For many people, buying a car is a very big deal. There is lots of money involved, and banks are looking your bed, and people are throwing in maintenance plans that have voidance clauses if you put eyelashes on your bonnet and stuff like that. It’s just ALL very hectic. The last thing you think of is the option to haggle. Paradigm shift: You can haggle the price of your car, with any dealer.
The 2014 F1 season brings with it a whole pile of changes from last season. With the F1 cars being the forefront of car manufacturing, technology developed for them eventually finds its way down to the normal automobile consumer’s road car. But let’s hope these nose changes don’t catch on.
A year ago a sane person wouldn’t have trusted the directions given to you by Apple Maps, the app had a tendency of directing you across airport runways. But with that mess all sorted, Apple are focusing on the in-car interface.
See this sweet little honey? That’s right, it’s available on the Mercedes-Benz Century City’s dealership page on 7days. You know all about 7days – it’s that excellent Cape start up nailing the way people buy cars. If you’re ready to buy this thing, you should know that you’ll be paying way, way less for your installment than your mate who drives a Toyota, and it’s thanks to this genius finance plan.
The Hennessey Venom GT became the world’s fastest production car when it achieved 270.49 mph (449kph). It took the top spot from the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport. Check it out.
Because Russia exists, YouTube will never cease to be awesome. The case in point is a traffic collission between a truck transporting gas cylinders and a bus on a Russian highway. What follows is over three minutes of near-constant explosions. It’s almost a joke.
In line with the 2008 California model, the second-generation model California T is designed with both leisurely driving and super car racetrack thrills in mind. This front mounted V8 open Gran Turismo with metal folding roof may have a smaller engine, but packs more horse power than its predecessor, while consuming less fuel.
The trend of assholes parking in handicap zones has been carrying on for quite some time. It happens a lot outside Caprice (which the restaurant does not approve of) and now – right here – we see it in a shopping mall. You know this person? Click through..
To the guy in the black Chrysler Crossfire who came up behind me like a madman, while I was stuck behind a taxi in the right lane. To the guy that I moved over for, so he could get in front of me and gain five meters so he could sniff the backside of that [...]
These photos were just sent to us from a driver on Cape Town’s N1. We’ll update with more info as it comes in. Check out the pics, below.
Last year we gave you the happy news that MINI had released the Paceman into the wild. And thing just got a little hotter. Say, “frozen black metallic limited edition.” Say it again.
The brainchild of digital product developer and entrepreneur, Graham Bradford, 7days.co.za launched on 1 April 2013. A lot of people rightfully asked if they were being April fooled when the site first launched, and for good reason. 7 days consistently offers deals of between R50,000 and R100,000 off some of the best cars on South African showroom floors.
Getting a parking space in central London has become such an impossible task that the Westminster council has decided to begin rolling out smart parking sensors.
It’s been a hectic holiday season in terms of road deaths, with well over 850 people perishing on our roads in December alone.
It’s time to get stoked! For those of you who believe the thrills provided by the standard Mini Cooper S are not enough – the Mini John Cooper Works is back to hot things up. And we have to say, it’s looking pretty good.
The McLaren P1 has just sped around the famed Nurburgring in less than seven minutes. If that doesn’t strike you as newsworthy – consider that seven minutes around the 12.9-mile track equals an average speed of about 180km/h.
Woah – that’s gotta hurt. Brian Gillespie was taking the ‘Hasport Hondata Insight Car’ for a little test run in the desert, when things when a little awry.
Those of you who are at work or have children around, please be wary as this post contains some very dirty and pornographic material. It’s Ferrari’s 458 Italia ‘Niki Lauda Edition”.
As part of our public duty to you, we thought we’d swoop in and let you know that there are cars on sale with as much as R100,000 off the price tag on 7days.co.za. And that’s not even exceptional or weird – they’re all over the site! Click the pics to go directly to those [...]
South Africa’s roads are treacherous, we all know that. From the potholed one-lane nightmare-roads in the Eastern Cape, to the isolated N2 of the Karoo, staying alive on the road is never more important than it is within our very own borders.
As the excitement surrounding Uber’s car service spreads like wildfire across South Africa, some punters have found themselves waiting longer than they had hoped, for a car. It looks like that is about to stop!
Okay, so we know that these sorts of collectors items are not targeted at sensible, middle-class sorts of people. They’re targeted at completely looney rich folk who have lost their sense of judgement after years of eating nothing but imported salmon. But still, a million bucks for a toy? Come on.
Remember Gymkhana 5? Sure you do. It got almost 4 million views in 24 hours. You’ll be happy to know that Ken Block is back with Gymkhana 6, and it looks like it could be heading the same way as Gymkhana 5. Written, directed and driven by Ken Block, Gymkhana 6 is yet another masterful demonstration of driving genius.
It’s true, the bike helmet does take some of the open-air appeal away from biking – but it may not have to be that way for much longer, as two women in Sweden have come up with an ingenious solution. It’s an inflatable bike helmet. When you don’t need it, it’s stowed away under you neck. When your precious head is hurtling towards the ground, it self-inflates, thus saving your life.
Cape Town has it. Durban has it. It’s only fair that Johannesburg gets it. And now, my little sweethearts, you do. Buying your new, demo, or pre-owned car tends to have a heck of a lot of missioning involved. But there is happy news. The good people at 7Days.co.za do the haggling with the dealerships for you. After stunning success along the coast of SA, they’ve trekked inland to offer the same radical solution to the people of the greater Johannesburg Metro.
Some people go a little nuts for branded competitions – but this is straying into cry-for-help territory. An unemployed woman in the Eastern Cape was so keen on winning a new Citroen C1 that she sent text messages pretty much all day and all night, spending around R28,000 in airtime, which could justifiably buy a decent 2nd hand car – but the taste of winning was too sweet.