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RE/MAX INTERNATIONAL HALL OF FAME MEMBER

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elebrating 20 years as a real estate professional in the property industry, Pieter Kotzé of RE/MAX Helderberg has reason to smile! On 16 February at the RE/MAX National Convention Award Ceremony at Sun City, Kotzé received the prized RE/MAX International Hall of Fame Award in recognition of his achievements and his contribution to the RE/MAX brand. To become a member of the RE/MAX Hall of Fame you must have distinguished yourself as one of the elite in the entire real estate industry. In a career with RE/MAX a Hall of Fame member will have produced real estate sales exceeding those of entire sales staff of other companies. This extraordinary professional achievement along with dedication and loyalty qualifies a sales associate like Kotzé for a place of honour! Kotzé also qualified for the RE/MAX International Chairman’s Club Award for his team’s performance in 2012. Juan Combrinck joined RE/MAX Helderberg and team Pieter Kotzé in September 2011. Together Kotzé and Combrinck have become a formidable force, with sales of over R100 M in 2012. Membership in the RE/MAX Chairman’s Club is one of the highest singleyear commission honours that RE/MAX bestows upon a sales associate. This outstanding achievement places Kotzé among the top professionals in the real estate industry. We asked Pieter Kotzé about his recipe for success in the 20 years that he has been placing families in their dream homes. His response was: “I have built my reputation by delivering consistent levels of service to my clients. My reputation is built on referrals from satisfied clients. I network with my database and I believe in sharing my success – with my team, with my community and with RE/MAX as a whole.” The newest member of this winning RE/ MAX Helderberg team Pieter Kotzé is Stiaan Vercuiel, joining the team on 18 February

RE/MAX SA CEO Adrian Goslett, Re/MAX Helderberg’s Pieter Kotzé, winner of RE/MAX International Hall of Fame and Chairman’s Club Awards for 2013 and RE/MAX SA chairman Peter Gilmour, at the recent RE/MAX Convention at Sun City.. PHOTO:SUPPLIED 2013. Lee Siebert, RE/MAX Helderberg Broker /Owner, expressed her delight when asked to comment on team Pieter Kotzé’s success.

STELLENBOSCH

R4 500 000

Stately architectural designed home in a tree-lined cul-de-sac. Marina 082 557 0864 STELLENBOSCH

“I am thrilled for them! Pieter and Juan have an exceptional capacity for hard work and a propensity for teamwork. Pieter’s leadership skills and his magnanimous spirit have

R1 295 000

Slaapkamer 1 | Badkamer 1 | O/dak Park 1

Puik geleë kampuswoonstel. Verhuur tot 30 Nov 2013.

STELLENBOSCH

WELGEVONDEN

Kantoor 021 887 4740 Welgevonden 021 889 9774 DIE BOORD

R4 400 000 STELLENBOSCH

Bedrooms 4 | Bathrooms 3 | Garages 2

elevated his team to new heights in 2012. We are all immensely proud to be associated with team Pieter Kotzé. I wish them continued success in 2013.”

Renée 082 852 3910 Marí 082 R3566 100 1155 000

www.annabasson.co.za

R2 400 000 Neg

R1 850 000

In die hart van ‘n gewilde sekuriteitsontwikkeling - smaakvolle afwerking. STELLENBOSCH

R5 690 000

Slaapkamers 3 | Badkamers 3 | Motorhuis 1

Established, sought after neighbourhood. Go back in time and invest in a beautiful slave house with a handsome Prentjie mooi met houtvloere en hoë Close to schools. rental income. On show: Sat 12h00 - 14h00 Renée 028 852 3910 plafonne.

STELLENBOSCH

R750 000

Bedroom 1 | Bathroom 1

Close to town and public transport.


