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Cargumentative

Join Sunday Times motoring journalist Thomas Falkiner on Cargumentative: a sometimes-pugnacious podcast about all things cars and motoring.

Expect spirited banter about everything from general car culture and classics right through to new releases and industry news. Sit down, plug in and gear up.

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Keywords: Motorsport, cars, motoring, car spotter , podcast, auto, car lover, automotive news, vehicle, car news, car manufacturers
Weekly English South Africa Automotive · Sports
84 Episodes
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Is it better to buy a second hand diesel or petrol car?

​In this episode of Cargumentative Thomas Falkiner and Denis Droppa are joined in the virtual studio by motoring media personality and secondhand car buying guru, Sagie Moodley. Denis also talks to Thomas about his ride on the sexy new BMW R18 cruiser.
30 Oct 2020 44 min

What it takes to build and race solar cars in the Sasol Solar Challenge

In this episode of Cargumentative Thomas Falkiner is joined in the virtual studio by Robert Walker who is the director of the Sasol Solar Challenge. Robert delves into the history of this sun-powered event and gives insight into what it takes to build and race these specially designed solar cars…
22 Oct 2020 47 min

The benefits of swapping four wheels for a motorcycle

In this episode of Cargumentative Thomas Falkiner talks motorcycles with the National Director at the Association of Motorcycle Importers & Distributors, Arnold Olivier. They chat about the best-selling bike brands in SA, the benefits of swapping four wheels for two and what bikes are best for first-time riders. Ignition TV's…
15 Oct 2020 21 min

We need to teach our kids about the importance of road safety from a young age

In this episode of Cargumentative Thomas Falkiner, Denis Droppa and Shaun Korsen are joined in the virtual studio by Automobile Association (AA) spokesperson, Layton Beard. The guys discuss road safety in South Africa and how the government needs to a adopt a more proactive approach to help reduce road deaths…
2 Oct 2020 35 min

A celebration of South African classic cars and heritage.

​In this episode of Cargumentative Thomas Falkiner and Denis Droppa are joined in the virtual studio by Cars.co.za Consumer Experience Manager, Hannes Oosthuizen. Hannes chats to the guys about the automotive media industry at large as well as SentiMETAL - an online subsidiary of the Cars.co.za brand that celebrates classic car culture and South African specials. 
25 Sep 2020 33 min

How the Motoring Industry Ombudsman of South Africa resolves disputes

In this episode of Cargumentative Thomas Falkiner and Denis Droppa are joined in the virtual studio by the Executive Director of the Motoring Industry Ombudsman of South Africa (MIOSA), Johan van Vreden.​ For listeners who don't know the MIOSA is an impartial body that focuses on the resolution of disputes…
9 Sep 2020 21 min

Volvo ensures safety for both sexes

In this episode of Cargumentative Thomas Falkiner and Denis Droppa get a chance to chat to Charmagne Mavudzi, head of customer experience at Volvo Car South Africa, about Volvo's Equal Vehicles for All (E.V.A) initiative that is dedicated to making cars equally safe for male and female drivers.​
27 Aug 2020 30 min

Delving into the dark art of carbon fibre wheels

In this episode of Cargumentative Thomas Falkiner, Brenwin Naidu and Shaun Korsten are joined in the virtual studio by special guest Adrian Burford from Roadworx Communications. Burford chats to the guys about Blackstone Tek: a proudly South African company that specialises in the manufacture of high-end carbon fibre wheels for…
20 Aug 2020 39 min

The reality of car-jacking in SA, according to tracker SA

In this special episode of Cargumentative Thomas Falkiner and Denis Droppa are joined in the virtual studio by Ron Knott-Craig, Executive: Operational Services at Tracker South Africa. Knott-Craig​talks about the latest trends in South African vehicle crime and answers some pertinent questions the guys have about hijacking and car theft. 
12 Aug 2020 24 min

Car sales have still not recovered in SA

In this episode of Cargumentative Thomas Falkiner is joined in the virtual studio by Denis Droppa and Brenwin Naidu. The guys take a look as car sales in July and how the effects of Covid-19 and recent price hikes have flattened overall demand. They also chat about the new Gordon Murray…
6 Aug 2020 29 min

How AutoTrader's vehicle taxonomy database offers a wealth of used-car knowledge

In this episode of Cargumentative Thomas Falkiner, Denis Droppa and Brenwin Naidu are joined in the virtual studio by the CEO of AutoTrader South Africa, George Mienie. Mienie talks to the guys about Autotrader's Vehicle Taxonomy Database: the only used car database in South Africa that has structured car taxonomy…
29 Jul 2020 34 min

What car could you afford if you gave up your vices?

In this episode of Cargumentative Thomas Falkiner is joined in the virtual studio by Denis Droppa and Brenwin Naidu. The guys talk about news, what they've been driving and what cars they could afford if they gave up expensive vices like smoking, drinking and, erm, cycling.
22 Jul 2020 36 min

Dealerships are under pressure - NADA

In this episode of Cargumentative the team is joined in the virtual studio by Mark Dommisse, chairman of the National Automobile Dealers' Association (NADA). The guys chat to him about the state of the local automotive industry and how it's coping with the Covid-19 pandemic. They also ask a question…
14 Jul 2020 36 min

The world's best and worst places to drive

In this episode of Cargumentative Thomas Falkiner in joined in the virtual studio by Denis Droppa and Brenwin Naidu. This week the guys talk about the best and worst places they have ever ever driven as well as what peeves them off out on our everyday roads. They also chat…
7 Jul 2020 28 min

Taking a drive with SA's classic car enthusiasts

In this episode of Cargumentative Thomas Falkiner and Denis Droppa are joined in the virtual studio by guests Reuben van Niekerk (Leisure Wheels) and Stuart Grant (The Float Chamber) to talk about classic cars and the joys of driving them in Lockdown level 3. They also bring you your usual…
1 Jul 2020 36 min

New Toyota Corolla sedan is good looking but thirsty

In this episode of Cargumentative Thomas Falkiner is joined in the virtual studio by Denis Droppa and Brenwin Naidu. They touch on all the latest industry news and also talk about what cars they've been driving. Denis and Brenwin have both enjoyed the new Toyota Corolla sedan while Thomas has been…
23 Jun 2020 32 min
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