BUYING A USED BAKKIE
WHEN it comes to buying used bakkies, two brands stand out — Nissan and Isuzu.
When new, the single cab workhorses from these brands both languish in power and sales behind the Hilux and Ranger.
Fairly or not, fewer sales of new vehicles result in lower retail prices for what are — at the end of their days — still very good workhorse bakkies. The upshot of fewer sales, however, is less demand from car theft syndicates.
This may be why there seem to be so many more old Nissan and Isuzu bakkies on the road compared to old Hiluxes.
Good when used: Oudtshoorn resident Gerhard du Toit bought this Isuzu with 7 000 on the odo 20 years ago and went on to add 1,5 million km. He still uses the bakkie daily in his courier business.