With the new car market in South Africa feeling the pain of consumer penny pinching, it’s refreshing to see Suzuki coming out with an affordable car that’s specifically mandated to come in at an attractive price point. This obviously means certain compromises have been made, but as we found out, they were the right kind of compromises.
Fiat isn’t necessarily a brand that one sees on the road much in South Africa, but this Italian stable has been producing great cars for decades now. OnRoute had a chance to put both the Panda and the 500L thro
Cars come and go; some impress while others fail to make an impact. But iconic cars like the Volkswagen Beetle, the Mini Cooper, and the Ford Mustang have stood the test of time - strong enough to inspire a new generation of drivers while still providing a nostalgic trip down memory lane.
As little as ten years ago, if anyone had offered you a car with a 1.0 litre engine, you would have laughed at them. But as technology advances and the demand for more economical, environmentally friendly cars increases, it seems every manufacturer is clamouring to produce the best small car on the road.
If we judged the Jeep Wrangler purely on how much everyone talks about this particular Jeep, then we can only imagine that the Wrangler would win car of the year every time it enters. Although, it isn't perfect, it has elements that make it great and the off-road capabilities would astound even a fool-hardy 4X4 nut.