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15 January 2015
11 Fuel efficient cars in SA
Are you one of those car owners who will wait until the last hour before midnight when the fuel price increases or decreases before filling up, even if it means that your car may have to run on fuel fumes for a day? This list won't include electric-powered motors, hybrids, or Porsches. We do believe that the cost of buying the car should not outstrip the savings on fuel economy. Lower Price Range Vehicle Claimed Average Fuel Consumption in litres/100km Image Volkswagen Polo 1.2TDI Blue motion 3.4 Ford Fiesta 1.6TDCi (Diesel) 3.6 Citroen C3 eHDI 3.7 Renault Clio Expression 4.5 Clio Dynamique 4.5 Ford Fiesta Titanium 4.5 Higher Price Range Vehicle Claimed Average Fuel Consumption in litres/100km Image Volvo V40 D2 (Diesel) 3.6 Audi A1 1.6TDI (Diesel) 3.8 Renault Megane 1.6dci 4.0 Mercedes Benz A200 CDI (Turbo-diesel) 4.1 Audi A3 1.6TDI A3 TDI 4.7 So there you have it. From the diesel-powered Ford Fiesta 1.6TDCi to the turbo-diesel powered Mercedes Benz A200 CDI, eleven fuel-saver cars that may ease the tug on your purse strings. Disclaimer: The following estimated fuel consumption figures are claimed rather than actual. Actual fuel consumption and emission will depend on many factors including your driving habits, prevailing conditions and your vehicle's equipment, condition and use. The intended use of this information table is as a guide in your decision making when purchasing a vehicle.
25 June 2021
Top Choices For Pre-Loved Cars Under R120 000
Budget-besties, this one's for you. Affordability, safety, and comfort all encased in some of our favourite efficiently compact used city cars. Look no further for great quality pre-loved cars under R120,000. Ford Figo Ambiente Perfect for city life, the pre-loved Ford Figo Ambiente is a comfortable vehicle to drive, with power steering and air-conditioning. The doors lock automatically once the car reaches 7km/h and is adequately spacious within the vehicle and the boot. It is well equipped to combat wind and exterior noise when travelling at high speeds. The Ford Figo is built similar to the likes of the renowned Ford Fiesta and is available at exceedingly affordable prices with many attractive features. Chevrolet Spark Also equipped with power steering and air-conditioning, the Chevrolet Spark is a safe and affordable small car with a multitude of eye-catching features such as electric windows and mirrors, and an anti-lock braking system that provides extra safety for all passengers. At a price much lower than similar sized cars, this four-door pre-loved car is one of the best overall picks. Hyundai i20 Not too much and not too little, the Hyundai i20 is a durably easy and comfortable car to drive. Although this pre-loved car is available very affordably under R120,000, it is not at all dingy or run-down. With a well-spaced boot, comfortable backseat and adjustable steering wheel, the Hyundai i20 is an all-round efficient, safe and hardy car. Kia Rio The Kia Rio has done away with “cheap” and replaced it with economical. It is rated positively across the board, embodying admirable performance and an array of attractive features that their competitors don’t offer. It provides an enjoyable day-to-day drive and handles turns and corners with notable ease. Rigged-out with bluetooth connectivity, air-conditioning, power steering and so much more, the Kia Rio packs a nice little punch. Ideal for day-to-day city venturing, and furnished to a tee with upgraded technology, safety features and pleasantries, these hardy cars are at the top of the list for pre-loved cars under R120,000.
27 August 2021
8 Tips For Choosing The Right Car Brand For You
Most people have a favourite car brand, which makes it easier to choose a new vehicle when the time comes, but how do they come to this decision? Choosing the right car brand is a personal choice. A few things people consider when shopping for a car are reliability, style, interior comfort, workmanship, technological advancement, and safety. Different car brands appeal to different people in each of these areas, so let's look at how to personalise your decision. Consider Your Needs Think about your lifestyle priorities for your car brand: family size, geographical environment, distance to work, etc. Finances Consider how much you can afford to spend, then look at cars that meet your needs and budget. Research And Compare Second-Hand Cars Take time to research your top car brands and models individually. Look at which vehicles accommodate the majority of your main requirements. Speak To A Professional Once you have a few ideal car brands, discuss repair hurdles and any questions or concerns you have with a trusted mechanic. Ask them which brands they see issues in the most. Fuel Consumption Consider how many kilometers your car will see and consequently how important fuel economy is to you. Longevity And Durability Are you the type to replace cars after a few years or stick with a vehicle until its end? In the case of the latter, you should consider car brands that will go the distance. Consider Ownership Costs Look into the general cost of maintenance and parts. Ensure that you can afford the vehicle as well as everything that comes with ownership. Test Drive Your Favour Car Brands Finally, it's time to test drive your top choices because you won’t truly know if you enjoy the car until you’ve driven it. Head to a dealership for zero-commitment test drives and let your favourite car brand find you. Choosing the right car brand for you may seem daunting, but following these tips is sure to make it easier. The Auto Pedigree team is always here to support you. Find a car dealer near you and get in touch.