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Let’s talk about… cars


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content on 11 Dec 2015 at 10:23

I inadvertently started a bit of a discussion on another thread, but seeing as it’s a quiet time – and a Friday – let’s talk about motoring for a bit.

Over the last few years, many of us here have got to know each other a little bit (often quite well) and have discussed lots of things about ourselves. I don’t recall that we’ve ever had a discussion about one of the things that is typically most important to the alpha male in society: “What car do you drive”?

So tell us about it…. what is it, why did you choose it, how important is your car to you? Do you drive a LOT, a little, or somewhere in-between? What car would you most aspire to own? It could be a fun way to spend a bit of time on yet another one of those interminably-long off-season Fridays.


127 Comments

  • I drive a moms car 🙁 Hundai Matrix 2008, in red. I hate it…. but appreciate having a car :mrgreen:

  • Comment 1, posted at 11.12.15 10:28:14 by Seth101 Reply
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  • There are two kinds of people in this world.
    Hilux drivers and sad people????

  • Comment 2, posted at 11.12.15 10:31:42 by West Indies Cricket Board Reply
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  • I drive a GWM Florid Cross. It gets me from A to B, cheap to service and good fuel consumption and has aircon. SA traffic is like playing bumper cars so couldnt justify spending a lot on a car

  • Comment 3, posted at 11.12.15 10:32:54 by SheldonK Reply

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  • 😈

  • Comment 4, posted at 11.12.15 10:32:57 by West Indies Cricket Board Reply
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  • I want a Toyota 86, if anyone is feeling generous :mrgreen:

  • Comment 5, posted at 11.12.15 10:34:34 by Seth101 Reply
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  • Ok, this can get interesting! I drive a Chevy Spark. Not flashy, luxurious or fast. BUT, affordable, super reliable and economical for city traffic.

  • Comment 6, posted at 11.12.15 10:34:45 by Another Nick Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 3) : I’ve never heard of such a thing…. tell me more?

  • Comment 7, posted at 11.12.15 10:34:47 by robdylan Reply
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  • @West Indies Cricket Board (Comment 2) : exactly!

  • Comment 8, posted at 11.12.15 10:35:04 by Uli Boelie Reply
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  • @SheldonK (Comment 3) : is it Chinese?

  • Comment 9, posted at 11.12.15 10:35:44 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 7) : http://www.iol.co.za/motoring/road-tests/gwm-florid-has-plenty-x-factor-1.1010143

  • Comment 10, posted at 11.12.15 10:36:04 by Uli Boelie Reply
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  • @SheldonK (Comment 3) : Ja GWM is actually a pretty decent make of car. My friend drives a Steed; loves to tell me it’s the best decision he’s made.

  • Comment 11, posted at 11.12.15 10:36:13 by Another Nick Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 9) : Great Wall Motor’s, so yes.

  • Comment 12, posted at 11.12.15 10:37:36 by Uli Boelie Reply
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  • @Another Nick (Comment 11) : They last. Also have a mate who’s had a steed for [email protected]robdylan (Comment 9) : Great Wall Motors from China

  • Comment 13, posted at 11.12.15 10:38:13 by West Indies Cricket Board Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 7) : @robdylan (Comment 9) : It is indeed. its a 1.5l so no slouch. Works perfectly for my needs. Even semi decent ground clearance. @Another Nick (Comment 11) : Yeh the Steed’s are very good value, especially the new ones. Like i said i couldnt spend big bucks on a car in SA…you just asking for pain

  • Comment 14, posted at 11.12.15 10:38:39 by SheldonK Reply

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  • I drive a Nissan Qashqai +2. Not sure if you get them in SA.

    1.6 DCi…. pretty powerful, even for the size of the body. A fair amount of nice kit, including leather seats, a Bose sound system (frankly disappointing) and 360 degree cameras, which are bloody invaluable in this place with the tiny parking garages.

    Most importantly, though, it has either a really big boot or an extra 2 seats. That’s mega important when we have people coming to stay.

