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    Top 10 Best Cars To Buy In Kenya

    There are so many questions that come to mind when choosing the best cars to buy in Kenya. You must consider certain factors like price, model, age, fuel economy and reliability so as to get the right car that suits your needs. Apart from that, you have a wide selection of cars to choose which can be confusing without any…

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    What To Look For When Buying a Car For First-Time Buyers

    Buying a car is an exciting yet nerve-racking process especially for first-time buyers. Everybody has an opinion as to which is the best car to buy. Additionally, you have your own expectations as to what your first car should be like. This conflicting information can cause confusion and lead you to buy the wrong car. Here’s a detailed guide for…

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    Is It Cheaper To Import A Car In Kenya

    Before buying a car, we’re faced with two dilemmas – to buy locally or to import. They are both good options that will guarantee results. However, the biggest difference between whether to buy locally or import a car in Kenya is the cost. With the ever-changing tax laws, it’s not easy to track the importation costs of a motor vehicle…

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    How To Know The Best Car Importers From The UK

    With the growing demand for European cars, car importers from the UK are setting up businesses in Kenya. Importing a car from the U is much similar to importing from Japan. The most crucial part of the process is to identify a trustworthy importer who will guarantee the safe delivery of your car. though there are still not as man…

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    10 Most Affordable 7-Seater Cars To Buy In Kenya

    7-seater cars are some of the most versatile and functional cars in the market. They offer ample boot space as well as seating capacity. Therefore, if you tend to carry lots of luggage or many passengers, a 7-seater will be a more suitable car. Additionally, many manufacturers have diversified their range to accommodate the growing demand for 7-seaters. Though they…

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    How To Check An Accident Car

    Most people are prone to buying an accident car without their knowledge especially if you opt for a second-hand car. Dishonest sellers will purposely leave out the accident history of a car to make it more marketable. Therefore, it’s up to the buyer to do his due diligence to ensure you get value for your money. However, it’s not economical…

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    How To Import A Car To Kenya – Part 2

    The first thing that comes to mind when you decide to import a car to Kenya is the cost. Importation might be cheaper than buying from a dealership but due to so many costs accumulated throughout the process, it seems like it’s more expensive. Additionally, many factors come to play when determining the total cost of importing a car including…

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    How To Know The Best Car Importers From Japan

    Car importation is a booming business in Kenya with a majority of the cars coming from Japan. Kenyans have embraced this method of acquiring a car due to its numerous advantages. As a result, many car importers have emerged claiming that to be the best in the market. It’s become a highly competitive field to attract as many car buyers…

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    How To Import A Car To Kenya – Part 1

    How to Import a Car to Kenya Have you ever wanted to import a car in Kenya but you don’t know where to start? Most Kenyans buy their cars through middlemen who import them from Japan or Europe. While this is convenient, you end up spending an exorbitant amount of money compared to importing a car directly. The process might…

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    Why Electric Vehicles Are Gaining Traction In Kenya

    Electric vehicles have been around for centuries since a successful experiment performed in 1827. Over the years, they have evolved from hybrids to fully electric vehicles with companies like Tesla championing this move. Electric vehicles have been widely accepted in the European and American markets. However, they haven’t been as popular in the African market until recently. For a few…

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    Alcoblow Ban And The Drunk Driving Menace In Kenya

    Kenyans are the most innovative people you’ll meet and when Alcoblow was first introduced on the road, there were apps and tricks to avoid these stealthy policemen. Well, you don’t have to run away anymore as the court rule Alcoblow as illegal and ordered to be removed from the roads. Though the ban isn’t permanent, Kenyans will have a stress-free…

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    Tesla Cybertruck – The Luxury Pickup Truck Of The Future

    Automotive enthusiasts were treated to a rather interesting unveil of the Cybertruck by Telsa’s CEO, Elon Musk. The Tesla team had managed to keep everything under wraps ahead of the unveil despite a lot of anticipation surrounding the car. On the 21st November, a visibly eager CEO took to the stage to announce the arrival of the Tesla Cybertruck. Once…

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    6 Things To Look For When Choosing A Driving School

    All driving schools are definitely not made the same. That’s why the likes of Rocky Driving School have been able to weather the storm despite the over-saturated business. When choosing a driving school, you have to be careful where you go so as to get the most out of the classes. There are some things to look out for that…

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    Pros And Cons Of An Automatic Transmission

    Driving an automatic transmission is the norm in the modern world due to its many advantages. This preference began as a matter of convenience as more motorists wanted a less stressful drive to and from work. Despite being more expensive than manual cars, people seemed to like the automatic ones more. Now, most cars on the road have an automatic…

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    5 Cool Car Technology You Need For A Better Driving Experience

