THE CHEAPEST CHOICE
RENAULT SANDERO STEPWAY
When you’re talking about three-cylinder cars, it’s hard to ignore Renault’s other compact SUV offering, the Kwid.
For the price of a decent second-hand Sandero, you can get a brand new Kwid. We’d go this route, however. The Sandero beats the Kwid on almost every front.
The Sandero’s a big seller here and it’s easy to see why: its engine performs well, it has loads of space and it’s equipped with all the gadgets the modern consumer demands.
We drove one of these all the way to Semongkong a few years ago and were surprised at how well it performed on Lesotho’s bad gravel roads while coping with the high altitude.
Renault also has impressive warranties on all its products so if you shop carefully you should be able to find a car that still has a year or two left.
The good: Nice engine, lots of equipment The bad: Looks a bit bland
can iT off-road? It can take a knock, but keep to gravel
Price: r160 000 Year: 2018 engine: 0.9-litre three-cylinder turbopetrol Mileage: 26 000km