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AA parts survey: Ford Ranger the big winner

AA parts survey: Ford Ranger the big winner

The Alfa Romeo Stelvio emerged as the unexpected two-category top performer. The Ford Ranger and Alfa Romeo Stelvio have emerged as the top ranking models in the first ever Spare Parts Pricing Guide tabled by the Automobile Association (AA). Spanning ten categories and 63 vehicles with aspects taken into consideration comprising the actual price of […]

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190 kW Amarok slays Subaru WRX STI

190 kW Amarok slays Subaru WRX STI

South Africa’s fastest bakkie does not only leave every other double cab choking in its dust, but some other giants too. It is no longer any sort of secret, we have done all the testing, and Volkswagen’s 190 kW Amarok V6 TDI is by far South Africa’s fastest off the showroom floor stock standard 4×4 […]

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Toyota Hilux vs Ford Ranger set for epic future engine war

Toyota Hilux vs Ford Ranger set for epic future engine war

No holds barred in South Africa’s biggest bakkie battle as new models expected towards the end of 2022. Over the past few years, the whole “Battle of the Bakkies” trend in South Africa has exclusively become a turbodiesel war with Volkswagen’s 190 kW V6 Amarok ruling the performance roost. But what if I were to […]

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Aggressively styled JAC T9 bakkie confirmed for South Africa

Aggressively styled JAC T9 bakkie confirmed for South Africa

For now, only a single engine has been confirmed, a 2.5-litre turbodiesel expected to produce 140kW. On the back of fellow Chinese brand Chery announcing its return to South Africa this week, the local arm of JAC Motors has confirmed the introduction of its new flagship T9 bakkie later this year. Set to be positioned […]

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Ford Ranger FX4 cleverer than Toyota Hilux

Ford Ranger FX4 cleverer than Toyota Hilux

Smart features include starting the bakkie from your mobile app to warm up the cabin on chilly winter mornings. Remember those ads where the boy bragged that that dad’s Toyota Hilux was “tougherer”? Well now it’s a case of the Ford Ranger being cleverer. It’s month three with our long-term Ford Ranger FX4 and we […]

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FX4 finds sweet spot in Ford Ranger double cab line-up

FX4 finds sweet spot in Ford Ranger double cab line-up

The local Ford Ranger FX might not be a pimped up off-roader like it is overseas, but rather an attractive bakkie at the right price. Our long-term Ford Ranger FX4 landed in this writer’s care for a few weeks recently where it elicited a rather fond piece of nostalgia. Unlike in the United States where […]

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