How to: Drive a Ford Model T

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It’s the second-most-popular car in history, but maybe the most formidable to drive. Ford’s Model T is the second-most-popular car of all time, outselling all but the Volkswagen Beetle, and more than 15 million Ts were built over its 19-year life span. But the Ford was designed before driver controls were standardized, so the odd position of the throttle, brake, and shifter make driving a Model T an archaic and dangerous experience. It’s like trying to do the Charleston while loading a musket after a big night at the speak-easy.…

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How To: Read a Tyre Sidewall

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There?s a lot more information on a tyre?s sidewall than you think, such as where the tyre was made and when, and sometimes even whether your tire complies with pass-by noise regulations in Europe. Here’s how to decode it all: 1.) “245”: The numbers preceding the slash indicate the distance, in millimeters, across the widest point of the tire—called section width (245mm, or 9.65 inches, in this case)—when mounted on a wheel of specified width. Often listed before this number are letters that loosely signify the kind of duty for…

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The new BMW M2 Coupe Edition Black Shadow is Coming to SA, and Its looking hotter than ever!

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The new BMW M2 Coupe Edition Black Shadow will be available to order from April 2018 and at dealer floors from June 2018. The German car maker said there will only 20 units will be available in South Africa. With worldwide sales of more than 12,000 units, the BMW M2 was the most successful model from the BMW M in 2017. BMW said the huge popularity prompted the development of an edition model once more underscoring the compact high-performance sports car’s dynamics. Racing technology and an expressive, high performance-oriented design…

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Cute, Fun and adventurous Ford Ecosport Gets a Nip and Tuck for 2018

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As its name suggests, the EcoSport is a sporty, compact crossover offering an economy-minded package. Since the Launch in 2012 the EcoSport has found its way into many driveways in South African homes and proved reliable and avoided bursting into flames, It has plenty of storage space and a fun side-hinged rear hatch. A turbocharged 1.0-liter three-cylinder with front-wheel drive is standard, I doubt the 2.0L model will make its way to SA but both use a six-speed Manual with Automatic options. An 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system features Apple CarPlay…

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China stakes claim on electric car market with 100 new models at auto show

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Chinese car brands are staking a leadership claim in the global race to dominate electric vehicles, unveiling and promoting more than 100 new models at the country’s annual auto show. More than two-thirds of the hybrid and fully electric plug-in cars on display in Beijing are from Chinese brands, despite international car giants trying hard to court the huge local market with the unveiling of several new electric SUVs. New energy vehicles (NEVs) aren’t just fashionable in China’s big cities — they are also being actively pushed by China’s government…

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