Moment Of Truth For The Young Guns

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The Young Guns team up again this weekend, with a single objective in mind: to win the HMC Electrothread Rally and close the gap to the championship leader. The fifth round of the South African National Rally Championship gets underway from the Cow House Market in Hazeldean Valley (east of Pretoria) on Friday afternoon, and one thing is guaranteed: Dust. That’ll make things even more challenging as the crews negotiate the fast roads that are likely to make up the event. Road position on Saturday will be doubly-important and anyone…

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The 2019 Ford Ranger Raptor on its way to SA in 2019! How does it compare to the real thing?

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The 2019 Ford Ranger Raptor has finally been revealed in its final form, and even though we don’t have a full spec sheet yet we can compare quite a few metrics between this and its big American brother the F-150 Raptor. The U.S. market Raptor is based on the F-150, which as many of you know is a half-ton or “full-sized” pickup truck. The Ranger, or at least the new incoming one, is a “mid-sized” pickup truck. In this case, the size distinction between the two is pretty tight though.…

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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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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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BREAKING: Another Ford Kuga is ablaze in Johannesburg

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Graeme Hosken | 17 January, 2017 11:45 The company maintains that the Kuga fires were caused by a coolant system fault exacerbated by South Africa’s hot climate.  The fire comes a day after Ford SA CEO Jeffery Nemeth announced a safety recall on over 4,500 1.6l EcoBoost Ford Kugas built between 2012-2014. The company maintains that the Kuga fires were caused by a coolant system fault exacerbated by South Africa’s hot climate. Investigations have revealed that the fires were caused by overheating, which led to cylinder heads cracking and oil…

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