My little awesomesaucers – I have been very quiet lately. Please forgive me. Life is busy as I am sure that all you awesome people are aware of and experiencing yourself.
However, I have a little treat for you today. My friends over at Kaspersky Lab and Offerforge have given me some lovely goodies to give to you. I have three different levels of discount to make sure that you people keep your sexy machines safe and sound. How else are we meant to keep in touch if your baby is sick?
I have the following gifts to the first that claim them.
Don’t say that I don’t ever look after you people. I know these gifts are a bit late but enjoy! Read More
I have one of the weirdest tastes in music that I know. Not because I like strange sounds, but simply because I have such a wide variety of music that I listen to and really appreciate. One of those strange tastes is the fact that I am a MASSIVE Eminem fan – like MASSIVE.
At the start of 2011 I decided the three artists that I wished I could see live was Blink 182, Linkin Park and Eminem – in no particular order. In 2012, I managed to tick one of those off the list and saw Linkin Park live and the experience was awesome.
Eminem will now be the next and the one that I have wanted to see the most. Cape Town will be graced with the Rap God on February 26 at the Cape Town Stadium and I think I just wizzed with excitement!
Tickets go on sale on Thursday 21st November at 9am from Computicket. Frankly, I don’t care what they cost, I am getting my hands on some.
No lineup has been confirmed yet, but I am sure he will have a large entourage with him as always. I am also sure that there will be some big acts opening before him.
If you are looking for more info you can head through here and find the official press pack. Read More
Reviving The Opel Brand Press Release
Nostalgia can be good and bad for automakers. Look too far back and you’ll lose foresight. Forget about it altogether and you’ll lose the specialness that attracted loyal followers in the first place.
For a while, Opel in South Africa has dwindled behind the competition. Which was sad since the brand was so favoured by local buyers; but decisions to streamline the model line-up diluted its appeal.
Now the automaker is on a mission to redeem itself not just here, but globally. This is what we heard at their four-model product launch in the Eastern Cape on Wednesday.
Opel’s marketing folks talked about rekindling the glory days; where the mention of Opel sparked excitement, thanks to local icons like the Superboss and GSI-badged thrillers.
Marking the revival is the return of the Opel Astra sedan derivative, which went away quietly in 2002. And we also heard that an OPC version would be looked into.
Then there’s the arrival of the Corsa OPC Nurburgring Edition, only a handful will be available for purchase in South Africa and most of them already have buyers. It’s more expensive than the standard Corsa OPC but comes with more power, more kit and of course exclusivity.
It wasn’t intended as a high volume seller, but rather according to Opel, something that would cast a bright glow on the rest of the range, joining halo models like the Astra OPC launched early this year.
Opel also launched a new turbocharged derivative of the five-door Corsa and reminded us of the existence of their Meriva MPV.
We spent time with all these models – most with the OPC and Astra sedan – so be sure to read our impressions on the Surf4cars website. Read More
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Bank queues, home affairs, doctor’s waiting rooms. Traditionally, the least interesting activities known to mankind. Thankfully you don’t have to page through that tatty copy of Huis Genoot anymore.
Following a very successful launch of an exciting car app for iPhone and iPad, Cars.co.za has developed a unique car app for Android that puts the site’s massive database of cars for sale in South Africa into your pocket – available anytime, anywhere.
The app is fast, convenient and features clever tools to help you find the perfect car for your budget.
Get the latest car news, research new car prices and specs, and tag your favourites to view later. It’s all at your fingertips.
Cars.co.za is proud to present our local app tailored for the Android platform.
Powerful Android App feature functionality includes:
- Simple “Quick search” facility
- Advanced search facility
- Multiple search criteria support
- Comprehensive sorting options
- Favourites tagging
- Multiple images
- Simple contact form
New Car Research
The new Cars.co.za Android app is a first for South Africa in offering a comprehensive new car database that is constantly updated with pricing and specs. You’ll find everything you need to know about that new model right here. An exclusive list of new car specials is also available.
The Latest Local and International Car News
Our team of writers bring you the latest from the world of cars everyday – direct to your app. Car news, reviews and industry analysis, with fresh content every single day.
Additional Service and Tools
The Tools section of the new app offers a handy vehicle finance calculator and insurance quote generator – providing all the information you might need to make the best purchasing decision.
Download the Cars.co.za Android App
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Petrol price in South Africa infographic
Just 10 years ago South Africans were paying 339% less for petrol. In August 2004, unleaded fuel on the reef was priced at R4.00 a litre, with diesel at R3.29.
Petrol price increases
On average, the price has gained nearly rand a year, but the jumps have been erratic.
There was a brief period of respite from August 2008 to August 2009, when the price dropped by nearly R2.50. But since then, it has almost doubled to new highs seen this month.
Current South African fuel prices
Current fuel prices in South Africa stand at R13.55 for unleaded 95 on the reef, and the wholesale price of diesel (0.05% or 50ppm) is R12.48 on the reef.
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