  • Comment 15, posted at 11.12.15 10:41:16 by robdylan Reply
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  • Lets just pray that Jeremy Clarkson never reads this page

  • Comment 16, posted at 11.12.15 10:41:37 by The hound Reply
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  • @The hound (Comment 16) : 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀

  • Comment 17, posted at 11.12.15 10:43:55 by West Indies Cricket Board Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 15) : Yeh similar models are available in SA. Also a very decent car in the price range. We dont need cameras to park in SA…its pretty much stop and park wherever u like…allocated parking spots are just a suggestion not a rule

  • Comment 18, posted at 11.12.15 10:45:55 by SheldonK Reply

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  • Can’t we rather talk about which car we’d love to own. 😉

  • Comment 19, posted at 11.12.15 10:47:05 by FireTheLooser Reply

     
  • BMW R1200RS. Traffic? What traffic?

  • Comment 20, posted at 11.12.15 10:47:56 by T-Shark Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 18) : …as long as your hazards work, anywhere is a parking spot….except for Mthatha, there you don’t even need hazard lights to park anywhere you want. 😉

  • Comment 21, posted at 11.12.15 10:48:39 by FireTheLooser Reply

     
  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 21) : in Mthatha you just slide into your nearest pothole…its like convenient underground parking

  • Comment 22, posted at 11.12.15 10:49:40 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 22) : :mrgreen: 😆 😀 :mrgreen: 😆 😀

  • Comment 23, posted at 11.12.15 10:51:48 by FireTheLooser Reply

     
  • @SheldonK (Comment 18) : That reminds me about the fine I received in 2003 when I parked the work van in the street I lived in Putney, London, just take wake the next morning with a fine because I did not have a allocated parking ticket for the Wandsworth area, what a joke the UK is.

  • Comment 24, posted at 11.12.15 10:52:36 by Uli Boelie Reply
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  • Aha! Cars…heres my story over last 2 weeks…..
    Have 2 x 18 year old daughters, 1 mine and 1 stepdaughter….1 in 2nd year Varsity and 1 starting Varsity…Just bought them a Nissaan Micra and a Opel Corsa….so wife feels left out so I took the plunge, traded in her Audi A3 for a Ford Territory SUV….

    This Dad in the meanwhile got a small Bamntam Bakkie, for the Rotweiller and I !

    Little do the ladies of the house know I am nailing down that Porsche in July 2016!

  • Comment 25, posted at 11.12.15 10:54:09 by grant10 Reply

     
  • Add 3 Scooters and 1 x motorbike and I spend a lot of time in damn queues at Traffic Dept renewing licences etc!

  • Comment 26, posted at 11.12.15 10:55:29 by grant10 Reply

     
  • @grant10 (Comment 26) : Yea good luck with that, especially considering they not sending out notices anymore, I had to pay in on my bakkie for 3 months this month, only after my dad saw it expired when I gave him a visit.

  • Comment 27, posted at 11.12.15 10:59:21 by Uli Boelie Reply
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  • I drive and have been driving … wait for it … since 3 Oct 1995 … a Golf III GTI 2.0
    WITHOUT EXCEPTION, whenever I stop and get out of my car SOMEBODY asks when I’ll be selling it. It still looks new and by now some of the engine parts and recently, the cambelt and the whole exhaust system have been replaced. Most of my male students ask me to put them at the top of my list for selling it to them. All the people who service it want it. However I want it! It STILL goes like a bomb and those who work on it say that the Golf GTI 4 and 5 and 6 have NOTHING on my car. Soilid body, heavy doors Part leather and good material seats. Leather stearing wheel, leather housing for gear leavers. Aircon. I think I will keep it forever. If it ever gives in (which I cannot see ) then only a MERC will suffice. My car is a baby merc!

  • Comment 28, posted at 11.12.15 10:59:48 by Den Reply

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  • @The hound (Comment 16) : Jeremy Clarkson can’t read, so we’ll be ok.

  • Comment 29, posted at 11.12.15 10:59:59 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Den (Comment 28) : Golf 3 GTi was the last proper GTi anyway.

  • Comment 30, posted at 11.12.15 11:01:52 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 29) : Most have been a struggle for him to put all those books out then 😉

  • Comment 31, posted at 11.12.15 11:07:23 by Seth101 Reply
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  • I drive a Lada Niva. Took out the original 1700 motor and put in a 4y motor. Love my little 4×4, nicknamed Olga.

