Queer Eye for the Car Guy

August 24, 2018

Nissan Navara 2,3 DDT 4×4 LE Double Cab AT

This seven-speed automatic badass with its 140kW twin-turbo diesel engine gives you all of the power you can expect out of a workhorse like this, but also offers comfort features that are just not very common in the pick-up segment.
August 24, 2018

VW 2,0 Golf R 4Motion DSG

The it-boy Golf R got a facelift making it even more popular among South African buyers especially considering the extra boost of 7kW power giving it an impressive 213kW on this 2-litre engine, making it the most powerful Golf ever sold in the country.
August 24, 2018

Renault Captur 1,5 dCi Dynamique

In the highly competitive compact crossover section, the Captur is in fact a strong contender, helped along with its very impressive fuel economy figures and the extra torque that especially the diesel engine derivative (a way better all-rounder than the petrol) offers.
August 24, 2018

Peugeot 3008 1,6T SUV GT-Line+

This robust and assertive vehicle runs on an efficient 1,6-litre engine with a 6-speed automatic transmission which creates a feeling of willingness without pretence, superbly geared to go around bends and travel South African roads with complete control.
August 24, 2018

Kia Picanto 1,2 Smart

Buyers of the new KIA Picanto will have access to some of the most advanced infotainment and convenience technologies available in the A-segment, while still enjoying the same high value for money expected of a KIA vehicle.
August 24, 2018

HONDA CR-V 1,5T Executive AWD

Thanks to the new platform architecture it’s achieving significant gains in overall ride quality and refinement. The new CR-V range consists of four models, comprising a choice of two engines (2,0 and 1,5) and four specification levels.
August 24, 2018

Porsche 911 Carrera 4 GTS Coupé

The GTS is now turbocharged and the 3,0-litre flat-six has two turbos. I think part of the charm of the 911 is that the engine behind you stirs your essence. Maybe being so physically close to your core being, the sonorous high notes during full throttle, finds synergy with your heart galloping at full speed.
August 7, 2018

Mitsubishi Pajero Sport 2,4 D4 4×4

I had the opportunity to experience the Mitsubishi Pajero Sport on a very tough off-road 4x4 track and the satisfaction of winning the off-road racing challenge with my co-driver Adam Ford!
August 7, 2018

Hyundai 1,25 Grand i10 Fluid Auto

This little car with its solid build quality and reputation for reliability is a well-priced charmer. Based on the hugely successful Hyundai Getz that it replaced in 2014, the Grand i10 bridges the gap between a small A-segment car and a larger B-segment car.
August 7, 2018

Land Cruiser Prado 3,0D VX-L

The Land Cruiser is the most widely available model in the global Toyota product range – being sold in more than 190 countries worldwide. The cult-like South African following with off-roading enthusiasts is well deserved as this behemoth lets very little stand in its way.
August 7, 2018

Nissan Qashqai 1,5 dCI Tekna

The Qashqai is the original urban crossover and the new model will continue its market success as it is a real looker and perfect for “cityproofing” yourself.
August 7, 2018

Polo Vivo 1,6 Highline

With almost 194 000 units sold since its market introduction in 2010, the Volkswagen Polo Vivo Hatch has been the best-selling passenger model in South Africa for the past seven years.
August 6, 2018

Alfa Romeo Stelvio 2,0T Super Q4

Alfa Romeos have always been head turners and that’s what red-blooded Romeos do. If Venezia Giacomo Girolamo Casanova lived today instead of the late 1700s he would have driven the Alfa Romeo Stelvio.
August 6, 2018

BMW M240i Coupé

Thrilling! When you fire this sexy monster up and it hums with powerful pleasure underneath you, you can’t help but feel like the envy of everyone on the road.
August 6, 2018

Mazda MX-5 2,0 Auto RF

It is no secret that small convertible sports cars have always been a favourite in the affluent gay community. Frankly, because we are show-offs and the sex appeal of a sleek sports car speaks to us.
August 6, 2018

Jaguar F-Pace 30d AWD S

Meeting the beautiful F-Pace in the flesh will melt the hardest of hearts. Any sceptic that believes Jaguar should not have ventured into SUV territory needs an intimate encounter with the stylish cockpit.
August 6, 2018

Lexus NX 300 F-Sport

While driving to Sabi Sands with the Lexus NX 300 F-Sport, we were delighted to get a little lost on terrible dirt roads en route to the gate. Heaps of ground clearance ensured trouble-free bundu bashing with our very capable compact premium SUV.
August 6, 2018

Subaru XV 2,0 i-S ES

Over the summer holidays I had the opportunity to live with the Subaru XV for a month and found it practical and an absolute pleasure. It was great having two SUVs over the vacation and it was fun to drive the XV back to back with my BMW X1.
August 6, 2018

Land Rover Discovery 3,0 TD6 HSE

This particular vehicle, affectionately called the “Disco”, was one of the ten finalists in the 2018 Wesbank Car Of The Year, and with good reason. From a purely aesthetic point of view, purists are not too keen on the almost “Evoque” styling and I often hear that the old boxier body is preferred.
August 6, 2018

Suzuki Baleno GLX 1,4 Manual

The Baleno definitely added some spunk to my day every time I got to drive it around the highways and byways of Joburg. Its exterior sportiness and blue light instrument panels, a 6,2-inch TFT colour screen on the infotainment, tinted side windows and keyless start button all ads to the energetic personality of this car.
March 28, 2018

Audi Q5 2,0 TFSI S Tronic

Vorsprung durch technik, indeed. The elegant new Q5 is an incredibly smooth ride offering you all the power, space, utilities and up-to-date tech you need in a sporty looking vehicle.
March 28, 2018

Volkswagen Polo 1,0 Highline DSG

Without a doubt one of South Africa’s favourite cars, the Volkswagen Polo, has come back as a new car in its sixth generation. It is longer and lower in height while also being larger on the inside without a bodyweight increase.