SA Bike of Year: 'BMW GS gets my vote'

2014-07-07 10:42

Wheels24 LEONARD ERASMUS tells us why the BMW 1200 GS deserves to win the title 2014 SA Bike of the Year. Do you agree with him? If not tell us why - and which would be your choice.

Reader: Classics on safari in Kruger

2014-07-04 12:53

Reader JOHAN VERMEULEN drove in a classic-car enthusiasts' dream - a trip through the Kruger Park at the wheel of classic cars.

Land Rover Defender: Keep it or can it?

2014-03-13 12:43

“Why throw all that intellectual property away…” Wheels24 reader Rod Bowes suggest that Land Rover continues to build its Defender, though on a limited scale.

Stop-street blitz: 58 offenders filmed

2014-03-11 10:44

Wheels24 reader BAREND WASSERMAN videoed 58 traffic violations in less than five minutes at a crossroads in Vanderbijlpark. Watch as drivers merely slow or brazenly blow past STOP signs.

2014 SA Coty: Porsche controversy

2013-10-22 09:28

‘The 2013 Coty judges were wrongly criticised,’ writes Wheels24 reader PHILIP HIGGO who believes the Porsche Cayman S will not get the 2014 title as it's plagued by the 2012 controversy.

Reader: Pinetown driver not to blame

2013-09-18 07:54

Wheels24 reader Mike believes the driver of an articulated truck that killed 23 people in Pinetown "cannot be held responsible for an unroadworthy vehicle".

Readers: Gauteng rider outrage

2013-08-29 12:15

"This guy is a foolish, low-life scumbag", "Take away his bike and destroy it" - Wheels24 readers express their outrage at a negligent rider who was caught speeding through Gauteng with a little girl riding pillion.

Crazy crash: Car-park nightmare

2013-08-20 10:01

Imagine this: You’re driving through a car-park and ahead, you notice a driver careering towards you at speed! One unlucky driver bore the brunt of a negligent female driver in a crazy crash video.

E-toll claims: Readers respond

2013-08-05 07:00

Sanral claims 83% of drivers will pay R100 or less a month on e-tolls. Wheels24 readers shared their thoughts on Sanral's latest "get your e-tag" push.

SPIED: 2013 Smart ForTwo

2013-07-24 07:04

Spy photographers captured more images of Smart’s next-generation ForTwo. The model spotted in testing reveals more of the front-end styling. Check out our gallery!

JPSA: 'Law enforcement deficient'

2013-07-12 13:05

Justice Project South Africa’s national chairman Howard Dembovsky shares his thoughts on South Africa's drug-driving issue.

W Cape road deaths: Year-to-date

2013-07-12 08:18

The Western Cape road-death toll is still falling, but not as quickly as in previous periods. Cape MEC Robin Carlisle blames the removal of the "name and shame" campaign.

IAC, Feltex JV a boost for SA

2013-07-10 11:30

Good news for South Africa's vehicles industry - International Automotive Components (IAC) will partner with SA-based car component supplier Feltex Automotive. What’s more, local passenger car production is on track to exceed 600 000 units.

VW’s latest GTI - we drive it!

2013-07-05 12:35

'Often rivalled, never equalled'. VW’s GTI is in SA with a mission: to provide a Jack-of-all-trades performer to rival the Ford Focus ST. We drive it...

Lancer 2.0: More kit, same price

2013-07-03 14:30

Mitsubishi says it has increased the value proposition of its Lancer sedan with additional kit and improved safety. And the price hasn't changed...

Toyota recalls 185 000 cars

2013-07-03 10:50

Toyota has recalled 185 000 vehicles globally, including its Yaris, due to a glitch in the power steering system.

Honda SA recalls Jazz...again

2013-07-02 07:58

Honda will recall over 20 000 Jazz models in South Africa to replace a power window switch in order to prevent a potential fire risk.

Taking on Golf: Next Mazda3

2013-06-27 12:12

The third-generation Mazda3 has shown off its curves globally as the Japanese automaker hopes its new model will be a far more serious contender to Volkswagen’s Golf.

Parking spot sold for R5.6m

2013-06-26 08:35

Parking is such a precious commodity in Boston that a woman was willing to pay R5.6-million for two spots near her home. Wouldn't a parking meter be cheaper?

Blue-lighters: Readers respond

2013-06-25 08:46

"We're tired of these blue-light bullies who can't manage their diaries!" Wheels24 readers respond to new regulations which could mean jail time for arrogant VIP's.

Pump-jockey wage: Readers respond

2013-06-21 14:27

"Get rid of them - let the public pump their own fuel!" Wheels24 readers respond to the National Union of Metalworkers of Sa call for a minimum wage of at least R6000 for pump-jockeys.

Parts support: Mopar now in SA

2013-06-21 08:38

Chrysler has opened a Mopar parts distribution centre in Pretoria to supply 50 000 parts to customers in South Africa, Botswana and Namibia.

Reader’s ride: 2013 Ford Fiesta ST

2013-06-19 09:29

“The car has grown from a naughty teen into a true athlete,” writes a Wheels24 reader he trades his well-loved Fiesta for its race-bred ST sibling.

Top Brazil cars 'crash peril'

2013-06-14 11:50

Oh boy, have you bought a car made in Brazil? The government there is to build a test facility to improve the country's dangerous products.

Forget km/l - meet the eLitre

2013-06-13 11:36

US automakers, hard-pressed to push electric vehicles, have a new tool to tempt customers who doubt the savings over liquid fuel. Meet the eGallon... or, in SA, the eLitre?


