Here are 5 older (quirky) cars that you can still buy in South Africa for under R 100,000
- Consumer inflation is the highest in more than four years, putting additional pressure on motorists in particular.
- New car prices continue to rise, making it difficult for many South Africans to purchase a new vehicle.
- AutoTrader has hundreds of vehicles listed for sale for less than R 100,000.
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Did you know that annual consumer inflation in South Africa accelerated to its highest level in over four and a half years in November? Driven mainly by rising transport costs, Statistics South Africa (SSA) reports that the annual change in the consumer price index (CPI) was 5.5%, up from 5% in October and September.
“This is the largest annual increase in the CPI since March 2017, when the rate was 6.1%. The transportation category continues to be the main driver of inflation, registering an annual increase of 15% in November. inflation basket with an annual rate above the upper limit of 6% of the South African Reserve Bank’s monetary policy target range “, ASS Remarks.
Fuel prices rose 7.1% between October and November, bringing the annual rate to 34.5%. For example, the price of inland 95-octane gasoline was R19.54 per liter in November 2021, up from R14.59 in November 2020. The diesel rating increased by 35 , 1% over the same period. The average price of diesel was R18.75 per liter in November 2021, compared to R13.89 per liter in November 2020.
If you’re a new motorist looking to buy your first car, or you’re a veteran behind the wheel looking for a change for 2022, now might not be a good time to buy a vehicle. You just have to look at the economic situation, the rise in interest rates, the rise in new car prices. We love the cars here at Wheels24, and sometimes we even fight to get the cost of the automobile under control in South Africa.
To lighten things up amid the gloomy growing cost of mobility in South Africa, we went looking for some cool cars that you can buy for under R 100,000 that have low mileage. We found five cars on AutoTrader this has proven that you can still find interesting vehicles in South Africa for under 100,000R.
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Alfa Romeo Spider
1. Alfa Romeo Spider
This 2002 Alfa Romeo Spider is listed on AutoTrader for R95,000. Now it might not have the V6 engine Alfistis loves, but it does deliver a decent amount of power (115 kW / 180 Nm) from its four-cylinder engine. 2.0 liter naturally aspirated. – gasoline cylinder. The dealership claims this Spider retains its original alloy rims and its interior is in good condition with no cracks in the dashboard, no tears in the original cloth seats, and no stains on the carpet. They also say the car drives well without pulling on the steering and that the brakes work properly, as do all of the vehicle’s equipment, including air conditioning, power windows, power mirrors and power adjustable headlights.
The dealership also pointed out that the car’s soft top opens and closes manually and is not operated electrically. The Spider retains its original spare tire, jack and other essential equipment. “The engine starts every time without smoking and pulls hard. The transmission is in good working order, shifts all gears without skipping or slipping and shifts smoothly under load,” they add.
Alfa Romeo Spider
Spider safety features include dual front airbags, ABS brakes, and power steering; Decent for the 2002 vintage. This car represents a great opportunity for a sports car enthusiast who wants a classic roadster, daily driver or weekend cruiser. The 2.0-liter engine won’t use too much fuel compared to a V6 version of this car, and you get all the looks and appeal that comes with a sight rare on the road these days.
Alfa Romeo Spider
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2. Nissan 1400 Champ bakkie
This Nissan 1400 is, arguably, what they call houndstooth. With 29,000km on the clock and 2003, it looks like it was kept in bubble wrap. The dealer wants R99 995 for this, which is by no means cheap considering what they sold new at the time.
The Nissan 1400 was once the most popular half-ton bakkie on sale in South Africa, favored by entrepreneurs, logistics companies, artisans and even the Automobile Association (AA). Its fuel-efficient 1.4-liter four-cylinder petrol engine was the star of the show because it proved to be very reliable. The versatile nature of the Nissan 1400 means you can use it as a vintage daily race, or you can use it in your business.
Since this bakkie is almost 20 years old and its design is even older than that, it won’t be the safest vehicle you can buy in 2022, and it doesn’t have any form of creature comfort. This one has a CD / Radio system, but that’s it. The Nissan 1400 remains a cool car, and it’s a rare sight on the roads these days, and you can use it for work or play. Due to its rarity, you could have a real collector’s item on your hands here if you keep the mileage low and maintain it properly.
