The French have always done things their own way, and 2021's New Year's celebrations were sensational to say the least - cars were set alight as part of a game, we kid you not. A hapless Canadian bought the same model of car twice, only to have it stolen twice. 'Scrap Car Comparisons' is a company offering unconventional therapy to car owners who don't know how to dispose of their old motor vehicles. Finally, you might be surprised at the results of a study into where most car accidents take place. Powered by AutoTrader.

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It's that time of year when people will be driving to their holiday destinations, and George gives us tips on how to drive safely with a trailer. The Germans have thrown some prohibitive bureaucracy the way of Tesla, and it threatens to dent the earnings of Elon and his shareholders. Also in Germany, a delivery driver worked the system for 40 years - until the devil inevitably came for his pound of flesh… Plus: an app that will refuel your car at a location of your choice? Sign us up! Powered by AutoTrader.

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This week on #AutoCentral, SA’s no.1 motoring podcast, George Mienie and Wandile Sishi look back over the decades to understand and make sense of why SUVs quickly became one of the most sought after and popular body types. One of SA's top motoring journalists, Chad Lückhoff, joins the conversation to talk about the latest Toyota Fortuner and he unpacks whether this new face-lifted model has the stuff to ensure that the Fortuner remains SA's top selling new and used SUV. Lastly, George and Wandi answer your motoring questions, such as whether petrol or diesel is preferable for someone who wants an SUV, how to determine if a dealership is trustworthy, and which affordable used SUV should get your attention. Powered by AutoTrader.

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On this week’s #AutoCentral - SA’s number 1 motoring podcast - George Mienie and Wandile Sishi are joined by Gary Scott, CEO of Kia Motors South Africa, to unpack Kia’s local growth over the past two decades and elaborate on the manufacturer’s future plans for the local market. The trio also discuss the importance of the growing second-hand market, look into the advantages of buying a used car with Kia Konfidence, and how well the company’s local operations have recovered since lockdown. Kia’s international EV strategy also comes under the microscope... and we find out if electric Kias are on the horizon in SA soon. Powered by AutoTrader.

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Considering the ever-moving consumer landscape, how has the notion of going for a test drive changed? Are we seeing the end of car dealerships? DigiCars may be a future solution for buying cars. What causes the most accidents on the road? George gives us a list of the fastest cars. By the way... don't let a moose lick your car. There's a Black Friday special at AutoTrader, don't delay!

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This week on South Africa’s no. 1 motoring podcast, hosts George Mienie and Wandile Sishi evaluate the merits of buying a used car instead of a new one. They are joined by Sean Nurse, who relays his experience behind the wheel of the stunningly potent new Porsche 911 Turbo S... plus the team answers your motoring related questions in the Ask AutoTrader segment. Powered by AutoTrader.

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Which manufacturer is the most trusted around the world? George Mienie gives us the rules of how to navigate a traffic circle, which is a real bugbear for him. What is the state of road markings on South African roads, and why does it take so long to fix potholes? There is a new scam doing the rounds... watch out for it! What are the different legal ages for driving globally? Powered by AutoTrader.

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This week on #AutoCentral, SA’s number 1 motoring podcast, George Mienie and Wandile Sishi explain in-depth what hybrid vehicles are, and why this propulsion technology never really gained popularity in South Africa. Chad Lückhoff joins the conversation to review another kind of fuel-saving vehicle – the Ford EcoSport, and he details why it is often one of the top 10 most searched for cars on AutoTrader. Lastly, the team answers your car-buying questions... such as whether apparently identical fuels on offer from various suppliers are in fact of the same quality. Powered by AutoTrader.

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This week on South Africa’s no.1 motoring podcast, George Mienie and Wandile Sishi attempt to confirm or debunk whether the price of cars has increased. Chad Lückhoff also joins the conversation to talk about South Africa’s 'cheapest' all-electric car – the Mini SE. Lastly, the team answers some of your questions in the ‘Ask AutoTrader’ segment, such as the difference between balloon and residual payments, and the issues that could impact your insurance claim settlements. Powered by AutoTrader.

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This week’s no.1 South African motoring podcast, AutoCentral with George Mienie and Wandile Sishi, is dedicated to all the V8-engine lovers out there. The team look into whether or not this beloved engine configuration could be making its last revs. AutoTrader motoring journalist Martin Pretorius also joins the conversation to tell us what it‘s like to live with the Ford Mustang Bullitt. Lastly, the team answers some of your questions in the ‘Ask AutoTrader’ segment, such as how to save on fuel costs and much more. Powered by AutoTrader.

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