imported vehicles will mostly be expensive to maintain. The spares
are expensive and you have to wait very long for some parts. This
includes famous brands like Nissan, Kia, etc. If you want to buy
a local brand, first find out if the vehicle has been build in South
Africa or was it fully imported. Find out what spares like a fuel
filter, air filter, fuel pump, clutch kit, water pump, radiator,
radiator hoses, head light, tail light, bonnet, fender, etc will
cost you and compare it with other brands. If you buy a new vehicle
a service plan is a must. Spares for new vehicles became extremely
expensive and in South Africa it is the biggest rip-off business
you can think of. You might end up paying R5,000 just for a key.
do you need the vehicles for
of all. If money is not a problem, this report might not be for
you. You can buy what you like and if you feel it is not good, sell
it and buy something new.
report is for the normal man on the street.
you buy a 4x4
vehicle you must first determine what you would like to do with
it. Do you need it only to go shopping. Do you use it on a daily
basis but go hiking or fishing on weekends, thus you need it to
travel dirt roads or do you need it for real off-road adventures.