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John
02-25-2012, 09:06 PM
I am in the market for a new car of between R 100 000 and R 150 000, and am looking at a Toyota, Volkswagen or Ford. Am I missing a brand which is reliable and well priced? Reliability and value for money are the most important to me.

Hamster
02-25-2012, 11:54 PM
New or 2nd hand?

Honda, Hyundai?

Rudolph Muller
02-25-2012, 11:56 PM
I would also say that a Honda Jazz is a good option. It was the top ranked car in its class for reliability for a few years already.

mercurial
02-26-2012, 12:06 PM
Hyundai i20 is also a good option. Then there's the Polo Vivo and the new Ford Fiesta range. I'd probably go with the Ford in this instance.

latro
02-26-2012, 01:12 PM
Mazda 2 is a good option for your budget as well. If your willing to exceed it by about R40k you can even look at the Mazda 3. (I'm aware that your looking for value for money, just mentioned the latter option as an extra)

Windpomp
02-27-2012, 07:59 AM
what ever car you buy make sure that you get a service and maintenance plan with it, then you don't have to worry when things go wrong

Dragon_Void
02-27-2012, 08:09 AM
what ever car you buy make sure that you get a service and maintenance plan with it, then you don't have to worry when things go wrong

Important what he said, if you don't have a Maintenance plan (Usually just with new M3's and stuff like that) or a Service plan, you are doomed. I would look at a Toyota Aygo or Yaris if I were you.

McT
02-27-2012, 11:17 AM
I would also say that a Honda Jazz is a good option. It was the top ranked car in its class for reliability for a few years already.

My missus drives a Jazz and absolutely loves it. Nice compact vehicle with all the bells and whistles. I find it comfortable to drive too.


Hyundai i20 is also a good option. Then there's the Polo Vivo and the new Ford Fiesta range. I'd probably go with the Ford in this instance.

The i20 would be my alternative to the Jazz. Hyundai are building a solid reputation. Good, affordable back up service.

I had a look at the Fiesta recently and was impressed with this too.

3 good choices.

Windpomp
02-27-2012, 11:46 AM
just stay away from peugeot and citroen there parts are very expensive

sanimoyo
02-27-2012, 04:00 PM
And stay away from the Chinese models, GWM and the rest

Rudolph Muller
02-28-2012, 11:51 AM
And stay away from the Chinese models, GWM and the restI think that is sound advice. Rather second hand Toyota than a new GWM, Chana or the like.

robt
02-28-2012, 10:28 PM
Jeep - love the look of the Wrangler.

Ryanloop
04-25-2012, 12:53 AM
I vote for Honda, I had one the last two years and have not had any problems, and talking to my friends who also have taken deep I have said the same

John
05-05-2012, 09:03 PM
Honda may be the best made if you discount high end brands like Lexus, Mercedes and BMW.

D3x!
05-14-2012, 01:01 PM
dont know if you got the car yet but

you could get the new rio or rio sedan new for that new (1.2)
or else i would look at a demo i20 or something similar

uncapped_shady
05-14-2012, 01:59 PM
For the price i would say Opel Astra 1.6 is a very reliable car for the price. Also drives like a dream :)

Dragon_Void
05-14-2012, 02:54 PM
For the price i would say Opel Astra 1.6 is a very reliable car for the price. Also drives like a dream :)
When last did you drive an Opel? Their engines are useless beyond 100 000KM (pardon the pun, but with useless I mean, you will have to fix it every day after 100 000 KM.) You might think I am exaggerating, but Opel isn't all but reliable.

uncapped_shady
05-14-2012, 03:02 PM
When last did you drive an Opel? Their engines are useless beyond 100 000KM (pardon the pun, but with useless I mean, you will have to fix it every day after 100 000 KM.) You might think I am exaggerating, but Opel isn't all but reliable.

Never had any major problems with any of my opels that i have driven. I just made sure that I serviced my car every 10k - 15k and they just kept on going and going. My last Opel Astra classic elegance I had, I sold after it had 245K on the clock and never had any issues with it. I purely sold it to buy a bakkie (Nissan NP300). With the rise of petrol I am strongly considering getting a car again ;)

But seriously regarding reliability, an Opel has never dropped me. Probably a personal preference i guess.

ice_cubes
05-16-2012, 08:27 AM
Have you had a look at the new KIA cerato or rio?

robt
05-16-2012, 02:41 PM
Lexus - love 'em all :D

ptashark
05-17-2012, 09:19 AM
Citroen's parts should be cheaper since they have an official presence in SA now.

cerebus
05-17-2012, 09:23 AM
Kia Rio is boss for what it costs.

blaaislaai
05-17-2012, 11:42 AM
What defines the word 'Best' when looking for a car?
Price
Cost
Reliability
Popularity?

I believe its always best to have a look at reviews before making a decision on a car

Jonathan257
05-21-2012, 03:06 PM
The worst new car on the market is Toyota's net ETIOS that was released today.

Jonathan257
05-21-2012, 03:06 PM
The best car now is the Audi A4.

Jonathan257
05-21-2012, 03:07 PM
Saw one of the saddest things today. A new Ferrari that is destroyed.

Jonathan257
05-21-2012, 03:08 PM
Have you noticed the Kia Rio's badge. It looks like R10 and not Rio

Jonathan257
05-21-2012, 03:14 PM
To bad that they are so expensive.:(

Jonathan257
05-21-2012, 03:16 PM
Kia Rio is boss for what it costs.

Yes but is it quality and speed?

waz7710
06-01-2012, 08:10 AM
stay far away from imports.....unless new they will cost too much to maintain