2019 AA Kinsey Report: The Datsun GO is the most economical city car to service or repair

The Datsun GO has scooped yet another win, emerging as the most cost-effective vehicle to service or repair in the City Cars and Entry Level category of the 2019 AA Kinsey Report.

The GO has for the fourth consecutive year - and every year since its launch in South Africa – come out on top in this well-respected survey.

Datsun GO parts most affordable in class

At R63 310, the GO’s total parts basket price this year amounted to around R3 000 less than its closest competitor’s.

The Datsun GO proved the most affordable of all eight cars in its category in terms of both service parts and repair parts.

Its service parts basket price totaled R2 047 - 16% less than the vehicle ranked second-best in this regard – and its repair parts basket price was R8 846 - 21% less than the vehicle ranked second best in this regard.


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The GO was also mentioned as one of the best-priced in its class in terms of crash parts, with a basket price of R52 416.

Designed with cost-efficacy top of mind

Volatility in the South African economy in recent years has had a real and marked impact on South Africans across the board. As a result, A-segment category cars have increased in popularity, particularly with first-time new car buyers.

The GO was designed with cost-efficacy front of mind, as an offering to cater to this demand.

Datsun GO

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"The results of the 2019 AA Kinsey Report serve to further reinforce the Datsun GO’s position as a market leader in this segment as well as its reputation for providing the South African customer base with an offering that is not only affordable in terms of its selling price but also represents real value for money in the long-term," says Kabelo Rabotho, Marketing Director for Datsun South Africa.

The 2019 AA Kinsey Report

Released on June 26, and now in its 29th year, what was previously known as the Kinsey Report has been relabeled the AA Kinsey Report, to appear on the AASA’s official website.

2018 Datsun Go

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The report is compiled by veteran motoring journalist Malcolm Kinsey and compares popular vehicles in nine different categories, in terms of the price of their parts. This is further split according to the prices for parts needed during servicing, for repairs and as a result of crashes.

The 2019 AA Kinsey Report features all Auto Trader Car of the Year 2019 finalists.

A total of 72 different cars have been included. Twelve vehicles that were featured in the previous year’s report, have this year been omitted. However, an additional 19 have been added. Most prices in this year’s AA Kinsey Report were obtained from dealers in the Durban, Pinetown and Umhlanga areas.

To find out more about the Datsun GO, book a test drive at your nearest Datsun dealership or visit their Datsun page.

All new Datsun vehicles are now covered by a Datsun Warranty of six-years or 150 000 kilometres, doubling the amount of time the customer can enjoy care-free motoring. As part of this warranty, Datsun offers road-side assistance and customer contact centre that is available for customers to call toll-free every hour of the day, every day of the year. 

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