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www.ikayaproperties.co. Office number: 021 851 1193 Fax number: 021 851 1645 Shop 20, Rola Centre, Caledon Str, Somerset West

Dan van Zyl (Principal) 082 458 3867

R550 000 - Strand 97m², 2 bedrooms, lock up garage Dan van Zyl 082 458 3867 R950 000 - 3 Bedroom townhouse close to Medi-Clinic R850 000

Bridgewater Park - Hidden Gem

Spacious 3 bedroom unit with garage and brand new kitchen Karen Wessels 071 602 1090

R2 200 000 For Nature Lovers... Large 4 bedroom home, 3 bathrooms, bar & sparkling pool. Karen Wessels 071 602 1090

Johlene Cloete - 071 308 4327 R699 000 - Strand 2 Bedroom, loft & automated garage Karen Wessels - 071 602 1090

R1 500 000 Price Reduced 4 Bedroom home with pool, 2 bathrooms & flatlets Dan van Zyl 082 458 3867

R1 600 000 Renovators dream! 3 Bedroom home with flatlet and pool. So much potential! Dan 082 458 3867


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FASE 3 NOU TE KOOP Ons vriendelike verskoopsagente is 7 dae 'n week tot u beskikking. Besoek ons tussen 10:30 - 17:00 in die verkoopskantoor by Helderberg Manor. Vir meer inligting of om 'n besigtigingsafspraak te reël, kontak gerus ons kundige konsultante by 021 851 0738. Lenie Du Preez 082 852 4593 • lenie@helderbergmanor.com Bev Tarling 082 821 0066 • bev@helderbergmanor.com Joan Schnider 082 925 4735 • joan@helderbergmanor.com

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Well-informed sellers make good decisions Selling your property comes with a host of important decisions to make. Making poor decisions because of a lack of information could cost you tens, if not hundreds of thousands of Rands. Sadly, many sellers rush ahead without doing the necessary research. Here are some of the critical points to research: ) What is my property worth? How do you find the answer? Call in three estate agents and ask them for a comparative market analysis (CMA). Caution: If an agent doesn’t provide you with the facts – details of similar properties that have recently sold – then they are just guessing. Don’t risk your property on a guess. Get the facts. And remember, an estate agent doesn’t set Market Value – the buyers do. So don’t be fooled by a high valuation in order to “buy” your mandate. ) How will I get the maximum for my property? Every seller wants to get the maximum. You can only get this if you get the exposure to buyers that you need. Great exposure will attract the best buyers, and these buyers

Talking Property by Steve Caradoc-Davies will compete for your property and offer you what it’s worth. ) How do I attract the best buyers? You can only do this with the best marketing possible. That means you need an agent to provide you with a written Marketing Plan. Ask the agents to provide you with one. Selecting the agent with the best Marketing Plan will ensure you sell for maximum.

) What should I avoid? Avoid listing with an estate agency that doesn’t guarantee you, in writing, the marketing you need. Many estate agencies only advertise a limited number of properties in print at a time. If the marketing plan isn’t in writing you can’t be certain of the marketing you’re going to get. Also avoid the agency that promises you the earth, but has no track record. Sure, intentions may be good. But what speaks stronger then results? List with a company that can prove they know how to sell property. ) What if I’m already listed, but haven’t sold yet? You do have several options. Many sellers are frustrated that they are stuck in a sole mandate where their estate agency just isn’t providing the service and marketing they promised. Next week we will address some of the options you have open to you.Spend the time to research the answers to the above questions. It’s the only way you can ensure selling for what you deserve. – E-mail your real-estate question to steve.cd@harcourts.co.za.

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A course on telesales techniques STELLENBOSCH

R5 600 000

ALLEENMANDAAT SOLE MANDATE

R2 360 000

SOLE MANDATE

PARADYSKLOOF WEB 278561 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 2 Garage 2

STYLISH LIVING! Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms 4 Garage 2

Seeff offering the exclusive lifestyle option in secure estate. Dream living now on offer with spectacular views. [O] 021 843 3368

STELLENBOSCH

WEB 260372

Neat lock-up and go with pool and established garden in security complex. Price reduced to sell. [O] 021 886 7905

DROEKS 082 685 9189

GERHARD 076 590 7758

STELLENBOSCH

R1 195 000

STELLENBOSCH

R4 300 000

SOLE MANDATE

RUIM STUDENTE EENHEID Kamers 3 Badkamers 2.5 Parkering 3

TWO FOR THE PRICE OF ONE WEB 285369 Bedrooms 6 Bathrooms 5 Garage 2

163m² Dupleks met privaat patio, oop plan leefarea en direkte toegang na motorhuis. Goeie potentiele huurinkomste. [K] 021 886 7905

A home with lots of possibilities. One spacious home with a separate two bedroomed cottage on large stand.

