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Finding good, reliable, used cars for sale today can be a bit of a headache. There are lots of scammers out there so you have to be wary.

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8. Jul 2021
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Used cars for sale

Finding good, reliable, used cars for sale today can be a bit of a headache. There are so many things to consider - reliability, affordability etc.

There are lots of scammers out there waiting to take your hard earned money so you have to be wary. Even some dealerships might not be honest in telling you that the car is been in an accident etc.

This can make a big difference down the line. So, you have to be extra careful when purchasing used cars for sale.

If you are looking for used cars for sale, cheap cars for sale or second hand cars for sale in South Africa, browse through thousands of our listings here: cars for sale
Bakkies for sale are also available here: bakkies for sale in case you are looking for something a lot more spacious and something for the whole family. 

 

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If you are unsure of the monthly costs when financing a vehicle, check out our handy car repayment calculator to determine your affordability.

 

Once you have made a purchase, make sure that you get insurance for your vehicle immediately. You hear of so many stories today where someone purchased a vehicle, it then got stolen or they met with an accident and the vehicle was not insured. By not taking insurance for your vehicle, you may think that you are saving but you are taking a huge risk which can leave you in financial ruin. 

Shop around and get an affordable car insurance quote. 

See some options below:

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Some other good sites to fiind used car deals are:

https://www.carfind.co.za/

https://www.autotrader.co.za/

https://www.cars.co.za/

Make sure that you meet in person before making any payment. Also, do your checks eg. make sure that the owner is who he says he is buy asking for his ID and make sure that the car is registered to the owner before making payment. Also, take someone who is knowledable about cars with you when making the deal.

Although it is risky buying a car through a classifieds website as opposed to a dealership, if you do your homework you can pick up some great bargains.

You can even buy the car, do it up a bit and sell it at a profit if you are looking to venture into that business. They are some good deals on used cars for sale out there but you just need to do your homework.

To make a good sale, you can make use of classifieds sites when selling your car. Social media sites like facebook are also an option. You should be able to sell your vehicle for substantially more than you would do when trading it in or selling it at a dealership. Again, be wary of scammers, take someone with you when making a deal and do your homework before settling on the deal. Also, make sure that payment has been cleared before releasing the vehicle.

Some things to consider when purchasing a vehicle especially in South Africa is the hijacking risk. The VW Polo is the most hijacked vehicle in South Africa, Toyota Fortuner is the most hijacked SUV and Ford is the third most targeted manufacturer. Make sure that you fit a tracking device on the vehicle before driving it off as well as making sure that it is insured.

 

Another thing to consider when purchasing a vehicle is reliability. Toyota, Mazda, Mercedes and Audi remain some of the most reliable car makes in South Africa. This also means that when it comes time to sell your vehicle, the value does not depreciate as much compared to other car makes. Also, the your vehicle is out of service plan, car parts can be difficult to source for some makes of vehicles compared to others in South Africa. For example, it is much cheaper to service a VW Polo since it is manufactured in South Africa as opposed to a Hyundai i20 which can be quite costly. For this reason, many sell their vehicles once the warranty and/or service plan has expired.

 

With the high price of fuel today, you might want to consider a vehicle with a good fuel consumption. Anything less than 7.0 L/100 km is considered good. Back in the day automatic transmission vehicles were heavy on fuel but these days we have CVT(continuously variable transmission) vehicles which are more fuel efficient than an automatic vehicle and manual vehicles. There are also electric powered vehicles although not so popular yet in South Africa. 

 

Some of the most recommended passenger vehicles in South Africa by their owners are:

1. Mazda CX-5

2. Mercedes-Benz C-Class

3. Audi A4

4. Hyundai Tucson

5. Hyundai Grand i10

 

MAZDA CX-5

The 2021 model has the following features:

  • Model tested: 2.0 Carbon Edition
  • Price: R565 800 (as of February 2021) 
  • Engine: 2.0-litre petrol, naturally-aspirated
  • Power/Torque: 121 kW/213 Nm
  • Transmission: 6-speed automatic
  • Fuel Consumption: 6.9 L/100 km 
  • Load capacity: 442-1914 litres
  • Acceleration: 0-100 kph in 10.4 sec (claimed)

mazda cx5

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