Suzuki Ignis Review: A Budget Car Only In Price

406viewsThe Ignis name is not a new one for Japanese brand, Suzuki. In fact, the first generation debuted back in 2000 as an almost Kei-sized mini crossover. Suzuki rebooted it for 2016 with similar packaging, and with a budget-friendly price, legendary reliability, and incredibly low running costs, not to mention … Read more

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Shootout: Suzuki Swift Sport vs Opel Corsa GSi

1.6kviewsHot hatches have seemingly fallen from grace in South Africa, with a single badge being the reason for it all. If it doesn’t wear the letters ‘GTI’ on its bum, the South African public won’t pay for it. It’s the reason we no longer see full-fat hot hatches like the … Read more

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Review – Mazda MX-5 Retractable Fastback

Just how slow is 10km/h, and how long is 13 seconds?  Well as it turns out the answers to those two questions are A- glacial, and B- about 3 years, or at least that’s how painfully long it felt when I decided to open the roof of the Mazda MX-5 … Read more

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Review – Isuzu KB 250 X-Rider 4×4 Double Cab

1.5kviewsIf five years ago you’d told me Mercedes-Benz would be selling a Nissan Navara-based double cab bakkie in the South African market, I’d probably have told you you’d sooner see the legalization of marijuana in the country.  Surprise, surprise, I’m no good at prophesying the future, and we live in … Read more

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Review – Suzuki Dzire 1.2 GL

The most economical vehicle we’ve ever tested is the Suzuki Dzire. Let’s not waste any time getting to the crux of this review – in the six years I’ve been reviewing vehicles for Torquing Cars, driving hundreds in the process of all shapes and sizes, the Suzuki Dzire is the … Read more

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Review – Mercedes-Benz X250d 4Matic Progressive

352views “What is it?” I’m asked for about the 60th time in a week, with a finger pointed at the Mercedes-Benz X-Class I’m currently driving.  “It’s the Mercedes-Benz…” don’t-call-it-a-Nissan-Navara “X-Class, the new double cab pick-up from Merc.”  It was made plainly obvious to me upon collection that the guys and … Read more

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Review – New Suzuki Swift 1.2 GL in SA

1.3kviewsWhen a high volume mainstream manufacturer drops a new model on the market – every one is important, regardless of the volumes it sells, or lack thereof.  However for the relatively small scale manufacturers on the market, some models are vastly more important than others.  For a brand like Suzuki, … Read more

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First Drive – Volvo XC40 Lands in SA

336views It’s not every day a car brand launches into a new territory, particularly when that brand is Volvo – the Swedish brand known as much for playing it safe as they are for safety itself.  And yet at the launch event for the new Volvo XC40 in Fourways, I … Read more

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Review – Mercedes-AMG GT S

Mercedes-AMG have gone and done it; they’ve brought a sledgehammer to a knife fight.  Against the scalpel that is the Porsche 911, the white coats from Affalterbach have flown into the fray with all the grace of Thor wielding his mighty hammer – Mjolnir – with all the thunder and … Read more

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Review – Haval H2 1.5T Luxury Auto

2.1kviews“It’s pretty good, but it’s a Hyundai/Kia.” – remember that line?  It was the one bandied about around 5 years ago when Hyundai and Kia were making good, competitive cars with decent features and an affordable price-tag.  People appreciated them, but brand-snobbery prevented them from being top sellers.  But look … Read more

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