    Car technology nowadays ranges from necessary to luxurious. Though some prefer a simple car with minimum electronics in the way, it’s nice to have some exciting features to improve your driving experience. Whether you like a booming sound system or nifty displays, here are some cool car technology you can’t go wrong with. High-End Speakers Who doesn’t like a good…

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    BMW Adds A Caring Car Feature To Its Cars That Helps You Relax

    Once upon a time, driving was a way to escape the hassle of life. You could get in and drive without worrying about anything for the next hour or two. However, with the permanent traffic jams, fender benders and unruly motorists, it’s becoming stressful to own a car. BMW recognizes that and now offers a caring car feature that sets…

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    The Meaning Behind A Number Plate In Kenya

    A number plate is an indication of status or rank in society. It’s also a way to distinguish dignitaries on the road. This is why many strive to customize their number plates such as getting their name or favourite number permanently linked to their automobile. Additionally, there’s a meaning behind every number plate that many aren’t aware of. The first…

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    5 Dashboard Cameras You Should Consider Buying

    With the prevalent cases of car parts theft, hit and runs and reckless driving in Kenya, it’s more important than ever to invest in a dashboard camera for your car. There are even more benefits to owning a dashboard camera than security purposes. Luckily, the camera doesn’t have to be very high quality or expensive. In fact, there are a…

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    The Rise And Fall Of The Volkswagen Beetle

    The Volkswagen Beetle is the longest-running and most manufactured car of a single platform. Its origin is as controversial as its demise. However, The Beetle is an icon in the car manufacturing industry and a pioneer in many ways. The Beetle was a concept by Adolf Hitler, who wanted a cheap and reliable car to be mass-produced for the German…

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    How To Check If Your Car Needs New Tyres

    Car tyres undergo the most wear since they’re in direct contact with the road. Did you know that there’s a minimum car tyre tread depth? In most countries, including Kenya, the minimum tread depth is 1.6mm. This is the minimum thickness between the top of the tread rubber to the bottom of the tyre’s deepest grooves. Therefore, depending on the use, it’s important to…

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    A Guide On How To Do A Car Trade In

    Many car dealerships in the country offer car trade-in as a method to finance your new car. Since the concept is fairly new, most people are oblivious to its benefits and how it actually works. Doing a car trade-in is a fairly simple process and when done right, you get your money’s worth. Usually, the main concern people have while…

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    What To Look For When Test Driving A Car

    Test driving a car is more than just taking it to the road. This is an opportunity to do a personal inspection of the car. Whether you’re buying a new or used car, it’s important to do a thorough test drive to ensure that you are fully satisfied with its condition. Due to the changing car technology, newer model cars…

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    Dangers Of Using Counterfeit Spare Parts

    Counterfeit spare parts are wreaking havoc in all African markets and Kenya has not been spared. This is a challenge that seems to have established strong roots and it’s not only endangering the lives of drivers and passengers, but also affecting the performance of the vehicles.   The list of spares that are usually counterfeited include light bulbs, spark plugs,…

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    5 Car Noises You Should Never Ignore

    They say a car is like a child when it needs something, it will make noise. Car noises can range from normal to horrible and it’s up to the driver to determine which noises need your immediate attention. Unfortunately, many drivers, especially new ones, have no idea what different car noises mean. This could cause unnecessary panic or worse, further…

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    New Generation Subaru WRX STi Will Not Run On The EJ20 Engine

    It’s not uncommon for car manufacturers to make drastic changes to a new generation of cars, including changing an entire engine. Therefore, it didn’t come as a shock when Subaru announced that they will no longer be using the EJ20 engine in their WRX STi vehicles. The Japanese automotive company made the announcement during the 46th Tokyo Motor Show. This…

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    Is It Time To Sell Your Car?

    Many car owners are faced with the conflict of when the best time is to sell their car. There are a number of situations that will prompt you to sell your car. However, you also need to ensure that you get value for your money. Selling your car relies on timing more than anything. If you wait too long, you…

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    What You Need To Consider Before Upgrading Your Car

    With new technology comes new upgrades to install in your car. Many car enthusiasts lust over the latest car technology like foodies lust over a beefy burger. Upgrading your car can be as drastic as an entire body kit or as simple as replacing your padded seats with leather seats.  While some do it as a fun pastime, it might…

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    Driving Tips That Minimize Fuel Consumption

    Fuel consumption is a point of concern for many drivers and car buyers. Fuel prices affect everyone and with the rising costs, most people opt for cars with lower fuel consumption as they are more economical. Additionally, it’s better for the environment if your car isn’t a fuel guzzler. Without proper care and good driving, you can increase your car’s…

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    Things To Consider When Buying A Secondhand Car in Kenya

    Buying a secondhand car is much like buying any secondhand item. The risks and rewards might be bigger since it’s a big purchase. However, you’ll encounter similar ups and downs as we discussed in Pros & Cons Of Buying A Locally Used Car. This also happens to be the most preferred method of acquiring a car, especially in the Kenyan…

