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1st Kia Pi­canto S

Grab­bing a bus, an Uber or a Go­get are among the less- costly trans­port al­ter­na­tives to a Kia Pi­canto S. But if you’re in­tent on new- car own­er­ship and want to do it at min­i­mum cost, with a de­gree of driver ap­peal, then the Pi­canto is king. The model is of­fered in a sin­gle ‘S’ spec (for now) and opt­ing for the five-speed man­ual saves you $ 1500 up front, and a fur­ther $ 120 each year at the bowser com­pared with the auto. The cost of de­pre­ci­a­tion here is about $ 2500/year, which is as good as it gets for a new car, and the Kia kicks goals with the brand’s gen­er­ous war­ranty, a handy 12-month ser­vice in­ter­val and bar­gain an­nual in­sur­ance.

2nd Holden Spark LS

Holden’s baby Spark is ac­tu­ally a more so­phis­ti­cated car than the big­ger, costlier Ba­rina, with good tech and equip­ment, a lively en­gine and keen han­dling. Un­der­cuts the Pi­canto on in­sur­ance cost at $565/year.

3rd Fiat 500 Pop

A taste for premium fuel un­does Ital­ian some of the good work of the retro car’s 4.9L/100km of­fi­cial but com­bined-cy­cle con­sump­tion, cost a it’s still cheap to own, doesn’t solid whole lot to pur­chase, and boasts in­ter­val. re­sale and a sen­si­ble ser­vice

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