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Toyota Zimbabwe was flexing the GD6 Fortuner at ZITF 2022

We couldn’t leave the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair ZITF 2022, without paying a visit to what is probably one of the most famous car brands in Zimbabwe, Toyota. The folks over at Toyota Zimbabwe brought with them three cars, the very popular Toyota Fortuner, the 1.8L Corolla Quest and finally the very interesting Corolla Cross. […]


AMTEC brought rugged trucks and tractors to ZITF2022

With almost 70 years of experience in the automotive space locally, AMTEC was definitely at the top of our list for stands we were itching to have a look at the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF2022). And we weren’t disappointed, the team from AMTEC were kind enough to give us a tour of their stand […]


ZIMOCO brought its very best to ZITF2022, Merc, Haval, GWM, Jeep & more

Day 1 of the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair was a little lacklustre. Most of the exhibitors were still in various stages of setting up their stalls and installations. However, by the time Day-2 rolled around things were truly up and running and in our travels, through the ZITF2022 exhibition, we were given a tour of […]


Petrol vs Diesel vs Hybrid vs Electric. Buying pre-owned cars in Zimbabwe EP1

So you are a Zimbo. Young and old, man or woman and you are thinking of which car to buy. What do you look at? Which one type of car makes sense to buy in Zimbabwe and why? Well sit back, relax and let me give you a cheat code on the good and the […]


Hybrid cars are a scam

The car industry is a very very interesting place. I don’t think many industries get as much regulation as this and sometimes this regulation brings some really cool innovations to the mix. Sometimes it brings absolute gimmicks that do nothing for the consumer’s driving experience. Sometimes they make the experience even worse. Like soft limiters. […]


Windows 11 on a phone. Dudes using cars to mine bitcoin! What the__?

There is a lot of cool stuff happening around the world and here I talk about some of that. There is no particular theme, just random stuff you might also find cool. Ya man, Jamaica pon di e-currency Whilst we drag our feet here in Zimbabwe, Jamaica will be rolling out its digital currency this […]


Brand new cars are Actually reasonable!

I know dealerships are not the most exciting places to walk into for the average Zimbo. A car sales garage is a lot more palatable and a lot less serious. However I was brave enough to walk into one last week. Mostly because I saw a snazzy looking Toyota I had not seen before.


We just have to talk about the BMW that changes colour at will via an app

Our friends at BMW, the German car maker, have showcased the first ‘colour-changing’ car. Straight from our science fiction dreams. Unveiled at the ongoing CES festival in the US, the concept car on show can change its colour from white to black and all the greys in between.  The concept car is called the BMW […]


Video: Grid 2019 gameplay driving a C7R Chevrolet Corvette

This is some non commentary gameplay of Grid 2019. The track is Brands Hatch and the car is a Chevrolet Corvette C7R. Game difficulty settings are set at medium, gear shifts are manual sequential, full damage is enabled and all driver aides are turned on. Quick NetOne, Econet, And Telecel Airtime Recharge Number to recharge: […]