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Ford Mustang EcoBoost vs Fiesta ST

Published by on May 4th, 2015, No Comments

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Racing fans will perhaps love American automaker Ford for two things: the fact that they gave us the incomprehensible (and let’s not forget legendary) Mustang and, in more recent times, the wonderfully fast and potently powerful Fiesta ST.

It’s almost weird to think that one could actually compare the two. While the Mustang is a beautiful and powerful, albeit classic muscle car, the Fiesta ST is more modern, and, if you want, in a league of its own. But just what if these two were to face off against one another? Surely there would have to be a common denominator.

Well now there is.

For the first time in 30 years, Ford has offered a turbo-charged Mustang. (more…)

McLaren F1 vs McLaren P1

Published by on Apr 21st, 2015, No Comments

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McLaren has long since been hailed as one of the finest supercar automakers to date. The clean lines, beautiful design and sheer power of McLaren vehicles are almost unmatched in the automotive world.

Two of the company’s most famous models is undoubtedly the evergreen F1 and it’s younger sibling, the P1.

Both these super cars have made waves around the world for the past 12 years. Their power and performance is almost out of this world and both cars have captured the hearts of many an automotive, super car fan – whether they are the “newer” or “older” generation. (more…)

Lisabank and the what you should know about used cars

Published by on Mar 31st, 2014, No Comments

All used cars for sale at Lisabank are well priced. Lisabank makes buying as simple as possible.

Whether you are searching to buy a sedan, bakkie,or SUV, we have your next vehicle.

What are the benefits of buying a used/second car in today’s economy?

Most of the new cars that South Africa produces do not have enough local manufacturing content

to counteract the effects of a weak South African currency. So buying a second hand vehicle allows

consumers to purchase a depreciated item.

Many 1 and 2 year old vehicles are depreciated by 30 percent yet they may have covered less than

20000 km’s

When looking to buy a car, how can a buyer tell if they are getting the best value for their money?

With comparative shopping! The buyer can use technology (internet) to search for comparable

vehicles and compare value and condition.

Where does Lisabank get their cars from?

Lisabank sources their cars in a variety of ways

• Bank repossessed vehicles

• Trade-ins at franchise dealerships

• Purchases from fleets and companies

• Purchases from private individuals

• Auctions

• Trade-ins against our own stock

• And many other avenues

What does Lisabank offer that is different to their competitors?

MORE CAR FOR LESS MONEY!

Our vehicles are priced to be at the most competitive price at a comparable value.

If a person buys a car and is not happy with the purchase what is the return policy when taking into

consideration that the Consumer Protection Act currently plays a big role?

The CPA clearly states that a consumer may return goods to a supplier within 6 months if the goods

were sold without being accurately described. In other words, a consumer should not expect the

same performance from a used vehicle which has covered extensive mileage compared to a vehicle

that is brand new that has covered no mileage.

I want to be me more considerate to the environment, what kind of cars should I be looking at?

All vehicles being sold as new today carry a tax based on how economical those vehicles are. An

older vehicle whose technology may be outdated contributes negatively to the environment.

 

Hyundai Concept Shines at Detroit Car Show

Published by on Jan 17th, 2011, No Comments

Hyundai has long sweated over their exceptional auto designs, with their new concept car truly embracing their penchant for fluidic sculpture. By combining the latest technology with an urbanized vehicle, Hyundai have shoehorned their brightest ideas into the Curb. By casting aside notions of box-like urban runners, the Curb maintains its own style while showing no apparent shortcomings. The lead designer was quoted as saying that Hyundai wanted an ‘urban tough’ luxury truck.

A 1.6-liter gamma inline-four marks the basis of the Curbs powertrain and an additional turbocharger boosts output to 175HP. The dual-clutch gear system ensures that 50km per liter is achieved in the city, with 60km per liter possible on the highway. 22” Michelin wheels keeps this beast stuck firmly to the road; these wheels are further customised with orange-coloured tread patterns.

As for the advanced technology, we can one day look forward to the Curb treating us to exhaust vents that slide open to display a bike rack, an LCD display that completely replaces rear view mirrors, as well as three-holded A-pillars which improve cornering performance.  This Hyundai Concept is unlikely to be in any car dealers until 2015, according to the manufactures. For now, we will simply have to enjoy the glamour shots of the Curb on the showroom floor.

2012 C63 AMG Coupe – Half the doors = twice the awesome

Published by on Dec 30th, 2010, No Comments

This is the upcoming C63 AMG Coupe that will be introduced next year. Speculations about the engine capacity are still all over the place with some people saying the engine will stay the same, others that the capacity will be reduced to 5.5 L with the addition of turbos.

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Carblog review: The Jetta 1.9 Tdi

Published by on Dec 30th, 2010, No Comments

As I walk towards the Jetta, my first impression is not a good one. It looked like a rep mobile, an appliance. Something that the exact average person would buy. The first impression doesn’t excite, it doesn’t ask the watcher to lust after it’s sexy curves or voluptuous edges – instead it looks like it was designed by someone called Johnathan in a studio without windows or proper ventilation.

