Volkswagen Caddy: The van that can

Volkswagen Caddy: The van that can

Volkswagen's Caddy is a van-based MPV that offers a very practical and sensible alternate to the crossover segment. Miles Downard assesses it's merits.By Miles DownardThe de facto choice for a family car in this day and age is an SUV or crossover. It’s a fact that I’ve questioned on many occasions s

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Ford Tourneo Custom: carrying lots of people has come a long way

Ford Tourneo Custom: carrying lots of people has come a long way

Miles Downard heads off to the Drakensberg in Ford's Tourneo Custom to see what people carriers are like in this day and age.By Miles DownardWhile there are various vehicle options available to the average sized family it’s not often that we speak of a larger family. I mean, what exactly does one do

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Ford Ranger Travelogue: Ranging along the Orrie Baragwanath pass

Ford Ranger Travelogue: Ranging along the Orrie Baragwanath pass

Nick spent 3 days with Ford's Ranger recently, driving from Hoedspruit to Johannesburg using as much of the road less travelled as possible. This is his tale. By Nick Hodgson Peaking at 1370m above sea level and spanning approximately 10km of what can only be described as very rough and unready trac

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911 GT3 RS: the ultimate evolution, says Miles Downard

911 GT3 RS: the ultimate evolution, says Miles Downard

Porsche's 933 GT3 RS is the ultimate driving machine that emanates from the company's Flacht-based factory. In fact it's probably the ultimate driving machine that emanates from the entire of Germany, as Miles discovers. Porsche 911 GT3 RS By Miles DownardI grew up in a family that is somewh

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BMW X-M SUVs: defining everything that’s wrong with the motor industry

BMW X-M SUVs: defining everything that’s wrong with the motor industry

This is not a piece aimed solely at BMW - Miles Downard cuts to the heart of everything that's wrong in the world of motoring today.By Miles DownardLet me caveat that inflammatory headline right off the bat. This is not a piece aimed solely at BMW – I just happened to have experienced BMW’s X5M, X6M

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Porsche Cayenne GTS: sportier and now in coupe format

Porsche Cayenne GTS: sportier and now in coupe format

Porsche just unveiled the Cayenne GTS here in South Africa. Miles went off to the Cape to sample what a sportier Cayenne is all about.By Miles DownardThe latest Porsche Cayenne was revealed to us about two years ago. It’s one of the few SUVs that my colleague Nick has actually enjoyed, which is sayi

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BMW 840i: They sold Ace’s snot nosed brats the wrong car

BMW 840i: They sold Ace’s snot nosed brats the wrong car

This week, Mr Kelly is behind the wheel of something a little more subtle. The stylish and understated BMW 840i.By William KellyYou know you are getting jaded by politics when…You have two powerful BMWs in your hands within days of each other. And the over-riding thought going through your mind is t

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So, you want to be a race car driver: check and double check

So, you want to be a race car driver: check and double check

In the latest on Miles' rookie season in Lotus Challenge, he learns an important lesson about checking a car before leaving the pit lane. By Miles DownardRound three of a shortened Lotus Challenge season saw us visit Zwartkops raceway for the first time this year. It’s a circuit I know well, having

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Porsche 911 Turbo S: breathtaking competence

Porsche 911 Turbo S: breathtaking competence

Miles Downard found himself in Cape Town earlier this week to sample Porsche's flagship sports car, the 911 Turbo S.By Miles DownardThe first time Porsche turbocharged it’s famed 911 sports car was in the mid 1970s. What it created became legend, known by Porsche-anorok-types as the 930, being its i

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BMW X4M Competition: Drunk on petrol fumes

BMW X4M Competition: Drunk on petrol fumes

This time Mr Kelly is behind the wheel of something rather garish, which appears to be right up his alley considering his ramblings. Shhh… Beware the fuzz… The peegees… The ludicrous law…It is so easy these days to disparage cars like the X4M (Competition). Almost as easy as a Dischem loyalty card u

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So, you want to be a race car driver: To finish first…

So, you want to be a race car driver: To finish first…

Miles' second official championship event was no without incident but fortunately he managed to evade the on track carnage to pick up his first podium.The saying goes, “To finish first, first you must finish.” That was the moral of the story for the second round of my rookie season in the Lotus Chal

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Porsche Cayman GT4: All that. And more.

Porsche Cayman GT4: All that. And more.

