Need advice on which car to buy

skye.za

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Hi.

I need to buy a car. Budget between R50k and R90k

My needs are low fuel consumption and low maintenance.

I am tempted to go for either around 2005 to present ford ranger double cab selling at less than R100k or around 2005 toyota double cab. If lucky recent years. Selling at less than R100k.

I saw them on cars.co.za

Is this advisable? This are over 10 years 4x4

Or

Go for chevrolet utility 1.4 (2013-present model)

Or

Toyota Yaris (2008 to present models)

My budget is between R60k and R90k or R1500 pm

What is your advice?

Your contribution will be highly appreciated.

Chevrolet Spark. It pretty much meets all of your criteria.

Cheap to run and own.

will be within budget. Get the LS model.

I am not a fan of the car but it makes sense financially.

The Suzuki Swift 1.4GL is roughly 95k.

You will probably have to settle on a 2011 model though.
 

Mike Hoxbig

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Fuel economy on mine is about 5.54 l/100km (I sit in lots of traffic, so it isn't as low as it should be).

The last service I did cost about R2800.
What service is that? It's pretty expensive if that's a minor service...
 

ToxicPlayer

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Hi.

I need to buy a car. Budget between R50k and R90k

My needs are low fuel consumption and low maintenance.

I am tempted to go for either around 2005 to present ford ranger double cab selling at less than R100k or around 2005 toyota double cab. If lucky recent years. Selling at less than R100k.

I saw them on cars.co.za

Is this advisable? This are over 10 years 4x4

Or

Go for chevrolet utility 1.4 (2013-present model)

Or

Toyota Yaris (2008 to present models)

My budget is between R60k and R90k or R1500 pm

What is your advice?

Your contribution will be highly appreciated.

Nissan ****box or a car without wheels and engine :crylaugh:
 

Budza

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Looking at Utility vs Economy- what do you need out of your car?

I had an Opel bakkie, Chev Ute predecessor. Business up front, party at the back ;)

How many people do you need to transport, day to day? For me, the little bakkie was worth it. Versatile.
 

oscarlets

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Bought Honda Jazz 1.4i 2004

I replaced:

1. Brake pads.

2. Discs.

3. Wheel bearings

4. Control arm rubbers.

5. Rack ends.

6. Bull joints.

7. Stabilizer links

8. Battery

9. *Working on budget to change shock mounts.


Overall. It was worth it.

The car is awesome. Fits all my needs. The folding seats. The low fuel consumption. The comfort.

Thanks for all the advice.
 

airborne

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Bought Honda Jazz 1.4i 2004

I replaced:

1. Brake pads.

2. Discs.

3. Wheel bearings

4. Control arm rubbers.

5. Rack ends.

6. Bull joints.

7. Stabilizer links

8. Battery

9. *Working on budget to change shock mounts.


Overall. It was worth it.

The car is awesome. Fits all my needs. The folding seats. The low fuel consumption. The comfort.

Thanks for all the advice.
That's quite a lot of suspension work, what mileage dies it have and what condition is the interior in?
 

oscarlets

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That's quite a lot of suspension work, what mileage dies it have and what condition is the interior in?
Bought it at 230039 I'm currently at 280485.

The interior is still great. Leather seats. Radio still works. Front doors Electric windows still works. Electric mirrors. Sunroof. AC needs re-gas.
 
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