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    Petrol Engine vs. Diesel Engine – A Comparison

    To most people, a petrol engine might seem better than a diesel engine. This assumption is based on their efficiency, convenience and availability in the market. However, to be fair, most people lack enough information about the two types of engines and what each has to offer. The truth is, it’s not as simple as saying a petrol engine car…

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    Pros & Cons Of Buying A Locally Used Car

    Buying a car is one of the biggest decisions to make since it’s a long term commitment. Everything has to be right including the type and reliability. You also have to decide whether you want a new or used car. In Kenya, buying a used car is a common method to own the car of your dreams. However, there are…

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    Mazda Skyactiv Technology – Indepth Look

    By working on the basics, Mazda created the Skyactiv technology that elevates the car’s performance to new heights. It offers more than just an efficient engine but a full range of technologies including the chassis, transmission and body that work together for optimum performance. Mazda came up with the Skyactiv technology to equip its cars with the latest technology without…

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    Highlights From The 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show

    The 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show is where carmakers and lovers alike meet to share their passion for cars. Car lovers are treated to a variety of displays from big manufacturers while the carmakers showcase their new projects. This year, there was a lot of excitement surrounding the event as many car companies had teased on something exciting. From Land Rover…

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    2012 Toyota Vitz vs 2012 Suzuki Swift Comparison

    [addthis tool=addthis_horizontal_follow_toolbox] Who is your favorite mini to ride with? Is it the sporty classy Vitz or the comfortable to ride in Suzuki Swift? [table id=12 /]

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    2012 Mazda Demio vs 2012 Suzuki Swift Comparison

    Which is your best city car? Fun to drive, comfortable and price friendly? Suzuki swift or a Mazda Demio? [table id=11 /]

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    2012 Mazda Demio vs 2012 Nissan March Comparison

    Supermini comparison up. Check the differences and purchase your preference. [table id=9 /]

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    2012 Mazda Demio vs 2012 Honda Fit

    Which mini hatchback best suits your preference? You want to ride in the one you love? Let’s check out the comparisons and purchase what we love. [table id=8 /]

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    2012 Nissan Note vs 2012 Honda Fit Comparison

    Which one is your hatchback? The note which is relaxed and smooth or the fit that which is a bit sporty? [table id=7 /]

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    2012 Nissan Note vs 2012 Mazda Demio Comparison

    It’s often difficult to make a choice between the two as a 2012 Nissan Note and a 2012 Mazda Demio closely compares. Let’s settle the indifference as we compare the two side by side. [table id=5 /]

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    2012 Toyota Vitz vs 2012 Honda Fit Comparison

    With almost the same sporty shape, it is often difficult to spot the difference between a Toyota Vitz and Honda Fit. The features and technology used however have a notable disparity as discussed here. [table id=3 /]

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    2012 Toyota Vitz vs 2012 Mazda Demio Comparison

    Toyota Vitz and Mazda Demio have for so long battled the title of the coolest supermini.One claiming a touch of class and elegance and the other presents an expensive look demystifying the perception that all superminis are cheap. [table id=1 /]

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    2019 Subaru Chiffon Review

    Following the success of the first-generation Subaru Chiffon that was in production from 2016 to 2019, Subaru has released the second-generation in July 2019. It’s a rebadged version of the Daihatsu Tanto which is supplied to Subaru under an OEM agreement. In Japan, its classified as a Kei car which is the smallest car category, while in Kenya, it’s classified…

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    Why Importing Your Own Car Is The Best Option

      It has been said before that information is power and nowhere is this more relevant than when buying a car. Having the right information can save you money and get you a car that fits your requirements. If you are like me, then you are particular with your requirements. Things such as body color, interior trim, and the actual…

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    Release of Subaru Levorg “1.6 GT EyeSight V – SPORT”

    The Levog is based on 1.6 GT Eyesight, a special specification car for SUBARU’s 6th Anniversary celebration.

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    Subaru Launches the WRX S4 STI Sport

    The ‘STI Sport’ badge has been a reserve of the Levorg and the BRZ but now, Subaru has expanded this to include the WRX S4. According to Subaru, the WRX S4 STI Sport is the highest greade of WRX S4 which is a high performance sports sedan combining sports performance and advance safety performance. It  comes with Bilstein’s DTMatic struts,…

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    Lamborghini Urus the World’s Fastest SUV

    It seems there’s a battle going on in the SUV world and it’s getting vicious by the day. A few months ago, Jeep released a Grand Cherokee known as the Trackhawk that does 0-100 Km/h in 3.6 sec. Well, as if that in itself was not astounding, Lamborghini has upped the ante by unleashing a beast by the name of…

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    2019 Subaru Ascent Review

