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You really do need to check, often

There is only one person who has ultimate responsibility for the safety of your vehicle – and that’s you. Relying on others to do it on your behalf is not a wise decision.

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Excuse me, do you have a moment to talk about people carriers?

People carriers, seven-seaters, multi-purpose vehicles. A subject guaranteed to make you as enthusiastic as an unsolicited knock on the door on a Saturday morning. Seriously, when it comes to the motoring world, the subject of people carriers is likely to generate about as much excitement as is talking about tyre maintenance.

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On the Go in 2019

Datsun Go driving on bridge

Those curves, oh good grief, those curves. When you can finally tear your eyes away, you open the door and let the smell of that interior upholstery invade your nostrils as you savour what is about to happen.

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No change in @FordSouthAfrica’s new #Fiesta

Line up for a corner, sight your apex, turn in and you have that deeply satisfying feeling of the G-forces pulling at you as you grip the wheel to stay on course, slowly unwinding to straight ahead as you exit.

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A handful of handy apps

Apps on screen

It has been a while since I’ve shared details of some of the apps I use on my phone regularly. The previous piece I wrote about my mobile apps can be found here.

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SA Car of the Year semi-finalists named

SAGMJ Facebook page

The South African Guild of Motoring Journalists (SAGMJ) last night published the list of semi-finalists in the annual WesBank SAGMJ Car of the Year (COTY) competition.

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Port Elizabeth gets its own ghosts

Traffic cop

Recently it was made public that Port Elizabeth has followed the example set by Cape Town and implemented their own Ghost Squad (unmarked police vehicles). This new setup is part of the city’s recently (finally) launched Metro Police.

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