Queer Eye for the Car Guy

Mercedes-Benz C180

Road trip. Two little words with so much promise. The Mercedes-Benz C180 was everything two ladies on the open road needed and so much more.​

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Nissan Micra Acenta

The Polo had better watch out, because there is a new boy at school and he is a huge contender in the popularity contest. The truly all-new Nissan Micra is stylish, sporty, and made for those on the go and who want to get more out of life.

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Suzuki Jimny GLX Auto

Everyone freaks for the Jimny. If it isn’t my next-door neighbour asking for a spin, it’s a stranger outside of the supermarket parking his new Jimny next to mine and striking up a conversation.

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Mini Cooper S 3-Door

The premium British automobile manufacturer has gone out of its way to ensure uniqueness with their upgrades to the Mini range. Fresh design accents, innovations in drive technology and tons of customisation options set the new generation apart.

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Toyota Hilux 2,8 GD-6 4X4 Raider

South Africa loves the Hilux. There’s no question. And it remains a great choice for anyone looking for the ultimate workhorse as we see in an updated and tweaked model line-up after the release of the limited edition Dakar. Hold on to your hats, it’s a stunner!

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Hyundai Kona 2,0 NU Executive Auto

The Kona is extremely attractive and the perfect crossover in my opinion. Being a finalist for COTY and highly specced with build-quality that matches cars that cost much more, should translate well into sales.

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Toyota Land Cruiser 200 VX-R

It was the first time that I had the opportunity to see why there is such a fuss about the updated Land Cruiser or the “Cruiser” as it’s known to its large fan club.

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Honda Jazz Sport CVT

After reviewing the Type-R, it was a pleasure to also get to experience the Jazz Sport which replaces the current Jazz Dynamic derivatives. Inspired by the sportiness of Honda’s top-of-the-range Type-R, this car has become much more eccentric.

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Volvo XC40 T3

There has been a lot of hype around it. It is the European Car of the Year. It is the first 3-cylinder vehicle for the Swedish brand. And it is an absolute triumph.

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Mitsubishi ASX GLS CVT

This Mitsubishi flagship crossover belonging to a maturing market is spacious and practical, so whatever challenges your possible lifestyle changes may bring as you move up in the world, this car will serve you very well. That, plus its steering is marvelous.

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BMW i3 eDrive REx

Having recently undergone a realisation that I was not contributing enough towards sustainability, Mother Nature sent the new BMW i3 my way. This was my first electric car, and I have to say; everyone should experience the thrill of a premium electric car, right away!

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Hyundai i20 1,4 Active Auto

Buying a car in this price range means you are spoilt for choice and ultimately must be guided by your instincts. The face-lifted i20 Active is the flagship of the range and stands out visually against many competitors.

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Ford Kuga 1,5 Trend

This highly technologically-advanced SUV has a 5-star safety rating and is slowly regaining lost ground with an excellent value proposition that struck a chord with me. Depending on model, there is the option of front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive models and three specification levels.

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Suzuki Swift GL 1,2

The Suzuki Swift is swiftly gobbling up the competition making up 30% of new car sales in the segment and being such a yummy little contender in the budget/entry-level compact hatchback it’s no surprise.

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VW Tiguan Allspace 2,0 TSI

Being larger than a Tiguan, the Allspace closes the gap between the Tiguan and the premium class Touareg and offers a third row of seats that fold into the cargo floor.

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Peugeot 208 1,2 GT Line Manual

When you tell people you like Peugeot they automatically say something along the lines of “blah, blah, resale value”. But I can’t help it; I have fallen in love with this brand. Ever since I tested the 3008 SUV GT Line (which is one of my absolute favourite cars), I knew it was the beginning of an affair between the lion and I.

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Honda Civic Type-R

This extroverted high-performance hatchback will hook the daredevil thrill-seekers out there. Do you love speed and a great driving experience? Do you love showing off just a little bit? And do you want to knock up your sex appeal on the road by a hundred notches?

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Mitsubishi 2,4 Triton Athlete 4×4

Where are all the Muscle Marys? Come closer because you will want to hear this! But seriously, this one is for the adventurous type of guy who likes surfing, mountain biking, paragliding, and even motocross or off-road motorcycling.

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