JACQUES 082 989 1249 [O] 021 886 7905

STELLENBOSCH

R2 800 000

SOPHIA 082 824 6798

STELLENBOSCH

R1 595 000

SOLE MANDATE SOLE MANDATE SOLE MANDATE

SOLE MANDATE

TEMPTING PROPOSITION Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms 3 Garage 2

FOR A SMALL FAMILY Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 1 Garage 1

WEB 285733

Spacious convivial and well planned family home in prime position near schools and all amenities. [O] 021 886 7905

SOPHIA 082 824 6798

WELLINGTON

R1 200 000

RUIM FALILIEHUIS Kamers 4 Badkamers 2 M/Huis 2

PAARL

[O] 021 886 7905

HETTIE 083 263 0559

WELLINGTON

R1 825 000

OP SKOU

UITSONDERLIK IN ALLE OPSIGTE Kamers 4 Badkamers 2 M/Huis 2 WEB 280229 Hiermee word u vriendelik genooi om na een van die beste eiendomme in die Paarl te kom kyk indien dit in u prysklas val. Sien virtuele toer op www.privateproperty.co.za. Verwysing S575265

WEB 274709

Prentjie mooi karakterhuis met asemrowende uitsigte. Buite kuierstoep. Swembad.

LINDA 083 379 3769 [K] 021 864 2948

R5 600 000

WEB 285225

Spacious two bedrooms apartment with separate loft room and large balcony, under floor heating and private undercover parking.

AREA & UISIGTE WEB 284080 Kamers 4 Badkamers 3 M/Huis 1

Huis met plattelandse gevoel op ruim erf. Baie potensiaal. [K] 021 864 2948

WEB 281729

CARMEN 082 490 0994

PAARL

R 600 000

SOLE MANDATE

BUY TO STAY OR TO RENT OUT Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 1

WEB 284962

3 Bedroom house with kitchen, build in stove. Livingroom and space to build garage. Flat to rent out for extra income.

[K] 021 872 2223 LITA 083 498 1018 [O] 021 872 2223 Op Skou Son 3 Maart 15h00 - 17h00

VICKY 074 158 8016

The Cape Chamber of Business and Industry will present a course on Telesales techniques on 11 March at Cape Chamber House, 19 Louis Gradner Street, Foreshore, Cape Town. The course will include the following aspects of telesales: Understanding your strengths and capitalising upon them; starting a call with confidence; getting through the “gate-keepers”; gathering information from the customer; presenting effectively to the customer; dealing with conflict on the telephone; responding to negative responses; closing a sale or securing the deal; using your voice to maximum effect; tips on increasing your confi-

dence on the telephone. How you will benefit: ·You will acquire fundamental, usable skills that will help you to improve your telesales. ·You will become a confident presenter on the telephone. ·You will be able to increase your performance and sales. The course that lasts from 08:30 until 14:00, costs R684 for members and R889,20 for non-members. The presenter is Kathryn Gerber of Corporate Wise. Phone event organiser Lucia Frans on 021 402 4342 or e-mail Lucia@capechamber.co.za.


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SO LD Sole Mandate

Web Ref: 184711

R6 300 000

Stellenbosch

Joint Mandate

Geniet die winter son in hierdie privaat woning met eiendelose asemrowende uitsigte oor die Jonkershoekvallei. Hierdie stylvolle argitektuur en kwaliteit afwerkings sal enige koper beindruk. Kontak: Marelise Visagie 072 776 2645

Web Ref: 224192

Web Ref: 228050

R3 180 000

Situated in a quiet street close to schools and playpark, this low maintenance klinker home is neat as a pin, offering double volume in the spacious open-plan lounge area with a wine cellar. A separate braai room & a bachelor flatlet are some of the extras. Contact: Christine 082 417 2506 / Graham 084 308 3540