  • Comment 32, posted at 11.12.15 11:07:27 by KingRiaan Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 29) : Aaah you are so wrong he is a very good journalist and has written some of the most insightful and unbiased articles on South Africa,he is also in love with the Moses Mabidha stadium which he considers one of the iconic structures in the modern world.

  • Comment 33, posted at 11.12.15 11:08:25 by The hound Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 30) : True words. I had a Golf 1 GTI and later the Golf 3 GTI. At the time I worked for MFP as a rep and my company car was a Citi Golf Sport 1800, which kicked the Golf 3’s arse!

  • Comment 34, posted at 11.12.15 11:08:53 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • off topic for a sec, who designs the rugby jerseys, the teams of the manufacturers? BLK did a lot better job with ours then they did with the Rebels:
    http://www.newrugbykits.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/Melbourne-Rebels-Home-Jersey-2016.jpg

  • Comment 35, posted at 11.12.15 11:10:38 by Seth101 Reply
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  • @Uli Boelie (Comment 27) : I know that story….its a bloody nightmare….

  • Comment 36, posted at 11.12.15 11:15:49 by grant10 Reply

     
  • @Seth101 (Comment 35) : that’s fugly

  • Comment 37, posted at 11.12.15 11:16:13 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 37) : Exactly….

  • Comment 38, posted at 11.12.15 11:17:35 by Seth101 Reply
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  • @Seth101 (Comment 38) : http://www.newrugbykits.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/Rebels-Away-Jersey-2016.jpg
    Other one is even worse.

  • Comment 39, posted at 11.12.15 11:18:30 by Seth101 Reply
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  • @Seth101 (Comment 35) : @robdylan (Comment 37) : Thats one of the better Rebels jerseys…some have been real shockers. BLK is mainly responsible for suggesting a few designs with team management doing final sign off

  • Comment 40, posted at 11.12.15 11:19:30 by SheldonK Reply

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  • Guys, I must say firstly I have the best wife there is, she said that I can buy anything that we could afford at that stage as long as it is a family car, so I went and bought a Ford Focus RS green, had it since 2011,was the best thing I could ever have done, I fell in love with the car when it just came out the 1st time

  • Comment 41, posted at 11.12.15 11:19:35 by Henkb Reply
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  • I drive a red 2004 Mazda 6 2.3 Sportswagon, which was a limited edition model. Standard kit included 6 CD change with crappy Bose sound system with sub in the spare wheel well, partial leather seats, all the dash gadgets and 19 inch rims. It’s a beautiful car, has plenty of space, loves the windy roads and I can service it myself (even though I’m probably as mechanically inclined as James May).

  • Comment 42, posted at 11.12.15 11:21:15 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • I’m getting an X-Trail when my lease is up next December

  • Comment 43, posted at 11.12.15 11:21:50 by robdylan Reply
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  • My company car is a Mercedes, however, I my personal car is a 20 year old golf which I got for carrying my dog.

  • Comment 44, posted at 11.12.15 11:22:19 by durbsguy Reply

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  • I drive a Toyota Auris 2.0 D4D. Its very fuel efficient, goes like a dream and I love the diesel engine sound. With our fuel prices being so “fantastic” 5.5l per 100km is more than helpful.

  • Comment 45, posted at 11.12.15 11:23:21 by willemv10 Reply

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  • @willemv10 (Comment 45) : Those Toyota 2l D4D engines are great!

  • Comment 46, posted at 11.12.15 11:26:48 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • Yamaha R1, Yamaha Diversion F, Yamaha YZ 250 2stroke. Hence the name hahahaha. Oh and I do own Cages Nissan NP200(to cart the YZ around) And a VW Polo Jetta tdi 1.6 perfect family car.

  • Comment 47, posted at 11.12.15 11:28:13 by YamYam Reply
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  • Skoda yeti, baby!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7kEJ-pHkWA

  • Comment 48, posted at 11.12.15 11:33:39 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • Amarok Double Cab, was lucky enough to win it in a sms competition

  • Comment 49, posted at 11.12.15 11:36:43 by blesbok007 Reply

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  • @blesbok007 (Comment 49) : No shit? People actually win those?

