• Automotive,  Cars

    Is the Ford Thunder Worth it?

    Guess who finally got to test drive one of the Ford bakkies… ME! After almost a year of constant nagging, I was finally put on the list to test the Ford Ranger Thunder. Ford is globally known for producing “tough” cars because they are mostly built for off-road or heavy duty functionality.  I had only seven days to test drive and enjoy this car and, lucky for me, I had a perfect trip set out for the West Coast which is a mix of both gravel and tar surfaces. Unlike the Raptor, the Thunder sits in the “special” category of the Ranger derivatives with its sporty look. As usual, I…

  • Automotive,  Lifestyle

    2021 Toyota Urban Cruiser

    Raise your hand if a member of your family has ever owned a Toyota… me too! Growing up, Toyota was always the first go-to brand that a lot of my friends’s family went for – including mine, because my uncle owned taxis. I grew up in a rural area where big cars were a must, and I remember being young and watching all the neighbourhood kids chase after the only Toyota Prado that existed on our street – in my naive mind, it was a sign of making it in life.  Well, call it a full circle moment because I have finally had the chance to test drive my first…

  • Automotive

    Kia Closing its Gaps with the Sonet

    Kia has finally launched its new Sonet and lucky for you, my dearest reader, I was there to capture every moment of it. In this week’s post, we look at how Kia manages to move with the times while merging its product offering with the encouragement for you to be inspired to be and go wherever you want. Earlier this month I was invited to the Kia Sonet launch at The Westin in Cape Town. The test drive started from The Westin to The Marine Hotel in Hermanus with a pit stop at Creations Wines along the way. The drive, whilst long, was pleasantly comfortable and with the accelerator pedal…

  • Automotive

    Off-road with the Suzuki Jimny

    The Suzuki Jimmy has been on my “to drive” list for as long as I can remember, but it always eluded me and as they say “patience is a virtue”. I waited for over a year to have the Suzuki Jimmy on test and when it arrived a day before my birthday, I could not stop looking at it. I was anxious about the trip I would be taking for the week to Magoebaskloof in the Limpopo province in the 4th Generation Jimny and I wanted to find out why everyone (including myself actually) has been gushing over it. Packed and ready to tackle the 4-hour drive out of Pretoria,…

  • Automotive

    Kia Closes 2020 with a Rio Facelift

    If you thought that Kia was done with the Rio, think again. I recently attended the launch of the revamped loved car in Cape Town which included a test drive all the way to Riebeek Kasteel where, as a new motoring enthusiast, I got to ask a lot of questions. *Sidenote: I always wondered what the LS, LX, EX and TEC meant on Kia cars until I was told that these are terms used as a way to differentiate the mechanics and level of tech a Kia model is at. * What changed: Unlike the Rio 2019, the updated model got a meaner grill that gives it an elegant look…