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    Re: Hluleka Nature Reserve attacked

    Then there was this incident in Graskop around 10 days ago.

    https://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/israeli-tourist-gang-raped-at-mpumalanga-lodge-20190910

    Not to mention the Ukrainian hiker on...
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    Re: Hluleka Nature Reserve attacked

    Most are opting for East Africa- Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania- less vias hassles and shorter flights from Europe.

    Southern Africa is considered Long haul which does have an effect when planning trips.
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    Re: Hluleka Nature Reserve attacked

    The tourism is already seriously affected, Yesterday we had our local Eswatini tourism authority brief us on 6 month Jan -June 2019 international tourist arrivals. Now for internationals Eswatini is...
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    Re: R350 000.00 What would you buy?

    How tall is wife ?

    Because: Wife and baba= lots of, pram in and out of boot, baba in carry cot in and out of seat.

    If you have a high vehicle and petite/short wife, these tasks will be...
  5. Re: Insurgents attack town and military camp, killing 9

    dIdn't Niga say they sending us Boko Haram in response to the xenophobic attacks ?
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    Re: Do you like the new Defender?

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  7. Thread: Is this it?

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    Re: Is this it?

    I predict a stripped down less tech al la XS version in the future
  8. Thread: Is this it?

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    Re: Is this it?

    Eish I like it, I would wait till the first year of production rolls out- usually the 1st year model of a completely new design of any vehicle has niggle, and look at a 2022 model in 2025.

    can't...
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    Re: Touareg coolant loss

    The color of the coolant in the picture is worrisome if it has been in the system for a long time. Its the wrong one and can corrode the engine from the inside.

    the right one is the...
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    Re: Violence, looting and protests in Lusaka

    rather come to Eswatini and see some maidens dance ;D
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    Re: Violence, looting and protests in Lusaka

    That escalated quickly.

    I don't see ANC goverment caring much seeing that most South African business in Africa are mainly WMC.
  12. Thread: Treg Owners

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    Re: Treg Owners

    Enjoy the flowers, if it makes you feel any better my treg also had a "virgin" reservoir cover when I did a fluid flush, this was when I got it in Feb on 125k km and being 8 years old.
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    Re: Treg Owners

    yes, just knip twice with a scissor and flip it up to get to the brake fluid reservoir, its kept in place with rubber after.
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    Re: Wanting to buy a 2012 VW Touareg

    next time get your disks and pads a goldwagen, i did mine for around R 3500 from them- front only though
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    Re: Why a timing chain?

    I can believe it, VW ermelo quote for minor service front and back brakes and disks, wipers for my Treg was over R 40k. I told them to just do oil and filter and that came to R 2500.

    I did the...
  16. Re: New Land Rover Defender - World Premiere 10 Sep 2019

    Personally, I would take the new defender over a disco 5. I think its going to be a nice middle ground between a luxury SUV and a proper off roader.

    Just like an original T1 touareg with terrain...
  17. Thread: Treg Owners

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    Re: Treg Owners

    I used to get this consumption on my BKS traveling from Ermelo to Eswatini 155 km straight after a service and filling up with sasol 10 ppm.
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    Re: Why a timing chain?

    I think timing chains are preferred because there is less maintenance cost when vehicle is under manufacturer maintenance plan/warranty

    with my V8 treg it's only oil and oil filter every 15k, air...
  19. Thread: Is this it?

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    Re: Is this it?

    The question is how will it hold its value.

    If like the new Jimny they its worth it new.

    It will sell and it can see a waiting list and the usual second hand dealers offering immediate delivery...
  20. Thread: VW Arteon

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    Re: VW Arteon

    I sat in one once at the dealer, very low down and a quite uncomfortable getting out of the driver's seat, I guess after driving an SUV for some time you notice these small comforts
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    Re: NICE caravan camping - Parys to Potch??

    dimalachite
  22. Re: Touareg RNS850 newest firmware K0821 updated

    I've download the file and converted it to an ISO, however I don't have a dvd disk to burn it to, do you think I can use a usb stick via the aux - ( i have a aux to usb cable converter)

    or should...
  23. Discovery 4 Re: Watch out for poor workmanship - Engine Rebuilds

    Does the MFD not give a warning when gearbox oil is low or temp is rising?
  24. Re: Touareg RNS850 newest firmware K0821 updated

    My Bluetooth doesn’t work, the only issue with the RNS850- will this update be a solution to the problem?
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    Re: VW Touareg 2009 TDi V6 - yea or nay?

    With what you have said so far from the description of the vehicle and owner R 160k is not overboard. The late model t1 (t2 as some refer to them) is starting to hold there value if you look at the...
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    Re: VW Touareg 2009 TDi V6 - yea or nay?

    What are the dealers offering him if he is going to trade it in ? was it the R 160K mentioned?
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    Re: Touareg coolant loss

    Front left puddle will most probably be air con condensation. if you do have coolant leak it can be fatal to any pets you have roaming around. ( coolant is sweet dogs and cast lap it up- death is...
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    Re: SRS Light on dashboard

    I had this once on my IO, auto electric traced fault and repaired, not a major expense.
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    Re: Joburg riots

    Place is turning into Hong Kong

    jokes aside, the metro police was confiscating fake goods from foreign shopkeepers and they decided to riot.
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    Re: VW Touareg 2009 TDi V6 - yea or nay?

    Air is nice to have, various ride height for off roading and comfort, however could mean some maintenance and bellow replacements on the horizon, my first air suspension issue was on 280k km, but it...
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    Re: VW Touareg 2009 TDi V6 - yea or nay?

    seeing that you say he replaced the turbo it must be the V6 tdi not the v6 petrol( thats NA)

    does it have air suspension ?

    a good deal private would be R 90- R100k

    service and maintenance...
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    Re: Driving habits Good and Bad

    I don't understand when you are behind someone driving at lets say a leisurely constant speed of 110km/h, opportunity present and its safe to overtake. as you do so they then decide to up speed as if...
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    Re: Driving habits Good and Bad

    I always put safety first, all passengers are seatbelted before takeoff, you can only alight vehicle once stopped and engine is off.

    I not afraid to use the entire road if safety permits ie;...
  34. Thread: Treg Owners

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    Re: Treg Owners

    I've managed to fix a rattle that plagued me when riding some rough roads. I remember it being mentioned somewhere by a fellow V8 tdi owner who suspected it to be from the seat belt housing in the C...
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    Re: Treg Owners

    my v8 has a funny road noise at low speed, like a resonance. Thought it was the brake disks or bearing, change the disks, noise still there- asked vw to check - bearings are ok they recon i'm...
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