Category: Bill Buys

Green & Gold

IS a green car really unlucky? Of course not. Colour has nothing to do with what happens to any car – except on a dark night without the lights on. There are so many different hues available these days, though white, silver and black are the most popular, but you should have a good think about the colour of your next car – because it could affect its value. Researchers at iSeeCars.com in the US analysed more than 2.1 million sales of three-year-old cars and found that depreciation varied widely across different the different colours. The sample only applies...

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2018 Kia Picanto

KIA’S Picanto, also known as a New Morning in some countries, has certainly dawned as a very bright light in the city car segment. The sturdily-built and cute-as-a-button hatchlet is a big improvement on the earlier model and comes pretty much fully loaded with features, a rarity in its price category. Also, it has a 7-year warranty, with unlimited distance, and no other car on the market, let alone in the sub-$20K class, comes within cooee of that. Refreshingly, there’s just one choice of Picanto: five-speed manual or four-speed automatic, with respective drive-away prices of $14,190 and $15,690. Check...

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2018 Audi TT RS

An RS suffix on any Audi makes it special car and this is no different. If you’re a dreamer of things fast that cannot be achieved in life because of cost then pay attention, because the TT RS is about as fast as cars up to three times its price.

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Boyle Special

It’s a question that arose the moment I bought a 1/43 scale Brumm model of a Maserati 8CTF racer 40 or more years ago. Alongside the cockpit of the burgundy car that ran at Indianapolis – and won in 1939 and 1940 – were the words ‘Boyle Spl’ and an imprint of a clover.

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