Posts Tagged "2010"

2010 Drive Awards: Car of the Year

Posted by on Jan 10, 2011 in Drive News

Finally we get to the big one, the most important category we have. Overall Car of the Year, the best car we drove this year. Take all the vehicles we road tested this year, and then decide which was the best. This category really doesn’t need much more explaining than that. It must be said beforehand that this was an incredibly tough decision for us, the top three in terms of votes actually came out level in the first round of voting, there was nothing to choose between them. In fact in the end it took some dictatorial leadership from our ed to force the issue.

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2010 Drive awards – Performance car of the Year.

Posted by on Jan 6, 2011 in Drive News

Since we’re performance car mad here at Drive, we tend to paw incessantly at the veritable coats of manufacturers for these models. Which means we’ve had a lot of seriously quick stuff this year. And yet, our Performance Car of the Year comes from a brand which we ourselves still label inexplicably dull and restrained.

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2010 Drive Awards: Engine of the year

Posted by on Jan 5, 2011 in Drive News

Here at the Drive offices, engines are meant to do several things – but none of them has much to do with efficiency or reduction of carbon emissions. No, to us, engines need to develop plenty of power, spin as high as possible with significant verve, and sing an operatic solo which immediately tickles the hairs on the nape of your neck to attention.

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2010 Drive Awards: New technology of the year

Posted by on Jan 5, 2011 in Drive News

New technology, the never-ending quest of mankind to better himself and make life easier.

When we looked around at the new gadgets on offer in 2010 to the motoring public, there was no shortage of candidates and we had to do some serious thinking in order to determine the best.  Yes there are several innovations but do they really change your life? The TomTom Live though really is most beneficial to Joe public crisscrossing the highways and byways of Southern Africa.

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2010 Drive Awards: Disappointment of the year

Posted by on Jan 4, 2011 in Drive News

How do you describe the most disappointing car of the year? I had only one car that fell into this category. Firstly let me clarify what I mean, the most disappointing car is not necessary a bad car, it’s a car that you have built up in your mind to be something special but when it arrives you are left feeling somewhat let down.

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