An SUV love affair, VW's Golf 8 and the electric Porsche Taycan - 7 motoring things to look out for in 2020

2019-12-19 10:00

As the new year beckons as, there are plenty of things automakers and consumers can expect in 2020. Here are seven things to look out for.

Which are the best pre-owned cars to buy in 2019?

2019-08-21 10:30

Twice as many used cars are bought in South Africa every year than new ones and the 2019 Gumtree Autos Pre-Owned Awards uniquely acknowledge that reality by giving local pre-owned car buyers an accessible guide for their choices.

How to get a good used SUV for under R300 000

2019-04-08 07:32

They can be costly but entry-level SUVs are all the rage and through smart pre-owned buying it’s possible to get a good SUV for well under R300 000.

Electric cars and Eskom – Will this work in SA?

2019-02-26 09:39

Shell SA recently announced that it will be launching the first electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in its network this year. Then the country suffered load-shedding...

When are you too old to drive - Should there be a driving limit for the elderly?

2019-01-30 09:00

'There’s no evidence showing that elderly drivers are any more of a hazard on our roads than anyone else,' says Jeff Osborne of Gumtree Automotive.

6 things to keep in mind when buying a second-hand car according to the experts

2018-10-02 21:30

Buying a second-hand vehicle can be a daunting experience but the process can be much easier if you learn from the experts.

'R2000 tank of petrol may not be far away' - record high fuel price will affect the future of motoring in SA

2018-09-11 08:00

'Unless there’s a miraculous uplift in the rand or an equally miraculous downshift in the oil price, the R2000 tank of petrol may not be far away,' says Jeff Osborne, head of Gumtree automotive.

Best-second hand cars in SA: Volkswagen, Mazda tops in vehicle resale values

2018-06-21 19:00

Which cars retain their resale values in South Africa? TransUnion reveals top second hand cars in SA set to compete in the 2018 Gumtree Pre-Owned Vehicle Awards.

Reduce your fuel bill and save your life at the same time by pumping up your tyres

2018-06-21 07:30

'It's estimated that at least a quarter of drivers have one or more under-inflated tyres on their vehicle. This is not only dangerous, but wasteful,' according to Jeff Osborne, Head of Gumtree Automotive.

Will diesel and petrol car bans kill the auto industry?

2018-05-25 11:47

European countries have put plans in motion to eliminate petrol and diesel cars by 2040 in a bid to improve air quality. How will this affect the auto industry?


History in motion: 109-year-old Ford Model T for sale

2019-09-12 12:02

If you're an avid classic car collector and have just under R200k to spare, then this Model T Ford might peek your interest.

Looking for an oldie? Here are some of the rarest and most unusual vintage cars in SA right now

2019-06-19 08:40

With vintage cars now more popular than ever, here are some of the unique models that can be bought locally.

Here's why your car's tyres are so important

2019-03-12 08:46

Tyres are probably the most under-estimated part of motoring. No matter how much you invest in your vehicle, it’s tyres which are your first line of defence against an accident.

Here are 5 cool tips if you're in the market to buy a second-hand bakkie

2019-02-21 07:48

If you're thinking of buying a pre-owned bakkie, these basic tips might come in handy to help you choose the right option.

Here are the next big car trends in SA for 2019

2018-12-20 13:30

Jeff Osborne of Gumtree Auto takes a look at what sort of car trends can be expected in South Africa from next year.

Need a new ride? SA's Pre-owned Car Awards - best-value finalists revealed

2018-09-17 20:30

The finalists have been revealed in Gumtree's 2018 Pre-Owned Car Awards. Take a look at the top cars in 10 different categories.

New SA car sales are on a roll - what does it mean for the used car market?

2018-07-23 17:00

June 2018 was a good month for new car sales in South Africa – 29 886 new passenger vehicles were sold which represents year-on-year growth of over 4%.

Fatal Distractions - 5 major cellphone motoring safety issues that could cost your life

2018-06-21 12:42

Safe driving demands concentration but technology is only increasing the number of ways drivers can lose focus on the road ahead.

A sign of good times? SA car buyers are opting for new vehicles again

2018-05-30 08:36

The long golden run for used vehicle sales in South Africa is noticeably slowing down as local buyers are opting to buy new vehicles again. Is this a sign of good times for the local car industry?

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