Which City Cars Have The Cheapest Parts

Owning a car in South Africa’s current economic climate is difficult and most people neglect to think about the cost of parts when buying a car. This cost can be an unwelcomed burden when a part needs to be replaced. In addition to this, the cost of parts is also a factor insurers use to determine how cheap your car insurance will be.

2017 Kinsey Report

In the graphic below, we take a look at what the 2017 Kinsey Report has to say about the cost of car parts for entry-level/city cars.

top 3 cars with cheapest parts

1st Place: Datsun Go 1.2 Lux

The overall winner in all three categories (service parts, repair parts and crash parts) is the Datsun Go. However, we recommend you avoid purchasing one because according to the AA Entry-level Vehicle Safety report it’s rated one of the most unsafe cars in the South African vehicle market.

  • Service Parts Total: R 2,207.03
  • Repair Parts Total: R 6,828.41
  • Crash Parts Total: R 35,337.42

2nd Place: Polo Vivo 1.4 Conceptline Hatch

Second place went to the Polo Vivo which has the lowest parts cost to vehicle cost ratio. It also had the lowest total crash parts costs. Bare in mind that despite the low parts cost, insurance for a Polo Vivo will be high because VW brands are sought after by car thieves. Your best bet may be to insure with King Price who claim your premiums will lower each year.

  • Service Parts Total: R 2,207.03
  • Repair Parts Total: R 6,828.41
  • Crash Parts Total: R 35,337.42

3rd Place: Hyundai i10 1.1 Motion

The Hyundai i10 came in at third spot, scoring better than others in the crash parts category. This is another car that scored badly in the AA report because its only safety feature is a driver’s airbag. There are cars in the same price range with more safety features and we suggest you shop around for something better.

  • Service Parts Total: R 2,207.03
  • Repair Parts Total: R 6,828.41
  • Crash Parts Total: R 35,337.42

Conclusion

A car’s price tag isn’t the only price you’ll be paying. You’ll inevitably need to replace parts at some stage because car accidents happen and parts wear out from use or break altogether. And, as mentioned, car insurance companies factor the price of parts when determining how affordable your car insurance pemiums will be.

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