Each office independently owned and operated

R5 850 000

Sole Mandate

Web Ref: 179873

R7 500 000

Unieke geleentheid om privaat te leef omgring deur die natuur en pragtuin en tog ‘n hannetree van top skole. Hierdie woning is verander en versorg met liefde oor die jare en is ‘n spreekbeeld ‘n rustige familie huis. Contact: Christine 082 417 2506 / Graham 084 308 3540

New Release

R5 900 000

Web Ref: 228560

Ligging ligging!! Gewilde adres in Stellenbosch – Fantastic opportunity to buy a De Zalze home offernaby skole en toegang tot middedorp. Geniet die ing two reception areas, four bedrooms, all en-suite, rustige landelike atmosfeer met kinders wat speel in private patio and pool area. Situated on a corner die strate. Die woning het ‘n gemaklike simplistiese stand, with distant views towards the vineyards. vloei en sonnige ruim leefareas. Contact: Monique Holzen 072 390 9227 Kontak: Marelise Visagie 072 776 2645 Old Mutual Building, 40 Bird Street, Stellenbosch t 021 809 2760 | admin@sothebysrealtystb.co.za | www.sothebysrealty.co.za | www.sothebysrealty.com

Joint Mandate

R4 950 000

Web Ref: 228647

This home is set apart from the norm - luxury, presence and panache – offering ample accommodation with spacious separate flat let, extra rooms, heated pool, under floor heating, top security. Enjoy this relaxing lifestyle! Contact: Marelise Visagie 072 776 2645

Joint Mandate

R2 995 000

Web Ref: 199495

Heerlike familiehuis met hoe standaard moderne afwerkings, ruim leefareas, fantastiese onthaal stoep en sonnige tuin teenaan plaas. Rustig, landelik, vriendelik en veilig vir die hele familie. Kontak: Marelise Visagie 072 776 2645


STELLENBOSCH SIMONSWYK

R310

DIE BOORD

R44

CARPE DIEM

PARADYSKLOOF JAMESTOWN


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Sole Mandate

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Web Ref:227944

Paarl | R2 800 000

Paarl | Wellington

Web Ref: 184459 Rozenmeer Estate | Starting at R1 035 000 Plot and plan 3 bedroom duplex in pristine Rozenmeer Estate living in Klapmuts at affordable prices - all costs included, up to 100% loans to qualified buyers. Contact: Bronwyn Boyd 083 420 1747

Each office independently owned and operated

With this beautiful home, everything has been done for you. The house has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a study, a beautiful kitchen with open plan dining and living area, income generating flatlet, with seperate entrance. Contact: Miranda Coetzee 083 414 7212

Web Ref: 228798

Paardeberg | R5 500 000

Sole Mandate

Paarl | R1 850 000

Web Ref: 227949

Paarl | R2 020 000

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Web Ref: 229536

Spacious home with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, separate guestroom with a bathroom. The house also has a study, braairoom and separate laundry. Extras in the big garden are a splash pool, boma pit braai and a doll's house. Contact: Miranda Coetzee 083 414 7212

Very neat family home in sought after area of Paarl. The house consists of a beautiful renovated kitchen, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, dining and two living areas. A covered outside braai area next to the swimming pool is ideal for entertaining. Contact: Miranda Coetzee 083 414 7212

Web Ref: 211352

Web Ref: 176725

Riebeek West | R3 320 000

Smallholding with plenty of accommodation, 3 spaVictorian home bedecked in original Oregon cious houses (one dating from 1740), laborers' wooden flooring and with high ceilings. houses, barn, and various outbuildings. Water sup4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, 4 Reception areas. plied from a borehole, natural spring and water flowing into the dam from the Paardeberg mountain Erf size: 5 305m². catchment. Contact: Contact: Bronwyn Boyd 083 420 1747 Irene 074 127 9280 / Danie 083 627 2148 140 Main Road, Paarl. 7646. | t 021 870 1011 | info@sirpaarl.co.za www.sothebysrealty.co.za | www.sothebysrealty.com | www.farmssouthafrica.com | www.farmandranchsir.com

Wellington | R450 000

An opportunity for an investor. A 1 bedroom flat in a secure block in a historical street in Wellington Walking distance from all amenities. Contact: Estelle Denys 072 141 4117


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SUBARU : BEST IN SA AUTOBRAND SURVEY FOR DEALER SERVICE

The most loved vehicle in SA QUICKPIC

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ubaru has once again been voted as the most loved vehicle in South Africa.

