The VW Golf has a long history in Kenya that stretches back to the 70s and initially it was regarded as a reliable car before it took a hit with the arrival of the often misunderstood DSG gearbox. The problem itself is not with the gearbox but rather a user issue that starts from ignorant owners who don't bother to read the Owner's Manual to unqualified road-side mechanics who don't have the right skills to service the car. In summary, the VW Golf is a reliable car and with proper maintenance, it can run for many years without a problem. It competes with the Audi A3, BMW 1 Series, Mercedes A-Class, Mazda Axela, Subaru Impreza, Toyota Auris and the Mitsubishi Galant Fortis Sportback
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Lexus is pushing the boundaries of luxury with the NX and it's sparing no effort in its first attempt at the lucrative compact SUV category which it neglected in folly to chase the now declining full-sized category. The NX is fielding some of the latest technologies and finest accessories in the Lexus stable and this gamble is paying off big time going by latest sales numbers. It's directly competing with established luxury brands such as the BMW X3, Mercedes Benz GLC, Audi Q3, VW Tiguan and the Range Rover Evoque. It also competes to a lesser extent with the Mazda CX-5, Nissan X-Trail, Subaru Forester, Toyota Rav-4, Honda CR-V, and Mitsubishi Outlander.
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The Toyota Hilux is a time tested workhorse that has been the mainstay of light commercial transport in Kenya for many years. It's longevity is unquestionable and it's commonplace to find older versions still kicking on the roads even after years of abuse and thousands of miles. The newer versions have been criticized for not being as hardy as their predecessors and their reliability has been put to question. In this review, we will tell you whether this is true and why the storied Hilux has been dethroned by the Isuzu D-Max in the Kenyan market. Other competitors include the Ford Ranger, Nissan Hardbody, Nissan Navara, Mazda BT-50, Mitsubishi L200 and VW Amarok.
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The Honda Stream is classified as a compact MPV or a station wagon and was in production from 2000 to 2014. Over the years, Honda has strived to make the car efficient enough for family use without compromising on its performance. Overall, its a good choice for people with large families or transport businesses that are looking for an affordable seven seater wagon. It competes with the Toyota Wish, Mazda Premacy, Subaru Exiga, Nissan Lafesta and VW Touran.
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The fourth generation Subaru Impreza entered the market in late 2011 and brought about major changes to the once slow and thirsty car. With the introduction of new engines, a lightweight body and improved aerodynamics, it gained more power and better fuel economy which put it in a position to seriously compete with its rivals. These include the Toyota Auris, Mazda Axela, VW Golf, Audi A3, Mitsubishi Galant Fortis and the Nissan Tiida. The WRX STI is a separate car that is not part of the lineup and it targets an entirely different demographic.
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When it comes to luxury SUVs, the BMW X5 sits at the top of a tree that features heavyweights such as the Mercedes M-Class, VW Touareg, Range Rover Sport, Volvo XC90, Audi Q7 and Porsche Cayenne. This balance of power in the European axis has existed for a long time and it doesn’t look like it will change anytime soon. A choice of any of these is as good as the other and it usually boils down to personal preference. The newly added 7 seat option in the X5 is a game changer and a clear advantage only shared with the XC90 and the Q7.
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The Honda CR-V is medium sized crossover SUV that has long been regarded as a reliable and affordable family car. Though not as popular as its rivals such as the X-Trail and Vanguard, it packs a powerful punch in terms of performance, build quality, interior space and off-road capability. It underwent a major redesign in 2011 that emphasized on aerodynamic performance, modern aesthetics, a new 4WD system and fuel efficiency. It competes with the Nissan X-Trail, Toyota Vanguard, Mitsubishi Outlander, Subaru Forester, Mazda CX-5 and Toyota RAV-4.
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From its modest beginning as an all-wheel drive station wagon, the Subaru Forester has steadily evolved into the legitimate SUV it is today. It outperforms most of its rivals such as the Nissan X-Trail, Honda CRV, Toyota Rav-4, Mazda CX-5, Suzuki Vitara and Mitsubishi Outlander. What sets the Forester apart is the ingenious symmetrical All-Wheel-Drive system and the choice of engines that include the turbocharged DTI engine that propels the Forester from 0 to 100 km/hour in 7.5 Seconds
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