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  1. Z

    2007 vs 2017 Toyota corolla: Help me choose

    Hey guys, I am 27 years old, i am looking at buying a toyota corolla because i heard they last longer. So i am stuck between two options (I have saved up 80k): 1. 2007 corolla 1.6i with 120k mileage for 80k (I will pay cash. buy only third party insurance which should cost around R200p/m). 2...
  2. J

    Never renewed drivers license

    Hey everybody. So my question is, I have skipped renewal of my license for the last 8 years. Does anyone know if their will be any extra fees, I will have to pay? Or if I can get in trouble for not renewing it all these years? I really need to renew for a new job I got my boss said I need a...
  3. S

    Car slipped on slippery metal bumps

    Hi everyone. So I was driving into an area with metal speed bumps and I slowed down to go over them, I think I lost traction with the low speed and slippery bumps and as I was going over it, there was some slipping, the car basically slipped, then moved itself slightly to the left and went over...
  4. J

    Buying a car from a dealership vs privately

    Hello People! I am planning to buy a car in Cape Town in cash. I am not sure whether I should buy it from a dealership or privately. From what I have seen, buying privately will be a little cheaper. However, there may be some cons to it which I am not aware of. Could someone please guide me on...
  5. P

    Questions about selling a car that's been in an accident

    Hi guys, I was just involved in my second accident in my car. First one I was rear ended at a stop street and this one a student driver pulled out from a stop street perpendicular to me without looking and we collided. So neither were too bad in terms of damage. My question is how is this...
  6. D

    Roadworthy of a Project Car

    Hi Guys, I'm planning to build up a a project car either based on a rolling chassis or custom-fab. Obviously it will be a mix of parts, which may prove tricky to get roadworthy-ed. I'm curious if any mybroadband members have done something like this and succeeded or run into any issues? or...
  7. EnderZaMan

    First car financing/employment question

    Hey guys, I had a question. I'll be financing a car within the next 2-3 months, just building up a large deposit. I work as an Independent Contractor for an American company. I have a signed contract which gets renewed every year. I believe I will have to finance in person so I can explain...
  8. S

    What broken components are these?(2005 Polo Comfortline)

    Hi guys So my car has been making a very obscure sound on start up that I could not pinpoint for a few days, then a rattling sound started coming from the drive belt. I started it yesterday morning and heard the same sound, a few seconds after opening the bonnet I saw something really tiny...
  9. R

    2015 Ford figo fan belt

    Hi, hope you guys can help. I know nothing about cars. I have a 2015 (Old shape) Ford Figo Ambiante 1.4 (Petrol), No Ford dealership seems to want to tell me what type of fan belt my vehicle uses. Is there anybody that might know which fan belt my vehicle uses? I was told by Ford on my last...
  10. Lebogang95

    Remote Kill Switch For Car ? Recommendations ?

    I got a tracker for my car. But now I want a remote kill switch to stop potential hijackers on their tracks before they get far. Yes, I'm paranoid but this is my first car & this is South Africa. Also, I intend on not losing it. Not anytime soon anyway.
  11. C

    Renault Sandero Stepway - Any opinions and/or experience?

    Hi All I'm considering buying a Renault Sandero Stepway for my daughter, either new or low mileage. Does anyone have any experience with this car that they can share? I have not driven any Renault cars before and I've heard that parts have been be a problem, is this still the case? I'm...
  12. D

    Best car seat covers

    Hey guys As a recently new driver I've recently got myself a nice 2001 VW Polo but the seats are a little scruffy so I thought I'd throw some covers on them. With such a wide range available I'm lost as to which are good. I've seen a lot of stingray ones but which "models" of cover are the best...
  13. P

    Best time to sell your car?

    Hey guys, Thought I would get some opinions on this, what is the best time to sell your car and get a new one? Some people drive their cars until they are forced to sell, but at that point you get next to nothing for it and have put in a bunch more money on repairs, not to mention the...
  14. F

    Thoughts on a 2009 Volvo Xc60 3.0T Geartronic.

    Hey everyone. Can you please help me? What’s you thoughts on a 2009 Volvo Xc60 3.0T Geartronic. I was in an accident and the insurance payed out. Saw a 2009 Volvo Xc60 3.0T Geartronic at a dealership with just over 280 000km on the clock. Is it a great car to buy to use as a daily family car or...
  15. Bresder

    What's a good student car?

    Price within the range of R50k or below. Something that can also travel and also safe.
  16. GipsyD

    What is BMW's stand on 3rd party body modifications?

    Building on from the 335i post I created some time back... So my same friend is looking at getting an extended warranty with BMW South Africa on his second hand 335i Luxury Line. But like I said in the last post, he wants to upgrade it cosmetically (i.e. add a more "aggressive" M Style Body...
  17. Bresder

    Need to buy a car for a get around

    Considering a entry level car not expensive and probably low to maintain. Take in consideration a person. Second Hand, more like the price of a VW Golf Citi. Was/still considering one. Any suggestions or advise?
  18. GipsyD

    OEM M Sport Body Kit for F30 3 Series?

    One of my very good mates recently got a 335i Luxury Line (second hand, of course). He is more than pleased with the performance of the car, and especially the sound it makes from the rear end, but he feels that the Luxury Line body kit is too dull and subdued, and that it is hiding the car's...
  19. GipsyD

    Audi S3 SB vs Toyota GT86 vs Focus ST3 - Daily Driver

    Hi all First post here, so be gentle. I'm currently looking at replacing my daily driver (E87 135i M Sport Coupe) of 3 years, and have about R500-R600K to play with. I'm looking for something sporty, something that will put a smile on my face every time I get in and turn the key. I've narrowed...
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