  • Comment 50, posted at 11.12.15 11:39:25 by Seth101 Reply
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  • Yes, I know. My first thought was that this is some sort of scam, but luckily all turned out well

  • Comment 51, posted at 11.12.15 11:43:15 by blesbok007 Reply

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  • @blesbok007 (Comment 49) : REALLY? Man, I crave one of those.

    Or at least, I used to before, you know….

  • Comment 52, posted at 11.12.15 11:59:41 by robdylan Reply
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  • Mitsubishi ASX for carrying around everything a little toddler may need. It isn’t working though, so I am considering the need to purchase a trailer.

    Dream car – Mustang – Easy as that..

  • Comment 53, posted at 11.12.15 12:24:46 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Audi A4 2l TDI. Bought for the speed and safety factor.

    Previous car a Corsa Lite Sport 1.4. I miss it for those fishing trips 😆

  • Comment 54, posted at 11.12.15 12:27:53 by StevieS Reply
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  • @StevieS (Comment 54) : Dream car, an old Land Rover Defender for the local turning circle lol

  • Comment 55, posted at 11.12.15 12:28:52 by StevieS Reply
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  • OK here goes:
    I drive a Fiat Uno Pacer. Bought it brand new in 1992. Never regret it and never will. Cheap reliable and can carry a lot of stuff! As I like to work with my hands I sometimes use it as a bakkie to carry around the projects to be.
    Family car is a Nissan Almera 2005. Must say another wonderful car that I will never regret buying.

  • Comment 56, posted at 11.12.15 13:06:30 by JD Reply
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  • 2012 Mahindra XUV W8 and a Bajaj Avenger 220 because apparently at a subconscious level I’m all Bollywood. I’m looking to upgrade to a KTM Duke next year which is, surprise, surprise, assembled in India by Bajaj. The XUV is a lovely family car and cheap as chips second-hand. The Avenger looks cool, is an absolute slouch but gets you where you need to be in reasonable comfort.

  • Comment 57, posted at 11.12.15 13:09:01 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 56) : I’m loving being a Nissan driver. Will take a lot to tempt me away from the marque.

  • Comment 58, posted at 11.12.15 13:15:05 by robdylan Reply
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  • Any of you guys play Real Racing 3 on your phones or tablets?

  • Comment 59, posted at 11.12.15 13:15:31 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 58) : ja really like Nissan, bought the Uno Fiat was part of Nissan SA. My daughter really love the new Datsun Go and would love one.

  • Comment 60, posted at 11.12.15 13:19:42 by JD Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 60) : I looked into the Datsun Go a while back as a second car. Careful, it’s a safety nightmare and last I checked, some European countries considered banning sales of the car.

  • Comment 61, posted at 11.12.15 13:56:07 by vanmartin Reply
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  • I have a Kia Ceed, its a mommy wagon. I am looking at the Kia Sorento and the Qashqai +2 and trying to avoid a minivan but with 3 kids in carseats the options are limited. My dream car however is a Dodge Ram 2500 but it’s not a kid friendly car and they don’t do 7 seaters.

  • Comment 62, posted at 11.12.15 13:58:25 by lostfish Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 58) : What is the warranty like on the Nissan. I think perhaps it is similar to Kia

  • Comment 63, posted at 11.12.15 14:02:02 by lostfish Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 61) : ja look it does not drive to bad but also concerned about the safety record.

  • Comment 64, posted at 11.12.15 14:22:57 by JD Reply
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  • @StevieS (Comment 54) : Not being an ‘Alpha Male’ I am not sure that I am supposed to comment -but …I drive an Audi A4 2 l TDI – 6l/100 fuel economy with awesome acceleration – I travel a lot with work – never liked anything but Audi and VW!
    Some of us girls love rugby and cars!!

  • Comment 65, posted at 11.12.15 14:25:49 by Julesgr8ter Reply
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  • Chev utility bakkie, prefered its Opel predecessor.
    My wife drives an Hyundai Elantra which has been an absolute pleasure.If Hyundai made a bakkie I would buy it.

  • Comment 66, posted at 11.12.15 14:26:42 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • Mini Cooper (my sister and I always wanted one). I love Porche.