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Meet Porsche’s Most Influential Ladies

Published by on Dec 13th, 2010, No Comments

Style, aggression, innovation and beauty are just some of the words used to describe Porsche. Whether you buy one, or just undertake Porsche hire for a day, this legendary automobile should be driven at least once in a supercar enthusiast’s lifetime. The timeline below reveals some of the most influential Porsche models in history – enjoy!

1950 Porsche 356 1100

Before the legendary Porsche 365 110 was introduced, each Porsche was hand-built in an old sawmill in Gmund, Austria. Each vehicle was different at the time, but when the production moved to Stuttgart 1950, the company could produce more standardised models. The 1950 model would be the first in a long and illustrious history.

1955 550 Spyder

The successor to the original 365, the 550 Spyder oozed pure racing style. In its heyday, this speedster was one powerful machine. The car boasted a more rigid frame and a lightweight aluminium body which was hand-built. The power output was just 70 horsepower, but the overall design and engineering made it a unique and ferocious package. The limited edition vehicle is best known in the US as James Dean’s last ride.

1965 911 Targa

One of the first in the defining 911 series, the Targa was a solution against threats from the National Highway Transport Safety Association to ban the sale of convertible cars in North America in the 1960’s. Stylishly combining a roll bar in the design, drivers could remove the roof between the roll bar and the windscreen, as well as fold down the back window. This provided structural safety without losing the open air driving experience.

1966 911S

The 2 Litre 911 started a legacy – the 911S sent it screaming into the future. This was the start of Porsche’s decision to produce faster variants of each model, something that has continued throughout the history of the company. The 911S (S for Super) packed 160bhp power output, and adopted two triple-choke Weber 40IDS carburettors and a new exhaust system. The combination of the later created the “wail” the 911 enthusiasts have come to love.

1986-1990 Porsche 959

Originally built to compete in Gruppe B motorsport, the Porsche 959 would become an icon as one of the most advanced and fastest cars to ever be built. Carbon-fibre panels, four-wheel drive, active suspension, tyre pressure sensors, run flat tyres and a six-speed gearbox were all present and contributed to the overall package. Stunning curvaceous lines accompanied the earth-shattering power that could rocket the car from 0-62mph in just 3.7 seconds.

2003 Carrera GT

At this time in their history, Porsche aimed to make a supercar that stood out above the rest – the Carrera GT did just that. Combining innovation and the latest technology, the car was the first to use a carbon-reinforced plastic chassis. This provided a substantial saving in weight. Along with lightweight carbon-fibre and Kevlar bodywork, the GT weighed in at just 1380kg. Add a V10 engine producing 610bhp, and you will understand why this car left competitors in its tyre smoke.

2010 Cayenne Turbo

Many enthusiasts slammed the release of this model, saying that it did not tie in with the brand’s identity. The truth is, Porsche struggled to sell cars in the late 80’s and were almost forced to close their doors permanently after the turn of the decade. The Cayenne was introduced not only to cash in on the SUV craze worldwide, but to attract new drivers to try out their other models at the same time.

2010 911 GT3 R Hybrid

Welcome to the future. The Porsche 911 GT3 Hybrid made its race debut in China in November 2010, and was by far the fastest GT vehicle in the 1000km international Le Mans cup race in Zhuhai. This 480-horsepower monster is propelled by a system consisting of two 60kW motors that rotate the front wheels and a flat-six engine the drives the rear. When breaking, the electric motors store kinetic energy in the electromechanical flywheel, which can be released automatically or on demand. This saves wear and tear, as well as adds to the overall efficiency.

Which revolutionary models would you choose?

Autostyle Autotrader Motorshow

Published by on Aug 1st, 2010, No Comments

A little late this year but it is still happening!   The 2010 Autostyle Autotrader motorshowwill take place outside our KZN store on Sunday the 8th August.

This is our 8th year and a highlight in the Kwazulu-Natal motoring calendar.  Each year we block off the streets of Umhlanga-Ridge and for one day, we bring some of South Africa’s hottest, loudest and fasted cars together.

The official competitions that will take place include:

  • IASCA sound-off event – cost R100 for 2 runs
  • Mobile Dyno Testing – cost R100 per run
  • Autostyle Motorsport Car Styling Event – cost R100 entry

All entries open at 8am and cut off time for entrants is at 2pm.

We have a ton of trophies and prizes to give away to winners, additionally EVERY competitor will receive an Autostyle Autotrader collectors medal as a thank you.

Hot-shot photograper, Dylan of www.DylanTog.com will also be there to hook up one lucky car with an amazing photoshoot session.

FREE entrance for the public, we suggest you park at Gateway Shopping Center and will have dedicated points men all over the place assisting with traffic.

We will also have some amazing vehicle displays from our various suppliers including Sony Mobile, Autotrader, Speed & Sound Magazine, Fire Audio, ICE Power and many more. The boys from the VW Club of South Africa have also set a crazy JHB to KZN “Dub Run” which climaxes at the Autostyle Autotrader Motorshow.

Check out the flyer below and if you need directions, click here for directions to Autostyle

Lastly, to give you a taste of what to expect, check out pictures from last years motorshow at our Photogallery

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