Ernest Page

  • A GTI in high heels, or a GTI in army boots?

    A month ago VW opened the order books for the Tiguan TSI 162kW R line. With the waiting list sitting at three months, we managed to get behind the wheel of one for a week of adventure, shopping and launch control. Sit down, shut-up, and drink your chocolate milk,...
  • Chevy Trailblazer 2.8 LTZ vs Toyota Fortuner 2.8 GD6

    Fortuner has long been the SUV king of the hill, but can the original SUV claim its thrown back? We do a comparison and live with both of these for a week. And while I did take the trailblazer off-road, this comparison is more a test to see what these...
  • Renault Clio GT-Line fills the gap

    With passenger car sales up by 0.9% in an ailing market, and Renault’s volume up 13.4%, the French manufacturers compact passenger cars haven’t been doing too badly. Add to that the high demand for the entry level Kwid and it makes sense that Renault would add another car to...
  • Toyota launches tweaked 86, but is it better?

    I’ve always thought the Toyota 86 is a car that I could own, personally . A car I could drive to the office daily and on the way home have fun with, at relatively safe speeds. Thanks to the “over tyred” nature of most modern cars, really handling dynamics...
  • Dodge Demon, too Fast to race?

    I had no idea that the title for “World’s fastest production drag car” existed, and it didn’t, until now. Dodge has laid down the gauntlet so hard that it was declared war on all other manufacturers and started it’s very own power war. This car is packed with so...
  • BAIC D20 officially launches in South Africa

    With three manufacturers pulling out of South Africa over the last few months, it’s surprising when a locally unknown company makes an 11 billion Rand investment into the local market. But this is exactly what BAIC (pronounced “Bike”) has done. And by the looks of things, they’re here to stay....
  • Another GT-R breaks cover ahead of NY Auto Show

    There are lots of interesting stories popping up ahead of the New York Motorshow, few as interesting as “Copzilla”, a car built BY Nissan themselves to showcase how police work is done right. The car sports a custom black matte wrap and police livery. We’re not sure where the...
  • Road Test: Mokka X 1.4 Cosmo Auto

    This week we have the 1.4 turbo Mokka X on test. The spritely new version of the car that first came on the market in 2015 is an interesting and tempting prospect for those looking to purchase in this segment. Let’s take a closer look. On the road The...
  • The Grand Run a home run for SA Super Car pundits and fans

    Breakfast runs are a dime a dozen so when approached by the guys from D1S and Velocity Cars to be part of an event that would do things a little different I jumped at the opportunity to join The Grand run. The “twighlight run”  focused on networking, allowing super...