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What Do We Mean, Nostalgia?

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   Calvin Fisher

  8 Aug, 2019

Yes. Mr Fisher drive two old cars. Yes, they remind him of a more interesting time in motoring. But is that as far as it goes? See, design is in an intrinsic thing, it’s resides deep inside our DNA, and when we spot something old and get a warm fuzzy feeling, it has a lot more to do with ourselves than the car. Calvin Fisher explains.

Tips for new drivers Things You’re Not Taught When Learning to Drive (But Really Should Be)

 Kelly Lodewyks

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 29 Jun, 2019

Driving in South Africa can be uniquely frustrating, and if you’ve just passed your driver’s licence exam you might find yourself flustered out and about in your new set of wheels. Don’t stress, there is only so much your driving instructor can teach you… In the meantime, Kelly Lodewyks shares some advice for new (and even seasoned) drivers.
Naturally Aspirated Sports Cars Under R1million Last of The Action Heroes

 Calvin Fisher

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 26 Jun, 2019

Don’t get us wrong – we love boost as much as the next driver, but there’s something about perfectly the linear acceleration with razor’s edge response of a naturally aspirated engine, and well, we’ll miss it as the world goes turbo. Calvin Fisher lists five of the greatest naturally aspirated sports cars you can still buy for under 1 Million Rand.
What are my rights as a driver? What Are Your Rights as a Driver?

 Kelly Lodewyks

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 29 May, 2019

After recently trying to renew her driver’s licence Kelly Lodewyks was told that there were two outstanding warrants against her name. That meant that she couldn’t renew her licence until the warrants were sorted. As a result, I’ve been wondering about what the laws are around this and what one should do (and NOT do) when stopped at a roadblock.
James Siddall Great Drives Those Magnificent Miles

 James Siddall

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 23 May, 2019

When James Siddal ponders his great drives of the years and decades past, they’re less vast, sweeping bucket-list recounts of Nurburgring forays in supercars or seminal Sahara crossings. No, instead, he’d prefer to tell you about behind-the-wheel experiences that for brief and shining moments are, forever, burnt neon in his motoring memories!
How to do a burnout safely The Anatomy of a Bloody Good Burnout

 Calvin Fisher

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 13 May, 2019

Calvin Fisher explores that most satisfying means of turning rubber into vapour – the burnout. Is it childish? Sure. Satisfying? You bet. But it doesn’t need to be dangerous. In fact, you absolutely don’t need to put yourself nor anyone you love in harm’s way, or an innocent bystander either for that matter. Class is now in session. Pay attention.
New Cars Under R4000 Per Month Top Five Under Four (Grand Per Month)

 Kelly Lodewyks

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 3 May, 2019

Sure, you can save money buying used, but sometimes you just want something straight out of the box and all the benefits of that - a full maintenance and service plan, for example. After spending some time behind the wheel of the new Honda Amaze, itself an affordable compact sedan, Kelly Lodewyks gives her top 5 cars priced under R4 000 per month.
Used Car Ownership Tips Second-hand Car Ownership Tips

 Kelly Lodewyks

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 26 Apr, 2019

There are many reasons to choose used cars over new, and many of them are financially related – it is, in most cases, just cheaper. However, what you save initially on financial outlay, you might spend elsewhere eventually on costly repairs. Kelly Lodewyks gives a few tips to think about once you’ve taken delivery of your new second hand car.
Baader-Meinhof Phenomenon in Cars Unique. Like Every Other Car.

 Calvin Fisher

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 24 Apr, 2019

You buy a new car, something less ordinary, something like a Fiat Bravo. Suddenly, you see Fiat Bravo’s just about everywhere you look. "Ha! You never see those!" You think. But then it intensifies, and suddenly you'll see two, or even three at once. Yep, that’s the Baader-Meinhoff Phenomenon. Calvin Fisher digs into this frustrating occurrence.
Car Brand Loyalty in South Africa Is Brand Loyalty a Disease?

 Meyer Benjamin

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 27 Mar, 2019

Meyer Benjamin weighs in on the infectious myths that can govern our buying decisions. In the 21st Century brand loyalty vies as one of the most abiding mysteries known not just to marketers but to mankind. In South African motoring industry, though, entrenched behaviour, often spreads like a disease, and can be contagious and even crippling.
How to make the most of sitting in traffic How to Make The Most of Sitting in Traffic

 Kelly Lodewyks

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 22 Mar, 2019

There is no doubt that traffic in South Africa is getting worse, month by month and year by year. If, like Kelly Lodewyks, find yourself slowly going mad at the prospect of your daily commute by car, and have no choice but to sit in queues of traffic each day, here are five coping mechanisms that might make it easier.