2019-07-15 by True Price
Each month there’s a ding-dong battle between South Africa’s two favourite cars: the Volkswagen Polo Vivo and the Volkswagen Polo. For the full 2018 calendar year, the Polo ruled the roost, outselling the Polo Vivo by some 2 471 units. The tables turned last month, with the Polo being pipped to the post by the Polo Vivo (the former notched up 1 887 sales, the latter 2 571). But which vehicle has the better resale value?
The answer, according to Darryl Jacobson, managing director of True Price, is the Polo Vivo. “This may surprise some people. The Polo is, after all, a much better-looking vehicle. It is also a more refined package, offering Golf-like ride quality, a comfortable and surprisingl...
While the petrol price is set to drop by 95 cents a litre during July and diesel will drop by 75 cents, South Africans are still reeling from sky-high fuel prices. One way of dealing with this situation is by purchasing an economical car. But which vehicle is best?
True Price, the innovative start-up that is providing South African motorists with free vehicle evaluations, turns one this month (June 2019)!
Shopping for a used car in the R140 000 to R150 000 price range? Want something with relatively low mileage – say, 80 000 to 100 000 km? According to Darryl Jacobson, managing director of True Price, these are your eight best buys right now – because these vehicles have a relatively low resale value.
Korean cars are growing in terms of stature, quality and appeal. However South African motorists still prefer Japanese vehicles. This much has emerged after analysing the resale values of Korean versus Japanese cars. The data has been extrapolated from the vast records held by the innovative start-up, True Price. True Price has data pertaining to thousands of vehicles sold on bank repossession auctions on its system. This data is utilised to provide free vehicle evaluations to South African motorists.
The resale value of any vehicle – bakkies included – is significant when shopping for wheels. With bakkies, in fact, it is of massive importance – because companies often operate pick-up fleets. A bakkie buyer can literally lose tens of thousands of rands when the time comes to sell. Now, for the first time, it is possible to name the top 10 bakkies in the land – when it comes to resale values.
When shopping for any vehicle, it’s vital to consider resale value. This should be your single-most important buying criterion! The challenge, however, has always been to establish which vehicle fares best in this regard. Now, for the first time, the sports utility vehicles (SUVs) with the best resale value can be revealed!
Do you want to buy a car with an outstanding resale value? You will be very surprised to see which cars perform best in the resale stakes in South Africa … The best car in the country – in terms of resale value – is the Renault Kwid! This has been revealed by Darryl Jacobson, managing director of True Price, who adds that many of the cars with terrific resale values may well come as a surprise.
South Africans – contending with load shedding, rising fuel prices, higher inflation and a looming downgrade in the country's credit rating – are taking strain like never before. But Darryl Jacobson, managing director of True Price, says that there is a glimmer of hope on the horizon: it’s a buyer’s market for those South Africans who are shopping for cars and there are some superb deals up for grabs.
Vehicle resale is one of the most important aspects to consider when buying a car. But one question has never been answered before: which car holds its value better? Manual or automatic?
Load shedding is having a devastating effect on vehicle auctioneers. That's according to Darryl Jacobson, managing director of True Price. He says that attendance figures at vehicle auctions have tumbled while bidding is at an all-time low. "I have been in the vehicle auctioneering game for 30 years now. I've never seen anything like it. Vehicle auctioneers are reeling from the impact of load shedding, which has been quite devastating for the sector," he reveals.
True Price, the innovative start-up that offers free vehicle evaluations to South African motorists, has added another string to its bow of product offerings: tracking and vehicle recovery.
The first school term for 2019 is about to commence. And so too will vehicle shopping for some soccer moms. But which car on a soccer mom’s shopping list has the best resale value? True Price’s answer to this question will surprise most industry observers …
Follow these tips and keep the woe, woe out of your ho, ho when buying a car this festive season! The famous Mariah Carey song – “All I Want For Christmas Is You” – is hitting the airwaves, as it always does at this time of the year. But what if all you want for Christmas is a car? Here are the five most important things that you need to know when shopping for wheels over the festive season:
The Toyota Corolla, Volkswagen Golf and Ford Focus are perennial top sellers within the C-Segment hatch/sedan sector of the South African car market. But there is only one car that consistently boasts the best resale value – and it’s the Corolla.
The Kia Rio and Hyundai i20 are two of the most popular hatches in South Africa. They often give vehicles such as the Volkswagen Polo and Ford Fiesta a run for their money in the hotly-contested so-called B segment of the motor industry. Kia and Hyundai also have the same parent company. But, perhaps surprisingly, the Kia Rio has a better resale value in South Africa.
BREAKING NEWS: Financing is available for private purchases Motorists can also refinance their paid-up vehicles True Price, the innovative start-up that provides free vehicle evaluations, is branching into the field of vehicle finance! It has entered into a joint venture (JV) with Auction Finance, and will be offering a range of financing and refinancing options.
In South Africa, the Germans rule the luxury sedan car sector. The most popular models – by far – are the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, BMW 3 Series and Audi A4. Each car enjoys a loyal and somewhat passionate following. But which one has the best resale value?
Thousands of South African motorists are either over or under insured! This dire warning comes from Darryl Jacobson, managing director of True Price.
The Toyota Hilux and Ford Ranger – the two most popular vehicles in South Africa by far – have long had a ding-dong battle in the market share stakes. Some motorists swear that the Hilux is a better bakkie. Others are die-hard Ford fans. But now, for the first time ever, we can reveal which bakkie is the best ... in the resale stakes anyway.
One of the single-most important considerations when purchasing a car is resale value; this is massively significant when it comes to calculating the cost of ownership. Now, for the first time, True Price has revealed which entry-level cars hold their value. The statistics are based on actual prices achieved on auction.
True Price, the innovative startup that launched in South Africa earlier this year, has gathered some fascinating data pertaining to private motorists in South Africa, what they’re driving and when they’re selling their cars.
Massive Demand For True Price Sees Website Swamped With Enquiries! Darryl Jacobson, managing director of True Price, says he has been absolutely amazed at the reaction to the launch on June 1. “Honestly, we knew that True Price had an important role to play within the South African motor industry."
True Price, a world first, launches in South Africa on June 1. It offers motorists a precise and realistic evaluation of the value of their vehicle. The prices are based on data garnered at thousands of vehicle auctions. Significantly, these evaluations are available FREE OF CHARGE to motorists.
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For some reason, the Peugeot brand hasn't quite captured the imagination of the South African public. Whereas the old – very old – 404s and 504s had an unenviable reputation for Africa-beating reliability and go-anywhere ability, the re-emerged brand hasn't established itself in the psyche of the public quite so successfully
No, the headline is not a mistake. I know that this is a brave, bold statement (some would say it's daft). But I can assure you that I know which car will win the 2019 WesBank South African Car of the Year (COTY) competition: the new Volkswagen Polo.
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