This top honour, as voted for by Subaru owners, comes for the second year running in which the brand has achieved this in the influential RamsayMedia Research Solutions SA AutoBrand survey of 2012. Subaru has always enjoyed an intensely strong and loyal support from its owner base, many of whom have owned multiple Subaru’s over the brand’s 20 years of existence in SA, with vehicles passed down through the family tree. With a driving experience second to none and the highest levels of safety on the market, it comes as no surprise that Subaru has emerged as most loved brand for both years of the survey’s existence. The SA AutoBrand survey, which evaluates everything from vehicle satisfaction, dealer professionalism and staff friendliness to courtesy car availability and fixing problems first time, saw Subaru out-perform considerably stronger and larger brands (particularly those from Germany), despite being a smaller brand in South Africa. Highlights also included top marks for areas such as keeping promises, customers’ vehicles being properly cleaned, manager availability and vehicles being ready on time. Subaru was placed first overall for dealer service, something the brand is exceptionally proud of. The high levels of customer satisfaction not only act as feathers in Subaru’s cap, but also provide further motivation and add momentum to dealers to continue to provide a worldclass customer experience. Also evaluating vehicle ownership in aspects including perceived resale values, marque consideration, and the brand’s “hot buttons” which customers consider during the purchasing decision phase, also saw Subaru fare well – good quality vehicles being the most important aspect as divulged by custom-

Subaru was ranked third overall in the country, sharing the podium with the likes of BMW and Audi, and out-ranking all other 17 brands.

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ers. The overall results speak for themselves – Subaru was ranked third overall in the country, sharing the podium with the likes of BMW and Audi, and out-ranking all other 17 brands. The SA AutoBrand Survey 2012, the second annual automotive brand survey from Ram-

sayMedia Research Solutions, received 6 486 responses covering 19 marques, making it the biggest and most comprehensive stand-alone survey of the SA motor vehicle market. The survey targeted readers of RamsayMedia titles, which include CAR, Leisure Wheels, Automobil and Toyota Zone magazines, and the

new smarter

members of the Retail Motor Industry (RMI), measuring customers’ satisfaction as well their needs and perceptions in respect of all the automotive brands on the market. Fitting then, that during the “month of love”, Subaru has emerged as the most loved vehicle in South Africa.

Standard features Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive™ (SAWD)

X-Mode on all Lineartronic™ CVT models

safer further

High grade MDF with Rear view reverse camera 7 SRS airbags Auto Start / Stop for naturally aspirated models 3 year / 75,000km Maintenance plan

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*2.0 XT model shown.

SUBARU SOMERSETWEST 27 Gerber Boulevard, Gants Centre, Strand 021 853 8618 www.subarusomersetwest.co.za


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COME & SEE OUR NEW DISPLAY @ VICTORIA ROAD, SOMERSET WEST 2009 Mercedes Benz C200K Avant

2005 Opel Corsa Utility 1.7DTI

93 000km, Automatic, Metallic Blue, Full House, Sunroof, Balance of Factory

230 000km, White, Central Locking, Radio CD, Canopy, Towbar, Mags &

Maintenance Plan & FSH

Service History

R 259 500.00

131 Main Road, Strand & 70 Victoria Road, Somerset West

R 67 995.00

Keith - 082 570 5296

2009 Volkswagen Polo 1.6 Comf

R 103 995.00

155 000km, White, Elec Windows, Central Locking, Radio / Mp3, ABS, Airbags etc.