    Drove one on the autobahn from Switzerland back to Germany. My brother rented it and we got to take it back. Got up at 3am – open road. It was thrilling. Went over 200 km/h most of the way. Top speed almost up to 300km/h on a good straight.

    I still love my mini though – clearly not an alpha male.

  • Comment 67, posted at 11.12.15 14:28:19 by Letgo Reply
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  • @Letgo (Comment 67) : hahaha ja clearly not but then again maybe you could be in spirit?!?!

  • Comment 68, posted at 11.12.15 14:48:07 by JD Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 66) : The Santa Fe is pretty nice. I was looking at one as well.

  • Comment 69, posted at 11.12.15 14:54:04 by lostfish Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 68) : I do have 2 older brothers and they started driving when I was 12. They were not keen on responsible driving. We lived in Riebeeckstad just outside Welkom, where my Grandma used to live. There was a nice long highway (without the traffic lights it has now) and they used to go 200 + in their first car, a BMW 325i.

    We were to young and stupid to care about how dangerous it was. We used to egg them on.

  • Comment 70, posted at 11.12.15 15:15:47 by Letgo Reply
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  • Madza 323, first car ever, had a 250cc motorbike before then but someone went and stole it (nothings safe)

    So nothing fancy but Im in my 20’s and my dad always says your first car should be something inexpensive cause your more than likely to have a few bumps and scratches with it. It’s nice having a hatch back though, easy to put the bicycle in the back before a race, just drop the back seats. Low on few too, which is really the most important factor in this stage of my life

    One day I’l have a Audi R8 god willing, just gotta keep working hard+smart

  • Comment 71, posted at 11.12.15 15:36:55 by revolverocelot Reply

     
  • My daily drive is my Opel Corsa Bakkie Utility 1.4i Club 2006 with aircon, powersteering, c/l. Fitted a nice set of 17 wheels, its just a really nice bakkie, good on feul and reliable. It drives like a car but can load all the odd things. My second bakkie I bought a few months ago, 2000 Mazda Drifter 2.5tdi Double cab 4×4, added a few goodies on her, she goes almost everywhere and tows really good! But I dont think I will let the Corsa bakkie go anytime soon, so if one must go it will be the Mazda bakkie as parts on it dont come to cheap 😉 Dream car Nissan R34 GTR in Blue thank you!

  • Comment 72, posted at 11.12.15 15:38:56 by DBOY Reply

     
  • @lostfish (Comment 69) : The Santa Fe is great but I also like your Sorento option….very nice and by all accounts their owners are very happy that they made that choice.

  • Comment 73, posted at 11.12.15 15:50:18 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @Letgo (Comment 70) : ja know that road very well. Long and flat!!! I live in Kroonstad and travel a lot down that road.

  • Comment 74, posted at 11.12.15 16:00:25 by JD Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 66) : they actually make a bakkie with a very comfortable riding position.

  • Comment 75, posted at 11.12.15 16:04:45 by JD Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 75) : What bakkie do they make, our dealership dont know about it. I believe they will be bringing out a doublecab next year.

  • Comment 76, posted at 11.12.15 16:16:23 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 76) : they have the H100.

  • Comment 77, posted at 11.12.15 16:44:12 by JD Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 77) : I see that as more of a small truck, have driven one and it was very comfortable.

  • Comment 78, posted at 11.12.15 16:48:47 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • I used to drive a 2007 VW Passat 2l Fsi Turbo. Fantastic car! I had to sell her when I left the country. Miss her every day. 🙁

  • Comment 79, posted at 11.12.15 16:52:47 by Ben Reply
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  • @Julesgr8ter (Comment 65) : I like your style 😀

  • Comment 80, posted at 11.12.15 16:55:39 by StevieS Reply
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  • @DBOY (Comment 72) : R34 GTR, I fell in love with that car after watching the Fast and the Furious 2 (I think). But my dream car is the new GTR. What a machine! And really not badly priced if you look at what you get. Value for money.

  • Comment 81, posted at 11.12.15 17:01:39 by Ben Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 78) : ja true is more ofna small truck than a traditional bakkie but still very nice to drive.

