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What does your car say about you?

The vehicle you drive could have a direct baring on your personality. Take a look...

What you should know about Turbodiesels

South African motorists were rather late to arrive at the performance/economy party that is the modern turbodiesel engine.

Previous polls

24 July 2017

Which motorcycle do you think should be crowned 2017 SA Bike of the Year??

BMW G310R 11% 68 votes

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BMW GS Rally3 12% 76 votes

12

Ducati Supersport 7% 46 votes

7

Ducati Multistrada 7% 44 votes

7

Honda Fireblade 14% 90 votes

14

India Scout 3% 16 votes

3

Kawasaki Versys 2% 14 votes

2

Kawasaki Z1000SX 3% 21 votes

3

Kawasaki Z900 1% 6 votes

1

KTM1090R 3% 16 votes

3

KTM1290R 8% 51 votes

8

Suzuki SV650 3% 19 votes

3

Suzuki GSX R 9% 56 votes

9

Yamaha R6 7% 46 votes

7

03 August 2017

Do you think a ban on petrol and diesel vehicles to curb air pollution would work in SA?

SA is nowhere near ready for it 58% 13503 votes

58

Yes, charging an electric car will be cheaper than fuel 5% 1176 votes

5

I'm not ready for such a drastic change 3% 659 votes

3

SA will still be using petrol and diesel cars in 2100 34% 7814 votes

34

25 July 2017

What should be done about reckless driving in South Africa?

A two year jail sentence or R10 000 fine 21% 5221 votes

21

A driving ban 29% 7121 votes

29

A more comprehensive driving test 5% 1309 votes

5

More visible policing in SA 45% 11134 votes

45

27 June 2017

When you get a traffic fine, or an infringement in a roadblock, what do you do?

I ignore it 40% 9479 votes

40

I contest it in court 4% 914 votes

4

I question the validation of the equipment 7% 1577 votes

7

I just pay it and move on 49% 11614 votes

49

23 June 2017

If you have to use a crammed means of public transport, what do you do?

Just wait for the next train, bus or taxi 54% 5398 votes

54

Force myself in, I want to get home 27% 2713 votes

27

Get out when I see what’s about to happen 10% 1001 votes

10

Report it to law enforcement 9% 887 votes

9

07 June 2017

How do you feel about car seats for children?

My car doesn't move if the kids aren't strapped in 86% 19696 votes

86

I often forget to buckle the kids up 5% 1071 votes

5

I can’t afford it, it's too expensive 10% 2221 votes

10

01 June 2017

New number plate laws will be implemented later in 2017. What do you think of having to renew your plates every five years?

It's a waste of money 71% 14061 votes

71

Good idea, will reduce licence corruption 4% 829 votes

4

What's the point? Too many unroadworthy vehicles 22% 4270 votes

22

I don't care, I'll just pay 3% 553 votes

3

03 May 2017

What do you think can be done to revive declining car sales in SA?

Reduce import duties on cars 59% 14523 votes

59

Encourage more local production 19% 4688 votes

19

Scrap the ban on used imports 12% 3035 votes

12

Tax breaks for hybrid/electric cars 10% 2416 votes

10

26 March 2017

Government spending R41-million on luxury cars...

is a disgusting waste of tax-payer money 89% 27122 votes

89

is justified as they are ministers 2% 582 votes

2

sends the wrong message to citizens 9% 2676 votes

9

03 January 2017

What would you like to see changed on SA's roads in 2017?

Visible policing 17% 3685 votes

17

Fewer reckless drivers 10% 2202 votes

10

Unroadworthy vehicles removed 19% 3968 votes

19

Taxis to drive responsibly 37% 7856 votes

37

No corrupt traffic cops 16% 3440 votes

16

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