Daniel Calbacho's Blog – July 2013 Archive (5)

High Definition Hot Hatch

Do you enjoy driving? If you do, keep reading. The FORD Focus ST3 is a driver’s car. Though I am not from the Play Station generation, the ST brings out a playful 4D sensation, which I could only imagine of the next generation motorsport game. From the moment you sit in the Recaro racing seats, you…

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Added by Daniel Calbacho on July 29, 2013 at 9:30 — No Comments

The Techno Quickie: The self-parking car

The Techno Quickie: The self-parking car

By Daniel Calbacho

Autonomy- don’t we all wish we had some of that?  Teenagers would kill to do as they please and roll to their own beat. So who would ever imagine an autonomous car? Volvo is in development of just that. A car that drives better than us! It’s safer, more fuel efficient and leaves us with…

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Added by Daniel Calbacho on July 22, 2013 at 9:30 — No Comments

The Topless Italian Kiss

 

I have a soft spot for the Fiat 500. I reviewed the Abarth 500 earlier in the year and I am now reviewing its topless variety, the Abarth 500C. The Abarth suffers the prejudice of being labelled expensive, but is it really? This is a label I wish to dispel. The…

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Added by Daniel Calbacho on July 15, 2013 at 9:30 — No Comments

Automatic Passion Killer

 

The first impression

The MiTo was originally launched in South Africa in March 2008. It was fresh in its styling and a quirky alternative to its competitors, the Audi A1 and the MINI Cooper. I reviewed the manual Quadrifoglio Verde a year ago, which left me smitten and longing for a second rendezvous.

So with good reason I was happy to…

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Added by Daniel Calbacho on July 8, 2013 at 9:30 — No Comments

Confident, captivating and damn sexy! The new Clio 4

 

The first impression

It seems as if I am having a French affair. After reviewing three French vehicles one after another, it does feel that way. I have a new found respect for the French car manufacturers after my 21 day French lesson. They are beautifully designed and pay great attention to design details. More than that,…

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Added by Daniel Calbacho on July 1, 2013 at 9:30 — No Comments


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