Cheapest bakkies to fix
THE 2016 Kinsey Report covers 10 single cab bakkies, all of which have seen sharp increases in the cost of the 2016 basket of 34 parts.
The prices for all parts in this study were sourced in July 2016 and almost exclusively from dealers in the Durban/ Pinetown/Umhlanga areas.
From two small workhorses — the Nissan NP 200 selling for R157 900 and the Chev Utility, prices range up to R298 800 for the Amarok 2-litre.
The NP200, Chev Ute and the Nissan NP300 slot into the first three places, with basket costs of R43 967 for the NP200 (R47 026 in 2015), R54 347 for the Chev (R59 096) and R58 134 for the NP300 (R49,314).
Both the NP200 and Ute had lower basket prices than last year. The two Nissans have the lowest servicing costs — NP200 R1 992 and the NP 300 R2 189.
Chev and Isuzu are most cost-efficient for repair parts — the Chev Ute with a repair basket of R6 606 and the Isuzu KB250 with R7 738.
The NP 200 has the lowest repair costs at R31 756 followed by R35 497 for the Isuzu. • More on www.kinseyreport.co.za.