Interesting point. Here in the land where the Presidents home renovations cost $25 000 000 (South Africa), hybrids are a good 10% more expensive to buy than their diesel equivalents. You need to drive it a hell of a lot to make up that difference. » 4/03/14 3:53pm 4/03/14 3:53pm

- 2002 Corsa Utility (1/2 ton pickup) with a loud exhaust, plastic coverings that looked like carbon fibre and a cone filter. It was also in the kind of used car lot that you'd go to look for your car that had been stolen the night before. The transmission exploded one day. Ya. I was 18, I somehow had convinced my dad… » 4/03/14 4:16am 4/03/14 4:16am

Do you still have your Ferrari? You didn't mention it either in this piece or in the video. I want to know your Ferrari is ok.

Doug, you had better not have sold your Ferrari! You waiting weeks for that thing. I'm not sure I'm ok with you writing here if you don't own a Ferrari any more! » 3/18/14 4:20pm 3/18/14 4:20pm

Really nice piece dude.

They sell a good 800 Sparks a month in South Africa (Our best seller, the VW Polo, hits 2500 pm and Spark tends to be 10th or 11th best selling car in SA most months).

Try the manual if you can. Its a far more engaging drive thanks to the fact that you a)need to change gear and b)can force those… » 3/18/14 3:05pm 3/18/14 3:05pm