So you need a bakkie?
Find the five cheapest, strongest and best bang-for-buck workhorses in SA right now.
IT may be because the Coriolis effect also spins the brains of people who transport stuff in the southern hemisphere, but from Indonesia through Thailand and Australia to Brazil and South Africa, we all love our bakkies.
North of the equator, however, transporters of light loads, from plumbers to veterinarians and wine farmers, all prefer a crew-bus panelvan as the most sensible transport option for small business.
But like the sales staff at Fiat, Hyundai, VW and even the dormant Maxus, we have given up telling SA’s bakkie lovers why a van is always better than a bakkie. Instead, we now bow to populist demand to cut and slice the 27 workhorse bakkies out there to find the top five performers in price, power and bang for buck.