How much it costs to service a Porsche vs Renault Duster in South Africa

Renowned motoring journalist, Malcolm Kinsey, has published a new report looking at the replacement part costs of South Africa’s car of the year finalists for 2019.

The list of finalists includes:

  • Porsche Cayenne
  • Lexus ES
  • Mitsubishi Pajero Sport
  • Mercedes Benz A Class
  • Nissan Micra
  • Volvo XC 40
  • Honda Civic Type R
  • Alfa Romeo Stelvio
  • Hyundai Kona
  • Suzuki Jimny
  • Suzuki Swift
  • Renault Duster

The winners are expected to be announced in early April 2019.

Prices are based on the middle of the range models of each vehicle which means there may be a variance in prices, Kinsey said.

“For example, a headlight could range from halogen to multi-LED focusing.

“Likewise, steel wheels or mag wheels could be fitted – so the prices submitted are middle of the range and for a guide only. Likewise, Suzuki Swift prices cannot be compared with an Alfa Stelvio or Porsche as they are completely different segments of the market,” Kinsey said.

While all prices are retail and include VAT, Mercedes and Nissan are net prices.

Click on table to enlarge.

Kinsey’s comparison comes at a time when the Competition Commission is putting the final touches on a historic new code of conduct for the South African automotive industry.

The proposals drafted by the Comp Com are aimed at addressing anti-competitive practices in the car repairs and parts industry.

The proposed code is expected to empower car owners with the right to repair or service their vehicles at a provider of their choice, without voiding their warranties.

Below BusinessTech looked at some of the most notable price differences for various parts among the car of the year vehicles, which includes vehicles with a starting price of R160,900 through to the Porsche which starts at R1,142.000.

Air filter

  • Porsche Cayenne – R1,138.97
  • Lexus ES – R1,061.23
  • Mitsubishi Pajero Sport – R759.58
  • Mercedes Benz A Class – R729.03
  • Nissan Micra – R688.85
  • Volvo XC 40 – R586.50
  • Honda Civic Type R – R463.13
  • Alfa Romeo Stelvio – R391.54
  • Hyundai Kona – R314.53
  • Suzuki Jimny – R289.86
  • Suzuki Swift – R232.99
  • Renault Duster – R205.32

Oil filter

  • Porsche Cayenne – R393.89
  • Volvo XC 40 – R339.25
  • Mitsubishi Pajero Sport – R255.84
  • Lexus ES – R242.71
  • Mercedes Benz A Class – R203.94
  • Nissan Micra – R194.41
  • Alfa Romeo Stelvio – R184.72
  • Suzuki Jimny – R154.70
  • Hyundai Kona – R126.06
  • Renault Duster – R117.40
  • Honda Civic Type R – R104.93
  • Suzuki Swift – R86.65

Spark plug

  • Mitsubishi Pajero Sport – R1 360.22 (glow plug)
  • Alfa Romeo Stelvio – R1 160.90
  • Honda Civic Type R – R717.00
  • Lexus ES – R558.76
  • Porsche Cayenne – R309.35
  • Hyundai Kona – R291.21
  • Mercedes Benz A Class – R206.06
  • Nissan Micra – R192.46
  • Volvo XC 40 – R115.90
  • Suzuki Jimny – R92.17
  • Suzuki Swift – R65.63
  • Renault Duster – R60.25

Fan belt

  • Volvo XC 40 – R2,047.00
  • Porsche Cayenne – R1 033.49
  • Honda Civic Type R – R964.99
  • Hyundai Kona – R934.46
  • Lexus ES – R897.39
  • Nissan Micra – R841.19
  • Renault Duster – R428.05
  • Suzuki Swift – R426.28
  • Mitsubishi Pajero Sport – R350.32
  • Mercedes Benz A Class – R285.57
  • Alfa Romeo Stelvio – R191.82
  • Suzuki Jimny – R143.81

Wiper blade (right)

  • Porsche Cayenne – R994.56
  • Volvo XC 40 – R874.00
  • Mercedes Benz A Class – R811.14
  • Lexus ES – R731.92
  • Honda Civic Type R – R663.88
  • Mitsubishi Pajero Sport – R628.37
  • Hyundai Kona – R469.34
  • Suzuki Swift – R394.85
  • Renault Duster – R366.28
  • Nissan Micra – R339.25
  • Suzuki Jimny – R333.19
  • Alfa Romeo Stelvio – R318.92

Front brake pads

  • Porsche Cayenne – R5,721.39
  • Honda Civic Type R – R3,337.51
  • Alfa Romeo Stelvio – R3,137.67
  • Mitsubishi Pajero Sport – R2,224.10
  • Volvo XC 40 – R1,863.00
  • Hyundai Kona – R1,606.85
  • Mercedes Benz A Class – R1,579.08
  • Lexus ES – R1,468.68
  • Suzuki Jimny – R1,354.00
  • Nissan Micra – R1,225.31
  • Suzuki Swift – R806.22
  • Renault Duster – R674.53

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