A car for under R150 000?
At R126 300 for the Suzuki Celerio and R129 995 for Kia Picanto, these two small hatchbacks are good value for city driving, with the extra R3 395 for Picanto buys a two-year or 45 000 km service plan and a five-year, unlimited kilometre warranty. The Celero and Go have optional services plan and the warranty is a nominal three years or 100 000 km. Their engines make 50 kW and between 90 Nm and 104 Nm, which require a gear down to pass anything or go uphil. Datsun wants only R119 000 for the 1,2 Lux and when the narrow 13-inch tyres it is sold with are replaced by fatter (more expensive) wheels, the Go looks really cute.
vrolet wants R137 000 for the Spark 1,2 Campus, and the price udes a leading service plan of three years or 60 000 km, with a tory warranty that will outlast this service plan by two years and 000 km. Fourteen-inch tyres and a 60 kW/108 Nm engine complete picture of the little hatch that has also been at the top of gazine’s budget buy list for years.