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Which car should I buy???

Which affordable car brand do you prefer?


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How long do you spend in traffic daily? Do you do much driving (time/KM) in your personal time? Do you want comfort > speed?
It varies alot I can sometimes spend the whole day on the road driving around Gauteng from customer to customer. And the next day drive to Durban for a meeting and the follwing day the whole day at the office. Comfort yes please. Speed would be added bonus but do not want anything under say 80kw.
 

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I just bought a 2017 3.2TDCI Ranger XLT and oh boy what a joy
 

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Well what cars? Your budget? Mazda 2? Mazda RX7? VW Polo? Kia Rio? Kia Santa Fe? This is a dumb thread lock it immediately. :)
 

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HUh? Budget is in the second paragraph? I did ask what people would buy if they could?
I just voted and started moaning. SUV, car, bakkie whatwhat? Also go test drive the cars and choose something you like. CX5 is nice and all but the gearbox is iffy. Also R450k is not a lot these days. I would not buy new as that is a waste of money but in your case you need to. So get the CX5 active auto and save money for when you need to immigrate.

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I just voted and started moaning. SUV, car, bakkie whatwhat? Also go test drive the cars and choose something you like. CX5 is nice and all but the gearbox is iffy. Also R450k is not a lot these days. I would not buy new as that is a waste of money but in your case you need to. So get the CX5 active auto and save money for when you need to immigrate.

#blessed.
I dont pay in a cent for the vehicle so there wont be any savings...But thanks was already looking at the Mazda range and my God are there seats comfortable.
 

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are u sure ? the car is running 25 Km on a litre of fuel !! thats more than my 250CC bike I once had
Best I got from a 1.9tdi was 4.0L/100km. So for a 1.6tdi that should be feasible.
 

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The amount of people not actually reading the details posted by op is... Incredible

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I am personally a massive VW fan so I will be biased when recommending any car.

The new T Cross is a great mini SUV. Loads of luxuries on the highline. The R line is coming soon, not sure what the pricing would be but you can pre-book and find out. Nice 110kw SUV and I am sure it'll probably come in below R450,000

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You can get a base model BMW 118i five door hatch with that R450k
 

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You can get a base model BMW 118i five door hatch with that R450k
Looked at BMW online and couldn't even afford the base model 1 series...maybe I should go into a dealer?

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Well shit...to a dealer I shall go

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Personally i would go second hand or finance a 2nd hand car, buying new isnt wise. Or are you buying for status?
 

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Personally i would go second hand or finance a 2nd hand car, buying new isnt wise. Or are you buying for status?
Nah I would buy 2nd vehicle...but it a lease vehicle through the company so it has to be new


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I know you need something new, which is quite harsh (but since it's a company car whatever I guessss?) but have a look at Audi. My 2013 A3 Quattro is still one of the nicest cars on the road IMO. A new one is likely over R450,000 now, but maybe if the company is fine with a car that's been a demo unit then you could pick one up with a smaller engine :)

Interior beats out the golf. Even an A1 is an awesome car and the new ones even have USB-C. Pretttttty cool.

Anyway, I'm sure you'll be happy with just about whatever you end up getting. Just make sure you go on at least 5 test drives as a general rule of thumb. Make sure you can get your seating in the car seat and you feel comfortable in the cabin.

Good luck! :D

Edit: I just read above that you actually drive around a lot and sit in traffic. My car has this sonar shit that adjusts the speed of the cruise control and literally lets me just sit in traffic. Maybe have a look if you find another with something similar. It's super fun.
 

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