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3. Suzuki SJ410
If you can’t afford the new Suzuki Jimny, but really want to go on an off-road adventure next year, you might want to consider this awesome vintage 1984 Suzuki SJ. According to the dealer, this model only has 33,400 km on the odometer, and it is equipped with a few off-road accessories.
Priced at R95,000, the SJ 410 doesn’t come cheap, but it’s a rare example that appears to be in good shape. It’s not often that you see these vehicles for sale at dealerships which adds some peace of mind since this is an older vehicle. The car comes with a 1.0 liter naturally aspirated petrol engine and a four-speed manual gearbox with a low range mode.
Periodic reports on the capabilities of the SJ 410 prove that it is a capable 4×4 despite its small proportions. It can also carry up to 350kg of payload, so you can use it to haul adventure gear or supplies or use it as a mascot vehicle for your craft business. The driving experience of the SJ 410 may be dated, but it’s a hell of a cool car that you hardly see on the road anymore, and maybe it is the right thing to bring a little bit of cheerfulness in your life in 2022.
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4. Toyota Tazz
What’s cool about a Toyota Tazz? Well, what’s cool about a Toyota Cressida? We recently reported a million rand Cressida, which proves that any car can be a cool car, and money can’t be a problem when you want what your heart desires. This Tazz is sure to touch you if you grew up in the 2000s and are looking for an affordable vehicle to buy, pay off, and keep.
Priced at R99,900, it sells for roughly what Toyota asked it for when it was brand new, but this car is only 35,000 km, and by Toyota standards it’s still barely run-in. The engine here is a carbohydrate-fueled 1.3-liter block with four cylinders and an output of 55 kW with a torque of 110 Nm. It won’t set your heart on fire like the Conquest RSi models did in the past. era, but you can expect less than 7 liters per 100 km if you plan to use it daily.
Finding a Toyota Tazz with low mileage is difficult, and when you do they are generally expensive, as we can see here, but if you have the cash it’s definitely a no-brainer when it comes to driving without. hassle. It might not have power steering or a voice activated audio system, or all leather, but it is an honest car that has proven its worth in South Africa, and it should remain mobile for many years to come. to come.
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5. Volkswagen Jetta (a wild card)
The Volkswagen Jetta has probably moved as many families to South Africa as the popular Toyota Corolla. However, South Africans fell in love with the Jetta, so they don’t sell the news here. Our all-time favorite Jetta has to be the Jetta II CLI 16V, but we also really appreciate the comfort and serenity that the Jetta III provided.
Like a quirk here, if you’re looking for something under R50,000, we found this Jetta with 35,000km on it. The photos show us that it needs some work, as it lacks lights on the front and rear, and it does not have its original wheels. If you’re good at mechanics or don’t mind spending a little bit of cash to refurbish the car and give it a deep mechanical blow, this type of Jetta could be the perfect family car to consider for 2022.
This 1.8 liter four cylinder CSX model is originally from 1994 and is priced at R39,900. Under the appropriate ownership you can breathe new life into the car with an original VR6 or CLI wheel set and adapt these fantastic leather seats with the square headrests. The CSX, in its heyday, was known for its solid mid-range performance and frugal fuel mileage, and if this one is in good shape, it might be worth considering if you need a personal transportation in 2022, and you don’t want to break the bank on a brand new car.
At the top of this article, we pointed out that auto and mobility in South Africa will become much more expensive in 2022. We would all like to buy a whole new cool car, but we all have different financial circumstances. The vehicles on this list are by no means cheap, but they stand out for what is available on the used market.
It’s essential to do your homework when buying any used car, especially older models like the ones we’ve featured here. Take a mechanic with you when you go to test a car or ask if you can have the vehicle evaluated independently at a Dekra center. You may need to pay for the test, but you’ll have peace of mind before you buy.
If you are looking for a budget vehicle for 2022, be sure to check the AutoTrader website regularly for larger consumer cars and cool cars under R 100,000 using the custom search feature of the website.
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