Reader: Classics on safari in Kruger

2014-07-06 13:00

Wheels24 reader JOHAN VERMEULEN drove in a classic-car enthusiasts' dream - a safari through the Kruger Park at the wheel of classic cars. Check his superb gallery and video of the trip...

Reader: Bring on Formula E

2014-03-25 07:14

'In time Formula 1 will die down,' writes Wheels24 reader JASON VAN SCHALKWYK who is eagerly awaiting for the 2014 Formula E season to kick off.

Stop-street blitz: 58 offenders filmed

2014-03-11 11:30

Wheels24 reader BAREND WASSERMAN videoed 58 traffic violations in less than five minutes at a crossroads in Vanderbijlpark. Watch as drivers merely slow or brazenly blow past STOP signs.

4 worst things about showrooms

2013-10-28 08:08

'Showrooms don't necessarily sell cars'. Wheels24 reader GERT NAUDE responds to Chrysler SA CEO Trent Barcroft's comments regarding the 2013 Johannesburg motor show - and has advice for automakers.

2014 SA Coty finalists named

2013-10-21 10:58

The 2014 SA Car of the Year finalists have been revealed at the 2013 Johannesburg motor show. Find out which models are the cream of the SA motoring crop and vote for your favourite!

Formula M: 50 years in SA

2013-09-05 13:16

TJAART JOUBERT, chairman of the South African Formula M Racing Club, is calling on former members and fans as the club celebrates its 50th year in motorsport. Not familiar with the sport? Watch Formula M racing action at Zwartkops!

Wheels24 readers survey results

2013-08-21 16:18

44% want a new vehicle, 70% hate monthly payments, 55% are petrol heads... Wheels24 asked and you responded to our reader survey!

SA Boty: BMW GS 'no contest'

2013-08-20 07:46

Wheels24 reader WINDALL BEKKER challenges fellow biker DENNIS VAN ASWEGEN's claims that the BMW GS, 2013 SA Bike of the Year, is "as exciting as yesterday's news".

Video: Don't pretend to be Loeb

2013-07-24 07:49

A driver almost drives his car off a cliff by pretending to be rally driver in his Subaru WRX. By his own admission: "Don't pretend to be a rally driver when you're not." Check out the video!

L-men: 'Drugs devastate lives'

2013-07-12 14:00

National president of the South African Institute of Driving instructors, Pat Allen, says he welcomes any move to combat drug-driving in SA.

Reader: Va-va-voom in Clio 4

2013-07-12 12:27

Its curvaceous design, a pleasure behind the wheel and stunning inside... Wheels24 reader ROBERT DANIELS shares his thoughts on the new Renault Clio.

'Honey, I crashed the kids...'

2013-07-11 11:34

Let this serve as a warning to all parents - an unthinking mom shows how NOT to cross the street with children. Learn the lesson - LOOK first!

Reader response: 2013 Boty

2013-07-07 16:40

Wheels24 reader Andrew Perkin shares his selection of motorcycles for the 2013 SA Bike of the Year awards.

More readers' 2013 Boty picks

2013-07-04 10:20

Kawasaki Z800, Suzuki Inazuma 250, KTM 1190... Wheels24 readers tell us which bike(s) should claim the 2013 SA Bike of the Year crown.

SA parts ban: Industry shake-up

2013-07-03 13:09

If the government goes ahead with plans to ban the sale of second-hand car parts the industry could be severely damaged, writes FAnews' Jonathan Faurie.

2013 Bike of the Year finalists

2013-07-02 14:22

Everybody's heard of the SA Car of the Year competition but what about the annual Bike of the Year awards? DAVE FALL gets to grips with the 2013 South African Bike of the Year finalists.

Fuel price: Increase details

2013-06-28 08:07

“I’m afraid it’s not good news," reports one economists as experts warn the Central Energy Fund is about to announce an 80-90c/litre increase in the petrol price.

Rencken: 2013 Brit GP preview

2013-06-27 12:11

Sebastian Vettel, Fernando Alonso, Kimi Raikkonen... victory at the 2013 British Grand Prix "is expected to be thrashed out between this trio," writes DIETER RENCKEN.

Pump-jockeys: Unions to blame

2013-06-26 07:43

Wheels24 reader STEPHEN HERBST says "unions are only good for striking and global embarrassment.”

Poor drivers go to tyre rentals

2013-06-24 20:36

Shocked by soaring tyre prices and short on funds, a growing number of drivers are renting rubber to keep their cars moving. Would you rent your tyres?

Video: Ford’s 'robotic' drivers

2013-06-21 10:17

Ford becomes the first automaker to use robots to test its vehicles. Watch as the automaker's robot-driven Transit van is put through rigourous test to ensure vehicle safety… for humans! VIDEO

Vanquish Volante unleashed

2013-06-19 14:09

Aston Martin has today unveiled the newest of its sports-car family – the 421kW Vanquish Volante. You could have this stunning drop-top... provided you have R3.1-million to spare. GALLERY

My love affair with cars

2013-06-18 09:47

"I love cars. They don’t have to be sleek, fast and expensive to be lovable," writes Wheels24 reader YagAvaryu.

Stylish MG3 headed for SA

2013-06-13 15:03

Chinese-owned British automaker MG has revealed its latest model in the UK. Take a look at the stylish MG3 that's headed for SA!

Speech-to-text distracting drivers

2013-06-12 12:31

A study reveals that speech-to-text devices can prove to be a distraction behind the wheel, even more so than listening to the radio or conversing with passengers.

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