www. 0860 10 10 88 .co.za


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Audi A4 Allroad: the lifestyle wagon HANJO STIER If you’re a keen motorist and have been to Germany, you will have brought back a few automotive memories. Primarily, these will include stretches of unlimited Autobahn, bewildering road signs, pumping fuel yourself, steering wheels on the wrong side and a station wagon on every corner. The elongated estate versions of regular automobiles enjoy a German popularity which can only be rivalled locally by any and all iterations of the bakkie. Show me a family man or business fleet with Hiluxes and I’ll point you towards a German village full of estate cars. A superb road network, very little off-road activity and half a year of icy weather means that the Fatherland has among the highest percentage of station wagons. Often they are grey, four-wheel-drive and most of them carve through the crisp winter air with four shiny rings on their nose. That’s right, the Audi Avant is king in Deutschland. It has many worthy competitors but it pretty much dominates the market since its first generation popped up in 1996. And for every Audi estate sold overseas, someone in South Africa walks past a station wagon and buys a bakkie or SUV instead. Audi realized this long ago so they skipped quite a few estate versions and only brought in one “Allroad” model a few years back. The A6-based car had Quattro all-wheel-drive, raised ride height, extra cladding and semiSUV trim but only achieved mixed success. With a recent face-lift to their popular fourth A4 series, Audi South Africa decided to scrap the regular Avant (station wagon) version and moved the product to a more niche, lifestyle market. The A4 Avant is only available as the new lemon-and-herb Allroad, the mild S4 or a peri-peri RS4.

The interior is identical to a regular A4 or Avant with exceptional cargo carrying abilities (490 to 1,430 l) and a reversible boot floor for those dirty loads. PIC: QUICKPIC Audi’s S and RS ranges have the same deep roots in Avant shapes as their Allroad offerings and the A4 provides the perfect platform and pricing strategy for this new model. Available in either 2-litre turbo-diesel or turbo-petrol versions, the A4 Allroad fits neatly between Ingolstadt’s Q3 and Q5 SUV’s. Like its forefathers, the Audi A4 Allroad is essentially an A4 Avant with raised ride height (180 mm), Quattro, ESP with off-road

detection and torque vectoring, as well as additional styling bits. Plastic cladding protects paintwork while different bumpers, grills, fog lights, sills and plates give the car some extra presence. The interior is identical to a regular A4 or Avant with exceptional cargo carrying abilities (490 to 1,430 l) and a reversible boot floor for those dirty loads. Both models are shipped with a seven-speed

automatic gearbox but the absence of lowrange or locking differentials restrict these cars to mild off-road use. The 2-litre TFSi petrol model develops maximum outputs of 155 kW (211 hp) or 350 Nm while its turbo-Diesel counterpart offers 130kW (177 hp) or 380 Nm. 0-100 km/h takes 6.8 or 8.1 seconds while top speeds are 230 or 210 km/h respectively. Average CO² emissions are just 170 g (petrol) or 156 g (diesel) CO²/km. A standard start/stop system helps to keep consumption down and Audi claims averages of 7,3 and 6 l/100 km. Standard equipment highlights include climate control, 17-inch wheels, colour on-board computer, auto lights and wipers, headlight washers and auto-dimming rear-view mirror. The options list is rather lengthy and affords you the chance to properly customize your Allroad with goodies like MMI 3G navigation, B&O sound system, TV tuner, various parking aids, bigger wheels, sports seats, posh leather, electric tailgate, panoramic roof, adaptive headlights or dynamic steering. Audi South Africa hopes to capture sales from active lifestyle customers to boost its A4 market share without denting any of their own Q-range numbers. The A4 Allroad’s only direct competitors on our market are the Subaru Legacy Outback and Volvo XC70 Cross Country. We drove both models on a launch route which included plenty of high-speed gravel roads, the cars offering sure-footed and comfortable travel at all times. All interiors survived miles of bad roads without rattling and all drivers exited their dirty Allroads with confident smiles. Should you be interested in an Avant on steroids, the turbo-petrol costs R 433 000 and the turbo-diesel R 438 000. Both vehicles come with a five year/100 000 km Audi Freeway Plan. – Galimoto Media


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