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    Do you miss it when you see it on the road...

    I miss some of my old cars... 1978 Beetle yellow - Nope was a rust bucket that was destined for the scrap heap 1972 Beetle pearl white - Yeah it was a great base for a proper resto, just didn't have the time or patience or money when I had it. Constant electrical problems. Constantly swelled...
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    Are people buying Chery

    What are they going to do with a recording of me singing Janet Jackson off key :ROFL:
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    Are people buying Chery

    You probably would find alot off VW parts in it Isn't this globalisation - having the same products offered all over the world and for different markets... It only makes sense, like how Kia and Hyundai share platforms, they don't both need to fork out for the R&D costs and can split the...
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    Are people buying Chery

    I think that stigma will fade if they prove themselves and offer competitive prices, also they produce some high end cars in China as well, so they probably do know a few things about car manufacturing. I am all for cheaper, reliable cars for more people to get on the roads and have freedom...
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    VW Polo Mk6 range incl GTI (2018)

    In other countries it's unique, in SA it says "I stole my car in installments"
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    VW Polo Mk6 range incl GTI (2018)

    Old news but still pretty cool. https://www.motor1.com/news/467363/vw-polo-harlequin-homage-netherlands/
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    VW Nivus (Polo-based coupe crossover)

    Then what's the point of the T-Roc?
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    Basic Fuel Price data points to R3.81 petrol price increase

    Let's just say I'm glad I am currently living in Gibraltar and use my car once a month. For everything else I use my Jesus wheels (legs)
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    Fuel savers: i10 vs kwid vs s presso vs KUV vs GO

    Agreed, I personally wouldn't pick the amaze either, but from what I hear the Honda network are pretty decent, and was just trying to prove how many other options are out there. My pick from that bunch would be that new 208
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    Fuel savers: i10 vs kwid vs s presso vs KUV vs GO

    Who buys a Kwid when they could get an Up! that's maybe 2 years old with no mileage for R70k less? If you are looking stricly at city cars that is... Otherwise, I second the suggestion of a second hand diesel fiesta. Here are some alternates I found if you are interested in newer. Honestly...
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    Which car manufacturer do you think makes the best standard/stock sound system?

    I still can't fathom what happened, it used to be really decent in the days of the e46 e87 e53 - my F30 was the worst sound system I have ever had in a car. The best would be a toss up between my Opel Adam which had the upgraded 7 speaker system and a Mini Cooper with the upgraded HK system.
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    Will there ever be another true "people's car"?

    I have no problem with the Polo, in fact I owned one - but the term people's car means that most people could reasonably afford it. The price of a new beetle in the 70s was equivalent to roughly R120k today. What car can you buy for that with decent build quality and is widely accepted as a good...
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    Will there ever be another true "people's car"?

    I don't think their respective prices would qualify them for a people's car.
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    Will there ever be another true "people's car"?

    There are a few issues with EV's yes, but I think if you look at how long it took the ICE car to evolve into what it is today, EV's are advancing extremely quickly, I think the issues come from a moral perspective, such as the child labour that people say is prevalant in mining the nickel for...
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