  • Comment 82, posted at 11.12.15 17:13:07 by JD Reply
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  • @lostfish (Comment 63) : I lease, so I don’t worry about warranties 🙂 I don’t think Nissan do 7 years, though.

  • Comment 83, posted at 11.12.15 17:36:04 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 83) : @lostfish (Comment 63) : think Nissan does the normal warranties. Only Kia did the 7 years.

  • Comment 84, posted at 11.12.15 17:43:50 by JD Reply
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  • @West Indies Cricket Board (Comment 2) : This is a true story 👿

  • Comment 85, posted at 11.12.15 18:57:35 by KingCheetah Reply

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  • @Uli Boelie (Comment 24) : actually, I think the joke is on the disorganised mess which is our own country. Can you imagine if SA was as well run and organised as the UK, where the laws and regulations are enforced and the citizenry respect and uphold them? What a paradise SA would be? These days you can sommer just park and stop anywhere and cruise through red lights and do what you want like overtake on the yellow to the left without fear of any consequence.

  • Comment 86, posted at 11.12.15 19:06:48 by Gold_Must_Go Reply

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  • I drive a 1999 Hilux 2.7 4×4 Double Cab. Won’t change it ever for a newer version. My car has done 575000 trouble free kilometres. Love the fact that I can go almost anywhere, Dogs can travel with, and I can service it myself (to a degree).

    I don’t get 5.5 l/100km, but I have accepted the fact that there is a price to pay for the versatility that suits my lifestyle. I can’t complain too much about 8 km/l.

  • Comment 87, posted at 11.12.15 19:08:16 by KingCheetah Reply

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  • @Gold_Must_Go (Comment 86) : Get out while you can…

  • Comment 88, posted at 11.12.15 19:25:55 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 88) : mmm not easy for the millions who don’t have European or other passports…

  • Comment 89, posted at 11.12.15 21:32:17 by Gold_Must_Go Reply

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  • So my work car has been a VW Touran for a few years now. My wife and I always owned VWs (bar my very first vehicle – which, believe it or not for a 2m tall lock, was a Datsun 1.3l bakkie…had to have a racing steering wheel built in so that I could fit my legs in…but, man, was it cool). Recently we had to trade in my wife’s VW Polo (because a family of four with the two sons taking after their father as far as height goes just doesn’t fit into a VW Polo) and moved away from VW and went for the Toyota Verso…haven’t regretted it for a moment…

  • Comment 90, posted at 11.12.15 22:03:03 by pastorshark Reply
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  • As far as my dream car goes…man, I’ve always just been an “it needs to get me from A to B man.” I don’t fit into any sports car I’ve ever tried to climb into and I earn in a year what my brother earns in a month…so I’m not very ambitious as far as cars go. If money wasn’t an object? Well, just anything big enough for me to be comfortable in. I’ve always enjoyed driving my parents VW Tiguan…

  • Comment 91, posted at 11.12.15 22:08:17 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @Gold_Must_Go (Comment 86) : That’s also what I thought. Come to Germany, where the laws, rules and neighbours ensure that you remain a good little citizen. I really appreciate the freedom, lack of crime, one-day Amazon delivery, fiber broadband, christmas markets, etc. However, the poor bastards are victims of their own efficiency. They’re always sick, stressed or both. Thank Jah my next stop is New Zealand, which also has its kak. 😀

  • Comment 92, posted at 12.12.15 00:07:00 by Spirit of Rugby Reply
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  • @KingCheetah (Comment 85) : as told by all Cheetahs supporters. ;-P

  • Comment 93, posted at 12.12.15 00:10:27 by JD Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 90) : Good choice! :lol! My son is an absolute VW fan, but he will concede that as far as bakkies go, the Toyota rocks.

    The Verso is an awesome car.

  • Comment 94, posted at 12.12.15 05:28:16 by KingCheetah Reply

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  • @JD (Comment 93) : Haha, not true :mrgreen: . I had my Toyota long before they came to their senses, and sponsored the Cheetahs, but it is a good brand match.

    The Hilux is just a really good outdoorsy vehicle. Look the Navaras and such ilk are much softer to ride, but I can never grasp why anyone would want to fork out half a bar, and muck around offload with a car.

