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News, Reviews and Interesting Facts on all Cars


Which SUV Is Safer, Toyota, Isuzu or Mitsubishi?

Posted by on 15 Apr 2019 under Blog, Car Buying Tips, Car Reviews, Group 1 Cars, Isuzu, Mitsubishi, Toyota

Toyota, Isuzu & Mitsubishi

Toyota, Isuzu & Mitsubishi

This is the type of information many people want to know and we’ve gone the distance in answering that very question. It literally is the battle royale as we compare the Toyota Fortuner 2.4 GD-6 RB AT, the Isuzu mu-X 3.0 4×2 AT6 and the Mitsubishi Pajero Sport 2.4 D4.

While all three are large, automatic SUVs with comfortable seating for seven people, which one tips the scale in terms of the all-important safety features? To ensure a fair fight, we’ve chosen the slightly more affordable 4×2 variants since the whole idea is to compare the list of standard active and passive safety features.


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Used BMW 320d – The Pride of the 3-Series

Posted by on 22 Mar 2019 under BMW, BMW 3 Series, Car Reviews

BMW 320d

BMW 320d

Used BMW 320d for Sale at Group 1 Pre-owned are a smart purchase on a whole lot of levels. Firstly there is the fact that it is a BMW, one of the most widely respected brands in the world, and secondly the 2.0-litre turbo Diesel engine is not only exceptionally responsive, but also very, very fuel frugal. But that is not all that a Used BMW 320d Sedan has to offer, as it also comes loaded with comfort and convenience features; all of which are designed to ensure the most pleasurable of driving experiences. As part of the Luxury BMW 3-series, it also comes standard with the absolute highest level of safety features, which provides ease of mind while driving!


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Own An Affordable Used Isuzu Double Cab

Posted by on 13 Mar 2019 under Isuzu

Isuzu Double Cab

Isuzu Double Cab

With ten distinct pickup models to choose from, there is without a doubt a Used Isuzu Double Cab for Sale at Group 1 Pre-owned which will suit your needs. Whether it is a hardcore offroad vehicle you’re looking for or a family friendly Double Cab that can also be used as a business focused light commercial vehicle (LCV) during the week, we can guarantee that we have the perfect Isuzu Double Cab for you! Originally sold in South Africa as the Isuzu KB Double Cab, the name has now changed to become more in line with Isuzu’s international offering, but the one thing that has remained the same is the legendary quality of these amazing pickups.


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Who Decides On Speed Limits?

Posted by on 26 Feb 2019 under Blog, General, Group 1 Cars

Speed Traffic Signal

Who Chooses What Speed We Drive?

Whether we like it or not, speed limits are necessary to balance road safety and move traffic as efficiently as possible. Speed limits are enforceable laws which means they are set by elected officials. While they might be responsible for setting the speed limits, how do they decide what is appropriate?


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Why Buying A Pre-Owned BMW X5 Is Still Worth It

Posted by on 20 Feb 2019 under BMW, BMW X5, Car Buying Tips, Car Model History, Car Reviews

BMW X5

Buying second-hand cars can be a daunting task but if you want quality and reliability, look no further than a pre-owned BMW X5. It has brought pure enjoyment to all who have owned one and proved an exceptional contender in the new and used car segments. In fact, at Group 1, our showroom floor often plays guest to several quality pre-owned SAVs (Sports Activity Vehicles) just like the BMW X5.


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A Bird’s Eye Review On The Mini Cooper Range

Posted by on 01 Jan 2019 under Car Reviews, MINI

MINI

The MINI Remains Timeless

In our opinion there are very few cars that have the youthful appeal of the modern Mini, and this has not changed since the New Mini burst onto the scene in 2001. It has retained its iconic look made famous by its Mini Mk1 predecessor, but today’s Mini is safer, bigger, more comfortable and an around better car. In fact, thanks to BMW’s influence the Mini is more a compact luxury car than a simple city run-around. And once you add bigger models like the Countryman and the Clubman the compact size of the model class is already erring on the side of SUV.


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Jeep Wrangler Review

Posted by on 18 Dec 2018 under Car Reviews, Jeep

The Jeep Wrangler

The Jeep Wrangler

The Jeep Wrangler is an iconic vehicle that has kept its look since the original models transported Eisenhower around Normandy shortly after D Day, and that is a good thing as it is what so many Wrangler owners buy into! From is distinctive headlights and grill to the removable doors and roof, this is still the toughest looking vehicle on and off the road barring none!


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The BMW E30 – A 3 Series Icon

Posted by on 12 Dec 2018 under Car Model History

The BMW E30 - A 3 Series Icon

The BMW E30

Although over two decades old, the BMW E30 is still hot property in South Africa! No matter if they are in their two-door coupé, four-door sedan or five-door station wagon (estate) model variant forms, the demand for these amazingly long lived cars has never waned. With both petrol and Diesel engine options available (the BMW E30 was the first 3 Series BMW to be made available with a Diesel engine option) there is a vehicle option or model derivative for almost everyone who has a fondness for classic BMW cars.


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The Original VW Beetle in South Africa

Posted by on 12 Dec 2018 under Car Model History

The Original VW Beetle in South Africa

The Original VW Beetle

The original VW Beetle is a genuine part of motoring history that was in production continuously from 1938 until 2003. Originally conceived as a “Peoples Car” in Nazi Germany, the Beetle took on a life of its own and after World War II, as it broke away from its fascist beginnings to become the poster child of the “flower power” generation of the 1960’s. The VW Beetle underwent many upgrades during its 65 years of production, but during this time it remained true to its peoples car heritage. Originally launched in South Africa in the 1950’s, the Original VW Beetle soon became a big part of South Africa’s driving culture, and helped shape the memories of many first time drivers.


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First Things First: Safety Tips for New Drivers

Posted by on 19 Nov 2018 under Uncategorized

New Driver

Safety First

Shopping around for a second-hand car to take you on your very first journeys as a newly-qualified driver? Or perhaps you’re on the lookout for a well-priced, pre-owned vehicle for your child who has just passed their driver’s test? Whatever the case may be, it is such a big milestone! Receiving a driver’s license is a huge step towards personal independence, which is why most new drivers are absolutely thrilled when they walk out of the traffic department with their newly minted permission to hit the road. However, it can also be a little daunting to drive off unaccompanied for the first time.

Here are our top tips for new drivers to stay safe on South African roads:


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