cars you’ll find him barrelling down a trail on his mountain bike – at full speed.
Countless South Africans have fond memories of the Volkswagen Kombi, an icon that’s synonymous with long-haul holiday travel and lazy days at the beach. Five decades on, here’s why we still love The... Read More
The modern car has become a state-of-the-art digital sound symposium capable of putting concert halls to shame. Here are 6 of the most spectacular installations…
There was a time when tapedecks were... Read More
The smallest pukka off-roader in the world just got a whole lot better, writes Aaron Borrill.
The new retro-styled Jimny; the GA derivative rides on 15-inch steel wheels.
What is it?
We've had to wait 20... Read More
Back in the Eighties, Toyota knocked it out of the park with the original Conquest, but somewhere down the line, the Japanese brand's hatchback strategy became muddled. Aaron Borrill retraces the Conquest's... Read More
There was a time when bigger was better and yes, all the cars on this list have got monstrously oversized, naturally-aspirated power plants – just the way we like it!
Ask any petrolhead. Any real... Read More
Has the fuel price got you scratching your head in frustration? It’s not the end of the world if you use a little bit of imagination and initiative...
It seems as though there’s nothing particularly... Read More
What if we told you that car collectors around the globe secretly scour the internet in search of bagging some of the rarest and most sought-after models that have ever been produced... in South... Read More
So we never got the Polo GT G40 or original GTI, but several fast Volkswagen Polos (including GTI-badged ones) eventually made their way to South Africa. Aaron Borrill traces the nippy supermini’s lineage from the... Read More
It might be the smallest off-roader in the world, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t any good when the asphalt becomes gravel. Here’s how the Suzuki Jimny became a worldwide phenomenon.
Often ignored in... Read More
Remember when hot hatchbacks were attainable cars and didn't cost R500 000 a pop? Well, if you do, then might remember lusting after a few of these legends of yesteryear...
Back in the Nineties when turbo... Read More