Reviews and opinion 8.11.2017 10:09 am

Getting a foothold in taxi industry

BAW vehicle is gaining traction in the local public transport environment.

Beijing Auto Works has been selling minibus-taxis in SA since 2013.

Getting a foothold in taxi industry
Getting a foothold in taxi industry

Getting a foothold in taxi industry

BAW vehicle is gaining traction in the local public transport environment.

All-new Mini Cooper Countryman JCW is a solid SUV with attitude
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All-new Mini Cooper Countryman JCW is a solid SUV with attitude

The Countryman is not the true athlete that MINI claims it is.
DRIVEN: Less fun, but not as ugly Subaru XV
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DRIVEN: Less fun, but not as ugly Subaru XV

Easy to drive, excellent brakes and great consumption – even with a heavy foot.
DRIVEN: New Mercedes-Benz X-Class bakkie set to make its mark
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DRIVEN: New Mercedes-Benz X-Class bakkie set to make its mark

More details will become available in the coming months.
Range Rover Velar – a worthy edition to fold
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Range Rover Velar – a worthy edition to fold

Outstanding styling, high quality finishes and superb performance.
Normal M4s look up to this new BMW M4 CS
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Normal M4s look up to this new BMW M4 CS

But drivers won’t need to compromise on the finer things in life
BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo – sporty luxury
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BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo – sporty luxury

Handling and comfort reap the benefits of improvements to chassis technology.
BMW X3 – Class leader on road and off road
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BMW X3 – Class leader on road and off road

The M40i that we got to test just outside Lisbon felt very carlike on the road.
Refreshed BMW 420d is the owner of the open road
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Refreshed BMW 420d is the owner of the open road

An excellent choice if you are looking for a sporty luxury car that has it all.
Driven: All-new Mitsubishi Pajero Sport
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Driven: All-new Mitsubishi Pajero Sport

Sedan-like ride and handling in a 4×4 that performs like something twice the price.
Pint-sized Kia Picanto packs a punch
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Pint-sized Kia Picanto packs a punch

Third generation of Korean favourite offers a lot of car for less than R200K.
Changan’s Double Cab Lux is inexpensive, not cheap!
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Changan’s Double Cab Lux is inexpensive, not cheap!

It’s no racer, but the rear flap is wide and sturdy and the load bay has a tough rubber coating.
Porsche SA – looking after your classic car
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Porsche SA – looking after your classic car

We got to have a spin in a 964 Turbo and then a 911 R and both were brilliant.
Nissan Micra gets style makeover
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Nissan Micra gets style makeover

Nissan’s small car has been a success in a competitive part of the market.
DRIVEN: New JMC Landwind 5 Auto
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DRIVEN: New JMC Landwind 5 Auto

JMC Landwind offers looks, space, comfort and safety at a reasonable price.
The world gets to see the new Porsche Cayenne
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The world gets to see the new Porsche Cayenne

The Cayenne S’s 2.9-litre V6 delivers 324kW and races to 100km/h in just 5.2s.
Mercedes-AMG GT family driven
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Mercedes-AMG GT family driven

‘Proof of the close collaboration between our constructors of racing cars and road-going cars.’
The best way to become a biker
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The best way to become a biker

Course will stack the safety odds in your favour.
New Kia Rio is more than just a pretty face
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New Kia Rio is more than just a pretty face

This frugal beauty will perform well and won’t cost you an arm and a leg.
Kia adds 7 new Sportage models
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Kia adds 7 new Sportage models

Popular family hauler now in a position to expand its success even further.
Hard times for F1 teams
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Hard times for F1 teams

With the break before moving to the start of European circuits, the situation regarding the financial status of several F1 teams remains a concern.
Deaths as a result of over-inflated egos
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Deaths as a result of over-inflated egos

As was recommended by the Public Protector in her report of 19 December 2014, the JMPD has “apologised” for what can only be described as acting as criminals by breaking the law in issuing Aarto infringement notices unlawfully. Big deal!
Transporters of kids need subsidies
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Transporters of kids need subsidies

The practice of carrying people on light deliveryvehicles, which we call “bakkies” in South Africa, is perfectly legal, provided that the bakkie has sides of a height greater than 35cm, people sit on the floor of the load bay and are physically separated from tools.
Back-stabbing tactics from F1’s elite Strategy Group
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Back-stabbing tactics from F1’s elite Strategy Group

Formula One has to rate as one of the most irrationally governed sports on the planet.
Using unfair laws to serve commercial interests
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Using unfair laws to serve commercial interests

A report in the Cape Argus gave pause for thought last week. The Cape Town traffic department has decided to “clamp down on modified cars as part of their actions against illegal street racers.”
It’s hardly rocket science
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It’s hardly rocket science

So, the festive season is now officially over and with it, as always, the focus on heightened and visible traffic policing, road safety awareness, etc. will be mothballed until Easter comes around.
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