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.
Ford raises the bar in what is hands down one of the best engines I’ve tested.
Early in 2013, the new Ford Fiesta made its appearance, which brought with it the new 1-litre EcoBoost engine derivative. Besides... Read More
Priced to go, with little to fault, the Ford Fiesta ST is leaps and bounds ahead of its predecessor in terms of refinement, and specification.
Ford Fiesta ST review by John Beale
Ford arrived a little late to the... Read More
The Nissan Qashqai is nearing the end of its model life, but there’s still very little wrong with this solid 7-seater lifestyle package.
Nissan Qashqai +2 Acenta review by John Beale
A replacement model for the... Read More
Tidy, sensible, quiet and relatively good value. Nothing exciting, but nothing wrong with the new Honda CR-V either.
New Honda CR-V Review by John Beale
Now in its third generation, the new Honda CR-V joined the... Read More
Finally, some competition for the Fortuner comes in the form of the new Chevrolet Trailblazer! Well, this because the Ford Everest was a bit of a badly put together mess, and the Mitsubishi Pajero Sport is, well, for... Read More
Heaps of torque, biggest load-bed that carries the most weight, but interior makes you want to rather sit with the load at the back. Meet the Nissan NP200...
Nissan NP200 bakkie review by John Beale
The half-ton... Read More
A unique combination of 7 seats, automatic gearbox, off-road ability and ground clearance at this price make the Toyota Fortuner an appealing buy for those who don’t care for ride comfort.
Toyota Fortuner 2.5D... Read More
Better in every respect than the last VW Beetle, but more niched than ever. Ironically. Don’t let the “Sport” fool you.
VW Beetle 1.4T Sport review by John Beale
Let’s be honest, the last Beetle wasn’t... Read More
The new Toyota Auris is a nice addition to the range, with a vastly improved interior, high specification levels and well balanced ride. It could do with some more power though.
New Toyota Auris 1.6 XR CVT review by... Read More
The Alfa Romeo Giulietta could be the best looking hatch on the road today, but simply not good enough to compete with the Germans it’s priced against.
Alfa Romeo Giulietta MultiAir TCT review by John Beale
When... Read More