    My bake gets used for the purpose it was designed. I am not fussed by trails, but I do go offload, and go sightseeing where I need to use 4×4. I avoid scratches, but if it happens, it can be sorted. Of course living so close to Kruger, it was a no brainer to get a Hilux 😀

  • Comment 95, posted at 12.12.15 05:33:17 by KingCheetah Reply

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  • @KingCheetah (Comment 95) : ja boet Hilux was build to work. No pansy stuff just solid bakkie much like the old Datsun/Nissan half ton bakkies.
    Just could not resist the chance to tease you about the Cheetahs and Hilux. ;-P

  • Comment 96, posted at 12.12.15 09:39:21 by JD Reply
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  • @Spirit of rugby. Those are never say die engines and they go like hell. @KingCheetah 8l per 100 for a 2.7 bakkie is actually very good consumption. Plus those old bakkies never give problems. I drove a 2002 Isuzu KB 250 and it had over 500000 when i left that company. Dream car new Chevrolet Camaro

  • Comment 97, posted at 12.12.15 11:03:29 by willemv10 Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 59) : I do.

  • Comment 98, posted at 12.12.15 11:44:36 by Ben Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 59) : @Ben (Comment 98) : Got addicted to it..

  • Comment 99, posted at 12.12.15 11:45:48 by Ben Reply
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  • I now drive a Ford Fiesta 1.0T. Perfect for my 10km a day commute, and pretty nicely specced too. The wife drives the family car – Ford Kuga Ecoboost.

    I miss my OPC; I will get another fast car in a few years though.

  • Comment 100, posted at 12.12.15 13:56:58 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 83) : I have never thought about leading. Maybe something to look into.

  • Comment 101, posted at 12.12.15 15:09:17 by lostfish Reply
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  • @Big Fish (Comment 100) : Those are tiny. My 6’4 cousin drives one too.

  • Comment 102, posted at 12.12.15 15:10:01 by lostfish Reply
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  • @lostfish (Comment 102) :
    I quite enjoy it. A really nice city car. Amazing to think its a 3 cylinder engine – does 92kw.

  • Comment 103, posted at 12.12.15 15:40:41 by Big Fish Reply
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  • BMW 328 and Ford Everest 4 by. Ford is more fun.

  • Comment 104, posted at 12.12.15 19:07:39 by coolfusion Reply

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  • 2015 BMW x3 Diesel and C180 Auto, Merc is my day to day, love it.

  • Comment 105, posted at 12.12.15 21:43:16 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 99) : me too

  • Comment 106, posted at 12.12.15 22:13:29 by robdylan Reply
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  • 2004 Chevrolet Suburban.
    4.3l V8
    Large enough to load a Hilux in the back and close the door. Strong enough to tow a Boeing.
    Gas mileage? It’s too cheap right now to care.

    The amount of power the Europeans get from those wizzing bumblebee engines is pretty amazing, but there really is no substitute for cubic inches.

  • Comment 107, posted at 13.12.15 03:16:18 by fyndraai Reply
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  • @StevieS (Comment 54) : Audi good choice..

  • Comment 108, posted at 13.12.15 07:19:14 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @fyndraai (Comment 107) : Loading a Hilux in the back and closing the door would be akin to loading a Bull Kudu into a Uno and closing the door . Mayhem!! You simply cannot cage a beast! :mrgreen: 👿

  • Comment 109, posted at 13.12.15 07:52:53 by KingCheetah Reply

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  • @sharks_lover (Comment 105) : Is it a BE? Those have good economy if you don’t go over 140. Drove one for 6 months. Nice acceleration.

  • Comment 110, posted at 13.12.15 09:04:01 by coolfusion Reply

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  • My everest amazed me on economy it’s a diesel 3 liter. I was sceptical since Americans don’t really understand or care about fuel economy but I get great mileage. Lots of grunt too don’t even feel a caravan. Must say ford has evolved with their eco boost and durateq motors.

  • Comment 111, posted at 13.12.15 09:07:48 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @fyndraai (Comment 107) : Americans don’t understand the concept of good gas mileage since they don’t have to pay the prices we do but they do know how to pack power.

  • Comment 112, posted at 13.12.15 09:10:11 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 3) : How is the service part? Enough dealers and parts?

