BUY­ING A USED BAKKIE

The Witness - Wheels - - MOTORING -

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.

PHOTO: AL­WYN VILJOEN

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.

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