THE CHEAP­EST CHOICE

Leisure Wheels (South Africa) - - GUIDE -

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

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