Survey finds Although Price Matters, Brand Reputation is Important for Low-Cost Vehicle Purchases

One in every three South African owners rated price as the most important purchase decision influencer, according to a recent study conducted by Ipsos. Price is followed by brand reputation, with roughly 16% of car owners placing great importance on the latter aspect. This indicates that although price matters; vehicle quality, pre- and post-sales service…

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The Rhino Orphanage campaign joins horns with Race the Rhino MTB for World Rhino Day 2014

In less than a week, like-minded people and organisations across the globe will raise their voices against rhino poaching and the illegal trade in rhino horn by hosting events, shows and a variety of other creative initiatives for World Rhino Day on 22 September. First Car Rental’s ‘Post Your Selfie & Win’ charity campaign in…

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Safety requires that we slow down and not swerve to hit or miss animals on our roads

Every year, thousands of animals, including birds and reptiles are killed on South Africa’s notoriously dangerous roads due to vehicle collision with animals. Colliding with wildlife is likely to cause significant harm to the driver, passengers, animals and the vehicle,yet evidence from a recent Endangered Wildlife Trust(EWT)study reveals that some drivers may in fact deliberately…

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Toyota consolidates Championship lead on Vryburg 450

Second place in Production Vehicles for Taylor/Murphy Third place in Production Vehicles for Kock/Burger First in Class S for Venter/Van Aardt Second in Class S for Visser/Le Roux Seven Toyota Hiluxes in Top Ten Manufacturer’s Award The Vryburg 450 – spiritual home of cross-country racing in South Africa, which took place on 12 and 13…

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Dynamic world début of the new Mercedes-AMG GT in Affalterbach

As exciting as crossing the finish line in a car race – that was how Mercedes-AMG presented its new GT V8 sports car this evening, the second vehicle to be entirely developed under its own direction. None other than current Formula 1 points leader Nico Rosberg piloted the breath-taking newcomer from the sports car brand…

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Three suspects arrested for motor vehicle application fraud amounting to R50 million

The Electronic Crime Unit of the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (DPCI), the Hawks, in conjunction with the banking industry, arrested three suspects for motor vehicle application fraud amounting to R50 million. The suspects, 33-year-old Adele Coetzee, her husband, 37-year-old Marius Coetzee, and his mother, 60-year-old Kitty Coetzee, were arrested in Brits in the North…

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Amazing performance by Hino truck on Mongolia Rally

The Hino 500-Series truck, with part-time four-wheel drive, entered in the recent Mongolia Rally by Hino Team Sugawara put up another amazing performance by finishing seventh overall in this cross-country race out of an original field of 76 motorcycles and four-wheel vehicles. This was the 20th running of the Mongolia Rally and it attracted an entry…

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Mild exterior update underlines sporty persona of updated Kia Picanto

The second-generation Kia Picanto has been turning heads since making its global premiere at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show and local market introduction in 2011. Completely redesigned, the new model – proudly featuring Kia’s iconic ‘tiger nose’ grille – moved the Picanto from ‘cute’ and ‘friendly’ to ‘mature’ and ‘handsome’, combining sporty styling, a high…

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