These days there are so many cars to choose from that selecting a new ride can be a pretty daunting task. And because they can cost more than your current savings, you don’t want to rush into making a decision and end up with a dreaded lemon. To make your life easier, we’ve lined up the best options to meet your needs.
The Commuter: Suzuki Ignis
Who’s it for? Anyone looking to get from A to B with zero fuss and no parking worry at the end.
What makes it great? It’s funky looking, especially with its crossover/SUV styling, and boasts a fuel consumption of just 5.1 litres/100 km. Plus, it’s not only small and nippy enough to park just about anywhere, it has a raised ground clearance of 180mm, so hopping the pavement won’t be an issue. It comes standard with a host of nifty features, such as USB and auxiliary ports, a Bluetooth radio/CD player, electric windows both in the front and the rear, as well as air conditioning.
Even though it’s small enough to zip through the city streets, it has a boot that offers 260-litres of luggage space which expands to 947 litres with the rear seats folded down. Suzuki is one of the fastest-growing brands in South Africa and has some of the best ratings when it comes to customer satisfaction. From R171 900
Also Consider: Volkswagen Polo Vivo
The Volkswagen Polo Vivo offers everything you want when buying a commuter car. It’s small but spacious, quick but fuel efficient and it’s ever practical and good value for money. It has the best resale value of its segment and because it’s the top-selling passenger car in South Africa, you know it must be good. From R179 900