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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11.12.20 Pt 2 - We know pets can look like their owners, but can they mirror their owners’ personalities? If you’re old - like, properly old - you know what a pen pal is. The team wonders what that was about... There’s a discussion around the COVID-19 vaccine, and a dissection of just how lazy humans have become - let’s be honest, if money was no object, you’d outsource a few of life’s menial tasks...

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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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Living in South Africa, we have become accustomed to scams, but the latest vehicle hijack scam is on another level - even by our ridiculous standards! Cape Town has taken the first step in encouraging motorists to reduce their emission footprint while in transit. Is it viable for South Africa to stop manufacturing ICE vehicles in the near future? Ford thought they had settled the Kuga cat fight, well... they got an unexpected rebuff to their first settlement offer. 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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27.11.20 Pt 2 - Listen, people let's get it straight... your life is hard, but could we maybe show a level of respect for lives that are objectively hard - your favourite nightclub closing is not a hard life. If you have a family you hate, do you care if they are dead? There's a delicate balance between being a collector and a hoarder... be careful Russian Doll lady! Let's be honest, parents have a favourite child, if this upsets you, it's because you were not the favourite - too bad, too sad! Kevin Derrick of Creative Rides joins us to discuss the sale of legendary car collector Louis Coetzer's incredible collection.

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This week on SA’s number 1 motoring podcast, George Mienie and Wandile Sishi are joined by Robert Mtshali, founder of MobiWash SA, to discuss the challenges facing entrepreneurs during a time of dramatic change. The topic of how to expand your business using personalised solutions could be the saving grace of developing businesses during a global pandemic. Powered by AutoTrader.

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South Africa's road accident death toll could be set to nosedive with an interesting new amendment on the horizon to the drunk driving laws in the country. Hyundai's EV recall is one step forward, three steps back for future thinking drivers. How much would you pay to keep your personalised number plate? And Volvo is dropping cars from 30m in the air, all to save lives. Powered by AutoTrader.

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This week on #AutoCentral, SA’s number 1 motoring podcast, George Mienie and Wandile Sishi delve into the potential impacts of EVs on the automotive industry, namely: maintenance costs, after sale support, and the effect on OEM. Motoring journalist Martin Pretorius also joins the conversation to talk about driving the near perfect BMW M8 Competition Coupé. Finally, the team answers your motoring questions, such as the impact of modifying your car on your warranty, and which entry-level car is best for a new driver. Powered by AutoTrader.

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