    In what is bound to excite many fans in Kenya, Subaru has launched a full sized 8-seater SUV dubbed the Ascent. Subaru had earlier made forays into the lucrative SUV segment with the Tribeca but this was a flop. Rather than lose hope, Subaru took in the criticism, went back to the drawing board and has come back with an…

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    Toyota KDSS Technology

    The Toyota Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System (KDSS) is a technology that uses hydraulics to adjust front and rear stabilizer bars. It solves the classic 4×4 dilemma of stabilizer bars. The dilemma is that for off-road driving, stabilizer bars are not desirable as they impede suspension travel and wheel articulation. For on-road driving, stabilizer bars are highly desirable as they prevent…

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    Toyota Prado 150 Grades and Technical Specs

    Toyota Prado TX – 2.7L Petrol This is the entry level model for the Japanese Domestic Market. Its only available in petrol Technical: Transmission: 5-Speed Manual and 4-speed Automatic Engine: 2.7L, VVTi, DOHC, 163 HP Brakes: Front and rear ventilated discs Dimensions(Length Width Height): 4930 x 1885 x 1845 mm Suspension: Independent double wishbone -front and rear, 4 link type…

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    Subaru EyeSight Technology

    Subaru EyeSight is a technology that monitors traffic movement, optimizes cruise control, and warns you if you sway outside your lane. The Pre-Collision Braking feature can even apply full braking force in emergency situations, helping you avoid or reduce frontal impacts. The core of the EyeSight system is its set of dual color cameras. Intelligently and unobtrusively placed near the…

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    Toyota Valvematic Technology

    Valvematic is a Toyota technology that combines the functions of VVTI(Variable Valve Timing) with a system that controls the intake valve lift volume. It works the same as Nissan’s VVEL and BMW’s Valvetronic plus many by other manufacturers. The advantages of Valvematic are: 1. Improved fuel efficiency 2. More power 3. Better acceleration 4. Reduction in CO2 emissions 5. Smoother…

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    Which car should you buy

    So you have decided you finally need a car but you’re not sure which one. Or you have decided to upgrade from your current car but not sure which way to go. This is the predicament that most of us find ourselves in and sometimes end up making the wrong choices. Below are quick tips on what you should consider…

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    Subaru SI-DRIVE Technology

    SI-DRIVE stands for Subaru Intelligent Drive. It is a technology that allows drivers to adjust the vehicle for different driving conditions. The SI-DRIVE maps the Engine Control Unit and the Transmission Control Unit to a computer that allows the driver to select any of the 3 driving modes below. Intelligent Mode Gentle power delivery. Ideal for cruising around town and…

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    How To Safely Increase a Vehicle’s Ground Clearance

    Most cars we import into Kenya from Japan and Europe with the exception of 4X4s, do not have the right height for our roads. The main problem, especially for urban drivers, is poorly designed speed bumps. Getting over them requires you to slowly maneuver the vehicle across the bump, and sometimes spillover onto the opposing lane. This is not something…

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    Subaru develops a new platform for future cars

    Subaru Impreza 2016 The Subaru brand is highly popular in Kenya, and this latest news will further excite the legion of Subaru fans in Kenya. According to an article by CarWale, Subaru has revealed an overview of the new global platform that is being developed. Subaru plans to build all its new vehicles on the same global platform with the…

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    Mercedes Benz adds S Class to the 4×4 market

    [caption id="attachment_1730" align="aligncenter" width="960"] GLS 500 4MATIC Exterior[/caption] The new seven-seater luxury GLS-Class represents the new pinnacle of the Mercedes-Benz SUV range and will be aiming to upstage the current Range Rover, the Volvo XC90 and the Toyota Land Cruiser when it officially goes on sale, early next year. Mercedes had hoped to give its biggest car — it’s 5.1m…

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    In 2015 Porsche Was the Most Popular Luxury Car Brand in Kenya

    Porsche Cayenne – PHOTO by porsche.com Sales of new luxury cars rose 12 per cent to 326 units in the first nine months of the year, underlining increased demand from rich individuals and private firms. Data from the Kenya Motor Industry Association (KMI) shows that luxury car dealers including RMA Kenya, DT Dobie, Porsche Centre and Simba Corporation sold 291…

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    Here is the Chinese imitation of the Range Rover Evoque

    Landwind X7 The Range Rover Evoque is a major cog in Jaguar Land Rover’s expansion into China. Last week, a speed bump in JLR’s China plan appeared in showrooms in the form of the Landwind X7. This is because — aesthetically — the X7 is virtually indistinguishable from the Evoque. And it looks as if the Chinese carmaker has a…

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    Repair or Buy? When You Should Buy a New Car

    Your car is hood-up on the side of the road again, and you’re dreading the repair bill. If you’re not sure whether to fix your old car or spend the money on a new one, this guide should offer advice on how to make the most practical choice for your needs, with the help from financial and automotive experts. When…

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