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Nissan Patrol road evaluation

With a 110kW powerplant offering 371Nm of torque, the Nissan Patrol 3-litre turbodiesel pickup is far from being your average, prissy Sandton kerb-climber. It’s a tough, no-nonsense workhorse. Jake Venter was in the driving seat.
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The Prado gets a facelift

Top engineering and performance come at a cost – and not only a financial one! After test-driving the new Prado, Chris Nel finds himself admiring its technology, but questioning its complexity.
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Land Rover Freelander 2 – performance & comfort

Land Rover’s Freelander 2 combines everything you need to be able to travel South Africa’s highways and byways in comfort and safety. And there’s plenty of power and driving performance in the package too. Lloyd Phillips was in the driving seat.
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The Mitsubishi Triton Single Cab tough & capable

If the 2,4l petrol model is anything to go by, Mitsubishi’s new 4x2 Triton Single Cab bakkies have the potential to make a name for themselves as highly efficient workhorses. Lloyd Phillips took it for a test drive.
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Wildebees hunting boot

A high quality leather boot crafted for all-day walking in rough terrain.
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1,000,000+ kilometers of engine life using Caltex Delo 400 Multigrade

Recently a team of Chevron personnel along with local OE dealer maintenance personnel tore down a Cummins ISX 500 engine for Quality Oils Transport that hauls oil products between Bloemfontein and East London over many miles of changing conditions and elevation grades.
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GWM C10: get it all without breaking the bank

Crammed with features, yet highly affordable, this handsome hatchback is good value for money. Just a pity about the lack of vooma. Lloyd Phillips reports.
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The GWM Steed 5

GWM’s new double-cabs are ready for any task and should appeal to SA’s cost-conscious bakkie-lovers. Lloyd Phillips reports.
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A double cab that means business

Robust and sporty. Packed with features. And keenly priced. That’s GWM’s new 4x2 or 4x4 Steed 5 2.0VGT Double Cab. And at its heart is the gutsy 4D20 turbo diesel engine developed by Great Wall Motors. The winning engine, first used in the H5 2.0VGT SUV, is perfect for the Steed 5 double cab.
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To anywhere & back, with the Tomcar

Tough, strong and as agile as a klipspringer, the Tomcar is a remarkable vehicle.
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