ARTICLES RELATING TO CAR BUYING

Mercedes is turning the concept of car dealerships on its head

2019-10-18 12:00

At the Best Customer Experience 4.0 held in The Hague, Mercedes-Benz said 25% of its cars will be bought online. We take a look at how the German luxury carmaker is adapting to a new type of car buyer.

WATCH: The do's and don'ts of buying a car online

2019-06-12 09:30

Buying a car online can be incredibly convenient but it's not without risks. Here are our dos and don'ts to buying a car online...

SEE: Need a quality bakkie? Here are top LCVs in SA - Ipsos Vehicle Quality Awards

2018-11-10 09:30

Need a new bakkie? Find out which brands came out tops in the latest Ipsos Vehicle Quality Awards.

Fuel, insurance, repairs... Do you know the true cost of owning your car?

2018-08-21 09:51

Do you know how much it costs to keep your car on the road every day?

Car financing: Here's everything you need to know

2018-06-17 10:00

Discover the differences between paying for your new car with a bank loan or through a car finance plan.

Used car dealer must pay back the money for dud car

2017-09-19 20:57

A Cape Town car dealership has been ordered to refund a consumer who bought a second-hand car, only to have it break down a few days later.

'Significant drop' in SA car price inflation - TransUnion

2017-07-20 11:20

TransUnion says its latest Vehicle Pricing Index 'should be music to the ears of consumers who’ve been itching to buy a new vehicle'.

How much can you afford to spend on a car?

2017-05-04 11:14

Out of necessity, South Africans are spending less on their cars. While this is financially wise, it also brings with it new factors to consider.

One car, two people - can it work?

2016-04-01 14:18

One car between two people may mean that one of you will need to embrace the bike, but this can be avoided.

First time car-buyer? Here's 10 things you need to know

2016-01-26 08:53

Owning a car is a major step towards independence but there are major financial implications you need to be aware of. Here are 10 things you should know when buying your first car.

 

'An illegal vehicle never becomes legal' - 6 top tips for buying a car in SA

2019-06-19 08:13

No matter how long you keep an illegal vehicle in your possession it never becomes legal, says the International Vehicle Identification Desk (IVID) Southern Africa.

WATCH: Need a new ride? Here are top tips to buy a new car

2019-05-28 05:30

Buying a car can be stressful at times - but there are some key points to follow in order to make it easier.

SEE: Vehicle quality in SA - Top car brands in the country revealed

2018-11-09 13:00

Looking for a quality car in South Africa? Find out which brands came out tops in the latest Ipsos Vehicle Quality Awards.

SEE: Should you buy a colourful car in SA?

2018-07-13 12:51

It’s so easy to get carried away with aesthetics when choosing a new car, but buying your next vehicle in your favourite colour could leave you with buyer’s remorse.

Drivers start considering their next company car almost as soon as they receive their current car - study

2018-01-22 10:04

Driver uncovered a four-stage process in company car selection, with drivers progressing from pre-consideration to active consideration, then action, before making their final choice.

Top quality vehicle brands in SA: Are you happy with your car?

2017-08-01 10:36

German brands top the latest SA vehicle quality survey by Ipsos. We take a look at the results to find out who's happiest with their cars and bakkies - men or women?

INFOGRAPHIC: The car buying divide

2017-06-21 10:36

Performance, price, design... men and women have vastly different car-buying behaviours. An infographic illustrates the gender car-buying divide. You agree?

Car-buying guide: 4 ways to survive SA's Junk Status downgrade

2017-04-26 08:19

'Rising fuel and car prices are just some of the costs that will start eating into the budgets of South Africans,' says Wesbank as it looks at ways motorists can survive SA's Junk Status downgrade.

A few common misconceptions when buying a car

2016-03-29 12:56

Car sales people are clever; before they offer you a deal on a car, they first have to understand a few things about you. Dean Gerber explains how this impacts the sale.

How to get the most out of your car this December

2015-11-11 15:20

Here are 10 ways to hold onto your car for longer this holiday.

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