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DON'T DO THIS: It may look spectacular if you're trying to impress your mates but driving a vehicle on its rims is incredibly dangerous. Image: YouTube

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Watch as a baseball-bat wielding passenger charges a fellow road user in a bizarre case of road rage.

Cape Town - From the best-selling cars and bakkies in SA to a usefull motoring guides... we list 8 top motoring stories you shouldn't miss this weekend. 

Some of the top stories this week included an angry rider who flips-off a driver, a viewer laying a  complaint against a Renault TV ad and the best-selling vehicles in August 2016.

Sadly, the the last week of August also saw some horrific incidences on our roads including a paramedic who was  called the k-word and assaulted by a tow-truck operator and a  horror crash that claimed four lives in Gauteng.

Below are 8 top motoring stories this week:

1 Hilux, Fortuner, Polo... best-selling cars, bakkies in SA

August 2016 saw a decline in new vehicle sales, but the Toyota Hilux and Volkswagen Polo Vivo again dominated their respective market segments. The month also saw fewer vehicles being sold compared to the same period in 2015.

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2 The new Tiguan is the SUV Volkswagen desperately needs

Volkswagen launched its new, second-generation Tiguan SUV in South Africa and initial impressions are that this will be another solid offering from the German automaker. Wheels24 attended the local launched and walked away impressed.

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3 Verstappen 'unable to resist the dark side' - F1 reacts to Mad Max

Following the 2016 Belgian GP, Max Verstappen has received nothing but backlashes from the Formula 1 paddock regarding his driving style. Only his team and those moving with the 18-year-old seem to defend his actions at the race, while others are labeling him as dangerous, reckless and 'needing a psychiatrist'.

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4 M5, GTI Clubsport, Civic Type-R... your August road test wrap

During August, Wheels24 published no less than ten road tests and reviewed even more cars. It has been a good month for testing cars and this wrap-up puts together all our articles in one swift package.

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5 You can spark a veldfire?! Why driving on your rims is incredibly dangerous

Did you know that driving on your vehicle's rims can cause spark out of control fires? No? Well, this guide not only warns drivers on the dangers of driving on your rims, but also how to protect yourself and passengers if you're caught in a veldfire.

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6 Epic road rage: Bat-wielding woman charges a driver

Watch as a baseball-bat wielding passenger charges a fellow road user in a bizarre case of road rage.

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7 Watch: How we can make traffic disappear

No driver wants to sit in peak traffic, but did you know that peak hour can actually be avoided? This video explains what should be done to eliminate these jams.

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8 Coulthard tames Merc's beastly AMG GT3 at Kyalami

David Coulthard is currently in South Africa, driving the wheels of a Mercedes-AMG GT3 race car. Wheels24 contributor Ferdi de Vos rode shotgun with the former F1 driver.

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