Biznews Motoring columnist Mr William Kelly goes all weak at the knees after a quick blast in the new Porsche Cayman GT4.By William KellyCaution. Adult language and crude smutty innuendo warning. This is not my usual style. However, this is not my usual car either.In 2020 mid-pandemic how does one o

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So, you want to be a race car driver: dis lekker by die see

So, you want to be a race car driver: dis lekker by die see

After Covid lockdown killed local motorsport for a few months, finally the reins were loosened enough for Miles to get back on track, this time at an away race by the sea.2020, the year I’d decided to get into proper circuit racing really started with a bang. Literally, as I crashed in my first ever

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VW T-Cross: Does it deserve to be a best-seller?

VW T-Cross: Does it deserve to be a best-seller?

Volkswagen's T-Cross is likely going to fly off showroom floors faster than a toupee in a hurricane, but should it?There’s no hiding the fact that South Africans are besotted with Volkswagens, if the monthly sales are anything to go by. That’s heavily weighted toward the lower end of the offering of

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Porsche Taycan: now in SA, pushing us into a new world of electric vehicles

Porsche Taycan: now in SA, pushing us into a new world of electric vehicles

Porsche's Taycan is now available in South Africa and the Biznews Motoring team were on site to experience the country's most advanced electric vehicle.By Miles DownardI’ve had a few weeks to reflect on my experience with the Porsche Taycan. This reflection period is something I’ve imposed intention

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BMW 220d Gran Coupe M Sport: missing the mark in more ways than one

BMW 220d Gran Coupe M Sport: missing the mark in more ways than one

The new BMW 220d Gran Coupe M Sport misses the mark in more ways than one, as the BizNews Motoring team discovers.By William KellyThese are always the hardest reviews to write. What can one say about a humdrum, everyday BMW? It’s a 2.0L turbodiesel BMW with front-wheel drive. And that’s about as int

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Bite the Bullitt

Bite the Bullitt

New BizNews Motoring columnist William Kelly's short burst in Ford's Mustang Bullitt left him a little giddy. And a giddy Kelly often leads to philosophical ramblings on a page.By William KellyIt got me to thinking. An unusual past time for me I’ll concede but when these glacial processes eventually

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Mercedes AMG C63s: brawn and brains

Mercedes AMG C63s: brawn and brains

The Mercedes Benz C63s has undergone a mid life refresh... quite a good one too as Biznews motoring editor Miles Downard discovers.By Miles DownardIn the battle to be the hottest super saloon out there, there are just two names that stick their necks out from the front of the pack, namely the BMW M3

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Look everyone… it’s the new Porsche 911 Targa

Look everyone… it’s the new Porsche 911 Targa

Porsche has just unveiled its new 911 Targa to the world. Biznews Motoring editor Miles Downard unpacks the detail here.For those that don’t know, a Targa top roof is one where only a portion of the roof section is removable, directly above the front passenger seats, featuring a full width roll bar

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BMW i3: Is running an electric vehicle all that simple here in SA?

BMW i3: Is running an electric vehicle all that simple here in SA?

Biznews motoring editor Miles Downard recently spent some time with the BMW i3 and wonders whether this really is the future of motorised transport.Like it or loathe it, electricity will be powering the next generation of motor vehicles to come out of the world’s leading automakers. The merits of th

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Lamborghini Huracán Evo: thrills evolved

Lamborghini Huracán Evo: thrills evolved

Lamborghini has released a new version of the Huracán, called the Evo. Miles Downard went off to the Western Cape to see what it's all about.By Miles DownardWhen an email lands in your mailbox inviting you to a Lamborghini event it’s almost inevitable that your heart will skip a beat. The fact that

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Lamborghini Urus – The beefy bull

Lamborghini Urus – The beefy bull

Nick Hodgson was invited to drive the new Lamborghini Urus recently. It's not the company's first SUV but it is certainly the company's most polished one, as Nick discovered on his jaunt around the Western Cape.By Nick HodgsonFinally, the Lamborghini Urus is here and it’s our first time behind the w

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Toyota Quantum VX Premium: Now in business class

Toyota Quantum VX Premium: Now in business class

The Toyota Quantum is no longer transport for the masses but rather a business class option for carrying lots of people, as Nick Hodgson finds out.We all remember school sport trips, right? Those ones to the middle of nowheresville, out to even the odds against bitter rivals. Times like these made f

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