  • Comment 113, posted at 13.12.15 09:11:20 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @Seth101 (Comment 5) : Did you see how those and the Subaru look almost exactly the same? I wonder who copied whom?

  • Comment 114, posted at 13.12.15 09:12:31 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 106) : Is there a way that I can can add you? So that we can race each other’s times?

  • Comment 115, posted at 13.12.15 10:07:22 by Ben Reply
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  • I like the Everest. Probably be the next family car.

    That 4.3l V8 Chev will swallow any normal bakkie whole.

  • Comment 116, posted at 13.12.15 10:11:26 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @Big Fish (Comment 116) : And your paycheck on fuel.

  • Comment 117, posted at 13.12.15 17:11:04 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @KingCheetah (Comment 109) : hey once tried it. As long as you get the Kudu bull to wears his safety belt it’s all OK!!!!

  • Comment 118, posted at 13.12.15 22:41:39 by JD Reply
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  • @Spirit of Rugby (Comment 34) :

    I had Golf I GTI, Golf II GTI, and still have Golf III GTI. The other two would never had lasted like Golf III GTI has done, . I had Golf II GTI for 11 years and eventually sold it for R 3 000 more than I paid for it new, but it had really started costing, me so I knew it was time to move on. I’ve never had that feeling again.

  • Comment 119, posted at 14.12.15 00:19:13 by Den Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 112) :

    So I had to go calculate. I get around 13,6l/100km. City or highway makes little difference. That is actual. Not Car Magazine or government sticker specs.

    People get way too emotional about petrol prices. You need to look at total cost of ownership. Price, insurance, tax, interest and maintenance cost are often way more significant than fuel consumption.
    If you drive like Ayrton Senna, you’re going to end up spending more on tires, tickets and insurance, than I will ever spend filling up on petrol.
    You may also die sooner.

  • Comment 120, posted at 14.12.15 01:24:05 by fyndraai Reply
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  • @fyndraai (Comment 107) : Got you my friend, Ford Expedition, 5.5 liter V8, 450 foot pounds of torque, and more interior volume than the Suburban. :mrgreen: :mrgreen: I get around 14 miles to gallon here in US, about 20 on the highway, and about 18 towing a 5 ton boat on the highway. 😯

  • Comment 121, posted at 14.12.15 03:33:32 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 121) :

    The Expedition was a little too large for my needs 🙂

    I think Ford brought them out specifically to shut up GM’s :”Biggest, most powerful SUV on the face of the planet.” slogan.
    Then GM came back with the Hummers.
    The first Hummer (H2) I saw on the road was Tonka Truck yellow with a realtor’s logo on the side. Around 03/04, the realtors were also living LARGE

  • Comment 122, posted at 14.12.15 03:50:03 by fyndraai Reply
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  • @fyndraai (Comment 122) : The Ford Excursion with the 7.3 liter Powerstroke Diesel was just a little too much for me so I settled on the Expedition. 😉 The wheel base is shorter though so not as good towing. For fun though I have a Volvo C7 Convertible T5, which regularly scares the living sh….. out of me, but every day I am braver…. :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 😆

  • Comment 123, posted at 14.12.15 06:26:07 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @fyndraai (Comment 122) : But if I have to be completely honest, the only reason I selected the Expedition was because I have always preferred Fords over GM, just my personal preference. I have driven Mustangs, a Capri, a Grenada (with a 351 Windsor), and others, so just tend to gravitate more to Fords. I have all kinds of reasons I have convinced myself why they are better, but that is just cognitive dissonance. 😆

  • Comment 124, posted at 14.12.15 06:30:28 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • I wish we could just get some of the us models over here. But with a sensible engine. The us trucks and sun’s always better than the sa lineup. Aesthetically that is.

  • Comment 125, posted at 15.12.15 14:35:37 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 125) : ja boet with those big engines and our petrol prices you’ll go bankrupt very very fast!!!!!!! 👿

  • Comment 126, posted at 18.12.15 07:53:36 by JD Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 124) : must say if I had to chose between Ford and Chev it will also be Ford all the way!!!!! Ford Grenada hey now that brings back some memories!!!!!!!!!!!!

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