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2018-07-31 19:30

From a luxury car cash-back deal that proved too good to be true to South Africa's top panel beaters, we reflect on the the top stories that made headlines in the automotive world. 

1. WATCH: SA car 'ponzi' scam - How a dealership sold luxury cars to motorists who could never afford them. 

"Carte Blanche investigates how one high-end car dealer had hundreds of people fooled with a bogus cash-back dealer-assist investment scheme linked to a non-existent oil company in Dubai."

Watch the clip here. 

Image: iStock 

2. Why the Rush? Toyota's new compact SUV sets itself apart from the rest 

Around R300 000 there are a host of very good compact crossovers. But none of them can do quite what Toyota’s new Rush can. 

Whatever Toyota does in relation to its South African product portfolio is important news. The largest Japanese car manufacturer also happens to dominate our local market and when it adds a new vehicle, no rival is unaffected.  


Image: Motorpress

3. Petrol station mishap: Lamborghini Huracan goes up in flames 

A Lamborghini Huracan Performante went up in flames when another driver unknowingly drove off with the petrol hose still attached to their vehicle and ignited the supercar on Sunday, July 8 in St Louis, Missouri.

Image: Parker Gelber / Facebook

4. Here's how much South African neighbouring countries are paying for fuel

Most South Africans do not understand why they are paying more for fuel than their neighbours when said neighbours get their fuel supply from our country.

GlobalPetrolPrices.com explains the process on how you end up paying for fuel and the various price differences.

The average price of fuel around the world is R16 per liter. Click here for our infographic on fuel prices in neighbouring countries. 

Image: iStock

5. Here are the best panel beaters in SA most likely to 'fix your car right the first time' - study 

Fixing your vehicle, especially following a crash, is rarely an enjoyable experience; whether it’s a scratch and dent patch-up, hail damage or a more serious accident your car is undoubtedly one of your biggest assets and having it repaired can place a huge burden on your budget. 

For the past 15 years Lightstone Consumer has been measuring customer satisfaction for the premier motor body repairers in South Africa. 

Click here for the full list of the best panel beaters in South Africa 

Image: iStock 



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